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Sep 17 2017

The Breakfast Club (Reunion Day)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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AP’s Today in History for September 17th

The Battle of Antietam sets a bloody record during America’s Civil War; Work ends on U.S. Constitution; Israel and Egypt’s leaders sign Camp David Accords; Singer Hank Williams born; ‘MASH’ premieres.

 

Breakfast Tune Washington Square Reunion – 9/25/2011 – Roger Sprung, etc.

 

Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below

 
Juggalos Draw Bigger Crowd On The National Mall Than Pro-Trump Rally
Paul Blumenthal , Daniel Marans

Nine months into the administration of President Donald Trump, fans of the eccentric Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse assembled a larger rally on the national mall this Saturday than the president’s diehard supporters stationed a few hundred yards away.

The dueling rallies reflected the difficulty that any sitting president has in mobilizing his base, and the particular challenge that Trump has as he struggles to pass major legislation and honor his campaign promises.

Unlike the pro-Trump rally, Juggalos, as clown-makeup-wearing Insane Clown Posse fans call themselves, protested on the National Mall on Saturday for an actual specific purpose. …

 
Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels
MARK PRATT

BOSTON (AP) — Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year’s recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement.

The 27th annual awards were announced Thursday at Harvard University. The ceremony featured a traditional barrage of paper airplanes, a world premiere opera and real Nobel laureates handing out the 10 prizes.

“It’s a strange honor to have, but I am thrilled,” Dr. James Heathcote told The Associated Press. A British physician, Heathcote won the Ig Nobel for anatomy for his big-ear research. …

 

Something to think about over coffee prozac

No laughing matter: clowns brace for impact of Stephen King’s It
Gwilym Mumford

Record-breaking horror film It may already be a hit with audiences, grossing hundreds of millions of pounds at the global box office in its first week, but one group is not celebrating the success of the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s novel: clowns.

For a community already struggling to combat perceptions of clowns as scary rather than fun, the emergence of Pennywise, the movie’s child-killing clown villain, played by Swedish actor Bill Skarsgard is truly the stuff of nightmares. Even before the film’s release the World Clown Association was warning that the film could cause its members to lose work, even going as far as publishing a press kit to prepare clowns for the damaging effects It might have on their reputations.

Now, only a week into the film’s run at cinemas, some clowns are already complaining that their business has taken a battering, with Darlington entertainer Tommy Bungle telling the Sun that his bookings have already fallen by a third. It’s no laughing matter for a industry that is still trying to recover from the devastating effects of 2016’s global “killer clown” craze, which saw people don clown costumes to scare passers-by.

“There’s definitely a negativity to the industry,” says South Wales-based clown Mr T. Ricks, whose real name is Alan Paget. “Last year, especially, was really bad and I can only see it getting worse.” …