David Ortiz Named MVP, Halloween Tricks and Treats
Oct. 31, 2013
By ABC News
David Ortiz Named MVP After Red Sox World Series Win
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They love him so they call him Big Papi. Last night he threw his hands in the air, cause he's the Most Valuable Playa.
David Ortiz, so feared for his hitting ability that the St. Louis Cardinals walked him every chance they got last night, was named MVP of the MLB last night after his team, the Boston Red Sox, won the championship.
Halloween Tricks and Treats
What's scarier than David Ortiz's hitting ability? Halloween!
It's the annual holiday devoted to tricks n' treats, though Social Climber prefers tricks to treats.
In New York, the 40th Halloween parade returns to Greenwich Village this year after nearly being cancelled due to lack of funds. The parade raised just enough money in the weeks leading up to Halloween on Kickstarter. It was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy.
Now where's the Candy Corn?
Marvin Gayes' Kids Suing Robin Thicke
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Pause that record and hold the twerking, Robin Thicke.
The singer and co-writer of "Blurred Lines," the pop hit that has the ability to implant itself in one's memory and play on repeat all day long, is being sued by Marvin Gaye's family over copyright infringement.
Thicke and his co-writers filed a suit against Gaye's family pre-emptively, saying that they expected to be sued for Blurred Lines' similarity to Gaye's "Got to Give It Up." Now, Gaye's children have filed a countersuit claiming that Thicke ripped off that song as well as others from Gaye's catalogue. They accuse Thicke of having a "Marvin Gaye fixation," according to the Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news.
McDonald's Will Start Selling Bags of Coffee Beans
Love the McCafe coffee menu?
You're in luck. Starting soon, McDonald's will sell bags of its fresh ground coffee beans for customers to brew at home. Now if the Social Climber could just find a way to churn out Big Macs and, mmm, those McDonald's fries at home, we'd be all set.
Tobacco Buying Age Raised to 21 in NYC
Young smokers are going to have travel further to buy that next pack of smokes after the New York City Council raised the age of legal tobacco purchase to 21 last night.
The new law, which Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he will sign, raises the age from 18 and makes New York the strictest city for smokers in the country, according to the New York Times. The legal age for tobacco purchase in New York state remains 18.
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