The Weekly News Round Up for September 28

Another Friday look of news from around the Internet

Hello, again Nacho Readers as we enter the end of another week with The Weekly Round Up of news found around the internet. It’s getting to that part of the year, so get out your favorite costume and get a little creepy. But most of all have Fun!

 

UK postal service tells public to stop mailing potato chip bags

The UK’s postal service is urging environmental campaigners to stop sending empty potato chip bags without an envelope after the launch of a campaign urging the country’s most popular chip producer to ditch its plastic packaging.

CNN has a really good one as it reports that the postal service of the UK has told people to stop putting Potato Chip bags in the mail. This has come around as an effort to have Walkers make their packaging more environmentally friendly. It is a crazy idea and I can get why the postal service wouldn’t like being flooded with garbage, but I’m all for it and hope it leads to some change.

 

Man arrested in Dublin Airport for trying to chase plane

Police arrested a man at Dublin airport on Thursday morning for breaking on to the tarmac and trying to chase down a plane after missing his flight, RTE, Ireland’s public service broadcaster, reported.

CNN also has this story from Dublin Airport as a guy was arrested for breaking onto the tarmac and chasing down a plane. It seems a guy and a woman with him had just missed their flight to Amsterdam and he tried to flag the plane down. He was sent to a police station for that little stunt.

 

Missing kangaroo tracked down in South Florida neighborhood

A fugitive kangaroo named Storm has been found safe and sound after several days of searching in South Florida neighborhoods.

NBC News has a report of a wandering Kangaroo being found on tape after it escaped a Nerby Farm. The four-foot kangaroo named Storm hopped away from the farm Monday night. The farm has six other Kangaroos and kept other exotic animals. Storm seems to be alright and wasn’t hurt in his adventure.

 

Gay penguins ‘kidnap’ chick from straight parents at Denmark zoo

A gay penguin couple “kidnapped” a chick at Denmark’s Odense Zoo while the baby’s parents went for a swim, according to a zookeeper.

NBC News has another animal story that takes place in a zoo in Denmark. It seems a baby penguin was left alone by its parents for a second and were then “adopted” by a gay penguin couple. It is said that zookeepers would let the couple keep the baby if the parents didn’t look for it, but eventually “confronted” the couple and returned the baby to the rightful parents.

 

Dunkin’ is dropping the ‘Donuts’ from its name – and people are freaking out

Dunkin’ Donuts is dropping “Donuts” from its name, and fans aren’t happy. The first Dunkin’ store to drop the “Donuts” was in Quincy, Massachusetts, in late 2017. Now the change is rolling out to 30 more Boston-area locations and 20 nationwide locations.

Business Insider has a look at Dunkin’ Donuts and their idea to drop the “Donuts” from their name. People aren’t exactly pleased about that. There are a LOT of Dunkin’s around here and I pick up a dozen when  I can. Honestly though, after the IHOb thing a few months ago, I’m not exactly up in arms about it.

 

JK Rowling defends Nagini casting

JK Rowling has defended the casting of a Korean actress as Voldemort’s snake Nagini in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The latest trailer has revealed Claudia Kim as Nagini and sees her transform into a snake. Some have criticised the fact the only Asian actor in the cast plays a reptile that is a villain’s slave.

The BBC has the story on Harry Potter Author J.K. Rowling’s getting flack over the casting of Korean actress Claudia Kim as the evil Voldemort’s snake Nagini in the next Fantastic Beasts movie.  I’m not sure how to feel about this one. I’m a big Potter fan but never saw the Fantastic Beasts movies. The Harry Potter Franchise isn’t exactly known for its Asian castings either but as the human form of an evil snake?

 

For Eric Idle, Life’s a Laugh and Death’s a Joke, It’s True

The fiftieth anniversary of Monty Python, which debuted on the BBC in 1969, is coming soon, but don’t expect Eric Idle, one of the comedy troupe’s founding members, to celebrate. “Absolutely not,” Mr. Idle said with a laugh, when asked if the group had any plans to commemorate a half-century of dead parrots, cheese shops and silly walks.

The New York Times has a good interview. In it, they have an interview with Eric Idle (of Monty Python) and his upcoming biography “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography.” He is asked about the scene in Cloud City in the Star Wars Movie The Empire Strikes Back and the story that they filmed the scene drunk or high and it was partially because of him. He confirms it!

 

Comic Book Industry Remembers ‘Batman’ Artist Norm Breyfogle

The comics world has a heavy heart today, as it was announced that comic artist Norm Breyfogle has passed away.Breyfogle reportedly passed away on Monday in Houghton, Michigan, at the age of 58. His work includes a prolific nine-year run on the Batman franchise, where he co-created characters […]

Comicbook has a remembrance of Norm Breyfogle, an artist for the Batman franchise. the 58-year-old recently passed away and the site, like many others, remembers him for his work and art. Hopefully, it was how he wanted fans to remember him.

 

Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird Hits Auction

A Ford Thunderbird owned by Marilyn Monroe from 1955 to 1962 is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000 during a Hollywood-themed Los Angeles auction in November, auction house Julien’s Auctions announced. Considered a powerful car for its time, the 1956 model has a 225-horsepower V8 engine with a top speed of 113 miles per hour.

Barron’s has a look at the upcoming auction of Marilyn Monroe’s Ford Thunderbird. The car is from 1956 and those close to the auction are estimating it will bring between $300,000 to $500,000 to a Hollywood Theme auction in November, set in Los Angeles. Well, if something is going to bring in that kind of money, A Monroe owned classic car would probably be the one to do it.

 

And with that, I’m gonna be like Storm and hop on out of here for the week. Remember that as you live your life to keep your eyes open and Keep reading!

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