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He goes up on stage, a very commanding presence. Everyone’s watching him. He goes back stage for kind of a long time. We’re all sitting there and he comes out with a stool. He slams it down and starts performing this Shakespearean sonnet. Everybody’s just in awe. People that are normally quiet are laughing, you know, trying to contain their laughter.

I’m here. What’s going on? Are you okay, is everything okay?”

“Thanks for coming, I just don’t know what to do or how I feel. I wanted to call you last night, but I hoped I would feel less……..I got this message yesterday.”

“Well, he sounds just divine….I don’t see a problem here. Cute guy sends a message, sounds dreadful, how terrible for you. I rushed over to see you because of this?!?”

"I need to tell you something and I’ve never mentioned it before because my family came here to leave it all behind. I’m learning that sometimes the past follows you, regardless of where you are. I had a brother, Jack. He died two years ago, it was unexpected and, well…..awful. My parents were devastated, of course and I guess we still are, though we don’t show it….at least I’ve learned not too….

Keep reading

nytimes.com
Jerry Brown to Announce a Climate Summit Meeting in California
The California governor, continuing his defiance of President Trump, said that states and cities would continue climate efforts even as Washington backed away.
By Lisa Friedman

Excerpt:

On Thursday evening, Governor Brown will mount a new challenge to the administration on climate change. In a videoconference address to a global citizen festival in Hamburg, Germany, where President Trump and other officials will negotiate wording of a statement on the Paris climate change accord, Governor Brown will issue a sweeping invitation to a global “climate action” summit meeting in San Francisco.

“Look, it’s up to you and it’s up to me and tens of millions of other people to get it together to roll back the forces of carbonization and join together to combat the existential threat of climate change,” Brown will tell the thousands of people expected to attend the festival. In the message, a preview of which was provided by aides, he will invite “entrepreneurs, singers, musicians, mathematicians, professors” and others who represent “the whole world” to the September 2018 conference in San Francisco.

“Yes, I know President Trump is trying to get out of the Paris agreement, but he doesn’t speak for the rest of America,” Brown will say in the video. “We in California and in states all across America believe it’s time to act.”

Governor Brown maintained that his goal was not to antagonize the president, but to urge everyone to do more.

“It isn’t being cooked up because of Trump,” Governor Brown said in an interview Wednesday. “No nation or state is doing what they should be doing. This is damn serious, and most people are taking it far too lightly than the reality of the threat. You can’t do too much to sound the alarm because so far the response is not adequate to the challenge.”

Coldwave AU, where Leonard Snart never knew a Mick Rory. He survived juvie on his own, he became Captain Cold and he was eventually recruited by Rip Hunter - on his own.

Then the Waverider sets down in mid-19th century San Francisco and Len ends up meeting the firebug Mick Rory, just hours before he manages to start the great fire of 1851 - and Leonard is fascinated to have found his perfect opposite.

Rip Hunter is less than thrilled at having a(nother) criminal and an arsonist at that aboard, but it’s not like Len bothers to ask his permission.

(Or Mick’s. The guy’s heavy and dragging him around can’t possibly be good for Len’s back, but he was far too entranced by the rising flames to let himself be moved, so it’s not like Len had a workable alternative to knocking him out.)

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-KICKOFF COVERAGE’S: HISTORY OF THE 32 IN 32-

-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS-

1989

49ERS MEET UP WITH THE NEW HOT GUNSLINGER JOHN ELWAY IN SUPER BOWL XXIV & JUST LIKE HE DID WITH MARINO, MONTANA SHOWS ELWAY WHO THE GREATEST QB OF ALL TIME IS, MONTANA BROUGHT HIS MAGIC ALL GAME BREAKING SB RECORDS & CRUSHING THE BRONCOS 55-10, MONTANA IS NAMED SUPER BOWL MVP, THIS WAS THE LAST SUPER BOWL IN THE MONTANA ERA:

The following year, coach Bill Walsh retired, and his defensive coordinator and handpicked successor, George Seifert, took over head coaching duties. The 49ers then steamrolled through the league to finish 14–2 and gain home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Their two losses were by a combined 5 points. In the first round, they crushed the Vikings, 41—13. In the NFC Championship game, they blew out the Los Angeles Rams 30–3 before crushing the Denver Broncos 55–10 inSuper Bowl XXIV – setting a record for points scored and widest margin of victory in a Super Bowl, amongst others. Montana himself set many Super Bowl records (some since tied or surpassed) en route to his third Super Bowl MVP. In winning the Super Bowl, the 49ers became the only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different head coaches. This 1989 championship squad is often regarded as one of the most dominant teams ever, winning all three playoff games by a combined 100 points.

Super Bowl XXIV was an American football game between theNational Football Conference (NFC) champion San Francisco 49ersand the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1989 season. Played on January 28, 1990 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 49ers defeated the Broncos by the score of 55–10, winning their second consecutive Super Bowl, and tying the Pittsburgh Steelers with four Super Bowl victories. San Francisco also became the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowls with two different head coaches; rookie head coach George Seiferttook over after Bill Walsh retired after the previous season’s Super Bowl.

The 49ers finished the 1989 regular season with a league best 14–2 record. The Broncos, who posted an 11–5 regular season record, entered the Super Bowl looking to avoid tying the Minnesota Vikingswith four Super Bowl losses.

This game remains the most lopsided game in Super Bowl history to date. San Francisco’s 55 points were the most ever scored by one team, and their 45-point margin of victory was the largest ever. The 49ers are also the only team to score at least eight touchdowns in a Super Bowl and at least two touchdowns in each quarter (the only mistake was a missed extra point attempt).

San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana was named the Super Bowl MVP, his third award in his fourth Super Bowl victory. He completed 22 of 29 passes for a total of 297 yards and a Super Bowl record 5 touchdowns, while also rushing for 15 yards. Montana’s 75.9 completion percentage was the second highest in Super Bowl history, and he also set a record by completing 13 consecutive passes during the game. Montana became the third player in league history to win both the Super Bowl MVP and the AP Most Valuable Player Awardduring the same season. Bart Starr and Terry Bradshaw also won both after the 1966 and 1978 seasons, respectively.

I’m up much later than I normally would be on a work night. This evening I was at my parents’ house. I have a carpet cleaner and brought it over to clean a room for them. Afterward we sat around talking politics and current events. It was very nice.

From their home it’s a 14 mile drive to my house. Because I work from home I don’t drive a lot. Daily I it’s two miles to the dog park. Weekly there’s a five mile drive to my favorite Target (I don’t like the one that is closer; I’m particular about my Target stores).

I forgot how relaxing it is to be alone in a car on a dark highway. Radio low, headlights high, speed moderate. It sort of energized me. Now I’m home and wide awake.

Thursday I’m flying to San Francisco to meet up with my Ragnar teammates for the Napa relay. I’m so excited to do that.

Oh crap, now I really can’t sleep.