A Heartwarming Family Fantasy Football Story

by Kevin Burton    I am 6 feet, 1½ inches tall. My wife Jeannette is only 5’4”. But I bet you five dollars we see eye to eye!    How do I know this? I let her know recently that my brother has a whopping eleven fantasy football teams. This knowledge floated for a time, …

Bovine Divas Bolt From Acting Debut

by Kevin Burton   Two reluctant actors in a live Nativity scene were on the mooooove Dec. 3, reports Mark Price of the Charlotte Observer.   Stage fright is a thing, but usually not a call-the-police thing.    “One coastal church’s wish to recreate a “live Nativity” scene turned chaotic in the strangest way, when …

Turkeys In Flight? Science And Thanksgiving

by Kevin Burton    If you’re like me, most of what you know about turkeys comes from a cookbook and WKRP In Cincinnati.  Good thing Nicole Cosgrove is here to help us out.    Cosgrove is the lead Pet Editor for http://www.petkeen.com.  Once our laughter at the classic Les Nessman turkey drop broadcast has subsided, …

Serving Up Turkey Tales This Thanksgiving

by Kevin Burton    Today we’re talking turkey as you prepare for your festive Thanksgiving celebration.  Call this food for thought before the actual food.    Though ham may appear on just as many tables as turkey on Thursday, you’ll likely never hear Thanksgiving called Ham Day.    So feast your eyes now, on ten …

Hating The Remedy, Loving The Cure

by Kevin Burton    Can my cat put two and two together, connect the dots?    This I can never know, of course. But I wonder if at any level she connects her recent trip to the vet and her improved health.    This much we know: Gabbie hates being put in a cat carrier, …

Don’t Be A Dunce, Learn This Trivia

by Kevin Burton    Read into this what you will, but the American election day today, coincides with National Dunce Day.    That’s from the mouth of the National Day Calendar to your ears, through me, a humble reporter.    “National Dunce Day is celebrated on Nov. 8 each year. The day commemorates the death …

Walking And Gawking At The Omaha Zoo

by Kevin Burton    Let history record that it was my idea to go to the Omaha Zoo.    My wife will be both surprised and not surprised to read that. Surprised because technically it was her idea; I am not hostile to zoos but certainly indifferent to them.    She will not be surprised …

New Zealand Tries To Tax Burping Cows

by Kevin Burton    Politicians, working in committees, will find a way.     Bet you five dollars they will. And cows will be cows.    This story from the Associated Press out of Wellington New Zealand, marries politics, agriculture and the unseemly but altogether natural acts of cows.     “New Zealand’s government on Tuesday proposed …

Genius GM Kev Makes The Wrong Call

by Kevin Burton    Spent Sunday afternoon catching up with a friend.    I tuned in to see the Detroit Lions Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season game. Detroit’s right tackle is Penei Sewell a second-year man from Oregon who I demanded my Bengals draft fifth overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.    When they didn’t draft him …

Belgian Pigs Get Their Groove On

by Kevin Burton    Animal lovers, music lovers, rejoice and unite!    Scientists in Belgium are investigating a farmer’s claim that different styles of music affect the behavior of his pigs.    “Piet Paesmans first noticed the phenomenon when his son started singing a tune in the barn during a sluggish insemination session his sows …