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    My favorite gum chewing, gaunt Johnny Cash...

    My favorite gum chewing, gaunt Johnny Cash video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgn60pCY3xQ
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    Interesting comments but some flawed premises. ...

    Interesting comments but some flawed premises.
    For instance, does anyone really believe that all throwers and jumpers really try for PRs on every attempt?
    Or that attempts at lower heights in...
  3. Thread: HS Reunion

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    Best aspect of my 50th was that nearly all the...

    Best aspect of my 50th was that nearly all the spouses decided they were fed up with such gatherings and decided not to attend, so old friends didn't spend a lot of time having to introduce and try...
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    So the plasticine is a quarter inch higher than...

    So the plasticine is a quarter inch higher than the board? Pity the poor Lonewolf and colleagues smoothing out the junk to that exact tolerance ! And how about the unfortunate jumper whose take off...
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    The Altamont free concert was a freaking...

    The Altamont free concert was a freaking nightmare.
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    All this recollection got me to thinking about...

    All this recollection got me to thinking about which 1969 legends I'd actually seen in person:
    Jefferson Airplane (with Signe Anderson and later with Grace Slick)
    Rolling Stones (from a distance at...
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    Here's a pretty grim outlook vis-a-vis the aging...

    Here's a pretty grim outlook vis-a-vis the aging music legends of 1969 and, by implication, their aging fans!!!
    https://theweek.com/articles/861750/coming-death-just-about-every-rock-legend
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    She made great music throughout her career,...

    She made great music throughout her career, including terrific covers of Mexican classics.
    Here in her powerful prime:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNAN-JoMabM
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    Has anyone yet called Brazier's performance...

    Has anyone yet called Brazier's performance "Wottle-esque"?
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    Then there is this:...

    Then there is this: https://chicago.suntimes.com/entertainment-and-culture/2019/8/27/20835435/pete-davidson-stops-show-tirade-against-college-audience
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    Jeopardy guy James Holzhauer tweets: Of...

    Jeopardy guy James Holzhauer tweets:

    Of course the twitter world attacked Holzhauer with allegations he took a dive when he lost at Jeopardy...
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    Luck Retires, Fans Boo

    Football really is brutal. Indy fans jeering Andrew Luck off the field is an appalling example of the state of the sport. Apparently the guy was expected to keep throwing his body into the fray with...
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    Remarkably, I find myself in the same corner with...

    Remarkably, I find myself in the same corner with Atticus for the second time in a week!
    I'd add that the second really sad fact illustrated by the list is that the biggest "stars" are associated...
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    Blaming the behavior described here on cell...

    Blaming the behavior described here on cell phones? I seem to vaguely recall kids goofing off in class since I began elementary school in 1951. Guess we were ahead of the curve...
    Also recall looney...
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    The best idea is what Atticus seems to be...

    The best idea is what Atticus seems to be advocating... a campus & classroom culture where kids recognize when and where it is appropriate to use phones and when and where it is not. The first & most...
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    Junior life guard programs in California have...

    Junior life guard programs in California have sprint aces for "flags" (really pieces of garden hose stuck in the sand)... always fewer flags than kids, sort of musical chairs elimination heats. Lots...
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    ESPN now echoing the same report. Sources still...

    ESPN now echoing the same report. Sources still not clear.
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    Trickstat is right, kayaking is determined by...

    Trickstat is right, kayaking is determined by speed... I got carried away hating on surf scoring :-)
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    Hmm... 1) For starters, why in the world is this...

    Hmm...
    1) For starters, why in the world is this topic on the "Current Events" board?
    2) "Beach Pole Vaulting", which is conducted on raised platform runways has nothing to do with the beach except...
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    Fun to watch. But I'd bet there are a lot of...

    Fun to watch.
    But I'd bet there are a lot of college sprinters who could have overhauled that anchor guy on the football relay.
    As for Bolling football speculation, did the kid ever play high...
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    Of course we are all heavily biased toward music...

    Of course we are all heavily biased toward music from our particular "coming of age" years.
    Ergo, '67 is a vintage year for me, '84 for a callow youth like Atticus.

    Youngsters now would regard...
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    '84 is not raising the bet versus '67. '84...

    '84 is not raising the bet versus '67.
    '84 totally sucks compared to '67.
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    Cannot think of Fonda without being reminded of...

    Cannot think of Fonda without being reminded of the music track that I most associate with 1969: The Weight by The Band
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    I found that California hitch-hiking suffered in...

    I found that California hitch-hiking suffered in late 1969 after the Manson murders.
    People became averse to giving rides to young strangers, and rightfully so.
    In December of 1969, my pal and I...
  25. Thread: Bolt Steps

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    I'd bet that in my prime I could have run 100...

    I'd bet that in my prime I could have run 100 meters in @ 35 or 36 steps.
    It would have taken maybe between 13 to 15 seconds :-)
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