Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happy 4th

I've recycled and updated this story a number of times over the years since it always makes me chuckle to think of how the US would have been different if the turkey had been adopted as a national symbol instead of the eagle. Happy 4th, here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Cover up, or scram

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in some areas across the country, health officials continue to urge people to wear masks in crowds. But many individuals remain reluctant to cover their faces in public. A colleague from our biology department shares her thoughts on the effectiveness of face coverings.

Monday, June 22, 2020

A Trove of Collective Nouns

An incursion of raccoons, a splatter of birds, and a plague of epidemiologists. Names for collective nouns have been around for centuries.
More fun with collective nouns here.

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Cicadas Return

If you live in North Carolina, West Virginia, or Virginia, get ready to duck, dodge, and dive as millions of cicadas are about to awake from their 17 year nap and invade. No social distancing from these guys. Story here.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Donna Reed and Mother's Day

Donna Reed has been in the news lately - for the wrong reason. Paul Petersen - who played her son on 'The Donna Reed Show" - has a better reason to remember her this week as we celebrate moms, and even TV moms. And here it is.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Brian Dennehy

Was watching him in a guest role just a few days ago on the old sci-fi show "The 4400." Such a great actor universally admired. Remembering him here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Celebs at home

How are some of our veteran actors handling being stuck at home? Let's ask Dawn Wells, Rich Little, Loretta Swit, Ruta Lee, and others,  right here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Toilet rolls? Really people?

Of all the dumbASS things to buy in an emergency, stocking up on toilet rolls would have to be the stupidest because it's something we can all find a simple and unlimited replacement for - an old washcloth, rubber gloves, and a bucket of warm soapy water. Sure, not exactly pleasant, but it works every time. Then there are the morons who have stashed away more toilet paper than food. Which is ironic since when they run out of food, they won't need toilet paper anyway. Sometimes humanity is just embarrassing.