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    I'm back doing Dexter all over again.

    I'm back doing Dexter all over again.
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    I found a reference to the article I read: was in...

    I found a reference to the article I read: was in the June '62 edition of TRUE Magazine.

    It's referenced here.

    https://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/1984/nov/15/cover-the-calculated-risk/#
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    a short construction video ...

    a short construction video

    https://twitter.com/uoregon/status/1163511155471470593
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    I remember first reading about these insane...

    I remember first reading about these insane bicycle speeds in the '60s, and the article said the biggest problem they had was in finding a car that could reliably travel as fast as was required!
  5. the big vault question is, will we see any...

    the big vault question is, will we see any Morgunov this year?
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    a tweet this morning illustrating the greatness...

    a tweet this morning illustrating the greatness of JJK (but I still vote Szewinska):

    <<Jon Mulkeen
    @Statman_Jon

    15h
    On the list of combined points totals of individual PBs in heptathlon...
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    Britain loses its measles-free status ...

    Britain loses its measles-free status

    https://us.cnn.com/2019/08/19/health/measles-uk-who-intl/index.html
  8. Thread: 2019 DL Birmingham

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    the addition of the silly mixed-sex 4x4 has...

    the addition of the silly mixed-sex 4x4 has complicated long-sprint doubling (not that they didn't get it wrong in most previous years as well)
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    Marianne Dickerson won Helsinki marathon silver...

    Marianne Dickerson won Helsinki marathon silver while anorexic
    ...
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    I don't believe I've heard of a link between...

    I don't believe I've heard of a link between anorexia and not able to run at optimal levels (for a while). Doesn't mean there isn't one.
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    oh good, I'm not the only one who thought it was...

    oh good, I'm not the only one who thought it was perhaps the worst DL meet of the year
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    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the...

    first time I ever heard the Junior part was the first Stanford football game I ever went to and was amazed at how good the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band was for the b-team, and...
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    the heck with '69 music

    allow me to nominate '67 as the greatest album year ever

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/50-essential-albums-of-1967-198515/the-beach-boys-smiley-smile-199475/
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    Skipper (5.56 in HS) PRed as a frosh (5.75),...

    Skipper (5.56 in HS) PRed as a frosh (5.75), junior (5.79) and senior (5.80) at Oregon.
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    no, but the existence of White Rabbit does

    no, but the existence of White Rabbit does
  16. we now return you to regular programming

    we now return you to regular programming
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    interesting history of Get Together (from Wiki),...

    interesting history of Get Together (from Wiki), which is anything but a '69 song, even for The Youngbloods:

    <<The song was originally recorded as "Let's Get Together" by the Kingston Trio in a...
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    my father liked to tell the story of being in the...

    my father liked to tell the story of being in the Canadian Army during WWII. He was at a base near Toronto and he and buddy got weekeend passes and decided they'd hitchhike to see Ottawa, a couple of...
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    Coleman is out (link on home page)

    Coleman is out (link on home page)
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    one more advantage of digital over ink & paper!

    one more advantage of digital over ink & paper!
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    Swiss Federal Tribunal rejected her claim, so for...

    Swiss Federal Tribunal rejected her claim, so for the moment, at least, CAS's acceptance of the IAAF's protocol is the law of the land. Her lawdudette said it wasn't over yet.
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    hardly! I pointed out that the June announcement...

    hardly! I pointed out that the June announcement wasn't an official list; now it is.
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    Not to parse things too finely, but the June...

    Not to parse things too finely, but the June announcement story included this

    <<Coe's candidature is not expected to be officially confirmed until next month once ethics checks have been completed...
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    RIP: Olympic decathlete Dave Edstrom, 80

    somehow this passed unremarked back in May

    5-time World Ranker


    https://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=david-allan-edstrom&pid=193653688
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    where's that blushing icon when you really need...

    where's that blushing icon when you really need one?
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