Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jul 27, 2016
July 27, 2016
Today's Pokémon Go stories: For those people who are too busy working to devote all their time and energy to playing Pokémon Go, the Hollywood Reportersays you can now hire somebody to raise your scores.
There are ads on Craiglist from "Pokémon trainers" who will help you level up your score --provided you're willing to pay around $20 per hour, that is. One London-based trainer says he can bump you up to Level 20 for $185.
Other "trainers" offer to drive you to some of the hottest Pokémon hunting grounds around your city so you don't have to spend all your time walking.
Meanwhile, police outside Albany, New York, say a 62-year-old man got stuck in waist-high mud while playing the popular smartphone game late at night. It happened when he wandered into a dense wooded area behind his home in search of virtual Pokémon characters. He dialed 9-1-1 for help at about two in-the-morning after trying in vain to free himself. Cops were able to track his location through the same cell phone he was using to play the game. Luckily he wasn't injured. (Still)
Looking for love in all the wrong places:
Always a good idea to plan for the divorce before you've even gotten married.
Called Prenuptual Housing, a design firm called Studio OBA has developed a floating home that actually splits in two when you're done with your significant other. The home is made of two separate structures that float apart when they are unlocked. The design is still being developed but the company is expected to start taking orders in 2017. See a video of the home HERE. (Myers)
MTV Video Music Award nominations:
BEYONCE is up for 11 MTV Video Music Awards. The nominations for 2016 were announced yesterday with Bey's "Lemonade" holding court over ADELE who has eight nods; ARIANA GRANDE with five and DRAKE with four. KANYE WEST scored a Video of the Year nomination for his controversial "Famous" clip. He's also up for Best Male Vocal. The Moonmen will be handed out August 28th at New York's Madison Square Garden. Of course, MTV airs the big event, live.
Stupid people, stupid places:
TAYLOR SWIFT's "Shake It Off" video has been redone... by the residents of a retirement home. The 50 residents from a New Zealand retirement home spent a week learning the words and moves and have done an (almost) shot for shot remake of Taylor's video.
By the way --the BBC reports the average age of the dancers is 82, with a combined age of 4,000. See their version HERE ...and then compare it to Taylor's HERE.
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