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The forecast last Friday called for 75 degrees, same with the forecast for Sunday. I didn’t bother to check on Saturday, instead deciding to schedule a tennis match with a friend early in the morning.
We showed up wearing shorts, and I decided to throw on a long-sleeve shirt at the last minute, a flimsy, free one from a 5K race, something that barely thermalizes (yes I invented that word) the body. It was about 35 degrees.
But it was awesome. I love tennis in the summer, when it’s 100 degrees and humid, when you can take off your shirt, and the sweat can pour down your body as though you are in an afternoon match at the Aussie Open, but the cold adds a different dimension. Tennis, of course, is a country club sport. It is meant to be played in close proximity to an open bar and towel service. It’s not like that in the cold. It’s grittier. You have to continue sprinting to stay warm, and you have swing a little bit harder to command your forehand.
January has always been my favorite tennis month because of the aforementioned Grand Slam but now there’s another reason. — Mark Dent
Maybe it’s not new, but I stumbled upon this brilliant little internet creation the other day. It is called, quite obviously, “Let Me Google That For You” — or lmgtfy.com. So let’s say you’re watching the Super Bowl next weekend, and somebody at your watch party interjects with something like: “Wait, how old is Bridget Moynahan?” or “Hey, what year did ‘Like a Prayer’ come out?”
Yes. This will happen. Super Bowl parties spawn inane questions like a Duggar does offspring.
So here’s what you do:
Guest: How old is Bridget Moynahan?
You: Let me Google that for you. Here you go.
For those to lazy to click the link, lmgtfy.com allows you to type a question or keyword(s) into what looks like a Google Search Engine. But then you click “Search” and the Google Simulator thingy will produce a long URL. Then, you can simply copy that URL link and send it to your friend. If they click on it, it will take them to another Google Search engine where the original question is automatically entered into the search field, letter by letter, and the computer finishes the search it self by clicking “Search.”
One more example:
Guest: What year did ‘Like a Prayer’ come out?
So, yea, perhaps this is a lot of work to pull a simple gag — or prove a point — at a Super Bowl party (or anywhere else.) For some reason, though, I still can’t get enough of it. — Rustin Dodd