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FOOTBALL!! It’s still happening

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Happy Thanksgiving, Tiger fans.  Mizzou football, it’s still happening.

On Friday, the Tigers host Arkansas at 1:30 p.m.  We’ll have tamales and pork loin at the tailgate, hopefully we’ll have some people show up to eat and watch the Tigers beat the Razorbacks.  You know the drill, I’ll be there early, you come when you will. Side dishes or desserts are good bringing options.

The season hasn’t not sucked, but a win Friday will make it feel better.  Go in early and cheer on these 16 guys in their last appearance as players at Faurot.

Player Pos Major
Josh Augusta DT General Studies
Chris Black* WR Education
Brock Bondurant* S Education
Jake Brents WR Business
Sean Culkin* TE Finance & Banking
John Gibson* CB General Studies
Tyler Hanneke* TE Public Management
Rickey Hatley DT General Studies
Tanner Hull LB Nutritional Science
Jake Hurrell* LS Business
Eric Laurent* WR Business
Donavin Newsom* LB Education
Aarion Penton CB General Studies
Alex Ross* RB Arts & Science
Michael Scherer LB Business
Michael Stannard* OL Education
* indicates already graduated


Written by Jason Becking

November 24th, 2016 at 2:50 pm

I Hate You, Vanderbilt

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Football!  Mattresses!  Football!  Football!  Our beloved Tigers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores this Saturday at 2:30.  Tailgate will start well before that, of course.  We’ll have wings from CJ’s and D Rowe’s as the main fare, provided by Mattress by Appointment and Flat Branch Home Loans.  Call them for all your home loan and mattress needs.  Seriously, baby needs a new pair of mattresses.  And a home loan.

I’ve decided the SEC love fest is over.  We’ve been too nice, hardly any animosity anywhere, general good-spiritedness has ruled the day.  No more.  Down with Vanderbilt and your Commodores.  That was a fine name for an early Apple computer, but is a terrible name for a…. ah, who am I kidding.  I don’t hate Vanderbilt.  Nashville is great.  Vanderbilt is mostly wonderful, except for their stupid basketball arena layout.  Oh well, we shall beat them anyway.

Go Tigers, beat the lovable Commodores.  And on a side note, screw ku.

Written by Jason Becking

November 11th, 2016 at 7:41 am

Adventures in Mattressing

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Hi all,

As of today, I’m in the mattress business.  I’m doing business in beds.  Going to work laying down.  Putting my cash under the mattress.  And so on.

The business is called Mattress By Appointment of Columbia.  (Go ahead with your rent-a-mattress by the hour jokes, I’ve already heard them, prostitution heads.)  Similar to a franchise, but officially I’m a dealer in the Mattress By Appointment universe.  I have a website and a facebook page, as all good things do these days.  Likes and visits are appreciated.  As are shares, please let your friends and family know.

As might be incredibly obvious, it’s an appointment-only situation.  Someone lets me know they’re interested in a mattress, we’ll set up a time to meet and I’ll show you what I have available.  I’m buying straight from the factory(ies), with no sales staff or “hours” so have very low overhead.  They’re all brand new, all sizes and lots of options available, still sealed in plastic from the factory(ies).  That all translates into high value, low cost on your purchase.  And you know you want to purchase.

The appointment nature also lets me continue to do things like work at home, drive kids to games and practices, go to the lake, and watch Mizzou football win.  I’ll probably have at least another person or two scheduling their own appointments as well.

So, when you need a mattress, want a mattress, would just really like a new mattress, or maybe just want a nice place to relax while ignoring the latest election news, I hope you’ll give me a call/text.  My regular cell phone number will work as well, in addition to the new number I’ve set up for this.

Go Tigers, go Mattresses.  and on a side note, screw ku (but not in my mattresses).

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Written by Jason Becking

November 7th, 2016 at 10:16 am

Posted in Mindless Ramblings