Well, with the CFB season about to start in the next 24 hours, I thought we could finish it off with some sports-related riddles. Here they are, and good luck!
1. I am going on a trip. I start in Ralston, NE and stay one night. Don't like it much. I then go to Pittsburgh. I don't like it that much. I travel to Tallahassee. I like it so much, I stay there 4 nights. Then, I decide to head back to Ralston. I finally end my trip in Salt Lake City. Where am I?
2. I am going on another trip. I start my vacation off right in Washington D.C. I spend 4 nights in Washington D.C. Then, I head to Lincoln, NE. Then I take a long journey to Valdez, AK. I stay in Valdez for 2 nights. I head back to the east coast where I party it up in Raleigh, NC. I stay in Raleigh for 3 nights. I go north to New York, where I stay 2 nights. FInally, I end my amazing trip in San Diego. Where am I?
3. Two baseball teams played a game. No man touched a base, but one team won. How is this possible?
4. My first is in Kendo, but not Olympics. My second is in hurdles and hunting. My third is in bowman and bowling. My fourth is in cycling and golf. My fifth is in flying, but not swimming. My sixth is in running, but not dancing. My whole is a sport. What am I?
5. 3 brothers were playing football when they kicked a threw a ball that broke their neighbor's window. The neighbor saw them run away, but didn't see who threw it. Their names were Sam Smith, Mark Smith, and Alan Smith. The next day, the neighbor received a note that said "? Smith". Who did it?
Colorado takes the team competition, based on a really really rough night for Nathaniel Robbins. He alone was responsible for 45 points (as reference, Cannibalism, the most serious single offense, is worth 25 points) which was already good enough to win, while his teammates chipped in to bring the total to 68.
SEC (surprise) takes the conference.
Michigan's only incident was Alex Malzone's disorderly conduct and ID tampering.
Edit: Per u/bakonydraco
One particular case, Dereck Boles, could develop in interesting ways. Boles bit part of the ear off a man, and was charged with Idaho Statute I18-5001, Mayhem, which specifies disfigurement, and would be 5 points. A related statute, I18-5003, is for cannibalism, a charge we have worth 25 points that we never intended to seriously hand out. I called the Ada County Court back in July, who confirmed that he was only initially charged Mayhem.
However, he pled not guilty in August, and has his next hearing September 9, and the clerk advised that the Prosecutor may tack on the Cannibalism charge at this stage. Without the charge, we couldn't give him the 25 points, but he ended up with 9 in light of the fact that he still could receive that charge.
American Pie 2
Home Alone 2
Beethoven's 2nd (why does this get no love?!)
Friday the 13th part 2
The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain
Tie is Toy Story (all 3)
Keep the Godfather debate civil, folks
I'm a firm believer that consumables (specifically alcohol) make the best gifts for adults. Your cousin may not want that hilarious t-shirt, but a bottle of wine is guaranteed to be either consumed by him or gifted to someone else.
Normally I try to go for bottles the recipient would not normally be able to find, either for reasons of geography or limited supply. For example, my mom loves Scotch, so I typically look for single cask bottles from her preferred region. The problem with this is that if the recepient really likes the bottle they typically can't get more of it (at least not easily).
Lately I've been wondering if I should instead look for bottles that the recepient would not typically buy but are related to what they like (such as different wine varietals or different styles of whiskey), or whether I should just give bottles I know the recepient buys and enjoys.
My question to all of you is what type of gift would you prefer as a gift: an old favorite, something new but of good quality, or something rare? If you're a Two Hearted fan would you prefer a six pack of Two Hearted, a six pack of something good that you've never had but you can find (possibly with a little effort), or a bottle of Pliny the Elder?
Well, today is the last day for OT posts. Thank goodness.
However, today I have a personal request, which actually extends out beyond me personally. If something happens to bring it to your mind, pray for those who serve in the military. (If you don't pray, well, think happy thoughts? Wish them well? Dunno.) Right now, there are 1.4 million active military, or about a half percent of our population. It is personal to me because my daughter is in the Navy, deployed on a Destroyer with the Eisenhower Carrier Group to the Persian Gulf and surrounding seas. This is how she will eventually pay to get an engineering degree. (She is an Aegis Computer Network Tech, already prepping her for some future course work).
Normally, when we communicate, it is just to talk about missing home, and some of the things they've been doing in the 120 degree weather. For instance, last month, they came on a ship full of 320 Yemeni refugees that was dead in the water, headed across the strait to Djibouti. Her destroyer provided desperately needed water and food, and in the span of 24 hours, machined new gaskets and fittings to make the diesel engine on the stranded ship operational again. They saw the dhow safely on its way, providing another dhow for escort. Things I never thought of the Navy doing.
A couple days ago, my daughter's ship was one of 2 involved when 4 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Patrol boats approached the Destroyer Nitze at a high rate of speed. Needless to say, things were tense on the ship. Two more incidents occurred yesterday with other ships. These incidents are out of the ordinary.
It reminded me that many serving in the military make significant sacrifices, and are often in danger. As regards the strait of Hormuz, the chokepoint giving access to the Persian Gulf, the actions of the patrol boats are a high stakes game of chicken. Knowing that the destroyer Cole had a huge hold blown in its side by suicide bombers in 2000 gives you pause. And those with boots on the ground nearby war zones are in much more dangerous and difficult environments.
As we end OT posts for the season, and focus on the important business of football, remember those who serve and protect our nation, giving us the freedom to enjoy things like Fall afternoons full of football.