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Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

First!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Caturday salutations, Wheelizens!

During the Rio opening ceremony, one wag remarked, “I haven’t seen so many Germans arriving in South America at the same time since 1945.”

Apparently one of the “themes” was environmentalism; heh.

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And as of 8:30 EDT this morning there have been 20 shootings -- four fatal -- in Chicago since Friday morning. (Note: This does not include the auto thief who rammed the cop car and will be the next BLM poster child.)

I really hate what’s happened to my birth city; especially the neighborhoods where Mom and her family grew-up and lived.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Good morning, GN!

Big Day in Raider Nation as Kenny Stabler finally makes it to the NFL Hall of Fame.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Hi Fatwa.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Still trying to figure out that little gift that Mr Schmoe left behind--probably best not to know what it is.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

Thanks, Mac. Yes, that was really enlightening.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!

We caught the last of the opening ceremonies last night -- I’m glad the torch lit.

I’m off in a few minutes to rehearse the Mozart Requiem. My choir director has put together a community choir -- everyone invite everyone you know to sing or listen -- and we’ve got about 50 voices. We’ve had a couple of intense rehearsals the last couple of days and rehearse with the orchestra this morning. The performance will be tomorrow afternoon. It’s been a lot of fun.

See y’all later!

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Have fun Paddy.

One of the problems I have with the Olympics is that it’s every two years now instead of every four--that destroyed a lot of the specialness.

The other thing is the now overt inclusion of professional athletes in every single event. No room for amateurs, and that destroys the “isn’t that amazing” factor cuz they’re pros--you expect them to be able to do what they do.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Although I imagine in today’s gun-hating climate, this won’t be celebrated much:

“American shooter Ginny Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event Saturday morning. “

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

I hope you guys can forgive me for killing the planet, but central air is teh bomb.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

A**holes.

Ken Stabler is arguably the greatest Oakland Raiders quarterback of all-time, winning a Super Bowl with head coach John Madden on his way to a rightful induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. However, there will be no reminders of Stabler’s time with the Silver and Black in the late Stabler’s Hall of Fame exhibit in Canton.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted a photo of Stabler’s HOF exhibit on Saturday morning, noting the lack of Raiders gear. Stabler’s exhibit instead featuring memorabilia from his college career at Alabama as while as the final stop of his career with the New Orleans Saints. Something that will likely upset Raiders fans who were already disappointed that Stabler had to wait to be inducted posthumously following his death in 2015.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago
Reply to  Sven

You’ve got to be kidding! He spent the vast majority of his professional career with the Raiders!