Gabatron Morning Briefing – 5-12-15: The Selfie Heard ‘Round The World

Every day this week is actually a Palindrome, the same backwards as it is forwards.

A man in Australia decided to take a selfie in front of a giant cutout of Darth Vader. His kids are big fans of Star Wars, as all good kids are. It was his very first selfie, since he’s an adult and not completely self-absorbed, so he asked some nearby kids if he was doing it right. The kids mom saw him talking to her kids and immediately assumed that he was a pedofile up to no good, took his picture and posted it on Facebook. It immediately went viral, and before the guy even knew what happened, his friends were calling him about it.

In technology news, Google has been testing their new self-driving cars since last September. So far they have been in 11 accidents, and Google claims that none of them were the fault of the cars. They were all because of other human drivers.

In sports, Tom Brady has been suspended by the NFL for 4 games for his role in Deflategate. The league also fined the Patriots $1 million and docked them two draft picks — a first-rounder in 2016 and a fourth-rounder in 2017 — for violating the playing rules “and the failure to cooperate in the subsequent investigation.”

The truth is out there, and now we know when Mulder and Scully will be looking for it again. Fox announced Monday that a six-episode miniseries of “The X-Files” will debut on Sunday, Jan. 24th, 2016.

Plus, someone in Washington state decided it was a good idea to donate a grenade to Goodwill.

Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.

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