• As if the country wasn’t dependent enough upon Starbucks, the company has now announced that they will begin selling alcohol in select locations. Outlets in Seattle and Portland, Ore. are already selling beer and liquor and locations in Chicago, Atlanta and southern California are set to receive their liquor licenses soon as well. Watch out world–America’s going to be wired and wasted.
• Legendary football coach Joe Paterno died last Sunday at 85. After being fired from his 46-year-long career at Penn. State over a sexual abuse scandal involving his assistant coach, Paterno announced that he suffered from lung cancer. Crowds gathered in front of the university’s Beaver Stadium to mourn the loss of JoePa who brought Penn State 409 victories, the most of any college football coach in history.
• When FBI agents in East Haven, Conn. arrested four police officers for racially profiling Latinos, citizens turned to Mayor Joseph Maturo, asking how he would make it up to the Latino community. Tactfully, he replied, “I might have some tacos when I get home.” So far, citizens have sent the mayor 500 tacos to draw attention to the comment.
• Former “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak admitted in a recent interview that he and Vanna White used to host the show while drunk. “Our dinner breaks would be two-and-a-half hours long while they drove in new cars and boats and gazebos and stuff,” he said. “So at NBC in Burbank we had a place called Los Arcos across the street, and they served great margaritas. So Vanna and I would go across and have two or three and six and then come and do the last shows and have trouble recognizing the alphabet.”
• Because of a Santorum-esque Google problem, Manhattan lawyer Matthew Couloute, Jr. is suing two of his ex-girlfriends who posted unflattering messages about him on liarscheatersrus.com, calling him “scum” and claiming that he has never been faithful in any of his relationships. Now, the first entry associated with Googling his name is liarscheatersrus.com. Not exactly the reputation that a high-powered attorney wants to have.
Sources: Nerve, Seattle Times, Gothamist, CNN