Daily Special, June 30, 2012
26 Posted on June 30th, 2012 by Himself
Hell. It’s even worse today than it was yesterday. Nothing is happening out there, nothing at all. It’s so bad that Andrew Juge is actually writing about basketball!
What’s more, it’s going to be close to a hundred here today. Of course, to people in New Orleans, that’s in no way remarkable. But I live in the mountains of North Carolina, and a day that hot is like spending an afternoon under a broiler, but without the advantage of having a decent snoball stand nearby.
What a waste of 24 hours.
So what the hell: I hereby declare this Random Fact Day. If the NFL won’t oblige us by giving us something to talk about, maybe Wikipedia will.
Did you know, for instance, that cluster decay is a type of nuclear decay in which a parent atomic nucleus with A nucleons and Z protons emits a cluster of Ne neutrons and Ze protons heavier than an alpha particle but lighter than a typical binary fission fragment? I didn’t either, but Matt Bowen says that the proper way to defend against cluster decay is for both safeties to take deep drops and station themselves on the numbers, channeling routes to the outside.
Okay, that didn’t work. So, in a desperate effort to prevent a sewing circle from breaking out, let’s swap drink recipes.
This is my current favorite:
I call this the WhatDat. It’s really a sort of pretentious grog. And I’m out of Zaya, damn it.
If I were out of allspice dram, I could make it myself. In fact, I’ve done so, using Chuck Taggart’s recipe. I actually like this better…it has a smoother edge to it. Another random fact: my wife and Chucky grew up on the same street in New Orleans East.
Oh, this just in: Roger Goodell has been indicted on 27 charges of lying to a grand jury investigating his use of oxygen for immoral purposes.