I opened up a can of worms. They just sit there, the worms. Hardly the chaos that’s been advertised.
Trivia #1: In 1912, the first postage stamp featuring an airplane was issued. What was the cost? – 6 cents, 11 cents, 17 cents, 20 cents, 25 cents, 29 cents, 32 cents
Trivia #2: Before the Rams moved west to Los Angeles in 1945, where were they based? – Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, Cincinnati, Baltimore
Trivia #3: In what league do the Orix Buffaloes play?
Now do you believe in Rock and Roll?
On this day: December 16, 1971, Don Maclean’s 8+ minute version of “American Pie” was released.
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Thomas Loden, 58, was condemned to die by lethal injection for the 2000 rape and slaying of a 16-year-old girl. His last meal included two bone-in fried pork chops, fried okra, a baked sweet potato with butter, Pillsbury Grands biscuits with butter and molasses, peach cobbler with French vanilla ice cream and Lipton sweet tea.
The Celtics and Bruins still lead the NBA and NHL respectively in the standings. As for the Patriots, the NFL decided that the teacher/student matchup, Belichick/McDaniels, was not good enough theater to keep the game at its Sunday Night, primetime schedule. Instead, the game will air at 4pm-ish.
Speaking of football, not only does the college bowl season begin today, but three NFL games are on the slate for tomorrow. Life is good!
This week’s sign of the apocalypse: I went through physical therapy earlier this year and recently received an email from the facility. Bear with me: Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S. A mix of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, it’s getting people of all ages on their feet. To help prevent pickleball injuries, our sports medicine experts at blah-blah-blah offer tips to keep you in the action. (“To help prevent pickleball injuries…”, puh-lease!)
In the movie Polar Express, why don’t the kids ever get cold? I mean, they’re in their pajamas the entire film??
They said it: “I haven’t been to bed before midnight since the sixth grade.” – Recently deceased, former football coach Mike Leach.
“Go away! Scoot!” – You’re doing it wrong. A state trooper in Alaska died Tuesday afternoon when he was fatally attacked by a muskox after trying to scare a group of them away from his dog kennel by his home.
Article I’ll skip: Why so much of our wisdom about the 3 Wise Men of the Christmas story is actually incorrect
Trivia #1 answer: In 1912, the first postage stamp featuring an airplane was issued. What was the cost? – 6 cents, 11 cents, 17 cents, 20 cents, 25 cents, 29 cents, 32 cents – It cost 20 cents
Trivia #2: Before the Rams moved west to Los Angeles in 1945, where were they based? – Cleveland, Philadelphia, Detroit, New York, Cincinnati, Baltimore – Cleveland
Trivia #3: In what league do the Orix Buffaloes play? – They play in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League. Masataka Yoshida, recently signed by the Red Sox, led the Buffaloes their first title in 26 years last year.
I’m gonna be real pissed if I get my shit together and the world ends.
R.I.P. Mike Leach (61) – From complications from a heart condition. He was the Mississippi State head football coach and former head coach at Washington State and Texas Tech. Said Mississippi State University president Mark Keenum, “His innovative ‘Air Raid’ offense changed the game. Mike’s keen intellect and unvarnished candor made him one of the nation’s true coaching legends. His passing brings great sadness to our university, to the Southeastern Conference, and to all who loved college football.”
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
Happy National Underdog Day!
“And the three men I admire most
The father, son and the holy ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died”
– Don Maclean