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7 Tips for Scoring SF Giants Tickets

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Over at Around the Foghorn, I wrote a little piece on tips to getting good ticket deals to SF Giants games. Here’s a snippet and a link to the rest.

Rule #2: If you can swing it, go to a mid-week game, day game if possible. It will save you time and money. It’s also not nearly as crowded and makes for a pleasant day.
Rule #3: Sold out never really means sold out (almost never). Stubhub always has tickets. Most of the time, they are sold by season ticket holders and unless its a premium game, are usually reasonably priced. Could you have saved money by planning a bit in advance? Probably, but usually not enough for it to make much difference.

7 Tips for Getting SF Giants Tickets

 

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Girl Says Any Word Backwards

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Pretty incredible actually.

Girl can instantly say any word backwards

Silly but remarkable…

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Salinas gangs hit New York Times

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Salinas gangs hit New York Times.

"People in California generally know two things about this agricultural city nestled among lettuce fields east of Monterey’s beaches and hotels: John Steinbeck was born here, and it has a big problem with gangs."

In Salinas, Fighting Gang Violence on a Shoestring

Aggressive measures helped reduce gang violence in Salinas, Calif., a city that is notorious for it. Then the budget cuts came.

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Ben Breedlove’s Courage

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These videos tell an amazing story of Ben Breedlove’s life. There isn’t much more to say except watch this this two part video.

Part 1

Part 2

It also tells an amazing story of his death. Ben Breedlove died this past Christmas, 2011, just one week after posting these videos on YouTube. To me, it seemed as if he knew there was another place for him; a better place, and that he was as ready as any 18 year old kid can be. What an amazing and courageous young man.

Ben, you’re my hero.

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Yesterday’s News: Lip-Syncing Edition

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Hillary Clinton Karaoke

Lawmakers Propose Bill To Make Lip-Syncing Online Illegal…as if they have nothing better to do. Of course, remembering some karaoke night experiences I’ve at the Mucky Duck, this could be a good thing if people aren’t allowed to record and put online.

Weinergate: Really, CNN? – Someone’s getting in trouble! (PG-13)

Burnin’ Down the House! – Ricki Lake gets sued. I say accidental. How about that lady just gets insurance like a normal person who owns a house in Malibu?

Kids on Probation Get Screwed = We All Get Screwed – You’d think for a county overrun with gang problems and an extremely high murder rate due to gang violence, you’d maybe want to consider this a last case scenario. You’d think, but you’d be wrong. Guess I shouldn’t be in any hurry to finish my Master’s in Criminology.

I was going to include Chipper Jones’ comments about Jason Heyward from last week, but I may just make that a full post.

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Development of a Face

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This is pretty cool. Short video so definitely worth the watch.

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Celebrating Death, Justice or Just Closure?

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osama bin laden is dead

I’ve been getting a bit frustrated with some comments and judgement being  thrown out in the wake of the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden. I’ve seen a lot of posts from the Christian (and non-Christian) community about it not being right that we are celebrating the death of an individual. There are a ton of Bible verses both ways that people have thrown out. I won’t do that now. Let me be clear off the bat though: I don’t believe death should ever be celebrated. [Read more...]

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Authors Behaving Badly. Wow.

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BigAls Books and Pals: The Greek Seaman / Jacqueline Howett.

Here is the gist. Big Al reviews this lady’s kindle book (self-published, I think hope). Lady doesn’t like his review. Lady tells him she doesn’t like it. Lady looks incredibly ignorant.

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Lethal injection drug production ends in the US

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I think this is fantastic on the part of other countries, though I’m sure another method will prevail. It is ridiculous that our country still allows the death penalty.

US states are facing a new obstacle to enforcing the death penalty after the sole American manufacturer of a drug used in lethal injections announced it was ending production.

via Lethal injection drug production ends in the US | World news | The Guardian.

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Here’s An Analogy For You

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Cobain Rocks!

Justin Bieber is to Kurt Cobain

as

Donny Osmond is to John Lennon

Yeah, I really don’t care if he said it or not, or what you think of Kurt Cobain. But, You, Mr. Bieber, are no Kurt Cobain.

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