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Notebook: Kansas Ready for Yale

What’s the matter, Homer? Hottest ladies’ night in months and you’re not even checking out the action.

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The Rock Chalkboard

Preview: KU plans to stay focused against Yale - KU Sports
Kansas coach Bill Self knows just how treacherous the days before Christmas can be for an unprepared basketball team.

In 2014, his Jayhawks lost by 25 points to Temple in advance of the holiday. On the other hand, as he pointed out on his “Hawk Talk” radio show Monday, the Jayhawks have picked up plenty of great wins with the break approaching.

Listen: Rock Chalk Sports Talk on KU football and women’s basketball - KU Sports
On the Dec. 21 episode of the Best of Rock Chalk Sports Talk Podcast from KLWN, Derek Johnson and Nick Springer have fun with Kansas football numbers, recap the KU women’s basketball game against Nebraska and speak to KU broadcaster Brian Hanni and Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.

Eraser Dust

Prague Searches for Motive in Its Worst Mass Shooting Since World War II Era - The New York Times
After 14 people were killed and 25 others wounded, the Czech Republic canceled sports events and declared Saturday a day of national mourning.

Flathead High School’s Caitlin Heuscher Named Kalispell ‘Educator of the Year’ - Flathead Beacon
Maneuvering through the hallways of Flathead High School on the last day of classes before Christmas break, business teacher Caitlin Heuscher is greeted by a chorus of students and staff bidding her “Hello” and “Congratulations.” Heuscher is peppy and enthusiastic. She is a clear favorite of students, who pop in and out of her classroom to catch up and receive encouragement. Her classroom walls are plastered with graduation photos of former students, inspiring quotes and remnants of old lesson plans and projects.

“He was incapable of saying anything fond about anyone or anything. Affection didn’t exist in his life, only weird sex”: how Frank Zappa survived the 70s | Louder
To capitalise on his newfound fame, Zappa launched himself on a 97-date world tour with a new band including Underwood, jazz keyboardist George Duke and fun-sized vocalists Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan of The Turtles (who used the stage names Flo and Eddie). On the rare occasions he got back to Hollywood, he reworked unused Mothers material from ’69 and released it as a pair of albums that delighted hardcore Zappaphiles but reminded everyone else he was a self-confessed “grouchy son of a bitch”.

Star Wars TV schedule makes it a holiday hit - The Washington Post
Star Wars is a story ripe for the holiday season. At its core, the original trilogy is about a young boy trying to save the galaxy and start his heroic journey. Looking at it a little deeper, you’ll see vivid worlds of snow, cute teddy bear armies, a toy store’s worth of shiny starships. Add to that a bunch of family drama.

People Think Domino's Makes Money by Selling Pizza, but 60% of Its Revenue Comes From Something Else Entirely
Domino's has a fleet of over 1,000 tractors and trailers delivering food, supplies, and equipment to its company-owned and franchised stores. On the food front, the company has dozens of facilities producing its pizza dough.

Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider called for public hanging of Joe Biden | Joe Biden | The Guardian
“Mr President, I believe you are guilty of treason and should be publicly hung,” Schneider wrote to Biden. “Your son too. Your response is..? Sincerely, John Schneider.”

Motley Crue Cancel Their New Year's Eve Show, Issue Statement
"The very short time frame to produce the event resulted in issues beyond our control," Motley Crue added before concluding their message hopefully — "We look forward to seeing you all in 2024!"

MSU donates $3,000 to UM marching band | KECI
Montana State University has donated $3,000 to the University of Montana Grizzly Marching Band for its journey to the FCS championship game in Frisco, Texas.

Israel-Hamas war: More than 20,000 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza health officials say | AP News
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — More than 20,000 Palestinians have died in Gaza during Israel’s war against Hamas, health officials said Friday, the latest indication of the staggering cost of the conflict as Israel expands its ground offensive and orders tens of thousands more people to leave their homes.

Taylor Swift legs it around NYC in a stylish outfit as insiders reveal she's had 'deep conversations' with Travis Kelce about 'their future together' | Daily Mail Online
Taylor Swift put on a stylish display while out in NYC on Thursday as insiders revealed she's had 'deep conversations' with Travis Kelce about 'their future together' - just four months after being romantically linked.

Question of the Day

Could you eat your age in eggs in a 24 hour period? (as in eat 38 eggs if you are 38 years old)