Gabatron Morning Briefing – 8-7-15: Groping At The Movies

A new poll says that 30% of Americans think that movie theaters should add metal detectors and maybe even pat-downs. This if course comes in response to the Colorado theater shooting and the incident in Tennessee this week.

Interesting Stat of the Day: 56 percent. That’s the percentage of Americans who believe that the use of the atomic bombs in Japan in 1945 was justified.

According to a new study, fifty-seven percent of kids ages 13 to 17 have met at least one new friend online. Only 20% or so have actually met said online friends in real life.

In technology news, U.S. officials say that Russia launched a “sophisticated cyberattack” against the Pentagon’s Joint Staff unclassified email system.

Shrek was one of the most successful animated movies of all time, but it was originally supposed to be very different. Chris Farley was originally cast in the lead role, and actually recorded just about all of the dialogue before he died.

Plus, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Mulder and Scully will be broken up when the X-Files reboot hits TV’s.

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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