Columns

Five People That Had A Worse Weekend Than You: Jo-Bros, Bulls, and Balloons

The weather in MA was lovely this weekend: cool, no humidity – positively fall-like, which is my favorite. I took advantage by doing some yardwork, grabbing some brunch, and hitting up my favorite store (Homegoods, obviously.) Sweater weather is here, and I, for one, am here for it.  I’m sure that summer will make a re-emergence at some point, but I’m going to bask in the chill in the air for as long as possible. While I was enjoying the weather, some other people didn’t have it quite as nice.

Jonas Brothers Fans in Toronto

The Jo-Bros are reunited and on the road, visiting our neighbors to the north. But fans in Toronto weren’t too happy with how their show turned out.

On Friday night, the brothers were playing at Scotiabank Arena as part of their #HappinessBeginsTour when the concert was suddenly cut short, without any explanation from the stage. The band posted a message following the end of the show:

Lots of fans waited in the arena for the band to retake the stage, which never happened, and even sang “Burnin’ Up” themselves since the brothers didn’t.

Saturday’s show at the same arena went off within out a hitch so the “technical difficulty” must have been resolved. I’m wondering if it had to do with too-tight skinny pants? Just a theory [Via CNN]

Paco Urena

If you’re a bullfighter, you have to expect an injury or two, but probably not the one that Mr. Urena experienced at the Semana Grande Fair in Bilbao, Spain last week.

Urena was gored by a bull in the crotch at the Vista Alegre bullfighting arena during the fair. From the pictures on TMZ, it looks pretty painful, but Urena’s Twitter page makes no mention of it, only of his “victory” over the bull.

Somehow I think no one was a winner here. [Via TMZ]

William Riley

The great state of Florida tends to be classified as the state with the weirdest criminals, but my neighbor to the north, New Hampshire, has some strange criminals of its own.

On Thursday night, New Hampshire state police received a call around 3:30 a.m. regarding a dangerous driver in Nashua who was driving with no headlights. The black Audi A4 was spotted by troopers but when they attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped off.

Police chased the driver to a home in Bedford, N.H., where the driver apparently lived. He lost control and crashed into his garage as he pulled into his driveway, and tried to flee on foot. The police caught the driver, 20-year-old William Riley, who has been charged with reckless operation and disobeying an officer.

The one question I still have – why did he have so many balloons in his car?

[Via New York Daily News]

This Woman

One of the things I did the last time I was in Los Angeles was eat at SUR, of Vanderpump Rules fame.  I can’t really say that I’m a big fan of the show, but my mom is, so I decided to take (one exceedingly large bill for the team. But while my credit card felt the pain of a meal where you had to pay for bread (BREAD), at least I made out better than the woman who is currently suing the restaurant.

I don’t think I can explain the woman’s experience in August 2017 any better than the folks at Vice,so..

According to Yahoo! Entertainment, the unidentified customer has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant after allegedly getting such a bad case of foodborne illness that she spent three days in intensive care and two additional days at the hospital before she was allowed to make her return flight home. The lawsuit claims that the woman and her family visited SUR on August 19, 2017, and that she hadn’t eaten anything else before she ordered “white fish covered with an orange cream sauce” at the restaurant.

Within an hour of eating her entree—and while she and her family were still sitting at the table—she allegedly developed one seriously graphic case of food poisoning. “[Her] head suddenly whipped back, causing her body to move backwards as well, as she felt a hot sensation rise from her stomach, into her chest and then into her throat that she was unable to control,” the lawsuit states. “Her head came forward while vomit filled her mouth, and [she] began vomiting profusely.”

Then… things got worse. After falling to the floor, the lawsuit alleges, “[she] was unable to stop vomiting or defecating as she kneeled on the floor, causing [her] clothing to soil.” She claims that the SUR staff did not attempt to help her, but they did throw water on and around her as she lay on the floor. She was eventually loaded into an ambulance and transported to the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

No word on how much the woman is suing for, but it sounds like it couldn’t possibly be enough. [Via Vice]

Indianapolis Colts Fans

Although, honestly, it’s hard to feel bad for them after this.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: