Friday, August 12, 2022

Briefly.

Knowing my luck, I’ll be reincarnated as me again.

Trivia #1: What is the mascot of Colby College?
Trivia #2: What is the full name of Colorado’s Triple A affiliate playing out of Hartford, CT in the Eastern League?
Trivia #3: Who is Gregory Foster?
Trivia #4: On Tuesday night, Shohei Ohtani joined Babe Ruth as the only two players in MLB history with 10 or more wins (pitching) and 10 or more homeruns (batting) in a season. What was Babe Ruth’s career season high for wins? – 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31

Go away, Marshawn Lynch

I paid $3.97 for regular, unleaded gas the other day. No, that is not good. It sucks. Some might think it’s “good” because it’s not $5.00+ but $3.97 is still outrageous. Come on, people!

Until death do us part – A California radiologist says he has video evidence of his wife, a dermatologist, spiking his drinks with dangerous household chemicals (Draino) on multiple occasions – after he developed internal injuries and hid cameras in their kitchen.

The yankees recently shipped outfielder Joey Gallo to the Dodgers. Gallo was “hitting” .159 in 82 games with 106 strikeouts. Since switching teams, he has held true to form hitting .267 with eight strikeouts in 6 games.

Article I’ll skip: Are corn flakes good for you? The history of the popular Kelloggs’ breakfast cereal

I watched football last night. How cool is that!

Fire is the devil’s only friend.

They said it: “I want to signal a crisis.” – National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Patrick Yotes during the third annual Faith & Blue conference in Washington, D.C. Yotes was referring to the fact that law enforcement officers are leaving their jobs “at a rate we’ve never seen before,” with some departments seeing decreases by as many as hundreds of members compared to the same time last year.

When you realize 2022 and 1963 are as far apart as 1963 and 1904… I’m just going to need a minute…

People often ask me, never in my life, “Ed, what has Tim Tebow been up to lately?” Well, ahead of his 35th birthday, Tim has been laser focused on building a new Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) Protection Center in Thailand for 40 girls at a time in his effort to stop human trafficking. Atta boy, Tim!

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: AgeSpan’s Robotic Pets Program helps individuals with dementia achieve the comfort, companionship and loyalty of their own pet with battery-driven robotic pets. Pets offered include a golden retriever, a tuxedo cat and a tabby cat. (I put this here as a sign of the apocalypse, but think about it. The robotic pets make sounds, respond to petting AND when you have had enough of them, you just shut them off! No cleaning up after them, no taking them for a walk, etc. Heck, I might get one!)

This week’s sign of the apocalypse, part deux: California Department of Education advocates books promoting gender transitions to kindergarteners

R.I.P. Olivia Newton-John (73) – Grammy Award-winning Australian singer and one of the biggest pop stars of the 70’s, also starred in the American classic film “Grease.” She battled breast cancer for nearly 30 years.
R.I.P. Bruce Shwoegler (80) – Local, former WBZ-TV meteorologist for 33 years. A Navy veteran, author and teacher, he won New England’s first Emmy Award for Outstanding Meteorologist and is in the Massachusetts Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame. He worked 5 days in a row during the Blizzard of ’78 because “the others guys couldn’t get in.”

Trivia #1 answer: What is the mascot of Colby College? – The Mules
Trivia #2 answer: What is the full name of Colorado’s Triple A affiliate playing out of Hartford, CT in the Eastern League? – The Hartford Yard Goats
Trivia #3 answer: Who is Gregory Foster? – On Monday, Foster was recognized by Guinness World Records for eating 17 ghost peppers – also known as bhut jolokia – in 60 seconds. (DYK:
Ghost peppers can register 1 million or more Scoville Heat Units (SHU), while a jalapeno pepper registers between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU)
Trivia #4: On Tuesday night, Shohei Ohtani joined Babe Ruth as the only two players in MLB history with 10 or more wins (pitching) and 10 or more homeruns (batting) in a season. What was Babe Ruth’s career season high for wins? – 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31 – 24 wins in 1917 with your Boston Red Sox.

Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste.

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

Happy National Vinyl Record Day! (Rock on!)

“Everybody, listen to me
And return me to my ship
I’m your captain, I’m your captain
Though I’m feeling mighty sick

I’ve been lost now for days uncounted
And it’s months since I’ve seen home
Can you hear me? Can you hear me?
Or am I all alone?”

– Grand Funk Railroad

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