First, U.S. curler John Shuster, quoted by the Associated Press. Marthaler demanded a pound of flesh, but we'll just let this slide on out there:
"I've always said everything happens for a reason and for some reason it just apparently isn't meant to be," Shuster said. "If it was meant to be we'd be 3-1 right now instead of 0-4, having shots to win all of those games. We made those shots to get here, so it's disappointing."
And now, Stu ends the day with a compilation of Glorious Randomness that ends the way Marthaler wants it to end. Stu, you have the floor:
in a world where Minnesotans are falling all over themselves to claim Vail, Col., resident Lindsey Vonn
as ONE OF US, it’s more than a little disturbing that so few have mentioned that Jane Skinner, Fox News anchor and wife of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, is also ONE OF US. By which I mean she started her broadcast career at KBJR in Duluth
, but no matter: ONE OF US! ONE OF US! Additional OOU cred: one of her co-workers on Fox’s Happening Now
program (not to be confused with the Fred “Rerun” Berry vehicle What’s Happening Now!!
) is former KSTP anchor Harris Faulkner
due to the fact that I really wanted to reference the 1936 Union Party Presidential candidacy of OOU William Lemke, I neglected to mention in my Mark Lemke Hunt Down
that the former Atlanta infielder was the inspiration
for the name of Homestar Runner
, a popular internet cartoon series. As noted at the link, a friend of the cartoon’s creators who knew nothing about baseball referred to Lemke as the “homestar runner for the Braves.” This friend, Jamey Huggins, is a member of the decidedly strange rock band Of Montreal
, who changed the lyrics of their best song, “Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
” and made it into an Outback Steakhouse jingle