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tobias robison
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Hello, all you tennis commentators out there:
A lot of ex-tennis stars and commentators are covering the matches at the 2019 Australian Open right now. A great batch of them, on at least two different channels: Tennis Channel, and ESPN2. A note to you all: This tournament is taking place in Mel'bn. Mel...
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Look out, Look out...
Today, Senator Lindsey Graham threatened the Democrats, re their attack on Kavanaugh: "If this is the new norm, you better watch out for your nominees." Excuse me, sir. We democrats were watching our nominees. I have two words for you: Merrick Garland. Gosh...
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Box in a Box packing: Many a pitfall...
We just received a box from Amazon. Inside the box was a smaller box, protected by a little rapping. I opened the outside box with care, because it had a "This side up" symbol. The inside box also had a "This side up" symbol. It was pointing at the bottom o...
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My first "Impossible Burger"
I ate my first "impossible burger" (I'll call it the IB) today, at Shelly's Cafe in Teaneck, NJ, USA. The IB is a veggie burger that most remarkably imitates real beef, both in taste, and, so they say, in its suggestion of gravy. Here is its website . So, h...
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Mind Cards, a fun iPhone game:
I am enjoying the very straightforward game of: Mind Cards. It is free in the IOS app store. My FAQ/advice page to help you play it is here: http://ravensgift.com/mind-cards-faq-guide.html . The game is rather simple at first. The initial challenge is to de...
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It's Hard to change New Habits...
It was time to recharge my iPad. Whenever I attach the charging cord to the device, the screen turns on. Consequently—duh—I should not turn the screen off just before I plug the iPad into its charger. It has been remarkably difficult for me to remember this...
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Djokovic, Edmund, 2018: Double bounce: Lots more to say…
I watched short clips of the incredible moment at Wimbledon 2018,
where the umpire gave a point to Kyle Edmund after he hit a ball on
the second bounce. I was sure there was more to it than that brief
clip, so I watched the fourth set in which the incident ...
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Learn a lot about architecture while howling with laughter
Kate Wagner has created a website about the atrociousness of McMansions, called McMansionHell . Hers is a rather deep website. While you read her sendups of the awful aesthetics of McMansions, you will learn a lot of terminology and a lot about architectura...
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But it feels like...
I checked the temperature at my favorite weather web page today, and it told me the temp was 99 (Fahrenheit), but it felt like 97 . I wondered how the air could feel like 97. I suspect that, just as there are people with extraordinary taste, who can tell us...
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Shelby Lyman's chess column has been pretty accurate lately, but...
Here is one needing correction. I read this column in the Times of Trenton of June 10, 2018. The problem is: Lyman gives 1... Re6, but despite what he says, it does not threaten mate. Please enjoy the pretty positions in which black wins after 1. ...c3 !
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