Now that The TV Gods have decreed that all LSU’s big games will be played in the daytime, I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for making the experience more pleasant for those fans used to spending their evenings in Tiger Stadium.
Here are a few of my better ideas (you should have seen the worse ones … ):
1. Tiger Tan Cream. This product helps the daytime fan get a nice bronze glow while watching the game. It comes in LSU Gold or, for the more adventuresome fan, Tiger Stripes.
2. The Tiger-Brella Beanie. This handy and attractive headpiece consists of a purple and gold beanie with a small purple and gold umbrella attached to the top, to shade the fan from the sun’s rays.
3. The Tiger Fan’s Fan. A small battery-powered fan clips on to your plastic beverage container and blows cool air on you as the Louisiana autumn sun beats down.
4. The LSU “Ice That Win” Jacket. In another effort to deal with our subtropical climate, this purple and gold jacket has zippered pockets that can hold crushed ice to keep the wearer cool. (The pockets can also hold beverage cans or bottles — in stadiums that allow such items to be brought in.)
And I haven’t even mentioned the Big Cat Catheter, for fans who don’t want to miss one single play during an LSU game …
It’s that poll cat
Cindy Duenckel says, “My son, Alex, came running to tell me I had just missed a call from a ‘British guy’ who said he would call back later.
“Since I couldn’t think of any Brits who might be calling me, I decided to play along with him.
“‘Why don’t we check on Caller ID and see who it is?’ I asked.
“After scrolling back, he had an answer for me: ‘Gallup Poll.’
“Needless to say, I didn’t bother to call Mr. Poll back!”
Our creative readers continue to think of ways the Mercedes Benz-Superdome connection can be enhanced.
For instance, Debbie Peltier Roques, of Donaldsonville, says, “I think Mercedes should use the fleur de lis as its hood ornament.”
Ginger Guttner of LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine says Ariel Sully celebrated her 8th birthday by asking her friends to bring donations to the Vet School in lieu of gifts.
She and her friends donated more than $200 to the school Wednesday.
Looking for stuff
Tonya G. Robertson is hosting “Pink Sunday” at Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, “a celebration of hope and healing” for breast cancer patients and survivors.
She needs large pink ribbons for decorations and pink beads for those attending the service.
Donations can be dropped off at the Young Leaders Academy, 419 N. 19th St., until Friday at 1 p.m.
Call (225) 356-8880.
Richard D. Haerther, artistic director of Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa, Fla., and a former Baton Rouge resident, thanks those who put on the 2011 Performing Arts Exchange in Baton Rouge.
He singles out Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s, Manship Theatre, the Lyceum, the Hilton, the River Center, the Belle of Baton Rouge “and all of downtown” for “showcasing Louisiana talent and culture to other states.”
He says he and others “will be booking Louisiana talent because we were here.”
Special People Dept.
• Olevia M. Williams celebrated her 90th birthday Wednesday.
• Jewel and Millicent Robertson, of Central, celebrate 64 years of marriage Thursday. (They met in the third grade at the old Central School.)
• Tom and Janet Chedville celebrate their 60th anniversary Thursday.
Algie Petrere tells of the man who rushed into the doctor’s office and shouted, “Doctor! I think I’m shrinking!”
The doctor calmly responded, “Now, settle down. You’ll just have to be a little patient.”
Joe Guilbeau, of Plaquemine, says, “Every year millions of people spend billions of dollars on games of chance — and that does not include weddings and elections.”
Observant reader Lee Scholl noticed that in a recent Advocate there was a story about a “cataloupe.”
“What’s a cataloupe?” he asks.
Happy to explain, Lee.
A cataloupe is a cross between a cat and an antelope.
They can run really fast, but they choose not to.