The amazing this about this is that none of the parts of this are funny in and of themselves, but the combination of high technology, joyous folly, decent karaoke, acute embarrassment, schadenfraude, stage bravery, stage fright, and good humor is just transcendent.
… With an over abundance of players, the Winnipegs decided to field two teams in 1933. The best players played for the 'A' team which kept the Winnipegs name. They wore blue and white jerseys. …
In 1934, the Winnipegs wore new uniforms which were blue and gold. …
… In 1936, during a game against the University of North Dakota, Winnipeg Tribune sports writer Vince Leah remarked "these are the Blue Bombers of Western football." This phrase was referring to then heavyweight champion Joe Louis, known as the Brown Bomber. From that day forward the team has been known as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. …
I was unable to determine when they started calling Joe Louis “the brown bomber”. But, he started fighting professionally in 1934, and was on every boxing fans radar after he defeated Primo Carnera in June, 1935. So, the 1936 date for Winnipeg seems plausible.
Now, it is the official position of the franchise:
This was put out as a safety video by Metro, the commuter train service in Melbourne.
It features five verses, each with 4 cute characters showing things we all know not to do because they might kill us (I love the one with the snake bite).
Anyway, the last verse lists the things not to do around commuter trains:
Don’t stand on the edge of the platform.
Don’t drive around a crossing barrier.
Don’t walk across the tracks.
Would you believe I’m guilty of two of them?
In 1984 in Verona I got arrested for walking across the tracks. And in 2004 in Salt Lake, I got pulled over for making a U-turn across the train tracks (in a spot where I’d always made a U-turn when I lived there in 1991-2 … before the tracks were laid).
I’d like a car with a system like what is shown below.
In class, when discussing income and substitution effects, I point out that drivers are typically more aggressive than their passengers would like. This is because they are holding onto the steering wheel: the costs to the driver of driving aggressively are lower than they are for the passenger. It’s also why passengers like to grab onto what is sometimes known as the “Oh Shit Bar” (the hand hold/hangar above the interior of car windows).
The video is no longer politically correct, but still, it’s a pretty cool system:
With the development of internet technology, work at home jobs are increasing in the market. Also setting up small business online with ones own bank savings can provide excellent work at home opportunities. Apart from savings, banks offer0 credit card to cater to short term finance needs. Partial tax payments like tax credits are also available to promote online businesses. Market now offers several alternatives to traditional credit card debt which are helpful to work at home businesses.