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ScuttleBu(r)t leftovers

March 5, 2011 - Burt Angeli
ScuttleBu(r)t notes that never made the paper:

“Couch Slouch” Norman Chad, on watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: “I’m no political expert, but a win for the Pharaoh Hound might be just what they need in Egypt.” ...

Jay Leno, after Egypt’s president repeatedly changed his mind on stepping down: “Turns out Hosni Mubarek is an ancient Egyptian name that means ‘Brett Favre.’” ...

Who does Iowa wrestling legend Dan Gable admire? Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Borlaug who worked on improving wheat to battle world hunger. “The guy was from Cresco, Iowa, and he was a wrestler,” Gable said. “For me, that’s who I look up to.” ...

Liked “True Grit” and “The Fighter.” Really liked “The King’s Speech.” And it couldn’t have been easy picking Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) over Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech”) for Oscar’s best supporting actor ...

Bessemer boys basketball coach Mark Movrich, who underwent neck surgery after a snowboarding accident, plans to return for the district tournament. Jayvee coach Jim Partanen, Bessemer’s varsity girls coach for 11 seasons, took over for Movrich ...

From New York Mets manager and downstate Midland native Terry Collins, on his definition of a gamer: "A gamer's a guy who, when he takes the field, he plays it like it'll be the last game he ever plays in … how he wants to be remembered." …

From Jerry Crowe, LA Times: “Venus Williams says the latest of her eye-catching tennis outfits was inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland,' One thing's for sure: They get curiouser and curiouser." ...

 
 

 

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