Here are a few things in news, sports, entertainment and popular culture that we’ve been talking about lately.

• The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department begins tweeting on Twitter. OMG TDIFU! (Translation: Oh my god, this doughnut is freakin’ unbelievable!)

• Miss California’s quest for the Miss USA 2009 crown ends after she draws Perez Hilton’s question about same-sex marriage in the final interview. Then, realizing that she could have drawn the questions of any of 11 other judges instead, Miss California departs Las Vegas with a keen hatred of the laws of probability.

• The Detroit Lions unveil a new, meaner leaping lion mascot. A move undercut only slightly by the lion’s unofficial nickname: “Bubbles.”

• A 100-year-old woman from New Jersey becomes the oldest competitor in the history of the United States Bowling Congress Women’s Championships. At least when she bowls her age, it’s not cause for embarrassment.

•Contestant Susan Boyle’s surprising performance on “Britain’s Got Talent” goes viral and wows the world. Susan Boyle: 1 hexillion, Childhood Bullies: Zip.


• The NORML Foundation plans to run pro-marijuana ads on nationwide cable networks. For maximum audience impact, they’ll air at 3 in the morning between the Twinkies and Cheetos commercials.

•Researchers think they may have found the tomb of Cleopatra and Marc Antony near Alexandria, Egypt. The collection of “Hello Bastet” purses was the tip-off.

•Florida investigators try to figure out why more than 20 polo ponies dropped dead before a match. The chief suspect: A tiny felt man who goes by the alias “Ralph Lauren.”

• Serial birther Nadya Suleman wants to trademark the name “Octomom.” Apparently, “Irresponsible Crazy Breeder” is already taken.

Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Las Vegas police officer on being PETA's Sexiest Vegan Next Door
Las Vegas police officer David Anthony talks vegan lifestyle and how he feels about being voted PETA's sexiest Vegan next door from his home on Monday, July 9, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas
Over 40,000 People Attend The 4th Of July Parade In Summerlin In Las Vegas. (Janna Karel Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Bark-Andre Furry meets Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog
Two of NHL's furriest fans met at the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace on Tuesday, June 18, 2018, in Las Vegas. Vegas Golden Knights superfan Bark-Andre Furry and Washington Capitals superfan Ovie the Bulldog shared a plate of meatballs and spaghetti with help from Logan, "The Girl with the Hat." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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