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a series of tubes

Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”?  (If you don’t, read about it here.)  This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when I saw these concrete pipes on our street, waiting to become part of our new storm sewers.  60 more words

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Running Is Not For Everyone (A Retort)

Running isn’t for everyone.

Don’t get me wrong, it can be done by most anyone, at most anytime, and most anywhere. It wasn’t for me up until a few years ago. 764 more words


The Cornish Heatwave

It’s hot in Cornwall. For days, everyone’s been telling each other that. And the papers agree. “Heatwave!” they write. Shock! Horror! Remind the elderly to drink liquids! 743 more words

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An art history of school inspections

School inspections have long been an important subject for artists, and depictions of such inspections have been noted in the hieroglyphs of the Ancient Egyptians as well as the friezes of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. 708 more words


Cool Sports Thing of the Day: 7/25/14

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ryan Raburn literally threw his name into the hat for Worst Throw of the Year yesterday. The video can be watched by clicking the link below, and it is shocking. 17 more words

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