Disneyland might be testing out surge pricing, Miley Cyrus hosted SNL’s season premiere last Saturday, and LinkedIn might be paying some of its users over $1,000 instead of giving them career advice. You’ll soon be able to booze it up at Chuck E. Cheese and if you don’t have a Halloween costume yet, we have a solid idea for you, and it involves pizza.
But some other topics this week are making big headlines around the world. Here’s the gist of the news this week:
- A U.S. airstrike hit a hospital run by aid group Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan on Saturday.
- The airstrike killed 12 medical staff, at least 10 patients, and wounded 37 others.
- Doctors Without Borders is calling for a full investigation by the international commission — meaning no Obama, U.S. government led investigation.
- First the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan General John Campbell said the airstrikes were deliberate, then a of couple days later he said it was “all an accident.” Well who would have thought?
- Obama apologized for the accidental airstrike on Wednesday. The group accepted the apology, but still wants the president to do way more.
- Doctors Without Borders is calling the strike an “attack on the Geneva Conventions.”
— Doctors w/o Borders (@MSF_USA) October 7, 2015
"Statements alleging that the hospital had been used as a base to launch armed attacks are baseless & entirely without merit" #Kunduz
— MSF International (@MSF) October 8, 2015
— MSF International (@MSF) October 8, 2015
- FIFA president Sepp Blatter, FIFA Vice-President Michel Platini, and FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valckew were put on 90-day suspension following investigation.
- If you’re a soccer/futbol fan, you know all about the corrupt practices FIFA has dabbled in for years.
- Now, authorities are looking into the organization, a long overdue process that should have happened years ago.
- House majority leader Kevin McCarthy threw a curveball at everyone and said, “I’m out!” to being in the race for speaker.
- “Didn’t see that coming,” McCarthy said. No we all really didn’t Kevin.
- McCarthy said he didn’t want to run just to “squeak” by with enough votes.
- John Boehner, the original house speaker who’s resigning at the end of this month, postponed the vote.
- So who’s going to be house speaker?!?!! To be continued…
- He’s back and proved he can be the CEO and stay CEO once and for all.
- Dorsey announced he won back the coveted title of the social media site on Monday, using none other than his Twitter account to make the announcement.
- Dorsey, who is also a founder of Twitter, was dumped as CEO before. The board thought he was too immature and young to run the company.
- The board was still not convinced of his leadership skills, especially since he also is the CEO of Square, until he ran the company for 3 months as an interim CEO (when the original CEO up and quit).
Twitter is the most powerful communications tool of our time. It shows everything the world is saying rn…10-15 minutes before anything else.
— Jack (@jack) October 5, 2015
Last Thursday a shooter opened fire at an Oregon Community College and details about him and his mom are coming out
- Americans got news of another school shooting last Thursday afternoon when a gunman opened fire at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.
- Nine people were killed and a few others injured, but the shooter had no remorse. Read the chilling details here.
- This week, we learned new details about the gunman and his mother, who were both openly familiar with firearms.
- The gunman had a disorder and allegedly posted disturbing details on social media.
- His mother often posted on Yahoo! Answers, mostly health-related topics but spoke about her family’s pro-gun stance.
- The question is: when will we stop reporting about gun deaths? More people in the U.S. have died from gun-related incidents than from terrorism. When will stricter gun control come in to prevent another mass shooting?
- Hurricane Joaquin came, saw, and passed the tri-state area (thank you!), but El Faro cargo ship got caught in the storm.
- The search for survivors ended on Wednesday, but authorities are still looking for any debris that they might find.
- Six thousand inmates are being released to reduce overcrowding.
- This will be the largest one-time release of federal prisoners.
- Many prisoners who are in for drug-related charges will be part of the release, a move to relieve the number of people serving harsh punishments for drugs.
- Aka “demand-based” pricing.
- Disneyland is planning to do different pricing on entrance fee based on the days.
- So on holidays, or “peak” days, the amusement park will charge people a higher fee to come in.
- On slower, “non-peak” days, such as middle of winter or Tuesdays, people will be charged a lower fee.
- The park is also looking into keeping the price the same on slow days, but give out free perks like parking or photos.
- Families are still loving the idea of spending a day at the “Happiest Place On Earth” that they are will to pay $400+ for just one day. Bring on the Benjamins.
- LinkedIn members who used the option “Add Connections” feature between Sept. 17 2011 and Oct. 31, 2014 can receive up to $1,500 from the site.
- The site agreed to pay $13 million in damages after a lawsuit said it spammed its users when they used the “Add Connections” feature without their consent.
- Go ahead and check right now LinkedIn users! You have until Dec. 14 to file a claim.
SNL decided to let Miley Cyrus host its debut show of its 41st season. Here’s what happened.
SNL mocked Trump and Hillary Clinton got in on the fun
- Hilldog even mocked herself, but her impersonation of Trump to the fake Hillary was priceless.
There were more skits about the Trump
- Taran Killam put on the toupee and gave the best Donald Trump impersonation he could give.
- Melania, Donald Trump’s wife who’s been pretty MIA during Trump’s campaign trail, was also impersonated in a skit.
Taylor Swift’s #squad gets mocked
- Taylor’s squad takeover gets creepy. #squadgoals
- During her performance of “The Twinkle Song,” she started crying.
- Tom Hanks was strolling through a NYC park when he walked past a plastic card on the ground. He picked it up and realized it was a Fordham student ID.
- Like any normal person, he posted a pic on Twitter asking his loyal fans to help him find the owner.
- Her name was Lauren, and she so happened to appear on Good Morning America on Wednesday. She wants her ID back, Tom.
- Damn you, Lauren. From now on we’ll all be dropping our IDs all over NYC hoping a celeb finds and returns it to us.
Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx. pic.twitter.com/Ee9kK4V4qf
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) October 6, 2015
- Bindi, daughter of late Steve Irwin “The Crocodile Hunter,” is currently competing on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
- The stars had to perform a piece based on a moment that shaped their lives. For Bindi, it was when her dad died.
- “For the rest of my life, I’ll kind of feel like he’s going to come home,” Bindi said during the pre-performance interview.
- Grab some tissues, watch the dance, because we all loved the Crocodile Hunter and Bindi.
- About 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios are being recalled because some wheat products may have been accidentally added to the gluten-free products.
- If you have a gluten allergy, step away from the Cheerios!
- Here’s a guideline of how to see if your box is being recalled.
We're so sorry to announce we’re recalling some boxes of Cheerios/Honey Nut Cheerios. Please view image below & share pic.twitter.com/L9gxUutA3j
— Cheerios (@cheerios) October 5, 2015
Burger King’s Black burgers will make your poop green
- Burger King rolled out its burgers with black buns for Halloween. Besides how weird it looks, it also turns your poop a pretty interesting color.
- How interesting? Bright green, like cartoon-leprechaun green, according to Gizmodo.
- Do we even want to know why it does that, or what it’s even doing in our bodies?
- We’ll let you read the theories yourself…
— Burger King (@BurgerKing) October 3, 2015
- Chuck E. Cheese wants millennial parents to like them as much as their kids do, so to entice them the company will be adding a selection of beer and wine to its menu.
- Also added to the list are healthier food options, such as a thin-crust pizza and chicken wraps.
- It’s a new effort to recognize what will get young parents to actually want to go to Chuck E. Cheese and have a mildly good time.
- C’mon young moms. Give your kids what they want — pizza, sugar, and games.
And for your fun news of the week…
Radio station gets shit on for starting to play Christmas music in October
- Richmond, Va. radio station 103.7 Play announced on Facebook they are starting to play Christmas music because it’s never too early for it.
- Well some of it’s listeners were so appalled by the move that they cursed the station out.
- It’s not even Halloween yet, guys.
- But wait… are they actually playing Christmas music now?
Your go-to Halloween costume: Pizza Rat
- He’s known as a NYC hero to some, and now you can be #PizzaRat for Halloween — the sexy version.
- It will only cost you $89.95. No biggie.
- Here are some other questionable new Halloween outfits for you to ponder over while you drink that glass of wine before your night out. Don’t say we didn’t try to help you out on your costume choice.
"Sexy Pizza Rat" Halloween costume is officially on sale pic.twitter.com/XPqgputbmK
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) October 6, 2015