- British Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned after only six weeks on the job. Her tenure was the shortest in the country’s history.
- An executive at the vegan food company Beyond Meat has left the company after biting a man’s decidedly non-vegan nose during a fight at a University of Arkansas football game.
- Late night TV host James Corden was banned from the New York City restaurant Balthazar after being repeatedly abusive to the wait staff. Even worse for Corden, the headlines resulted in a flood of similar stories, including this cringe-worthy airline one.
- This year’s snow crab season in Alaska has been cancelled following the unexplained disappearance of an estimated 1 billion crabs. If you have seen the missing 1 billion crabs, you are asked to please contact the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.
- Unusually warm temperatures are pushing back the opening of Colorado’s ski resorts.
- NBA Hall of Famer and former Denver Nugget Dikembe Mutombo is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.
- So Many Roads, a Grateful Dead-themed brewery in the Baker neighborhood, took its theme a little too literally. It has been ordered to close for the month of November after an employee was allegedly caught selling cocaine from a back room.
- Only 7% of Americans have “a great deal” of trust and confidence in the media, according to a Gallup poll released this week.
- The recent SMU-Navy football game was delayed after the SMU pony mascot soiled the field during a touchdown celebration.
- Dan Wieden, the co-founder of the advertising agency Wieden+Kennedy and a driving force behind Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign, passed away at the age of 77.
- More than two dozen coffins with human remains were left dangling in the air after a multi-story cemetery building partially collapsed in Naples, Italy.
- They say water finds its own level. And, in that spirit, Kanye West plans to buy the fringey social media platform Parler.
- Lara Logan’s career descent continues. A decade ago, she was a high-profile reporter for “60 Minutes.” This week, she was banned from one of the last networks to welcome her – Newsmax – after she told host Eric Bolling that “the open border is Satan’s way of taking control of the world,” and added that the world’s elites “want us eating insects [and] cockroaches” while they “dine on the blood of children.”
- Reports say that Elon Musk plans to cut 75% of Twitter’s employees if/when he completes the acquisition of the social media platform.
So, who won the week?
- COHN Marketing has promoted CJ Powell to Vice President of Brand.
- The Denver Press Club inducted Sandra Dillard, Roslalind “Bee” Harris, Mike Littwin, Kathy Walsh and the late Alan Berg into its Hall of Fame.
- Former 9News anchor Kyle Dyer has been named host of PBS’s show “Colorado Inside Out.” Dyer replaces former longtime host Dominic Dezzutti.
- Q3 earnings reports were released for many publicly traded PR firms, and IPG posted a 7.8% increase in organic growth, Omnicom saw a 12.6% increase and Publicis reported a 23.5% increase.
- The average one-way commute in Denver is now 2.1 minutes shorter than prior to the start of the pandemic. That represents a 7% decrease.
- Elton John added a surprise concert in Denver as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
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Another great post – keep these coming, they are an anticipated treat to end the week!