The Charge: June 4, 2014
Tuesday's storm was one of those rush hour storms that end up drenching you on your commute. Even the most cynical among us who were cursing our clothes for getting so wet had to stop and admire the double rainbow that appeared afterward.Catch the rainbow that stretched the entire width of #NYC at sunset last night? Very cool. pic.twitter.com/UJQJL0earTin the hustle of busy streets of nyc, there happened to be a rainbow pic.twitter.com/KmjplCED5QEspectacular doble arco iris sobre Manhattan en #NYC vía @GaryHershorn : #rainbow pic.twitter.com/qebcivUh3u” @waldo_did_it llegando a #NYC !
Plus 10 for smiling down on us even though we're taking 2 away for hitting just at rush hour. The Charge is now 88%.
Dear Andrew Cuomo and Jerry Brown, bets are supposed to be fun. Especially sports bets between New York (aka the best city) and Los Angeles (not the second-best city, not even close).
Except apparently not. Cuomo said that if the Rangers lose (blasphemy!), he will send basically two items of humblebrag. First is a hockey puck that Cuomo made to celebrate his "hat trick" of three on-time bonuses (he's since made a "grand slam" baseball for making it the fourth year in a row), and the second item is a basket of "New York food," including spiedie marinade, chicken wing sauce from Buffalo, and a bottle of wine from the Finger Lakes. Um, ok, sure except where are bagels and pizza?
If that sounds like it sucks, you haven't even heard Brown's effort. If the Rangers win, he will send a California history book and brown rice cakes. Holy moly, does he just hate fun?
Minus 20. WTF is wrong with both of them? Here's hoping de Blasio and LA mayor Eric Garcetti do better. The Charge is now 68%.
Take note of Jimmy Fallon's bet with the Canadiens for a good bet:
Oh Times. Where to begin with this one? Maureen Dowd successfully trolled the Internet with her column today on her experience eating too much of a pot candy bar in Colorado." Maureen Dowd on pot candy bar: 'I became convinced that I had died'... drudge.tw/1oaMaXO"Some people will tell any lie to get press !I don't watch SNL much nowadays, but whatever skit they do on Maureen Dowd's pot trip/column will be too good to pass up.
"I was panting and paranoid, sure that when the room-service waiter knocked and I didn’t answer, he’d call the police and have me arrested for being unable to handle my candy," Dowd writes. "It took all night before it began to wear off, distressingly slowly."The whole thing is a metaphor for how the kinks need to be worked out in Colorado's pot law. Or something.
Minus 10 for doing this to us. But plus 2 back for at least trying something new. The Charge is now 60%.
Warm weather is here -- which means bugs! And bug spray. We've put together a guide on what to look for in a bug spray that will help keep those crawly critters away. For warding off whizzing and biting insects, the Charge goes up to 70%.