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A Tale for the Unexpected

After recovering from the wonky hearing incident (my sinuses were clogged), I’m now nursing myself back to digestive health after an early morning of spewing forth whatever it was that my bowels didn’t want to deal with anymore.  Not something I would wish upon anyone…not even a person who believes women have no right to decide what happens to their own bodies.

So, while I get my gut flora back to optimal operational levels and digestive capacity back to solid/dense foods, I’ll leave you with visual media of a musical artist whom I find so familiar (especially in the way he speaks and grins), but I cannot figure out why.  Is it because his stage name, Machine Gun Kelly, makes me think of the Japanese rock group Thee Michelle Gun Elephant?

I came across Machine Gun Kelly’s name and likeness because I was looking up videos of Fifth Harmony (yes, I went down a mashup-rabbit-hole).  He and Camilla Cabello (one of the 5h members*) did a duet recently called “Bad Things,” which features a reinterpretation of Fastball’s song “Outta My Head.”

Machine Gun Kelly has a few films and TV work on his resume too.  I don’t listen to enough diverse, American rap to form any opinion on his skills or talent from a technical level.  I haven’t listened to enough of his own music to gauge how poetic his lyrics are, but he has a great voice.  Sure, nothing can compare to this original song here, but MGK does an impressive cover of it (alongside Tillie).

Why does he seem so familiar…like I know him from an alternate reality?

I love this clip.

I figured it out! His eyes make me think of Viktor Petrenko, the Olympic figure skater.


In other news, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets beat the UGA Bulldogs on November 26 by one point. 28 to 7. Read all about it at SB Nation.

* Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony at the end of 2016; she’s gone solo.

So Close and So Horse

UGA’s Bulldogs made an appearance today at Georgia Tech’s Yellow Jackets’ playground.  I watched some of the first half and the Yellow Jackets were up to twenty points in the lead (the Dawgs had a score of 0 until the bottom of the second).  The Yellow Jackets remained on top through the entire game, despite the Dawgs’ increased scoring — and then there was and overtime, another tie! But then, possibly by sheer luck or coincidence (?) UGA 41 and Georgia Tech 34.

Read more about the game here and here.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

I went to North Point Mall on Black Friday.  I didn’t look at all of the stores I wanted because it was warm and stuffy in some of these stores, mais ce n’est pas grave.  There was a lot more people at the mall than this photo suggests (upstairs facing Von Maur).


I saw a horse at the Forum today.


RIP Paul Walker.  Shock! Yes, he has died.

SEC Championship 2012: Crimson Tide wets the Bulldogs

Oh, snap peas.  Alabama Crimson Tide just turned UGA’s Bulldogs’ dream into a fantasy, claiming the SEC Championship title with a 32 to 28 victory.  I didn’t watch the game, but I checked the score several times in the fourth quarter on SI.com.

For game summary, stats, and play-by-play, click here.

UPDATE: Sigh, Florida State Seminoles cool-whipped the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for the ACC Championship title.  21 to 15 final score.  Again, I checked scores several times in the fourth quarter.  Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.

Overheard at Taco Mac

Table 1 consisted of Florida Gators fans, two guys and one girl.  Guy 1 faced me.  He had hot wings.  Guy 2’s back faced me.  He had a taco.  I’m not sure what the girl ate other than the new loaded sweet potato fries.

Guy 1 reminded me of Tom Hardy and Sam Worthington.  Imagine Hardy’s features on Worthington’s face.

They clapped whenever the Gators got another ten yards and applauded every flag on South Carolina. I wouldn’t have been surprised if they ended up cheering every time a Cardinal got an aesthetically unflattering televised close-up.

Guy 1 said at one point, “You ain’t Tebow.”
Guy 2 barked, “Oh come on!” after the Gators quarterback got sacked either at the bottom of the third quarter or the top of the fourth.  (Their beloved reptiles eventually lost to the birdies by just five points.)

The occupants of table 2 were at Taco Mac for the UGA-Auburn game and talked about the state of Penn.  As of the bottom of the second quarter, the Tigers have a lot of catching up to do in the second half.

College Football 2010: UGA steals UL-LAF’s sunshine

It was a Picasso-esque plate of ketchup at Sanford Stadium today as that UGA Bulldogs hosted the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.  Broadcast on Peachtree TV, the first quarter was good to the Bulldogs as they put two touchdowns on the board, courtesy of tailback Caleb King and wide receiver Kris Durham.  Aaron Murray was quarterback.  In top of the second quarter, kicker Brandon Walsh gave the Bulldogs three more points with a fifty-two-yard field goal.  UGA 17 and UL-LAF 0.  Chris Masson was quarterbacking for the Ragin’ Cajuns.  The rest of the quarter was somewhat dull until Aaron Murray and Kris Durham connected on a forty-some-odd yard reception.  A couple of plays later, fullback Shaun Chapas hugged the sidelines and ran the ball into the end zone.  When the Ragin’ Cajuns went on the offense next, tight end Ladarius Green caught Masson’s pass and raced to the end zone.  UGA 24 and UL-LAF 7.

With fewer than thirty seconds left in the first half, Aaron Murray threw the ball straight into the bosom of Ragin’ Cajuns safety Lance Kelley, who was unable to maintain his balance after catching the ball.  The ball tumbled out of his hands.  Kelley fell face-down onto the turf.  He remained in that position, legs straight out, each arm bent at an eighty degree angle.  There was also a forceful downward whomp of his fists.  Murray quickly saved face as he scampered sixteen yards and dipped the ball across the front right corner of the end zone.  A review confirmed the TD.  Going into halftime, UGA 31 and UL-LAF 7.

The third quarter started with a forty-seven-yard Blair Walsh field goal.  UGA 34 and UL-LAF 7.  With four minutes left in the quarter, Murray threw to fullback Fred Munzenmaier, who caught the ball in the end zone.  Blaine Gautier began quarterbacking for the Ragin’ Cajuns around this time.  In the bottom of the quarter, Huston Mason went in as QB for the Bulldogs.  His first throw was a TD reception to Logan Gray.   The Bulldogs put another TD on the board with an interception by fullback Jakar Hamilton.  Blaine Gautier threw another interception just a few minutes later.  Cornerback Sanders Commings scooped that ball from its path.  UGA 55 and UL-LAF 7.   Final score.


South Carolina State Bulldogs traveled to Bobby Dodd Stadium to go against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.  GaTech was in the lead with 34 to SC State’s 10 in the middle of the fourth quarter.  Click here for game summary, stats, and play-by-play.

Observations & Miscellania:

1.  Russ, substitute UGA, stayed cool an ice-packed, air-conditioned dog house on the sidelines.

2.  The Bulldogs wore red helmets and jerseys, and white pants.  The Ragin’ Cajuns wore red-accented white tops, red pants and helmets.  The stands reminded me of marinara sauce.

3.  There’s a Miami in Ohio.

4.  Andrew Ware and Dave Neal provided commentary.

5.  Will UGA head coach Mark Richt congratulate and then chew Aaron Murray’s ear out for perhaps running more than is reasonably necessary?  In the middle of the third quarter, Murray faked handing the ball to one of his teammates and was probably going to throw it but didn’t see any open receivers.  Instead of throwing the ball away or diving to the turf, he ran down the field a handful of yards.  He eventually got down on his back and slid a few feet.  There was a moment ten or so seconds after he started running where he paused for what seemed a lot longer than actual time.  In that pause, none of the defenders moved.  I love moments like this one in football.

8.  Felicitations to Huston Mason whose first throw as a college football player results in a TD, but…why do you put your mouth guard on your right ear?  Yes, I saw that because the camera saw it.

Click here for the Bulldogs roster, here for the Ragin Cajuns.

Get game summary, stats, and play-by-play here.