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Memories of Lillybell


Not too many people even knew we had a third cat, but a few months after we first got our beautiful calico, Jasmine, who died this past October, we adopted another kitten and named her Lilly.

As people will do with their pets, we gave her a nickname and she became Lillybell. Lilly was not like Jasmine. She did not run to greet visitors and was often hard to catch if you wanted to cuddle with her. For this reason many who will hear of her death this week will not feel the same sadness they did when they heard about Jasmine.

I dare say that even the Bunt girls don’t feel this loss quite the same as Rod and I do.

Connecticut Yankee vs. a Syracuse court [by Chris]

The conundrum: Connecticut native, SU grad.

They’re calling it the greatest non-tournament game ever played.
After six overtimes and almost four hours of basketball, a team that hadn’t led for any of the first 25 minutes of overtime, tasted victory when Syracuse toppled the University of Connecticut.

I wouldn’t know.

My focus was on the tan and attractive 2003 Syracuse graduate sitting beside me at The Heritage in Lenox.

I grew up in West Hartford, Conn. with season tickets to UConn home games in Hartford, then went to Syracuse, where I covered the national championship basketball team for the school paper in 2003.

Jim Boeheim’s as decent to the media as you can expect from a Hall of Fame coach, earning my permanent respect, while Jim Calhoun – bully that he is – crafted some of the best moments of my youth.

I am a UConn fan that pulls for the Orange when the two don’t match up.

Buntology Battles Tournament – Week One

Today begins the Buntology Battles Tournament, brought to you by and Ivan Omar Project.

This is not an NCAA basketball thing. Instead, this is a fun tournament, set up similar to the March Madness bracket of the NCAA. Here I will be matching up one animal against another. All you do is vote. The one with the most votes after one week wins, and advances in the tournament. So, check it out each week and submit your comments and votes.

The Steel Rail effect


Buntology & crew made some new friends when they rocked out to The Glisten Effect last weekend at Fired Up in Westfield, Mass.

The four-piece band, comprised of Dom Mazzolli (lead vocals, guitar, trumpet), Nicolas Gringas (vocals, keyboards), Ryan Andrews (bass), Nate Kielb (drums, vocals), are Westfield natives, and played a super fun show Saturday night.

The first set included a cover of RHCP’s “Suck my Kiss,” “Business Time” (from “Flight of the Conchords), and sickk drum and bass solos. They ended by letting the crowd know they had some Pink Floyd up their sleeve…

This is messed up

OK, Mom, don’t even read this, because I already know how upset you’ll get.

According to the Associated Press, Santino, a 31-year-old chimpanzee at the Furuvik Zoo in Stockholm, Sweden, has confirmed researchers’ theory that chimpanzees have the ability to plan ahead. So what’s Santino been up to? Is he making dates with chimp chicks? Saving his cash to buy extra bananas? Oh, wait …

The alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a “hailstorm” of rocks against visitors.

“These observations convincingly show that our fellow apes do consider the future in a very complex way,” said the author of the report, Lund University Ph.D. student Mathias Osvath. “It implies that they have a highly developed consciousness, including lifelike mental simulations of potential events.”

Derek Jeter vs. Yankees [By Ivan]

World Baseball Classic

Derek Jeter played against the New York Yankees earlier this week in Tampa, Fla.

Yeah! Jeter, the Yanks starting shortstop … yeah! Their great hitter … yeah! The captain of the Yankees. But this afternoon the captain of the Bronx Bombers, without his pinstripes, went up against the team he customarily leads.

Team USA of the World Baseball Classic Tournament has been preparing for the World Tournament, which begins later this week. Team USA, consisting of Derek Jeter, Jake Peavy, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and many more practiced their throws and swings in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees.

Battle Winner – The Bear

Alright, so it has been over a week since our battle began. Thanks to all of you fa


ns who took part in our poll. The winner is the bear by a score of 22-12.

Who do you want to see battle? Let us know by emailing us at You can suggest a contender who you’d like to see matched up in the battles. Stay tuned because soon we will include a bracket-like tournament to see an ultimate winner, based on your votes. It’ll be kind of like the March Madness, but Buntology-style.

Feel free to submit your suggestions and vote. The more we have the bigger the battle tournament can be.

Thanks friends,