May 19, 2022

Botu Linum

The Car & Automotive Devotees

Frosted Flakes: Extended Warranty on Tires?, Husker Baseball Blowout, and Dumb TVs

5 min read

This past weekend, I went to my niece’s bridal shower in Minnesota.

About 20 miles home into a 150 mile trip, the low tire pressure light came one. So, I stopped at the next gas station. One front tire was completely flat. Long story short…I have been working with a local shop to fix some alignment issues with my car….those issues have been shredding tires after 5000 miles. Both front tires were, questionable.

After putting on the toy spare tire (with help from a very nice Minnesotan who wouldn’t take any money), and heading toward the big city, I found a place open on Sunday that could replace the worn out tire as well as the close-to-worn-out one.

Being a female and clearly in need of “assistance” made me a mark and I was coerced into buying four tires. Don’t worry, I knew what was happening and decided to keep the good tires (which had 45K+ tread left on them) and will not end up on the short side of things. I made it home safe and sound, without purchasing the extended warranty (which was only good within a few miles of the tire center).

It would be interesting to hear other people’s stories of being taken advantage of… (relatively clean stories, please).

Frosted Flakes

Huskers Spring Game 2022: White Team defeats Red Team, 43-39
It was an unbelievable day for some spring football in the Capital City. Nebraska’s 28th Spring Game kicked off earlier on Saturday. The White Team beat the Red Team, 43-39.

Ferrell Leads Huskers to Win Over Spartans – University of Nebraska
The Nebraska softball team (28-9) moved to 8-0 in Big Ten Conference play after its 5-4 victory over Michigan State. Olivia Ferrell led the Huskers on both sides

Husker Softball Rallies Past Spartans in Extra Innings – University of Nebraska
Olivia Ferrell smashed a two-run homer in the top of the ninth to power the Huskers to a 7-5 victory over the Spartans in extra-innings. Ferrell (15-4), who entered

Husker Baseball suffers stunning loss to Rutgers 19-1 | KPTM
Jackson Brockett threw a career-long 4. 1 innings and a career-high four strikeouts. He only allowed one run on four hits.

Huskers Spring Game brings big economic impact for Lincoln
Huskers excitement in Lincoln extends beyond the stands. Fans from all over bring a much-needed economic boost to the region.

NU Bowling Ends Season at Regionals – University of Nebraska
Rochester, N.Y. – The Nebraska bowling team ended its season at the Rochester Regional with a 2-2 record as the Huskers won their third match against Wilmington

Huskers extend offer to in-state OT Brock Knutson
Knutson has been developing a solid relationship with the Nebraska staff going back to his junior day visit, and the offer was surprising but also shows how much Nebraska values the in-state recruits to Knutson.

2024 TE Bentancur picks up offer from Nebraska
Nebraska used the spring game weekend to their advantage to bring in close to 90 visitors to Lincoln this weekend. One recruit that got some special attention was junior tight end Christian Bentancur from Woodstock (Ill.)

Huskers Win 12 Titles in Arkansas – University of Nebraska
The Nebraska track and field team captured 12 event titles on Friday at the John McDonnell Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark.

Sports! Sports! Sports!

Dwayne Haskins was struck by dump truck on highway, authorities say – Sports Illustrated
Details have started to emerge on the 24-year-old quarterback’s tragic death.

3 Starting Pitchers Poised For A Breakout | FiveThirtyEight
Which pitchers could make the leap this MLB season?

How Louie Simmons Defined the Extreme Sport of Power Lifting | The New Yorker
The controversial founder of the gym Westside Barbell, who died in March, was the innovator of a go-hard-or-go-home culture of strength training.

Tiger Woods tracker at Masters 2022: Live score, updates, news coverage, watch live stream, tee time – CBSSports.com
Woods’ first Masters since 2020 took a big hit with his worst career round at Augusta National on Saturday

The Scruffy Story of Why the New York Yankees Can Never Have Facial Hair
Steinbrenner has been dead now for 12 years, but his fingerprints remain all over baseball’s most storied team.

More Noise and Other Disturbances

These Are the Winners of Smithsonian Magazine’s 19th Annual Photo Contest | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine
From the beauty of bodies in motion to the symbiotic behaviors of insects, these photographers captured fascinating moments in time

Hikers find rare WW II Canadian tank ‘rusting peacefully’ in English field | CBC News
A group of British hikers has captured footage of a rare Canadian tank built during the Second World War and left abandoned in an English field.

20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble | HowStuffWorks
Which words should you keep in your Scrabble arsenal? Learn 20 of the best words to use to rack up the points. Which words should you keep in your Scrabble arsenal? Learn 20 of the best words to use to rack up the points.

Nakagin Capsule Tower was the beginning of Tokyo’s dream to become a Lego city. But decades later, it’s slowly being demolished – ABC News
This week, demolition crews are moving in to dismantle one of Tokyo’s most distinctive architectural feats of the last century. But residents and admirers of the Nakagin Capsule Tower say its legacy will outlast its mark on the skyline.

What Do WALL-E and Salvador Dalí Have in Common? Meet DALL-E 2 | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine
This new and improved A.I. system can produce photorealistic images of anything on demand

How to Pronounce ‘Caramel’
Whether you say ‘car-mel’ or ‘car-a-mel’, your pronunciation of ‘caramel’ is technically correct.

Why You Should Buy the Dumbest TV You Can Find
So-called “smart” televisions come with a lot of bells and whistles, but there are plenty of reasons why you don’t really want one.

Poop. pOOP! POOP!!

Why does coffee make you poop? At least 2 reasons – CNN
Drinking coffee jump-starts some people’s bowel movements as well as their energy. There are a few reasons why, according to some small studies.

Then There’s This

Tanis: Fossil of dinosaur killed in asteroid strike found, scientists claim – BBC News
Remains are unearthed of a dinosaur that may have died on the very day a space rock hit Earth.


https://www.cornnation.com/2022/4/11/23018526/frosted-flakes-tires-husker-baseball-blowout-and-dumb-tvs-spring-football-nebraska