Loon Morning Rundown: Jesse the Desk Bell [AUDIO]
As heard on the February 6th show:
1. Old People Watch Virtual Reality Porn
The future of gaming and entertainment will have a lot to do with virtual reality. We're excited for the possibilities, especially for those long lonely nights when it's just you, a box of tissues and a bottle of lotion. Check out this group of elderly people watching virtual reality porn for the very first time.
2. Congress Wasting Everyone's Time Again
Thank god for Jon Stewart and his ability to point out our systems shortcomings (and there are many). Here we see members of congress in their natural habitat, a boring room full of stuffy people in stuffy suits. Now watch as these two Congressmen participate in the coveted government strategy of wasting time. It's a wonder they ever get anything done.
3. Guy Pays for Stolen Pizza 13 Years Later
This story reminds us of that show "My Name Is Earl" TV show where he goes around and rights all his wrongs to fix his karma. This story does hail from Reddit, so consider the source, but we like it. A man just payed back a pizza place that he had written a bad check at over 13 years ago. He even compounded the interest. Here's just a part of the letter:
"Back in 2002 I bounced a check at your pizza shop. I was going through a very difficult time financially and was at the end of my rope. I had no money and a hungry child at home, so I wrote a check that I knew would not be honored by my bank.
I am incredibly ashamed and embarrassed at my behavior.
I've enclosed a money order for $54.39. I came to this amount by assuming the original order was $20 and then adding 8% interest compounded yearly for the last 13 years. Thank you."
4. Creeping People Out on Facebook
A writer for Gizmodo, Ashley Feinberg, posted the most hilarious article the other day that’s all about creeping people out on Facebook. Because, sometimes it’s fun to watch people squirm. She ran down a gambit of ideas on things you can do to make your friends feel as uncomfortable as possible. Warning, you will feel creepy as you do these things, but if your friends have a great sense of humor, the pay-off will be worth it. Lucy started the ball rolling by trolling Jesse's page and accidentally tagged herself in one of his wife's pics instead of his. Things be getting weird.
5. Rich Men Less Likely to Help With Housework
A new study reveals that rich men are less likely to help out their partners when it comes to housework. DUH. Why is anyone cleaning in a rich house? The day we can afford a maid is the day we stop cleaning.
6. Drinking Whiskey Can Curb a Cold
We always joke around about the "benefits" of drinking whiskey, but who knew there was something legit to this? A doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center says that a hot toddy is just the thing for a cold. "The alcohol dilates blood vessels a little bit, and that makes it easier for your mucus membranes to deal with the infection." But the key is sticking to one drink. Anymore than that and it will dehydrate you and make you feel worse.