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What a weird week it was, this first week of summer.

The Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup on Monday. The Hawks were losing 2 goals to 1, with a raucous Boston cheering and just 1 minute and 17 seconds left in the game. Did someone say over? But the fat lady wasn’t singing yet in Beantown. Bang bang two goals in 17 seconds. Hawks win the Stanley Cup. Lesson: Never say never.

Did the Wedwand camel cover come first or that crazy funny Geico ad with the camel that we just recently saw aired during the hockey games? Hump daaay, yeah.

The “Super Moon” happened this past weekend. Some reports called it the largest moon of 2013. Wedwand refuses to comment on the specifics of the largest moon seen in 2013, but rumor has it, a Walmart near a Flippin Arkansas also had a sighting

Sadly, James Gandolfini tragically died last week. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered flags to be flown at half mast for the “timeless impact he left … in the State of New Jersey.” Presumably this was for his portrayal of mob hits. It’s not that I don’t mourn his loss, but I wonder how many military service people from Jersey have been so honored for their timeless impact on the freedom of our country.

One of the Wallenda’s wondered what it would be like to walk a tight rope across the Grand Canyon, so he did. (Or so it was billed.) Not to diminish his accomplishment at all, but what he crossed in 22 minutes was actually the Little Colorado River Gorge on the Navajo Nation, near the Grand Canyon. And the Discover channel did not discover this? “Things that make you go, Hmm.”

What will come in the weeks that follows? Who knows, but it’s summertime and as Mungo Jerry said, “sing along with us dee dee dee dee dee, da da da da da, yeah we’re hap-pap-py.

Enjoy your summer.
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Epilogue to last week’s post, “Weather or Not”:

Suffice it to say, there are enough “rain songs” out there for every one to have one to love, literally hundreds I was told by one reader. Thank you George. (In fact, my top 10 missed two of my all-time favorites, “Kentucky Rain” by Elvis and “A Rainy Night In Georgia by Brook Benton.)

A little research show rain songs range from Elvis to Judy Garland, from the Beatles to the Smashing Pumpkins, from Led Zeppelin to the Muppets. Once I focused on it, seems like I heard one every day on the radio.

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