Monday, July 31, 2017

OT: Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo results

I've published the results for the Cheyenne Frontier Days PRCA rodeo at my Wyoming in Motion travel webzine.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Just what does LeVar Ball mean by "stay in your lane"?

Levar Ball, an egomaniac who seems to be living the high-life at the expense of his sons (and where's his wife/their mother, one wonders?) gets sports coverage every single day for no other reason than that he's an egomaniac.

He's accomplished nothing, his one-and-done son Lonzo has yet to accomplish anything, yet Ball, who coaches an AAU team, successfully got a female referee removed at halftime from a game. Supposedly she had a "vendetta" against him according to Ball and should "stay in her lane."

Has anyone asked him what that means?   Are women refs only supposed to ref women's games?

The atrocious thing about this is that Ball still has a coaching job. Presumably he puts up his monwy for the team. But parents send their sons to him to be coached, and what have they learned? If you don't like a call a ref makes, whine and complain and if it isn't changed, walk off the court.

Of course, there's plenty of professional basketball players who also whine and complain and disrespect refs - although baseball has its fair share of these idiots who think they're above the game (Bryce Harper, anyone)?

A few weeks ago, Ball also told some other woman to "stay in her lane."  This woman was someone who criticized him because his "Big Baller:" brand didn't sell women's clothing. I'm not going to look up that article, but on the face of it - even though once again I'd like to know what "stay in her lane" means, I wouldn't have minded Ball telling this particular woman to mind her own business. Why should a startup company have to make clothing for both boys and girls? Especially when girls these days wear the same clothing as boys? (They all look like they are swimming in clothes 20 times too big for them - such an unattractive look.)

So *that* was an unjust criticism, in my opinion - I'd be really curious to know why that woman would even *want* Big Baller brand to sell clothes to women in the first place.

Why would anyone buy Big Baller brand crap, period?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Carhenge would make a great place to watch the Great American Eclipse

A friend yesterday was telling me about Carhenge, a tourist spot in Alliance, Nebraska that features a life-size recreation of England's Stonehenge, only it's made out of cars!

Check it out at the Wyoming in Motion travel webzine here:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

OT: The Great Cheyenne Boot Hunt!

If you are a "travvie" - someone who travels for their own sake, to seek out new places, new adventures, new tastes - similar to what a "foodie" does for food, then you'll enjoy traveling to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the Great Cheyenne Boot Hunt.

Check it out at the Wyoming in Motion web magazine:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

OT: Fan fiiction Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

If you've seen Doctor Strange chances are you've become a fan of British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as Doctor Stephen Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch is 40 years old, but he's only been a "star" in the US for the last 7 years, I think, ever since he began appearing in Sherlock, in 2010 - Sherlock Holmes in a modern day setting.

Just a few years ago he guest-starred as Kahn in Star Trek Into Darkness, and I'm sure that got him a few fans as well.

There's plenty of Benedict Cumberbatch fanfiction out there (or fan fiction as I call!), and here's one that I think is particularly good:

It's called The TeleChronomicon Files: Where it is Always 1895. and is an ongoing feature in the AStudyinBenedictCumberbatch blog.

There's lots of info about Benedict Cumberbatch on the web - his roles in Star Trek, Doctor Strange, Sherlock Holmes, as Stephen Hawking, etc., but A Study in Benedict Cumberbatch consolidates it all in one place.

Arrogance on display

I'm watching Florida State vs Syracuse Football.

Florida State is winning 14 0 in the first quarter.

So number 44 for Florida States makes a tackle. He immediately stands up, runs a few feet away from the rest of the crowd, then folds his arms and stands there posing for several seconds, as if to say, "Look at me! Look at me!"

I'd just like to slap the guy and say, hey, there's three quarters left in this game. Why don't you just go high five your teammates and go back to the sideline instead of poncing around like you're the only football player who has ever made a tackle?

He's just emulating the pros, of course.

Why are people not tuning in to football like they used to?  Maybe because people are tired of seeing all this posing and poor sportsmanship.

(Actually, I doubt it. Considering how half the country behaves, they probably think these idiots strutting around, 'stylin', etc. are cool. Or, "the bomb," to use what I think is the current slang expression.  Or at least, I think 10 years ago that was the equivalent of being "cool." God knows what teens say today.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Counseling for college students?

According to Sean Hannity today, colleges across the country are offering students counseling because Trump was elected - which includes therapy dogs and aroma therapy.

My God.

Then there's school curriculums that are apparently going to start teaching that a racist homophobe was elected to the presidency...

The US is out of control.

And it's only people like Rush and Hannity who can say these things.

Anyone in a school system who complains about what's going on on their Facebook page will be fired....