Good week/bad week
Good week for:
The waitstaff, with reports that the Boston Red Sox left a $195,000 tip at a Los Angeles nightclub after celebrating last month’s World Series victory. The team’s bill came to $300,000 for about 170 bottles of champagne, vodka, and assorted spirits.
Dropping all pretense, after Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro went onstage and delivered campaign speeches at a rally for President Trump and Republicans this week in Missouri. Hannity, who had denied reports he’d go on stage, pointed to the press section and said, “All those people are fake news.”
Party loyalty, after Nevada voters elected brothel owner Dennis Hof to a state assembly seat despite the fact that Hof is dead. Hof died last month after throwing himself a 72nd birthday party attended by porn star Ron Jeremy and former sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Bad week for:
Vegetarians, who report lower self-respect and derive less pleasure from life than omnivores, a new study found. The primary problem, said researcher Dr. John Nezlek, is that “vegetarians may be excluded from social events or made to feel odd or different.”
Esanbehanakitakojima, a tiny, uninhabited island off the coast of Japan, which seems to have disappeared. The island is a recognized landmark of Japan’s border with neighboring Russia, but may have been eroded by wind and weather and sunk beneath rising seas.
Taking your coffee black, after a new study found that people who shun milk and sugar in their java are more likely to be psychopaths. Researchers found a “robust relation between increased enjoyment of bitter foods and heightened sadistic proclivities.”