Evidently antibiotics don’t work on Joe-Pourri, so it’s back again. Here’s the latest Joe-stew of various happenings, goings-on, and shenanigans. If you’re trying to lose weight, then consider it a salad instead.
• The St. Louis Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for possible cheating. The storied ballclub allegedly hacked into the Houston Astros’ computer network and stole information on players, possible trades, and bat corking techniques. If true, one might wonder why they would pick such a target. Perhaps the Cardinals’ spring training exercises might be expanded to include risk/reward analysis. At least we now understand why the redbirds depicted on the Cardinal uniforms are wearing masks.
• In related news, a recent study, performed in my head, found that the only sports team in America that is not cheating is a pre-school girls soccer team in Provo, Utah. And they are currently performing a risk/reward analysis.
• A recent study not performed in my head, but by the Indiana University Bloomington, found that watching cat videos is good for you. The study found that people who watch cat videos are more positive afterward, with fewer negative emotions. So go ahead, America, watch those cat videos guilt-free. And if you’re a cat owner, get the same calming effect by watching your cats as they shred your furniture and spew juicy furballs on your rugs.
• Here’s your Joe-to-Go, from the JZ Take-Out window: The lowlight for the day on the Western PA medical front is that spokesmen for both Highmark Insurance and UPMC have denied that their battle is to the death. “No,” said a clandestine figure representing UPMC. “Death will not end this.” “That’s one point we agree on,” said a Highmark furtive figure, on condition of anonymity. “We intend to continue this battle into the afterlife.”
Join us next time for an even more fragrant serving of Joe-Pourri, exclusively in the Joe Zone.