Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Substitutions, after a customer at Britain’s upscale Hawksmoor Manchester restaurant ordered a bottle of fine French wine worth $333 and was instead served a $5,760 bottle of Chateau le Pin Pomerol by a rushed employee. There was no extra charge.
Literature, with the news that Donald Trump Jr. has signed a deal to write a book about his views on politics and his father. Trump Jr. is reportedly also mulling a run for mayor of New York City.
Roger Stone, still awaiting trial in the Russia probe, after a court granted him permission to judge the 2019 Exotic Dancer Invitationals at The Pony, a strip club in Memphis. The former Trump adviser, who has portrayed himself in the past as a libertine and swinger, needs to raise cash for his legal defense.
Bad week for:
Icons, with the death, at age 7, of Grumpy Cat, the internet superstar. Grumpy, who died of a urinary tract infection, was “a cherished member of the family,” said her owners, who can continue to cherish the estimated $100 million that Grumpy’s image has earned.
Wild and crazy guys, after former Saturday Night Live star Dan Aykroyd said he’s seen UFOs and is sure that aliens are visiting the planet. “The proof is going to start dribbling out,” said Aykroyd.
Even wilder and crazier guys, after police arrested more than 125 people when drunken anarchy broke out at the “Go Topless Galveston” Jeep 4 x 4 event in Texas. Police said there were car crashes, people being run over, and dozens of group brawls, and that it was lucky “no one died.” ■