RIP, Dr. J. Robert Cade... - Where you from, Kansas?
Nov. 28th, 2007
10:13 am - RIP, Dr. J. Robert Cade...
The University of Florida researcher who invented Gatorade in 1965 has died at the age of 80, according to this article in The Statesman. The article doesn't mention the first occasion when football players dumped a huge cooler of the stuff over their coach's head, but I'm sure someone out there remembers it.
The funny thing about the taste of the drink, especially the original eerie-green lemon-lime flavor (which remains my favorite): It only tasted good when I needed it, which is interesting.
Always liked this story which I read in Bicycling magazine: A reporter covering a professional race in the US wondered what this thing called "Got-o-rod" was... he finally realized that this was the European's pronounciation of you-know-what.
In other news, I see that my former home state is still making weird headlines: Apparently Phil Kline, the wacko former state attorney of Kansas, now the Johnson County DA, has been only pretending to live in Johnson County.
Law requires that Phil Kline reside in Johnson County, where he serves as DA. If he doesn't he must "resign or be removed from office."
After weeks of staking out a crummy apartment--located on top of a storage facility owned by Phil Kline supporters where he pays $400 per month--KCTV5 never once saw Mr. Kline or his wife come home to the apartment.
Then after following Mr. Kline and his wife on camera numerous times from work they found both Phil Kline and his wife driving to Topeka and staying at a residence they own there. His wife also regularly picks up his daughter from a Topeka school and she too stays at the Topeka home with her parents.
This case is deeply weird, especially because, well, who would choose to stay in Topeka who didn't have to? Maybe Mr. Kline wishes to stay close to the Phelps clan. *sigh*
Speakin' of, just at random last night Sharon and I happened upon a TV show called "America's Most Hated Family" in which Louis Theroux spends three weeks with the Phelps family and is rather perplexed by the experience. As I think I would be.
Coming back from a few days in Kansas myself... well, that's another story.