Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Basic decency, after an announcement by the Cleveland Indians that they will remove the grinning, bug-eyed caricature “Chief Wahoo” from team uniforms in 2019.
Women, after the word “mansplaining” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It describes the habit of some men to explain things “needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, especially to a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude.” Almost no men believe they do this.
Jury duty, after extradited drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán challenged a prosecution motion to keep jurors in his upcoming New York City trial anonymous, on the grounds that he had no plans to order any of them killed.
Bad week for:
Betting on yourself, after Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, had to resign when it was revealed she’d invested in tobacco and pharmaceutical company stock after taking the job in June. The CDC is supposed to discourage smoking and opioid abuse.
Blockages, after a flight from Oslo to Munich carrying 85 plumbers had to turn back because of a blocked toilet. The toilet repairs had to be done from the outside, one plumber said, and “we didn’t risk sending a plumber to work at 10,000 meters.”
Wedding crashers, after three Wisconsin men snuck into a wedding reception and began aggressively dancing with teenage girls. The incensed bride punched one of the crashers in the face, and he later told cops, “I probably deserved it.”