Friday, November 5, 2021

Briefly.

I might wake up early and go running. I also might wake up early and win the lottery. The odds are about the same.

Trivia #1: What is the nickname for University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)?
Trivia #2: What is the term for scoring 6 goals in a game of lacrosse?
Trivia #3: When Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert recorded his 11th career game with 300-plus yards passing, he tied what two players for the most such games in their first two NFL seasons?

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: “Search for life on other worlds tops astronomy to-do list”
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination, part deux: For the week leading into Halloween, Krispy Kreme temporarily changed its name to Krispy Skreme. Really.

The most useless play in professional sports? How about the NFL kickoff? Touchback after touchback. Useless. Let the receiving team just start first-and-ten from their 25-yard line. What about onside kicks, you say? OK, but the receiving team can’t recover inside of ten yards? Not just the kicking team, but both teams.

Article I’ll skip: ‘Jurassic World’ star’s post praising wife slammed by fans

Always entertaining, I think, when NFL Sunday falls on Halloween.

Good news: After 18 surgeries and a below-the-knee amputation, U.S. Army veteran Stephanie Vazquez was gifted a customized all-terrain wheelchair from Freedom Alliance, a national military support organization. The organization has been dedicated to helping veterans regain their mobility and independence with all-terrain wheelchairs for the last six years.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Whitney Rose, a mom of two from Utah, reported that her 3-year-old son’s hearing aids appeared to have been “softened” (edited out) out of his school photo.

“No gas? No squidgy!”

Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves. I know but hey, at least Houston didn’t win!

Potatoes make French fries, chips and vodka. It’s like the other vegetables aren’t even trying.

I know, I know, you don’t want to get the vaccine. Neither did Aaron Rodgers. How’d that work out?

Headline of the week: Iowa teacher’s body found under tarp at park, two students charged in killing. – Now, I didn’t like some of my teachers back in my day but…
Headline of the week, part deux: Airbnb reports $843M profit as revenue soars – as I type from my Airbnb this morning…

Back to baseball… I hate the “oven mitt” worn by some baserunners to help avoid injured fingers when sliding into a base. Back in the day… that kid/guy would be ridden all day (season) long.

Another great Chris Berman nickname: The Chuba Missle Crisis, named for Carolina running back Chuba Hubbard

I just need to see a few more campaign ads and then I think I’ll be ready to make my final decision. Said no one ever.

Trivia #1 answer: What is the nickname for University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM)? – Warhawks
Trivia #2 answer: What is the term for scoring 6 goals in a game of lacrosse? – A “sock-trick”
Trivia #3 answer: When Chargers’ quarterback Justin Herbert recorded his 11th career game with 300-plus yards passing, he tied what two players for the most such games in their first two NFL seasons? – Patrick Mahomes and Dan Marino

Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)

“As we sat on the front porch of that old grey house where I was born and raised
Stared out at the dusty fields where daddy always worked hard every day
I think it kind of hurt him when I said “Daddy there’s a lot that I don’t know
But don’t you ever dream about a life where corn don’t grow”

– Waylon Jennings

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