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Albert Pujols nickname

Albert Pujols nickname

There’s a few nicknames for St. Louis Cardinals slugger, Albert Pujols, including Prince Albert, Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre, and Darth Pujols (The last one is mine). I’d like everyone to stop calling Albert these names and begin referring to Al as “Big Poopie”. It’s a spinoff of David Ortiz’s nickname “Big Papi” and […]

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most populated metropolitan areas with MLB

most populated metropolitan areas with MLB

I’ve always been curious about seeing a list of cities that have Major League Baseball teams and which cities don’t in terms of population. Wikipedia gives a list of the 263 most populated cities in the United States. However, I find this statistic to be very misleading. Yes, Chicago’s population is 2,836,658, but that doesn’t […]

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solid blue Cubs home uniforms looks dumb

solid blue Cubs home uniforms looks dumb

Yesterday’s post I talked about how red hats with the Cubs’ home uniforms looks dumb. I’ll continue that thought and say that the solid blue tops worn frequently as the Cubs’ home uniforms is really bothersome. Officially they are called “alternate jerseys“. 1. As mentioned yesterday, the Cubs home uniforms are classic. There’s a few […]

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I don't like red Cubs hats

I don’t like red Cubs hats

Yesterday’s (Memorial Day) Cubs game was a bit crazy. The Cubs lost their 8th game in a row. Freddy Sanchez went 6 for 6. Sanchez also made two awesome plays in the field. Mr. T sang the 7th inning stretch. I normally can’t stand the 7th inning interview (It’s baseball, not the Tonight Show), but […]

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Chicago 35th street station is Donkey Kong

Chicago 35th street station is Donkey Kong

There has been some debate whether or not a Mies van der Rohe designed structure should be destroyed and replaced with a new Metra station. Chicago architecture crit, Blair Kamin, thinks it should come down. It’s a dumpy “mediocre” building that has no significance other than having van der Rohe’s name attached to it. Chicago […]

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mah-larry-ah

I’m too lazy to look up how to actually spell mah-larry-ah. But like how you can put the word “larry” in there. It kinda reminds me how you can associate my name, Erik, with “ear-ache”. Though I never really liked that nickname.

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“you” all vowels?

Does the word “you” contain all vowels? Or is the “y” considered a consonant? “You” is a funny word to begin with anyways. How did the “y” and the “o” get screwed out of the pronunciation and it’s just “u”? Any help given to me, a linguistically vowel-challenged fool, would be appreciated.

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library architectural gem

library architectural gem

Berlin architects Ralf Fleckenstein and Katharina Feldhusen of FF Architekten in collaboration with Martina Wronna have completed a new public library annex in Luckenwalde, Germany. The facade is TECU Gold, a copper-aluminum alloy. The article up on Dezeen gives a nice look into this inspiring structure. It includes an overview of the history of Luckenwalde […]

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wind turbines in electrical pylons

wind turbines in electrical pylons

Give it up to the French. Three Frenchies, Julien Choppin, 31, and Nicola Delon, 31, partners in the Paris architecture firm Encore Heureux, and Raphael Menard, director of Elioth, a 20-person conceptual and experimental research arm of the large French engineering firm Iosis Group developed the idea of putting wind turbines in existing high-voltage electricity […]

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