Tuesday, July 16th
This is from a couple of years ago but a very nice read about sports collectibles

Almost every weekday morning, one of my new friends at the wonderful coffee house where I do a lot of my work, the Brooklyn Commune in my Windsor Terrace neighborhood, folds his New York Times up in a small square to work on the crossword puzzle. We talk current baseball— both of us are long-suffering Mets fans— and baseball history. He’s old enough to have grown up in Harlem, a 15-minute bus trip from the Polo Grounds, watching Willie Mays play in his prime— baseball’s equivalent of watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned to Howard (he asked that I not divulge his real name) my Forbes beat and his eyes lit up. Going through his great aunt’s papers years ago, he told me that he came across a letter to her and her family from Babe Ruth written in 1947 while he was in the hospital fighting the cancer that would claim his life the following year.
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Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019 (12:01am)
Monday, July 15th
Everyone wants to feel represented and it looks like many artists nowadays are on a mission to make everyone feel included.

Kay Black, aka Kay Customz, creates unique custom-made dolls inspired by real people. Her newest, beautiful creations are amazing dolls with vitiligo. The artist paints the skin of her dolls with intricate patterns inspired by images of women and girls who have this condition and creates different styles fitting each doll.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jul 15th 2019 (12:00am)
Sunday, July 14th
Rails, waterways, pipes, bridges, airports, electricity, even the internet – America is falling apart.

Whatever happened to all those politicians (both sides of the aisle) who promised an infrastructure bill?
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Sunday, Jul 14th 2019 (12:18am)
Saturday, July 13th
When people think of the Earth’s largest organisms, they usually imagine whales, elephants, and dinosaurs. Turns out though that the largest organisms on Earth aren’t animals at all, but a species of humungous fungus that lives right beneath our feet.
By: spam_vigilante
Saturday, Jul 13th 2019 (8:20am)
Friday, July 12th
$17 for a model rocket motor? Why? There are some really easy ways to build your own.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 12th 2019 (12:43am)
Thursday, July 11th
The rude liar-in-chief keeps the hits rolling.
You can agree with his policies as much as you like. You cannot deny that he is both a liar and rude.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jul 11th 2019 (11:15am)
Wednesday, July 10th
Capt. Kirk (John Belushi), Spock (Chevy Chase) and Dr. McCoy (Dan Aykroyd) encounter network executives (Elliott Gould, Garrett Morris) who announce Star Trek is cancelled. Aired 05/29/76
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Wednesday, Jul 10th 2019 (12:44am)
Tuesday, July 9th
Ross Perot, the former presidential candidate, has died at the age of 89.

Perot’s death on July 9th was first reported by the Dallas Morning News. Their report said that Perot died after a five-month long battle with leukemia.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Jul 9th 2019 (7:31am)
The fleet - the Swiss equivalent of Britain's Red Arrows and the USA's Blue Angels - were expected in Langenbruck, a municipality in north-western Switzerland that was the birthplace of Bider, the first aviator to cross the Alps in both directions. But it was attendees at the 31st Northwest Yodeling festival in nearby Mümliswil that instead watched the aerial acrobatics - about four miles away from the intended location.
By: dave
Tuesday, Jul 9th 2019 (5:17am) | Thanks: Sunny
Monday, July 8th
And you thought "Whip It" was all they had to offer?
Truly strange, funny, unique, and entertaining these guys were.
By: spam_vigilante
Monday, Jul 8th 2019 (4:43pm)
Texas just passed a measure effective immediately that hemp was legal, and in doing so they have redefined what is marijuana and what is hemp based upon THC content - 0.3% and up is weed, less than that is hemp.

Problem is, Texas doesn't have any ability to test evidence to make the determination of what is pot and what is not - so they are now dropping hundreds of current marijuana charges and refusing to file any new ones until such testing can be made on amounts less than 4 ounces. Whoops.
By: dave
Monday, Jul 8th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: myusername
Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas. "This new quantitative evaluation shows [forest] restoration isn't just one of our climate change solutions, it is overwhelmingly the top one," said Prof Tom Crowther at the Swiss university ETH Zurich.
By: dave
Monday, Jul 8th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: /.
Sunday, July 7th
The creationist responsible for Kentucky's Ark Encounter - a museum set inside a replica of the Biblical Noah's Ark - is warning children about the dangers posed by libraries.
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Sunday, Jul 7th 2019 (12:00am)
Saturday, July 6th
Meet Patsy Gibbons, an Irishman from County Kilkenny, Ireland. He’s dad to Grainne and Minnie. Gibbons found the foxes abandoned as pups and, worried for their survival, nursed them back to health.
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Saturday, Jul 6th 2019 (8:49am)
Friday, July 5th
Arte Johnson, probably best known for his work on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (but to me, he'll always be BEST RENFIELD EVAR), has passed away at 90 after a long battle with cancer. RIP.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 5th 2019 (3:59am)
Yeah, I know. Pure stupidity. So what? I laughed. Why not you?
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 5th 2019 (1:07am)
Your iTunes movies, your Kindle books - they're not really yours. You don't own them. You've just bought a license that allows you to access them, one that can be revoked at any time. And while a handful of incidents have brought that reality into sharp relief over the years, none has quite the punch of Microsoft disappearing every single ebook from every one of its customers.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 5th 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: swimfan
Thursday, July 4th
Doubt Your Beliefs? Have Questions About Changing Or Leaving Your Faith?
You Are Not Alone, And We Are Here To Help.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Jul 4th 2019 (3:28am)
Hawaii could raise the legal smoking age to 100, effectively banning cigarettes for the vast majority of people in the state. In a new bill, proposed by Democrat Richard Creagan, the smoking age would increase rapidly between 2020 and 2024. E-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and cigars are not included in the bill.
By: dave
Thursday, Jul 4th 2019 (12:01am)
Wednesday, July 3rd
Tuesday, July 2nd
It’s a recognition that comes in the aisle of a grocery store.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2019 (8:40am)
By: dave
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2019 (12:00am) | Thanks: Miss C
Believe it or not, eating pasta is bad for you. I know, right? Fortunately, it's been recently discovered that by cooling your pasta before consumption, the starches are modified to a state where they don't cause as much turbulence in your blood sugar, and the effect is even more pronounced if you re-heat the pasta again before consuming it. HERE COMES THE SCIENCE!
By: dave
Tuesday, Jul 2nd 2019 (12:00am)
Monday, July 1st
Dustin Marshall had a pretty unique idea when he came to asking his girlfriend Lindsey Norman to marry him. Instead of the traditional flowers, candles and getting down on one knee, the 32-year-old went for a tattoo on his bum and flashing it at her after a game of pool.
By: dave
Monday, Jul 1st 2019 (12:00am)

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