Friday's HOT MIC
The tedious, knee-jerk #MeToo era you-know-what covering by Abrams is annoying enough. What's really ridiculous, however, is that someone that successful is letting the critics get to him at all. All entertainment is subjective. I certainly don't expect every member of every audience I perform for to get my sense of humor or like me. If they don't, I certainly don't start looking for blanket accusations I can hurl at them. And I'm not paid millions like Abrams is.
Put on your big boy pants, Sparky, and take the criticism like a pro.
The Bee is beating up on Joel Osteen today.
Seems like a sound reason to agree to attempt hurtling headfirst at 80 mph:
And he revealed he only took up the skeleton after being challenged during a night of boozing at Bath University.
The ex-400m runner went along to try out the sport with his friend after being invited to a trial by British slider Adam Pengilly when they were at a barbecue.
Dom said: “I was feeling the effects of too much fun the night before, so sat out the sprint tests to nurse my head and feel sorry for myself.
“After a quick crash course on how to push the sled my hangover was forgotten.”
You kids out there: drink hard enough and you too may achieve Olympic glory.
I believe that's the lesson here.
I love any stories about baseball's real home run king. I remember Vin Scully telling one about how much pitchers would like to throw at Aaron back in the day. He'd get knocked down once or twice, get up, and get a hit anyway.
Oh, how I miss baseball.
Here's the full indictment from Deputy AG Rosenstein if you'd like to slog through it.
A few quick takeaways:
- A grand jury has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for alleged interference in the 2016 election.
- The goal of the Russians was "spreading distrust" about the 2016 candidates and about the American election system.
- No alleged election tampering that altered the outcome of the presidential election.
- Multiple instances of defendants falsifying identities to propagate their version of Operation Chaos.
PJM's Bridget Johnson will have more on this story today in the News and Politics section.