Inside joke

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– I am told by those knowledgeable in medicine that there is a difference between meanings of the words “inoculation” and “vaccination” – sometimes. “Inoculation” entails a wider scope and includes “vaccination.” However, “vaccination” does not necessarily include all types of inoculation. I “know” more than I understand on this subject. I did read that the word vaccination is partly derived from “vacca,” which is Latin for “cow.” Let’s move on.

– It was back in 1963 when CBS sports director Tony Verna introduced instant replay during the annual Army-Navy football game. The stated purpose of the new feature was to have “something visual to fill in the lulls between plays.” Previously, the pauses were generally periods of showing crowds in attendance or close-ups of cheerleaders (which were all male at the A/N games of that era).

– It was 2007 when a certain talented 12 year old lad entered a local talent competition. His effort at singing “So Sick” won him second place. The video was shown on YouTube and apparently some influential folks saw the presentation. Justin Bieber was offered a recording contract in 2008. A career was launched … “Where Are Ü Now” la la la. (Inside joke)

– Steve Hanke is a professor at Johns Hopkins University. He is seriously proposing a standardized calendar that would offer little variation from year to year. Dr. Hanke is irritated that holidays like Labor Day move from date to date annually. And do not get him started on how many billions of dollars that celebrations of July 4th cost this nation because they move from Monday to Wednesday, etc. – dependent upon on the year in question. He proposes that scheduling holidays on the same day of the week each year would save trillions of work hours. A professor of Applied Economics, Hanke insists that we should someday come to our senses and adopt a calendar similar to the one he proposes. This intellectual has acquired some influential supporters. However, I cannot foresee a “Hanke” calendar ever being accepted by the world populace.

– Most historians claim there exists no credible evidence that Mrs. O’Leary’s (or anyone’s) cow started the Great Fire of Chicago on October 8, 1871. However, there were eyewitnesses averring the blaze did originate near the area of Patrick O’Leary’s barn. “The cow and kicked lantern” were added by local sages as afterthoughts. Well, keep submitting those crooning videos (who knows?). Have a great week.

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