Honestly, I had a fantastic weekend: I spent Saturday at the New Hampshire Democratic Convention (more on that later) followed by a Sunday spent sitting on my butt, eating nachos and watching football. What more could a girl want? Not much, I must say. So let’s get to some of those that weren’t as lucky, shall we?
Kansas City Fans
Now, you could also say that the Chiefs’ opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a bad weekend since their new quarterback, Nick Foles, went out broke his left collar bone in the loss to Kansas City, but honestly, given that literally no one expects the Jaguars to win anyway, we’ll stick with the Kansas City fans here, since they missed the end of the game.
Randomly in the 4th quarter with the score 40-26 and Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes pulled from the game, CBS affiliates switched over to the Browns/Titans games, which was fine in like 99% of markets – except that they even did so in Kansas City, causing fans to miss the last 7 minutes of the game.
CBS Sports’ James Brown originally said the network was taking viewers in Kansas City to a more competitive game, but later apologized, saying that a production truck onsite in Jacksonville lost power. Chiefs’ fans were not having it:
If your football team wins but you weren’t there to see it, does it still count as a win? [Via KansasCity.com]
Ok so originally, Maureen was going to be on list because she got schooled by a blimp:
But then as I opened the tweet to put it in the column, I saw that after the Goodyear Blimp made a joke at Maureen’s behalf, they then did something pretty awesome:
So now I feel like it’s me that had a bad weekend because no one I tweet takes me on a blimp ride?
Australian journalist Lalor probably expected the beer he got in Manchester, England to be a little bit more expensive, given all of the monetary fluctuations with this whole Brexit thing. But he spent more than he bargained for when he looked at his receipt.
A waitress at the Malmaison Hotel accidentally charged Lalor $67,689 instead of $6.76; the charge was actually put through because Lalor, like a lot of us, handed over his credit card without actually looking at the total and didn’t notice it until he got up to leave. You’d think the bank would have questioned the charge, but nope – his wife confirmed that the $67k plus was indeed taken from their bank account.
Obviously, the Malmaison has issued a refund, and the bank says Lalor should get it in about 10 days. For their part, the hotel said in a statement, “We always benchmark our bar prices and acknowledge this was a tad on the steep side. We hope we can invite Peter back for another drink soon. The next one is definitely on the house!”
Lesson learned – always look at the total, dumbasses. [Via CNN]
All of Us.
Ok guys, I hate to be the one to have to share this with you, but we are running out of White Claw. Like, as a country.
White Claw’s senior vice president Sanjiv Gajiwala confirmed the shortage last week, saying “We are working around the clock to increase supply given the rapid growth in consumer demand. White Claw has accelerated faster than anyone could have predicted.”
The good news is that we are moving out of spiked seltzer season and into pumpkin spice-everything season. Otherwise, what were we going to do – start drinking Truly?! [Via Mashable]
All Of Us – Again.
Because apparently park benches aren’t even free anymore?