Attacks in Paris

The news out of Paris is horrific. Religious fanatics with guns and bombs have killed at least 120 people. It’s an attack by Islamic State psychopaths.

The best television news coverage has been on France 24.

President Francois Holland gave this speech soon after the attack on the Stade de France, where he was one of the fans at a football match between France and Germany:

And President Obama had this to say from the White House:

But the French are in solidarity. Football fans sang the national anthem as they left the Stade de France after the attacks:

And, of course, someone stupid has something disgusting to say about it all.


Back to the future … in the real future

So, back in 1985, Marty McFly, his girlfriend Jennifer, and Doc Brown got in the Delorean and traveled to 2015 to help get Marty’s and Jennifer’s kids out of trouble.

This is what they saw in “Back to the Future II

But the date they went to was Oct. 21, 2015. That’s tomorrow. Unless something really radical happens today, I don’t think I’m going to see any flying cars, or hover boards. Or holographic movie ads on the city streets. I’ll see this:

Just goes to show. The future isn’t what it used to be.

A side note. This was the front page of USA Today in 2015 in “Back to the Future II”:


Notice the sports news in the upper left hand corner. If you’re betting on baseball, “Cubs sweep series in 5.” Now that’s way out there. (Also, you can’t sweep in five. A sweep is four games.)

All is right in the baseball world

SUB-CITY-YANKEES-articleLargeThe Yankees win! THHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUHHHHH YANKEES WIN!!!! (From the New York Times)

As Adam Warren saw the hard grounder coming back up the middle, he knew he was in trouble. His balance was betraying him, and he began to topple backward. So Warren did all he could do: He reached his glove out behind his back.

Much to his surprise, the ball stuck, leaving Warren with an easy throw to first base to extricate himself from trouble.

It was not a consequential play, but it was one that was emblematic for the Yankees, who have lost their footing in recent days but regained it Thursday to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

It’s over: Yogi Berra died at 90

But the AP didn’t get it right Tuesday night:


This is Yogi Bear:


He didn’t die, because he isn’t real.

This is who died:

Yogi Berra is one of the Yankee immortals. Plenty of people know the great Berra quotes:

But the top video shows he was probably the best catcher in this history of professional baseball. Look at the World Series records. Yogi holds a lot of them.

Yogi even made a game show appearance:

And yeah, word is that the Bear was named after the Berra.