Friday, December 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham! I know some people prefer the edgier, solo George Michael, but I love the youthful, poppy version. It was a more innocent time for all of us, and particularly George who was only 20 when this song sent him to stardom.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Carrie Fisher died at the age of 60 after suffering a massive heart attack on a plane. She will be best remembered for playing Princess Leia in the original Star Wars movies and reprising that role in "The Force Awakens." Two enduring images, as a hologram in "A New Hope" and wearing a gold bikini in "Return of the Jedi"
Monday, December 26, 2016
The University of Minnesota football team was willing to forfeit the Holiday Bowl in a protest designed to protect 10 of their teammates who were suspended following a sexual assault. Thankfully new athletic director Mark Coyle (who left Syracuse after only 11 months to take this job) talked sense into them. The other 75 players were going to give up something they'd worked long and hard for, in order to protect rapists? According to the police report, the victim was very drunk before she left her apartment to attend a party. There were parties in several apartments and she ended up in one with Carlton Djam and a player who turned out to be a high school recruit. They began having sex with her simultaneously. And throughout what she describes as an hour to 90 minute ordeal, several players had oral and vaginal sex with her. She said she tried to get them to stop, tried to push, tried to wrap herself in the blanket, but felt unable to move. Here's the part of the police report that includes her recollection of the incident: