It’s Friday! Time for News & Booze…

1. YOU KNOW IT’S COLD…

…when the waves in the ocean are frozen. Check out these stunning photos of semi-frozen icy waves hitting the shore in Nantucket: SEE PICS

Bodhi would still have tried to surf this wave in ‘Point Break.’

 

2. NET NEUTRALITY 

The FCC approved strong net neutrality rules that “protect open Internet” by banning “paid prioritization.” It means Internet companies can’t charge content producers like Netflix or social media companies for faster, more reliable access to content. Still confused? Here’s what you need to know: READ IT

“Pheebs! You’re blocking the porn! Look out!”

3. MIDEAST DRAMA SPEECH CONTROVERSY: Israel and U.S. relations have seemed to hit a new low ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to Congress about the dangers of a nuclear deal with Iran. Netanyahu was invited by Republicans; Obama’s National Security Advisor says the speech will be ”destructive to the fabric of the relationship” between Israel and the U.S. NY TIMES

BANKSY GOES TO GAZA: Graffiti artist Banksy went undercover in Gaza. He created street art and a mock travel video: WATCH 

 

4. MEDIA  

One of New York’s two rival tabloids soon may have new ownership. New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman says the paper was approached “a few weeks ago” about “our potential interest in selling the Daily News,” but he wouldn’t say by whom. The Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. CNN MONEY

As long as they don’t fire the headline writers… “Headless Body In Topless Bar.” 

 

5. BUSINESS

January brought the U.S.’s first period of deflation since since October 2009. According to the Labor Department, prices for goods declined -0.1% from a year ago. That means it actually cost less to buy things in America this year than it did in January 2014, mostly because of falling gas prices. CNN MONEY

Can we call it ‘Deflation-gate’ and blame the Patriots?

 

6. TECH

Apple has invited journalists to a mystery event called Spring Forward– on March 9, the first day of Daylight Saving Time. The “timing” suggests the company will reveal the Apple Watch. FORTUNE

Whaddaya think of that new Invicta now?

 

7. SPORTS 

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been reinstated after a judge ruled in the NFL Players Association’s lawsuit against the NFL. The league had suspended Peterson for his involvement in a child abuse case. ABC NEWS

 

8. ENTERTAINMENT  

Actress Lupita Nyong’o's Oscar dress reportedly was stolen from her hotel room at the London West Hollywood. The Calvin Klein gown is made with 6,000 white pearls and costs $150,000. NY DAILY NEWS

Now available on eBay for $39.99 OBO.

 

9. TV TIME

Season Three of House of Cards debuts today on Netflix. Complex ranked ‘Everyone Frank Underwood Has Screwed Over on House of Cards (In Order of How Badly He Screwed Them)’. READ IT

Need a refresher? YouTubers superstars The Fine Brothers have created another of their trademark single-take recaps for the show’s first two seasons: WATCH IT

Dear Friends: See ya Monday.

 

10. WEEKEND BOX OFFICE

FOCUS: Comedy. Stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie. A veteran con man takes a novice under his wing as he and his team go for the big score in Las Vegas. REVIEW

THE LAZARUS EFFECT: Horror. Stars Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde. A medical researcher has found a way to revive the dead, but things go wrong when a subject is revived — and something evil is within her. REVIEW

 

11. OTHER SHTUFF   

For the 24th year in a row, the most popular dog in the U.S. is the Labrador retriever, according to the American Kennel Club. Bulldogs hit a new high in 2014; so did French bulldogs. SEE LIST

 

RETWEET

@juliussharpe: From school to work, I’ve spent the majority of my life staring out a window, waiting to leave.

 

And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Friday, February 27, 2015…

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