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A Brief History By 648 BC, both chariot and mounted horse racing were events in the ancient Greek Olympics.  From these origins through the present day, horse racing has remained a beloved sport to people all over the world.  Many people believe that horse racing is indeed a harmless sport in which racehorses are willing to participate and enjoy the thrill of racing, but it does not always go that way. The horse racing industry is facing inevitable and certain accidents from racehorses and even the jockeys on the field. Just like what happened later on Del Mar Horse racing, it…

A Brief History On July 27, 2019, while enjoying Sirius/XM Radio, the subject of one-word-title songs was the theme, giving this author the inspiration to compile a list of the 6 Best Songs wherein the title is a person’s name, just a one word name.  Obviously, since the list is not based on scientific data such as record sales, it is necessarily subjective and based only on my humble opinion.  You are welcome to criticize the choices on the list and to nominate your own choices for songs that should be named on such a list.  To be fair, we…

A Brief History From 1993 to 2001, The Best College Football Player ESPY Award was presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged to be the best in the United States in a given calendar year.   Running back Gerard Garrison Hearst (born 1971), playing for the University of Georgia, was the first winner of this historic award.  History, including the history of college football, is one of the most interesting subjects students study.  Human history spans back thousands of years. Due to this fact, there is a huge range of eras and subjects to choose from. Trying to narrow down a particular subject and topic can be…

A Brief History On February 25, 1980, Yes Minister, a political satire British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, was first transmitted on BBC2.  This list of fictional places in Yes Minister elaborates on the details provided in Yes Minister and The Complete Yes Minister, the diary-based novelisation of the series. Digging Deeper Buranda Buranda is a fictional West African less developed country, later known as a developing country, that features in the second episode of Yes Minister (“The Official Visit”) and (briefly) in Yes, Prime Minister (“A Conflict of Interest”). Formerly British Equatorial Africa, it is referred to privately by James Hacker as a “TPLAC” (tin-pot little African country), much to Sir Humphrey’s consternation. Buranda’s leader in both episodes is Colonel Selim…

A Brief History On July 2, 2019, the latest Marvel superhero movie, Spider-Man: Far From Home, makes its debut across the United States.  Having already premiered in Hollywood, the 27th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe already holds an incredible 91% approval rating on critical aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.  (Audience scores are not yet available as of the writing of this review.)  Acting performances and directing are all spot on, and of course, the special effects are indeed something special.  Lots of eye candy for fans of bright, colorful eye-popping effects. Digging Deeper Once again starring Tom Holland as the…

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