Bits and Pieces - October 23, 2014
October 23, 2014
Barbara Walters has un-retired and will do another one of her 10 Most Fascinating People specials. You can tell Barbara is getting older because this year's most fascinating person will be the inventor of The Clapper.
Comedian HANNIBAL BURESS did a stand-up routine in Philadelphia last week that's just now making the rounds because he referred to BILL COSBY as a rapist. Buress said Cosby was a hypocrite for handing out family-oriented advice when numerous allegations of rape have been made against him dating back to the 70s. Buress said "It's even worse because Bill Cosby has the f---ing smuggest old black man public persona that I hate. Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the '80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom." It could be that Buress is just gunning for his 15 minutes as he praised Cosby last year in GQ magazine, saying of his comedy: "It's stuff that holds up. All of it is evergreen."
- If you like to plan ahead, THE FOO FIGHTERS are set to play Wrigley Field on August 29th, 2015. Tickets will go on sale Monday at www.Cubs.com/foo or by phone at 800-The-Cubs.
Today's credit card data breach is brought to you by office supply chain Staples. The company says that they're in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and have contacted law enforcement. Investigators believe Staples locations in Pennsylvania, New York City and New Jersey were compromised and security experts say there are more such breaches to come.
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith's nine-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct and substance abuse policies could be reduced for good behavior. Smith's ban is set to end November 10th after San Francisco plays the New Orleans Saints, but he may play in Week 9 against the St. Louis Rams.
Christchurch, New Zealand police posted a mug shot of Sam Lake to their Facebook page and asked for the public's help in tracking him down after he violated his home detention. Among the comments on the page was from Sam, himself, who wrote: "I need to get a new mug shot." Police responded, "Come see us and will arrange at no cost." However, Sam retorted: "If only they were as good at finding me as they were with comebacks." To Sam's chagrin, they were as good at finding him and he's now spending the next six months in prison.
1707: The British Parliament met for the first time.
actor Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future, Eight Men Out) 76