I hope you all had a nice four-day weekend, particularly since I did not – I had to work on Friday. But honestly, it was such a throw-away work day that I was happy to get paid to sit in air-conditioning playing solitaire. But while I had a lovely regular two-day weekend, lots of other people did not have a great weekend, regardless of the number of days.
Taco Bell Lovers
So basically all of us. Because Taco Bell is RUNNING OUT OF TORTILLAS.
While restaurants in places such as the Tennessee Valley are running out of the most necessary ingredient of the Supreme Taco, we shouldn’t be worried, according to a company statement:
“While some Taco Bell restaurants are experiencing supplier shortages, we are working diligently to replenish the supply of our tortillas (used for products like quesadillas and burritos) in those restaurants and encourage fans to try any of our other delicious menu items like the Power Menu Bowl or Cheesy Gordita Crunch in the meantime. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and appreciate our customers’ patience.”
No offense, TB, but I don’t want a Power Menu Bowl or a Cheesy Gordita Crunch – it’s a soft Taco Supreme or GTFO. So let’s get it together, ok? [Via People]
I watch a LOT of trash TV, but MTV’s Floribama Shore is too much for even me. So I have no idea who Nilsa Prowant is, but she definitely had a bad weekend.
Ms. Prowant was arrested in St. Petersburg, FL, after what sounds like an interesting evening. She kicked it off by flashing her boobs while on a balcony to onlookers below. It’s unclear whether Prowant mistakenly thought she was in NOLA, but either way, Nilsa was told that she didn’t have to go home, but she couldn’t stay there. She got into a car to head out, but lost her shit and kicked out a car window, at which point the cops were pretty much over it, and arrested her for disorderly conduct and exposure of sexual organs.
According to TMZ, “officers note in their report that there was an indication she was under the influence.” You don’t say? [Via TMZ]
It’s one thing to lose your UFC, but it’s a whole other thing to lose by the fastest KO in UFC history.
Askren met Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 in Vegas on Saturday, but the match was over rather quickly when Masvidal landed “perfect flying knee” right at the bout’s start. He followed up with a few shots before the ref pulled him off and declared the fight over.
Also probably not having a great weekend? Duane Ludwig, whose long-standing six-second KO record was broken by Masvidal. But still, Askren probably is hurting a bit more. [Via Bleacher Report]
Beachgoers in Mississippi
I can’t say that Mississippi would be the first place I would choose to book a beach vacation, but for those that did, they are sort of screwed.
All 21 of the state’s beaches along the state’s Gulf Coast have been closed for swimming due to to something called a HAB, a blue-green harmful algal bloom that can cause rashes, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “HABs occur when colonies of algae — simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater — grow out of control and produce toxic or harmful effects on people or wildlife.” The Jackson Clarion Ledger reported that this particular bloom may have been caused by the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway in Louisiana, which has triggered “excessive” freshwater to the coastline.
Whatever the cause, there’s no end in site – Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) says that while people may go to the beaches and stay on the sand, they should avoid the water “until further notice.”
Because the beach without the water is super fun. [Via CNN]
The Boston Guy That Owns This Boat
At least he wasn’t ON the boat, right?