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Frosted Flakes: Best Anniversary Gift Ever

Some stories about chainsaws and knives. Don’t worry, everyone lives, even the alligator.

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Tomorrow is Ranchdude’s and my anniversary. I already got my present and he outdid himself this year.

I got a new chainsaw. I love it.

Even better, it is an electric chainsaw. No messing with the pull cord or gas cans.

I have a brother-in-law who sells tools and he recommended it. In the past, electric chainsaws were pretty bad, mostly because of the battery technology. My brother-in-law is also a volunteer firefighter in the Black Hills and has been watching the tech evolve and let us know it was time to make the switch. I’ve used my present already for several hours and haven’t charged the battery yet. As a matter of fact, it looks like I’m going to have to refill the chain bar oil reservoir before I charge the battery.

All those *&%#@ cedar trees growing in the fenceline better watch out. (Mulberries too).

What’s the best (or worst) anniversary present you ever received from your spouse?

Frosted Flakes

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The Cornhusker offense resembles what the Silver Bullets see every day in practice. But that doesn't mean it'll be easy to slow down. Exclusive: One-on-one with Huskers coach Scott Frost's John Talman sat down with second-year Nebraska coach Scott Frost over the weekend.

Iowa football look ahead: Scott Frost year 2 is more about the whole of Nebraska | The Gazette
In year one of Scott Frost, Nebraska had to be about Scott Frost.

Lisa Johnson to lead Husker Women’s Golf
An established coach with a track record of success in leading her golfers to NCAA Regional competition and conference championships, Lisa Johnson has been named the new head coach of the Nebraska women's golf program, Husker Athletic Director Bill Moos announced on Monday, June 17.

Huskers to battle Blue Devils in B1G/ACC Challenge
The Nebraska women's basketball team will play a marquee opponent on its home court at Pinnacle Bank Arena, when the Big Red battle the Duke Blue Devils in the B1G/ACC Challenge in December.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

The 1999 U.S. women's national team: Instant icons, lasting legends
They were the team that changed it all for women's soccer -- and female athletes. Here are the golden memories of the heroes of '99.

Nats' Scherzer breaks nose during bunting drill
Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice on Tuesday. His status for Wednesday's start is to be determined.

What NFL union can learn from '77 fight for free agency |
Compared to their NBA and MLB cohorts, NFL players have it rough. Their short careers in a violent sport include nonguaranteed contracts and restrictions on free agency—and owners have always had the upper hand. For one forgotten moment four decades ago, though, the union had the NFL on the ropes ... and blew it.

College World Series: Vanderbilt whistler can be ejected from stadium
Preacher Franklin said he planned to keep whistling at Vanderbilt's next game, Wednesday against Mississippi State.

Opinion: Just how good are the U.S. women? Game vs. Sweden will show
In the last 10 games between the teams, the Americans are 3-4-3. And one of those losses is perhaps the most galling in the USWNT's history.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

This Lucky Kansas Teen Survived A 10-Inch Knife Impaling His Face
Eli Gregg was just horsing around with his friends when he tripped — while clutching a knife he shouldn't have been holding.

The Tree That Might Have Inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ Has Died
A Monterey cypress that is thought to have inspired the Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss’ book “The Lorax” has died.

‘Puppy dog eyes’ evolved so dogs could communicate with us
Centuries of domestication have unintentionally yet radically reshaped dogs' eyebrow anatomy, making their faces easily readable to people.

How the Cryptocurrency World Is Responding to Facebook's Libra
Facebook succeeded in at least one part of its new digital currency grand plan: Get a spotlight.

It’s Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser | WIRED
Ad trackers are out of control. Use a browser that reins them in.

Another Week, Another Poop Article

NASA astronauts left poop on the moon. We should go get it. - Vox
Watch: What Apollo-era diapers can teach us about the origins of life.

Then There’s This

Gator with knife in head spotted swimming in Texas lake - ABC News
A Texas woman who took a photo of a live alligator with a knife in its head said she and her neighbors are concerned about the animal’s well-being.