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Month: October, 2013

3dō: The Great Conference III Purple Tape War of 2013

by J.R.

3dō is an occasional feature in which the meaning of Conference III is explained through prose, verse, song, interpretative dance, film, chemical formulae or illustrative anecdote relayed by old people.

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IIIiteracy: 25 October 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Pimento Cheese Hot Dogs and Chaser Pale

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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Great Game Previews In History: 25 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

800px-Schlacht_von_Azincourt-1The English army under Henry V defeats the French at Agincourt during the Hundred Years War.

The English — employing the longbow and a large number of English and Welsh archers — defeated a numerically superior French army, turning the tide in the very long war.

One great legacy of the battle is the St. Crispin’s Day Speech from William Shakespeare’s Henry V, the greatest fictional political speech of all time. It ends thus:

And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

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IIIiteracy: 24 October 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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Thursday Thirteen: Keepin’ It Down Home

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you the III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, I’m happy to be home.

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Great Game Previews In History: 24 October 2013

by J.R.

wallstreet-crashToday In History

Everybody talks about Black Tuesday — Oct. 29, 1929 — as the big moment in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, precipitating the Great Depression.

But the trouble really started on Oct. 24, 1929 — Black Thursday — when the market lost 11 percent of its value at the opening bell (and really, it started with the hemming and hawing on Smoot-Hawley and with the arrest of some leading banking types over in London, which experienced its own crash in late September).

Some leading financiers rehashed a strategy that helped things during the Panic of 1907 — conspicuously buying up blue chip stocks at a price well above their current value; imagine this scene today: Warren Buffett himself literally on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange paying way too much for, say, Apple or Google. This is basically what happened. It worked. Briefly.

The rest, as they say…

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Great Game Previews In History: 22 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

sartre-3Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age.”

Sartre famously refused the prize, via an open letter, possibly addressed to Miley Cyrus, in Le Figaro, published the next day.

Sartre gave all manner of predictably Sartrety reasons for the refusal — that he did not want to entangle the Nobel committee with his increasingly political activism (he cited his support of Venezuelan revolutionaries specifically; Sartre was arrested during the May 1968 protests in Paris and was pardoned by DeGaulle because “You don’t arrest Voltaire”) and that he found the Nobel Prize to be exceedingly Eurocentric (it was and is, for better or worse), and that he was more interested in bridging the gap between East and West than in holding an award that demonstrates the gap.

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Threenody: When I Heard The Learn’d Fancystatter

by J.R.

With all apologies to Walt Whitman, a poem:

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IIIiteracy: Cole Harbour Edition

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III action with help from the geniuses on social media:

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