It’s a quiet Sunday evening in Japan and a family are gathered around a table, singing “Happy Birthday” to their daughter. The cake in front of her is delicately layered with fudge and sat together in the very centre are two candles, a number “1” and “0”. On the edge there is a rich cream swirled all around, with fresh sliced strawberries sitting perfectly on top. Everyone is cheering except the only eldest son “Katsumi” who staggers upstairs, unimpressed by it all.
Although Floyd Mayweather Jr. may hold a perfect record in the ring after win after win, his personal life has seen some more losses. In addition to being incarcerated years ago, his uncle dying, having the mother of three of his children, Josie Harris die unexpectedly, and now a daughter (not a child of Harris’) who allegedly stabbed YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s girlfriend, the champ’s head is certainly heavy.
One can find a lot of big dudes on a construction site. Back when I was 15 and first started working in wood flooring, I briefly worked with a guy who could have easily been a full six foot eight. The first question that popped into my head when I met him was how a man of such proportions could have any real experience in our profession: flooring is best for short people. I am about an average man’s height and I wished I wasn’t. We needed an extra hand to complete the second crew and most guys we would run into seemed like potheads. I guess the Boss thought this one seemed levelheaded enough.
Victor Lustig - Sells the Eiffel tower for 100,000 francs, Emmanuel Nwude, hold my beer - sells an airport that doesn’t exist for $242 million!
When it comes to rappers and gun and drug charges, they have the power to put a pandemic on the mind’s backburner, momentarily. Playboi Carti received charges for possessing controlled substances and firearms. This is the best news out right now. There’s no word of coughing and sneezing and trying to slice through red tape to get ventilators. This a routine and almost a running gag going on in the hip hop genre. Thankfully, Playboi Carti got stopped on weed, Xanax, and cocaine rather than coming down with COVID-19.
The cold case of missing millionaire Jack Donald Lewis who disappeared over 20 years ago has been brought back into the spotlight by popular Netflix documentary Tiger King.
Snitches get breaks, too. And not the bodily harm type. Tekashi69 will be moved to his private residence after serving for over a year behind the wall. Like a young wolf let go from a cage only to be confined to a household, Tekashi will fulfill the rest of his two-year sentence as a certified snitch. This brave young man who brought down his gang cronies in a court of law should be upheld as the teller excellence of his generation. Along with Italian mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano and 80’s Crack Era hustler “Alpo” Martinez, Tekashi takes his place among the hallowed hall of snitches.
Today is the first day of Autumn, Jessica. You told me Autumn was your favourite season which I always thought was rather pretentious. You said the colours were so beautiful they made you want to cry or dance or both. All I ever saw were shades of brown. Brown and yellows; the colours of excrement. Then the Autumn rain would plaster the leaves to the pavement in a washed-out wallpaper by a decorator no one hired. You called me a pessimist. I called you foolish.
As the death toll rises in America to surpass China due to the novel coronavirus, there remain shooters out in these Wilmington, Delaware streets. For what? Little details surface regarding the actual incidents. News reporters just say the age and gender of the victim or survivor and when and where they received rounds to the body among other details. Rarely is the discussion of a reason why the person was shot or any leads on who perpetrated the shooting. In Wilmington, Delaware, the news of someone getting shot has become such a normalcy that when world changing events like the spread of COVID-19 hit, it becomes just another section of the daily journal.