Sleeping Baseball Fan Sues ESPN For $10 Million


(PCM) Recently, 26-year old Andrew Robert Rector was caught by cameras catching a quick nap during the major league baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankee at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Normally, when they are not focused on the game at hand, camera operators at professional sporting events will pan the crowd looking for someone doing something interesting they can focus on the jumbotron and of course out to us a home.

The camera stayed on Rector as he was snoozing for few minutes while ESPN commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk chatted and speculated just how he was able to sleep through the cheering fans at the game, whether he would suffer neck issues due to his positioning and whether or not the guy sitting next to him was his buddy.

Apparently after the game, Rector received quite a bit of ridicule for being caught sleeping on national television and has now decided to file a lawsuit against ESPN to the tune of $10 million dollars.

In his lawsuit, Rector claims that “substantial injury” to his “character and reputation.” He also suffered “mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity.” He also goes on to claim that the commentators called him “fatty” and “stupid” but those words do not appear to be in the clip that is circulating online. (I think someone is taking advantage of the situation)

The lawsuit was filed by a relatively new lawyer based out of Jamaica, Queens and sources claim it is not even written professionally. Somehow I don’t see this one going anywhere…but you never know, after all there have certainly been stranger lawsuits filed over the years.

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Chinese Man Spends $40,000 On Movie Tickets To Impress His Ex


(PCM) In a move to show off his new found wealth to his now ex-girlfriend a Chinese man recently purchased over $40,000 in movie tickets. He ended up block-booking IMAX screenings of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at theaters all over the city of Bejing.

When asked what triggered the movie ticket buy out, the man explained that when he and his ex were still together he could not afford to take her to the cinema and she broke up with him seven years ago.

In the time after the break-up the man spent the seven years building up his own company and personal wealth, which eventually led to him being able to pull off the showy stunt. According to the newspaper in China, the man spent about $250,000 yuan on the tickets, which according to him is only half of his monthly income.

The man went on to claim in a blog post that he would giveaway tickets to anyone who shared his post and story online, in an effort to get the news back to his ex-girlfriend. He claims in the blog post that he only wanted her to realize that she may have been wrong about her decision.

Well, we are sure she knows that now, but it definitely seems like quite an excessive way to prove a point!

Over 1,500 online bloggers and social media users shared the mans story and received free tickets to the film. No word if the ex-girlfriend ever found out! We are guessing Michael Bay can thank the man for at least part of the estimated 97 million the film grossed in China!

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Man Sues British Airways For His Trip To Grenada Rather Than Granada

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(PCM) It is easy for some of us to confuse the gorgeous Caribbean Island of Grenada with the Spanish city of Granada…I mean seriously it is only the difference of one letter….but for an airline to make that mistake, it is definitely a little concerning.

Edward Gamson, an American dentist, was planning a trip the Spanish city of Granada but instead found himself on the Caribbean Island of Grenada during his recent vacation and he is now suing the airline for the mix-up.

Gamson was booked on what he assumed was a two-hour flight from London to Grenada, but instead found himself on a nine-hour flight to the island of Granada. He claims that he made it very clear with the booking agent when he planned the trip that he wished to travel to the Spanish city as he has an incredibly strong interest in Islamic art. He also says his return flight was book from Lisbon back to America, so it would truly make no sense for him to want to end up so far away in the Caribbean.

Gamson and his traveling partner spent $4,500 on the first class airline tickets which British Airways refused to reimburse. He is now in the process for suing the airline for $34,000 in damages.  No word yet on the response from British Airways regarding Gamson’s lawsuit.

We know he was planning on enjoying Grenada in Spain, but there are definitely worst places he could have ended up than a gorgeous tropical island!

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Hey, Aaron Paul! You Messed Up My Xbox One!


(PCM) It is truly amazing that technology has reached such a new height that even a voice coming from a TV commercial can inadvertently cause our machines to go haywire and activate themselves without our knowledge.

This very thing happened during the new commercial for the Xbox One featuring actor Aaron Paul. During the commercial, Paul utters a key phrase “Xbox On” at his television which in turn has caused a few people to comment that Paul’s voice in the commercial has accidentally activated their own Xbox consoles due to Kinect’s well-tuned microphones. Maybe a little too well-tuned!

Next time the company is promoting a voice-activated console, they might want to reconsider their script!

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Facebook Receives Criticism For New “Ask” Button


(PCM) Well, it appears that the days of stalking someone’s Facebook page to find out their information such as relationship status, hometown, schooling, etc is long gone. In an unannounced update, Facebook has introduced a new “Ask” button to the pages of its’ users.

With the “Ask” button, a users friends and followers must now ask them about their relationship status, their phone number, or where they reside, as it will no longer be displayed directly on the page.

Friends and followers will also have the ability to ask about any other information that the user has not allowed to be publicly displayed on the page. Critics are claiming that by using the “Ask” button, users are then sharing private information with Facebook, which they can then use for marketing purposes.

Critics also claim that asking someone about their relationship status via the button will come across as being a bit creepy and invasive.

Others are happy about the new button claiming to feel a bit safer now that their personal details are not publicly displayed and would rather have friends ask about those details, that way the user can pick and choose with whom they feel comfortable sharing that information.

Facebook has yet to release any official comment about the addition of the new “Ask” button.

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