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Heraldo compares Greensweep with Southern Sweep. Complete with links.
Ed reports on the best burger ever.
Ernie reflects on movies and parking meters in the Garberville of decades past.
Ecoshift hasn’t posted in a couple of weeks, but his/her last posting covered the greening of this year’s Democratic Party Convention in Denver.
The Eureka Standard reports on a certain Rio Dell resident who is being oppressed by Mexicans.
And StudioTwoten reports on a smoking ban at the Eureka Boardwalk.
Rose reports on a rash of Wi-fi allergies.
Ramblin Jack has some great photos of his Kneeland Airport bike ride.
Sometimes, the blogs are even more interesting when the news is slow.
By chance I got to see most of the Rafael Nadal win over Roger Federer today. I hadn’t watched a Wimbledon final in years. I always pull for the underdog and the underdog won today in play that last nearly 5 hours. Federer had won the last 5 Wimbledon championships and Nadal actually seemed on the defensive for the last three sets. Federer had so many aces and huge winning shots, it felt like he was in control. But Nadal’s serve was only broken once in the match, and it seemed like any normal human in Nadal’s shoes would have broken after those 3rd and 4th set tiebreakers.
But the Spaniard pulled it out and even my wife and our guest who aren’t into tennis were captivated to the end.
But was it the best match ever? Well, sorry, but back when I was playing tennis in high school, I witnessed the greatest match, which was between John McEnroe (one of the commentators today) and Bjorn Borg (who was in the audience today). It was the match that took some luster off of Borg’s then status as the best player in history. McEnroe didn’t pull it off, but his win in the 4th set tie-breaker (18-16) was certainly the greatest moment in tennis, though he couldn’t quite get by Borg in the 5th set which he lost 8-6. McEnroe would come back the following year to beat Borg, and Borg would leave the game soon thereafter.
However, today’s match was something to watch! One of the few moments where I’m actually glad we turned our cable back on.
Just read the Eureka Reporter editorial. They say that the tree sitters at UC are dropping fecal matter and urine onto people passing by? Is that true?
Seriously. That’s anti-social behavior.
Back in my civil disobedience days one of my affinity group members’ name was Cricket. I wonder if he’s the same “Cricket.” Probably not.