I had a job interview yesterday and was hired on the spot. The manager said, “I will start you off at $15/hour and in 6 months, I’ll increase it to $25/hour. When can you start?” I said, “In 6 months.”
Trivia #1: Who were the only two teams from 1975-88 – a span covering 28 playoff series – that held homecourt playoff advantage in a post-season series vs. the Boston Celtics? Bonus: name the years – A) 76ers/Lakers, B) Bucks/Bullets, C) Bucks/Lakers, D) 76ers/Bucks
Trivia #2: Which player was the first to win two NBA Finals MVP awards? – Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Willis Reed, Larry Bird, Satch Sanders
Trivia #3: Two players have won the PGA Championship five times, name the two – Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Dane Hubbard
Go away: Dylan Mulvaney
Speaking of Dylan, Bud Lite sales were down for the fifth straight week, down 23.6% in the week ending May 6.
If you ever need me, I’m always just 3 missed calls and 4 text messages away.
On this day: May 19, 1884, the Ringling Brothers circus premieres. Also, on May 19, 1906, the Federated Boys’ Club (Boys’ Club of America) organizes
This week’s sign of the apocalypse: Voice clones and chatbots are allowing scammers to trick the elderly into making them believe they are talking to a relative or close friend, which leaves them vulnerable to theft. “Imposter” scams lead to about $2.6 billion in losses every year and the elderly are particularly at risk now that scammers have access to voice-clone technology.
Of course the NBA wants a Celtics/Lakers final. The immediate problem though is that the Celtics lost game one of their series with the Heat and the Nuggets lead the Lakers 2-0 in the West.
In Bruins news, they are out and now the Kraken is out. I’m out.
Useless information supposed to fire my imagination: Eric Cole, all 5’9” 155 lbs of him, leads the PGA Championship after round one, with play suspended due to darkness. (I’m going to go out on a limb and say he doesn’t win)
Article I’ll skip: Security experts weigh in on Harry, Meghan moving to taxi during alleged chase
The $2.2 million 1,914 hp Rimac Nevera set 23 speed records on a German test track on April 30. The Nevera sprinted to 60 mph in 1.74 seconds, beating the 1.79-second mark set last year by the Pininfarina Battista, which is built on the same battery-powered platform. It also ran a quarter-mile in 8.25 seconds and a half-mile in 12.82 seconds, the latter of which about as quick as it would cover the distance in a free fall. Its braking prowess was demonstrated with a run from 0 mph to 249 mph and back to 0 mph that it completed in 29.93 seconds, more than a second quicker than the previous record. Wowza!
I still can’t get over the fact that the Bruins are finished and the Celtics are in the conference finals.
They said it: “If a man wants to pretend he’s a woman, that’s up to him. But if he wants us to pretend he’s a woman, that’s up to us.” – anonymous
Good news: Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise will hold a “Welcome Home” concert next week for those who served in Vietnam to show his Gratitude to veterans. Sinise’s band, the Lt. Dan Band, which he has been performing for nearly 20 years, will share the stage with actor and director Joe Mantegna as well Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam Vet Sammy Davis. Eleven POWs will also attend.
Man, do we need rain up here in the northeast. Let it rain, baby!
Meanwhile, torrential rain inundated parts of northern Italy, killing at least 11 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. The death toll from the severe flooding that ravaged parts of northern Italy this week rose to 13 on Thursday.
People often ask me, not really, how is Shohei Ohtani doing? Right now, he’s 5-1 with a 3.23 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 66 strikeouts in 53 innings on the mound. At the plate, he’s hitting .303/.377/.555 with eight doubles, two triples, nine homers, 29 RBI and 25 runs. He’s stolen six bases, too. Stud.
R.I.P. Doyle Brunson (89) – was an American poker player who played professionally for over 50 years. He was a two-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event Champion, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the author of several books on poker. Brunson was the first player to win $1 million in poker tournaments.
Trivia #1 answer: Who were the only two teams from 1975-88 – a span covering 28 playoff series – that held homecourt playoff advantage in a post-season series vs. the Boston Celtics? Bonus: Name the years – A) 76ers/Lakers, B) Bucks/Bullets, C) Bucks/Lakers, D) 76ers/Bucks – 76ers (’77) and Lakers (’87)
Trivia #2 answer: Which player was the first to win two NBA Finals MVP awards? – Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Willis Reed, Larry Bird, Satch Sanders – Willis Reed (with the Knicks in ’70 & ’73)
Trivia #3 answer: Two players have won the PGA Championship five times. Name the two – Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Sam Snead, Walter Hagen, Arnold Palmer, Dane Hubbard – Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus
I tried to re-marry my ex-wife but she figured out I was only after my money.
Be careful out there. (It’s a jungle!)
Happy National Pizza Party Day!
“Let it rain, let it rain
Let your love rain down on me”
– Eric Clapton