austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

The big band prize is twenty-five bucks

Dear old Usenet: its ghost is still able to summon some things now and then. Kate Halleron on runs a March Madness pool every year, and that's fun, and what the heck. If you're willing to pretend you're interested in Mystery Science Theater 3000, friends, why not join in? is the link to join, with mst3k as the password, and I'm a little creeped out CBS Sports remembered I was logged in from all the way last year, when needs a reminder of who I am every three weeks and I read the comics there every day.

And on my humor blog, still a thing, still available on your Friends page or on your RSS feed, have been various articles the past week. Among them:

Trivia: Home teams won 56.3 percent of major league baseball games played in the 1870s; this rose to 58.3 percent in the 1880s and 60.3 percent in the 1890s. Source: Level Playing Fields: How The Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball, Peter Morris.

Currently Reading: Debt: The First 5000 Years, David Graeber.

PS: What Is 13 Times 7?, a bit of mathematics fun. Fourth of these since the last roundup. I'll spare you further links.

Tags: humor

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