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The Weekly News Round Up for August 24

Some news for you on a hot summer day!

Greetings and welcome Nacho Readers to the end of another summer week and a round up of news floating around the net! It is getting later in the summer now and hopefully cooling down where you live. Classes are starting up again soon to good luck to those going back to the books for another school year! It may not be the easiest ride, but it can be really worth it for the rest of your life. Go you!

 

‘The Big Bang Theory’ will end with Season 12 in May 2019: ‘A true labor of love’

CLOSE Even huge TV hits come to an end. “The Big Bang Theory,” a long-running top-rated comedy, will end its run in May 2019 at the conclusion of the upcoming season, its twelfth. The critically acclaimed CBS comedy, which focuses on a group of scientists and their friends, will finish with 279 episodes.

USA Today has the announcement that geeky superhit The Big Bang Theory will air its finale in May of 2019. It’s a good show, and even if I wasn’t marathoning the episodes, it did all right. It also earns brownie points for having a lot of jokes I get the punchline too while family members feel the breeze of a lot of the subjects flying right over their heads. Good show gang!

 

Mom reveals her secret spy life to kids

Before I left for work that balmy spring morning in McLean, Virginia, I placed my casually worded note on the kitchen counter where my kids couldn’t miss it.

CNN has one that I’m not entirely sure can be called a news story. It’s an excerpt from the book “The Widow Spy” by Martha Peterson. It hypes up their “Declassified” show coming out, but tell the story of a mother telling her kids she was actually working for the CIA the whole time. Holy Crap! There are family secrets but that is something to find out! It must have felt good to finally admit it, but doing that for so long good not have been good either.

 

LazyTown’s ‘Robbie Rotten’ actor dies

Icelandic actor Stefan Karl Stefansson, who played LazyTown villain Robbie Rotten, has died aged 43 from cancer. Stefansson was best known for his role on the children’s show, which was produced from 2004 to 2014. He was initially diagnosed with bile duct cancer in 2016, but said it had been removed with surgery.

The BBC reports on the passing of actor Stefan Karl Stefansson. his name may not ring a bell, but he played the villain Robbie Rotten in the worldwide megahit Lazytown in the early 2000s. The show was a little out of my age range, but I caught some of the episodes and it was alright. Later on, I read of the background of the show and the worldwide reach it had. I may not have grown up with it, but a lot did and remember the character he played. Farewell Sir. May your pain be over.

 

Eight people receive organs from Windham veteran who died after motorcycle crash in Va.

WINDHAM (NEWS CENTER Maine) – Eight people received organs from a U.S. Army veteran from Windham after he died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Virginia on Sunday. Prince William County Police in Woodbridge, Va. announced 25-year-old James Caputi was riding his motorcycle when he lost control, hit a curb, then a guardrail, and was thrown from the bike.

Local NBC Channel WCSH 6 reports of the death of Army vet Pfc. James Caputi who died after a motorcycle accident in Virginia. The Maine native was an organ donor and it looks like 8 different people will receive some of his organs in transplants and hopefully save their lives and give them more life to live. It is sad he is gone, but what a way to help those around you by having your organs donated to those who need it. A salute to you Pfc. Caputi for your service to your fellow man.

 

Snoop Dogg’s new cookbook includes Lobster Thermidor, gin and juice

Snoop Dogg loves to put his name on stuff he enjoys, which makes a fair amount of sense when he’s hosting a game show or selling a line of fancy bongs, and now he’s venturing into a new field of branding with his very first cookbook.

AVClub has a look at the newest offering from Snoop Dog. A Cookbook! Cooking is always good and these kinds of books are good for the munchies at least or a start of an idea if you are culinarily creative. I’m not much of a drinker so gin and Juice doesn’t do much for me, but I’ll bet there is more in there to get those hunger pains growing. Fo shizzle…or something like that. I’m not exactly in the rap market.

 

Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Says It Is Phasing Out Plastic Bags

One of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S. has announced it is phasing out single-use plastic bags in an effort to reduce plastic waste. The Kroger Co. says it plans to stop distributing single-use bags completely by 2025 across its chains.

NPR has a report on how the large grocery chain Kroger is announcing they are phasing out the use of the plastic bag in all its stores by 2025. Call me skeptical but I think this is more to get the name out than a serious plan to help the environment or anything along those lines. But still. It’s not quick but goods for them!

 

Tokyo restaurant that charges rude customers more sees dramatic increase in number of rude orders

Intended penalty for bad manners backfires, prompts pub to make drastic change to its beer pricing policy. Just one month ago, Tokyo pub Konro-ya had the Internet applauding its unorthodox beer pricing system. While customers with the good manners to use the phrase “Excuse me.

Soranews 24 has a good one as a bar serving up drinks in Tokyo started charging those who are rude MORE (sometimes twice as much) for being a jerk with their orders. Something like that wouldn’t normally go over well, but it seems to inspire the assholes that caused the problem in the first place! But even though the staff has to put up with these drunk jerks, it’s more money for them so, how much are the staff really losing here?

 

And that is a little bit of what’s going on in the world and being reported Online. no p[lastic bags used here folks. This article is plastic bag free. So enjoy your week and to all those going back to the school room. Cheers on you and work hard! And remember, in life to keep your eyes open and keep reading!

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