Congratulations and well-done to all participants in the Thursday Quiz VII. Who are the winners? You are all the winners, of course.
Who gets the stars? They all go to perennial overachievers this week:
The Au Star (get it?) -- Blythe
The Ag Star -- Rex Parker
The, um, Co Star -- Karin
A, um, um, Cl Star -- Rebel
Second Order of Business
How about that poll result? Seven of you opined that I am "totally hot," Seven of you felt that I look like a drunken degenerate but in a good way, and only one of you was "too nice to say" what you think of my spunky avatar. The one vote for me "looking like hell in this picture" was ostentatiously entered by the same coworker who offered up the original insult as I stood by her desk. She later expressed disappointment that a shared IP address kept her from being able to vote on all of the office computers. She is an angry and bitter woman.
Third Order of Business
My brother Emailed yesterday to say that he had "USC game tickets with [my] name on them," but fate is cruel and Mrs.5000 & I had already planned a romantic weekend getaway for that weekend. As it turned out, the reservations were not transferable.
But we perservere through life's ironies, and therefore here are my picks for the coming weekend of gridiron fun:
#9 Oregon 55, Washington State 28. This game is Oregon's to lose. But they won't. It will be a day of much offense, little defense. And the 2003 game will be avenged.
#2 Cal 42, Oregon State 21. After the Beavs go up 21 - 0, no doubt. Half of Cal's points will come in the fourth quarter, after OSU's fine defense has been worn to breaking.
#6 Oklahoma, #11 Missouri. Another offensive showdown. After a few enchanges, the Sooners will eventually run away from overrated Mizzou. And to my surprise, I will genuinely care. It's hard to pay attention to a team without getting attached.
Fourth Order of Business
Sorry, I only had three items of business. Have a stunning weekend.