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Max The Magnificent
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re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
Max The Magnificent   11/30/2011 5:49:18 PM
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Hi Rene -- thanks for your comments. With regard to the name "World Series", there are several aspect to this. World: Over the years I heard that the term "World" came from the fact that the World Series was originally sponsored by a newspaper. Some folks say it was the Chicago World Tribune; other folks say it was the New York World. However, snopes.com (which I think is a WONDERFUL site) has the following to say (see www.snopes.com/business/names/worldseries.asp for the full article): 'The modern World Series was so-named not because of any affiliation with a corporate sponsor, but because the winner was considered to be the "world's champion" - the title was therefore simply a shortened form of the phrase "World's Championship Series"' Series: When it comes to a game like American Football and something like the Super Bowl, the winning team is determined by a single game. By comparison, in baseball the a team has to win 4 games (it may take as long as 7 games for them to do so) - hence the term "series" meaning a series of games.

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re: Friday Fun: Letter to the citizens of the USA
ReneCardenas   11/30/2011 5:15:13 PM
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Max, You are a brave man, to spout such remarks even in jest, there is some recentment I read on your observations. I do acknowledge that many USA citizens may not realize there is a worls out there beyond our borders. SO calling any event a world sport championship that only involves 2 contries is so twisted. As far as the relinquishing our weapons, that will be an item that many including myslef will find objecting very much. Too much blood shed already to let go of that freedom. All in all, your list did make me laugh, but you are lucky that this blog may not be read by radical conservatives that would give you a full ear to make you blush. ;-) Keep them coming...

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Max The Magnificent   11/22/2011 3:08:50 PM
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I'm amazed how many people seem to have seen the program "Keeping Up Appearances"... ...of course it just struck me that anyone who wasn't familiar with it who was reading the comment thread above wouldn't have a clue what we were all waffling on about...

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Naomi Price   11/21/2011 11:20:15 PM
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Richard is a prince for putting up with her...and the actor eventually started having a lot of fun with that. I think Onslow is my favorite character, with his philosophising...or maybe Elizabeth when she rattles the teacup!

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David Ashton   11/18/2011 11:16:01 PM
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Was just watching her last night. Onslow & Daisy won a cruise, first class, on the same ship as they were in economy. You can imagine her chagrin.... She was amazingly agile when she needed to be. But you're right, I wouldn't like to be married to her....

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Max The Magnificent   11/18/2011 8:48:03 PM
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You have to love her :-) ...and also the fact that you are not married to her :-)

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zeeglen   11/18/2011 8:44:27 PM
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"Mugs" ? Hyacinth always referred to those as "Beakers" :)

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Max The Magnificent   11/18/2011 8:05:57 PM
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I live to serve :-)

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Kenton Williston   11/18/2011 7:16:04 PM
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Good one, Max! Thanks for brightening up my otherwise dull Friday. :)



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