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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Spicy Snaps and Snickerdoodle Milk

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: 12 December 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

On December 12, 1098, Crusaders led by Raymond de Saint Gilles and Bohemond of Taranto negotiated the surrender of the city of Ma’aara in what is now Syria. The city had been under siege for two weeks.

Upon the surrender of the townspeople, the Crusaders immediately began a slaughter (that’s like fighting someone who doesn’t want to fight, Ray Emery).

But alas, those silly Crusaders took a city that wasn’t nearly as rich as they thought. While some negotiations were going on, the soldiers had to wait in this desolate Detroit of the Desert and eventually started eating dead people, leading historian Albert of Aix to say “Nam Christiani non solum Turcos vel Sarracenos occisos, verum etiam canes arreptos” (“the Christians did not shrink from eating not only killed Turks or Saracens, but even dogs”).

Even dogs, you guys. Even dogs.

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Great Game Previews In History: 25 November 2013

by J.R.

Today In History

In November 1864, in the vinegar strokes of the Civil War, an octet of Southerners, calling themselves (rather grandiosely) the Confederate Army of Manhattan, sneaked into New York City via Canada.

And once there, these eight tried to set 21 simultaneous fires in an effort to overwhelm the firefighting capabilities of the New York Fire Department and…well, it doesn’t appear there was much of a plan beyond that.

As Clint Johnson put it:

None of the Confederates had ever visited New York before they arrived to burn it down. They did no scouting to find the most flammable targets. Just days before the attack, one of the Confederates was thrown out of his hotel for loudly proclaiming in his Alabama-born accent the merits of secession. None of the young men had any experience with incendiaries, yet they trusted a stranger to provide them 144 firebombs. When they took possession of the firebombs, they spent only a few minutes practicing with them – out in the open, in the daytime, in Central Park.

Few of the fires caught and those that did were contained quickly and, initially at least, all eight members of the Confederate Army of Manhattan escaped back to politically-neutral Canada.

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IIIiteracy: 20 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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Great Game Previews In History: 4 October 2013

by J.R.

Today In History:

popegregoryThe era of the Julian Calendar comes to an end October 4, 1582. Pope Gregory issues a bull and the implements his eponymous calendar in the Catholic countries of western and southern Europe. There will be no October 5. Or October 6. Or any other date until October 15, which immediately followed October 4. Don’t let Jaromir Jagr tell you he was born in Spain October 8, 1582, because that would be a lie.

Pope Gregory’s formula for leap years is still in effect and we follow the calendar as he set it, but there’s still some goofy effects from those 11 skipped days. To wit: March 25 is the Annunciation of Mary or “Lady Day” in the old parlance. In Britain, it’s what’s called a Quarter Day and it was the start of the New Year (as weird as that is) and thus the start of the tax year. When Britain — and, at the time, the Thirteen Colonies — finally went to the Gregorian calendar in the 1750s, it was necessary to move tax day up 11 days, as well to April 5 (in 1900, the Brits realized they had to add another leap day, so tax day is now April 6 in Britain). April 5 (or 6) is a weird day to make something due, so the U.S. Government moved their tax day to the middle of the month and Pope Gregory, coupled with British intransigence, is why your taxes are due April 15.

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Hot August Nights: Winnipeg Jets

by J.R.

06659_show_landscape_03This week, III Communication presents “Hot August Nights.” At one minute past sundown local time we’ll be reviewing the off-seasons of each Conference III team using the songs of American legend Neil Diamond.

Tonight, we wrap it up with a review of the Winnipeg Jets.

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Jack Daniel’s and Tomato Sandwiches

by J.R.

t’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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Chris Bosh Doesn’t Look Like A Fairy But He Does Look Like A Beloved Children’s Character: A Public Service For Evander Kane

by J.R.

During tonight’s NBA Finals, the Winnipeg Jets’ Evander Kane (who’ll say somethin’) tweeted this:

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Costco Beer And Pasta Salad

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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Evander Kane’s Ready…ARE YOU?

by J.R.

So Evander Kane, in the parlance, went on one tonight…

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