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Statt-us Update 6/16/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Heat Wave Continues

At least 16 US cities set or tied records for their highest temperature for the date, with Macon, Georgia, hitting 103 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. That was 3 degrees higher than the previous June 15 mark in Macon, set in 2010. Chicago’s O’Hare airport reported a record temperature of 96, which is 15 degrees above normal and well above the 77 degrees it was last year on that date. The prior mark was 95, most recently reached in 1994

Joe Burrow’s First Comments About His (Future) Second NFL Contract Are Revealing

“As a quarterback, you’re not playing the same game as everybody else on the field. You’re back there and it’s more of a mental chess match than it is a physical toll on your body. So when you get a chance to show your toughness, I think as a quarterback, you have to. And that’s popping up and not having bad body language if you get hit and popping back up, getting back in the huddle and doing it again.”

He joked that he’ll bring the trainer now on trips, but won’t consider also taking a chef until “the second contract.” Asked if he ever thinks about the numbers generated by guys like Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson, he kept it light.

“I mean the market is just exploding. It’s crazy the number that these guys are putting up and I think it’s well deserved,” Burrow said. “All those guys are playing at the top of their game. They’re being paid accordingly. But I’m not worried about (it). I like to make jokes about it, but really, I haven’t thought about it much right now.”(via)

Heard Says Depp convinced people that Edward Scissorhands was Real

after Guthrie mentioned how Depp’s lawyer called her testimony the “performance of a lifetime” and said she was acting. In response, a frustrated Heard said “Says the lawyer for the man convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?”  She is completely delusional and is just throwing anything out there to see what sticks.  I hope this doesn’t end up in court again.

Official Margaritaville Crocs Are Here

Announced today, the new limited-edition Crocs Classic Margaritaville Clog is touted as a collaboration that will allow wearers to “sit back, relax and unwind on island time wherever you go,” designed as “a unique

Appearance-wise, the clogs feature a tropical-inspired marble pattern of white, sea green, and sandy coral — but, as usual, the showstoppers are the custom Jibbitz charms. These clogs come with plenty, and they’re exactly what you’d hope they’d be: a tiny paper umbrella, ice cubes, a parrot bottle opener (that actually works!), a slice of lime, a shot glass, and a labeled “lost shaker of salt.” (Salt! Salt! Salt!) Though clearly it’s not lost because it’s attached to your Croc

So how can you score a pair? Well, Margaritaville is also in the casino business, and fans are going to need a bit of luck before they can put this collab on their feet. From now until June 16 at 12 p.m. ET, interest parties have to head over to to enter a drawing for a chance to purchase a pair — including the six Jibbitz charms — for $64. Crocs says that fans will be notified by email within 12 hours of the draw closing if they’ve won, and quantities are limited to one pair per customer.

Meanwhile, these Margaritaville Clogs are far from Crocs’ only food-and-beverage-related collaboration: We’ve previously seen the brand team up with the likes of KFC and Sweethearts. But is this Crocs best collab? I guess that depends how wasted away you are!

Sealed VHS tape of blockbuster film sells for $75,000 at auction

A sealed copy of “Back to the Future” on VHS sold for $75,000 at the first-ever VHS-only auction last week, becoming what is likely the most expensive videocassette to change hands at auction.

The VHS event, organized by Texas-based Heritage Auctions, featured a total of 260 sealed VHS tapes, most of which were classic, first-edition copies of beloved films from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The record-setting copy of “Back to the Future,” however, featured another rare distinction: It was previously owned by Tom Wilson, the actor who portrayed Biff Tannen in the “Back to the Future” trilogy.

In addition to the “Back to the Future,” bidders were also eager to get their hands on near-mint VHS copies of “The Goonies,” one of which sold for $50,000. A sealed copy of “Jaws,” meanwhile, sold for $32,500, while a copy of “Ghostbusters” went for $23,750. Other coveted titles included a promotional copy of “First Blood,” “Star Wars,” and a promotional copy of “Top Gun.”

The total for Heritage’s first-ever VHS auction exceeded expectations, netting $584,750.

It’s worth noting that each item on the auction block was factory-sealed in original packaging, and had been authenticated and graded by a verified grading service. Maddalena previously told Nexstar that buyers were mostly interested in first-editions too, but that doesn’t mean less-pedigreed versions of VHS tapes won’t be of interest in coming years, especially if interest persists and slightly less-perfect specimens become more popular among collectors.

Post Malone Would Love to Make a Country Album

Post Malone would love to release a country album.  The ‘Circles’ hitmaker just dropped his fourth studio effort, ‘Twelve Carat Toothache’, and became a father for the first time after his fiancée gave birth to their little girl.  The chart-topper has a hectic schedule, between his music career and now being a father, but if he ever gets a lengthy period of downtime again, he’d love to write some country songs.

Speaking on ‘The Howard Stern Show’, he said: “To be honest, there’s nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album [to put] on YouTube.  “I’m allowed to do that, I’m a human being.”

He continued: “[I] split my time between a lot of different things because I am happily obligated to do concerts and show love to my fans … and then I’m happily obligated to write music and make beats by myself, and I’m happily obligated to, you know, take care of my family.

“So, it’s a lot of time, and it’s about finding that space to allot that time.” He insisted: “If I get another year to myself, maybe I’ll make a f****** country album.”

The 26-year-old star previously revealed his mom raised him on country music. He said in 2017: “My love of country music came from my mom.

Whenever I was a little kid, a little niño, my mom would always play country in the car, so I guess that’s kinda where it came from.”

What’s more, Post previously shared his love for the genre by covering Brad Paisley’s ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’ and Sturgill Simpson’s ‘You Can Have the Crown’.

Fauci tests positive for Covid-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical adviser, has tested positive for Covid-19, the institute said Wednesday.

Fauci, 81, has mild symptoms and has been boosted twice, the institute said in a statement. The institute told CNN that he is being treated with the antiviral medication Paxlovid.
NIAID said Fauci found out that he was positive on a rapid antigen test. The director will work from home and follow agency protocol, returning to the National Institutes of Health campus only after he tests negative.
Fauci was scheduled to speak Thursday at a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on the status of the federal response to Covid-19 and plans to manage the pandemic. The agency said he will attend by videoconference.