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July 08, 2012


Thomas Collins

Meanwhile, in an unusual story, a prominent athlete is arrested in the early morning hours at a nightclub. What is unusual about that, you say? Well, noone was killed, no guns accidentally went off, and the athlete was apparently spending a night with his actual girlfriend and some other friends. See LUN.




Murray so far has earned the right to be in the final.


Murray is outplaying Roger.


Attention Moronocracy, your days are numbered:



Brad Thor on Breitbart - great pep talk!


Manuel Transmission

Anxious to hear rse's take on OT's post. The N+1 link inside is well done in spite of being written by Leftards.

Jim Eagle

Murray has no idea how to close out Federer in Game 5. Had 6 deuces at game point and now another one. Back to Add In for Federer.


We've emerged from the woods. Driving back to our week-day condo near Bangor,we noticed the sign at the local greenhouse said:"Gov.Lepage is a dumb S.O.B." Yes,heads are exploding in Maine after Lepage made the remarks about the IRS being the new Gestapo.Just caught up on the threads and noticed Sara posted a link to his remarks.

Danube of Thought

Murray is toast at 3-5 in the third set.

I can't stand to see the lovely Kate unhappy.


Yes, MT, I expect rse to have some excellent remarks for us re the article. She knows what the odious prog educrats are up to better than they themselves know...

Danube of Thought

I'm hearing Chris Fowler and John McEnroe. Is Patrick McEnroe chiming in also?

Jim Eagle


Both McEnroe's are there. Patrick may be on break for this set.

If Murray can't break Federer this set, I say its over. He has no energy for 5 sets against that guy. Plus Federer is really running him off his bad ankle. Its what they call "Total Tennis".


That's so funny you thought of me. I posted a reply there about 11:15 that the moderator has now let through.

I think the n+ 1 article is much different from the blog authors take on it. It is properly suspicious that accreditation pushes credentialism. Everyone wanting a job will have to regularly pay the credentialers to gain the necessary paper that opens door.

There's a no knowledge stipulation attached to make sure there are no disparities in outcomes. Outcomes also incorporates affective factors like dispositions and attitudes that will have a coercive power over acceptable views that reenforces statism.

So I am fascinated by why the author took an accurate post and then acted like the Competency Frameworks (another synonym for outcome)were Postcredentialism.

But then I just posted something at WUWT explaining that the tech companies basically get to manage all the data required for a command and control Green Economy. So of course they are on board with the relevant elements like Qualifications Frameworks and Common Core and broadband for all as a right.


One nagging thought I've had while taking in your research rse---how much of this do you think Romney and his policy advisors are monitoring? Given the Romney family is full of well-loved and disciplined kids and grandkids, one would think education reform would be a very big deal to them.


Fed is the most beautiful player I've ever seen. Amazing.


OldTimer, from what I gather the Romney campaign has not gotten a handle on Education yet. At least some of them read rse's blog, but there is no way to tell who is winning the internal argument. Plus where Ed reform fits in behind the economy is a different issue -- job one is the OMG part.


The Des Moines Register runs a story on disenchanted Obama 2008 voters and explains that Romney may well carry the state. You will get a giggle from a few of the quotes, I promise:



I'll take Laver with his southpaw holding a real tennis racket instead of a corked bat.
Until tennis returns to the fast paced action of serve and volley and a man's arm doing the work not his trampoline racket it will slowly wither on its endless baseline rally vine.


Des Moines Register is a Gannett paper. You know, USA Today. It is not a conservative shill so do pay attention to what they say is going on in Iowa. If Iowa goes Republican its over for Zero.


Typical, it's only a matter of how they were going to do it;



Thanks, henry---yep, ABO-OMG! We mustn't lose our focus...and we can lay on the pressure once the Oval is re-acquired.


Old Timer-One of the reasons so much is getting pushed out to be put into place ASAP is to make it difficult to eliminate what is already in place if Romney wins. With the engrenage strategy of breaking so much into what appear to be innocuous or even helpful well-named to be misleading initiatives, this was supposed to be impossible to stop. Red and I have talked about all the things that had to fall into place for me to be where I was and in a position to recognize this. At least after much political theory, economics, history, mastering ed reality, and a good bit of climate change. I still can't quite believe I was put in this position of having to step out of the shadows to try to stop a well-designed global juggernaut.

Explaining how we got here in book meant I had to essentially master a foreign language. Or 3. That's what makes this such an effective weapon. But now everything going on daily is in a language I speak. So I hope to get enough attention that by the fall this can become a campaign issue. It needs to be. Reps need a mandate that pushing back on these ed reforms is not being cruel to "the children and the future." The cruelties lie in the effects of these intentional policies. Once that becomes better known it will be harder to misportray the true needed ed reforms.


Recommend that Des Moines Register article - thanks, Gmax.

A sample:

Last week, The Des Moines Register interviewed 23 Republican and independent Iowa Poll respondents who helped carry Obama in the first-in-the-nation caucuses and general election in Iowa in 2008. Eighteen of them said they definitely would not vote for Obama this year.

Comments at the Register article are running about 3-1 anti-Obama. And the ones supporting him are blaming Bush. Not the sign of an incumbent in good shape.


When were they going to apprehend him.


JM Hanes


"I hope to get enough attention that by the fall this can become a campaign issue."

I'm so glad you have a blog now, so that I can start targeting some likely pols with your URL. I thought it would also be helpful to direct them to a "starter post" of sorts, as an introduction to the big picture you're addressing -- something for folks who have absolutely no idea what's going on. I'm afraid I'm not completely caught up yet myself, and wonder if there's a specific entry you would recommend?


rse, you deserve a special sort of Patriot's medal for your enormously important undertaking. I'll do my best to spread your web link to those most in need of this information.

My revulsion for the soul-snatchers responsible for robbing our children when they are eager for information and at their most vulnerable stage of life is unmatched.

*It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.* - Luke 17:2

Frau Bösebolt

Eye bleach alert.
Huma admits defeat and throws in the towel.

Frau Bösebold

It must have been difficult to put all the research and conclusions into one book, rse. Your blog is greatly appreciated.


Salazar may be the next one to land on the contempt of Congress chopping block. This is so infuriating--these cretins never pay the price for their crimes against the Constitution as long as a Dem is president. And will the Republicans continue to hold their little cloven feet to the fire, after the election?

Oh, never mind... - LUN

Jim Eagle

Forget Laver, Iggy. If you want real man-sized tennis lets go with the Renshaws:


Maybe there was a lesson in Egypt, after all;



Frau-the book uses a small portion of what I understand and have documented. It tells the story of what is going on, how we got here, and how it will affect virtually everyone because of its misunderstood transformative social, eco, and political goals. I tried to use irony or snarkiness as needed and make it interesting and compelling. Mostly it assumes people are busy and it uses simpler words than I use in blog.

jmh- I think I would start with http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/whats-the-big-deal-about-outcomes-based-education-why-did-it-become-notorious/ and then read the next post on May 7 called "Why are We talking About Serfs? There are No Castles Nearby.

I am reading through the schemers overview of the global higher ed transformation at the moment (and a good thing as I was the only non-angry parent in the parking lot when dance recital practice ran 30 minutes late earlier) and it reiterates that higher ed's crucial change is to change to skills and outcomes and performance creates a presumption of knowledge without proof.

Paper credentials then.

Destroying what still works well in state higher ed systems especially.


The NYT lets it be known there is no joy in Mudville, I mean the Hamptons and Romney is picking checks from ... Democrats? Get the smelling salts I feel faint:

“The Republicans are super-energized out here,” said Andrew Sabin, the precious-metals magnate and a host of the event at Mr. Perelman’s house, who cited the weekend’s $3 million figure. “And they’re getting a lot of interest from Democrats. But a lot of Democrats are afraid to tell you where they are.”

Ron Perelman is a Jewish Billionaire, and I am pretty sure he and wife raised money for Kerry.

Jim Eagle


The Hamptons has always been a good place for GOP "old money" but in the last 25 years most of the "new Money" goes to the Dems. This is because of all the hedge fund guys, Hollywood people and other's of the limousine liberal class. Tim Bishop has represented it in Congress since 2003 but is a vulnerable Dem since he almost lost last time. Problem is that the Manhattanite Libs, with second homes, are all registered in the 1st District to make their vote count more.

The most telling thing about that article in the Slimes is not that Romney is raising money (probably not more than Bush did in 02 or 04) but that Obama is not raising as much as he did in 08. There is a lack of enthusiasm for The Won this time around. BTW, it went for Gore 52 to 44 in 2000 but Bush got the 49 to 49 result against Kerry by just a few hundred votes.


--Forget Laver, Iggy.--

Right after I forget Babe Ruth and Juan Manuel Fangio. :)


So a Jewish Billionaire who raised money for Kerry, is hosting a Romney soiree in his Hamptons mansion, and its not news? If you say so.

Jim Eagle

I didn't say it was news. I said that Obama is not raising as much and there is no enthusiasm for him this time around. Those fat cats in the Hamptons change their politics more than I change my golf shirts. Would it be news to you that Rupert Murdoch gave a cocktail party for Hillary in 08? How did that "news" work out for her?

BTW, I am from Southampton, so I know a little bit about the tendencies there. All the Slimes was doing was motivating the base for Obama.

    So a Jewish Billionaire who raised money for Kerry, is hosting a Romney soiree in his Hamptons mansion, and its not news? If you say so.

    Posted by: GMax | July 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM

You went from "pretty sure" to definite Kerry fund raiser within two posts. Did you verify that they raised money for Kerry?


From the other thread re: Soylent's nuking idea:

Just call it a drone strike.....the left seems to be okay with drone strikes. The Haditha guys were hounded for civilian casualties, but nobody cares about civilian casualties anymore as long as they happen with a drone strike.

I hope I never get into an argument with Janet. She'd censure skewer me.


2004 NY MAG: "It’s been a tricky thing for me,” says Adam Epstein, a producer of Hairspray who organized a $130,000 theater-and-drinks event for Edwards earlier this year, but then switched to longtime family friend Graham, explaining, “I worked for him as an intern, and I love him.” Patricia Duff co-hosted a Dean fund-raiser earlier this year but later showed up for a $100-a-person Kerry lunch at the Yale Club. “I’ve known Kerry for so long that I feel guilty for not backing him all the way,” she said. “But I find Dean the real leader in this group. And he’s really created a revolution in the way he’s been able to bring in so many small donors.” Her ex-husband, Revlon mogul Ron Perelman, also has divided allegiances: He opened his townhouse to Kerry and his supporters in June, raising more than $60,000, but has also promised to help Joe Lieberman. An aide explains, “Ron has two friends in this race.”


Jim Eagle

I wonder if Monica Lewinsky will be there to give Revlon make-up tips?



Posted by: Clarice | July 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM

I was just wondering how Gmax changed his mind so quickly. And, he was upset that people did not recognize the significance of something he had just doubted.


Ernest Borgnine is dead. God rest his soul.


Pakistan shuns physicist linked to 'God particle'

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's only Nobel laureate helped develop the theoretical framework that led to the apparent discovery of the subatomic "God particle" last week, yet his legacy has been largely scorned in his homeland because of his religious affiliation.

It's a sign of the growing Islamic extremism in his country.

Adbus Salam, who died in 1996, was once hailed as a national hero for his pioneering work in physics and work that guided the early stages of Pakistan's nuclear program. Now his name is even stricken from school textbooks because he was a member of the Ahmadi sect that has been persecuted by the government and targeted by Taliban militants, who view them as heretics.

Jim Eagle

Bert Lancaster and I remember Marty:

JM Hanes

Thanks, rse. May the force be with you!


Analysis: Every State That Elected a GOP Governor in 2010 Saw a Drop In Unemployment

And larger than the national average.

Kansas - 6.9% to 6.1% = a decline of 0.8%

Maine - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%

Michigan - 10.9% to 8.5% = a decline of 2.4%

New Mexico - 7.7% to 6.7% = a decline of 1.0%

Oklahoma - 6.2% to 4.8% = a decline of 1.4%

Pennsylvania - 8.0% to 7.4% = a decline of 0.6%

Tennessee - 9.5% to 7.9% = a decline of 1.6%

Wisconsin - 7.7% to 6.8% = a decline of 0.9%

Wyoming - 6.3% to 5.2% = a decline of 1.1%

Alabama - 9.3% to 7.4% = a decline of 1.9%

Georgia - 10.1% to 8.9% = a decline of 1.2%

South Carolina - 10.6% to 9.1% = a decline of 1.5%

South Dakota - 5.0% to 4.3% = a decline of 0.7%

Florida - 10.9% to 8.6% = a decline of 2.3%

Nevada - 13.8% to 11.6% = a decline of 2.2%

Iowa - 6.1% to 5.1% = a decline of 1.0%

Ohio - 9.0% to 7.3% = a decline of 1.7%


I loved "Marty." RIP, Ernest Borgnine.

Jane - talk is cheap!

Anyone watching the Greenbriar?


Obama's touch of doom continues (via Drudge):

Poland man who introduced Obama violated ‘trade secrets,’ owes company

Albright said he received several calls when people saw Potkanowicz on television introducing the president.

“My legal counsel was pleased to see” that Potkanowicz is employed, and Clearview will be seeking money owed by him, Albright said.

Pretty soon people will realize that helping this guy is a bad idea.


This might not work, since it's from Ace and he has some way to foil img tags to his pics, but if it does, right-click to view image (scroll to GM pic if not).

Jim Eagle


Are there comps to the Dem govs?


Didn't see comparisons, Jack, but state constitutional amendments offering incentive pay might help a lot. Imagine if governors could get huge bonuses in return for unemployment or deficit reduction? Keynesianism would be dead.

Jane - talk is cheap!

The Dem govs are consistent with the national rate JIB.


Given the Romney family is full of well-loved and disciplined kids and grandkids, one would think education reform would be a very big deal to them.

I don't know how this translates to education reform, but I read something on Romney that said that with all five of his boys, he never missed a single parent-teacher conference through their years in school. As a working Mom, who had to miss more than one and a Dad who never attended any, I found that incredibly hands on.

Jim Eagle


Wasn't that a great finish? Two unknowns go 3 extra holes and the guy with a swing that no one can match wins. Ted Potter, Jr., the new face of ignominy.

bio mom


A tie in the swing states even after Obama slimes Romney 7-1 in total ad dollars.

But I think these combined type of polls are silly.


CNN’s Candy Crowley Grills Obama Advisor Over Anti-Romney Attacks Rated False



I said "pretty sure" to avoid misrepresenting what I thought I had read in the article. For the second post, I went back and read it again. Thanks for your concern though. You might have known the source if you had clicked on the link, but I guess you did not have time to do that given you needed to post a criticism and all.

I was not upset, I just chose to indicate I disagree with his assessment. I still do.

Jewish voters are the second most reliable Democrat constituency. NY Jewish voters eversomuch moreso. And a billionaire who is giving to Romney and not his former home team, is news at least to me. YMMV


If this is true, I think we have more to worry about than the intrusive IRS. Is it real or just a big joke?

Is this a mosquito? No. It's an insect spy drone for urban areas, already in production, funded by the US Government. It can be remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a microphone. It can land on you, and it may have the potential to take a DNA sample or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your skin. It can fly through an open window, or it can attach to your clothing until you take it in your home. Given their propensity to request macro-sized drones for surveillance, one is left with little doubt that police and military may look into these gadgets next.

And for all you who automatically say "fake" because you don't think your glorious government is funding this... do some research.

Source: http://is.gd/Uy5DJT
Actual research paper: http://is.gd/1UcubI
Actual footage: http://is.gd/wYN00X
Another source: http://is.gd/0sVVAS
And another: http://is.gd/u5DC9s

Ralph L

To be fair, the Volt development money (not the GM bailout) was in the 2007 Energy bill, (stupidly) signed by Bush. The automakers got billions for higher mileage car development in exchange for significantly higher MPG standards. The Volt was supposed to allow GM to sell more pickups and SUVs, on which they actually made money. The UAW prevented them from importing lots of small cheap cars (they had to pay a large fee to the union). It amazes me the Big 3 lasted as long as they did, with everyone trying to drive them in the ground.


This is a more significant 'canary in the coal mine'



From the wiki;

Required vehicle technology and transportation electrification. Incentives for the development of plug-in hybrids.[16]
Establishes a loan program for advancing battery technology [15].
Awards grants to automobile manufacturers to promote production of electric transportation technology
Establishes incentives for fleet buying of heavy-duty hybrid vehicles

Even back in 2007, they were pushing for taxes on fossil fuels, cutting back on subsidies for them, while expanding them for biofuels, always running the con,

Jane - talk is cheap!

Two unknowns go 3 extra holes and the guy with a swing that no one can match wins. Ted Potter, Jr., the new face of ignominy.

I loved it. And the commentary was excellent as well.


Rick, Melinda, any elaboration here;



This seems to be a more relevant survey, although how do they account for the difference with the last poll, rhetorical question, I know,



London InterBank Offer Rate. Its the rate that Barclays would lend overnight funds to Royal Bank of Scotland, for instance. Lots of loans are priced off of LIBOR as in Libor plus 500 bps. LIBOR is exceedingly low, the 30 day rate is around 25 bps last I checked. So if there was manipulation that held the rate up, the most it could be is about a quarter of a point.

No one likes playing in a rigged contest and heads should roll, but it does not seem to me to be of a very large consequence, monetarily.


I saw Holder on TV today in an ad for Defending Childhood - Protect.Heal.Thrive

Put out by the DOJ.

Rick Ballard


It ain't just a EUtopian problem. Four of the Great Swine of Wall Street take part in the fixing and if there's rigging, they're complicit.

I agree with GMax that the apparent impact is unclear and may be indiscernible but there are a lot of interest only loans based upon a spread above LIBOR. 25 bps on eleventy gazillion in loans could turn out to be a rather tidy sum.


Larry Kudlow the wild eyed optimist? Here:

I don’t like playing the pessimist, but the numbers are the numbers. This is exactly what former Clinton advisers James Carville, Doug Schoen, and Stanley Greenberg have been warning Obama about. People just don’t believe the economy is getting better. So he’s gotta change his message.

But what change? Taxing rich people won’t create jobs. Neither will bashing Bain Capital. Obama is surrounded by leftist campaign advisers. And it’s hard to see them shifting gears to something constructive like making a summer deal to extend the Bush tax cuts for a year, or heaven forbid backing off the 20-some-odd tax hikes embodied in Obamacare.

In other words, Obama’s goose may already be cooked.

Again YMMV


I yield to no man in my respect for Laver. In fact, he's the only man with one, let alone two true Grand Slams. And, he was forced out of tennis for several years in his prime. It is a hard call between Federer and him for GOAT.

That said, no player has ever moved so seemingly effortlessly and wonderously as Federer. He "shimmers" like Jeeves entering Bertie's room with a restorative.

As for the equipment. I'm in favor of wood, but it's too late. The strings are the thing. With the technology Nadal uses in his strings (previously and rightfully illegal) he can make the ball dip and stay in the court where it would be impossible to do with traditional stringing. That is one of the reasons we have lost serve and volley, even in doubles. It's just too easy for someone of high skill to make the ball fall at a rate that makes it silly to attempt to volley.

When Fed hit his volleys today--even those that astounded Johnny Mac--they were off of defensive shots and were not hit with any spin. Scale back the racquets and outlaw the strings and Fed wins every major.


So Syria, seems more like the defriending affair that the Balkans was, with Russian proxies.



Janet--I had not seen that but it would be point #3 on that Wellbeing index I grabbed from Oz and wrote about on Friday because it combined all the elements in 1 place.

I wondered when the anti-violence aspect would show up.

I wasn't thinking quite so soon but there you go.

They are in a hurry.


By the way I understand the Discovery channel is doing a 9 episode on RASP, the Ranger version of the Seals Hell Week. I have been told that 2nd week is like 5 hours of sleep for the whole week.


Well that was contingent with the arrival off 'safe schools' czar Kevin Jennings, although it wasn't limited to him, when there is no effective classroom discipline protocols, because students are regarded as autonomous individuals, the wolves rule over the sheep.


"...in the last 25 years most of the "new Money" goes to the Dems..."
There is quite a lot of new money going to Dems which is (more or less) honestly earned. Think Google and other tech. But wouldn't you guess there are sizable amounts from crony capitalism and government fraud?
I don't recall that F D Raines had qualifications for running Fannie, as one example.


It look like he went from Lazard Freres to FAnnie Mae, then the OMB and back again;



Is it me, or is he always full of hot air;


Jane - talk is cheap!

I agree with GMax that the apparent impact is unclear and may be indiscernible but there are a lot of interest only loans based upon a spread above LIBOR.

I think there would have to be some impact, unless it would be unhelpful to Obama in an election year.

I think Romney has had a bad week and I think he better get it together quickly or things may go south.

I prefer to share GMax's enthusiasm, but a week that should have accrued to the benefit of Romney, really didn't.


from my limited reading, there was a lot of "nudge, nudge, wink, wink, knowhaitimean, knowhatimean between the banks and the Fed, Treasury, and B of E.

A lot of this was done to play games with solvency requirements and assets in a global banking crisis which is still evolving. How much of that is true I don't know.

GS makes their living shaving .001 point on each side of their deals so what is central banking mysterioso policy and what is point shaving is beyond my limited experience.

Jim Ryan

Ernest Borgnine did a great job on Spongebob Squarepants, by the way. RIP


Wow, I am a huge Spongebob fan and I didn't even know he voiced Mermaid Man.


Jane we were discussing LIBOR "fixing" not Romney's bad week. I have a hard time getting worked up on an index that is .25% and maybe should be less, but an unknown amount, maybe .24%? Who knows. But rigging the game should get you banned, and I hope it happens.

Jane - talk is cheap!

I know GMax, I just expanded my thoughts a bit.


They are absolutely shameless, but we knew this already,


that's why you can't give them any breathing room,when will this basic point be absorbed?


I mean this morning, they virtually pretended that Obama had not been vacationing at Martha's Vineyard for the last three years.

Jim Ryan

I am a huge Spongebob fan

Yay! Me two. Barnacle Boy is Tim Conway. He did a good job, too.

Jim Ryan

Obama hasn't had a vacation this whole three years? Bless his heart! Cleaning up after George Bush and no vacation. My goodness!

Jim Eagle


You play tennis?

Good analysis but what you forget is the stringing of wood versus composite. When i strung wood rackets I used gut and the gut was natural not synthetic and my stringing was manual (by hand using awl and puller bar). Today using a machine you can dial in the tension and bounce because the synthetic strings can be dialed up to any personal preference. Some of those guys want as much as 90 to 100 pounds tension.

My grandfather would do Bill Tilden at 70 or even less depending not the surface he was playing. You want more on grass then on hard or clay. The tighter the string the better spin you can launch.

I don't believe in making comparisons between generations of any athletes. It doesn't compute because of true difference in training, fitness, equipment, surfaces, etc. In fact, the ball is different. They can last more than a game for the modern player but much less for the guys in the 60's. And they didn't even know that until it would land dead.

Sorry to be pedantic but tennis is a sport my family sort of started from the beginning. Go to my link for further information.


This makes we wonder how Maryland's unemployment has fared, he was elected in 2006,


Ralph L

In the 70's and 80's we followed the prime rate, in the 90's the long T-bill, in the aught's the Fed's discount rate. What now?

I suppose the Fed's borrowing costs will be critical for the next few generations.

Melinda Romanoff


How many broke states, or solvent corporations, have offered bonds priced off of LIeBOR?


That big.


JiB, thanks for the link. Wow. What a resume for your family. I'm a hacker. When I played a bunch I was able to crack the 5.5 level, but not for long. Yes, I once owned a Jack Kramer wood racquet, but I moved on to the newer Wilsons.

I started following tennis in the '60's but it was not until my last year in law school that I actually took up the game. The Duke tennis coach and I played racquetball and he tried to teach me how to hit over a net.

I've had my strings at 90 but mostly at 55 when I could volley. I remember the Ilie Nastase spaghetti string incident and I believe that the new Nadal strings are not unlike that. But, I admit to favoring the old style serve and volley and so I'm naturally against anyone who can hit a return on my toes.

Again, thanks for the link. I love it.

Melinda Romanoff

Ralph L-

Very good question.

Melinda Romanoff

As far as what to watch, most domestic market participants try and watch the US Treasury Yield Curve, here's tonight's image, via Bloomberg.


art (of a type) imitates life;

This has not, however, stopped their earnings from pushing back the boundaries of hypermathematics, and their chief research accountant has recently been appointed Professor of Neomathematics at the University of Maximegalon, in recognition of both his General and his Special Theories of Disaster Area Tax Returns, in which he proves that the whole fabric of the space-time continuum is not merely curve, it is in fact totally bent.


I've had my strings at 90 but mostly at 55 when I could volley. I remember the Ilie Nastase spaghetti string incident and I believe that the new Nadal strings are not unlike that.

I love JOM. On an average weekend thread I can only comprehend about 40% of the comments. I am pretty sure this one is about tennis but that's about it.


Maybe this clarifies it, somewhat;


I'm lost on some less familiar musical references and Capt's unique Sports jargon,

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