This Week's Prominent Post-Its

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Mar 4, 2016 1:25:00 PM

We saw some pretty remarkable things occur this week. Some of those things we never thought were possible until they finally happened! The entertainment world, the scientific world, AND the political world were turned upside down. For all the best information, here are your prominent post-its:post_it_news-512893-edited.jpg

Team: Is This Still Going On?!

On the heels of the announcement that Tom Brady will be extending his contract with the New England Patriots, The NFL quarterback’s lawyer traveled to New York City to continue the fight against ‘deflategate’. Jeffrey Kessler stood in front of three judges and attempted to make the case that erasing Tom Brady’s four-game suspension should not be appealed. But it did not go as planned. What was supposed to be a 15-minute session went on for much longer. Apparently the judges where the only three people in the United States who knew absolutely nothing about the case, or football for that matter so they tried squeeze every bit of information out of him. Many people who were witnesses in the courtroom claimed that the judges were asking irrelevant questions and seemed to be stacking the deck against ol’ Tom. Maybe they’re secret Giants fans who are trying to get their revenge on Tom. While that was going down, Tommy Boy wasn’t at the hearing, but instead was reenacting The Lion King with his dog. When you get a new puppy, how can you not do that? The decision will be reached within the next few months.

Was Your Tuesday Super?

This past Tuesday saw the biggest primary results of the 2016 presidential race. A whopping 12 states voted and declared whom they wanted as their presidential candidate. For the Republicans, Trump took home 231 delegates, which gives him a total of 319 and a large lead. Coming in second was Ted Cruz with 209 delegates for a total of 226. All the republican candidates, past and present, are grabbing microphones left and right to declare their distain for Trump. Marco Rubio is sore from his third place loss and is reaching for two microphones and a large megaphone to speak out against Trump. There’s nothing like a common enemy to bring apposing parties together.

Yahooing Can Only Do So Much

The CEO of Yahoo is throwing everyone for a loop once again. It feels like every week there’s news about the company changing their minds about selling. It’s like that on-again off-again couple that everyone in the friend ground is frustrated with. You just can’t keep up with their status! This week Yahoo has decided to only sell off non-core assets which will result in $1-$3 billion. What does that mean you ask? Non-core assets are things like patents and property. They don’t bring in enough revenue to sustain them so they’re being annexed. Stockholders are standing awkwardly in a corner desperately praying that the CEO breaks up with the company because they would make bank on the sale. At the rate that Yahoo is going, they’re probably going to drag this out as long as possible.

That’s Heavy, Doc

Ever wonder what it’s like to be in space? How about what it’s like to be in space for almost an entire year, grow an extra inch and a half and then arrive back on Earth only to realize you have shrunken again? Well Scott Kelly lived that dream, or nightmare depending on your relationship with gravity. He safely made his way back to Earth yesterday and stated in his speech how much he enjoyed his time in space and that he was happy to be home. Kelly is part of NASA’s twin experiment, and no they did not label it ‘twinning’. While he was in space, his twin brother remained on Earth. Now that the two are reunited, NASA will be studying the differences and similarities that have occurred over the course of their separation. It should provide great insight into what space does to our bodies. So far, they discovered the lack of gravity caused Kelly’s spine to elongate, thus making him taller. Within the two days he's been back, gravity has shown that spine who’s boss and pushed it right back down. It’ll be exciting to see what the future holds!

It No Longer Was Enough For Leo To Just Be Nominated 

The world was obliterated by the happiness that ended the Oscars! That’s right people, you no longer have the same amount of Oscars as Leonardo DiCaprio and thank goodness for that. There were whispers, hopes, even dreams that Leo would win this year, but we’ve been let down too many times to fully believe it. So what an amazing surprise when it finally happened! When his name was announced, there was the faint sound of all the Leo memes dying and new ones immerging. Sunday night he won best actor for his role in The Revenant, but he also won our hearts when he showed up to the Oscars with Kate Winslet! Mad Max: Fury Road was also the talk of the night. It won a total of 6 Oscars and for half the program it seemed like the only movie winning anything. Chris Rock hosted and made sure to shine a light on the racism that is imbedded in Hollywood. The ratings nearly hit an all-time low as people boycotted it. In response, the academy has promised to work on it’s influence, but we’ll just have to wait and see if they hold up their end of the bargain. Until then, let’s keep bringing Chris Rock back.

So there is your news for the week! We gained some great talking points, and also some frustrating ones, but at the end of the day it's the weekend and we hope you enjoy every minute of it.

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