Hi everyone! Happy Monday. If you were anything like me over the past weekend, I spent it being angry that I was back in leggings and a sweatshirt. Where’s the hot weather? Can you please come back? Aside from that, it was a good weekend in Raleigh. I ate way too much at the Food Truck Rodeo and did a lot of catching up on sleep. Aside from random Triangle-related shenanigans, here’s everything else you might have missed over the past week including the Kentucky Derby, healthcare, and Lonzo Ball’s new shoes.
On the Kentucky Derby: I’m always dreaming I could sleep just one more hour, while Always Dreaming is out here winnin’ Kentucky Derbys. The newcomer was bought in 2015 and just made more than $1 million in a matter of minutes. Life is rough.
Derby winner Always Dreaming collects $1.24 million. Horse was bought for $350,000 in Sept. 2015.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 6, 2017
i liked the last close finish involving Kentucky better tbh pic.twitter.com/NCD1cc2eO3
— bert (@brettlive) May 6, 2017
More atheletes should get a eye taken out like Patch. Lack of depth percepton makes it impossble to overlook competition
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) May 6, 2017
— NC State Men's Bball (@PackMensBball) May 6, 2017
On the Healthcare Bill: It’s not a law yet, but essentially there’s a bill in place that will completely trash the Affordable Health Care Act that Obama had previously put in place. The new bill won’t require that everyone has insurance, and will provide smaller subsidies. Essentially, everyone is mad. Per usual.
Republicans just voted to kill many Americans. Hard to look at it any other way. But they get free healthcare. #AHCA
— Kevin Brewer (@RealKevinBrewer) May 4, 2017
— Amanda Holland (@AwkwardHolland) May 4, 2017
Blitzer: Did you read the entire health care bill before voting yes?
Collins: "I will fully admit, Wolf, I did not" https://t.co/H21LFveiWG
— CNN (@CNN) May 4, 2017
— Not Backing Down (@Pie_SocialMedia) May 8, 2017
If Senate is starting from scratch on healthcare, what did House GOP accomplish besides making themselves more vulnerable in 2018?
— redwinepolitics (@redwinepolitics) May 7, 2017
On Lonzo Ball’s Shoe Release: A college freshman from UCLA helped take his team to the Sweet 16. After declaring for the NBA Draft, the dude started his own brand (aka his dad did) titled Big Baller Brand. He THEN released a shoe, The ZO2 Prime, and priced them at $495 dollars. Bruhhhh, Jordan’s don’t even cost that much and Michael is the GOAT. Check yoself before you wreck yoself.
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) May 4, 2017
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) May 5, 2017
When I was a kid I could barely get $14.95 for some Starbury's… "hey mom can I borrow 5hundo for some shoes" https://t.co/TTwR0zQf3K
— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) May 4, 2017
Lonzo Ball is trying to sell slides for $220 & shoes for $495 pic.twitter.com/RL6oazqnBh
— All Def Digital (@AllDefDigital) May 4, 2017
Anyone gonna buy the $495 Lonzo Ball shoe? https://t.co/m6vC1hbENm
— Steven Durso (@sdurso5) May 4, 2017
LOL Tweets of the Week:
Craft beer bros getting mad at their favorite brewer selling out to a macro reminds me of when your fav punk band went major label.
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) May 3, 2017
Best video on the internet right now. pic.twitter.com/amL8g2C4l3
— Aditya® (@LimitlessAdi) May 4, 2017
1995: The internet will revolutionize the way we think and communicate
— Robbie Couch (@robbie_couch) May 2, 2017
How long does it take for a fly to die if it’s stuck in your house
— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) May 6, 2017
By this time in college Kate Middleton had already started dating a prince and all I've done is embarrass myself in public
— carol (@cashmoneycarol) May 6, 2017
Other NC-Related Shenanigans: Wicked Weed got bought out by Anheuser-Bush, Triangle players that got drafted began practice, and Smithfield’s employees were accused of being racist towards cops, which apparently never happened.
Sneak peek of the new Wicked Weed commercials… pic.twitter.com/DXzT82c5Rn
— Miller (@MillerYoho) May 3, 2017
Panthers would also like Benjamin to exercise. https://t.co/kanAQx5mwd
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) May 2, 2017
BREAKING NEWS: Nick Weiler has cut his hair. pic.twitter.com/D22GqMoASa
— Taylor Vippolis (@tvippolis) May 2, 2017
— Chris Kroeger (@Kroeger) May 1, 2017