InstaRobbery, Another Promposal, and The Battle of Gettysburg: Friday 5-8-15 Recap!

May 8, 2015

You can learn a lot by listening to this show... fact. If you missed the lesson on The Battle of Gettysburg in school, LB will school you now:

Also on today's show:

More Probable Than Not

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It's truly amazing how some people's urge to go viral on social media clouds their common sense. 23-year-old Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca of Virginia Beach, Virginia robbed a bank on Monday afternoon, and filmed the entire thing . . . to post on Instagram.  He handed the teller a note that said, quote . . . "I need $150,000 right now!  Please police take three to four minutes to get here, I would appreciate if you ring the alarm a minute after I am gone . . . make sure the money doesn't blow up on my way out [smiley face]." The teller gave him a bunch of cash, and he filmed the entire thing.  Then he took off, and posted the video on Instagram later on. The cops caught him about 20 minutes later, and they're DEFINITELY going to use his videos as evidence against him. But he's just delusional enough to think he'll be found not guilty.  Because, quote, "I don't know how I'm a robber because I asked for it.  She could have said no . . . a robbery is going in and demanding something and taking the money.  I didn't do that." 

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The sandwiches they make at Subway serve a purpose:  They're cheap, they're fast, and they taste . . . okay.  Most of their competitors make sandwiches that CLEARLY taste better. 43-year-old Frederick Warren of Chicago most definitely agrees with everything I just said. A few weeks ago, he went into a Subway, pulled out a knife, and demanded all the cash from the register. Then he took it, and walked across the street to a Potbelly Sandwich Shop . . . and used the cash to buy one THEIR better-tasting subs. If you don't know Potbelly, it's a smaller chain than Subway that makes a pretty good sandwich.  Try the meatball? The cops caught him while he was still sitting in the Potbelly, finishing up his food.  He had $186 in cash on him and the knife . . . and he was arrested. 

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A 37-year-old teacher in Salem, Oregon named Samuel Dufner was trying to get his students excited about science last week, by showing them what a Tesla coil is. You might have seen them before . . . the big ones shoot off bolts of electricity that are mostly harmless.  But even though they don't hurt, the CAN burn your skin a little bit. Well, Sam was using a handheld one, and intentionally burned his own skin to show his students the mark it would leave.  Then EVERYONE wanted to do it.  So he had them line up, and basically BRANDED different shapes into their arms, like smiley faces. At least one kid got "I [Heart] Mom" burned into his arm for Mother's Day . . . which I'm sure his mom was psyched about.  Then a parent complained, and the school called the cops, who showed up and arrested him on Tuesday. The burn marks SHOULD fade away, but there's a chance they could leave a permanent scar if they're bad enough. So far Sam hasn't been charged, but he's on administrative leave and could still face charges for first-degree criminal mistreatment.  If that happens, he could get up to five years in prison for EACH kid he did it to. 

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Can prom season just end already?  We've seen a bunch of kids get into trouble this year asking people to prom in elaborate ways.  And here's yet ANOTHER. Someone near Boise, Idaho spray painted "Destiny, prom?" in giant blue and pink letters on the side of a cliff. But here's the thing.  Those cliffs are on federal land . . . and they're actually sacred to Native Americans. The police say, quote, "Whoever did this did a lot of damage aesthetically and culturally." They're working with the local schools to try to figure out who did it.  He could be facing a $1,000 fine, up to six months in jail . . . and possibly federal charges beyond that. 

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The Internet LOST ITS MIND yesterday when SLASH said "never say never" to a GUNS N' ROSES reunion.  The thing is, he said absolutely nothing new. It was during an interview with "CBS This Morning" . . . and obviously he's not the one who brought it up.  He said, quote, "I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it.  I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that." Asked what the "right reasons" would be, he said, quote, "I mean, that's a hard one.  That just starts to get into a whole complex thing . . . it's really between the guys in the band." Then, asked if he thought a reunion was likely, he said, quote, "Never say never." In other words, he said A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING, and a G'n'R reunion is NO CLOSER TO HAPPENING than it ever was.  Get over it. 

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