Friday, March 7, 2014

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (3-7-2014)

Whenever I eat Chinese food I concentrate on my General Taos Chicken, and I usually ignore the fortune cookie.

Not anymore!

 A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie.

Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.The retired Bronx resident bought the lottery ticket after dining at a Chinese restaurant in Greenwich Village.

The owner of Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill joked that maybe the waiters should get 20 percent of her winnings.

Duvoll, a retired deli owner, picked up her prize on Thursday. She purchased the ticket for the Feb. 1 drawing at the Hannaford Pharmacy in upstate Pine Bush.

She plans to invest her winnings and may splurge on a trip to Switzerland to see relatives.

Is it me, or does it seem like the people who win are almost always somewhere around 1000 years old??

This is the story of Patrick Balfour, a man who was once beyond rep-roach......That is until almost a year ago when he got an unwelcomed topping on his $5 footlong.

It was 11 months ago that Balfour said he found a roach in his turkey footlong on Italian herb and cheese bread at a Subway in Ontario, Canada.

He said he contacted @SubwayCanada about the situation, but because he didn't have a photo of the sandwich in question, Balfour said he's been ignored.

So he's started to send angry tweets to @SubwayCanada, even paying $90 for "promoted" tweets. 

So, he paid $90 to complain about a $5 sandwich?!

@mike_check_2012@SUBWAYCanada I wasn't paying attention and it was dead. I thought it was a black olive at first until I saw the legs

— Patrick Balfour (@patrickbalfour) February 28, 2014

I found a dead cockroach in my sub which I bought in Ontario. This tweet is being promoted! Do you care now@SubwayCanada#Subway

— Patrick Balfour (@patrickbalfour) February 28, 2014

But so far, @SubwayCanada has not publicly addressed the controversy, opting instead to keep things positive and #fresh

Did you start the week on a#fresh note? #eatfresh

— SUBWAY® Canada (@SUBWAYCanada) March 4, 2014

The company did not immediately return a request for comment.

Time will tell how long Subway is able to ignore this guy's complaint.

Okay, I know you're thinking it so I'll just say it. I wonder what he did with the sandwich? 

Gambling is all about chance. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. That's why they call it 
G A M B L I N G.
 A businessman who lost $500,000 on table games at a Las Vegas casino on Super Bowl weekend is arguing that he shouldn't have to pay because he was blackout drunk.
The thing is, when you're "blackout drunk", some how, some way, you always pay.
Southern California gambler Mark Johnston, 52, is suing the Downtown Grand for loaning him money and serving him drinks when he was visibly intoxicated.
Nevada law bars casinos from allowing obviously drunk patrons to gamble and from serving them comped drinks.
Johnston's attorney, Sean Lyttle, says the Grand, which opened last November in the old part of Las Vegas, intends to pursue Johnston for trying to shirk his gambling debts. Johnston put a stop-payment order on the markers, or casino credits, the Grand issued, and is also seeking damages from the Grand for sullying his name........
Johnston says he was thoroughly drunk during the hours he spent playing pai gow and blackjack at the Grand. His legal team plans to rely on eyewitness testimony and surveillance video to prove that he was visibly intoxicated.
Johnston lives in Ventura and made his fortune in car dealership and real estate ventures.
The Grand issued a statement saying it does not comment on pending litigation.
The state Gaming Control Board is investigating.
"It's certainly an extraordinary case. This is not a story that I've ever heard before, where someone was blackout intoxicated where they couldn't read their cards, and yet a casino continued to serve them drinks and issue them more markers," Lyttle said. "It's a very heavy-handed and unusual approach that we haven't seen in this town in a long time."
Johnston arrived in Las Vegas with the woman he was dating on the Thursday before the Super Bowl. He drank in the limousine from the Las Vegas airport to the Grand, drank more during dinner with friends, and then says he blacked out.
The suit alleges that the Grand comped him dozens of drinks while he gambled away hundreds of thousands of dollars, finally sleeping off his drunkenness on that Saturday, which was Feb, 1. Johnston says he didn't learn how much he had lost until the next day.
This is complete nonsense. Had he won, he would not have filed a law suit. Johnston is nothing more than a butt head and a sore loser.


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