The Weekly News Round Up

The weekly dose of news bites from around the Internet!

Hello, again readers and hope you are having a good Friday (or whatever day for you if reading this a little late). July is still bringing the heat, but it’s Friday so I am bringing you the news Round up of stories found around the internet.

Adrian Cronauer, DJ played by Robin Williams in “Good Morning Vietnam,” dies

Adrian Joseph Cronauer, the U.S. war veteran portrayed by Robin Williams in the 1987 hit movie Good Morning, Vietnam, died on Wednesday aged 79, an obituary has confirmed. Cronauer, a former U.S. Air Force sergeant, co-authored the original story for the well-regarded comedy-drama, which was set in 1965 Saigon.

In a story that harkens back at least a generation ago and a movie that was EVERYwhere at the time, Newsweek had the story on the death of Adrian Cronauer. The name might not be familiar, but he was best known when the great Robin Williams portrayed him in “Good Morning Vietnam!” in 1987. Beyond that, he served from the U.S and was radio DJ during the Vietnam war. So for that, I salute you, Sir.


IHOP president says it is still all about pancakes

A splashy social media campaign deployed last month to promote its new line of burgers only made it look like IHOb was the company’s new moniker. But Darren Rebelez, president of IHOP, wants its customers to know that it is just as committed as ever to serving up pancakes, waffles and other breakfast foods.

CNN has a weird story about the International House of Pancakes. IHOP president Darren Rebelez admits the whole IHOB deal where the restaurant was pushing its burgers was for the advertising. The idea actually worked so he says. They are still committed to the breakfast items they are known for. Guess that means the end of IHOB.


Breakfast meat scrapple: no offal, just awful good

Traditional scrapple is polarizing. People who love it, really love it. And people who don’t, well, dry heave at the mere mention of it. The classic version, credited to the Pennsylvania Dutch, is made with off-cuts, trimmings, and offal of a pig-boiled, then chopped.

The Takeout, sister site to AV Club, has a story on Scrapple. Bits of meat odds and ends for breakest makes for a good story though. Being up here in Maine, never actually had Scrapple for breakfast, but it sounds good to me!


‘Brady Bunch’ House For Sale – But May Be Torn Down

The iconic home that served as the exterior of TV’s Brady Bunch is up for sale. But among those eyeing the property are developers who may consider tearing it down. The house, located at 11222 Dilling Street in Studio City, CA., is listed for $1.85 million in the multiple listings service and just went on the market.

MSN has a story that the famed California House used in the Brady Bunch TV series is up for sale with some developer even eyeing to tear the place down and build something else. I didn’t even watch the show and know what the outside of that place looks like. Then again, when places like this go up for sale, people like to threaten to tear places down to try and get top dollar for selling it too. Here’s hoping someone ends up with it and takes care of it when they move in.


How to Watch San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Live – IGN

Livestream coverage runs from July 19-21. San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is nearly upon us, and IGN will be on location at the event to provide you with breaking news, interviews, and exclusive looks at the some of the biggest and most anticipated movies, TV shows, comics, and games.

IGN has the story on how to watch the happens of  San Diego Comic-Con happening this weekend. Even though it’s not considered much of a fan convention anymore and more for its industry announcements and guests. It’s still a convention and it holds a lot in its name to me. Probably never be able to go there, but I still have respect for it and hope that those who do go have a great time.


Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death

Denis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25. Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Ten died after being stabbed as two men attempted to steal his car mirrors in the country’s largest city, Almaty.

The Guardian has a story on the death of 25-year-old Denis Ten, a man who won Kazakhstan’s first figure skating medal at the Olympics when he won Bronze. It appears now that he was stabbed during an attempted robbery of his car. That is no way for things to end for anyone. Rest in Peace Mr. Ten.


Sumo – Sports – The Japan Times

Kisenosato will withdraw from the upcoming Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, extending his streak of missed events to a yokozuna-record eight meets, his stablemaster Tagonoura said Thursday. Kisenosato, the first Japan-born wrestler in 19 years to gain promotion to sumo’s highest rank, has missed all or …

The Japan Times has coverage of the current Sumo Wrestling tournament in a HOT Nagoya right now. I’ve been watching it too and it is something else. For the first time in a LONG time, none of the Grand Champions are up to win it as all three reigning Yokozuna have withdrawn due to injuries. One of the top contenders in Russian Tochinoshin has also withdrawn as well. So the result of things is really up in the air!


Burberry burns outfits worth 28 million pounds annually: Report

lifestyle Updated: Jul 19, 2018 21:16 IST Designer fashion label Burberry burns 28 million pounds worth of its luxury outfits every year to stop “wrong people” from buying them.

The Hindustan Times has a fashion story from London that Upscale label Burberry burned nearly 28 million British Pounds worth of Stock annually and has amassed  90 million British Pounds of torched clothes and perfumes among other items in the last five years, all because they do not want to sell any left over at a discount price. Seems like something from fiction doesn’t it? In the eyes of many, it doesn’t make you upscale, it makes you wasteful! Who knows what hit the brand will take from this information getting out.

California Supreme Court Squashes Bid To Split State Into Three

California will be staying in one piece, at least for now, after the state’s supreme court ruled that a proposal to divide California into three cannot be placed on the ballot in November. Tim Draper, a wealthy venture capitalist, has spent years arguing that the Golden State would be better off as several smaller states.

NPR has a story of The State of California has let it’s Supreme Court squash someone’s idea to split the state up into 3. These things never get very far and most voters don’t go for it anyway. I’m sure voting or money or both were involved. But the state itself put the squash on that one.

Charlotte Flair

Wrestling Inc. has a wild one. Recently ESPN released the “Body Issue” of their magazine featuring star athletes naked. One of the athletes profiled in this year’s magazine is WWE Wrestler Charlotte Flair.  Someone asked how many naked Moonsaults (flying backflips) she had to do to get the image right. I would not be so brave, nor am I that talented to do one moonsault, let alone naked.

And that will be it for this week for the Weekly News Round Up. The news, as it always seems to do gets on the weird side if you look for it. So keep your eyes open and keep reading!


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