Happy Friday Bay Area! We had a wild week in news, and though not all of it was good news, we rounded up the biggest stories of the week for you. Check them out below.
In really awful news, a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying almost 300 passengers was shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a missile shot by pro-Russian Separatists. To make matters worse, it appears there were Americans as well as many top AIDS researchers heading to an international conference. Our condolences go out to those affected.
Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist/California hater Tim Draper who gained imaginary notoriety for buying a ton of those bitcoins seized by the US Government when Silk Road was disbanded, had another brilliant idea—hey, why not get rid of this whole unity thing and chop up California like a roasted pig about to hit the dinner table? Thus, the six-California plan was born, and since money talks, a whole bunch of people are actually listening to this plan. Though this whole thing is actually quite funny, the plan’s opponents are not amused.
Thanks to Drake’s stint on the teenage soap opera Degrassi, we’ve known (and had a big ole laugh) that Drake can actually act. His hosting on SNL was pretty well-received, and when he set his sights on the ESPYs we had pretty high hopes. And the Champagne Papi (his actual Instagram persona) did not let us down. He sparred with Blake Griffin, made up with Chris Brown, and threw some major shade at some of sports’ finest athletes.
Benji Cowart, Father, MAGIC! fan, and someone who, by his own account is “not afraid to do hard time,” really doesn’t like his daughter’s boyfriend, and he’s going to tell the world via a YouTube video. Sucks to be you, boyfriend!
Bear Naked Granola, excellent cereal makers and apparent drought ignorers wanted to have a little fun one day, so they picked a spot in San Francisco and built a massive 260-foot water slide, because why not?