Todd Williams, of Watson, is so upset about LSU playing no SEC games in Tiger Stadium at night that he composed a song, to the tune of Sam Cooke’s 1963 hit, “Another Saturday Night.”

First the chorus:

“Another Saturday night and we ain’t got no football,

Hope Joe Alleva has just got paid.

How I wish they would kick off at nighttime,

Like in the good old days.”

Then the song goes:

“They say it’s ’cause we’re winning,

And for all the fans that is just fine.

If we would just kick off at seven,

Instead of at eleven,

We could tailgate through the day’s sunshine.”


“Another fella told me

It’s CBS that makes the call.

Instead of being our deliverance,

It ain’t got no resemblance

To LSU football.”


“It’s hard on a fella

To pop his first top right after dawn.

Spending all our tailgate money,

On biscuits, eggs and honey.

Instead of gumbo and boudin balls.”


Let’s make a deal

Bo Bienvenu, of Prairieville, thinks he’s discovered a bit of hypocrisy:

“I read in The Advocate that a congressman from Illinois has a problem with the NCAA.

“He wants an investigation into ‘the impact of back room deals, payoffs, and scandals in college sports.’

“Do you think there are any people in Congress qualified to handle an investigation of that nature?”

(Well, they certainly have the experience …)

Early bird

Robby Zeringue says, “My favorite pelican has made its way back to City Park Lake.

“Just like the last three years, it’s the first one to arrive.

“I’ve gotten an appreciation for this bird because, like me, it doesn’t follow the crowd.

“It obviously likes to do its own thing, no matter what the rest of the flock is up to.

“I admire that quality. So I figure it’s time to give this traveler a name. I’ve settled on Han Solo.

“I’ll bet my bottom dollar he’ll be the last to leave … again.”

Local hero

A reader says, “Our car stalled on Interstate 12 East one Friday evening, and we were unable to get it to the emergency lane.

“Thanks to the young man who got out and pushed our car to the shoulder of the road. He performed an heroic act.”

Food for thought

The LSU Museum of Art receives 20 percent of dine-in food sales (and 10 percent of take-out sales) at Bistro Byronz 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Just mention the museum to your server.

Museum staff members will discuss upcoming exhibitions, and there will be a drawing for a family membership.

Art alert

On Wednesday, another “SMArt Melt” exhibit opens at McGlynn Glisson & Mouton, 340 Florida St.

A 6 p.m. open house kicks off the exhibit of art by Winbourne Elementary students, which will be displayed all month.

Call (225) 344-3555.

Saluting vets

  •  A Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament Friday at Beaver Creek Golf Course is sponsored by the American Legion.

It’s free for veterans and active duty military personnel, and starts at 11 a.m.

Call Haze Brignac or Lee Stirling at (225) 658-6338.

  •  A “USO Show” Friday at 7 p.m. at the LSU Union Theater, part of an “LSU Salutes” weekend. The show is free, but a ticket is required for admittance.

Call (225) 578-0420, (866) SALUTES or visit

Special People Dept.

Erin Ory Harelson was 90 on Wednesday. Her birthday was celebrated Sunday at an open house hosted by her children.

Thought for the Day

Bliss Sheer offers this quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins in his conduct.”

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Algie Petrere came across some of the interesting collective nouns for the various groups of animals.

There are the common: herd of cows, flock of chickens, school of fish, gaggle of geese.

And the less common: murder of crows, exaltation of larks, parliament of owls.

Then there’s the name for a group of baboons — “the loudest, most dangerous, most obnoxious, most viciously aggressive and least intelligent of all primates.”

It’s a “congress.”

Write Smiley at He can also be reached by fax at (225) 388-0351 or mail at P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821.