Hello again everyone! It’s Friday so instead of just being the end of the week for a lot of you, it’s time for the Nacho’s Weekly News Round Up of stories and news from around the internet!
Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.
A big story that caught my eye as a child of the 80s was the death of Koko the Gorilla. First discovered in 1978, Koko was a big talk back in the day as she was taught sign language and how to express emotions. PBS at the time did a lot of news stories on her from various shows. She had met and memorialized people like Robin Williams and Mr. Rogers. MSN has the story on the death of such a famous figure from so many people’s lives.
Former WWE wrestler Vader, whose real name was Leon White, has died after a two-year-battle with congestive heart failure. Vader had open-heart surgery in March and was reportedly doing fine, but his health began to deteriorate in recent weeks. His son, Jesse White, broke the news via Twitter Wednesday morning, saying his father passed away Monday.
In a story we carried a few days ago, more people are remembering the wrestler Vader and his untimely death. First up is the TV show Inside Edition posting a story and video that they did about the big guy and it was posted online. Gotta think there are a few old school wrestling fans on that crew to produce that piece.
Vader was larger than life and could be intimidating upon first glance. But he was kind, warm, and funny. It was nice to relive our time in Anaheim together by reading this article from 2016. Thanks for the memories, V. #RIPVader https://t.co/nU79bMSlE9
Also, a little more personal to the story is a tweet from Actress Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on the original Boy Meets World series on ABC. The series had a much talked about episode in which Vader guested on during his heyday. She remembers Vader fondly during this time when a lot of us are thinking about him.
As a long time fan, it warms my heart knowing so many remember him outside of us wrestling fans. He brightened a lot of lives for many years. Glad to know he did well for the world.
Somehow it doesn’t seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly. There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and neither Springer nor his bosses will talk about it.
In another goodbye from a bygone era, The CBC has the story on the end of The Jerry Springer show. The longtime daytime “talk show” was more known for its violence and over the top moments and it’s use of actors and pro wrestling style writing more than most of its competitors but whether good or bad, it left its mark. I guess it just finally run out of steam after all these years. Of course, a syndication deal is now being passed around, so it’s probably not going to disappear for good, but there will be plenty of cheap repeats when your local station is starved for programming!
WASHINGTON – Online shopping will soon become more expensive, after the U.S. Supreme court ruled Thursday that states can require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes. The justices broke with 50 years’ worth of legal rulings that barred the states from imposing sales taxes on most of the purchases their residents make from out-of-state retailers.
Away from the wrestling ring, NBC news has a story about how the Supreme Court ruled that States can start collecting sales tax over online orders now. All about the money right? Normally I’d be against this kind of ruling, but saying and doing these things is one thing, but what is going to happen when you try to collect any of that money?
A Philadelphia Phillies fan has suffered one of the strangest injuries in recent memory. In Monday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Kathy McVay was hit in the face by a hot dog fired by the Phillie Phanatic.
MSN has a story that seems like it came from an episode of The Simpsons as a fan was injured during a baseball game between the Phillies and the Cardinals. She was injured by getting hit in the face by a flying Hot Dog shot out of an air gun. Sounds like she has a sense of humor about the whole thing, but DAMN what are the chances of that happening?
June 20 (UPI) — A New York 4-year-old who lost his beloved stuffed cheetah on the highway received some help from the Rhode Island State Police. Brooklyn resident Stephanie Ketcher said her son, Will Ketcher, lost his stuffed animal, Roger, out a window while the family was traveling on Interstate 95 near West Greenwich, R.I.
A story from UPI as a 4-year-old from New York got help from the state police from Rhodes Island. With the nightly news being what it is, News about Police helping in replacing a kid’s Cheetah is nice to hear. Congrats to the unit and going out of there way to help a youngster like that!
Satisfied diners say the food was “delicious.” While some dads in Japan are tragically ignored on Father’s Day, manga artist Miso Suzuki (@MisoSuzuki on Twitter) is a much more devoted son. So instead of treating last Sunday like any other day, he decided to do something special by making a batch of miso soup for his family members to share.
And in one from Japan, Soranews24 has one of the better Father’s Day stories around as Manga artist Miso Suzuki made up a special batch if his famed miso Soup for his family that included an added bonus of some dried Sardines. An extra bit of a special touch to what is usually a pretty safe and bland food offering in Japan. His family loved it, but it turns out those dried Sardines were actually meant for someone else!
And that is some of the best stories that can be found around the internet. luckily there was no service tax changed on this one! For all you out there, Keep your eyes open and Keep reading!