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  1. Thread: Current movies

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    Pin/Pen My wife the left handed language genius...

    Pin/Pen
    My wife the left handed language genius is a stickler for this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bypd6_6CxUI
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    UCLA has the edge in dual Hoops/V-Ball players....

    UCLA has the edge in dual Hoops/V-Ball players. In addition to Erickson, there was John Vallely (2-time NCAA Final-4 All Tourney teams on UCLA national hoops championship fives combined with...
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    I'm calling bullshit on Wilt as a volleyball...

    I'm calling bullshit on Wilt as a volleyball player.
    His V-Ball ability was on a par with his high jump prowess, which is to say that IF he had pursued the sport seriously and learned techniques...
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    Another East Texas dust bowl delicacy was Mock...

    Another East Texas dust bowl delicacy was Mock Apple Pie made from Ritz crackers.
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    What is in real goulash? I'm my family it was...

    What is in real goulash? I'm my family it was always just meat, shell pasta,.green pepper, tomatoes, corn and sometimes spinach. Of course that was more like Easy Texas goulash.
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    In Thai language the informal verb form ''to...

    In Thai language the informal verb form ''to eat'' translates literally as ''eat rice''. So one would stipulate ''I am going to eat rice, a Philly cheese steak''.
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    Twelve years after JFK's death I began teaching...

    Twelve years after JFK's death I began teaching at a small coastal high school.
    As part of our history curriculum we asked students to interview older local folks about what they recalled from...
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    I was in Mr. Platt's senior Civics class at...

    I was in Mr. Platt's senior Civics class at Tustin HS in Orange County CA.
    Just before lunch the school intercom announced that the president had been shot.
    Still have a vivid image of the...
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    Begs the question, how would you know?

    Begs the question, how would you know?
  10. As a kid and a Lakers fan my most hated sports...

    As a kid and a Lakers fan my most hated sports figures were Red Auerbach, Bob Cousy and Bill Russell in that order.
    I became a real Russell fan with the gradual realization that he was a larger than...
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    When I started 5th grade eons ago, a new kid...

    When I started 5th grade eons ago, a new kid named Leo announced that he was from a place back east that baffled the rest of us.
    He version of the city's name was "Woos-tah"
  12. Great article. Great community.

    Great article. Great community.
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    Per Atticus: True enough, but I don't think...

    Per Atticus:


    True enough, but I don't think what is true in T&F is analogous to a high school football team on the wrong end of a major beatdown. A track athlete can be completely outclassed by...
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    21st Century Camping

    An advisory group of concessionaires has a new vision for the National Parks system including Wi-Fi, food trucks and Amazon deliveries to campsites, all available on a sliding scale of additional...
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    I don't think the Pats will be perfect :-)

    I don't think the Pats will be perfect :-)
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    Good answer, Conor. One that makes sense to even...

    Good answer, Conor. One that makes sense to even history majors who never got beyond Algebra II !
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    Here is what I (in my not-so-numerically oriented...

    Here is what I (in my not-so-numerically oriented mind) do not get:
    If the quantum calculations would take thousands of years to process on "classical" computers, how do we know the result of the...
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    World"s Largest Geode

    Because my parents were "rockhounds" I spent a good deal of my youth scouring the desert floor in search of gemstones and geodes. My biggest geode find was about the size of an avocado. Now I see...
  19. Thread: Son like father?

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    I believe Valery Brumel had a son, Viktor, who...

    I believe Valery Brumel had a son, Viktor, who became a 2.21 HJer.
    And, of course, Randall Cunningham's daughter Vashti is within 2 inches of her dad's PR, which may still be the record at Santa...
  20. Thread: Whj wr

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    dukehjsteve, as usual is exactly right. And the...

    dukehjsteve, as usual is exactly right.
    And the head official is the final arbiter.
    As per rule, there is this discretionary power:

    The key phrase here is "without touching it". But in this...
  21. Thread: Whj wr

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    Interesting. Tough call from the video evidence....

    Interesting.
    Tough call from the video evidence.
    Was the bar wobbling and nearing displacement or not?
    Once the head official rules a clearance the bar can be stabilized.
    But in the...
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    Also: I hate the light show introductions that...

    Also: I hate the light show introductions that require the athletes to stand at their blocks way too long.
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    Seems to me the continuing trend is that Brit...

    Seems to me the continuing trend is that Brit commentators more often describe what is really happening while the US narration follows pre-scripted talking points.
    In one NBC Sports broadcast...
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    That is a reasonable an explanation for the...

    That is a reasonable an explanation for the mis-statement of the rules, although the use of flags in HJ events is far from universal at all levels.
    Bottom line is that the official must determine...
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    When Hauser received his high school diploma at...

    When Hauser received his high school diploma at the Oxnard HS stadium he was such an accomplished athlete that as he was handed the his scroll a curtain was dropped from the football score board to...
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