Thursday, January 8, 2015 – The Birthday of the ELVI

Thursday, January 8, 2015 – The Birthday of the ELVI

Today would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday.  Happy Birthday to one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th Century.

I suppose you are bringing in the firewood, layering up, covering your petunia or hunkering down in frigid anticipation of The Big FREEZE. It is 23 degrees here in the Brazos Valley this morning with more cold and the dreaded precipitation coming this weekend.  Stay warm.

I see where the Oregon football team does not get to practice as much as THE Ohio State football team.  It seems with the new playoff system, the excess of the way too many NCAA rules has created some unforeseen problems.  It has to do with the start of the semester.  When the university is in session, as in the case of Oregon, a team can only practice 20 hours per week or 4 hours per day. However, THE Ohio State is not yet in session so the Buckeyes can do whatever they want.

Don’t you hate it when academics and athletics collide?

On a serious note – today’s “to do” list.

  1. Draw or look at a cartoon today in memory and honor of the French political cartoonists killed in the terrorists attack.
  2. Say prayer (or moment of silence) for peace and
  3. Remember freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democratic nations.

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