Futbol, Bigfoot and big screens

OK. Everyone, back to work: Belgium defeated the United States, 2-1, in extra time Tuesday, dropping the U.S. from the World Cup tournament.

Our fascination with futbol may be over for another four years, but at least our young soccer players have learned the importance of theatrics and persuasive speaking when arguing for yellow or red cards.

Let’s all go to the lobby: For many TV lovers, 50-inch screens just don’t cut it anymore. The big sellers now are screens 55 inches and larger as people turn their living rooms into home theaters.

Of course, for the real home theater experience, you’ll need to dump stale popcorn behind the recliner cushions and have the kids spill pop until you can fix the cat to one spot on the floor.

If you’re done, they’d like the hair back: Oxford University in London has tested 36 samples of hair thought possibly to have come from a sasquatch, but all samples proved to be from bears, wolves, cows, raccoons and one human.

Further DNA testing will be necessary to determine from which member of the cast of “Duck Dynasty” the hair came.

Talk to us

More in Opinion

toon
Editorial cartoons for Friday, April 16

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

This Aug. 23, 2020 photo shows a long line of unsold 2020 models charge outside a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo.  The European Union is lacking sufficient charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, according to the bloc's external auditor. In a report published Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the European Court of Auditors said users are gaining more harmonized access to charging networks but the EU is still “a long way from reaching its Green Deal target of 1 million charging points by 2025." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Editorial: Bills’ merger makes clean-driving future possible

Combining two bills will aid the sales of electric vehicles and ensure ample charging stations.

Comment: Build Mukilteo’s NOAA research center to fit budget

A decision to scrap a new station because its bids were over-budget calls for a change in plans.

Comment: Will people trust media when values aren’t shared?

A poll showing how the public views journalistic standards may call for a change in how news is presented.

Comment: Covid ignores borders; public health must as well

A lack of coordination among nations stunted the pandemic response. Those failures can’t be repeated.

FILE - In this undated photo, provided by NY Governor's Press Office on Saturday March 27, 2021, is the new "Excelsior Pass" app, a digital pass that people can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point in America’s perpetual political wars, with Republicans portraying them as a heavy-handed intrusion into personal freedom and private health choices. (NY Governor's Press Office via AP, File)
Editorial: Vaccine passports can nudge more toward immunity

Used to persuade rather than exclude, the passports could increase access to businesses and venues.

Eric Brossard displays his commemorative Drug Court graduation coin that reads, "I came with hope, worked and learned. I have a new life. A life that I've earned." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Editorial: Court ruling requires focus on addiction treatment

A court decision allows for a more effective and affordable solution to substance use disorder.

An architectual illustration shows the proposed Learning Resource Center at Everett Community College. The centerAn architectual illustration shows the proposed Learning Resource Center at Everett Community College. The center would replace the college's Libary Media Center, built in 1988. The Senate capital budget proposal allocates $48 million for its construction, while the House budget includes no funding for it. (Courtesy of Everett Community College) would replace the college's
Editorial: Capital budget a bipartisan boost for communities

House and Senate proposals are substantial and needed, but final talks should secure an EvCC project.

toon
Editorial cartoons for Thursday, April 15

A sketchy look at the news of the day.… Continue reading

Most Read