A short take on today’s news

BY JOE GENCO

–I like edible landscapes and trees. I will grow and forage more food in the coming year. A good start is to attend a free presentation at Ashkar’s from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. https://www.buffalorising.com/…/the-year-2016-according-to…/

–Being hungry sucks. Mark Poloncarz has taken the challenge to feed himself this week on $44.52 for January 2 through 8. He posted a photo of his groceries on Twitter. My only question: Why shop at Tops? That seems stupid. Try Aldi or Save-a-Lot. I still admire Poloncarz for participating. https://twitter.com/hashtag/ROCResolutions?src=hash

–Donald is promising revelations over the Russian election hacking later this week, claiming he has inside information. In all likelihood, he is being played. I expect whatever he reveals to be simple, long on accusations, short on facts and unprovable. http://www.cnn.com/…/week-in-politics-trump-russ…/index.html

–In Madison, Wisc., a retiring firefighter walks away leaving behind 150 years he or one of his ancestors has been on duty. The family name is Behrend. http://host.madison.com/…/article_e2b42f9a-408d-5a83-9f10-8…

–Speaking of Wisconsin, the Presidential vote recount ended with thousands of errors but no apparent wrongdoing. Trump gained 131 votes. We need to be outraged. Blame must be assigned. Either that or see, I told you so. http://host.madison.com/…/article_4ad0fe2a-40d8-5cce-8d84-f…

Dave Levinthal ranks Bernies: 5) Madoff; 4) Mac 3) Sanders 2) Weekend at 1) Kosar. Wow. Bernie Taupin didn’t make the list.

–Boyd Curiosity: 18 naps a day is just about average for a rabbit.

–Scientists are calling into question the use of the muscle-building supplement creatine by teenagers to build muscle mass. There has never been a thorough study of the side effects. http://www.npr.org/…/is-the-warning-that-creatines-not-for-…

–I hope the Bills come to their senses: 1) Fire Whaley. 2) Hire a football czar. 3) Let the new guy decide about Anthony Lynn and Tyrod. Anything different is more of the same. Taylor is the best Bills’ QB since Kelly.

–Noticed the Jets still play in Met Life Stadium. Now that Big Snoopy is dead, how long before the Red Baron shoots down the stadium name? Here’s Arrow Up/Arrow Down from Joe Buscaglia. http://www.wkbw.com/…/joe-b-7-observations-from-bills-jets-…

–Jose Alves, 38, Carolina Hurricanes equipment manager, did his best Ryan Vinze last night, except he got on the ice as goalie for the last 7.8 seconds. Huzzah. http://thehockeywriters.com/introducing-carolina-hurricane…/

–The Sabres suck. Jack Eichel cares. And he has forehead acne that screams 19. Sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective. https://www.nhl.com/…/jack-eichel-11…/t-277437090/c-47966903

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