Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 22, 2014
October 22, 2014
Looking for a unique Halloween costume?
One costume you probably don't want to try on for size: dressing up as Baltimore Ravens running back RAY RICE.
There's already a description of the homemade "costume" on Reddit --a Baltimore Ravens jersey over shoulder pads and a blow-up doll you can drag along the floor.
Reviews --none of them kind-- followed, saying
--""For the love of God, people, do not dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween." (The Huffington Post).
--"This is probably the worst thing you can dress as for Halloween this year." (BuzzFeed).
--"There are many hilarious, inoffensive costumes to wear for Halloween parties this month --and Ray Rice is not one of them." (NY Daily News).
Philadelphia's PYT Restaurant, notable for the 20-cent tip left by Eagles running back LeSEAN McCOY, is now once again famous for a new creation --what appears to be a jelly donut, except that instead of jelly, it's filled with cheeseburger filling and topped off with chocolate-covered bacon bits.
Called the The Doh! Nut in an obvious tribute to Homer Simpson, it's already on their permanent menu along with another Buffalo Chicken Donut. As you might guess, that one is another donut filled with buffalo chicken, and topped with blue cheese crumbles.
You can see pictures on the restaurant's Facebook page, of course.
The company that makes plush toy microbes is out of stock on its adorable Ebola toys. Giantmicrobes has sold out of all three of its Ebola offerings, including the original plush toy ($10) as well as the gigantic Ebola Virus ($30) and the Ebola Petri Dish ($15). The company promotes the toys as "uniquely contagious." Consumerist reports other engagingly icky offerings --including cute Black Death and Listeria plushies-- are still available for cuddling. (Kaye)
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
RENEE ZELLWEGER seems to be spending way too much time at the plastic surgeon's office. The "Jerry Maguire" star raised eyebrows at the 21st Annual Women in Hollywood celebration last Monday night with a facethat looks nothing like her normal, cute mug. Fans don't seem impressed with Bridget Jones's upgraded look and blew up the Twittersphere with remarks like: "it's freaking me out," "is this Voodoo?" and "I'm a Renee Zellweger new face truther."
Cops & robbers:
A convenience store clerk in Pennsylvania foiled a robbery using insecticide.
ANNABELLE MILLER works at the CSI Coalfield Mini Market in the town of Berlin. Miller was on duty Sunday night when a masked woman came in, handed her an empty bag, and demanded she fill it with money. Instead, Miller grabbed a can of Raid bug spray and let it loose in the woman's face. Miller says the bandit turned and left and she "kept spraying her as she was walking." No arrests have been made. (Still)
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