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A new survey by Allianz Your Cover Insurance reveals that parents drive 1,700 miles a year chaffeuring their kids. Other findings:
– parents spend the equivalent of four days a year waiting in their cars to pick up their children
– 33% of parents spend between 10 and 49 hours a month taking children to social and extracurricular events
– 2% of parents spend over 50 hours a month taking children to social and extracurricular events
Deep fried Cuban Roll Wins Big
The winner of the Big Tex Choice Awards for best taste went to Isaac Rousso and his Deep Fried Cuban Roll on Monday (Sept 2). The modified Cuban sandwich contained ham, roasted pork, pickles, Swiss cheese and a special sauce and beat contenders such as deep-fried Nutella, chicken-fried meatloaf, and deep-fried King Ranch casserole. Rousso is no stranger to the deep fryer. Some of the chef’s other recipes include deep-fried S’more Pop-Tarts, salsa and pork wings. The latter dish was a contenders in the finals of the same competition last year. (Yahoo)
Forget Your Password? No Biggie… As Long As Your Heart Is Still Beating
The Nymi is a new silicone bracelet designed as a “wearable authentication device.” The device is currently selling for $79 and aims to replace your keys and passwords by using your heart’s unique rhythm in their place. Initially, Nymi will support Windows, OS X, Android, and iOS, allowing users to unlock their device and log in to apps and websites without pressing a key. (geek.com)
John McCain Caught Playing iPhone Poker During Syria Senate Hearing
Senator John McCain has been a leading proponent during Syria’s two-year civil war of the U.S. doing more to help the rebels against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, and is a key figure that President Obama has reached out to as part of the intense effort to get Congress to approve military strikes against the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons against its own people. But a Washington Post photographer yesterday (September 3rd) caught the Arizona Republican playing poker on his iPhone during the Senate hearing on Syria at which Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tried to make the case for approving a military response. Twitter jokes quickly followed, with McCain joining in before later telling CNN, “As much as I like always listening in rapt attention constantly [to the] remarks of my colleagues over a three-and-a-half-hour period, occasionally I get a little bored. But the worst thing is I lost thousands of dollars in this game . . . thousands and thousands of fake dollars.”
Jury: Not Okay for Black Employer to Use ‘N-Word’ Toward Black Worker
A federal jury in Manhattan ruled that it was “hostile and discriminatory” for a black employer to use the “n-word” during what was described as a four-minute rant against a black worker, rejecting Rob Carmona’s defense that he’d meant the word in a positive way. The 61-year-old Carmona, who owns a company that helps improve employment opportunities in the black community, was sued by 38-year-old former employee Brandi Johnson, who said the offending word was used during Carmona’s tirade over workplace attire and professionalism. Johnson, who recorded Carmona’s comments, including the “n-word,” testified, “I was offended. I was hurt. I felt degraded. I felt disrespected. I was embarrassed.” When Carmona was asked how he meant the use of the racial slur in a positive way, he said, “That means ‘my boy, I love him’ or whatever,” an explanation that Johnson’s attorney called “simply ridiculous.” The jury awarded Johnson $250,000 in damages, and is deciding whether to give her punitive damages too.