Overnight Underground News 01-31-2020

Coronavirus Alert Level 4 Citizen, Greta Nobel Prize and Name Trademark, Punxsutawney Phil PETA Clash Update, Minnie Mouse Vegas Beatdown, Daylight Savings Time Equals Death

One quick update today in the continuing coronavirus newswatch. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the State Department is increasing the China Travel advisory to Level 4. (sfx) What does this mean? Should everyone panic? Of course they should. But, level 4 essentially means DO NOT TRAVEL. Do not travel to China, do not collect 400 Yen, go directly to the nearest western country and stay the hell away from China. There is no truth to the rumors that President Trump was considering leading a trade delegation to the People’s Republic of China over the weekend on a “friendship mission” and having a nice bowl of snake head and bat soup with the Chinese Premier. But a number of Democrats on Capitol are one hundred percent behind the trip. 

Secretary Pompeo on Twitter

@StateDept is increasing the #China Travel Advisory to Level 4 – Do Not Travel. This is due to the spread of the novel #coronavirus throughout China & the @WHO determination that the outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. https://t.co/BIIUdavoP0

All around perpetually angry child and eco-cult leader Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. You know, I’ve seen her speak, with that scowly mouth and her eye bulging out lookin’ like she’s gotta’ kill something, she sure doesn’t look peaceful. Anyway, The Local is reporting that not one, but two sweedish MP’s have nominated grumpy Gretta for the award. It’s not the first time for the petulant pre-pubescent, last year she was nominated and was beaten by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (byte) Actually, I’d pay to watch that match. Oh, and in other Greta news, the uber-woke wonderkid has filed an application to trademark her name, according to the guardian. (byte)

Greta Thunberg files application to trademark her name

The climate activist Greta Thunberg has said she has applied to register her name and that of the Fridays For Future movement she founded in 2018, which has gone global and catapulted her to international fame.

An update from a previous story on the overnight underground news, regarding PETA, you know the organization for the ethical treatment of blah blah blah, not the delicious flat bread that pairs really well with thinly sliced and seasoned lamb and delectable meat based kebabs. You may remember, Peta wanted the town of PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa to replace Punxsutawney Phil with an animatronic gizmo, like they have at Disney, because coming out to look for his shadow once a year is cruel and unusual or something. Well anyway, the town told PETA to take a hike. (byte) Whole lot of do-do going on there. Here at the Overnight Underground, we say, eat all the animals you like, just skip the bat soup, OK. 

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club responds to PETA’s request to ‘retire Phil’

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (WJAC) — The president of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is calling for Punxsutawney Phil to retire and be replaced with an animatronic version of the groundhog. The Inner Circle says it found out about PETA’s letter from the media and adds that the idea of replacing Punxsutawney Phil with a groundhog with artificial intelligence is outrageous.

In other animal news, a woman dressed as Minnie Mouse gave a vicious beat down to a security guard on the Vegas strip. The video of the incident, which has gone as viral as the coronavirus, also shows her partner, dressed as Mickey, trying to intervene. Not to be outdone, a bystander, dressed as goofy, watches the unfolding drama from afar. You can check out the whole sordid affair on the New York Post, a link to the video is available on today’s Overnight Underground post at johnford dot net. 

Costumed Minnie Mouse pummels Vegas security guard in wild beatdown

You won’t see this on Disney+. A woman dressed as Minnie Mouse got into a wild brawl on the Las Vegas Strip that was caught on a now-viral video. Minnie quickly lost her head – at least from her Disney costume – as she repeatedly threw haymakers at a redheaded woman wearing a jacket with “Security” on the back.

Minnie Mouse Fight

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You are not alone in your hatred of daylight savings time. According to anew study, published in Current Biology, that the dreaded moving ahead of clocks leads to more  fatal car crashes in the US the week following the change. Oh well, I guess we have to cull the herd one way or another. 

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