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Frosted Flakes: Rescheduled Prom, Boning Bats, and Wear Your Mask

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Do you remember the Trapper Keeper? Oh, I do.

Jim Haag Baseball Bats Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

As you read this, I am in the midst of the third of a four-day professional conference held completely online.

I know that many people have only been recently introduced to Zoom. I have worked remotely for over 20 years and have familiarity with the predecessors of Zoom. Polycom, WebEx, GoToMeeting and more. We thought we were in heaven when Adobe Connect came around. Zoom is the best of the bunch, by far. I was planning my first webinar (we called it a webcast) in the month before YouTube was launched.

Yes, I’m old.

On a different note, we are back to planning a graduation party. Our school also rescheduled prom. Of course, trying to fit all of the activities of spring and summer into the late parts of summer mean that activities will overlap. For Ranchhand 2, he is going to have to choose between prom and attending his cousin’s graduation party in Minnesota.

This is his “twin” cousin. She was born one day before him and, even to this day, they look like they could be brother and sister. Of course, he decided he wanted to attend her graduation instead of prom.

Then, he found out he was a prom king candidate.

I think he still might skip out on prom.

(In my opinion, he’d be making the right decision.)

Frosted Flakes

Husker receiver target Noel picks Iowa State | Huskers |
Nebraska lost a recruiting battle to Iowa State over the weekend when three-star wide receiver Jaylin Noel picked the Cyclones over the Huskers on Sunday evening.

Time on Huskers’ side regarding that Dublin trip
It’s just a good thing Nebraska’s game in Dublin is set for 2021 and not 2020, as officials come close to making a call on what to do with Notre Dame-Navy.

Could the Huskers turn to the junior college ranks to fill their final 2020 scholarship spot? | Recruiting |
Nebraska is looking to fill its final scholarship spot with a cornerback ranked No. 3 in the 2020 juco class.

Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-Americans - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
Husker freshman Leighton Banjoff made the list as a designated hitter

‘I’m hurting for my people’: Past and present Huskers react to George Floyd’s death and protests | National |
From Fred Hoiberg to Quincy Enunwa, current and former Nebraska athletes and coaches offer their thoughts on George Floyd, and the recent protests.

Husker Wrestling Adds Newcomers | Sandhills Express
The Nebraska wrestling team added several newcomers to its 2020-21 roster as Landon Brown, Nic Stoltenberg, Zak Taylor, Brock Hardy and Brandyn Van Tassell have officially joined the program.

HuskerOnline - Huskers looking to be more productive at tight end
Nebraska spent time looking at how they can expand the role and production of the tight ends during the offseason.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Why baseball players ‘bone’ their bats | Popular Science
The practice is steeped in superstition, but there may be a speck of science behind it.

Robo-umps are coming to Major League Baseball, and the game will never be the same
Computerized systems that automatically determine whether a pitch is a ball or strike promise to make umpiring more accurate, but at what price?

Black People Are Tired | By Dawn Staley
People are mad because NOTHING HAS CHANGED.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

The archaeological record is full of dog poop | Science | AAAS
“When you can’t tell stone from bone, you place your tongue on it,” says Zeder, now an archaeozoologist at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. “If it’s bone, it will stick.” The object didn’t stick. In fact, it began to dissolve on Zeder’s tongue.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.
In the months and years ahead, deepfakes threaten to grow from an Internet oddity to a widely destructive political and social force.

Throwback: History of The Trapper Keeper | Mental Floss
In this edition of Throwback, we're going back to the days of Trapper Keepers—the ingenious binder that let kids express themselves with their school supplies.

Australian man acquitted after 2 allegedly enter wrong home with machetes for 'sexual fantasy,' scare stranger | Fox News
Two men snuck into a bedroom with machetes after being hired to carry out a stranger's sexual fantasy of being tied up in his underwear and stroked with a broom, only to discover they had got the wrong address.

Music Synchronizes the Brains of Performers and Their Audience - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

The Winners Of The International Photography Awards Are Here And They're Gorgeous - Digg
From a Porsche in an ice race to an up-close and personal look of a beluga, here are the winners of the International Photography Awards winners this year.

Then There’s This

Couples should wear face masks during sex, new study insists
A recently published study from researchers at Harvard University recommends wearing a face mask during sex to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.