almost as old as herm
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|48 weeks 1 day ago||I'm not quite that old,||
but I think you'll find the armistice was signed ending the war on November 11, 1918. Fortunately, you seem to be better at football than history.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||money put in a bank where it can be loaned||
what a quaint notion. more likely the deposit would be serving as collateral for some rehypothication scheme into which the bank has entered, pledging the cash as collateral in a derivatives contract. (sorry for the real world intrusion; now back to football).
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Indeed we can go further||
and ask why this affected you more than any number of foreign, brown skinned young folks who get blown up on a fairly regular basis (Afghans, Pakistanis, among others). All are horrific events that show the human capacity for evil we all share. The events close to home get a 24/7 media presence; the ones on the other side of the globe get a 24/7 major media blackout. A child dead from a blast is a child dead from a blast, regardless of color or political motivations. All are to be mourned. We care about our own more because we react reflexively (tribally, an anthropolgist might suggest) to the media's tugging at the American heartstring; the others remain offstage and unmourned (by us).
That said, my next move is checking the flight schedules to Bolivia.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||a little further back||
would take us to Barry Pierson, whose two long punt returns were instrumental against Ohio in the 1969 24-12 righting of the universe. Of course Barry was from St. Ignace, a town which to us true Yoopers has always rather been an honorary member of the Yooper club. . . .
|1 year 24 weeks ago||tail events||
Insightful comment re: tail events, but might not your view be thrown off a bit by doubling the number of games? One assumes that the teams play each other, so the 6000ish games become 3000ish games, so your statistifcally predicted 40 should be about 20, at which time 14 is not quite the unusual nuber it seems.