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Frosted Flakes: Closer to Husker Football, Fleetwood Mac Tik Toks, and Plasma Light Sabers

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Don’t drink and dry people. Just don’t.

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We are getting closer and closer to seeing Husker football again! On a scale of “Mike Riley who?” to “I found my 1995 Husker sweatshirt when cleaning out the back closet!”, where are you?

To be honest, I’m somewhere around “this beer is cool, but I like it cold”.

What does that mean?

I don’t know either. I just know that my enthusiasm level is lower than most years. It has more to do with all of the various things I have going on around here at the ranch than it does with Husker football itself.

I’ll come around.

When the athletic department starts releasing the hype videos and we hear how much bigger, faster and stronger everyone is. And how much the game has slowed down. And how much better the culture and preparation is than in past years...

Frosted Flakes

Nebraska Huskers football: Perseverance has Ronald Thompkins’ career back on track
It’s been a long road to recovery for Ronald Thompkins, but he’s now back in Nebraska’s running back mix.

Having persevered, Thompkins looks to add to comeback story
The honest answer is no one knew if he’d even get back to this point.

‘Huskers Helping the Homeless’ shifts to an online fundraiser
Every year for one weekend in the fall, volunteers from Matt Talbot flood the streets of Lincoln during a home football game to raise funds for their programming for Lincoln’s homeless population. Last year, they raised $50,000 in just one weekend. This year, things look a little different.

Promising DL Ty Robinson, Husker front line to start season in ‘the deep end of the pool’ | National | nbcrightnow.com
NU assistant coach Tony Tuioti and Husker defensive linemen rave about the progress made this offseason by redshirt freshman Ty Robinson.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

MLB playoffs: Three questions for the Astros-Rays ALCS - Sports Illustrated
The Astros and Rays are the last two American League teams standing. These three questions will determine which one wins the AL pennant.

College football winners and losers: Alabama, Georgia stand alone atop SEC ahead of massive matchup
And boy, did Alabama and Georgia win in different ways.

Alabama’s Nick Saban wonders if Ole Miss knew defense’s signals
Alabama coach Nick Saban said his defense’s struggles during Saturday’s 63-48 win had him wondering if Ole Miss knew his team’s signals.

Kiffin responded:

The infinite timeout loophole that almost broke the 1976 NBA Finals - SBNation.com
NBA refs hate this one weird trick

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Idaho TikTok Star Who Sent Fleetwood Mac Sales Soaring : NPR
Nathan Apodaca, 37, of Idaho Falls, recorded a laid-back video while riding a skateboard downhill and drinking Cran-Raspberry juice. The Internet went wild and streamed Fleetwood Mac.

This. Is. Awesome.

The Strange Saga of America’s Most Reviled Statue, Nude George Washington
It’s a story with a dismembered Harvard professor, catty congressmen, and a bit of madness. It was meant to herald the future of American art—instead it was an embarrassing flop.

I don’t remember this statue from a visit to The Castle. I maybe should have paid more attention.

The company that has a monopoly on ice cream truck music
How a small, family-owned electronics company came to control 97% of the ice cream truck music market.

How Hops Became the Star of American Brewing | Outside Online
The craft beer revolution turned the tall cousin of cannabis into a breakout ingredient, infusing your brew with flavors and aromas that range from stone fruit to barrel oak.

Am I the only one that doesn’t like the ‘death by hops’ kind of beers? Give me a nice wheat or medium body malty beer.

Quirky Photos Of Everyday Life In Japan, And Other Best Photography Of The Week - Digg
Also featuring the forgotten ghost towns of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Bizarre underwater ‘squidbot’ is a breakthrough in soft robotics | Metro News
The deep sea ‘bot sucks water into its chamber and ejects it to move

Maybe ‘squidbot’ should have been in the next plague section?

Most Haunted Places in America: Scariest Places to Visit in Every State - Thrillist
Old asylums, valleys overrun with ghosts, cemeteries, historic hotels, haunted crime sites — every state has a place to freak you out.

The one listed for Nebraska is a story I’ve never heard.

Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread | UAHS Office of Public Affairs
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can relieve pain, according to a new study by University of Arizona Health Sciences researchers.

I am very unsure what to think of this - a deadly virus might also have some positive uses?

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Scientists get hands dirty with research into medieval poop | Science | The Guardian
Study seeks to compare microbiomes of our ancestors for clues to modern diseases

Only one article this week - but it’s a ‘solid’ one.

Predicting the Next Plague

Giant crabs, erupting volcanoes and then you have seals roaming the streets. What is next?!?

Large Chinese mitten crab crawls into German woman’s home | Strange AP | yankton.net
BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a woman got a shock while airing out her home when a 25-centimeter (10-inch) Chinese mitten crab scurried in from the terrace

Iceland’s most active volcano may be about to erupt again
There are clear signs that Grímsvötn is getting ready to erupt again and authorities have raised the threat level for the volcano

Lost elephant seal rescued after flopping through streets in Chile
The seal was seen traveling through the streets of Puerto Cisnes, Chile before the Chilean Navy directed a rescue operation to take it back to sea.

Then There’s This

College student gets stuck in clothes dryer after having a few drinks: ‘I will never stop making fun of her’ | Fox News
This is why you don’t drink and dry.

Then There’s This 2

I guess you can build your own plasma light saber?

(You definitely don’t want me to do this)

Have a great week Corn Nation!