Friday, November 18, 2022


Am I working out, yes. If by “crunches” you mean the sound bacon makes when you eat it, then yes, I do crunches.

Trivia #1: Tonitrophia is the fear of what?
Trivia #2: What is ‘Vichyssoise?’
Trivia #3: Who is Chelsea Sodaro?
Trivia #4: What is the nickname for Bryant University?
Trivia #5: Who won the 1992 championships in the NHL, NBA, MLB and the NFL (Super Bowl played in 1992)?

Get your motor runnin’

On this day: On November 18, 1902, Brooklyn toymaker Morris Michton names the teddy bear after US President Teddy Roosevelt

I can’t wait to watch ‘Christmas Vacation’ 17 times over the next few weeks.

For the 50th straight year, the 1972 Miami Dolphins raised their glasses this past Monday night as the NFL’s last undefeated team of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles, were upset by the Washington Redskins.

Holy Cross won its 15th consecutive regular-season game, its nine straight home game and ran its record to 10-0 this season with a 36-29 win over Bryant University last Saturday on senior day.

Very cool how both pro and college sports celebrated “Veterans Weekend” last weekend.

This week’s sign of the apocalypse: A California early childhood teacher admitted during a presentation that she uses an “age-appropriate” “gender unicorn” in her classroom. The “gender unicorn” discusses sexuality, gender identity, gender expression and romantic attraction. – We’re talking about toddlers, folks.

Beware… the Soccer Heads! For the next month, yes month, the World Cup is coming our way from Qatar. Every morning and afternoon starting this Sunday through December 2nd before the “Sweet 16” begins. Bet the ‘under.’ Oh, and I predict the Netherlands to win it all.

NBA players all-time, after the first 14 games of the season, with >= 425 points, >= 100 rebounds, >= 50 assists, >= 20 blocks, >= 10 steals: Giannis Antetokounmpo (twice), Lebron James, Jason Tatum. Wow.

Article I’ll skip: NFL legend Jimmy Johnson sheds light on Jerry Jones relationship

After a disappointing summer as a Boston sports fan limping along with the Red Sox, our Celtics have the best record in the NBA and the Bruins have the most points in the NHL. It will take a Patriots win over the Jets this Sunday before the Patriots even begin to garner optimism from us fans.

On Tuesday, the earth’s population topped 8 billion, allegedly. What are you going to do, question the number and count? DYK: Most of those people work at Amazon? Really. Amazon recently announced they are laying off roughly 10,000 employees which is less than 1% of their global workforce.

Trivia #1 answer: Tonitrophia is the fear of what? – The fear of thunder storms.
Trivia #2 answer: What is ‘Vichyssoise?’ –
 a thick soup made of boiled and  puréed leeksonionspotatoescream, and chicken stock. It is traditionally served cold, but it can be eaten hot.
Trivia #3 answer: Who is Chelsea Sodaro? – The 33-year-old Sodaro won the first Ironman Kona Championship for the US (men’s or women’s) since 2002. The 33-year-old crossed the line in 8 hours 33 minutes 46 seconds in Hawaii, coming from fifth place after the swimming and cycling sections to win with a 2:51:45 marathon run.
Trivia #4 answer: What is the nickname for Bryant University? – The Bulldogs
Trivia #5 answer: Who won the 1992 championships in the NHL, NBA, MLB and the NFL (Super Bowl played in 1992)? – Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL), Chicago Bulls (NBA), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB), Washington Redskins (NFL)

The most often called penalty on me at home? Illegal use of hands.

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

Take a good look at your surroundings.

Happy National Vichyssoise Day!

“I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride”

– Steppenwolf

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