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Month: January, 2014

Great Game Previews In History: 26 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

800px-Arrest_of_Govenor_BlighPoor old William Bligh. First he lost his ship and then he loses a whole colony.

On this day — Australia Day, for what it’s worth, for it’s the day the First Fleet sailed into Sydney Harbor — in 1808, the New South Wales Corps marched into the grounds of Government House and arrested Bligh, then the governor of the colony, “charged by the respectable inhabitants of crimes that render you unfit to exercise the supreme authority another moment in this colony; and in that charge all officers under my command have joined.”

It was the culmination of Bligh’s enmity with John Macarthur, one of the leaders of the NSW Corps, who exercised a great deal of authority, what with his having a bunch of wool and controlling the trade of booze, which was more or less the currency of Australia at the time (and also now).

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Great Game Previews In History: 25 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

348px-Claudius_(M.A.N._Madrid)_01On this day in 41, After an all night meeting, Claudius convinces the Senate to proclaim him emperor of Rome.

In the wake of the assassination of his nephew Caligula, Claudius had hidden in the palace but was discovered by a Praetorian guardsman. He was spirited away to the Praetorian barracks and declared emperor by the Praetorian Guard (the first to be so declared).

Because of the unusual circumstances of his accession, Claudius had to fight for legitimacy —so he took the names “Caesar” and “Augustus” and deified his grandmother.

It didn’t really work and Claudius’ reputation has suffered (unfairly) for millennia as a result.

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Happy Birthday TMurda

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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DemocraThree: 24 January 2013

by J.R.

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Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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IIIiteracy — [Redacted] Special Edition: So Much [Hemorrhoid]

by obscenealex

In case you missed it, the Stars trolled the Maple Leafs hard Thursday night to a 7-1 win. The Stars game ops team and whoever runs their social media accounts trolled even harder.

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Great Game Previews In History: 24 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

California_Clipper_500On this day in 1848, James Marshall, a foreman, discovers gold at Sutter’s Mill on the American River in California, setting off the Gold Rush.

At first they came from just Oregon and Hawaii and Latin America, but then did they come from everywhere.

San Francisco — perhaps 1,000 residents in 1848 — became a virtual ghost town and then boomed as people from elsewhere arrived, growing to 25,000 people by 1850.

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Stars Game Ops: Threeros

by J.R.

We usually give Threero status to the fellas on the ice, but Stars Game Ops put up a Hart Trophy performance tonight.

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Thursday Thirteen: All Cold Again (Naturally)

by J.R.

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

This week, we got the heavy coats back out.

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Great Game Previews In History: 23 January 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

bounty-day-burning-bounty-10151009On this day in 1790, the HMS Bounty mutineers burn the ship in what is now called Bounty Bay at Pitcairn Island, an effort to prevent both detection of the ship and escape by the mutineers.

It sealed the fate of the mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian, who had rebelled against their captain, William Bligh, in part because they’d gotten a taste of the South Pacific and, by gosh, who can blame them if they didn’t want to go back to England after that? It was also necessary for this to be an arduous and difficult journey so it would be appropriate for a movie starring Marlon Brando some years later.

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The Predators on ‘Nashville’: A Helluva Idea From A Guy With A Helluva Mustache

by J.R.

Bob Mueller is a legendary Nashville news anchor.

Bob Mueller also live-tweets the show Nashville.

Tonight, Bob Mueller tweeted a Predators-themed episode of the show.

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