Sunday August 18, 2019

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Steak ‘n Shake CEO says this 1 change to chain’s signature milkshakes could save $1M a year

The iconic diner-like chain, which is primarily concentrated in the Midwest, reported a nearly $19 million operating loss in the first quarter of 2019. That’s in addition to the whopping $10.7 million sales loss it suffered in 2018 — its second-straight year in the red. To make a comeback, Steak n’ Shake chief executive Sardar Biglari apparently floated an unusual idea to save establishments some cash: eliminate cherries.  More…

North Carolina city files lawsuit against RV company for flying American flag out of city ordinance

“The property that’s there belong to us, we pay taxes and the size of the flag isn’t hurting anybody,” Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis told WJZY. The city of Statesville said they approved a permit for Camping World to fly a flag — just not as big as the one Camping World unfurled.  More…

New Jersey man who allegedly urinated on cancer victim’s memorial is fired by dad from family business

The New Jersey man allegedly seen in a viral video urinating on a memorial for a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer has been fired from his job in his family’s business. Bryan Bellace, 23, was arrested Sunday after a video circulating online seemingly showed him using the memorial at a playground in Mays Landing as a bathroom stall.  More…

New Hampshire cafeteria worker fired for providing student free meal declines job offer, back pay

The New Hampshire school cafeteria worker who was fired after providing a student with a free lunch has declined the food vendor’s offer to rehire her with back pay. Bonnie Kimball was fired last month by Fresh Picks Café, a division of Café Services, Inc. after she gave a student a free meal when she discovered that he had no money on his account to pay for it.  More…

Teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram poll

Police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself. The 16-year-old girl had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”, hours before jumping off the roof on Monday. The ‘D/L’ meant ‘Death/Life’, and the poll had showed 69% of the girl’s followers chose ‘D’, he said.  More…

Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

A man was booted off a Southwest Airlines plane in California — because he jokingly asked if the water being handed out on the delayed flight was vodka.  More…

Coca-Cola billionaire arrested after private jet search turns up $1.3M in cannabis

A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board.  More…

‘Game of Thrones’ fans unleash fury after ESPN anchor spoils episode

Not everyone learned the fate of several “Game of Thrones” characters in real time Sunday night. While recapping the night’s NBA action on “SportsCenter,” which included the Raptors’ Game 7 victory over the 76ers, ESPN’s Michael Eaves spilled a massive spoiler, revealing the death of a certain character, before the penultimate episode of the HBO fantasy series aired on the West Coast.  More…

Florida man jailed for ‘I eat a–‘ bumper sticker refuses to back down

The Florida man who gained instant internet fame for choosing jail instead of removing the “I eat a–” decal on his car said Wednesday that only “sour apples” don’t like his raunchy sticker — which he will continue to display with pride.  More…

Kentucky Derby gambler turns $8 into $78K with ‘miracle’ bet

The shocking disqualification in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby left one man $78,000 richer after a measly $8 bet – nothing short of “a miracle,” according to a Las Vegas sportsbook manager.  More…

Drugs, sex and death inside the infamous Chateau Marmont

Of all the jaw-dropping things — movie-star affairs, secret parties and tragedies of many stripes — that have happened at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood, the most notorious remains comedian John Belushi’s 1982 drug death. Lesser known, however, are the stories of celebrity copycats who seemingly wanted to follow in his footsteps.  More…

San Francisco residents use parking spots as makeshift offices

San Francisco real estate has gotten so expensive some people are now paying $2.25 an hour to occupy a parking spot in order to set up makeshift offices to work remotely.  More…

Patriotic patrol-car lettering sparks backlash in California city

A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. The Laguna Beach Police Department in Orange County recently added American-flag-style lettering for the word "police" on the sides of the vehicles.  More…

Florida man rich enough to buy private island busted for shoplifting

A wealthy Florida Keys man found the dough for an $8 million island off Key West –but was apparently too cheap to cough up the cash for household items he stole them from Kmart.  More…

Man fatally shot Waffle House customer who paid for others’ meals: cops

A big-hearted man was fatally shot in the head at a Florida Waffle House over the weekend after he picked up the tabs of other customers and handed out cash, police said.  More…