Gabatron Morning Briefing – 9-1-15: Violent Imagery

A school reportedly sent a note home with a student saying that her lunch box was unacceptable. The child was carrying a lunch box with Wonder Woman on it. The school says they have a policy against students bringing anything to class that has “violent imagery” and they claim that any superhero fits the bill.

Interesting Stat of the Day: $108,000. That’s how much the 850 or so vintage E.T. Atari games found in a landfill in New Mexico have sold for on eBay.

Apparently more and more women are deciding to keep their maiden name these days. This time though it’s for practical reasons like career, convenience or maintaining your ethnic identification if your spouse isn’t of the same ethnicity.

The State Department will release roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails. They include about 150 or so that will be censored because they contain classified information.

In technology news, the owners of Ashley Madison claim that nearly 90,000 women joined the website during the last week.

Plus, if you’re looking to own a piece of history a menu from the RMS Titanic is going up for auction.

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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