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  1. Palmyra, a memory

    During the winter of 2006-2007, I hit the labor trifecta and was stationed in Syria, at the time a peaceful country where a savage ruler made sure nothing out of the ordinary would happen. Praising a dictator is not in my blood but in those days Syria was, for those not interested in politics, a better place to be than most other Arab destinations. Damascus, the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world (Syrians claimed) was a beautiful place where to get lost on an afternoon, walking up ...

    Updated 06-29-2015 at 02:13 PM by ponchi101

    Tags: isis, islam, palmyra, syria
  2. Wish You Were Here - 40 years later

    In 1975 Pink Floyd released WISH YOU WERE HERE, the much anticipated follow up to its massive-selling DARK SIDE OF THE MOON. After the success of DSOTM the band and, especially, Roger Waters (who for all purposes was the creator of almost everything in the DSOTM universe) were under tremendous pressure to release something of at least comparable quality, if not better. It remains for aficionados to determine which album is better but the general consensus is that, while DSOTM is still Floyd’s masterpiece, ...

    Updated 06-21-2015 at 11:12 AM by ponchi101

  3. The 7th Annual Munchie Awards; or 2014 in Review

    It's Oscar time and that means it's once again time for me to steal their thunder and present the 7th Annual Munchie Awards, celebrating what I thought were the cinematic highlights of the year, since the Academy can just never seem to get it quite right (American Sniper? Come on).

    Best Documentary

    I didn't get a chance to see more than 4 or 5 documentaries this year, which was very disappointing to me, so I can't really offer much in the way of a shortlist. I did enjoy ...
    Tags: 2014, movies, munchies
    Entertainment , Movies
  4. ATP 2014 in numbers

    All the figures below are based on main draws of ATP tour only – challengers and lower tier events are not included. Qualification matches also not included.

    All the data below is based on 64 ATP tournaments + Davis Cup. Total matches taken into account – 2688

    Ranking is based on the following point values:


    Updated 11-26-2014 at 03:15 AM by mick1303

    Tennis , ATP
  5. Welcome home. A few minor changes have been made.

    A few minor changes have been made since you were last here.

    • All archived threads/posts have been gathered together and moved to a dedicated "Archive" area located at the bottom of the main forums page.
    • The "Members Only" forums have been moved up the list and are now located just below the main "Talk About Tennis" forum.
    • The "Home" page button in the main navigation bar now links to our base URL. Beginning Saturday our base URL
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