Lobby Bar – September 1: Theatergoers Anonymous, the Bears of London, and a Brief History of Slaps

By Jeremy Del Nero on 1 September 2017
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Showdude. Join John Buckley at Wyndham’s Theatre in London for “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” While Audra McDonald’s performance was incredible, it just got us even more excited for Brian Stokes Mitchell in “Gentleman Day at Otto’s Kneipe und Restaurant,” opening in Munich next week.

Ursidae umbrella. Hop on the fastest and most comfortable – albeit not cheapest –way to get from London’s Heathrow Airport to the city center. The Heathrow Express will take you to Paddington Station in just 15 minutes, but be warned, we heard there may be some bears on the loose in the station. Cute, fuzzy, cuddly, deadly bears.

Dire consequences. It’s time for Jesse to hop into his time machine and explore great moments in travel history for the month of September. Find out how Jesse didn’t respect the Butterfly Effect and now it’s 2017 and Donald Trump is president and George Orwell’s apocalyptic predictions slid back 33 years.

Bear with us. Chow down with the FBT team at Michelle’s Kitchen in Rego Park, New York City. Don’t confuse Michelle’s Kitchen, this cute Mediterranean spot, with Hell’s Kitchen, a fabulous neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side, or you may encounter a different kind of cute, fuzzy, cuddle, and deadly bear. The team must have been extremely hungry and eaten the cupboards bare as the kitchen closed its doors soon after their visit.

We’re concerned. Didn’t quite satisfy that theatre craving? All right then, take a seat in the bleachers at the London Coliseum for “Bat Out of Hell.” However, to ease future theatre cravings, please try using a Theatre Patch or Theatre Gum, and consult with a dermatologist before going back to the theater.

Slaptastic. An unruly Hawaiian Airlines passenger was ordered to pay $98,000 restitution to the airline after he slapped a flight attendant and the plane had to return to Honolulu. The incident has entered the man into the Guinness Book of World Records for two events: the most expensive slap in history and, thanks to the plane’s strategic (and acoustic) location over the Pacific, the “slap heard round the world.”

Robo ruh roh. Hurricane Harvey has caused a spike in gas prices, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. The oil markets are jittery, and fear is causing shortages at the pump. Many drivers have started ordering jugs of gas off Amazon, but due to a mix-up, the warehouse retailer has been delivering Amazon Echos to the people in need. According to one man, despite multiple requests Alexa was unable to get his truck running.

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