TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday 10-14-20

TODAY’S BLOG — Natty Light is offering up a beer-filled “flight to nowhere” in its private jet … Pabst Blue Ribbon’s new hard seltzer is infused with weed … A library employee is busted for stealing $1.3 million of printer toner over 12 years …

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Story 1:  Natty Light Is Offering Up a Beer-Filled “Flight to Nowhere” in Its Private Jet

This is perfect if the top thing you miss about flying is getting boozed up on the plane.  Natural Light is holding a contest where one person and three guests will get to drink cheap beer and fly around in the company’s private jet.

It’s a “flight to nowhere,” so you can’t actually travel anywhere.  They’ll just take you up to 30,000 feet . . . fly around for a few hours while you pretend to be rich . . . and then land at the same airport.  So you can’t use it to fly home for the holidays.

They say the flight and everything it comes with is worth $25,000.  To enter, you have to post on social media with the hashtags “NaturalFlight” and “Contest,” and tell them what you’d name your private jet if you had one.

Story 2:  Pabst Blue Ribbon’s New Hard Seltzer Is Infused with Weed

Pabst Blue Ribbon has really branched out the last two years.  They added an 8% hard seltzer . . . a hard coffee drink . . . a non-alcoholic beer . . . an extra-alcoholic beer . . . and an official PBR whiskey.  And now this . . .

Pabst just announced a new WEED-infused seltzer, where each can packs five milligrams of THC, but no alcohol.

It’s called Pabst Blue Ribbon Original Cannabis-Infused Seltzer.  A four-pack costs $24.  So, six bucks a can.  And they’re only selling them at dispensaries in California for now.

Story 3:  A Library Employee Is Busted for Stealing $1.3 Million of Printer Toner Over 12 Years

If you steal THIS much money from a place with a very modest budget . . . you KNOW someone’s going to notice eventually.

There’s a guy named Randall Whited who worked for the Austin Public Library in Austin, Texas.  And over the course of 12 years, he stole at least $1.3 MILLION worth of printer toner.

Between 2007 and 2019, he bought at least $1.5 million worth of toner for the library . . . which really only needed about $150,000 of toner.

He’d take most of the boxes of toner out with him and he told people he was taking them to other branches.  But he was really just taking them home to sell online.

Randall also used the library’s credit cards to buy himself at least $18,000 worth of electronics, including video games, a drone, and a Roomba.

The library FINALLY caught on after a city audit and an investigation, and Randall was arrested for theft a few weeks ago.  It turns out he has five previous arrests for theft and burglary in the ’80s and ’90s.

Go here for more.
Go here for the mugshot.

Whatchamacallit Wednesday:  Win Amigos!

Whatchamacall… any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age?

A.  Fossil
B.  Halloween
C.  A Nice Election


Answer:  A.  Fossil.  |  Today is National Fossil Day.

Survey Says:  Win a Raising Canes Box Combo Meal AND Kearney Cinema 8 Movie Pass!

A new survey asked parents what super power would be the most helpful.  THIS super power topped the list.


Answer:  Invisibility.  |  Go here for more.

The Moore Yooou Knoooow:  Random Facts to Feed Your Brain!

  1. In an NHL game, if all of a team’s goalies are injured, the team has the option to suit up anyone as their goalie . . . even someone from the stands.

  2. Colgate started selling a line of frozen dinners in 1982 . . . but they failed miserably because people associated their logo with toothpaste, not good food.

  3. The first person to use the phrase “founding fathers” was Warren G. Harding, when he accepted his party’s nomination for president in 1920.

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TMC Show Highlights… Friday 10-23-20

TODAY’S BLOG — New Music Friday: “Positions” by Ariana Grande … The ten states people hate the most and the least … Coronavirus Insanity: Opting out of aging, Macy’s won’t have Santa, and more … Light a mashed potato-scented candle to get in the spirit this Thanksgiving … VIEW GOOD NEWS & VIEWS SUBMIT GOOD NEWS & VIEWS…read more »

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Good News & Views… Tuesday 10-20-20

LOCAL UPDATES AS OF 10-20-20 . . . Nebraska will reopen a series of federally funded grant programs to help small businesses and nonprofits that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nebraska has $160 million available from the $1 billion it received under the federal CARES Act. The state will accept applications for assistance…read more »

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