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Frosted Flakes: Looking Forward to 2021, RIP Flash, and a Waving Seal

A New Year brings new resolutions, or does it?

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New Zealand Welcomes 2021 With Firework Display Photo by Sanka Vidanagama/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Welcome to 2021!

I didn’t do any New Year’s resolutions this year. Yes, I need to lose weight and be more grateful but a magic flip of the calendar isn’t going to make those things happen. Only I can do that.

How about you Corn Nation...any New Year’s Resolutions? Or are you just grateful to leave 2020 behind?

Frosted Flakes

Nebraska football: End-of-season awards for the Huskers
JoJo Domann, Nebraska’s senior linebacker/safety hybrid, proved to be the most important piece of Erik Chinander’s defense.

JoJo Domann will return to Nebraska in 2021
Nebraska’s defense will return a big piece of the puzzle for the 2021 season, as senior outside linebacker JoJo Domann announced Saturday afternoon on social media that he will return to the Big Red in 2021.

Nebraska Football: Huskers have eyes set on Sunshine State receiver
Jones is a three-star receiver, and is the 87th overall player in the 2022 class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

70 at 50: A toast to the first national champions, and the wild New Year’s Day that was | Football |
Awaiting the team at the hotel was a case of champagne.

The big debate of allowing carryout cocktails in Nebraska
Nebraska restaurants want to keep serving carryout cocktails beyond the coronavirus pandemic. But others say it’s the wrong move.

A sailor returns to Clay County, nearly 80 years later | Nebraska News |
Charles Alan Jones' remains went unidentified for generations, but his name lived on in his hometown in Harvard.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Spurs' Becky Hammon first woman NBA team head coach - Axios
She took over from Gregg Popovich after he was ejected in the game against the Lakers.

I learned recently that Becky Hammond is a South Dakota native. I guess that state to the north of us is better at basketball stuff in more ways than just college teams.

Texas football fires Tom Herman, underscores college sports hypocrisy - Sports Illustrated
Texas firing Tom Herman is the latest example that the football beast must be fed ever-increasing amounts

Was Ohio State's prep for Clemson's sign-stealing the difference?
Dan Wetzel, Pete Thamel and SI's Pat Forde take you inside Ohio State's preparation for Clemson's infamous sign-stealing before the 2021 Sugar Bowl on the latest Yahoo Sports College Podcast.

Army veteran breaks record for 62-mile treacherous 'Pitchell' race
Kyle Curtin broke the Fastest Known Time for Pitchell, a 62-mile trail race from Mount Pisgah to Mount Mitchell - finishing in less than 12 hours.

Where does the ACC go after 0-6 showing in bowl season?
When the Atlantic Coast Conference sent six football teams to the postseason for the 2020 season, including Clemson and one-year football member Notre Dame to the College Football Playoff, hopes were high that the league would have at least one team in the national championship game

More Noise and Other Disturbances

Sealed With a Wave: Young Pup Gives Photographer a Moment to Remember While Lounging on the Beach
An adorable photo marks the moment a seal pup appeared to give a man a big wave, sharing a special moment on Horsey Beach in Norfolk.

This picture made me smile.

Is Substack the Media Future We Want? | The New Yorker
The newsletter service is a software company that, by mimicking some of the functions of newsrooms, has made itself difficult to categorize.

Merry Cemetery: Death, Colour and Conflict Collide at Europe's Most Viral Cemetery
The vibrant grave markers and epitaphs noting the manner of death at Romania's "Merry Cemetery" draw thousands, but things are not as peaceful as they seem.

The Real Story Behind the 1914 Christmas Truce in World War I
It was 101 years ago this very night that something miraculous happened along the Western Front. After months of bitter fighting, soldiers on both sides gathered in no-man’s-land in a spontaneous show of peace and goodwill. Here’s what happened on that historic day — and why it marked the end of an era.

Why Was Flash Doomed to Fail? Usability, Usability, Usability
Pondering the demise of Adobe’s Flash through shifting approaches to digital creation these days—and why we may not have anything quite like it again.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

‘Peecycling’ payoff: Urine diversion shows multiple environmental benefits when used at city scale | University of Michigan News
Diverting urine away from municipal wastewater treatment plants and recycling the nutrient-rich liquid to make crop fertilizer would result in multiple environmental benefits when used at city scale

OK, not exactly a poop article...

Salt-Tolerant Bacteria With An Appetite For Sludge Make Biodegradable Plastics - Texas A&M Today
The United States generates seven million tons of sewage sludge annually, enough to fill 2,500 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Then There’s This