Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Nov 14, 2011
November 14, 2011
Cell phone update:
Going overseas and need an unlocked cell-phone but can't bear to part with your iPhone?
Apple began selling an unlocked version of it's iPhone 4s this past Friday. But it should be noted that the new phones cost a lot more. A 16GB iPhone would normally run you around $199 at the Apple online stores, but the unlocked version is $649, and works only on AT&T and T-Mobile's GSM networks, and not on Verizon and Sprint's networks.
Who spent the weekend playing the new edition of "Call of Duty"?
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" set a first-day sales record for video games this past week, when it pulled in $400 million in sales in its first 24 hours after the release in stores at midnight, Tuesday. That figures out to 6.4 million games in 24 hours, according to the maker, Activision.
Filling a need:
Ever been stuck in traffic and really needed to use the bathroom? A company in Japan has come up with a solution.
According to the NY Post, a Japanese toilet maker has designed a motorcycle with a built-in toilet for emergency runs on the run. Not only is it convenient, but you won't have to pull over for gas anymore --the bike itself runs on sewage. And in case you're worried about clean up, the makers have even installed a giant roll of toilet paper on the back. No word on what the cost of the toilet-cycle is --in money or dignity. (Still)
Bid'ness is Bid'ness:
Looking to make a fortune in overseas investments? Why not try beer?
According to Weird Asia News, the makers of America's budget beer Pabst Blue Ribbon are offering up a fancier version in China called "Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844."
1844 is said to be crafted with German caramel malts, aged in oak barrels, and has an overall "hoppier" flavor than it's American counterpart.
But, unlike the original --which goes for around six-bucks per six-pack --PBR 1844 will set you back over 40-bucks a bottle. (Still)
BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE are ok with their house being complete chaos. According to Star magazine, the kids regularly eat pastry and cupcakes for breakfast, tackle each other, yell and scream at their nannies and even draw on the walls! And mom and dad call it all "expression."
Celebrities who are ordained ministers from Star magazine:
--and, oh, wait: ROSS BRITTAIN. (Myers)
Some celebrities want you to support the “Occupy Wall Street” movement. And then there’s JAY-Z, who wants the “Occupy” movement to support... him. Jay-Z’s designer label, Rocawear, pulled a t-shirt from its website over the weekend that proclaimed “Occupy All Streets.” Gawker.com says the $22 dollar shirt disappeared after reports that not a single dime from sales of the shirt were benefitting the “Occupy” movement. (Bartha)
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