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End of an Era- Jib Jab Closes Their Online Community You probably remember JibJab.com for their political cartoons like Time for Some Campaignin' and This Land, they even appeared on the Tonight Show. They had a great community of members and they would share funny pictures and videos; many a great friendship was made there as indicated by this member made video dedicated to the members. Can you imagine if that was us? The owners of Jib Jab have decided to pursue a different market. This site had millions of unique views a month, imagine if 10% of the clicked on the ads, I doubt they would they be closing this part of their site. Please help keep our community alive by click on the ads. If you buy from Amazon.com please enter through the banner to the right. It isn't easy running a site! If you like a site, visit their ads, its what pays the bills.
Tags: End  of  an  Era-  Jib  Jab  Closes  Their  Online  Community 
Added: 5th December 2008
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Posted By: Steve
Mermaids at the Boomerang Lodge in Aspen, Colorado, the winter of 1962-63... The Boomerang Lodge, designed by owner Charlie Paterson, a Frank Lloyd Wright-trained architect . . .
Tags: boomerang  lodge      aspen      colorado 
Added: 16th December 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
Shibe Park Another one of baseball's famous stadiums that is no longer standing: Shibe Park in Philadelphia. Built in 1909, it was the home of the American League's Philadelphia Athletics until the team relocated to Kansas City in 1955. The park underwent one name change in its history. It was renamed Connie Mack Stadium to honor the longtime owner and manager of the A's. The National League's Phillies became the tenants after the A's left Philadelphia. It was their home ballpark until 1970.
Tags: Shibe  Park  Connie  Mack  Stadium 
Added: 19th December 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
George Steinbrenner Enemy of the State Winner To celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2004, Sports Illustrated conducted extensive scientific polls of sports fans in all 50 states. One question asked respondents to name the person they considered the biggest 'enemy of the state.' Only one person 'won' in more than one state: Omnipresent New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner! Not surprisingly, Steinbrenner swept the New England states, finishing first in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware, and Connecticut. However, the contempt sports fans held for Steinbrenner spread far and wide. He also 'won' in both Florida and Alaska!
Tags: George  Steinbrenner  2004  SI  poll  enemy  of  the  state 
Added: 14th January 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Checking On The Conficker Virus The Conficker Virus is scheduled to hit by now, many computer owners may feel like this!
Tags: Checking  On  The  Conficker  Virus 
Added: 1st April 2009
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Posted By: Cliffy
Bits And Pieces This song was asked not to be played in many venues as the owners thought that the stomping would cause damage.
Tags: The  Dave  Clark  Five  Bits  And  Pieces 
Added: 22nd February 2009
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Posted By: donmac101
Longest-owned restaurant in America question mark Okay, friends, I'm going to try this again, because I just found out that the reason no one could access this post was because of the question mark in the title. Here's a challenge for you. In my community there is a restaurant called Ramon's Cactus Patch, and it's been owned and operated by Ramon Sanchez since 1938. I admit that most of the work is done today by his son Roque (pronounced Rocky) and his daughter Ramona, but Ramon, in his mid-nineties, is still the boss! Can you come up with a restaurant still operating with the same owner for a longer time? Not just the same family, but the same individual. The Cactus Patch has been in its present location since 1962.
Tags: long-lived  business  restaurant 
Added: 1st February 2009
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Posted By: sprucemoose
Seattle Pilots The Seattle Pilots were an American League baseball club that lasted just one season--1969. This is the official team logo. The Pilots began play the same year as the Kansas City Royals, the San Diego Padres, and the Montreal Expos. The Pilots' owners were granted a team because they assured Major League Baseball a domed stadium would be built in Seattle within two years. That didn't happen. Instead they played at an antiquated minor league park called Sick's Stadium. The venue was so shoddy that seats were still being renovated on Opening Day. Visiting teams hated playing in Seattle because the ballpark's plumbing was horribly inadequate, forcing them to shower at their hotel. The stadium's toilets often failed when more than 10,000 people came to games. (That seldom happened; the Pilots drew just 677,944 fans for their 74 home dates. Still, the Pilots outdrew four other MLB clubs in 1969.) The team alienated potential supporters by having no local TV deal and charging as much as (gasp!) $6 per ticket--the highest price in MLB at the time. After finishing in last place in the American League West with a 64-98 record, and incurring losses of about $250,000, the team uprooted and moved to Milwaukee in 1970 and became the Brewers. Oddly enough, there is more interest in the Pilots now than when they were around. Mainly it is because of pitcher Jim Bouton's irreverent book, Ball Four.
Tags: Seattle  Pilots  baseball 
Added: 18th May 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Original Howdy Doody Puppet The Howdy Doody Show was one of the most iconic, popular, and enduring kids' programs ever. When it first aired in 1947, however, star marionette Howdy Doody looked far different than he did for most of the show's run. In this NBC publicity photo, Howdy is the puppet on the far right. Why the change? By 1948 the show had become so popular that merchandisers were clamoring to sell Howdy Doody paraphernalia. Macy's Department Store was especially eager to carry any and all Howdy Doody merchandise. This presented a major ownership problem: Buffalo Bob Smith had used the unmistakable Howdy Doody voice for years (beginning on the radio) and owned the rights to the character, but the puppet was created for TV by Frank Paris. No agreement could be worked out between Smith and Paris, so one day, about four hours before a live broadcast, Paris walked out of the NBC studio and took his puppet with him. The producers came up with a quick and brilliant gimmick to explain Howdy Doody's absence. Howdy had gone on a nation-wide road trip to campaign in the 1948 election! A large map of the USA showed viewers where Howdy had travelled during his absence from the show. Furthermore, it was announced that Howdy was undergoing plastic surgery to look better in his public appearances. This gave NBC's Velma Dawson plenty of time to create a totally different--but more familiar--Howdy Doody marionette that was used until the show ended in 1960. The new, more appealing Howdy Doody was an immediate hit. Apparently nobody missed Paris' original marionette too much. Smith himself declared it to be "the ugliest puppet imaginable."
Tags: puppet  original  Howdy  Doody 
Added: 24th February 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964
Worst MLB Team - 1916 Athletics The 1927 New York Yankees are usually considered by baseball history buffs to be the greatest MLB team ever assembled. But which team was the worst? My choice for the worst baseball team (of the 20th century, at least) goes to the pitiful 1916 Philadelphia Athletics. They finished at the bottom of the American League standings that year with an awful 36-117-1 record. What makes the A's horrendous showing so remarkable was that Philadelphia had won the American League in pennant in 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1914--and the World Series in three of those seasons. However, the A's were stunningly upset by the Boston Braves in the 1914 World Series. Miffed owner/manager Connie Mack quickly dismantled his superb team and attempted to restock it with castoffs and college hopefuls. The A's finished last seven years in a row before rebuilding their dynasty in the late 1920s. The 1916 Athletics are of particular interest to me because I'm a co-author of the book shown here: A's Bad As It Gets. (Blame my publisher for the punny title.) It is now available through McFarland Publishers or it can be purchased online via Amazon. Trust me: if you're a baseball fan you'll enjoy it! After the huge number of posts I've made on this website over the years (nearly 2,700) for everyone's enjoyment, I figure I'm entitled to one shameless, self-promoting commercial announcement.
Tags: baseball  1916  Philadelphia  Athletics 
Added: 16th March 2014
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Posted By: Lava1964

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