Friday, February 19, 2021

Briefly.

Friendly tip: Save business cards of people you don’t like. If you ever hit a parked car accidentally, just write “sorry” on the back of the card and leave it on the windshield.

Trivia #1: What entertainer performed at Rush Limbaugh’s fourth wedding – Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith?

Trivia #2: What is Canada’s national sport?

Trivia #3: What are the only two states to in the United States that have yet to send a team to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament?

Though nary an inch of snow, I went out and “shoveled” the driveway and cleared my 27-year old’s car. Why? Not because I’m a nice guy. That’s certainly not the case! I did it because a) I knew he wouldn’t and b) I didn’t want his footprints in the driveway. Can you relate??

Back to the Super Bowl – Did you see Jim Nantz after the game wearing his fask mask below his nose? What a buffoon! And Commissioner Roger Goodell not wearing a mask at all after fining teams hundreds of thousands of dollars during the season? Another buffoon.

People often ask; “Ed, what can you tell me about the Fan Controlled Football?” – No, I didn’t watch last week. Apparently, there is a draft each week. Interesting, but I don’t get it.

Twitter line of the week: “Dunking on Ted Cruz is like dunking on a 3-foot rim.” – Dan Rather

Have you ever heard a woman say to another woman “Hey, girlfriend!” OK, now have you ever heard a man say to another “Hey, boyfriend!” Just sayin’.

DYK: Male ladybugs are called ladybugs. Really.

It’s not too late to put in for your SPTO day – St. Patrick’s Day Paid Time Off

Record-breaking cold and severe winter weather across most of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of American Red Cross blood drives in approximately 30 states – impacting approximately 16,000 blood, platelet and convalescent plasma donations this month. Convalescent plasma is given to coronavirus patients in an effort to boost their immune response – antibodies in the plasma from a coronavirus patient are infused into a patient still fighting the disease.

Across all of sports, season tickets holders are now referred to as season ticket “members.” Really, are they trying to make people feel less like their being screwed?

In Paul Simon’s song “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”, he mentions 5 of them! Five! Don’t tell us there are 50 ways and then only give us 5!

Is the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young’s hair falling out, or is it me?

Quote for the week: “The bank is open and taking deposits!” – Celtics color commentator Brian Scalabrine after the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown hit a long, buzzer-beating, 3-point bank shot.

“Perseverance”, the most technologically advanced robot NASA has ever sent into space, traveled 293 million miles to reach, and land on, Mars. It will remain on Mars for nearly two years, searching for signs of ancient life and exploring the planet’s surface. Look, don’t get me wrong, I do hope scientists find something, but really, look around you. There is a reason aliens refuse to communicate with us.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Staff at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, have been encouraged to ditch the terms “mother” and “father” with the hope of being more gender-inclusive. ANU’s Gender-Inclusive Handbook has requested fathers be referred to as a “non-birthing parent” and the term “mother” be replaced with “gestational parent”, when discussing childbirth.
This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: Valparaiso University is looking for a new identity after announcing this week that it will retire the Crusaders name, logo and mascot because of “Negative connation and violence” associated with the imagery that it says has been adopted by “hate groups” and in “hate speech.” Gee whiz, I really hope “hate groups” don’t start using the term “Patriots!”

R.I.P. Rush Limbaugh (70) – Conservative media icon who for decades used his perch as the king of talk-radio to shape the politics of both the Republican Party and the nation. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame and National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and in 2019 had an estimated 15.5 million listeners. Forbes Magazine had his earnings at $84.5 million per year and once listed him as the fourth most generous celebrity.

Trivia #1 answer: What entertainer performed at Rush Limbaugh’s fourth wedding – Bon Jovi, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Aerosmith? – Elton John

Trivia #2 answer: What is Canada’s national sport? – Lacrosse (got ya??)

Trivia #3 answer: What are the only two states to in the United States that have yet to send a team to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament? – Alaska and Maine

Be careful out there.

“Just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just listen to me
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free”

– Paul Simon

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