Now in our ninth calendar year!
PCR #452 (Vol. 9, No. 47) This edition is for the week of November 17--23, 2008.
Like most people who know the most basic rules of the National Football League, I was SHOCKED to learn that Donovan McNabb, pro bowl and super bowl quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, did not know that at the end of the first overtime period, the game ends in a tie.
More suprising is that alot of players have now come forward to say they didn't know that either. Heck, even Hines Ward, super bowl MVP of the Steelers; who was in a tie game a few years ago; claims he didn't know. Knowing of Ward's charitable contributions I can't help suspect he threw his name in to help DM.
This rule is so basic that NFL coaches don't even coach it to their players, assuming they know a rule that is WELL known to NFL fans.
At any rate, McNabb is taking considerable grief, altho he comes across that he doesnt care what people think. Maybe he doesn't. Maybe that's why he didn't know the rule.
Oh Where Oh Where has my Septic Tank gone....
Possibly the worst thing that could happen to someone with a septic tank has just happened to yours truly.
For several weeks we've been getting a bubbling in our toilet basin whenever the washing machine drains. We were told we more than likely had an animal stuck in our exhaust pipe. Have been waiting for a friend to come over with a ladder tall enough to look down the pipe to check it and see.
Going downstairs to rearrange my crawl space, I noticed a darkened area to the back left. This unfortunate blackness was standing water with ridges to that wonerful waste we all know and love.
Fortunately I can have someone out here tomorrow morning to work on it, and hopefully have it fixed. For something so bad to happen to somebody I'm rather thankful it didn't happen in the dead of winter. It is still quite livable up here.
I mentioned a couple weeks ago in comments that Forrest J Ackerman was critically ill. Many had come by to pay what they considered last respects to Uncle Ack.
But like the wolfman disturbed in his tomb with a full moon afloat, Forry has battled back from the brink. Wonderful news, to be sure.
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