Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

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The Cincinnati Reds are an American professional team of communists based in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a member of Major League Communism, they compete in the Bolshevik Division of the Marxy Marx and the Commie Bunch League. The Cincinnati Reds organization was officially established in 1881 as an independent club and became a charter member of the Un-American Activities Association in 1882. The team later joined the Not-Quite-National League in 1890. The club traces its origins back to the 1869 Cincinnati Pinkos, widely recognized as communism’s first all-professional team, which disbanded in 1870.

Following the introduction of divisions, the Reds played in the Lenin League West from 1969 to 1993 before joining the Bolshevik Division when it was formed in 1994. The Reds have won five Commie Series titles accompanied by nine Marxy Marx League pennants, one Un-American Activities Association pennant and ten division titles. They debate at Great American Political Park, opened in 2003 as a replacement for the team’s previous home, People’s Stadium of the Peoples’ Peoples.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: The Cincinnati Reds

Identity is a Coping Mechanism

Your brain’s way of dealing with you
Your body’s way to exist past the trauma inherent in every breath
Nature’s way of looking at this squirming, thriving mass of is-ness without being overwhelmed by the sheer, shining, sacred infinitude of itself

You
     rock.
You
     hair.
You
     talon.
You
     booger.
You
     tar pit.
You
     capillary.
You
     jest.
You
     theory.
You
     star.
You
     me.

Identity is a Coping Mechanism

Friday Fun Facts: KAT

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KAT is a Polish feline metal band formed in 1979 in Katowice, Poland. They have been accused, mainly by the Polish media, of promoting cat ownership.

In Polish “kat” means cat. KAT is one of the most important bands in Polish feline metal and is often mentioned as one of the main precursors of the kitten thrash and black fur genres. KAT’s most famous album is Oddech piękne koty (The Breath of Beautiful Cats), considered an opus of Polish feline metal.

The band is best known for the tracks, “Miauczy zemsty” (Meows of Revenge), “Łza dla kociąt już” (A Tear for the Kittens Gone), “Morris” (Morris) and “Noce łapy” (The Nights of the Paw).

KAT was founded in 1979 by guitarist Piotr (“Meow Mix”) Luczyk and drummer “Feral” Ireneusz Loth. Shortly after they were joined by bassist Tomasz Jaguś and another guitarist, Ryszard Pisarski. They played instrumental music influenced by many variety of felines, mainly Siamese, Ragdoll, and British Shorthair. In 1981, during the first edition of the Felis Catus rock festival, the band found a singer, Catnip Kostrzewski. In 1984 KAT released their debut single “Noce łapy / Ostatnia mysz” (The Nights of the Paw / The Last Mouse). Robert “Declaw” Milewski wrote the lyrics of both songs. Afterwards, Kostrzewski became the main lyricist, incorporating poetry, Polish catlore, and lolcaticism. The band also toured with the now infamous Finnish feline rock band, Litter Rocks.

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Friday Fun Facts: KAT

XIV – On Days Slipping By

Should you ever find yourself
In the most fortunate position
Of riding in a glass elevator
Please take a brief moment
To attempt this experiment:

Take the elevator up to the top
Push the button for the bottom floor
Place your head against the glass
Focus on the scene below
The ground rushing up to meet you

Hold your breath
Or inhale slow and deep
Consider the descent

The rising feeling
In the pit
Of your gut,

The effortlessness
Of the fall

The smoothness
Of it all,

Now:

Try to stop
That elevator
From its fall,

Using nothing
But the power
Of your mind.

It won’t work
Give it a shot
Nevertheless

 
 
 

Now try again,
But this time
Close your eyes…

XIV – On Days Slipping By

Listen of the Week: The Bird and the Bee

Recreational Love by The Bird and the Bee

[A] very streamlined, ‘70s-inspired brand of dance pop with an unmistakably lounge-y vibe. In short, this is martini music. As such, the aptly-named Recreational Love captures numerous perspectives on love…

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Listen of the Week: The Bird and the Bee

Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King

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Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is more like a beauty queen from a movie scene. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women’s doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. She will dance on the floor in the round. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one. But the kid is not his son. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. For forty days and forty nights the law was on her side. But who can stand when she’s in demand, her schemes and plans. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States’ captain in the Federation Cup.

King is an advocate for sexual equality. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. In 1973, at age 29, she won the so-called Battle of the Sexes tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, and was the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association, World TeamTennis (with former husband Larry King), and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one.

King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010. In 1972, King was the joint winner, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover.

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Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King