I bought a cordless Hoover vacuum cleaner off Amazon which arrived in the mail yesterday, but the removable battery wouldn’t charge. Per the instructions, if the light on the charger blinked red, you had to call the company, which I was dreading; however, I had a great experience. There was no phone tree, not even an option to “Press 1 for English”, and a nice well-spoken man named Tim from Ohio answered my call which lasted no longer than five minutes. End result, a new battery is being mailed to me and they have one happy customer who is telling his massive blog readership of four humans (sometimes up to seven) about the experience.
While watching ‘The Simpsons’ last night, I learned Ralph Wiggum’s name was inspired by Ralph Abernathy, a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest friend.
That episode also had a Lady Godiva reference which made me look up her Wikipedia page which lead me to this interesting tidbit – The name “Peeping Tom” for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.
Local wrestling fans of the Von Erichs may enjoy following Kevin Von Erich on Twitter where he’ll occassionaly post old photos of him and the famlily during their hey day. In one tweet last night, he stated he’s a strong Trump supporter. He also found a Duracell flashlight that he likes better than a Maglite.
Sadly, there’s more/new Baylor sexual assault news about a football player that was recently dismissed from the team – Dolores Lozano, who graduated from Baylor University in 2014, told former ESPN reporter Joe Schad that the former Baylor running back assaulted her three times. Lozano also said that former head coach Art Briles and current assistant coach Jeff Lebby, were both aware of the assault. Lebby is Brile’s son-in-law, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Chuck Carlton.
Yesterday I learned why Baylor won’t release the Pepper Hamilton report – because it was presented orally and there’s not a written report – Baylor will not release the full report that law firm Pepper Hamilton delivered to the university regarding its handling of sexual assault allegations because the findings were originally presented orally, interim president David Garland wrote.
That’s a very strategic move, but very shady, doesn’t show good faith, and totally lacks transparency. It reminds me of President Bill Clinton asking what the definition of “is” is.
Baylor suspends 2 players for violations of team rules – Junior college offensive lineman B.J. Autry (Coffeyville CC) and defensive tackleJeremy Faulk(Garden City CC), two members of Baylor’s 2016 recruiting class, have been suspended for a violation of team rules, according to Baylor247.
Similar to Dick Cheney, I think – This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart – A 25-year-old has just received a full heart transplant… but not before surviving for more than a year without a human heart inside his body. Instead, Stan Larkin wore an ‘artificial heart’ in a backpack 24/7 for 555 days, which pumped blood around his body and kept him alive.