Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 5, 2016
October 5, 2016
Broadcast, cable and video news:
"Gilmore Girls" fans --this one's for you!
Today, to celebrate the 16th anniversary of the series premiere, more than 200 participating businesses across the US will transform themselves into Luke's Diners, beginning at 7 a.m. with free coffee being handed out until noon.
There'll also be official merchandise for sale, including t-shirts, branded aprons and more.
A list of participating locations can be found HERE. And let's not forget the revival of the popular series, called "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," will premiere on Netflix on Fri, Nov 25 at 12:01 am (Eastern), with four 90-minute episodes.
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
OK, so the PRINCE museum at Paisley Park is NOT opening tomorrow. The Chanhassen Villager newspaper says the City Council decided to table a zoning request. Folks in the small town outside Minneapolis are concerned about traffic headaches and pedestrian safety since as many as 600-thousand people are expected to visit Paisley Park in the first year the complex is open to the public. The City Council has until December 23rd to vote on the rezoning issue. (Marino)
Survivor: real life:
The Big Wheel, when you absolutely, positively have to get there, sometime, eventually.
Cops in Philadelphia say a man decided that he would beat the traffic on Interstate 76 and rode a giant Big Wheel tricycle down the middle of Roosevelt Boulevard Sunday. Thankfully, everyone around him remained calm and he wasn't hurt, but witnesses say the guy caused traffic delays and drivers were seen honking and attempting to swerve around him. No word on if he was arrested or not for operating a non-street legal vehicle. Online video shows the man appearing to smile at the camera during the chaos. Police are analyzing the video to try and determine his identity. (Myers /Still)
Another curse to deal with for the Chicago Cubs? It has been 108-years since the Cubs won a World Series... and some in the Windy City blame the drought on what is called the Curse of the Billy Goat. The story goes that in 1945 Billy Goat Tavern owner BILLY SIANIS was asked to leave the fourth game of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers at the fabled Wrigley Field... the Cubs' home ballpark. Neighboring fans were complaining about the odor of Sianis' pet goat, Murphy. Outraged over the ejection, the tavern-owner declared "Them Cubs, they ain't gonna win no more." The Cubs have not played in a World Series since.
Now, many pundits consider the Cubbies the favorite to win it all this year. They've won 103 games (most of any team this season), and continue to play better ball than anybody else. That's why Sports Illustratedfeatured them on their Major League Baseball Playoff Preview cover, yesterday. Which brings us to the other curse: the Sports Illustratedcover jinx is an affliction where many individuals or teams who appear on the cover of the magazine subsequently experience some type of bad luck or tragic loss. It's going to be an interesting October for baseball. (Lane)
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