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Gabatron Morning Briefing – 11-23-15: Please Stop Bothering Your Fellow Airline Passengers

Two Arabic-speaking men were briefly kept off a flight from Midway to Phoenix. Passengers said they were uncomfortable flying with them because they were speaking Arabic while they were waiting for their flight. Eventually Southwest employees let them on the airplane anyway, and while one of them was boarding, other passengers took it upon themselves to ask to see the contents of his carry on.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 93 percent. A study at an all-you-can-eat pizzeria found that men who dined with women ate 93 percent more pizza than men who dined with other men.

The Satanic Temple of Minneapolis is offering to help some of their fellow Twin Cities residents in need. They say they would be happy to help any Muslims made uncomfortable by the recent surge in anti-Islamic sentiment.

As if you needed another reason to be worried about our future as a species. According to a new poll 40% of millennials are OK with the government banning offensive speech.

In technology news, Washington and Beijing are making efforts to avoid a crisis in space before it happens.

Plus, a Vietnamese-Australian man is taking issue with Facebook after they’ve repeatedly blocked him from using his real name. His name? Phuc Dat Bich.

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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