Gabatron Morning Briefing – 6-12-15: Expecto Parentum

Our Cal Ripken-like streak of Harry Potter-related top stories has reached an unprecedented two days…

An angry father wrote into the advice column at Slate. It seems his wife has been reading their young daughter the Harry Potter novels, but unilaterally changed Harry to a female character named Harriet.

Interesting stat of the day: 1 in 109. That’s the percentage of Americans with a unisex name. The most common unisex name is Casey.

Even Chicago’s criminals have Blackhawks fever. Three unidentified males smashed the front door of a Lids store downtown and stole $8,000 worth of Blackhawks gear.

A new survey by Chicago-based CareerBuilder collected some of “the most bizarre things” employees were caught doing on the job.

In technology news, Uber has come out with their own video game. They think it will help them recruit new drivers, or “partners” as they like to call them. You’re tasked with picking up customers and choosing the most efficient route to their destination.

In sports, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has passed away at the age of 69.

Plus, a redheaded high school student in England has been banned from classes for being too ginger.

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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