Update On The Abigail Hernandez Case
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the recovery of Abigail Hernandez or information, ID, arrest(s) and conviction of any person resposible for her disappearance.
Beer And Bacon Milkshake? Only In Texas!
The culinary giants at Texas Motor Speedway who gave us bacon cotton candy know exactly what it’s going to take to fuel NASCAR fans at the AAA Texas 500: six ounces of Ugly Pug Black Lager, six ounces of vanilla ice cream, two ounces of bacon-infused maple syrup and two ounces of candied bacon. Finish it off with whipped cream and bacon bits and you have the Shake ‘n Bacon Brew. There’s even a beerless version for the kids. Hope your stomach can make it to the checkered flag.
Is This Disturbing or What???
Nestlé’s new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups will be released on January 2014. The company announced the new take on the classic candy Wednesday (October 16th). The company came up with the idea after most customers enjoyed eating Butterfinger in smaller portions. (USA Today)
New Twist on Sports and Investing — Buying Actual Shares of Athletes
In a new twist on sports and investing that’s the next step beyond fantasy leagues, the New York Times reports that you will soon be able to buy actual shares of athletes. A start-up company called Fantex Holdings yesterday (October 17th) announced a new trading exchange for investors to buy and sell interests in pro athletes, with the stocks tied to the athletes’ financial performance. They’ve chosen Houston Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster for their inaugural initial public offering, with investors to get stock linked to his future earnings, which includes the value of his contracts, endorsements and appearance fees. Foster will get an initial $10 million payment from Fantex, and in exchange has promised to pay the company 20 percent of his future earnings. Fantex, whose board includes former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, hopes to sign up more football players and other athletes, as well as celebrities. Risk factors for investors include things like injuries and slumps, with sports management professor Bradley Shear of George Washington University telling the Times, “You are potentially one hit away from losing your money. On any given Sunday, anything can happen to any player.”
Anthony Weiner Talks Sexting, Hurting His Wife’s Reputation, Being ‘Empty, Soulless’
Former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who gave up his House seat two years ago over a sexting scandal and then saw his attempted political comeback in the New York City mayoral race crash and burn this summer when it was revealed that he’d kept doing it, gave a lengthy interview to GQ for the magazine’s November issue. In it, he says of his sexting, “[I]t was remarkably meaningless. It was almost like a video game you played. One that didn’t have much connection to reality.” But he said he eventually had a realization: “This weird synapse in my mind fired in a different direction, and I realized, ‘Wait a minute. It’s not very significant to me. But it’s significant to [wife] Huma [Abedin]. It doesn’t really matter what I think about it. It kinda matters, the impact it’s having on her.’ And that switch going off made the game no longer interesting.” Speaking about his wife, who’s been a longtime top aide to Hillary Clinton, Weiner spoke regretfully about what his actions had caused, saying, “[H]er reputation has become the Woman Who Married an Idiot and Stuck with Him. More of it rolls off my back, because that’s the way I am constitutionally. She’s more sensitive. I’m just an empty, soulless vessel, so it doesn’t hurt me as much.” Weiner also suggested his fate would have been different without the Internet, saying, “[M]aybe if the Internet didn’t exist? Like, if I was running in 1955? I’d probably get elected mayor.”