Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 8, 2016
August 8, 2016
Bid'ness is Bid'ness:
How'd you like a hand-rolled joint that contains as much as four-pounds of weed?
There's a guy in Portland, OR, that will do it for you.
Of course, marijuana is legal in Oregon, and TONY GREENHAND is a professional joint roller from Albany who specializes in unusual joints. On his Reddit page, he's shown off a pikachu joint made using Bambu rolling papers, juicy jay watermelon papers, and white cat black cigar papers. There's also a one-pound Space Needle joint he created for Seattle's Hempfest and a six-ounce joint shaped like an AR-15 automatic rifle --or as he calls it, a "natural leaf blunt gun." And that's just the start.
Tony tells the Portland Oregonian"I basically jump out of bed and start rolling joints... I normally work every day. I don't really take days off."
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
Hardest class to get into at Georgetown University next semester? The one taught by ANGELINA JOLIE.
That's because Angie is *not* going to be teaching there, despite a story to that effect by US Weekly.
What she *will* be doing is becoming a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, which was the announcement that began immediate rumors that she'll also be teaching at its sister school, Georgetown.
Both the Washington Post and People magazine report there are no plans for Angelina to teach at Georgetown, although RACHEL PUGH, a representative for the university, told People, "Angelina ...has an open invitation to share her experiences and perspectives at Georgetown anytime."
Fashion Emergency: Olympic Level Style
Does the American gymnastics team look for flashier than usual this year? Your eyes aren't deceiving you --the NY Times reports the ladies are more bedazzled than ever! Apparently the competition leotards boast a whopping five-thousand Swarovski crystals and are made by an outfitter called GK Elite. Company vice president KELLY McKEOWN says it's "difficult for me to imagine" how they could possibly get more crystals on the tight competition wear and they may have hit "peak crystal."
The ladies rock matching gear for team competitions, but get to show their own style during the individual rounds --with an American flag on the sleeve. (Lee)
Good timing award:
A deceased New Jersey man had two different obituaries posted in his honor.
Both obituaries for LEROY BILL BLACK appeared near each other in the Press of Atlantic City last week. One said Black --who died of lung cancer-- was survived by his "loving wife." The second obituary said Black was survived, not by a wife, but by his "long time girlfriend" --presumably a different woman. Greenidge Funeral Home, the company handling arrangements, would not comment on the situation. (Still)
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