Sep 102022

Local Gardener – Scientists have calculated the songs most likely to attract BEES to your garden as temperatures soar across the UK.

Topps Tiles – My Music Brings All The Bees to the Yard: New Research Reveals How to Attract Bees to Your Garden

Seven Nation Army

Sal says that if you’re trying to attract neighbourhood bees to your garden you’d have to set the volume at 9.97.

Home Invasion

Rolling Stone – Queen Elizabeth II’s Bees Have Been Informed of Her Death

Come As You Are

Sal says that Phil sent him a question:

If the scientists can find music that will attract bees can they find music that will repel mosquitos from Phil’s backyard barbeque and keep the slugs out of Phil’s garden.

Day By Day

2022 CTHS Alberta Sale Catalogue

Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, PART 1: Questionable ways Hockey Canada handled 2018 gang-rape allegation ‘bother’ board governance expert

Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, PART 2: Concerns mount surrounding Hockey Canada’s handling of alleged 2018 gang-rape

Toronto Sun – Kryk – SPECIAL REPORT, Part 3: Nothing wrong with existence of Hockey Canada’s unfairly described ‘slush fund’ but

Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch

Diageo Unveils Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey -

Bloodhorse – Gash – Day 3 Into Mischief Colt Cleared Them All for Best

TDN – DeBernardis and Martini – Into Mischief Colt Tops Another Banner Day at KEESEP

Paulick Report – Frank Mitchell – Bloodlines Presented By No-No Cribbing Collar: Dearly Departed Arrogate Keeps His Name In The Papers With Grade 1 Weekend

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Belmont at the Big A Meet Takes NYRA Back to 1963

TDN – Bill Finley – Racing in Massachusetts May Be Nearing Return

Paulick Report – Voss: It’s Time For Us To Change Our Thinking About Thoroughbreds In Non-Race Careers

National Post – Blackwell – Assassination or strange coincidence? At least 11 high-ranking Russians have died suddenly


Canada’s National Observer – Migenson – It’s about dam time beavers get the respect they deserve

The Bitter Southerner – Palmer – Alleged River

Paulick Report – Bullish Market Continues Tuesday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Bloodhorse – Gash – Keeneland Book 1 Wraps With Powerhouse Session

TDN – Martini, DeBernardis and Bossinakis – Blockbuster Book 1 Concludes at Keeneland With Another 13 Million-Dollar Yearlings

Bloodhorse – Byron King and Gash – Repole Teams With Partners on Million-Dollar Horses

Of interest to Albertans is Repole and Sr. Elias’ $475,000 purchase Hip 275 a Gun Runner colt out of Hero’s Amor, who raced mainly in Alberta for Elevated Bloodstock Inc. and Raxon Cho, winning the British Columbia Oaks at Hastings Race Course and the Sonoma Handicap, Madamoiselle Handicap and City of Edmonton Distaff Handicap at Northlands Park.

TSN – CP – Stein earns first Prince of Wales Stakes win aboard Duke of Love

Bloodhorse – Duke of Love Duels Ironstone to Prince of Wales Victory

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Grade 1 Winner Mandaloun Retired to Juddmonte

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘A lightning strike of a racehorse’ – Jay Hovdey on the tragically brilliant Lost In The Fog

The Ringer – Walker – That’s Life in the Theater

Sports Business Journal – Jack Daniel’s entering F1 via new deal with McLaren

Sports Business Journal – Canadiens sign RBC as first jersey partner

Front Office Sports – Olympia Has Fallen: Sporting Goods Retailer Files for Bankruptcy

The Ringer – Chang and Ying – Tomatoes

The Ringer – Chang and Ying – All the Recipes From ‘Recipe Club’

Bloodhorse – Gash – Keeneland September Sale Opener Soars

Bloodhorse – Rollins and Gash – Quality Road Colt New Sales Topper at $2.5M

Paulick Report – Keeneland September Yearling Sale Opens With Dynamic Session

TDN – Martini, DeBernardis and Bossinakis – $2.5-Million Quality Road Colt Leads Seven-Figure Bonanza at Keeneland September Opener

The Ringer – McNear – Ken Jennings Is a Permanent ‘Jeopardy!’ Cohost—Don’t Mention That to Everyone He Beat

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Emma-Jayne Wilson: I can see the sport going in the wrong direction

Paulick Report – Nevills – The Back Ring: The Regional Stallion Expansion Draft

National Post – Frank Stronach: Helping seniors to stay in their homes

FiveThirtyEight – The NFL Is Back, And So Are The Wild Comebacks (And Kicking Woes)

Sports Business Journal – Arlington Heights may vote on Bears project in Oct.

If the Bears ever plant their flag in the northwest suburbs, there’s no doubt that the people of Arlington Heights will be ecstatic. Until, of course, they get the bill.

They can avoid that pain by saying yes to the Bears, and no to subsidizing them.

Chicago Tribune – Editorial: The flaw in Bears’ playbook? Asking Arlington Heights for subsidies.

Front Office Sports – Byers – Los Angeles Times Owner Eyeing Bid to Buy Angels

The Ringer – Surrey – The Winners and Losers of the 2022 Emmy Awards

Sal says that the real winners are those that didn’t watch the show.

Sports Illustrated – Scott – Cowboys ‘Anticipate’ Making Roster Move After Dak Prescott Injury

Bloodhorse – Angst – Flightline to Stand at Lane’s End After Racing Career

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Infield Tunnel Paves the Way to a New Belmont Park

Sports Business Journal – Lemire – Baseball’s Youth Movement

Front Office Sports – McCarthy and Perez – The NFL Dominates American Television, and Likely Always Will

Whether or not you like the tactics Goodell has made the current NFL Teflon. Goodell would probably have liked to suspended Deshaun Watson for ten years, not for his misdeeds, but for not settling and sweeping the misdeeds under the rug. Goodell does not like festering sores.

Forget HISA. Thoroughbred racing needs to form an association of tracks with a powerful commissioner if it wants to compete in today’s sports market.

Washington Post – Andrews – Streaming TV is having an existential crisis, and viewers can tell

National Post – Rupa Subramanya: The best critique of the World Economic Forum came from Chrystia Freeland herself

Garden and Gun – Martin – Queen Elizabeth II’s Special Connections to the South

SportsNet – Cardinals’ Pujols hits 697th homer, passes Rodriguez for fourth on career list

Paulick Report – Del Mar Summer Meet Ends With New Wagering Marks, Exemplary Safety Record

Bloodhorse – Gash – Expectations High as Keeneland September Sale Looms

TDN – Martini – ‘Can’t Miss’ Keeneland September Sale Starts Monday

Bloodhorse – Genaro – CBA Hosts Deal or No Deal Ahead of Keeneland September

Paulick Report – Kentucky Downs Reschedules Sunday’s Last Nine Races To Tuesday

Bloodhorse – Kentucky Downs Cancels Most of Sept. 11 Card

Bloodhorse – Gash – Propensity for Classic Pedigrees Sparks Flay’s Passion

Blood In The Cut


Sal says that some things never wear out.

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of NFL Week 1

Canada’s National Observer – Sharp – Youth in historic climate case get their day in Ontario court

Sal says that these seven people would garner a lot more respect and support if they took some positive personal action to deal with the climate crisis rather than sue their provincial government to force it to look after them.

The Ringer – Phipps – There’s a Movie at the Center of the ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drama. History Suggests It’ll Be a While Before We Can See It Clearly.

Sal says that the entire cast and production of Don’t Worry Darling are acting like a 12 year old boy who’s got a glimpse of his first boob and thinks he’s the first one who ever got a glimpse of a boob.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – Flightline: ‘The best I will ever ride’ says Flavien Prat – and there could be even more to come

Paulick Report – Tinky: Flightline An All-Time Great? Not So Fast, Ray

TwinSpires – Kelly – True Crime in Horse Racing: Disappearance of Ron Hansen

Thoroughbred-world – Almond – The life and mysterious death of jockey Ron Hansen

One of the many horses that Ronnie rode while in Alberta was Bob Baird and Floyd Arthur’s The Bagel Princess who raced 78 times winning 15 and finishing in the money 43 times. If you want to hear more Ronnie Hansen stories chat with John Heath who was Ronnie’s agent.

Los Angeles Times – Reyes and Aleaziz – Lingering rain from Kay raises flood concerns, triggers outages in SoCal

Los Angeles Times – Winton, Hernandez and Gerber – Las Vegas reporter was working on another expose. The subject killed him first, authorities say

GQ – UK – Quilty-Harper, Lee, Barrie, Taylor, King and Pym -Who will be the next James Bond?

A View To A Kill

TDN – Hronis and Sadler Team Up for Course Record with Bran in Turf Sprint

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

National Post – Lévesque,  and Karadeglija – Pierre Poilievre elected new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada

Canada’s National Observer – Taylor – Now Pierre Poilievre takes the stage as leader of Canada’s Conservatives

Toronto Star – Pierre Poilievre: Quick facts about the Conservative leadership candidate

Sal says that the selection of Pierre Poilievre as leader of the Conservatives exemplifies the dearth of political leadership talent in Canada. Pierre never had a real job in his life. He’s been either a political consultant or a politician all his working days.

Since Pierre has been nothing but a political hack and politician all his working days where did he learn his fiscal conservatism or is he only morally conservative.

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

John Kenneth Galbraith

Won’t Get Fooled Again

I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.

John Wooden

The Athletic – Joe Maddon sounds off on analytics in baseball: It’s not the info, it’s the imposition

How can you think and hit at the same time?

Yogi Berra

Southern Living – Wicks – The Best Fruits And Vegetables To Buy In The Fall

Mother Jones – Irfan – The Curry Trap: How a Continent’s Worth of Food Got Mashed Into One Word

‘The time has come,’ the walrus said, ‘to talk of many things: of shoes and ships – and sealing wax – of cabbages and kings.’

Lewis Carroll

I am The Walrus

Sal says it’s not just curry and India, what about the milquetoasting of Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Mexican, Greek, Ethiopian et al ad infinitum.

TDN – Szpyra – Baffert Trio Leads Runhappy Del Mar Futurity

TDN – Bayern’s Speed Boat Beach Motors Home to New Track Record

Sloop John B

The Spruce Eats – Sarkar – What Is Curry Powder?

The Spruce Eats – Indian Cooking Basics

Gulabi 2.0

I wanted to play baseball!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Texas Monthly – Holley – 5,000 Years Later, Beavers Return to the High Plains of West Texas

Not being known doesn’t stop the truth from being true.

Richard Bach

The Spruce Eats – Le – Asian Barbecue: Turning Up the Texas Heat

TDN – Cape Canaveral Passes Away at 26

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Cape Canaveral, One of Mr. Prospector’s Last Sons, Dies

Epicurious – Raposo – 80 New Cookbooks Coming Fall 2022

Curry In A Hurry

The paradox of education is precisely this – that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.

James Baldwin

The Strategist – Wartzman – The 7 Very Best Panini Presses

The Spruce Eats – Smith – Grilled Cheese Panini Recipe

The Guardian – Bugs across globe are evolving to eat plastic, study finds

Epicurious – Chau – When Life Gives You Leftover Wine, Make Vinegar

Sal says that he never has that problem.

Epicurious – Vaculin – How to Make Fresh Pasta Without Any Fancy Equipment

Epicurious – 23 Essential Gin Cocktails for Happy Hour Tonight

The Dubonnet cocktail is said to be a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II and her mother, who preferred it served on the rocks.

The Spruce Eats – Graham – Dubonnet Cocktail

Rolling Stone – Garber-Paul, Martoccio, Marks, Klee, Jones, Dickson and Tozzi – 18 Times Queen Elizabeth II Ruled Pop Culture


Curbed –  What Is Going on With Bed Bath & Beyond?

The Athletic – Blum – Twenty years after his World Series moment, Scott Spiezio puts his life back together

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

Yogi Berra

Edmonton Journal – Braid: Poll shows a tight leadership race, not a Danielle Smith runaway

Sal says that Danielle Smith appears to be the UCP’s Nancy Betkowski, a candidate who appears to have the lead, but the party deems unelectable. When the PC power brokers felt that Nancy couldn’t beat Laurence Decore and the Liberals the PC backroom boys coaxed Ralph Klein off his chair at the St. Louis Hotel and the rest is as they say history.

Do You Wanna Dance

Hawthorne Sal

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