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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Get up


* Like a lot of people, I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to use for a news reader when Google takes theirs offline. So, I started looking back through old blog posts to see which ones I tried in the past. From ten years ago today: "I can see that NewzCrawler is going to be indispensable." Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be a viable option since it hasn't been supported for about five years. Still looking.

* Would you want to look out the window of your house and see a 100 foot cell tower? What if it was disguised as a pine tree? Some people don't want it. I hope they put one in the park in my neighborhood. We could really use the bandwidth.

* Before we had millionaire sports players, we had record setting legends like Mack Herron:

A former gridiron star at Farragut High School, Herron was an explosive multi-purpose offensive player for the Patriots, standing just over 5-feet-5-inches tall. In 1974, he set a National Football League record with 2,444 all-purpose yards, beating a 1966 record held by Chicago Bears legend Gale Sayers, according to football reference websites.
Former NFL star facing drug charges again

* More evidence, as if we needed it, that politicians will mess with our lives for their own political gain: The Lyndon Johnson tapes: Richard Nixon's 'treason.' Sadly, in this case, it cost us another 22,000 American lives, and we're still paying for it.

* How many M16s does your town have? The tiny Illinois village of Percy has 10:

That's enough firepower -- capable of firing 550 rounds per minute -- to arm each of the town's six part-time police officers with four in reserve.

They don't know what to do with them.

* Rare photos of the B-17, a/k/a Flying Fortress, in 1942 by Margaret Bourke-White.

* And dance to the music.

Posted by Marie at March 17, 2013 8:18 PM