Howard tells us about the National Rifle Association's annual convention in May, in Dallas. Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is asking the NRA to hold it elsewhere. Caraway is a Second Amendment supporter; he says his concern is the cost of keeping the peace. Demonstrations are expected in the wake of the Florida high school shooting. The NRA responded: "No politician anywhere can tell the NRA not to come to their city." Actually, before the Parkland shooting, Dallas was more than willing to have the convention. It waived convention fees, because Dallas hotels wanted the room sales. And there will be a lot of them: more than 70,000 attendees are expected.
Steve said that actress Kirstie Alley picked a fight that she probably shouldn't have. She sent out a Tweet saying "I'm not trying to be mean but... Curling is boring." The US Olympic team and its fans fired back. TeamShuster, run by Curler John Shuster said quote "We're not trying to be mean either but your movies weren't exactly riveting theater Kirstie. #justsaying #curling #rockit #TeamUSA.
Then the fans got into it. JK from Suckerpunch wrote "Your response should have simply been, "Look who's talking..." Matt Wicklund wrote "Look who's talking" with the "profoundly normal" movies you've starred in, "Kirstie". This game of "sticks and stones" is the "runaway" favorite of the Olympics. Give curling "one more chance". "Cheers" And speaking of "Cheers", Team USA's Tyler George tweeted this one. "Diane > Rebecca".
Grace pointed out that men and women react differently, especially when it comes to getting sick. Meredith Masony of the TODAY Parenting Team and That's Inappropriate said "Once my husband comes down with a cold, there is no way to keep him from drafting his last will and testament". So she put together this video showing the "man cold versus the mom cold". She pretends she's talking to her husband who has the same cold that she does. "I'm vacuuming. What do you need? It's too loud? The vacuum is hurting your ears? You need soup? Of course you need soup. You need chicken soup. Obviously. Yes. Because you don't feel well. I have your soup. Yes, it's chicken noodle. No. Star noodles? Your mom makes chicken soup with star noodles? I'm not making chicken noodle soup with stars. You're a grown man. It's too hot? Are you kidding me? You need an ice cube? You have lost your ever loving mind. Has this cold gone straight to your brain? Ok, I just got off the phone with the attorney. He's gonna come by. I know it's after hours but he wanted to make sure that we drafted your will. You know, in case this one is the one that does you in. Yeah, obviously it's pretty serious. My jokes aren't funny? Ok, all right. I love you too and I hope you feel better. Enjoy the rest of your man cold."