>> I‚??LL TAKE DEUTERONOMY FOR 400: And thus it was, that in the year of our Lord 2012, a TV exec at the Game Show Network doth created a show. And he nameth that show ‚??The American Bible Challenge,‚?Ě and Lo! He set it forth to debut on Thursday at 8 in the post meridian. Then, the exec doth sought out a comedian, and verily, Jeff Foxworthy was placeth as host. And he saw that it was good.
>> PLANET POLITICS: It was in 1930 that Pluto was given a seat at the big planets‚?? table. For 76 years it got to sit in the front row at all the important planetary functions. Life for the frozen ball of rock and gas was good. Then, on Aug. 24, 2006, the International Astronomical Union crushed Pluto‚??s dreams by demoting it to dwarf planet status -- the astronomical equivalent of being reassigned to the mail room. To note that occasion, this Friday is ‚??Pluto Demoted Day.‚?Ě It‚??s a reminder that even planets can fall victim to downsizing.
>> HMMMMM. KIELBASA: If you‚??ve got a hankerin‚?? for a hunk of Eastern European sausage (and who doesn‚??t?) then you are in luck. The borough of Plymouth is holding its ninth annual Kielbasa Festival this Friday and Saturday. Yes, Plymouth is celebrating everyone‚??s favorite mix of seasoned ground meat in casings with music, entertainment, a car show, a parade and lots and lots of the aforementioned delicacy.
>> BIG-TIME ACTS: There‚??s some serious musical gravitas coming to Montage Mountain‚??s Toyota Pavilion this Friday. All-time great bands Chicago and The Doobie Brothers are headed there for a 7:30 p.m. show. How good are these guys? Chicago has had five No. 1 albums, and three No. 1 singles. The Doobies have one No. 1 album to their credit and have topped the charts twice. That‚??s more than Slim Whitman, Boxcar Willie AND Zamfir and his Pan flute combined.
>> FAREWELL, YANKS: SWB Yankee fans, this may very well be your last opportunity ever to see the Yankees without going out of state. The next time they‚??ll be this close, they‚??ll be called the Blasted Flies or Trolley Porcupines or something like that. The Yanks will be in Allentown for a series beginning Saturday night at 6:35 p.m., and again on Sunday at 1:35 p.m.