Friday, March 4, 2022

Briefly.

What more can one say about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky? A hero, a true leader of his people. He and all Ukrainians have been more than inspiring. We, speaking for all of us, pray for them.

One day I hope to be wealthy enough to not do a double take every time I see abandoned furniture on the side of the road.

Trivia #1: Clint Eastwood was drafted into the Korean War, Army, and served as what while training at Fort Ord in California: Lifeguard, wrestler, boxer, line cook, actor, photographer
Trivia #2: Zdeno Chara has now played more NHL games than any other defenseman. Which of the following is NOT in the top five? – Ray Bourque, Nicklas Lindstrom, Scott Stevens, Chris Chelios, Larry Murphy

MLB, and its players, suck. There are arguments for siding with the players in this lockout fiasco but let’ face it, they are all greedy, both sides, and that is always the bottom line. Now I am not on either side but… here’s an argument. The minimum salary for MLB is $575,000. The NBA – $925,258, NHL – $750,000, NFL $660,000. Now, back in 2012, MLB – $480,000 was the minimum, NFL – $390,000, NBA – $473,604, NHL – $525,000.

I’ve been bogie-free for more than four months!

Every time that I look in the mirror, all these lines on my face getting clearer… Said no one, ever.

Chew on this: In his first 33 career games, Bruins’ goalie Jeremy Swayman is #1, since 1930, in save % – .931 and GAA (goals against average) – 1.87.

Article I’ll skip: Tim Allen says Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ‘definition of wrong’; ‘Full of anger and disgust’ – Tim Allen??? Who gives half a crap what he or any other actor/actress has to say about that topic?

Speaking of the Celtics, they are (had been) streaking. Before losing on the road last Sunday, The Celtics had won 7 straight road games by 9 or more points. The team never had more than 6.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: The High Place Food Hall, Boston, opened this past week after a two-year delay due to the pandemic. The food hall features a champagne vending machine, pizza, a cocktail bar, coffee, burgers, a raw bar, sushi, donuts, gelato and more, and is now open following the lifting of the state’s mask mandate and vaccine mandate. Boston mayor Michelle Wu was there for the ribbon cutting ceremony, wearing a mask. DOH!

In case you hadn’t heard, the Super Bowl champion Rams’ wide receiver Van Jefferson’s wife gave birth to a son on this past Super Bowl Sunday. They named the boy ‘Champ.’

They said it: “A war is the last thing you need with respect to a united effort to try to deal with the climate challenge” – John Kerry. Priorities, folks.

Headline of the week: Airbnb is suspending all operations in Russia and Belarus – Ah, are they getting a lot of requests???

Volodymyr Zelensky – hero

Trivia #1 answer: Clint Eastwood was drafted into the Korean War, Army, and served as what while training at Fort Ord in California: Lifeguard, wrestler, boxer, line cook, actor, photographer – He was a lifeguard/swimming instructor
Trivia #2: Zdeno Chara has now played more NHL games than any other defenseman. Which of the following is NOT in the top five? – Ray Bourque, Nicklas Lindstrom, Scott Stevens, Chris Chelios, Larry Murphy – Nicklas Lindstrom (#6)

Happy ‘National Day of Unplugging’ – as you all read this on various devices…

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

“I, I can remember (I remember)
Standing by the wall (by the wall)
And the guns shot above our heads (over our heads)
And we kissed as though nothing could fall (nothing could fall)

And the shame was on the other side
Oh, we can beat them forever and ever
Then we could be heroes, just for one day”

– David Bowie

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