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Derik Lattig
Sept 19, 2016




Well, hear we are, halfway though the year, summer behind us, hot temps still nipping at our electric bills and Halloween kicking off the Holiday selling period right around the corner.


I used to enjoy holidays, but after 14 years of working nearly all, I dread them. Dread seeing the people put out decorations. Dread hearing plans and gatherings that I won't be able to attend due to being stuck in a windowless office in a TV station with 2 other souls.


I guess I sound like a grinch, suppose I am. Holidays aren't about the giving etc, supposedly about him Jesus Christ. Well, at least Christmas. The Thanksgiving Holiday is about Turkey and Football, which normally I eat stone cold turkey served by a cafeteria, standing in line with 5 other unfortunates who drew the short straw and have to work.


Not sure where this posting is going, but I tell you one thing, If I had known in college what I know now, I would not have ventured into the MCOM …
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Route 66 of Days Gone By!  by Derik Lattig
Back in the day when you traveled Route 66 you saw signs whizzing by you as you looked up from a Sad Sack Comic Book, Dad driving Hell Bent For Leather to the next Motel to get their in time to enjoy the pool.
Some of those signs going by or actually you going by them were to places like the Covered Wagon in Albuquerque. A travelling kids delight full of polished rocks, fake arrow heads, Mexican jumping beans and or course the hard rock 'candy'.
That Candy would eventually dissolve but it was no more than a hardened Jelly Bean with speckles on it giving the appearance of a rock. Whomever invented those made mint. Who would have thought millions of kids would pay a buck to chew on rocks.
Anyway, the tourist trap was great. It was a time to get out of the car, stretch your legs and become an Indiana Jones of sorts, exploring every aisle of the store while your parents fawned over Indian Jewelry or one of the cactus lamps with the photo…
When Football meets NASCAR #deriklattig
Derik Lattig says if you haven't heard, football will be played at a NASCAR venue on Saturday. With at least 150,000 fans expected to see Virginia Tech take on Tennessee (8 p.m. ET, ABC), the Hokies weren't going to pass up an opportunity to flash a new uniform. Virginia Tech and Nike unveiled their "Hokie Stone" collaboration late last month, a black-gray-black outfit that "pays homage to several elements of Tech’s iconic history" including "Tech’s most distinctive architectural feature" and its Corps of Cadets. In any other week, a service academy team wearing shark helmets that call back to World War II pilots would be all the uniform world was talking about. But while Air Force won't have a six-figure attendance turnout in prime time, the Falcons' "AIRPOWER Legacy Series Sharktooth helmet" still deserves a long look. Air Force will pair the helmet with an anthracite jersey and pewter p…