Man Flies Across Country To Attend Stranger’s Bachelor Party

A man from Seattle who was accidentally invited to a bachelor party in Philadelphia is actually going to attend and has already made his way to the East Coast for the first time in his life stated Jason Halpern. The Real Deal said  Joey DiJulio had gotten the email invite by mistake when Jeff Minetti spelled his name wrong on the email, intending to send it to Joey DiGulio. It is interesting that this happened, because normally when emails are misspelled it is likely to reject and send a notification that the email account doesn’t exist. But this time, it didn’t do that.

According to an article found on reddit and written by MyFoxChicago.com, DiJulio had a GoFundMe account to raise the cash to get to Jeff’s bachelor party, where the two guys met for the first time at the airport. It is a unlikely way to start a friendship for sure, but nonetheless it is amusing that it could all work out this way in the end. The actually wedding for Jeff and his wife to be will be in May and Joey is hoping to go back to attend. As for all that money that was risen, Joey only used what he needed to get to Philadelphia and gave the rest to his new friends for their European honeymoon in Italy. It is a funny story for sure, but that is why people have been following it and it does make for some entertainment and their 15 minutes of fame.

Patton Oswalt Dreams Up an Unbreakable Sequel

Superhero movies are all the rage now, but in 2000 they were virtually unheard of. Aside from the Batman franchise from the 1980s and 90s and the Superman movies from the 70’s and 80s, what few there were always came out as a stand alone movie. This trend included M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, a fan favorite of the people over at Amen Clinics.

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt thinks that is a shame. In a story reported here he has laid out what he thinks is the perfect story lines to turn the film into a trilogy. He says that it is not too late to turn this into a franchise to rival any of the big superhero releases out there. He might not be wrong.

If they were to do something of this sort it would not be hard to believably reunite the cast. Bruce Willis, who starred as the hero that discovers that he is almost invulnerable, looks almost the same now as he did in 2000. Samuel L. Jackson has proved that he has no problem doing superhero and sci-fi films. Putting him back into the role of the extremely brittle boned mentor and arch enemy would only make sense. Unfortunately for the rest of us, right now it all only exists in Patton’s mind.

Jon Stewart Leaves The Daily Show

 

The Daily Show on Comedy Central has been a staple for the better part of the last two decades. The show has been in existence for some time now, but Jon Stewart has sat at the helm of the show for the last 16 years. This truly marks a remarkable run for any individual to remain at this position for such an extended period of time. In a recent live broadcast, Stewart announced he would step down from the position later on in 2015.

While John Stewart and The Daily Show remains to be a comedy show, it also pushed the very limits of news coverage, by giving it a voice of both humor and seriousness. It became a mainstream method of pointing out some of the major flaws in issues throughout the world, and while the program would pick fun on certain individuals or ideologies, the main premise of the show remained to cover the news in a humorous way. It got to the point where a younger generation was turning to Jon Stewart for their own nightly news coverage.

Jon was not afraid of bringing on politicians and grilling them to no end. He didn’t do it based on their political background but he simply wanted to reach the bottom of an important topic, and so his departure is not only going to affect the Daily Show but also overall news coverage in general and will be missed by many including Paul Mathieson.

Stupidity Virus Discovered in US

A virus causing stupidity-like symptoms has been discovered accidentally during an unrelated study. Scientists studying microbes in the human throat found the chlorovirus ATCV-1 in 44 of the 92 Americans tested. The virus, previously believed to only attack green algae in lakes and rivers, has now been determined capable of infecting humans. It is unclear at this time how the virus has come to attack humans, but seems to infect more than just swimmers- ruling out a direct link to the algae. It is theorized that humans could possibly have long-carried the virus, but it’s a slow venture as it travels throughout the body and begins affecting people adversely.

Once through, the virus alters the genes in the brain of the hosts including the area that produces dopamine- the hormone related to memory, spatial awareness, emotion, and pleasure. When tested, those compromised by the virus performed 10% worse on cognitive exams and had a lower attention span. They showed a “statistically significant decrease in visual processing and visual motor speed.”

According to Newsweek, the researchers injected a series of mice with infected and uninfected algae. Professor James L. Van Etten has stated that the research team believes that the virus affects other microorganisms as well, and that these unidentified microorganisms are how the virus is infecting humans.

Virus Found-Maybe You Can Fix Stupid

Science has discovered that millions of us could be carrying a virus that makes us stupid. This long-lasting infection found in the throats of 44 percent of U.S. patients is said to dull the brain. It’s known as chlorovirus ATCV-1, is found in green algae and freshwater lakes, and seems to affect water sports enthusiasts.
Although the virus has existed in patients for a long time, doctors have overlooked it. Professor Robert Yolken, of Johns Hopkins medical school says that the human body hold millions of viruses that are only now being examined. “We’re really just starting to find out what some of these agents that we’re carrying around might actually do,” he stated. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the virus in 40 out of 92 throat swabs. The virus alters genes in the brain affecting vital dopamine production. This in turn influences cognitive functions such as emoting, pleasure, memory, visual processing and spatial awareness.
Microorganisms in our bodies interacting with our genes is affecting behavior and cognition, making us less intelligent. Professor Yolken believes this find gives new direction into trying to improve behavior and cognition in people by changing the body’s virus and bacterial balance.

Man, I’m gonna have to get on Twitter and hit up my boy Christian Broda. It looks like maybe you can fix stupid! :)

Starbucks Bans Engagement Rings

In reporting on Starbucks’ recently updated dress code policy, Rachel Zarrell notes that the company has banned both engagement rings and jewelry with stones. As a result, the company has caused a social media stir led by numerous employees.

In explaining its new policy, the Starbucks dress code notes that “There are food safety rules we have to live by.” In addition to not being permitted to wear the engagement rings, baristas are not allowed to have tattoos on the face or neck. Painted fingernails and brightly colored hair are also excluded. In a statement released to KOMO-TV, the company stated that the new guidelines are designed to ensure that the company is in compliance with the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code. This sounds like some kind of Tom Rothman produced spin on 1984 to me.

Some Starbucks employees who find the policy unacceptable have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations. Specifically, several employees and their partners have created a #BoycottStarbucks hashtag in order to express their discontent.

In commenting on the engagement ring ban to KOMO, one anonymous employee stated “I’m not stirring someone’s drink with my ring.” They went on to note that “It’s awesome they now allow you to wear tattoos, but it seems weird to not allow anyone to wear a wedding ring. A lot of people are upset.”

What Movie Drug Dealers Get Right and Wrong About the Drug Industry

Having finally just finished Breaking Bad on Netflix…had to resort to using my FreedomPop LTE on the train to get through episodes, after being swamped at work…I was kind of interested to know how accurate this depiction of the drugs industry actually was.

Is it this organized, are there massive labs where meth is produced? That led me to this article.

An interesting read, and some of these I figured would be the case. But still, you might find some surprises, so it’s worth the click if you’re interested.