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The Weekend Mauling: 1.13.2024

Yeah, I got a question for that gross thing, whatever it is. Homer. No, the green dude.

Winter weather in the Sauerland Photo by Henning Kaiser/picture alliance via Getty Images

The Rock Chalkboard

Preview: Despite losses, top-10 matchup between KU and OU brings plenty of intrigue - KU Sports
Those unexpected results came on the heels of No. 2 Houston’s loss at Iowa State Tuesday, to say nothing of the chaos unfolding in other conferences: No. 1 Purdue couldn’t come close against Nebraska, No. 5 Tennessee fell short against Mississippi State and No. 11 Marquette, the only team to beat KU in nonconference play, got outscored by 14 in the second half of a loss to Butler.

On YouTube show, Daniels details severity of back injury, insists on return in ’24 - KU Sports
“I sat there and watched everybody turn on me,” he said in the interview. “I didn’t even want to go outside of the house at one point in Lawrence, Kansas. I was just like, if I’m not getting rehab or able to get back right on the field, there’s no point in my face being shown in Lawrence, honestly.”

KU football adds defensive lineman Derritt - KU Sports
The Kansas football team continues to bolster its depth in the trenches via the transfer portal, and on Thursday it earned the commitment of North Dakota State transfer Javier Derritt for the upcoming season.

Eraser Dust

In Taiwan, Voters Choose President as China Tensions Loom - The New York Times
Taiwan’s vice president, whose party has emphasized the island’s sovereignty, defeated an opposition party that favors reviving engagement with China.

Authorities identify body discovered in Kalispell building | Daily Inter Lake
Officials identified Thursday the dead body discovered inside a Kalispell building earlier this week as that of 36-year-old Jennifer Pervais.

What is 'nose cover' — and why are Gen Zers doing it in family photos?
But her son’s response was a “surprise,” she recalled: “‘No, but I will be if you post pictures of me online without my consent!'”

“All my life caved in. I could barely tie my shoelace let alone run my business or my life": Liam Gallagher recalls the "absolute nightmare" of life after Oasis split | Louder
Oasis split in August 2009, when Noel Gallagher walked out of the band following a clash with his younger brother backstage at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris. "The level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable," the guitarist said in a statement issued after the incident. Looking back on the immediate aftermath of the split, Liam Gallagher now says that his brother and Oasis manager Marcus Russell "threw me under the fucking bus", adding, "All my life caved in."

Chiefs’ Christmas Day Loss Led to Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift’s First Fight: ‘He Snapped’ at Her
“Brittany told Taylor to let Travis lick his wounds, but it wasn’t easy.” The source says Taylor was a “nervous wreck” before Travis’ New Year’s Day game (the Chiefs won the January 1 match-up and Taylor and Travis were photographed sharing a kiss at a New Year’s Eve party as the clock struck midnight) — and was even contemplating cutting her holiday visit short. “The idea of Travis losing again and having it ruin their New Year’s was so stressful.”

Lily Gladstone Has an Excellent Take on Ewoks
Killers of the Flower Moon star Lily Gladstone has made no secret of her love for Star Wars, especially the Ewoks from Return of the Jedi. The Golden Globe winner (and Oscar contender) told the New York Times she had a “strong desire to be an Ewok at age five”—that’s how deep the love is.