Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-2-15: The Kids Are Drinking The Kool-Aid

An Ohio middle school student was suspended for five days after being caught by school officials buying “happy crack.” No, she wasn’t buying an actual drug, kids just mix Kool Aid and sugar and snack on it during the day. The teachers could not tell the difference between Kool Aid and sugar mixed together and actual drugs, so she is suspended.

A Dunkin Donuts franchisee says that he plans to close 100 stores around the country.

Mind-blowing historical note: The US Navy has decommissioned the USS Simpson this week. which makes the USS Constitution the only commissioned US Navy ship that has actually sunk an enemy ship.

In technology news, Edward Snowden joined Twitter this week and although he hasn’t been very active yet, he’s already made one huge mistake. He forgot to turn off notifications for his Twitter account, so he got an email for every single person who followed him.

Plus, the new movie “The Walk” about Philippe Petit’s tight rope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center is making people throw up.

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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