Gabatron Morning Briefing – 9-29-14: The Walking Brain-Dead

Distracted walking is become a bigger problem than distracted driving. All over the place people are looking at their phones rather than where they are walking and they are running into things en masse.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 20 percent. The first two days of the new TV season saw a 20 percent drop in 18- to 24-year-old viewers compared to 2014.

A mom is upset because she went to Party City looking for a costume for her 3 year old daughter and found only three options: A cheerleader, cowgirl and police officer. Worse, the police officer outfit had a short skirt, low-cut top and boots with high heels.

CNN has created some drama surrounding the first Democratic Presidential debate. They say they will allow Joe Biden to participate in the first debate, even if he announces a run for the White House on the day of the debate.

In science news, NASA announced on Tuesday that they’ve found evidence of liquid water currently on Mars.

Plus, A couple near the border between Mexico and Arizona woke up to a sudden, loud crashing sound. It turned out to be a 23-pound package of marijuana that fell through their roof.

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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