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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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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 2-25-15: Get Busy Livin’ Or Get Busy Gabbin’

A man in Naperville who won $265 million in the Illinois lottery recently spent 12 years in jail on a drug conviction. He was busted about twenty years ago for manufacture and delivery of cocaine.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife are divorcing. She wants child support. She claims almost a million dollars in expenses every month.

A guy in Boston has started a side business selling mail order snow. While there will be some melting in transit, he guarantees you’ll get enough for a few snow balls.

New research suggests that gerbils, not rats may have been responsible for the “Black Death” in 14th century Europe. Apparently the climate in the years and months leading up to the outbreak would have been more conducive to gerbils.

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