A good friend sent me a text yesterday asking for prayers as he was in the hospital with slurred speech. Man, I like being an adult, but this aging business can be scary.
The CBS Evening News had a story on the latest person to be awarded Medal of Honor, and in their segment they had an edited video of the moment the president called Kyle Carpenter. I’ve looked around trying to find the whole phone call, but the same edited segment is everywhere. If you want to forget your politics for a moment and view the moment for yourself, I’ve cued it up for you here.
I’m a real stickler for not saying someone “won” the Medal of Honor as they are actually awarded the honor, big difference.
Trivia . . . Has a woman ever been awarded the Medal of Honor? Yup. And in that link, you’ll also learn that eight civilians have also been awarded the honor.
I saw a billboard promoting the Baylor MBA program for DFW residents with a slogan about how it’s not a “cattle call program” which is a shot at the University of Texas. I get the whole taking shots at each other regarding athletics, but it seems weird to do it on the academia level, much less a graduate degree for professionals, on a billboard.
NBA logo will move to back of unis – I found this bit of trivia interesting, “The NBA logo debuted in 1969 and was the first of the “Big Four” pro league logos to appear on game jerseys, although the other leagues eventually followed.”
I was curious as to why the Charlotte named their NBA franchise the Hornets and here’s the answer from their Wikipedia page: The name was derived from the city’s fierce resistance to British occupation during the Revolutionary War, which prompted the British commander, Lord Cornwallis, to refer to it as “a veritable nest of hornets.”
That kind of reminds me of how LSU came up with their name . . . ” Louisiana Tigers evolved from a volunteer company nicknamed the Tiger Rifles, which was organized in New Orleans. This company became a part of a battalion commanded by Major Chatham Roberdeau Wheat and was the only company of that battalion to wear the colorful Zouave uniform.”