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Jun 14Liked by SGBear

I went to the opening of a new exhibit at the Library of Congress last night. For me, the highlights were the contents of Lincoln’s clothes the night he was assassinated and a filled in scorebook from a game in the 1880s. Natalie Merchant did a free folk concert in connection with the opening.

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ELSEWHERE IN COLLEGE

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Jackson State won a national championship in its inaugural season. Jax State poached HC Shannon O'Keefe, who had previously won 2 natties out of the last seven years (including the one year it wasn't played) while coaching at [checks notes]... McKendree University - a private university with fewer than 2,000 total students in Lebanon, IL. Half of the population of Lebanon is McKendree.

https://www.extrapointsmb.com/p/guest-post-jacksonville-state-built-college-bowling-dynasty-year-one

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DBD Street Journal

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Another reason to fear Boeing jets. They have counterfeit titanium in them

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/14/us/politics/boeing-airbus-titanium-faa.html

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Be sure to join us Saturday and Sunday for the weekend DBD hosted by Psychotic Oski and Kathmandu Bear. It’ll be our Summer Preview with a guide to the latest swimwear, suggested beach reads and recommendations on the best sunscreens. Also Lee Harvey will be telling us more about his recent vacation in Nebraska and we’ll look at ahead to next month’s arts and crafts fair. Finally, while I have your attention, if you’re interested in helping plan the Summer Jamboree there’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the main lobby.

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NO

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No, as in Doctor No. Classic Bond flick. Ursula Andress was Honey Ryder.

Ursula. As in the Latin name for female bear. Also, Ursula was the first name of Ursula K. Le Guin, who was born in Berkeley and whose parents owned a home on Arch Street, within a couple hundred yards of Casa de Slug.

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Fast Food

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I have never been to Red Lobster. Discount lobster and seafood sounds disgusting and I have absolutely zero desire to ever go. I don't care how good you say their Cheddar Bay Biscuits are - great biscuits are not rare where I live.

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Haven't had any in decades. Don't miss it.

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i dont mind fast food. i can eat it every so often and enjoy it.

places like Bob Evans (not quite fast food) and Arby's and Hardee's are near the bottom of the list. i think i have only been to Arby's once and never to Hardee's.

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I rarely go, but once in a while I go, especially when I am traveling through the Midwest.

I'm sure there are many fast food restaurants I've never been to.

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Culvers. Freddie's burgers. Fazolis (actually isn't bad fast food Italian). Steak N shake.

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I've been to Culver's a few times. Their butter buns are pretty good.

I said midwest but 90% is Wisconsin so people take me to Culver's.

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Their cheese curds at the best. And the frozen DQ type custard desserts

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Yeah I think I had both of that too.

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I used to say White Castle, but I did try it once in Louisville because my coworker wanted it. It was alright.

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Poor excuse for a government

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In Iowa, you can get married at age 15. 21 states have a 16 year old limit. 10 have a 17 year limit. 11 have an 18 year limit. Guess which four states have NO age limit to get married? Remember, marriage is a legal act - but other legal acts like divorce, go to a domestic abuse shelter, or even use be prohibited services because contracts with minors are not enforceable.

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The four states with no minimum age for marriage are all red states. One of them isn't surprising, at all (Alabama). The other three states are in what I would call the Upper Midwest: Nebraska, Iowa, and North Dakota. I am somewhat surprised by this because I thought those states have historically had "responsible" GOP leadership.

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I don't think that's true. All four of those states have either 16 or 17. Of the four states that have no minimum age, two require a court order, one either is by court order or the bride has to be pregnant, and one repugnant holdout state allows any child to get married any age with both parent's official consent filed at the courts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_age_in_the_United_States

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From the Wikipedia page -

"As of April 2024, four US states do not set any minimum age for marriage.[6]"

Go to footnote [6] on that same Wikipedia page and click on the link.

Hover your cursor over the Forced/Child Marriage drop down menu, the drift down to Child Marriage in the U.S.

Scroll down that page to the map. You'll see 4 states in red, which designates they have taken no action: Alabama, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota.

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I did. There are four states that do not set any minimum age for marriage:

New Mexico, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and California. The color coding of red means "no action", as in there are no current bills recently introduced to increase the age of marriage, but those states do have minimum ages (16 and 17).

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I missed that. A pox on me for failing to investigate further.

It's crazy that California is one of the four states. What's worse is that the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Children's Law Center (who you might suppose would be opposed to child marriage) did, in fact., oppose a bill by Jerry Hill in 2017 that would have abolished child marriage in California and established the minimum age as 18 years old.

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What's up NY Gov. Hochul. Have ya gone daft?

https://apnews.com/article/mask-ban-new-york-city-subway-7c83637a00c816407d1174145fc64339

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She needs to go.

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DBD Lunch

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Restaurant Ise - sushi place in NYC is closing forever and the chef going back to Japan. i have been going to this restaurant and another affiliated one for years. this Fri will be the last.

they have the best gyoza i have ever had, including Japan. their soba is also pretty fantastic.

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Some sake to go with it ..

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hfcvEkxWNPhvx4Ut8

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because the restaurant is closing and they need to "liquidate" their sake collection, i got a few bonus pours.

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The lunches at the hotel have been just meh. It's an Intercontinental and the breakfasts are pretty good. But the catered lunches have just been meh.

Now that I missed out on the game, I need to find dinner tonight.

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Bruh, you could have had dinner with Mark Madsen

https://x.com/madsen_mark/status/1801478392283546014?t=MViMNSH5raml6jvYwj_R9Q&s=19

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Oh shit. I wouldn't have thought to check for this.

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Apparently it was $1k per plate

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Oh well, I could've hung out on the sidewalk and give a. Go Bears when he was leaving.

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DBD AV Club

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CAL

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Go Bears!!!

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[WBB] Cal will play against Arizona, Michigan State, and Vandy in the Acrisure Women's Classic tournament (nov 28 & 29th).

https://acrisurearena.com/teams-announced-for-2024-acrisure-series-in-largest-collection-of-multiple-team-events-in-the-country/

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[MSWIM] Cal To Send Sizable Contingent To U.S. Olympic Trials

https://calbears.com/news/2024/6/13/mens-swimming-diving-cal-to-send-sizable-contingent-to-us-olympic-trials.aspx

Thirty-four swimmers affiliated with Cal are preparing to gather in Indianapolis to chase a dream at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Twenty-three men and 11 women will represent the Golden Bears at the trials, which run June 15-23 and serve as the official qualification event for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.

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PRO

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USA vs. Ireland T20 Cricket match abandoned due to weather. USA advances for the first time in its history to the Super 8s. Pakistan crashes out as they cannot do better than the USA (or India).

https://x.com/espn/status/1801679779688558661

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Jose Abreau released by the Astros, but is still owed $30m. He may be done.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/40350211/astros-release-struggling-former-al-mvp-jose-abreu

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ESPN's front page article is about the US Open. It has the headline that includes "What does Tiger need to do?". I am surprised how much of a media thing he still garner since he is clearly washed up due to permanent injury issues. He has only played in 3 PGA events this year and finished only once, finishing 214th out of 230 players. 61 year old Vijay Singh is doing better than him.

https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/40345999/us-open-2024-second-round-look-ahead

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Falcons fined $300,000 and a fifth round pick for tampering with Kirk Cousins

https://www.nfl.com/news/nfl-docks-falcons-2025-fifth-round-pick-fines-club-250k-for-violating-anti-tampering-policy

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Trevor Lawrence getting paid $275m over 5 years. The Jags have gone 9-8 in the past two seasons, which isn't bad for the AFC South (1st in 2022, 2nd in 2023).

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/40345163/source-jaguars-qb-trevor-lawrence-agree-five-year-275m-deal

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Yeah, he's not that good IMHO. Goff and numerous others making less are better QBs. But it seems these days whoever is the latest to sign sets a new, higher pay standard.

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Taking a page from Washington, Salt Lake City's hockey team name (FKA Arizona Coyotes) will be [checks notes]... Utah Hockey Club

https://twitter.com/utahhockeyclub/status/1801360953428348986

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Chad Ochocinco Johnson says he saved 80% of his pro salary and wore fake jewelry. Maybe he's not so crazy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPfi2gKQd_w

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Athletics drop series opener to Twins 6-2

https://www.athleticsnation.com/2024/6/13/24178222/athletics-twins-medina-ryan

The Oakland Athletics traveled to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul to take on the Minnesota Twins tonight. The A’s 25-year-old righty Luis Medina made his third appearance of the season facing 28-year-old Joe Ryan for the Twins.

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Dodgers’ comeback attempt fails again as Rangers take the series

https://www.truebluela.com/2024/6/13/24178273/dodgers-rangers-game-recap

The Dodgers hosted the Texas Rangers on Thursday for the finale of their three game series, where the Rangers mounted a lead early, winning by a final score of 3-1.

Michael Grove was given the task as the opener for the Dodgers as a part of a bullpen game. Grove’s numbers are far inferior compared to his stats as a reliever, and it showed with Grove allowing two runs to score in the top of the first inning.

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Tried to go to a KBO game, but it was sold out. Looks like the only way to buy tickets online is to have a Korean phone number. So I tried walkup and so did many other people. There were old people scalping tickets, but I didn't bother trying since I didn't want to get scammed and I can't read the ticket anyways.

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I'd be very interested to know if your hotel would buy tickets for you. Would certain types of hotels/accommodations be more receptive to such a request than others?

BTW, I recently came across this article:

https://defector.com/the-key-to-having-fun-at-a-baseball-game-is-flying-to-the-other-side-of-the-world

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When I realized they were sold out my first thought was that I should've asked their version of the concierge to check. If I had gotten there maybe 20-30 min earlier I probably couldve gotten tickets. They were putting up the sold out signs when I just got in line.

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Giants did not lose the off day

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