Did you hear about these happenings?
Point: In Revere, Massachusetts, the owner of the company behind chalky, colorful confections such as Necco Wafers and Sweethearts has unexpectedly shut down operations at its Massachusetts plant and hasn’t said if candy production will resume. The Boston Globe reports Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday it is selling Necco brands to another manufacturer and closing down its Revere plant. The company had recently purchased Necco for $17.3 million at a bankruptcy auction in May. Round Hill did not identify Necco’s new owner. The closure came as a shock to the close to 230 workers at the plant who say they were told to pick up their final paychecks Friday.
Counterpoint: We sure hope that a new buyer comes through quickly and the employees are reinstated soon. Sweethearts will be gearing up for its busiest holiday: Valentine’s Day is in 169 days!
Point: In order to get a greenlight to erect the new monument of famous women Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, it had to be proven that Cady and Stanton had actually walked in Central Park.
Counterpoint: Did other statues in the park have to prove that they had actually walked there too? Men like Shakespeare, Beethoven, and Columbus
Point: Recently seen on an Orange County street driving to work: PMS X6
Counterpoint: He probably self-medicates with Twinkies and vodka. And a desk job.
Point: As of July 2018, the price of a cup of coffee in Venezuela hads risen 197,431% over the past six months.
Counterpoint: I haven’t had a Starbucks venti misto with non-fat milk and no foam in two weeks. I’m stopping there tomorrow morning. The recent ten cent increase for my drink now doesn’t seem so bad.
Point: “The atmosphere was very nice” said a nudist after a French art museum opened its doors to nudists for a day.
Counterpoint: Just letting them all hang out.