Satur-deja Vu

The headline speaks for itself. I was able to put together a year-in-review album on my personal Facebook page that focused on all the of the fun things we were able to do this past year. With very little mention of the pandemic or restrictions there were many positive moments not to be overlooked. There were plenty of 2020 memes and cartoons that we chose not to share here because there was already enough of it. We wanted to say “look here instead” and redirect focus on things positive and encouraging. You won’t hear a peep from me about what happened in D.C. this week, not because I don’t know or don’t care, but because it’s all been said already. Brevard County Fire and Rescue (FL) tweeted the dumpster fire pic and noted the irony that it was their last call of 2020. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there.

The Buffalo Bills will host their first playoff game since 1995 this afternoon. Back in the early 90’s they developed a reputation as losers for going to four Super Bowls in a row and losing each one. That record of four appearances in a row is unmatched; the famed ’72 Dolphins team only went to three in a row. The New England Patriots tend to win when they are there but fail to show up year after year consistently. There are four teams that have never been to the Super Bowl and a longer list of teams that have never won. The Bills were easy to make fun of but come on, second best team in the nation four years in a row ain’t nothin’. It’s one of those flukes in sports stats that make for interesting trivia. I’m not saying this is the Bills’ year but if the Cubs can win a World Series…

The last episode of Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek aired last night. It was recorded in October just 10 days before he passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He had been on the show since 1984 and became something of a national treasure in the past couple of years. There will be a revolving door of interim hosts until a new one is announced, starting with the Greatest of All Time champion Ken Jennings. In the spirit of the game “What is We will miss you Alex?

Unity Baptist Church, Plainville GA I have a friend in real life with a new hobby, taking aerial drone pics. He was out this way one day last week to take some pics of a barn and said he had five extra minutes. He sent me half a dozen pics or so of the church some from very interesting and clever angles. There is a close up of the spire that comes off the very top of the steeple that I’ve never been able to view that way before. I made this image the cover pic for the church FB page so regular followers may see it again from time to time. If you happen to see this post Justin Henderson, thanks a bunch. I really like these images. I keep trying to imagine if that bell tower structure was sitting in the parking lot how massive it would be to stand next to. Our perspective looking up at from the ground doesn’t really do it justice. And yes, there is a real church bell in the tower that we ring every Sunday morning.

This seagull got his stimulus check.

Do you ever get someone else’s mail? Sometimes we get mail that was meant for next door. I just walk about 50 ft. and stick in the neighbor’s mailbox myself. Sometimes at the post office I get an envelope meant for the box next to ours, or possibly one row up. This letter came from Connecticut and should have stayed in Connecticut but someone directed it to Plainville, GA by mistake. The zip code is very legible so I can’t imagine how. The mistake wasn’t made in our local office and they thought it was pretty funny too.

I don’t get it but mothers of young children seem united in their hatred of this show. Maybe I wasn’t paying enough attention but my wife is right there with them. The show has long been criticized for having no educational value; it doesn’t teach kids about anything. Turns out that no new episodes have been produced since 2010, PBS has just been reshowing them all this time.

In the United States 55% of dogs and 60% of cats are obese. The pandemic may have actually made matters worse as many of us spent more time at home and turned to our pets for comfort. Our dogs think we all quit our jobs to stay home and spend time with them. Our cats think we all got fired like the losers they always knew we were.

If you can’t get enough lists, pictures and oddball news stories to fill your Saturday, Daniel Jepsen has launched a new site, Mystery and Meaning, to fill the void left by the end of Internet Monk and the Saturday Brunch will live on. I have said before that Saturday Brunch is what the Satur-deja Vu hopes to be when it grows up. Click here to read Saturday Brunch Jan. 9 2021 and tell them Clark Bunch sent you. (He probably won’t know what that means, so don’t expect my recommendation to open any doors for you.)

When all is said and done, there is often more said than done.

Any pizza is personal size if you try hard enough.

Some people have a way with words. Others, well, um… not have way.

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