March 13th, 2015

krazy koati

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 rec.arts.tv.mst3k.misc 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? http://torgo.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?ttag=BPM15_em_cbsinv 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 DailyInk.com 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.