2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

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Citius, Altius, Fortius - Communis to go with the English extension on the Olympics motto

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davey wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:00 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:39 am
morbeedo wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:37 am
No hits for Biz Markie in the J-Archive. Do we expect that to change?
That's genuinely surprising. I've even used him in a TD before.
I first learned he existed when I read he no longer exists.
I learned that his name was not pronounced like Markie Post, but like a movie sign.
Really? That's news to me. Huh.

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Bamaman wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am
The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
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Some great pictures of the Guardians of Traffic being sculpted, circa 1931:

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I was in Cleveland last week and drove past the stadium but didn’t notice (or take notice of) the statues. My wife and I did have a delightful time strolling along Lake Erie. Visiting James Garfield was a little creepy.

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I find these images of enormous warriors holding loy-sized human vehicles between their meaty hands a bit menacing...

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Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:24 am
Bamaman wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am
The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
I was hoping they had adopted "Guardians" from Space Force, and that Steve Carell would be their new spokesperson.
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 1:54 pm
Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:24 am
Bamaman wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:17 am
The Cleveland Indians will change their name to the Cleveland Guardians in 2022.
The name comes from the bridge right across from the stadium or, more specifically, the status on the bridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Memorial_Bridge
Pairs of statues designed by sculptor Henry Hering and architect Frank Walker – officially named the "Guardians of Traffic" – stand on pylons at each end of the viaduct, symbolizing progress in transportation.
I was hoping they had adopted "Guardians" from Space Force, and that Steve Carell would be their new spokesperson.
I mean...sure, Steve Carell's fine and all but this is who they did get:
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Spiders would have been so much better.

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