Gabatron Morning Briefing – 10-19-15: The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth

A third and final trailer for Star Wars The Force Awakens will debut during halftime on Monday Night Football tonight. Advanced tickets will also go on sale at about the same time. ESPN is owned by Disney, which also owns Star Wars, so you can see why they’d debut it on MNF.

Interesting Stat of the Day: $77 billion. Cost to the U.S. economy in 2010 due to hungover workers, according to the CDC.

A high school junior in Texas died during a football game. He was complaining of dizziness at halftime and collapsed later in the game. He’s the 6th high school player to die in the United States this year. Would you think twice about letting your child play football at this point?

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush’s latest war of words is over 9/11. Trump is basically saying that Jeb Bush would not be able to keep us safe as President, because 9/11 happened while his brother was President.

In science news, the European Space Agency and the Russians are going to send a robotic mission to the Moon’s south pole. The flight will launch in 2020, and spacecraft will take a look to see whether or not there is water, and other raw materials to make fuel and oxygen.

Plus, someone has created a Change.org petition that aims to change the official currency in Australia to the Dollarydoo.

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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