And a Happy Friday to all of you out there in the world with an Internet connection. We’re in the dog days of February, with dreary weather all over, and living in a post-truth society, apparently, where Presidents can say whatever they want and no one cares it’s a lie.
That picture above should give you a little smile, I hope; it’s an incredible shot of a sunset over Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado.
And hey, we should have a really good Super Bowl on Sunday. My prediction is New England 30, Philly 27, but I sure hope I’m wrong. Not to say the city of Philadelphia has gone nuts over the big game, but check this out: The Medical Examiner’s Office in the City of Brotherly Love is auctioning off Eagles pendants found on dead people. No, seriously, they are.
First up on Good News Friday, this story is from December but I just came across it now, and thought it was too cute NOT to share. Two preschool girls in Miami named Jia Sarnicola and Zuri Copeland are best friends. They practically consider themselves sisters. And when people told the 4-year-olds they couldn’t be sisters, well, they got mad.
Watch this adorable story, and realize how stupid it is to not like someone because of the color of their skin.
**Next up, I’ve bashed the state of Wisconsin and it’s empty-headed governor, Scott Walker, a bunch on this blog, but today I gotta give it up to state legislature of America’s Dairyland. Some laws, you would think wouldn’t need to be passed, they’d just be, like, natural laws that should be so obvious you don’t need to put them in writing.
But nope, not the case here. Unbelievably, in 2018, it was against the law for children to run lemonade stands for money in Wisconsin. This is not theoretical; in recent years little Jamie and Johnny’s cool, refreshing money-makers were shut down for not having proper permits.
I cannot believe there actually needs to be a law allowing kids to have lemonade stands. What are we afraid of, that these kids are using Crystal Light as a gateway drug? That their profits on a 50-cent cup of cool drinks are being used for nefarious means???
Ridiculous that this law has to be passed. But I’m happy it is. Children of Wisconsin, go be entrepreneurs and sell, sell, sell some lemonade!**And finally today, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, a first-year team in the NHL, continue to show they get it, in many ways. Not only are they having amazing success on the ice (they’re in first place in their division) and not only are they by far the most entertaining Twitter feed (during one recent game’s intermission they commissioned a poll asking who had the best hair on 1990s sitcom “Boy Meets World), but they do things right off the ice.
Fed up with grown men harassing players for autographs, they’ve instituted a new policy: Only kids 14 and under are allowed to get autographs.
Very few things are more sad than a 58-year-old dude desperately wielding a Sharpie at a right wing. I hope other franchises do this too, because kids, God bless ’em, are the only ones who really care about getting autographs for the fun of it.