The Reentry: November 28
You’ll never look at stuffing again. It wasn’t the Thanksgiving dinner that did you in so much as the utensil-less fistfuls of leftovers you delicately sampled for the rest of the weekend.
But while you were doing your best impression of a goose on a foie gras farm, the rest of the world kept on making news, starting with the heroic return of professional basketball…
A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE: The NBA reached a tentative agreement to save the season, which looks like it will now begin on Christmas Day. The deal heavily favors owners, who will see a $3 billion increase over the next 10 years.
THE GREENEST BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND EVER: According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, spending over Thanksgiving weekend reached a record $52.4 billion, up 16% from last year. Oh, and a lady pepper-sprayed a group of shoppers while in pursuit of an Xbox.
STILL OCCUPIED: This morning was the police deadline for the Occupy LA encampment, but as of press time, it’s still there. Police in riot gear advanced on the camp this morning, arresting three, but stopped shy of clearing the camp. Occupy Philadelphia scored a similar victory.
Have a great week. More work—way, way less pie.
- — C. Brian Smith