Friday, February 25, 2022

Briefly.

May God, or whomever it is that you call out to, save us all.

Trivia #1: Going back to Monday, President’s Day. What sport did all of the following U.S. Presidents (Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George W, George H. W.) participate in – football, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, boxing, swimming, rugby
Trivia #2: Playing only in the 1745-1975 seasons for the Oakland Athletics, what position was listed on the front of Herb Washington’s baseball card?
Trivia #3: What is the first element on the periodic table? – No hint. Either you know it or you don’t

Some people outgrow childhood shenanigans. Some of us master them.

Article I’ll skip: ANY concerning Aaron Rodgers. Add Antonio Brown to that list as well. “AB?” How about “A-hole!”

Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: The ink, coating films and the paperboard on which scratch tickets are printed are all nontoxic, nonhazardous, recyclable and biodegradable. It is a silicone, or wax-based, nonadhesive material that is tested and meets federal Environmental Protection Agency standards. Do you feel better now?

The debate rages on about whether it is fair for transgender females to compete against biological females. I don’t understand the argument and the recent Ivy Leagues swimming championships were a pretty good example where such athletes not only won their events, they broke records and dominated.

Quote for the week: “You know what they say? Blues musicians play 3 notes in front of 10,000 people, jazz musicians play 1,000 notes in front of 3 people.” – Steven Stills

They are one person
They are two alone
They are three together
They are for each other

A 41-year-old man, his 31-yeard-old wife, 1-year-old daughter and their dog were found dead on a hiking trail this past August near the Merced River in the Sierra National Forest. They were found more than 1.5 miles from where their vehicle was parked and had run out of water where the temperatures were as high as 109 degrees Fahrenheit, in an area with little shade. What are we thinking folks?!

Brittany Spears inked a contract with publisher Simon & Schuster valued at more than $15 million dollars. Some things are starting to make sense to me now.

Headline of the week: “Minnesota shooting outside funeral home leaves 1 man dead, 3 others injured” – OK, help me out. Doesn’t the shooting outside the funeral home leave 2 dead?

Thank God for the PGA! Last Sunday afternoon, my viewing choices were the NBA All Star game, some NAZCAR race, Bull Riding, the Olympics and the Genesis Invitational golf tournament. Saved!

Speaking of the PGA, where is the respect? Once known as a “Gentlemen’s Game” now sees the likes of Justin Thomas… wearing a hoodie.

Speaking of bull riding, the guy who chases down the bull after the bull throws the rider. Who wants THAT job?!

National Floors Direct boasts the following on their television advertisements: “We’ll beat anyone’s price by 15%, or it’s free!” – Think about that. Do they think we are all idiots? Here’s an assumed dialogue: “I saw your quote. I’m sorry but we can’t beat that price by 15% so we’ll just do the job for nothing.”

The 27 NBA players picked originally or via injury for the 2022 All-Star teams will make in salary, just this season – $741,569,672 total or $27,465,543 per player. Not a bad gig, if you can get it

Congratulations to the Haverhill High School basketball and hockey programs, both qualifying for post-season tournaments after both programs came in with less than promising preseason aspirations. Hillie pride!

I am intrigued by the Biathlon, the sport that combines cross-country skiing and target shooting with rifles. Who came up with THAT combo? How about an alternative “sport?” How about distance running and ax-throwing? Fly fishing and rock-skipping?

Speaking of the Olympics, Finland’s cross-country skier Remi Lindholm suffered a frozen penis in the 50km mass start race. Hmmm. Good thing he wasn’t competing in the biathlon, huh? It would have been pretty uncomfortable lying down with his rifle for the shooting aspect.

Trivia #1 answer: Going back to Monday, President’s Day. What sport did all of the following U.S. Presidents (Roosevelt, Eisenhower, George W, George H. W.) participate in – football, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, boxing, swimming, rugby– They were all sports cheerleaders
Trivia #2 answer: Playing only in the 1745-1975 seasons for the Oakland Athletics, what position was listed on the front of Herb Washington’s baseball card? – “Pinch Run”

Trivia #3: What is the first element on the periodic table? – No hint. Either you know it or you don’t – Hydrogen (H)

Happy New England Clam Chowder Day!

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

“Forgive me if my fantasies might seem a little shopwarn
I’ve sure you’ve heard it all before I wonder what’s the right form
Love songs written for you it’s been going down for years
But to sing what’s in my heart seems more honest than the tears

I am curious
Don’t want to hurry us
I’m intrigued with us
Ain’t this song a bust
I don’t care dark star”

p- Crosby, Stills & Nash

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