Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
Thoughts on a Wednesday:
-They say we all have a doppelganger. (Someone who looks just like us, for the uninitiated.) Who knows. The only people I’ve been told I look like are Lisa Bonet, circa 1989 and a 12-year old boy (when I was in my late 20s and looked something like the last picture here ).
We’ve already established that Adam Marshall bears a certain resemblance to The Frisch’s Big Boy.
But I just realized how much Larry Handley looks like Lakers guard Steve Nash. And they’re about the same size. The same real size, that is. Larry Smith points out Nash is listed at 6’1.”
To put that in perspective, if I were in the NBA, I’d be listed at 6’1.”
ABC is actually looking for people who look like the anchors on GMA. Do you qualify? If not, check the distracting link at the bottom of the newsletter to find your celebrity lookalike (and mine).
-Today is National Signing Day. This is a great day for so many high school athletes and their families, as they announce where they’ll be playing in the fall. That’s the Pollyanna version. Then there’s the money-grabbing, star-making, ego-puffing side of things. By this afternoon, ESPN will be rife with a bunch of 17-year-olds announcing with flourish where they’re “taking their talents.” Can’t wait.
I am, though, looking forward to UC’s first football recruiting class under Tommy Tuberville. Hoping for great things.
You can track local signees here . It’s updated throughout the day.
That said, I follow former UC coach (and current Tennessee coach) Butch Jones on Twitter, and I found this interesting for some reason. Starting early this morning, he tweets every time UT gets a fax (yep, they still do this whole thing via fax) from a player announcing he’ll play for the Vols.
So here’s part of one from this morning:
@UT Coach Jones: I want to welcome our 5 mid years to the Tenn Football Family! @HollaAtchaGwolla @_CoolJones @ 4S_up_4sdown …
Yes, that first one reads HollaAtchaGwolla. The other two are no better. I’m sure they’re fine, upstanding gentlemen and will be perfectly good college athletes. But it’s time to dump the cutesy emails, Twitter handles and Instagram nicknames and act like an adult. You’re about to be one.
-If this TV news thing doesn’t work out, I should become an ABC primetime hype man. Seriously. The lineup is really, really good these days – and I say that completely objectively. I am an equal opportunity TV watcher.
Since I’m sure you were wondering, here, in order, are my favorite ABC shows:
Happy Endings/Scandal (tie)
Happy Endings (it’s that good)
Body of Proof (glad it’s coming back soon!)
I’m channeling my inner Flavor Flav – the greatest of all hype men, in my opinion. Except instead of a giant clock around my neck, I’d wear a DVR. It’s the only way to truly appreciate all this goodness.
Have a great Wednesday!
From Today’s Show:
-Get Drunker Faster with Diet Coke!: OK, maybe that won’t be the newest tagline. But it could be, though I’m not sure this was the intent. A study led by our very own NKU finds that mixing alcohol with diet drinks actually makes you about 20 percent drunker than mixing with a regular soda. Something about the sugar.
Everywhere, calorie-counting co-eds are taking note.
Today’s Distracting Link:
It's more of an app than a link, but in case you want to find your celebrity doppelganger, you can download My Heritage from the iTunes store or Google Play.
Click on My Celeb.
Depending on the picture you use, it could be fairly accurate or not at all.
It said I looked like both Robert Altman and Cindy Margolis before the right photo matched Sophia Bush - 83 percent. It's flattering, but I'm not sure it's accurate.
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