Gabatron Morning Briefing – 7-13-16: Flyin’ With Mr. Cooper

The FBI has closed the books on their 45-year hunt for skyjacker D.B. Cooper. Cooper is an absolutely amazing story, no matter what happened to him. Over the years he has become a folk hero to some people – he swiped a bundle of cash before jumping out of a jetliner destined for freedom. He was also considered the world’s most infamous skyjacker – he held a plane hostage until his demands were met. Most experts say he probably died when he jumped out of the airplane, but they never found a body or all of the money. So I guess he officially got away with it.

How bad is the economy? Some towns have decided to abandon paving roads because it’s too expensive. So instead they’ll go old school with gravel roads.

The 9th circuit court of appeals has ruled that it’s a crime to visit a website if someone tells you not to. Basically, if I own a website and I for one reason or another ban you from visiting, and you do it anyway, you are actually accessing my computer without permission and that is a Federal crime.

The group that sang the Canadian National Anthem at the MLB All-Star Game is taking some heat for altering the lyrics. Instead of signing the original lyric of “With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free!” the group sang “We’re all brothers and sisters, All lives matter to the great” before eventually getting back to the actual lyrics.

Pornhub has announced that had a massive spike of Pokemon searches since Pokemon Go debuted. I realize that at this point there is a porn parody of literally everything, but that’s a little creepy.

Also, apparently most of the reported crimes involving Pokemon Go appear to be hoaxes.

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