Skyscraper Raccoon is SAFE!

Morning Show Headlines 6-13-18

June 13, 2018


The skyscraper-ascending raccoon of Minnesota has reportedly been rescued. Huzzah! The raccoon, which had been trapped at various spots on the UBS building in St. Paul for two days, is said to finally have been trapped by building management.  CBS News notes the raccoon—which became an internet sensation under the #mprraccoon hashtag—had been alternately climbing and descending the 25-story building. The windows on the building don't open, so building maintenance staff set traps on the roof, hoping the raccoon would make it to the top, per USA Today.

And the resolute raccoon did, finally climbing onto the roof early Wednesday (a local reporter has video of that small triumph). The raccoon did reportedly end up in a live trap. People in the tower, in St. Paul, and on social media had been following the raccoon's journey, with some worried it could fall.  Nope!  Dig that crazy climbing raccoon!

Father’s Day is just a few days away and if Dad likes the bourbon, this might be just the thing for him! (And You!)
Jim Beam started offering something called the "Bonding Over Bourbon Experience"

The experience involves a weekend trip to Louisville, Kentucky, and includes…

·         round-trip flights for two

·         a two-night hotel stay

·         a behind-the-scenes Jim Beam distillery tour

·         a round of golf

·         dinner for two at a local restaurant and …

·         a limited-edition Jim Beam Black gift box

The whole package costs just $25 -- but to get in on the action, anyone interested has to keep an eye on their Facebook page. (The Daily Meal)

(Seems like “Yes” is the obvious answer here but…)
A patent application shows that Uber may be interested in trying to figure out whether potential passengers are drunk by analyzing everything from typos in the ride request to whether the phone was swaying, reports the Guardian.
The idea is that certain behavior would trigger a reaction from Uber if it differs from behavior during past ride requests, reports the Washington Post. For example, a specially trained driver might arrive to transport a drunk passenger and make sure the person is dropped off in a safe spot. The app might also keep a drunk passenger from pooling with other riders.  Ummm…no thanks?

500 US Christians were tasked with choosing their vision of God and what did we end up with?  A clean-cut, young Caucasian man with a slight resemblance to Ryan Gosling.

If anyone tries to tell me that Kim Kardashian is Mary I’m calling BS!