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July 21, 2017 37 Comments

Friends, Romans, countrymen – I deeply apologize for my lack of a T.G.I. Five-Day last week. I took a week-long vacation to Migraine City (it’s lovely this time of year!). My one regret? You had to get your news from a less famous entertaining source.

But… onwards and upwards!

 

1) Graded “D” for “douche”

Okay. Just about every single one of us has had one of those breakups – the kind where you’d do just about anything to never see the other person again. 21-year-old Nick Lutz apparently had a nasty breakup with his ex-girlfriend, and initially took Normal Person steps to avoid contact with her: blocking her on social media, phone, etc.

And just about every single one of us has also been on the other side of the equation – heartbroken, sad, writing sappy apology letters begging to be taken back. Nick’s ex did exactly that. Then Nick’s friends, being of the dude-bro variety, thought it would be hilarious for him to grade it à la a term paper. He gave it a 61/100, citing the “long intro, short conclusion, strong hypothesis but nothing to back it up”.

Then… it got messy. He Tweeted it.

(That was a douche move, Nick. I’m a grammar enthusiast… but srsly. Not cool.)

You’ll notice that it went totally insane online – being retweeted over 100,000 times. His ex went to the sheriff’s office and also to the University of Central Florida, where Nick is a student, and filed a grievance against him. (She is not a student there.) The university suspended him for summer and fall classes, saying he violated the student conduct code.

Nick appealed the suspension this week – and won. Yay for free speech… but have fun explaining this to all your future girlfriends (and employers!).

 

2) ♪ ♫ It’s getting hot in here ♫ ♪

Honeywell (makers of fans and many other things) released their annual list of the sweatiest cities in the US… and I am just delighted to announce that I live in one of them! (Actually, I kind of am. It means that all my bitching about how disgusting it is outside is accurate.)

Without further adieu… here are the sweatiest cities in the US! You can just smell the B.O. from here.

  • New York
  • Washington, D.C. (the current political climate doesn’t help either!)
  • Chicago (a nice balance to how freaking cold it is during the winter!)
  • Miami
  • Boston (♪ Boston, you’re my home! ♪)
  • Philadelphia
  • Atlanta (or, as it’s more colloquially known, Hotlanta)
  • Tampa
  • Houston
  • New Orleans (I’m honestly surprised this isn’t higher)

How many days until fall? Asking for a friend.

 

3) Just a little tired

While you’re spending your summer eating ice cream and floating around on inflatable swans, the Tour de France rages on. (I’m not judging you. I’m hibernating in my air-conditioned cave. Remember, I live in the 5th sweatiest city in the United States.)

And as soon as it gets a little cooler, I’m going to start exercising… just not as hard as 27-year-old cyclist Paweł Poljański. He posted this picture on his Instagram after 16 stages in the race and it’s INSANE.

After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired 😬 #tourdefrance

A post shared by Paweł Poljański (@p.poljanski) on

My legs are tired just from hauling the groceries in from the car. This guy is AMAZING! Godspeed, Paweł!

 

4) China makes a bold policy move

Sad news for Beliebers – China has banned Justin Bieber from performing in the country because of his “bad behavior”. (I am not making this up.)

An ardent Bieber fan asked the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture why the Biebs wasn’t allowed to schedule dates in China during his upcoming tour of Asia, and they responded:

“We sympathize with your feelings. Justin Bieber is a talented singer but is also a controversial young foreign idol. We understand that there are records of his bad behavior, whether it is in his private life abroad or on stage…. his inappropriate manner has caused public discontent.”

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‘Twas a simpler time.

Other artists, such as Oasis, Björk, and Maroon 5, have been banned at times from performing in China, but that was for their political views (as opposed to being a Very Bad Boy).

 

5) Journalistic integrity is alive and well

We all make mistakes. And it’s really important, especially when you’re a news source, to correct them. That’s why it’s awesome that the New York Times issued this correction:

I still have faith in the media.

 

 

What do you think about Mr. Love Letter’s situation? Which sweatiest city on the list would you like to visit (when it’s not sweaty!)? Do you have the will to go on after hearing the news about Justin Bieber? Let’s discuss in the comments!

 

 

37 Comments

  1. Reply

    Diana Villa

    July 21, 2017

    I totally agreed that Miami is one of the sweatiest cities in USA 😀

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      Caitlin

      July 21, 2017

      Oh, I bet! My husband is heading there for work in August – out of the frying pan and into the fire haha!

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    Kirstine

    July 21, 2017

    Haha 😂 Thank you! That was most definately some news I dident know that I needed to know!!!

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    Sarah-Louise Bailey

    July 21, 2017

    Great post! Miami is very beautiful with awesome beaches. I wad there for about 3 years. It was nice 🙂 Yes itsone of the sweatiest cities

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    Pam

    July 21, 2017

    I’m seriously surprised San Antonio, TX didn’t make it to the list, but feel bad for the cities who have it worse than us. (Humidity doesn’t seem to be as bad here as it is up there – I was raised up there, but the sun feels ten times stronger here!).

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    Amber

    July 21, 2017

    That is funny at China. I mean, I don’t blame them. Justin is kinda a pain in the ass.

    And I LOVE that correction.

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    Melissa Chapman

    July 21, 2017

    Those are amazing legs, a little too much vein. Justin Bieber is making some reputation, first eggs now banned from China. Great post hope you feel better and don’t sweat it.

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    Karen Morse

    July 21, 2017

    OMG, I guess that’s how Nick dealt with the sadness from the break-up but that doesn’t justify his actions. He’s like a bitter, childish ex. Lol. I’m in Florida and it is HOT in here!!! I can’t believe that legs could look that tired! Love the NY Times edit!

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    Helene Cohen Bludman

    July 21, 2017

    I can’t get those legs out of my mind. 😯 Really gross!

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    Claudia Krusch

    July 21, 2017

    I had no idea China has banned Justin Bieber from performing there. The photo of the cyclists legs is crazy. I can feel how sore they are just looking at them.

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    parentingpatch

    July 21, 2017

    I have no sympathy for Justin Bieber and his ban in China based on much of his past behavior. I am totally tired of all this heat.

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    Corinne & Kirsty 🌸 (@corinnekirsty)

    July 22, 2017

    Poor Bieber fan… probably good news for anyone not fan of him ahah! The guy and that letter… yeah, welcome to doucheland

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    theclutterboxblog

    July 22, 2017

    So many people don’t understand privacy anymore. Sucks that a single post of a letter is going to affect his life so much. On the other hand WOW Douche. I had no idea China banned artists… I don’t follow bieber but could he be that bad? There are worse out there, I’m sure.

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    thehouseturnedhome

    July 22, 2017

    The sweatiest list made me laugh. Such a strange thing to make a list of! I don’t agree with most of the things that China does, but I silently cheered them on for banning Justin.

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    Rosey

    July 22, 2017

    I’m surprised about the suspension for the tweeted letter. It was a d-bag thing to do, but not sure suspension from school was relevant as a repercussion.

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    La Shell

    July 22, 2017

    Omg those legs scared me! LOL! I love this post. Justin can’t seem to get it all together can he?

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    eazynazy

    July 22, 2017

    I love Miami too <3 and those legs hawww they are scary lol

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    Julie I Aloha Lovely

    July 22, 2017

    Wow, I didn’t hear about the douchy ex-boyfriend. Way to take the high road dude.

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    Gloria

    July 22, 2017

    I actually clicked the link to check if you were kidding about Justin Bieber. Can’t stop laughing! This is hilarious.

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    Ankita

    July 22, 2017

    Hats off to the cyclist Paweł Poljański..He amazed me with his love for cycling..:)

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    On women's mind

    July 23, 2017

    It’s such a interesting post, enjoyed it thoroughly. I think guy deserves it to some extent he made fun of her emotions ….( but pardon me I enjoyed 61/100… ) and yes I was also surprised , Justin Bieber show got cancelled because of his behaviour issues … strange.

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    Chi Le

    July 23, 2017

    Wow, so wonderful

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    Kufc Uory Themor

    July 23, 2017

    Vital post for the end of the month. Gotta save this down my note.
    P/S: Poljanski’s post gave me goosebumps though.

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    Mai Hoang

    July 23, 2017

    woww, this’s relly an interesting story. I enjoyed it thoroughly 😀

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    July 23, 2017

    I have lost any interest about Justin Bieber’s career when he was being a smart mouth in a video I watched. This is very interesting!

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    Nadine Cathleen

    July 23, 2017

    Love this compilation! And omg these legs… he needs some water!

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    Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money

    July 23, 2017

    I can tell you another way to get your legs to look that way: get pregnant for the third time and walk around all day with two preschoolers. It’s a killer workout and makes your legs look less than sexy.

    Love your news! Hope the migraines stay away!

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    Nayantara | MommyingbabyT

    July 23, 2017

    I dont blame China really. JB came to India and lip synched songs apparently and it totally did not justify the outrageous amount of money people had to pay for tickets. hahah

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    Elizabeth O

    July 23, 2017

    I love the real news media, nyt, wsj, wp, lap and more. Karma will catch up with Nick, rest will heal Pawel, and the rest I have nothing to add.

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    Stefanie

    July 24, 2017

    oh my gosh i didn´t hear about the guy and the letter of his ex…. I feel so sorry for this poor girl

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    irishred13

    July 24, 2017

    As someone who lives in DC I can agree. It is hot and muggy here. Yuck!

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    circleskirtsandpetticoats

    July 24, 2017

    The only reason I had heard about hat guy grading his ex-girlfriends apology letter is because my fiancé went to UCF! Boston made the top 10 list of sweatiest cities and I totally agree (especially when you’re riding public transport)!

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    angie the freckled rose

    July 24, 2017

    I had no idea I lived in one of the sweatiest cities (Boston) The things you learn! I just visited Washington D.C. and I was indeed sweaty. Holy hot. Those are some legs! I’m eating ice cream as I’m making this comment. That picture is making me want to get outside and walk lol

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    Jordan Nelson

    July 24, 2017

    Kind of upset Las Vegas didn’t make a top sweaty city, but then again it is a “dry heat” here so maybe that is why. I saw the tweet pop up on my twitter feed. That’s so insane haha. This was a really entertaining read.Subscribing now.

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    Louise x (@withlovefromlou)

    July 24, 2017

    I’ve always wanted to visit New York and New Orleans. I’m not sure I could cope with all the sweatiness though! :p

    Louise x

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    Brittany Muddamalle

    July 24, 2017

    Hahaha I can’t believe that nick did that. He seriously graded her letter to him. That’s hysterical.

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    Alayna

    July 26, 2017

    I will actually be heading to Texas in a couple weeks and Houston is one of the cities we will be going to. Definitely packing lightweight clothes!! Great article, thanks for sharing!

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