Idaho Business Gives People a Place to Come In and Break Stuff
An Idaho business has come up with a way to make money by giving people a place to get out their frustrations or just have fun by breaking stuff. Das Breakroom in Boise opened earlier this month, giving customers items to destroy, tools to destroy them with, the room itself and safety equipment. Owner Tom Farrenkopf told KBOI-TV, “Our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction.” The kinds of things people can destroy include computer monitors, electronics, glass doors, dishes and musical equipment, and they can use items like a hammer or a baseball bat to do it. Happy Hours are held from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with discounted prices as low as $1 per item. There’s also a black light party package, in which all the items are coated with a special paint and burst with color when they’re smashed.
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to Talk Fashion for NBC at Kentucky Derby
Former Olympic figure skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski, who charmed audiences with their skating coverage for NBC at the Sochi Olympics earlier this year, will be fashion correspondents for the network at the Kentucky Derby next week. If fashion coverage sounds out of place at the Derby, it’s actually not, with NBC saying that horse racing’s signature event draws a lot of female viewers, who made up just over half of those who tuned in last year, more percentage-wise than any other major televised sporting event other than the Olympics. Sochi breakout stars Weir and Lipinski even have experience in the world of horses, with Lipinski riding when she was younger and Weir actually having competed in equestrian events before focusing on figure skating.
Controversial ‘Open Letter to Chelsea Clinton’s Unborn Child’ in ‘N.Y. Post’
The New York Post‘s Kyle Smith wrote a controversial “Open Letter to Chelsea Clinton‘s Unborn Child” yesterday (April 22nd) in which he used the 34-year-old Clinton’s just-announced pregnancy to slam her, her father, and most especially, her mother. Excerpts include: “Although you will at times pretend to be a normal baby, you actually already have your very own career . . . Can you say ‘Campaign Asset’? Good, now let’s learn about skill sets! You only need one talent. Ready? It’s ‘Soften the Candidate!’” Further insinuating that Chelsea and her husband are basically having a baby to help Hillary Clinton‘s potential presidential campaign, Smith wrote, “Now, even though you have a busy life, sleeping 18 hours a day, nursing and learning to roll over, all of this comes second to being a stage prop to the grandma they call ‘Hillary’ or ‘Madame President’ or ‘Lady Pantsuit.’” There are further shots in the same vein, as well as mocking remarks referencing the Monica Lewinsky scandal — “if you are a girl, mean people will mail you blue Gap dresses” — and Bill Clinton‘s reputation: “When you’re a teenager, you may start getting strange invitations from Grandpa Bill. Don’t be surprised if he asks you to invite all of your girlfriends and their bikinis over to his house for a pool party.”