Friday, June 12, 2020

Briefly.

Trivia #1: In 1957, the Montreal Canadians’ Maurice Richard was suspended for the remainder of the season for what? – Striking an official, striking another player in the head with his stick, throwing a puck at a fan, stepping on an opponent with his skate.

Trivia #2: Phil Mickelson won his first major Championship in 2004. Where was this tournament held? Bonus: Who did he beat?

Trivia #3: In the U.S., as of May 1st, how many people under age 35 reportedly died from COVID-19? – 11, 329, 527, 920, 1,502, 21,011? 

The PGA is back! We’re getting there. Be positive. 

65-year old Jean Van Landeghem of Turnhout, Belgium has been receiving mysterious pizza deliveries that he never ordered for more than  decade.  He has no idea why. One day, Landeghem reportedly had 10 different delivery drivers come to his place on the same day. One of the deliveries was for 14 pizzas! 

I can’t possibly get into what the major sports leagues are trying to do to get their teams playing again. So complicated. You can argue with all of it, but it is merely a case of trying to address unprecedented circumstances. Good luck to all.

I attended a funeral service the other day. “Surreal” is such an understated description. Masks, social distancing, rules, etc. Really disheartening. 

Either two inches is huge, or murder hornets are small; make up your mind women!

Be careful out there.

Be careful out there, part deux: From January 1st through April 15, 18,235 Covid-19 scams were reported by Americans to the Federal Trade Commission with losses of $13.44 million. 

The cheers of the crowd will resound in New Zealand sports stadiums for the first time since March with more than 50,000 people expected to attend two matches this weekend in the opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Seattle 

Making a big life change is pretty scary. But, you know what’s even scarier? Regret. 

R.I.P. Ed Bradley (65) from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Bradley was a fixture in American living rooms on Sunday nights for a quarter century as a correspondent on “60 Minutes” and one of the first black journalists prominently featured on network television.

R.I.P. Robert “Uncle Bob” Rorke (81) – My uncle, a true Renaissance man, linguist, writer, philosopher, Master Chef, and gardener.  

Trivia #1 answer: In 1957, the Montreal Canadians’ Maurice Richard was suspended for the remainder of the season for what? – Striking an official, striking another player in the head with his stick, throwing a puck at a fan, stepping on an opponent with his skate. – Striking an official

Trivia #2 answer: Phil Mickelson won his first major Championship in 2004. Where was this tournament held? Bonus: Who did he beat? – Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia. Mickelson beat Ernie Els by a single stroke to win the Masters.

Trivia #3 answer: In the U.S., as of May 1st, how many people under age 35 reportedly died from COVID-19? – 11, 329, 527, 920, 1,502, 21,011? – 329

“In violent times
You shouldn’t have to sell your soul
In black and white
They really-really ought to know

Shout, shout
Let it all out
These are the things I can do without
Come on, I’m talking to you
Come on”
 

– Tears for Fears

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