The Return of The Good, The Bad, and The Awkward: Your Sunday Evening News
The Good: We’ll go ahead and start with the good news. Here are the weekend highlights.
We’re Back! The triumphant return of your Sunday evening news is here! Why did it ever go away, you ask? Long story short, due to a car and laptop theft, I didn’t have the resources to bust out the news until now. We appreciate your patience and apologize for the hiatus. But hey, I’ve upgraded to a snazzy 2-in-1 tablet so…thank you, Mr. Criminal.
SR at TomorrowLand: Sensible Reason’s own Nicolette Lamela is currently finishing up her assignment/vacation as our correspondent at TomorrowLand! After she shakes off all of the glitter and magic from her luggage, she’ll be continuing her series Humans of TomorrowLand. We’re excited to see what these stories have to offer. Also, check out Kristen Grennan‘s popular series from last summer, Humans of TomorrowWorld.
Tour de France Winner: After 22 days, 21 stages, and 3.664 km (2276 mi), a true Italian Stallion, Vincenzo Nibali, took home the title of 101st winner of the Tour de France. He is a true advocate of “juice-free” training, which would make any mother proud. Everyone has a sport that they love; each one is unique. The nature of domination over muscle fatigue in cycling is second to none. Most of us would be huffing and puffing after a small hill biking around town. Hats off to whomever can even finish a bike race, let alone the Tour de France. The whole thing makes me want to pop in The Triplets of Belleville.
The Bad: Sometimes we forget how fragile our every day lives can be. Here’s what’s going on elsewhere.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A true tragedy, and an event that will forever haunt those involved, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a plane holding 295 innocent people flying over Ukraine, was shot down by the Russian border last week. The flight left from Amsterdam and neither side of the Ukraine – Russia conflict have admitted any fault in the plane’s crash. The flight was at an altitude far too high for simple shoulder missiles, and also flying in a non-threatening area. The struggle for answers and a full investigation among the conflict continues. Check out our previous story about the crash here.
Gaza Conflict: The final decision of whether or not to cease fire in Gaza draws on. Israel continues to destroy Palestinian underground passages and networks as well as kill thousands of civilians, while only 43 Israelis have been reported dead. Hamas kept firing rockets into Israel without much damage done, and it seems as though the standoff isn’t budging.
Ebola in Liberia: An outbreak of one of the most horrific viruses known to man, Ebola, has broken out in Liberia. Doctors and hospitals are attempting to control the spread of the virus, as it is extremely contagious. In the past, most of the spread of the disease has come from hospital workers themselves as they attempt to treat those infected. Ebola used to be called hemorrhagic fever, characterized by internal and external bleeding due to low platelets in later stages of the disease. Taking about 2 to 21 days to incubate, the virus can be difficult to pinpoint, and is often transmitted through mucous contact. With this story, and a bubonic plague outbreak in China, one starts to wonder if we are trying to wipe ourselves out. However, with modern medicine, these diseases shouldn’t have nearly the impact they may have had in the past.
And The Awkward: Take it as good news, take it as bad news, but uh… here ya go.
Spiderman Arrested in Times Square: Apparently there seems to be a continuing fad of people dressing up as beloved childhood characters and running around Times Square for attention. Some people may be actors, some may be performers, others are just weird guys in costume. Saturday afternoon, weird guy Junior Bishop (25) punched a cop in the face, breaking the officer’s glasses. The scuffle that ensued caused quite the scene, as the tourists probably loved. All the world’s a stage, and Mr. Bishop stole the show this weekend.
Lucy Tops Charts: For those of you who really love movies, you’ll be pleased to know that everyone’s favorite blonde bombshell is at the top of the movie charts this weekend. Scarlett Johansson stars as Lucy, who has unbelievable and unrivaled power, and she seems a little peeved about something. Thankfully this film, directed by Luc Besson, beat out Hercules. I’d rather not spend money to watch Dwayne Johnson do anything, so that’s something to be happy about.
Lebron #23: Lebron James seems, at this point, to be the biggest basketball douche we’ve ever met. His cocky attitude and risky moves, all coupled with cookie cutter responses to every question he is asked, makes him perfect for news. What did Lebron do this time? He changed his jersey number back to 23. What does this mean? He’s clearly just trying to be Michael Jordan. Sure, maybe he had that number in the past, but we all know what birthday is your Jordan birthday. Way to try and steal the thunder, Lebron. Good Luck in Chicago…