Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mid-week musings

- Did you hear about the guy in New Zealand who attended funerals in order to get the free food at the reception/wake after the ceremony? The perp would attend a funeral, then take home the food in Tupperware containers. He ultimately was discovered when one funeral director noticed him attending up to four funerals per week.

- I'm still scratching my head at the fact that Elton John played at Rush Limbaugh's recent wedding. I guess the appearance fee of $1 million was enough to get Sir Elton to push aside his political differences with Limbaugh.

- Let's give it up again to Dan Beebe and those involved with keeping the Big 12 (with 10 teams) alive. There is much work to be done to ensure the long-term viability of the league, but the fact that we are here on Wednesday even talking about the league's future is nothing short of amazing.

- Sign of the apocalypse: Ozzy Osbourne has been signed by the London Sunday Times to write a health advice column. Huh!?

- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon needs to keep his mouth shut. After dissing Texas Tech and Oklahoma State several weeks ago, during the rumored discussions between the Big Ten and Missouri, Nixon this week didn't make any friends in Colorado or Nebraska, noting that the two departing schools "had the worst basketball programs in the league."

- Finally, here's one more sign that the music industry, as we know it, is dying. For the week ending May 30, the U.S. music industry sold 4,984,000 albums, the lowest for one week since 1994, according to

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