I got the Monday blahs, the Monday blah, blah...blah.blah...blahs. Oh well, Buck Up, Bucky.
Before we get to the Daily Grind, I need a laugh. Kathleen Madigan, one of my favorite comedians, deftly summarizes where we are as a society when it comes to our attention spans:
Enjoy today's Daily Grind.
- It looks like everyone went to see The Secret Life of Pets this weekend.
- I have to admit it; I'm kind of shocked the Ghostbusters reboot is getting a lot of early, tremendously positive good reviews.
- Pokemon Go is extremely popular. But what the hell is it?
- Pokemon Go is extremely popular...and already sending people to the hospital.
- This one is for my son, who is 9 and loves Demi Lovato. I agree she is one of modern pop's most underrated pop stars.
- Maybe Sia isn't weird for hiding her face. Maybe Sia is really smart.
- It's happening. It's inevitable. Too much money being left on the table. ESPN is exploring a streaming service option which I believe will be the biggest domino to fall yet that will lead to the eventual downfall of subscription cable packaging as we know it.
- Youtube is also in talks to launch a live tv streaming service which may include ESPN, ABC and CBS as early as next year.
- CBS is already in on the streaming game early as they are set to Live Stream both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions via Twitter.
- The Lelo Hex is being called the re-invention of the condom.
- Exclusive teasers and trailers are always a huge part of Comic-con. Unfortunately, most of that "exclusive footage" finds its way onto the internet within about an hour of the showings. This is known in the inner circles as a "Hall H Leak". Organizers may be utilizing a new technology to prevent Hall H Leaks at this years event.
- WME/ING group purchased the Ultimate Fighting Championship MMA Organization. It's a $4 Billion dollar CASH deal. But what's that mean for UFC president Dana White?
- Anchor department stores used to be the lifeblood of the American shopping mall. But nowadays, they don't draw customers and mall owners have noticed.
- Superstition or Value in Tradition? There's a barber in Italy who still uses candles to cut hair. Didn't know that was a thing? Me neither:
- This Italian man flew to the U.S. on his own dime to hand deliver a precious item to a WWII Veteran.
- The Museum of Ice Cream is a real thing.
- Breakfast cereal in the fruit and veggie aisle?
- We're all screwed. Now, alligators can climb trees.
- We'll close out today's grind with one of Funny or Die's 21 Best Photos of the Week: