Phrase Nerd Friday: Dog Days of Summer

First, some music. I find this video strangely disturbing. Must be the make-up. Or something: Unlike the song, the Dog Days are just beginning. But where does that phrase come from? Why ‘Dog Days’? Glad you asked. I have always thought of the Dog Days of summer as being that period in August, which, where […]

Phrase Nerd Friday: Drinking the Kool-Aid

“I’m not drinking anymore of Lou’s Kool-Aid.”–Mike Danton Mike Danton was just a rookie when he uttered this phrase some time in 2002. He had played all of three games or so with the New Jersey Devils, suffered an injury, then refused assignment to the minor leagues, preferring instead to sit around and do nothing. […]