Friday, June 5, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: Name the only two NBA players to have been named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season.

Trivia #2: In 1973, the NBA Baltimore Bullets moved to Washington. Before they took the name Washington Bullets, what was the name of the team? Bonus: The franchise was established in 1961 as what team name?

Trivia #3: In chemistry, what does “pH” stand for? 

Little girl: “Mum, did you want a daughter or a son?” Mum: “I wanted a back rub.” 

I can’t string two notes together but I know a good tune when I hear it. 

Speaking of the NBA, the season is beginning on July 31 with the top 22 ranked teams from earlier in the year. All games will be played at Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: 

A study published in the journal ‘Integrative Organismal Biology’ shows that beards may have evolved to help fight-hungry humans better absorb blows to the head. Ahhhh, or they “evolved” before razors were invented??? 

We have a few hummingbird feeders in the backyard. Very active. These birds are cool. Most range from 3-5 inches in length and their wings flap as many as 80 times per second! They can fly as fast as 34 MPH and dive at up to 49 MPH. 

I was watching the ESPN 30 for 30 series on Lance Armstrong. Amongst several things about him that turned my stomach, he was addressing the Rice University football team that his son was playing on. He made reference to his son and stated how much he rooted for “number 48” and looked over at his son. After the talk, he was talking with his son and a couple of players when his son said (paraphrased) “that was great Dad, but I’m number 35.” What a dink. 

Do you say “cut the grass” or “mow the lawn?” I find myself saying both. 

Tomorrow, June 6, will be the loneliest remembrance  of D-Day ever as almost everyone – from government leaders to frail veterans who might not get another chance for a final farewell to their unlucky comrades. Of course it is the coronavirus pandemic that is keeping everyone away. What a shame. 

A watched pot of water doesn’t boil. 

R.I.P. Wes Unseld (74) – I remember the guy. What a beast! He was a former NBA Rookie of the Year and MVP. He was a Finals series MVP and had a career average of 14 rebounds per game over 13 seasons.

R.I.P. Steve Priest (72) – Founding member, bassist and vocalist for the legendary UK glam rock band Sweet. 

Trivia #1 answer: Name the only two NBA players to have been named Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season. – Wilt Chamberlain (1960) and Wes Unseld (1969)

Trivia #2 answer: In 1973, the NBA Baltimore Bullets moved to Washington. Before they took the name Washington Bullets, what was the name of the team? Bonus: The franchise was established in 1961 as what team name? – They were briefly the Capital Bullets and in 1961 established as the Chicago Packers.               

Trivia #3 answer: In chemistry, what does “pH” stand for? – pH stands for the Power of Hydrogen and is a scale to specify how acidic or basic a water-based solution is. 

“I don’t wanna know your name
‘Cause you don’t look the same
The way you did before
O.K. you think you got a pretty face
But the rest of you is out of place
You looked alright before
 

Fox on the run” 

– Sweet

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