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Frosted Flakes: Gamestop Signs, Cookie Monster Geode, and Panda Snow Day

A Husker is crowned individual champion in cross country

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Well, we’ve made it to February. Thus far, 2021 hasn’t shown itself to be a significant improvement over 2020. I’m also neck deep in prepping the ranch books to send to the accountant for taxes. So, maybe that clouds my judgment a bit on the quality of the year so far...

We also have another foggy morning. We had a bunch of those in January too. The old weather tale is that 90 days after fog, you will get precipitation. Between the January fog and today’s, we should be deluged with either blizzards (early April) or rain. Most current signs point to drought this summer, so it will be interesting to see which way this goes.

Frosted Flakes

Man Forced to Destroy Gamestop Signs - NEWS CHANNEL NEBRASKA
Frank Schnabel usually picks up signs and parts that are unwanted to resell them as decor or furniture.

There goes the marquee for my new investing advisory...

Kusche Crowned Big Ten Champion - University of Nebraska
George Kusche became the Husker’s first Big Ten cross country champion on Saturday, racing a time of 24:01.2 to reach the historic feat at the 2020 Big Ten Cross

Cross country did not get to have a full season, they skipped right to the Big Ten Championships where Kusche showed again why he is such a dominant distance runner.

Huskers (maybe) on the cusp: Healthy and ready for corner competition
This particular Husker has been just on the fringe of a key role almost since the first weeks he arrived on campus. The player: Braxton Clark.

Huskers add Lincoln Southwest’s Grant Buda to 2021 walk-on class | Recruiting |
Recently, Nebraska football has been on a mini run of adding verbal pledges from Lincoln standouts. Next up: Grant Buda from Southwest.

Husker HC Frost, wife Ashley, pledge $125,000 donation match to TeamMates Mentoring | National |
Scott and Ashley Frost pledged to match up to $125,000 in donations to Teammates Mentoring on Thursday.

January was national mentor’s month. I participate in our local Teammates program and can’t recommend it enough. If you have a chapter in your area, consider becoming a mentor!

Huskers add walk-on commit from Super State DL, LSE standout Maddox Burton | Recruiting |
Burton, a first-team Super-Stater, is the third walk-on for the Knights’ program for the 2021 recruiting class.

Podraza Wins Heptathlon Title at Illinois - University of Nebraska
Nebraska track and field senior Zach Podraza was crowned the heptathlon champion at the Illini B1G Multi-Meet on Saturday at the UI Armory in Champaign, Illinois.

Huskers Take Home Three Event Titles at Tri-Meet - University of Nebraska
East Lansing, Mich. — The Nebraska women’s gymnastics team (1-3, 1-2 Big Ten) finished third at the Michigan State tri-meet on Saturday afternoon. The Huskers finished

Shatel: Nebraska could take a lesson from Northwestern on stability | Football |
You can still get mad and demand national relevance and pound your fist, but doing it from a place of stability and sanity sounds pretty good, writes Tom Shatel.

Sportsin’ Stuff Outside the 402/308

Don’t let the name fool you, Pickleball means business - CBC Sports
It's a rosy outlook for one of the world's fastest-growing sports - CBC Sports Player's Own Voice

Cheerleader sues Northwestern, describes harassment by drunk fans - Sports Illustrated
Hayden Richardson filed a federal lawsuit against Northwestern University on Friday, detailing repeated instances of harassment while as a member of the cheerleading team.

USMNT and Juventus star Weston McKennie’s house burgled during game
USMNT midfielder Weston McKennie had his house burgled during Juventus’ Coppa Italia quarterfinal victory over SPAL on Wednesday.

Meet the coaches who scrutinize the world’s greatest shot
For fans, the video builds excitement for the return of the baby-faced assassin. But Payne finds reason for alarm. He texts Curry. “Please stop shooting until I get there in a few days. We can’t let this keep going. I gotta show you something.”

LeBron James Just Might Play Forever - The Ringer
Like Tom Brady, the Lakers star is redefining the aging curve. And after turning his biggest weakness into a strength this season, he may have extended his career even further.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

See the auroras from space in newly released photos | SiouxlandProud | Sioux City, IA | News, Weather, and Sports
The International Space Station experienced a recent celestial show, capturing the earth's auroras from high above the planet's atmosphere.

Social media giants try to lean into the creator economy - Axios
They’re embracing the trend of platforms built around content makers who can get paid.

Drone Swarms Are Getting Too Fast For Humans To Fight, U.S. General Warns

French village inherits fortune from Austrian who fled Nazis - Raw Story - Celebrating 16 Years of Independent Journalism
An Austrian man who fled the Nazis with his family during World War II has bequeathed a large part of his fortune to the French village whose residents hid them from persecution for years.Eric Schwam, who died aged 90 on December 25, wrote the surprise gift into his will for Chambon-sur-Lignon, loca...

The new use for abandoned oil rigs - BBC Future
As offshore oil and gas platforms come to the end of their working lives, the remarkable ecosystems beneath the waves come into their own.

Another Week - Another Poop Article

Box seat: scientists solve the mystery of why wombats have cube-shaped poo | Animals | The Guardian
Unique physiology allows the Australian marsupial to produce square-shaped faeces that may aid communication

You know you want to start your work week by looking at a picture of square poop.

Then There’s This

Geologist Finds Rare Formation Inside Rock That Looks Exactly Like Cookie Monster on Sesame Street
Geologists have found a rare formation inside a rock that looks just like the Cookie Monster character from Sesame Street.

Nom Nom Nom Nom!

Edith Wilson: The First Lady Who Became an Acting President — Without Being Elected - Biography
For one year and five months, the First Lady oversaw her husband’s affairs while he recovered from his illness. Some of her decisions had serious consequences.