A clever Easter egg, plus Links of the Week: a park for cheeseheads, a 21-year-old tax collector, and the worst NBA team ever
Thanks for the shout-out Tommy!
Friend saw me afternoon of 6 March 2012 near end of that miserable season. He had 2 tickets for that nights game. Implied was that he could find no one to go with him. I agreed to accompany him. Played the Orlando Magic with mid career Dwight Howard. It was just for the food and friendship for me. Game was marked as a BIG L. Hornets took a big lead in the first half and never looked back. Magic surrendered. Final was 100-84 in biggest win in the season for Bobcats (HAH!). Still do not believe it.
Free ticket and bar-b-Q for both of us and 3 beers and ice cream as we celebrated in the second half was more than the value of my ticket but still worth it for the memory.
Hey Tommy if y’all haven’t watched “Wire In The Blood” yet it’s fantastic! It’s a 6 season British crime drama and is totally binge-worthy.
That was a great version of “Black Water”. Thanks for posting it.
Re. the insurance commercial: after so many years of slowly repeating my number on voice mail to sources, that was the thing that finally got me to break the habit. Anyone who’s still using a land line and an answering machine probably ain’t going to call back anyway.
Thanks for the Karen Pirie recommendation, Tommy. British crime shows are the best. Emer Kenny, who adapted the book to film and plays Karen’s flatmate River Wilde, is a favorite of mine. She performs the character Bunty Windermere on Father Brown. Seems Karen Pirie may continue as there are six books in the series by Val Dermid!🍬
You might want to include a disclaimer: Calling the number constitutes an initiation of a business transaction, which allows the owner of the phone number to add the phone number from which you call to their list of "approved" phone numbers they may call, per the Do Not Call list laws. If you call them first, they can call you and sell/give your phone number and any names attached to caller ID to anyone they consider a "business partner". It's a shady scheme that's been going on for years.