Good afternoon, flying monkeys! A bit of wisdom from yours truly to jump start your day:
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.
Amen, me. Business!
Music legend Prince, found dead last week at his home in suburban Minneapolis, reportedly left no will. His sister said that the singer, a devout Jehovah’s Witness, requested to be buried in his house along with all of his belongings, and that the house be left untouched until he saw fit to resurrect himself and, quote, “Show y’all motherfuckers what I learned in the afterlife.”
Archaeologists in Mongolia have unearthed a 1,500-year-old mummy that appears to be wearing Adidas sneakers. “We’ve finally found him,” lead researcher Enkhtuya Enkhjargal said of the discovery, “the real O.G.”
Y’all GOTSTA give it up for Anna from the maaaaaiiiilllroooooooooom! She just won the company freestyle battle (sponsored by Warner Bros. new movie Barbershop: The Next Cut– now playing in select cities) for the fourth year in a row! Girl can spit, yanahmean? I don’t!
A tiger was seen wandering the streets of suburban Houston last week. “I certainly did not purchase, train, and release a tiger in the hopes that it would maul Dwight Howard in retaliation for all of the pain and suffering he has caused this great city over the past three years,” Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said at a recent press conference. “I’m sorry, what was the question again?”
Scientists have discovered a giant coral reef off the coast of Brazil. The reef is expected to disappear in 2-3 months, as the coral is harvested and mixed with elephant ivory and rainforest wood to create an expensive Chinese medicine used to treat occasional dandruff.
Jerry, please refrain from calling him “Bob Barker: Pet Eugenicist.”
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was recently photographed walking on the beach in Los Angeles with actress Heather Graham. Coincidentally, this week’s Goop newsletter includes Gwyneth Paltrow’s recipe for “Heather Graham crackers,” which calls for two non-GMO graham crackers covered in organic human shit.
Bernie Sanders’ campaign launched a special Snapchat filter on the day of the New York Democratic primary earlier this month, irritating some voters. The filter reportedly employed facial recognition to identify people making more than $35,000 a year and branded them with the words “CORPORATE FUCKING SCUM.”
The NFL Draft continues tonight! Or, as brain doctors call it, “Christmas.”
Speaking of the draft, former #1 overall draft pick JaMarcus Russell says he would play for free to get another shot at the NFL. Russell, who made $36.4 million during his 3 years in the league, is being hailed as “the Mother Teresa of football.”
Pictures have been posted online of a group of high school students in Princeton, New Jersey playing a Holocaust-themed game of beer pong. “Those pictures are definitely fake,” said junior Jon Hansen, one of the students allegedly involved in the game. “Just like the events it’s based on, that game never happened. Am I still suspended?”
I have just been informed that, quite RIDICULOUSLY, some people thought I plagiarized my earlier inspirational quote. I would like to assure you that, like my brotha in arms, the ever-vigilant Shaun King, I have been misrepresented. You see, in the first draft of this memo, I had properly attributed the above words to their source, the inimitable Marlon Wayans. Unfortunately for all involved, my editor inexplicably removed the attribution after the piece had left my hands. Utterly preposterous. And I don’t even have an editor. If I did, he would have been fired.
Stay strong, Shaun.