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POSTED ON July 30, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Have you been watching the Olympics? I’ve always loved the Olympic Games. There’s always so much drama as the best athletes in the world compete for gold.

But did you know they are mostly competing for silver?

True story. There is very little gold in an Olympic gold medal.

POSTED ON July 16, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Falling lake levels due to drought in California have revealed the ruins of an old gold mining town. The story behind Mormon Island is pretty interesting.

Early in March 1848, W. Sidney, S. Willis, and Wilford Hudson set off from their fort to hunt deer. When they stopped along the south fork of the American River, they found gold.

This was just two months into the California gold rush.

POSTED ON July 9, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

On Wednesday night, I got to watch a bunch of guys skate around an ice rink with a silver cup hoisted over their heads. My beloved Tampa Bay Lightning won their second straight Stanley Cup championship with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadians.

If it seems like we just did this – well – we did.

POSTED ON June 18, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

A guy made a comment about my article highlighting Chipotle’s recent decision to raise menu prices in order to cover some of the cost of higher wages, pointing out that the CEO made some $38 million last year, noting “I doubt he needs it.”

The first thought that popped into my head was, ‘how exactly do you know what Brian Niccol needs?’ My second thought was, ‘what does that have to do with anything?’ And my third thought was ‘dude, you don’t have a clue how business works.’

POSTED ON June 4, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Hurricane season started this week. That means those of us who live in Florida are in preparedness mode – or at least we should be.

For you landlocked readers, the notion of a hurricane kit is probably foreign to you. But for those of us who live in hurricane-prone coastal areas, updating the hurricane kit is a right of passage from spring into summer.

POSTED ON May 28, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

As a dad, I have to confess to delivering my fair share of dad jokes. You know what I mean, right? I’m talking about those jokes that make the kids’ eyes roll into the back of their heads and elicit groans from the wife.

Let’s be honest; dad isn’t funny. And that’s what makes dad jokes so funny.

So to kick off your weekend, I bring you some dad jokes related to gold I plucked off the interwebs.

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