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  1. Was at a piano class the other day when the...

    Was at a piano class the other day when the instructor used "prepenultimate", which turns out not to be a word. (He was thinking third measure from the end.) But in researching this I came across ...
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    Editorial from today's Eugene Register-Guard...

    Editorial from today's Eugene Register-Guard.

    "Nike, the athletic apparel giant based in Oregon, has experienced many controversies. Few, however, have been as stomachchurning as the reports...
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    While not having the ability to run the course to...

    While not having the ability to run the course to prove it, from my perspective as an ex-XC athlete and a visitor at yesterday's Monmouth course for the Pac-12 championships, the course is...
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    Roosevelt II

    Roosevelt II
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    So call me clueless - I've been calling it the...

    So call me clueless - I've been calling it the IAmatuerAthleticsF for decades. Or call the IAAF clueless for changing from the IAAF to IAAF . . .
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    Thanks for the link. If it was the same video as...

    Thanks for the link. If it was the same video as the NBC Gold it would be great - I could listen through the laptop while watching the TV. But it's not the same video, so I'd have to dedicate my...
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    Without commentary I find the NBC Gold marathon...

    Without commentary I find the NBC Gold marathon broadcast close to worthless. And the regular NBC broadcast here doesn't start until the race is actually over.
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    Without commentary I find the NBC Gold marathon...

    Without commentary I find the NBC Gold marathon broadcast close to worthless. And the regular NBC broadcast here doesn't start until the race is actually over.
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    Brad Paisley is the one current CW guy I like,...

    Brad Paisley is the one current CW guy I like, but admittedly I don't listen much to CW. When I want a CW fix it's almost always Hank Williams SR or Johnny Cash. Went through a short Dwight Yoakam...
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    Football Photo of the Week

    From this morning's Eugene Register-Guard in a story about last night's UO game against Colorado. Nice that helmet maker could accommodate this poor fellow's foot-in-head condition . . .
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    The fact that it started an hour after my normal...

    The fact that it started an hour after my normal bedtime had much to do with my sleeping through the first hour of it. While I found the last hour to be worth the wait and easier to stay awake for...
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    Which were off the charts - multiple stories in...

    Which were off the charts - multiple stories in every US newspaper and Super Bowl-type numbers on the TV . . .
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    Uh, you're looking for a personal...

    Uh, you're looking for a personal newsreader/regurgitator because the article was more than two or three paragraphs? How much does that job pay??
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    Just his kids . . .

    Just his kids . . .
  15. Now you're beating up on one of gh's favorite...

    Now you're beating up on one of gh's favorite words . . .
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    Try how many Johnsons? Or how many Rods? Or how...

    Try how many Johnsons? Or how many Rods? Or how many Poles?
  17. Impressive consistency - all 12 qualifiers within...

    Impressive consistency - all 12 qualifiers within 35/100 of a second.
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    Per pop? So $18-20 million or so for just the...

    Per pop? So $18-20 million or so for just the light show for the whole meet? Seems to me if you can do one for $2 million you should be able to change the text a bit for the next one for a lot less...
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    Oh, so you were looking for perfection. Living in...

    Oh, so you were looking for perfection. Living in the real world must be tough for you . . .
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    Answer to thread title is 'definitely not Norman'...

    Answer to thread title is 'definitely not Norman' . . .
  21. The Eugene Register-Guard (used to be a good...

    The Eugene Register-Guard (used to be a good newspaper before it was sold from the local owner to GatesHouse Media a couple of years ago) has an AP story each day plus a local guy who writes a daily...
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    They should have announced this well in advance...

    They should have announced this well in advance of the WC, period.
  23. Or connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI...

    Or connect your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable.
  24. Question: Has there ever been three siblings to...

    Question: Has there ever been three siblings to make the finals in the same WC/OG, much less the same event?
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    Excellent point! As to liking the event or...

    Excellent point!


    As to liking the event or not, if they changed it so that all teams ran the same gender order I think it's a fine idea. We already do that for sprint/distance medleys - teams...
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