OPINION_ World warming, ‘UFOs’ and Tremendous Bowl enterainment

In line with current research by the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Nationwide Aeronautics and Area Administration (NASA), there was no international warming for the final eight years. I am probably not certain what meaning, besides perhaps there was no international warming for the final eight years.

Discover I did not say “local weather change.” I am fairly certain that all through the historical past of our planet, the local weather has continually been altering. As I perceive it, Greenland was as soon as, nicely, inexperienced. And at one other time in earth’s historical past, glaciers a mile excessive ranged throughout the North American continent like migratory mountains.

All of that being understood, the proof that the earth is popping into the floor of Venus is a bit of skinny. I am all for saving the planet, however we should always train sufficient widespread sense to determine what is definitely occurring, and what’s really doable about it.

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After a U.S. fighter aircraft splashed a Chinese language “climate” balloon off the east coast just lately, everyone breathed a sigh of aid and assumed we might get again to basketball.


Virtually instantly, radar “bogies” started to pop up everywhere in the map like lightning bugs on a heat summer season night. A few of them we shot down. Others we simply watched. And it seems this swarm has been occurring for some time. In the meantime, some authorities genius used the final phrase you need to use in a state of affairs like this — “unidentified flying objects” — and we have been off to the races.

“Are they extraterrestrials?”

“Are we about to begin an interstellar warfare?”

“I hope they create again Elvis.”

Different authorities officers assured us that we weren’t being visited by aliens, which causes me to surprise if we’re, in truth, being visited by aliens, contemplating how reliable some authorities spokespeople are. If that have been the case, nonetheless, I consider it’s much less probably that we have been being visited by interstellar aliens than by interdimensional ones. (Hat tip to Henry Jones, Jr.)

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The Tremendous Bowl was performed just lately, and turned out to be a reasonably aggressive matchup.

My curiosity within the Tremendous Bowl, like many other people, is especially the music, given my background, so that’s what I deal with. And this 12 months’s occasion had quite a bit to deal with.

Sheryl Lee Ralph did an appropriate job on “Carry Each Voice and Sing,” in a Milli Vanilli kind of method. I think the impact wouldn’t have been so jarring with out the digicam close-ups of her face.

Talking of lip-syncing, Chris Stapleton was undoubtedly not doing that in his soulful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner.” His presentation might have been probably the greatest in Tremendous Bowl historical past.

Then there was Rihanna. Now, I am not an professional on present Pop Music, so I am going to depart it to others to evaluate her vocal efficiency. I simply have one query: what was the take care of her back-up dancers? Haz-mat fits? Did I miss a memo?

Perhaps one of the best description of her dancing entourage got here from a Fb buddy I’ve named Rancy Sharp: Oompa Loompas.

Till subsequent time: Deal with others the way in which you need to be handled — whether or not they deserve it or not.

Doug Chastain is a retired instructor and is presently a large-vehicle transportation specialist for the Siloam Springs College District. (Okay, he drives a bus.) He’s additionally a grass upkeep technician at Camp Siloam. (Yeah, he mows the garden.) You may contact him at [email protected] The opinions expressed are these of the writer.