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Welcome to Climax.

November 21st, 2008 by Kevin Murphy · 51 Comments

Climax, Minnesota, In Polk County on the North Dakota Border (not far from Cummings), was founded on August 18th, 1897 at a time when opportunity, poverty and the hope of having something of one’s own would drive adventurous people to such places.  Popular legend says the town was named for a brand of chewing tobacco, [...]

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Tags: Geography · RiffTrax · Riffer Blogs · Walleye · baseball

Jackie Robinson Recites the Alphabet

June 3rd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 12 Comments

CBS attempted to one up ABC’s smash hit television special “James Earl Jones Recites Things” with their own special, “Jackie Robinson Recites Things.” Originally broadcast as a four hour mini-series and split up over the course of two nights, the show drew mostly dismal ratings, and many felt that Robinson’s performance was not up [...]

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Trevor Hoffman…

April 7th, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 10 Comments

Was hoping that a resident of Lake Elsinore could advise him on a starting point in his search for a home there. Trevor Hoffman says that he knows he hasn’t been officially sent down to the minors yet, but based on the way last season ended and with two losses under his belt after [...]

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See you in hell, Petco Park Beer vendors

April 2nd, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 20 Comments

The San Diego Union Tribune is an empty shell of a newspaper, comprised mainly of content culled from wire networks and/or pieced together from discarded fortune cookies. Both my high school paper, TJ Today and my college paper, the Cavalier Daily, routinely contained more original content than any given issue of the UT. So [...]

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Terence Mann wanted to let you know…

March 31st, 2008 by Conor Lastowka · 21 Comments

That as of 1:05 this afternoon, the Kansas City Royals have been eliminated from the pennant race.  Just wait ’til next year!  Happy opening day everyone!

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