Hope you had a happy Labor Day, or just a good weekend in general. Now that we have reached the pre-holiday season it’s time to start thinking about holiday decorations, starting with Halloween. Somehow my wife managed to sneak her way into buying a bunch of new spooky things to decorate our house. The news brings a special screening of “IT” stupid eclipse news, and the worst PR response ever. Plus I get peer pressured into this week’s featured podcast, “Gareth’s Random Ramblings.”
The Austin, Texas Alamo Draft House Theater is know for having themed screenings of films, including the women only showings of Wonder Woman. Now they are holding a clowns only showing of the upcoming horror remake of IT, including face painting and photo booths.
An Essex family managed to knock over and break an 800 year-old sandstone coffin in a museum, by trying to place their child in it for a photo. They left the scene of the incident but were identified and caught by the security cameras. The curator of the exhibit says the repairs will be minor.
TV Minister Joel Osteen said in interviews recently that he did not open up his Houston- area megachurch as a relief shelter because the city never asked him to.
Gareth’s Random Ramblings
“Gareth and Bex talk about what has happened in the last week, from big news stories, to the latest movies and everything in between. Honest. One episode they talked about how to stay hydrated in a desert, then went straight into how to have a baby… Yep.”
This week I got both a good laugh and a painful lesson from listening to She Podcasts. Warning, don’t teach your Mexican co-worker what “See You Next Tuesday” means. Spoilers: it doesn’t end well. I’ve also got eclipse news, dead bodies in strange places, a workplace affair gone horribly wrong, and by far the worst way to find out your spouse is cheating. All that, and I revisit a previous feature for it’s spinoff podcast, Movie Maintenance Presents.
Artist Stephanie Rose has decided to oppose selfie culture in a “special” way. She takes what she’s dubbed “StefDies.” She drops, face down, dead in random locations, some major tourist spots, and has a picture taken. She says that people need to stop being part of the camera and be start being part of the picture.
If somebody dies in a NYC subway, the policy is to get the body removed quickly and get business back up and running ASAP. Apparently this also means that when they bag and tag a body, they dump it in the nearest, out of public view, area around. This often ends up being the subway workers’ break rooms or random storage closets.
Officer Fired And Arrested After Getting Pregnant From Inmate
A former corrections officer is 6 months pregnant and facing 10 years in prison on rape and corruption charges after having an affair with an inmate for over a year.
-JACKASS OF THE WEEK-
Illinois Man Books Prostitute, Too Bad It Was His Wife
An Illinois man was left in shock when the prostitute he booked through his favorite web service turned out to be his wife. She was equally shocked to find out of his habit of hiring prostitutes.
“From thrillers to comedies to biopics, the Movie Maintenance crew from Sanspants Radio, working with Bitten By Productions, bring you a series of original radio plays, written by some of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming writers – or, y’know, those guys you occasionally listen to on that podcast. Some of these stories you’ll recognize from pitches on Movie Maintenance, others are total originals, all of them are probably worth your time. Featuring professional actors and immersive sound effects, Movie Maintenance Presents is guaranteed to offer you at least a middling good time once a month.”