Nothing in particular seems worth writing a few hundred words about tonight, so I’m just going to give you a bunch of scattered thoughts from my brain today. No real coherent thread to this post, but those are overrated anyway.
** About every six months or so, as I’m flipping around the dial, I land on the channel that dubs American movies into Spanish. And invariably, I’m transfixed for at least five minutes, and doubled over with laughter soon after. Tonight I got my fix with a few minutes of “Tango and Cash,” specifically, the scene where Stallone and Russell are in prison and about to be tortured by the bad guys.
Spanish dubbing of American movies, especialy crappy ones like “Tango y Dinero” just crack me up.
**From the “Are you freaking kidding me?” Dept.: Last fall, to support the awareness of breast cancer, about 150 referees in the state of Washington wore pink whistles during games one night. It was a nice gesture, done by people in sports all the time to bring awareness to the deadly disease.
But no good deed goes unpunished. Those refs were just banned from working postseason games for the next two years by the referees’ association in Washington, for violating the uniform code.
Seriously, how ridiculous is this?
**One of the great real food joys of my life: An Entenmann’s crumb cake. Haven’t had one in forever, but last week on my way home from a state playoff baseball game I passed an Entenmann’s outlet store, so of course I stopped. Man those crumb cakes are awesome.
**Truly fantastic article by S.L. Price in this week’s Sports Illustrated, on Novak Djokovic. The timing was perfect for SI; Price had been working on this piece for months, obviously, hoping Djokovic would keep playing well to make the story timely. And he did. So it is.
It’s also exquisitely well-written, a story about the pride of Serbia, and a man whose tennis is helping rebuild that war-destroyed nation.
**My good friend Buddy has a 6-year-old son who’s just wild about hockey. The kid loves playing it and watching it, and has only gotten into it in the last year or so.
So because he’s a great Dad, Buddy is trying to learn about the sport he knows nothing about. I’ve quickly become his tutor, since hockey is truly one of my great passions. I think it’s sweet that Buddy cares so much, looking for one more way to relate to his kids.
He’s still confused by the whole “strategy of dumping the puck in” thing, though.
**Finally, because this is too hilarious not to be shared, the Clemson and Davidson baseball teams had some fun during a rain delay the other day. And so they did all of this. If you only watch one part of this (and the whole thing is great) fast forward to 2:55 to see human curling.