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  • How Chinese Baseball Came to North Texas

    09/12/2018 10:27:15 PM PDT · by thecodont · 2 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Date Aug 30, 2018 | By Eric Benson
    No one knows the Texas AirHogs quite like Larry Green. Over the team’s eleven seasons playing baseball, the 61-year-old Green has missed only five home games in Grand Prairie... [...] The Texas AirHogs are members of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, a federation of twelve, mostly Midwestern, teams unaffiliated with Major League Baseball. Inning breaks are punctuated with water-balloon-toss competitions and mascot races. The level of play is good, but with more overthrows and rundowns than you’d find on an average night at a big-league ballpark. Admission starts at $8 for adults, the parking is free and convenient,...
  • Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)

    09/11/2018 2:35:10 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 9/11/18 | self
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcLGLbYyeHQ Little Did She Know (She's Kissed a Hero)
  • 'I had to be honest in my views': 'Plaid shirt guy' at Trump's rally in Montana

    09/07/2018 8:28:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09.07.18 | David Choi
    A guy wearing a plaid shirt who made several animated facial expressions during a Trump rally in Montana on Thursday has been identified as Tyler Linfesty, a 17-year-old high school senior.Linfesty was positioned directly behind President Donald Trump and made several facial expressions as Trump spoke, before a staffer asked him to leave."I didn't really have a plan," Tyler told The Billings Gazette. "I was just going to clap for things I agreed with and not clap for things I didn't agree with."Tyler reportedly managed to have his picture taken with Trump while wearing a Democratic Socialists of America...
  • Rewriting Kipling for the modern age

    09/02/2018 2:01:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 53 replies
    The Spectator ^ | July 22, 2018 | Rod Liddle
    It is often said that we should worry about the world we are leaving to the younger generation. I am a bit more worried about the poor world, given the state of the younger generation who will soon have custody of it. Last week, for example, the students of Manchester University have decided that Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” is not suitable for their college because he was raaaaacisst. Of course. They have replaced his poem with some vapid drivel from the serially overrated Maya Angelou. It might have been better if they’d simply rewritten Kipling’s verse, adapted it for modern...
  • Breakdancing Man K.O-ed By Queen's Guard

    08/12/2018 10:02:40 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 20 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 8/12/18 | Liveleak
    15 second vid of a tourist getting clocked by a queens Guard.Video here.
  • Henry Livingston, Jr.: The Christmas Poet You Always "Loved" - Kindle Edition free for 2 days

    07/12/2018 10:33:44 AM PDT · by mairdie · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mary Van Deusen
    A teacher friend and I were discussing statistics and I thought the example of statistics in analyzing "Night Before Christmas" might make a good lesson plan. I've seen a number of lesson plans built on the authorship controversy, but not yet on the statistics part. Making it free for everyone until midnight PDT tomorrow is an easy way of passing the info on to her. I've been researching New York Revolutionary War history for 20 years and collecting images. Took advantage of writing this book to stuff in every image I've bought or found available for use in that time...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2018

    06/30/2018 9:52:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 703 replies
    July 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Word For The Day - DIABOLIC

    05/04/2018 6:37:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.collinsdictionary.com ^ | 05/04/2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". diabolic (daɪəbɒlɪk ) 1. adjective Diabolic is used to describe things that people think are caused by or belong to the Devil. [formal] ...the diabolic forces which lurk in all violence. 2. adjective If you describe something as diabolic, you are emphasizing that it is very bad, extreme, or unpleasant. [mainly US, emphasis] Pitt's smile returned, and it was hideously diabolic.
  • Dedicating this Ogden Nash poem to today's Leftists

    05/01/2018 10:42:04 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 17 replies
    Memory ^ | My Grandparent's Era | Ogden Nasm
    'Love' is a word that is frequently heard, 'Hate' is a word that is not. Love, I am told, is more precious that gold. Love, I have read, is hot. But 'hate' is the verb that to me is superb, And love but a drug on the mart. Any kiddie in school can love like a fool, But hating, my boy, is an art! --- Ogden Nash
  • The history of the bolt

    04/28/2018 8:43:57 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 82 replies
    Bolted - A FORUM ABOUT OPTIMIZING BOLT SECURING ^ | 20 December 2017 | Allanah Eames
    Bolts are one of the most common elements used in construction and machine design. They hold every­thing together – from screws in electric toothbrushes and door hinges to massive bolts that secure concrete pillars in buildings. Yet, have you ever stopped to wonder where they actually came from? While the history of threads can be traced back to 400 BC, the most significant developments in the modern day bolt and screw processes were made during the last 150 years. Experts differ as to the origins of the humble nut and bolt. In his article “Nuts and Bolts”, Frederick E. Graves...
  • Not much of a poem for Holocaust Day

    04/13/2018 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18 | Esther Cameron
    On Holocaust Remembrance Day it was announced that the proceeds of the diary of Anne Frank will be donated to an American-based organization that sends Arab youths to spit on Israeli soldiers and curse their mothers and films them if they display a twinge of resentment. Yes, it's true. Read Edwin Black's Financing the Flames. That book was loaned to me yesterday by a neighbor down the street in Maale Adumim (across the Green Line, technically a settlement, it was founded on a rainy night in '75 by a few families who faced eviction, though now it has grown big...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April. May and June. 2018

    03/31/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 701 replies
    April 1, 2018 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Maynard Dixon: Thoughts About Art and Modernism

    03/31/2018 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 12 replies
    Painter and Poet of the Far West During the three generations since the California Argonauts who struck it rich had become its most lavish patrons of the fine arts, San Francisco is reputed to have foster-mothered more than twelve hundred artists, most of the first generation being of European birth and training. Her first gilded nabobs, with callouses still on their palms, went in for social climbing and gaudy culture. They crowned Nob Hill with gimcrack palaces and, having been told that art galleries were the thing, “blew themselves” without stint on marble statuary and very large paintings-- panoramic and...
  • Gone extinct: Animatronic T-Rex bursts into flames

    03/23/2018 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 22, 2018 | Youtube
    <p>CANON CITY, CO (AP) — The co-owner of a dinosaur-themed park in southern Colorado thinks an electrical malfunction caused a life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex to burst into flames.</p> <p>Zach Reynolds says the T-Rex at the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience smoldered for about 10 minutes before it caught fire Thursday morning. Visitors watched as the inferno spread through the dinosaur, which appeared at times to be breathing flames.</p>
  • Won't Get Fooled Again

    03/23/2018 11:42:07 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 45 replies
    Lyric Find ^ | ??? | The Who
    Won't Get Fooled Again The Who We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change all around Pick up my guitar and play Just like yesterday Then I'll get on my knees and pray We don't get fooled again The change, it had to come We...
  • Word Of The Day: magniloquent

    03/16/2018 6:14:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 03-17-2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". ________________________________________________________________________________ MAGNILOQUENT: mag·nil·o·quent maɡˈniləkwənt/ adjective adjective: magniloquent using high-flown or bombastic language. Origin mid 17th century: from Latin magniloquus (from magnus ‘great’ + -loquus ‘-speaking’) + -ent. ________________________________________________________________________________ Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me or enlighten me for extra credit.
  • Word Of The Day: RACONTEUR

    03/02/2018 6:38:16 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 03/02/2018 | Red Badger
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". _____________________________________________________________________________________________ rac·on·teur ˌräˌkänˈtər/ noun noun: raconteur; plural noun: raconteurs a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way. synonyms: storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator Origin early 19th century: French, from raconter ‘relate, recount.’ _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. Amuse me or enlighten me for extra...
  • Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

    02/18/2018 12:09:16 PM PST · by onedoug · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb 7 2108 | MICHAEL BLANDING
    For years scholars have debated what inspired William Shakespeare’s writings. Now, with the help of software typically used by professors to nab cheating students, two writers have discovered an unpublished manuscript they believe the Bard of Avon consulted to write “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Richard III,” “Henry V” and seven other plays. The news has caused Shakespeareans to sit up and take notice.
  • GOLF

    02/03/2018 1:08:28 PM PST · by CLASSYREEE · 72 replies
    JUST A THOUGHT. PEOPLE WHO PLAY A GAME ARE MORE ETHICAL THAN GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. FOR INSTANCE, A GOLFER MAY TAP A PUTT AND MOVE THE BALL AN INCH. NO ONE NOTICED, NOT AN OFFICAL, NOT A FAN, NOT A FELLOW PLAYER. YET THE PLAYER STANDS UP AND ANNOUNCES THAT HE MADE A STROKE. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO PLAY BY THE RULES THEN WORRY ABOUT WHO WILL WIN. THE PLAYER HAS ALREADY WON BECAUSE HE WAS HONEST. THE ANSWER IS NOT TO HAVE MORE JUDGES OR MORE CAMERAS ON THE BALL. THE ANSWER IS TO HAVE MORE PLAYERS WITH...
  • Moody Blues singer Ray Thomas dies at his home aged 76 after a battle with prostate cancer

    01/07/2018 9:15:11 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 99 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 07, 2018 | Charlie Bayliss
    Moody Blues singer Ray Thomas has passed away after a battle with prostate cancer. The English rock hero, 76, died at his home in Surrey on Thursday, January 4. His record label have since released a statement confirming his death. In a statement, they said: 'It is with profound sorrow and sadness that Cherry Red Records and Esoteric Recordings regret to announce that Ray Thomas, founder member, flautist and vocalist of the Moody Blues, passed away suddenly at his home in Surrey on Thursday.