The week that was


Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman for Green Day, announced he’s giving up his US citizenship in response to the latest Supreme Court rulings. ‘F**k America. I’m f***ing renouncing my citizenship. I’m f**king coming here,’ he told a London stadium crowd.

Costco recalled 400,000 solar beach umbrellas right before the July 4th weekend because of their tendency to go up in flames.

Two employees at an Atlanta Circle K were shot, one fatally, by a dissatisfied customer. Police officers said that this was a case of someone with a gun who didn’t know how to resolve conflict without resorting to violence. This was a dispute about the amount of mayo on his sandwich.

Employees at the New Jersey dining extravaganza, Medieval Times, have filed paperwork to unionize. “The knights, squires, show cast and stablehands of Lyndhurst will vote July 15 on whether or not to unionize.

With costs on the rise, some couples are looking for alternative ways to enhance their weddings for the guests.

In the fall of 2018, a Long Island lawyer named Charles Gucciardo sought to invest $500,000 in Fraud Guarantee, Lev Parnas’s fraud protection venture. This week federal prosecutors determined Fraud Guarantee was, fraudulent. As a colleague pointed out, “It’s right there in the name!”

In China, state surveillance has reached new levels of invasiveness. In the United States, social scientists are using publicly available data to predict crime before it happens.

A researcher asked an artificial intelligence algorithm to write a scientific paper about itself and tried to get it published, then wrote about it.

In a burst of honesty, the 51-year old CEO of the $68 billion Jupiter fund announced that he’s stepping down to “go sit at the beach and do nothing”


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