Heroes Of The Week!

Harley Quinn

This week’s Heroes episode will be a prime cut, in accordance with the USDA, the FCC and any other acronym that keeps tabs on taste and flavor. We would like to thank Bob Woodward for his peerless stewardship in the making of this post. We can’t- since he didn’t help- but we would like to.

Go Longhorn! . . . Texas head basketball coach Shaka Smart announced that shooting guard Andrew Jones was raring to go after missing most of the last two seasons due to cancer treatments. Jones was the leading scorer for his team before being diagnosed with leukemia in January of 2018. But even in his wildest dreams, Smart couldn’t have expected what the kid was able to pull off in his return to action on Tuesday night in a win against Northern Colorado.  Jones went for twenty points in only twenty nine minutes in his first game back. It’s only November, but this win goes far beyond the box score or the standings. Because it had absolutely nothing to do with the final score.

Screw Jim Boeheim . . . Was that a little strong? Yeah, but I don’t care. Because Boeheim is one of the reasons I’ve tuned out college basketball. After Syracuse’s putrid performance on Wednesday night- a 48-34 loss to national champion Virginia- Boeheim whined that having to play a conference opponent this early in the season was nothing more than a “money grab” for the NCAA. He conveniently left out the part about how his school has made a habit of scheduling cupcakes early in the season so they can fatten up their record. And ironically enough, he didn’t have a problem with his season opening win last year over Eastern Washington when his Orangemen only gave up, yep . . 34 points. Stories like Andrew Jones get trampled underneath the self indulgent excesses of used car salesmen like Boeheim, who can navigate most any scandal as long as he wins. Explain to me the difference between guys like Boeheim and a crime boss. I’ll wait.

Jesus Chicken Needs A Calendar . . . Any opportunity to mess with Chick-fil-A? I am there. So when the company sent its loyal customers an email celebrating National Sandwich Day and inviting them to come in for the celebration, they forgot the small detail of it falling on a Sunday. The chicken chain is closed on Sundays. I’m just wondering if they’ll keep observing the Lord’s day in the event Popeye’s starts kicking their ass.

Bonus News Item! . . . What’s with all these artificial holidays? Because if there’s one thing this country’s waistline doesn’t need, it’s a day dedicated to sandwiches.

You know how I throw in a WTF story every now and then? Welp, this is every now and then . . . A principal and teacher at Creekside Elementary School in Kaysville, Utah have been suspended after a student marched in the annual Halloween parade . . as Adolf Hitler. But that’s not all! They let the kid march in the parade. But that’s not all! The kid was hailing Hitler as he marched along. But that’s not all! The school insists they thought the kid was dressed as Charlie Chaplin. And okay . . that’s all.

And just to show you that we don’t hold grudges here at Sorryless . . . LeBron James missed the cut last week, but his good deed is better served up late than never. When LBJ was forced to evacuate his home last week during the LA wildfires, he made certain to thank the first responders who were fighting them by sending a taco truck to their base camp.

“It’s an amazing job what they do and their commitment with what’s going on right now,” James said. I was damning him last month, but I’m glad him and his peeps are safe and that he’s on my plus side this week.

And finally, we wrap things up with a Waffle House story that doesn’t involve armed robbery. It’s a story that involves doing the right thing, and a social media storm that actually worked out to everybody’s benefit. Imagine that!

Evoni Williams

Evoni Williams has this dream of going to college. She’s eighteen years old and a waitress at Waffle House, so you know she’s serious about it since the hours are unkind and the work exhausting. Dreams are circuitous in nature, and hers requires an apron and a fifth gear, to which she abides.

So when an elderly gentleman came in and asked for assistance cutting his food because his hands weren’t functioning so well, Williams was on it.

And so was Laura Wolf, who snapped a pic of the moment and posted it to Facebook. Because not every snapshot that goes viral is a gotcha moment. Sometimes a person just gets all wrapped up in the human effort and has to share it with the world.

“It was so busy in here, and she actually took the time to stop and hear what he had to say instead of walking past him. That just meant something to me,” Wolf told KHOU-TV.

The world noticed.

The City of La Marque, Texas awarded Williams with her own day . . .

Bonus News Item! . . . Now that is a holiday worth celebrating.

Williams was then rewarded with a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University. And this dream of hers was coming into focus because of a human moment and a snapshot and a collective embrace that refuted the notion that nothing worthwhile ever happens inside the quiet moments.

This special gal happens to be of the opinion that she did nothing special and she said so herself. “It’s something I would do any other day,” Williams said.

Told ya.

And while I have no doubt that it’s something she would do on any other day, I’m really glad she did it on this particular day. When a bystander decided to break into the regularly scheduled life Williams was busy living, and let the world decide as to just how special a thing this was. And when the vote was in, the results were unanimous.

We won.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114 thoughts on “Heroes Of The Week!

    • My favorite is the last one, and no . . not because it involves Waffle House. But it was such a genuine human moment, trapped in the snow globe that is social media in perpetuity. And yanno . . thank God for that.

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  1. 𝐆𝐨 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐧!…That is strength of character. Go Jones!

    𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗝𝗶𝗺 𝗕𝗼𝗲𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗺…Ahh, screw sports. Did I go too far? I don’t care. It’s a game and society is placing way too much value, and money, and personal time on a game that we are not even playing in. If I’m not physically participating in a game…shrug. I’ve got other things to do.

    𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗔 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿…Remember God’s time is not the same as our time. Sorry, channeling my old Sunday School teacher. 😏 Honestly, Chick-fil-A vs. Popeye, again shrug. I’ve never had either.

    𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗜 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘄 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗪𝗧𝗙 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻? 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗽, 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻…WTF!?

    𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝘂𝗱𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝘁 𝗦𝗼𝗿𝗿𝘆𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 . . . 𝗟𝗲𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀, who is Lebron James? JK. That was a kind act! Heroic? Maybe that goes to the firemen who have to battle these same fires year-after-year.

    𝗘𝘃𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝘀…Love this girl! and so happy that her dreams are being fulfilled. Big picture, why isn’t this the norm? Showing kindness and compassion should be so common that we do not have to stop to take pics of it. We should be tripping over each other to be the first to lend a helping hand. Be kind to one another! Channeling Ellen DeGeneres now. 😉

    All said with my tongue-in-my cheek, but maybe I need another cup of coffee before I step outside into the real world. 🤣 You know I love you and your writing and your heroes!

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    • I love how Coach Smart gave the kid every thing he needed during his time away and then made certain the kid had a spot upon his return.

      Boeheim is the Anti-Smart. And you’re absolutely right about sports. It is the modern day Bread and Circuses, run amok.

      Imma try the Popeye’s spicy chicken sammy, based on my son’s recommendation.

      Right? W . . T . . F

      You’re right, of course. But my ‘heroes’ is simply a standout act that made the news- either to the yea or nay. LBJ did a solid for the peeps who matter . . pretty cool.

      Firstly, I love this girl. Secondly, I love Ellen. Thirdly . . I love this comment. So much.

      Blessings and peace and great food, Ella. Have a great Friday and an even better weekend.

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      • Coach Smart…yep, Gold Star!

        I though Trump was the anti-smart or is it the devil…don’t know too confusing!

        My son says…good choice! Spicy chicken sammy is what it is all about.

        Right!!

        I’m probably still a little salty that LBJ didn’t play for the Bulls back in the day when it was an option.

        Me too, love aplenty for Evoni and Ellen!

        Ditto!

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        • Gold Star for Smart? Done!

          Let’s go with both.

          It seems so. I actually look forward to it. At some point. I don’t do fast food all that much, especially this time of the year with the holidays creating all kinds of havoc on diet sense.

          LBJ never would have played for the Bulls because the shadow of MJ was much too big. It says everything about just how great Jordan was that Lebron didn’t flinch when it came to signing with the Lakers, who have had a ton of all time greats. But none on the level of Jordan in my humble opinion.

          A dynamic duo if ever there was one!

          Nice Patrick Swayze impersonation.

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  2. B,

    A prime cut, eh?

    Andrew Jones deserves more than a wow. I hope this is a sign that he remains in remission for the rest of his life. This is a never-give-up attitude with a whole lotta good luck thrown in.

    Basketball – college or professional – meh. I can’t get into it, even though I played when I was in high school. Only reason I paid any attention at all was coz we Canadians finally whupped your asses is a sport we invented 😉 That said, what a whine ass and not cool that this shite gets more air time than wonderful stories like Jones. Good thing we have peeps like you to set things right.

    Unfuckingbelievable. I don’t know which one surprises me most, that a fast-food chain is actually CLOSED on a Sunday or that they didn’t bother to look at their calendar when they issued their invite… or, maybe they are just evil and DID note the date. I feel dubious that they will continue ummm observing…

    Seriously, what is UP with all these artificial holidays?

    What in the name of all the fucks is with some of these teachers and principals? Wait…is this the same school with the teacher who had the children experience slavery? Coz yanno… I just don’t know. Charlie Chaplin my ass.

    Good on you to give kudos to LBJ because seriously, if a zero can be a hero for a day, it is worth mentioning.

    And Evoni Williams is the type of hero I love to read about. How beautiful that a stranger captured her being a caring human. Would that more peeps focus on that stuff over the nasty shit with the only goal of embarrassing or destroying another. And karma is beautiful when you are. I’m so happy for Evoni that she will be able to serve a few less waffles on her road to education.

    I absolutely adore that song…

    Q

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    • Q,

      Prime cut and aged finely . . well, a week or so’s worth of aging, but hey . . it still counts, no?

      The kid has great strength and is already a solid role model at such a young age. And big time kudos to Coach Smart and the Texas program for being in his corner every step of the way.

      Boeheim is a jerk. He takes endorsement money from all corners. He’s plenty fine with beating up on schools that don’t have the resources he possesses. So his cheesy whine is falling on my deaf ears, because UVA gave him just what he deserved.

      I feel like when the bottom line comes calling, all that God business is going to take a backseat to earnings and shares and well . . does this make me a cynic? A heathen? I sure hope so . . .

      Did you know today is Tongue Twister Day? And yesterday was Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day? And that tomorrow is Chaos Never Dies Day?

      Nope. Different school, but the same stupid. And how . . in tha hell . . does Chaplin get confused with a Nazi uniform and a Hail?

      He done good, that LBJ. While at the same time having a little fun at his own expense, seeing as how he wasn’t able to buy the rights to “Taco Tuesday”, LOL.

      Evoni . . I love that girl and I hope her every tomorrow is as special as she is. She deserves it. And yeah, social media is ALWAYS going to get a bad rap, seeing as how the bad shite is always trending.

      One of my all time favorite Iron and Wine songs. Gracias!

      B

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      • OF course it does!

        Yes, shout out to the coach and the program. Mind you, I’d have trouble believing they’d NOT be in his corner…

        That’s beyond cheap. To take money then lord it over those who don’t? Nope.

        Funny how the bottom line comes into play even within the church, when you think about it. If you’re a cynic and a heathen, then count me as one of your disciples.

        Are you sure about the dates? I thought today was Empty-the-Fridge Day… I might have my dates mixed up…

        I know it’s a different school (well I hoped it was or maybe it would be better to concentrate ll the stupid in one place. Well, Chaplin did sport that ‘stache… right.

        Buahaha! That is hilarious! Love that he was big enough to share the tacos despite!

        What a beautiful soul that Evoni is. I sure hope so too. Then it’s up to us to keep on bringing the good to do our part in countering the bad.

        Me too. Gracias a tu but de naturally anyway.

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        • As opposed to of coarse . . which I ain’t, much.

          Yeah but . . teams have moved on from kids in similar circumstances in the past. Jones is a talent, which guarantees nothing in a big program like Texas. So props for not only being there, but saving a spot on the roster.

          I wanted to title it Fuck Boeheim, but I thought that would have been too coarse. Yep . . that woid again.

          I’ve got disciples? Watch out! Hell ain’t got a chance now! Quick . . turn up the AC/DC while I get the black Lincoln with the suicide doors and my Ray Bans. And umm . . grab the bourbon will ya?

          It’s ALSO that. Tomorrow is “Throw Out the Stuff that was hiding under the crisper since who knows when?” Day.

          Hitler ruined that look forever. Not that it was much of a look, but still.

          He had put in a request to trademark the phrase “Taco Tuesday”. Seriously. When he was turned down, he turned the whole thing into a running joke. Self deprecation goes a long way in my book.

          Evoni wants to take up business management. I know she will make a great boss some day.

          No . . gracias a tu!

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          • Just enough to keep you interesting 😉

            True ’nuff. And yes, props!

            There, you managed to say it sans putting it front and centre so, you can thank me for that 😉

            Oh hells yes, you do! Lemme catch my stuff and got the bourbon!!

            See? It gets so damn confusing when they put more ‘n one on the same day. Oh, damn, I cheated… things had turned to funky juice so I couldn’t wait ’til tomorrow.

            No, definitely not much of a look and yes, we no longer think of Chaplin when we see that…

            I remember you mentioning that. Self-deprecation is the middle name of most Canadians…

            That she will!!

            OK… how ’bout this? We share in the gracias.

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          • Good, because uninteresting people suck.

            A college basketball program got something right. Hey! I think I see a unicorn!

            Thank you muchly.

            Cue Michael Buffer . . . Are you ready to tuuuuuummmbbbllleeerrrr!!!!!

            One holiday at a time, I agree. I mean, how much credence can we really give these ‘holidays’ if they pile ’em up like traffic on the 405?

            Charlie got short shrift when it came to that ‘stache look and then later on when he had the audacity to die in the same calendar year as Elvis Presley. Sad how a man who brought so much laughter got treated so thanklessly by the fates.

            And let the record show there is not a single U in those words. 😉

            A boss we can all be proud of.

            We have reached a consensus . . . deal!

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          • That’s is so true.

            Haha!! Try to catch him!

            Always welcome.

            And all this time I thought it was rrrruuuuummmmmbbbblllleeee!

            Seriously. You want to respect ’em, ya gotta give ’em some space.

            He did and I had forgotten it was the same year (like poor Farrah Fawcett at the same time as Michael Jackson).

            Not a one… Hmmm 🙃

            Yessiree!

            Insert official handshake here…🤝

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          • I can never catch the unicorn, even when I’m hopped up on Skittles.

            Okay, okay . . I might have taken just a ‘lil artistic license with that signature call of his. But I figured it was both appropriate AND interesting, which follows my theme of trying not to suck.

            Eggsactly. And yet . . no space given. So really, how much of a holiday are we really talking? And another thing, bacon doesn’t NEED a day because anybody who loves the stuff will tell ya . . every day is a good day for bacon.

            Groucho Marx had it even worse, since I believe he died within the same week as Elvis. So nary a word was given to his memory as a result. As for Farrah, she was SUCH a bright light of a human being and yes, I often think back with sadness to her passing for more reasons than the one. She was so much more than a pinup beauty, even if I must admit I did have a few posters back in my pre-shaving days.

            None.

            Jes maam!

            🤝🤝

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          • It’s probably best for him to remain out of reach….

            Ayt, ayt… I figured as such (and maybe I was just trying to show off that I actually knew the line…) Ain’t now way you could suck.

            Exactomundo. Does bacon have a day? It probably does. These holidays are ridonkulous.

            Ah geez. Some people just can’t time their death right. Farrah was. People think she was just a dumb blonde with a great body in a red bathing suit – and what boy didn’t have her on his wall?

            Beauty.

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          • I think you’re right.

            The tumbler line . . Imma have to use it sometime. It’s clever AND corny, which are two of my very favorite things.

            Yes, bacon has a day. Every single day that ends in -y.

            She could strike a pose, tell you what. But that was only one side of a multi faceted individual whose strength was inspirational. Sometimes a person passes and the world just feels colder.

            Indeed.

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          • Of course I am 😉

            I think it suits you to perfection so looking forward to you using it!

            LMAO!! There ya go.

            She could at that. And yes, you realise just how much warmth she brought when it’s gone.

            🙂

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          • 😉

            Coo!

            There are just certain people, and I don’t mean to be brusque or dismissive . . but there are certain people who pass and you just lose your breath. I’m talking famous (and ish) people in this example.

            Like when Di was killed, and JFK Jr. When Rabin was assassinated. When Williams took his life. I could go on and on, but you get the point. It just feels as if we’ll never get back to being the same without them.

            😉

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          • 😉

            Good!

            It is so true. There are some that jolt you and others, not so much. And I get what you mean 🙂

            Yes – all of them and more and I totally get your point. It becomes before them and after them.

            😘

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  3. Well, I have to buck the trend here…if we gotta van Hitler costumes for Halloween, should we just go ahead and ban the devils, vampires, Godzillas – oh yet, right, they’re all just imaginary monsters. We should never dress up as real ones. Heaven forbid.

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  4. The fact that Charlie Chaplin made a parody of Adolf Hitler in 1940 called the Great Dictator leads me to believe that the principle and teacher had a consultant give them an excuse when they were caught. Obviously the administration didn’t buy it given the suspension. Here is a funny clip from the movie. https://youtu.be/gCF5LBPhcb4 Your heroes were great, Marc. That Waffle House story was priceless. LBJ and taco truck was one beam of light. Thanks for all these.

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  5. Evoni Williams has this dream of going to college. She’s eighteen years old and a waitress at Waffle House, so you know she’s serious about it since the hours are unkind and the work exhausting. Dreams are circuitous in nature, and hers requires an apron and a fifth gear, to which she abides.

    So when an elderly gentleman came in and asked for assistance cutting his food because his hands weren’t functioning so well, Williams was on it.

    You always pen one that really kills me. Now if I was drinking, then I’d understand this flood of tears, but that just made me renew my faith in humanity. Who said it’s extinct. Like hell it is…it’s at The Waffle House behind the counter.

    sigh

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  6. Bravo to Andrew Jones (despite his team beat up my Colorado Rams). I wish him all the success in the world to accompany many years of clean scans.

    Gotta say I laughed out loud at the Chick-Fil-A story. Sanctimonious corporations like this look best IMHO when they are hoisted on their own petard.

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