It’s like my mom always told me, “You might not be the dumbest guy in the world, but you better hope he doesn’t die.”
Trivia #1: Who is Ludvig Aberg?
Trivia #2: Who is Olivia Pichardo?
Trivia #3: Two jockeys have 5 career Kentucky Derby wins. Which two? – Angel Cordero Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Bill Hartack, Earle Sande, Victor Espinoza, Eddie, Arcaro, Mike Smith
Trivia #4: Bill Shoemaker holds the title as the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby at age 54. Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton and James “Soup” Perkins hold the record as the youngest at what age? – 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Trivia #5: In what year was the Kentucky Derby cancelled due to inclement weather? – 1893, 1899, 1918, 1934, 1954
Trivia #6: What is another name for the Battle of Pueblo Day?
What is the leading cause of dry skin?… Towels
On this day: May 5, 1908, in the 34th Kentucky Derby, Arthur Pickens aboard 66-1 chance Stone Street wins in muddy track conditions; 2:15.20, the slowest Derby in history
May 5, 1986, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Cleveland, Ohio as the site of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum
Go away: Jalen Brown. Well, not necessarily Brown himself, just lose the mask, will ya!
This just in, Warren Zevon is not on the ballot for the 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Blasphemy!
This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Alexa monitors and learns your behavior and requests, then it knows what you missed. For example, the response to “Alexa, good night” might be, “You left the kitchen light on. Would you like me to turn it off?” – Freaky!
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: The Kansas City Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on February 12 drew an average of 115.1 million viewers across all platforms, nearly 2 million more than Nielson’s previous announcement. The updated show that this year’s Super Bowl surpassed the previous record set in 2015, when 114.4 million people watched the Patriots beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
For the first time in NBA history a team from all 8 seeds made it to the semifinals: Denver (1), Boston (2), Philly (3), Phoenix (4), NY Knicks (5), Golden State (6), LA Lakers (7), Miami (8). (Should have been mentioned in useless information??)
Article I’ll skip: AI has Keanu Reeves, Harrison Ford and Elon Musk’s ex-girlfriend Grimes at odds over its use
They said it: “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking during a BBC interview… in 2014.
They said it, part deux: “I simply write the songs about where I am and where I’m from. I take situations and write poems about them.” – Gordon Lightfoot
Good news: I think, technology-wise. The remains of a 79-year-old man, missing for nearly 10 months, were found in a dense, swampy area after an aerial drone search pinpointed a skeleton and clothing.
Good news, part deux: At the end of his pregame press conference following Game 1 versus the Celtics, ex-Celtics coach Doc Rivers took a few minutes to remember Heather Walker, the late Celtics executive who died last week after a battle with glioblastoma. The Celtics left a seat open for Walker in the media section of TD Garden as a tribute. They also wore shooting shirts with Walker’s initials ahead of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the 76ers.
In Bruins’ news…
Damn. Now even Meg Ryan looks old.
R.I.P. Gordon Lightfoot (84) – Canada’s legendary folk singer-songwriter. Considered one of the most renowned voices to emerge from Toronto’s Yorkville folk club scene in the 1960s, Lightfoot went on to record 20 studio albums and pen hundreds of songs. Once called a “rare talent” by Bob Dylan, dozens of artists have covered his work, including Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Harry Belafonte, Johnny Cash, Anne Murray, Jane’s Addiction and Sarah McLachlan. In 1986, he was inducted into the Canadian Recording Industry Hall of Fame, now the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. He received the Governor General’s award in 1997 and was ushered into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Trivia #1 answer: Who is Ludvig Aberg? – The Texas Tech University student, from Sweden, is the number one player on the World Amateur Golf Ranking. He defended the Big 12 Men’s Championship winning by 8 shots and smashed the previous Big 12 scoring record by 11 shots with his 72-round score of 265 after rounds of 67, 66, 63 and 69.
Trivia #2 answer: Who is Olivia Pichardo? – from Brown University, she is the first woman to play NCAA Division 1 baseball.
Trivia #3 answer: Two jockeys have 5 career Kentucky Derby wins. Which two: Angel Cordero Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Bill Hartack, Earle Sande, Victor Espinoza, Eddie, Arcaro, Mike Smith – Bill Hartack and Eddie Arcaro
Trivia #4 answer: Bill Shoemaker holds the title as the oldest jockey to win the Kentucky Derby at age 54. Alonzo “Lonnie” Clayton and James “Soup” Perkins hold the record as the youngest at what age? – 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 – They were both 15 years old, Clayton (1892) and Perkins (1895)
Trivia #5 answer: In what year was the Kentucky Derby cancelled due to inclement weather? – 1893, 1899, 1918, 1934, 1954 – The Kentucky Derby has never been cancelled due to inclement weather
Trivia #6 answer: What is another name for the Battle of Pueblo Day? – Cinco de Mayo
Police have confirmed that the man who fell from the 18th floor nightclub was not a bouncer.
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
Happy National Hoagie Day! Oh, and that Cinco de Mayo-thing.
“Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours?
The searchers all say they’d have made Whitefish Bay
If they’d put fifteen more miles behind her
They might have split up or they might have capsized
They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters”
– Gordon Lightfoot