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  1. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with whose hobby was to photograph volcanoes. He thought he was at a safe distance from one until he noticed it was getting closer. Turns out the ground was melting the soles of his shoes and causing him to slide towards the lava flow. He and his partner got food poisoning that night and had to go to the local hospital, leaving their campground and equipment in place for the night. When they got back, the entire campground and their stuff was buried under a lava flow.
  2. I found one in 1991, couldn't believe people are like that, didn't expect to see it a booming industry last summer, but there were shirts and souvenirs in all the stores, some had stuffed kangaroos wearing the shirts outside their shops for advertising, and one restaurant we went to had kangaroo on the menu as their vegetarian option (figure that was a joke). Hey, if people believe it, and you can capitalize on it, more power to you.
  3. I hate people who confuse Austria and Australia. There's a whole industry in Austria that sells materials saying "Austria - we don't have kangaroos". A shop owner I spoke with in Salzburg told me there are a lot of people who go to Austria and wonder where the kangaroos, and the Great Barrier Reef are, and why are they not speaking English there?
  4. I don't have a problem with extra inning games, but if you want to get rid of them, or alter them, just eliminate them and institute ties in the standings.
  5. Just got the new Washington Huskies baseball jersey announcement in email today. I don't like the pattern around the back number, but at least it's not black.
  6. The Port Angeles Lefties of the WCL (summer collegiate baseball). if you're a righty, do you get to play?
  7. I missed the Randy Johnson no-hitter because it was raining out and my friend and I didn't want to be stuck at the bus stop in the rain.
  8. I just got back from the store, where the checkout lady told me how much she liked the song on the radio, Kokomo by the Beach Boys. I told her that while it's not the same place the song is about, I spent a summer in Kokomo and the song reminds me of that. She immediately switched personalities from nice checkout lady to shrieking harpy, calling me a liar and that there was no such place as Kokomo and I was making it up. I feel like going back there with an atlas and pointing out Kokomo, Indiana to her. But I have better things to do now instead.
  9. When I was a kid, it bugged me that Seattle could play Washington for the title because i thought they should be friends before it was explained to me that Washington referred to D.C. and not the state I was in.
  10. I remember that article and because of it, my friend and I went out of our way to buy RC cola whenever we could...
  11. When I was in elementary school, we had a school wide vote to determine our mascot. The choice was between Huskies and Hornets. The students voted nearly unanimously for Huskies, the principal said Huskies was too violent and changed the outcome to Hornets. Never figured that out, assume he was just a Wazzu fan and didn't like Huskies. Never been attacked by a husky, but been stung many times by hornets.
  12. I'm of the belief that if you don't get in the first time, you shouldn't be in. Do your stats change? What makes someone a hall of fame 10 years after he retired rather than 5 years? I'm pretty much anti-hall of fame for various reasons, this is one of them.
  13. Thanks.
  14. Jim Zorn as a Green Bay Packer and a Winnipeg Blue Bomber. Sorry, couldn't find any pictures of him in action with Tampa Bay...
  15. So are today's Cleveland Browns the same Browns of Jim Brown, Brian Sipe, etc.?