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  • Bill Chastain

TOYS AND GAMES: Republican Debate and Other Stuff

Is it just me or did Thursday night’s Republican debate remind you of a Dean Martin celebrity roast? Come forward Don Rickles, Rich Little, Nipsey Russell… “Is this thing on…?”

Clearly I’m on vacation and if I forget that fact, I look at the one or two reminder beers in front of me at lunch.

A new acquaintance told me about still having a land line. After giving him a ration of crap for that fact, he told me that the caller ID for a recent call read: Fidel Castro. What does one tell a dictator who has the wrong number?

Michael Jordan was asked by a camper at his Michael Jordan Flight School, if, when he was in his prime, he could have beaten Lebron James one-on-one. Jordan quickly solved the much-asked sports puzzle by saying: “No question.”

Sad to see that Frank Gifford died over the weekend. His passing means that no members from the iconic Monday Night football trio of Don Meredith, Howard Cosell and Gifford are still alive.

I’m thinking about staying up Wednesday night to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. According to what I’ve read, it’s best viewed in darker areas, so perhaps I’ll even drive north of town. Maximum activity is supposed to take place between 11 p.m. Wednesday through 1 a.m. Thursday.