Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 19, 2013
September 19, 2013
Talk Like A Pirate Day:
As regular readers know, we've been plugging "Talk Like A Pirate Day" like it were goin' out of style. Arrr! That's because, unlike other days, this one is particularly an AUDIO type of holiday, where one of your crew of bandicoots and neer-do-wells can be a pirate all morning long and annoy people. 'Nuff said, ya lubber!
Free donut offer:
Meanwhile, you can get free Krisphy Kreme donuts today if you talk --or dress up-- like a pirate!
Krispy Kreme says if you just talk like a Pirate when you come in and order, they'll give you a free donut. And if you dress up like a pirate by wearing three of the following items, they'll give you a dozen!
Here's what you'll need: An eye patch, peg-leg, parrot, bandanna, hook, pirate shirt, hat or knickers. Choose three and leave your weapons aboard your ship, matey!
Editor's note: At participating US and Canadian locations (excludes Puerto Rico and CT).
There was one winning ticket for Wednesday night's $400 million Powerball Lottery drawing, sold in South Carolina. Winning numbers: 7, 10, 22, 32, 35; powerball: 19. There were also match-5 winners for $2 million in Florida and Pennsylvania, and $1 million match-five winners in CA, GA, NJ, NY, PA and SC. Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 175.2 million.
People that receive food stamps get a bad rap, but the CEO of Panera Bread is discovering it ain't all that easy to survive on government assistance. RON SHAICH is taking part in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Challenge --a one-week endeavor to subside on $4.50 per-day for groceries and found he's had to give up lots of goodies like coffee, pistachios, yogurt and even milk! The big wig chose to spend his 31-bucks on dry cereal for breakfast, lentils and chickpeas for lunch and pasta for dinner. Although he's also grubbing on carrots for snacks, the diet is certainly an eye-opener. Ron blogs on LinkedIn that he's been feeling "bloated and weak," his thoughts have been "consumed by food" and is wondering what he'll eat if there's no budget left at all.
The mogul is going without to raise awareness for hunger, which isn't an isolated problem --49-million Americans suffer from food insecurity and one in six aren't getting enough to eat. Find out more at HungerActionMonth.org. (Lee)
The mullet is back in fashion. We're so, so sorry.
Fashionista.com says the hairstyle that defined baaaaaaaad '80s hair is showing up all over the runways. Model EDIE CAMPBELL mulleted her stuff in the MARC JACOBS show, RIHANNA has been wearing an extreme mullet for the last week or so. And SANDRA BULLOCK is wearing a mullet-like hairstyle on the newest cover of Vogue.(Bartha)
Taking everything much too seriously:
The owner of the world's largest sneaker collection is selling them all on eBay.
36-year-old JORDY GELLER of Los Angeles is listed in the Guinness Book after spending the past 14-years amassing over 25-hundred Nike shoes. Now, he hopes to raise 1-million bucks by offering them to the highest bidder. Geller says, "My love of sneakers comes from my dad. He used to run marathons when I was younger and would take me to sneaker shops and teach me all about the Nikes." Geller even has his own online shoe museum, which he calls a "shoezeum". (Still)
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