I have learned two important lessons in my life. I don’t remember the first one, but the second one is to write everything down.
Trivia #1: Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” was published in what year (by Benjamin Motte in London)? – 1694, 1726, 1798, 1815, 1845
Trivia #2: One Boston Celtic player currently wears a number not worn by any other player in the NBA. Who is it and what number does he wear?
Trivia #3: Which men’s college basketball team is NOT in the top 5 in terms of the number of alums currently playing in the NBA? – UCLA, Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, USC
On this day: On October 28, 1886, the first-ever confetti (ticker tape) parade was held in New York City celebrating the dedication of the Statue of Liberty by U.S. President Grover Cleveland.
5 days off between the end of the League Championship Series and the World Series. Jeez!
Go away: Kanye West. As Keith Richards once said; “Kanye West? Never heard of her.”
The Akers are 0-4. My heart goes out.
Get those Powerball tickets!
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Miami Dolphins perfect season. Currently, the Philadelphia Eagles are this season’s only undefeated team at 6-0.
Article I’ll skip: Climate activist glues his head to ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting in The Hague.
Headline of the week: A 54-year-old Indonesian grandmother who went missing last Friday while collecting rubber on a plantation near her home in Jambi was eventually found in the stomach of a 22-foot python after a two-day search.
The Patriots’ rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe’s odds to win Rookie of the Year were 59-1 at the start of last Sunday’s game vs. Da Bears. By halftime, those odds were down to 5-1 and after the game they stood at 13-2.
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Tom Brady is below .500 (3-5) for the first time as a starter, 8 games into the season.
Me: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?
My wife: I clean the toilet…
Me: How does that help?
My wife: I use your toothbrush
Brock Holt, Red Sox’ fan-favorite, has retired. Holt was a 2015 all-star and a 2018 World Series champ. As ‘Shoeless’ Joe Jackson said to Moonlight Graham, “Hey kid, you were good.”
Trivia #1 answer: Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” was published in what year (by Benjamin Motte in London)? – 1694, 1726, 1798, 1815, 1845 – 1726
Trivia #2 answer: One Boston Celtic player currently wears a number not worn by any other player in the NBA. Who is it and what number does he wear? – Marcus Smart (36)
Trivia #3 answer: Which men’s college basketball team is NOT in the top 5 in terms of the number of alums currently playing in the NBA? – UCLA, Duke, UNC, Kansas, Kentucky, USC – Kansas (10 players). For the record – Kentucky (27), Duke (25), UCLA (12), USC (11), UNC (11)
Candy is expensive! Don’t knock on my door saying “Trick or Treat.” You better say “Chicken of Beef” because I’m handing out Ramen Noodles
The greatest wealth is health.
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
Happy National Chocolate Day!
“He did the mash, he did the monster mash
The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash
He did the mash, it caught on in a flash
He did the mash, he did the monster mash”