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  1. about 15 hours ago on Broom Hilda

    I remember “Life of Riley” but I can say that I have ever heard of Bill Bendix. I always thought Riley was played by William Bendix. I remember one episode that has always bugged me where the neighbor (can’t remember) told Riley that his problem was that Chester A Riley (seems like it was A) contained 13 letters and that condemned him. I checked my name and it also contained 13 letters. There was my problem so I considered getting my name changed but I kept hoping that maybe it was just a superstition.

  2. about 15 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Polycoria https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1600-0420.2007.00985.x

  3. about 15 hours ago on Pickles

    I wish I could say that I did it my way but too much of my life has been dedicated to others. When I went to college I chose a major to please my mother rather than what I wanted. Was that wrong? “I don’t know” but but the love and respect I had for my parents overrode my desires. I can’t say that I regret it but I often think about what if I had chosen a different profession and how different ny life would have been, good or bad. Either way here at age 69 I am still trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up. :)

  4. about 15 hours ago on Tank McNamara

    I understand what you are trying to say but in many of the ones in this investigation bribed coaches to claim that their children were athletes so that they would be admitted. This is a clear case of where students that were not athletes could not admitted because of grades were admitted because they were athletes. Usually there are minimum requirements that all students must meet but here we have cases where the same student could not be admitted because of grades but when declared to be an athlete were admitted. This is a prime example of athletes getting preferential treatment in the admission process. If we can give athletes preferential treatment then why not the same preferential treatment for rich kids. That same preferential treatment is often offered to poor kids or kids of a certain race etc. In other words then ones being discriminated against here seems to be the rich. There have been court cases where a student with certain grades was not admitted into a certain college where a different student with the same or lower grades was admitted simply because of race. For the cases in the title situation we have students denied admission only to be granted admission when declared to be an athlete. Yes the bribed the coaches to claim they were athletes but the admissions department only knew that they were athletes and granted them special treatment. From what I have read this is not being denied by either the colleges or the prosecutors. The schools take the word of the coaches of who is an athlete and the coach makes that decision. I know of several cases where a student was admitted and in some cases given a full athletic scholarship because the father was a HS coach and steered certain players to a certain school. In one case not only was the child of the HS coach admitted to the school and given a scholarship but the coach given a job at the school. There was no investigation in that case and no one seems to be upset at all but rather happy.

  5. 1 day ago on Tank McNamara

    I agree totally that going after them for getting their kids into college is quite ironic especially how they did it. They did not bribe the admissions director rather they bribed a coach to clam they were athletes. In other words it did not matter how smart or dumb the kids were or what kind of grades they had if they were an athlete they could get in where thousands of kids with much better grades could not. That is the part of this whole situation that bothers me. Why we want to prosecute some people for trying to get their kids into college when hundreds of others with the same grades get in because they fall into some special category. It is almost as if we are trying to punish people for being rich and successful.

  6. 1 day ago on Herman

    If air for your tires should be free why not put an air hose out in your front yard for everyone to use. Won’t cost you anything. Better yet just be sure the hose only provides nitrogen for everyone’s tires so they don’t leak down nearly as much and the tire pressure doesn’t fluctuate while driving. This is much like the ones that say if someone provides them with a ride they should only have to pay for the gas used.

  7. 1 day ago on Frank and Ernest

    We build a pond behind our house (probably 1,000 yards back) and soon an alligator decided he/she liked it and turned it into his/her home. That gator lived in that pond for probably 30+ years. One year we discovered somewhere between 25-50 baby alligators in the spillway of the pond. This was the time where it was still illegal to hunt them but everyone agreed that they had made a comeback to the point that they were becoming overpopulated. Since we felt that one alligator in our pond was quite enough I called the local wildlife official to come get them. We talked a few minutes sbout what was happening and why we wanted those baby gators gone. He finally told me to 1) Forget that I had ever called him 2) Take care of the problem myself. When Charlie (as my little brother name him/her) first moved into our pond we pulled him out and measured him a being 7’11". The last time I saw him (about 20 years ago) the best I could tell he had grown to be about 14’. By that time I had to leave him alone because I expected he could be a state record and therefore didn’t want to get rid of a state record without being able to report it.

  8. 3 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    The Trump investigation book was distributed on CD’s. No paper involved unless those who received the report decided to print it. Probably printed only by those who voted to ban plastic straws since the CD’s are also non-biodegradable.

  9. 3 days ago on Frank and Ernest

    Growing up we had a chicken house with some boxes for the chickens to build their nests. The chickens were free to walk all over the yard without a fence but they almost always used the nests to lay their eggs. We did not have to look for eggs. One my Grandfather heard the chickens making all kinds of fuss so he went out to check on them. He found an alligator was in the chicken house trying to eat the chickens. The workers on our farm had a feast of alligator meat the next day. This was many years ago before it was illegal to kill alligators.

  10. 4 days ago on FoxTrot Classics

    I think Tiger’s ex-wife used a five iron instead of a driver and I don’t think she cared whether they were inside or him driving away.