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SATURDAY LIGHT FARE (short & sweet version)

Posted on: September 28, 2013

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Pot of chili Yum!

Happy Saturday Widdershins.  While I won’t say there’s a bite in the air quite yet, the last few nights have gone down into the 50s here in Saban-land so the cooler weather is definitely on the way.  This post will be on the short side because LSU plays Chat’s Bulldogs today in a day game.  That, a day game, in and of itself is bad juju for LSU as the Tigers always play better in a night game and especially in Death Valley in Baton Rouge.  Today however we’ll be between the hedges in Athens.  I’m not sure how this one will turn out as both teams have good quarterbacks and they are rebuilding on their defenses.  Chat’s dawgs are favored by three but I have a feeling they will win by more than that.  And of course while I’m watching the game I can’t yell “Kill ’em!” for the LSU players because, well that’s a friend’s team they’re playing against and so I have to be nice.  And then to top it off, the Saints play the Dolphins on MNF so again, one of chat’s teams, at least geographically speaking.  Well I am prepared for the Ga/LSU game.  I went to the ABC store today and I have my bottle of Makers Mark and club soda.  I’ll either be having one in celebration of a victory or several of them while I’m in the depths of despair in defeat.

In the name of DON’T PUT YOUR HANDS IN THAT!

Okay I had never thought of drinking from the font of holy water in the church but if you have, you shouldn’t.  Seems like scientists at Vienna University’s Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology decided to go around and test some “holy springs” and church fonts and found signs of fecal contamination in them.

Holy water at religious shrines and churches in Austria is often contaminated with fecal matter and bacteria, researchers have found, advising the faithful not to drink it, especially in hospital chapels.

The holy springs had not only fecal contamination but also signs of agricultural nitrates and “bugs” which can lead to inflammatory diarrhea.  Bleh!  One of the researchers explained that during the Middle Ages, the “holy springs” probably came about from the fact that water in cities was so bad that when folks came upon a natural spring in the woods it was not as bad as that in the cities and town so that the better water would seemingly “heal” them.

The article noted that one enterprising Italian priest  has invented a holy water dispenser that dispenses drops of holy water rather than having the faithful dip a hand in.

Cookie Monster Lives!

A couple, Mauricio Handler and his wife Julia were scuba diving in the reefs along the Curacao coast in the Caribbean and discovered a formation of tube sponges that fused together looking like Cookie Monster!

Handler said via email that he had initially swam past the peculiar-looking sponge, without noticing it among the many other sponges on the reef.

But Julia came face to face with what the Handlers now refer to as “The Cookie Monster of the Sea,” and could not contain her laughter.

You can see for yourself.   Here is Cookie Monster.  And here is the sponge formation.  Incredible, no?

I hope this woman is mortified!

But somehow I don’t think the embarrassment will even phase her.  However, I hope her neighbors saw this on tv and give her a dressing down.

Shameless!!  👿

Okay let me know below in the comments how your day is going Widdershins and I’ll be back sometime after the game.

This is naturally an open thread.

Allons les Tigres!

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15 Responses to "SATURDAY LIGHT FARE (short & sweet version)"

House getting ready to vote on spending bill.

Your chili looks delicious. And loved the Cookie Monster tube sponge. What time is this game Fredster?

Here is an interesting article by Bill Maher, making fun of the tea party types & bragging about California:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-maher/bill-maher-california_b_3999675.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

“New Rule: Conservatives who love to brag about American exceptionalism must come here to California, and see it in person. And then they should be afraid — very afraid. Because while the rest of the country is beset by stories of right-wing takeovers in places like North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, California is going in the opposite direction and creating the kind of modern, liberal nation the country as a whole can only dream about. And not only can’t the rest of the country stop us — we’re going to drag you along with us.”

And:

“Since then, everything Republicans say can’t or won’t work — gun control, immigration reform, high-speed rail — California is making work. And everything conservatives claim will unravel the fabric of our society — universal healthcare, higher taxes on the rich, gay marriage, medical marijuana — has only made California stronger. And all we had to do to accomplish that was vote out every single Republican. Without a Republican governor and without a legislature being cock-blocked by Republicans, a $27 billion deficit was turned into a surplus, continuing the proud American tradition of Republicans blowing a huge hole in the budget and then Democrats coming in and cleaning it up.”

socal: It’s on right now. Tied at 7. Lordy I might have to take one of my stomach pills for the, uh, lower stomach. 😯

socal @2,3 and 4: Now you see why we sent you the emails we did! 🙂

I don’t have any fingernails left. 24 Ga 17 LSU. So far we’ve answered everything they’ve done.

Fredster, take a pill lest you may not make it through the night.

Your post reminded me the next time I’m in church, don’t use the holy water for mixed drinks.

Socal: No truer words than about California where common sense, effective policy is actually allowed to work. It is no surprise that a commitment to education leads to better educated voters and more effective policy. Thanks so much for sharing this — there’s hope for the rest of us who live in the states of “Redistan.”

Prolix: the game is tied again, we stopped GA and then on the kick on 4th down, Odell Beckham dropped the ball and GA recovered. I may indeed need that Lomotil. GA just scored again. 😦

Prolix said: Your post reminded me the next time I’m in church, don’t use the holy water for mixed drinks.

The reason I use club soda. 😉

Redistan! LOL! Gross about the “holy” water, but I’m not surprised. I did that plenty of times in my friends Catholic churches when I was a kid and in Greek church you’re supposed kiss an icon of Mary. Once I hit my teens I stopped doing that. Germaphobic.

Fredster, we’ve had your game on and keep checking back when we can, (busy with various things & helping BIL move)…that is SOME GAME! Holy cow! You must be a nervous wreck. Yes, take something or have some beers. Wow. These two teams look well matched. Last nite Hubs thought that LSU would win, he is impressed with LSUs coach.

socal: It’s been incredible. I wish chat was able to watch it but she’ be hiding behind the couch right now.

Lomotil. It’s good stuff.

Congrats to Chat’s dawgs. GA: 44 LSU:41.

Now I can go watch a game I don’t have any vested interest in. LOL!

I forgot to add this in.

At least the Tigers made a good game of it! Trojans had their butts kicked!

socal@14: I caught part of that game but then the Breaking Bad marathon started back so didn’t catch the end. Bad, huh?

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