Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-20-15: Vote For None Of The Above

“Deez Nuts” (an actual candidate) is polling at 9% in North Carolina, according to Public Policy Polling. He’s also polling at 8% in Iowa, and 7% in Minnesota.

nteresting Stat of the Day: $11.4 billion. The amount of money that a new report says will be spent on political ads during the 2016 election.

In science news, a physicist in Australia is predicting that we will have warp drive within the next hundred years.

In technology news, emojis aren’t just for vapid twenty-somethings anymore. According to a new survey, Nearly 74% of Americans report using an emoji every single day.

People in the news, one of the most notable people outed in the Ashley Madison hack? Reality TV star Josh Duggar.

Plus, the house in Astoria, Oregon that was used for The Goonies has been covered in giant blue tarps.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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