The Skinny: Friday, October 10th, 2014

Aloha, Friday. Sports are up. Ebola is up. ISIS is up. Ferguson is up. Kim Jung Un is down. Stocks are down. Amanda Bynes is crazy.

It’s another day on planet Earth. Here we go. Let us do this.


Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan for their hard push for children’s right to education. A couple years ago, Malala was shot in the head by Islamic militants for her push to get children educated; she survived and has since become an inspiration. She is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner ever.

Each prize comes with a $1.1 million reward to be split between the winners. So that’s always nice.


A man on a U.S. Airways flight to Punta Cana was escorted off the plane by 4 hazemat suits once it landed after joking that he had recently been to West Africa and contracted Ebola. He was reportedly yelling, “I was just kidding,” as the seriousness of what was going on was revealed by the hazmats.

What an idiot.

Ferguson Protests

Angry St. Louisans are prearing for a “Weekend of Resistance” in Ferguson this weekend, as they have planned 4 days of marches and civil disobedience to protest the Michael Brown shooting. They will be calling for a special prosecutor to be appointed to the case and for officer Darren Wilson to be indicted for killing the 18-year-old Brown.

Thousands from around the country are expected to join the situation.


ISIS has taken a significant chunk of the key border city of Kobani, which is not good.

Kim Jung Un

Where is he!? Friday, the pudgy North Korean leader missed an important national ceremony. He was absent from the 59th Workers’ Party of North Korea Anniversary, which pays tribute to his late father and grandfather. The mysterious 31-year-old hasn’t been seen since September 3rd, his longest drought of public events since 2010.

Jan Hooks

Comedian and actress Jan Hooks died in New York yesterday; she was 57.

Missing Plane

Still missing.


Dow: 16,659, -335 (-1.97%) S&P 500: 1,928, -40 (-2.07%)

Oh god. The Dow nosedived 335 points yesterday for its worst loss of the year. Investors were selling everywhere and everything on growing fears of a global economic slowdown. This fear comes from the multiple geopolitical crises going on around the globe, which have led to a steady decline in the market for the past couple weeks.


NFL – Thursday Night Football wasn’t a blowout! It looked that way for a while, but ultimately the Colts narrowly held on for a 33-28 dubya over the Texans.

NHL – The show kicked into full swing yesterday as 26 of the league’s 30 teams played Thursday night. There’s only 1 game tonight then everyone plays over the NHL regular season’s first weekend.

MLB – The ALCS gets underway tonight at 8pET. The NLSC gets underway tomorrow night at 8pET.

Golf – PGA Tour’s wraparound season began yesterday with the Open; this fall swing is mostly small-ball until the heavyweights start teeing it up in a few weeks.


Amanda Bynes seems to be doing well. Here’s the surveillance video from her little shoplifting incident in NYC.

Stephen Collins still appears to be a child molester and Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes reportedly named their baby Esmeralda Amada. Jennifer Lawrence also had some harsh things to say on the nude photo leak:

“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.”


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Super Important Fact

Maine is the closest U.S. state to Africa. Seriously, it is.

Friday. You don’t need much motivation. Snake it ’til ya make it and we’ll see you at 5 o’clock.

Cover Photo Credit; News Sources: CNN New DayThe BookFact SourceTMZ; CNN

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