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Man Sues Date For His $17.31 Movie Ticket…Because She Was Texting During Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

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Put your phone down, sweet thing, or you just might get sued.

*The man I’m about to tell you about and I are soulmates.  Brothers from another mother.  We share a pet peeve:  folks texting during a movie.

But my boy has taken his frustration about the rude, increasingly more common practice to the next level!

Brandon Vezmar, 37, took a first date to see Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.  According to his lawsuit — yes, he’s suing her! — his date started texting about 15 minutes into the movie.

Vezmar wasn’t having it.  Not for a single moment.

“This is…one of my biggest pet peeves,” Vezmar said.  “It was kind of a first date from hell.”

Vezmar claims that the woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.”  He also claims that his date ignored his requests to stop texting during the show.

“I said, ‘Listen, your texting is driving me a little nuts’ and she said ‘I can’t not text my friend'” he said.  “I said ‘maybe you can take it outside to the lobby, I’ve seen people get kicked out movies for this.'”

Vezmar says the woman left the theatre and never came back, leaving him stranded as they’d driven to the theatre in her car.

So Vezmar is suing his date, for the $17.31 price of his 3D movie ticket. Continue reading

Coleman Young II Wants To Follow In Legendary Father’s Footsteps, Announces Bid For Mayor of Detroit

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*A term-limited Michigan state senator says he wants to become the next mayor of the city of Detroit, following in his legendary father’s footsteps.

Coleman Young was Detroit’s first black mayor, and its longest running, serving from 1974 to 1994.  He was a hero in metro Detroit’s African American community when I was growing up there.  Young was renowned — or infamous, depending on who described him — for not shying away from public debates, be it on the air with prominent television news anchors like the late Bill Bonds, or at town halls with prominent Republican politicians from neighboring counties, like L. Brooks Patterson.

Boy, we could use a “Coleman Young” on the national stage right now, huh? 

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22-Year-Old College Senior Running For Mayor of Detroit


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*President Barack Obama, during his farewell speech, said “If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.  If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.  Show up.  Dive in.  Persevere.”

Detroit’s Myya D. Jones, 22, has taken the president’s sage advice to heart.  She’s running for the mayor of her hometown.  

“I have always been interested in civil engagement,” Jones told Detroit’s Metro Times.  “But I was turned off from doing politics because we had such a negative stigma around politics in Detroit.”

Now, she hopes to change that narrative, while she changes things in the city she calls home. Continue reading

#ClownLivesMatter? Mississippi County Bans Them Until After Halloween

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*I’m one of a seemingly diminishing minority who loves clowns.   I grew up watching Oopsy The Clown in Detroit

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…before moving on to Bozo Continue reading

Artists, Fans & Supporters of LA Women’s Theatre Festival (Tweet Your Support by Midnight 10/21!!!)

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Twitter-based contest will help this arts organization win $10K in grant dollars

*Don’t you just love when an organization that is worthy of support let’s you know what you can do to help? And don’t you love it even more when it doesn’t include giving money?

The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has applied for a grant with the philanthropic arm of the century-old check printing company, Deluxe Corporation Foundation. LAWTF will be awarded one of 10 grants in a Twitter-based competition called the “Short & Tweet” grant program.

YOU…yes you, can help this 23-year-old arts organization, that has given women artists from around the globe an onstage presence through producing one-woman performances, by TWEETING why you feel LA Women’s Theatre Festival would be a great recipient for the grant.

Easy right?

But here’s the thing…

You’ve got to do it NOW. Do it while its on your mind because all tweets must be received by midnight tonight, October 21, 2016. Continue reading

Controversial Montreal Pit Bull Ban Suspended Indefinitely

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*I’ve shared my home with a pit bull for seven years.  If she’s at all indicative of the breed, they are the most misunderstood, maligned, lovable, loyal dogs in the world. Because of that loyalty, she will do whatever I tell her to do — even drop squirrels and feral cats from her jaws. In the hands of the wrong owner, she could have easily been trained to fight.

That said, a wholesale ban on pit bulls — which is exactly what had been proposed in Montreal, Canada — seems like a canine witch hunt to me.

Luckily, a judge in Quebec agrees.  Shortly after the ban was instituted, it was indefinitely suspended pending a legal battle with the Montreal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  They’re challenging the city in court over the draconian law, arguing that it defines pit bull breeds far too broadly; often, a variety of breeds are mistaken for pit bulls. Continue reading

WT…?!? Mayor of Kenai, Alaska Wants Cats On Leashes…Or Else!

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*Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about Alaska. I know it’s cold. I know it’s dark during a lot of the year. And I know it’s been said that you can see Russia from certain houses there.  

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But this one takes the frozen cake.

If the mayor of Kenai, Alaska has her way, cats will need to be walked on leashes just like dogs.

Mayor Pat Porter and council member Tim Navarre have proposed a cat leash law, after complaints about roaming felines rose.

The current city code does not include cats on its list of animals that need to be leashed.

I would think not!  

Now, I’m more of a “dog person,” having only lived with one cat in my lifetime. (I don’t believe you “own” animals; you share a home with them.) Salem (he was named after the cat on the 90s TV show  Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) was one smart pussycat — the only one I knew who could fetch.

Yes, fetch a ball. He’d do it over and over. Continue reading

Superman Joins the CW’s Supergirl…but Will Tom Welling Play Him?

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*If you’re not a sci fi super-nerd, skip this story!   For the rest of us…read on!

Fans of CBS’ former Supergirl series just got their second summer gift. The first was the series being picked up by the CW. The show enjoyed a strong debut last fall, but suffered declining weekly audiences throughout its initial run.  Many fans were left wondering whether the Girl of Steel would fly again next season.

Producers just announced the search for an actor to play Kara Zor-El’s famous cousin, better known as Clark Kent / Superman, in the first two episodes of the upcoming season. Kal only showed up in flashbacks, backlit images with his face obscured, a pair of boots (in a brilliantly-directed episode), or a CGI blur here or there in the first season.

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(I could have wept when I first saw that image, prominent in Supergirl’s intro each week.  Don’t judge.)

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Clark Kent and his slightly-more-famous alter ego to the world of Supergirl,” said executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.  “We cannot wait to see who next dons the red cape!” Continue reading