Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Full disclosure, after porn star Stormy Daniels sued President Trump to nullify a $130,000 “hush agreement” about their past sexual relationship, saying he failed to sign it. The suit makes ominous mention of “certain still images” Trump allegedly sent her.
Disconnecting, with the publication of a study that found that people who check their smartphones during meals are less happy than people who don’t. Phone checking, the researchers found, contributes to “greater boredom and worse overall mood.”
Inner fortitude, after British police dropped all charges against the epically constipated Lamarr Chambers, 24, and released him from jail to receive medical attention. Chambers, who allegedly swallowed packets of drugs upon his arrest, refused to have a bowel movement for 47 days, smashing the world record by two weeks.
Bad week for:
Grand Theft Oscar, after an ebullient Frances McDormand put down her Best Actress Oscar statue at an Academy Awards after-party and a man ran off with it. Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested after he cavorted with the Oscar on Facebook Live, boasting he’d won it.
Branding, after an Indiana company confirmed it was making replicas of the presidential seal to be used as tee markers at a Trump International golf course. Federal law says that use of the presidential seal for commercial purposes is a crime.
Speedy trials, after all trials were canceled in Forsyth County, N.C., when judges and lawyers showed up in court and found no jurors. The county had failed to mail 1,700 jury-duty notices, and sent deputies to a local mall in a failed attempt to find volunteers.