Back in Spring 1979 when Boeing's B-52 OAS (Offensive Avionics Systems) was in Phase 1 there were plenty of new hires, most of which did not know each other. Management decided we needed to know who the other people were in all of the other groups. Sure we could have informal meetings here at work but that would just be another thing we would have to attend keeping us from getting the job done. A few of us got together and said we would form a softball league that would allow employees to meet in an informal setting away from work where we could get to know one another.more...
We called it a Picnic League. The idea was for us to bring our families out, have a picnic, play some softball and enjoy ourselves while we got to know our fellow employees. The teams originally were made up of members of your own group or organization; such as Software, Materiel, Test, Systems Engineering, etc. The rule was you had to be either in that organization or you were a family member of someone in that org.
The first year was a success. The Air Force customer even got a team together to play against us.
As time went along, more and more people wanted to play in our league, it was just too fun. When this happened the rules were laxed and groups of people from different organization joined together to form teams. At one point we had so many teams we had two leagues, playoffs and championship games.
Then things got serious. Some players forgot this was a fun league and rivalries...
The inner-city Birmingham of the early Eighties was a tough place for a young black man to grow up. Racial tension exploded in vicious race riots in 1981 and again in 1985. The West Midlands police were regularly accused of over-zealous and heavy-handed behaviour, particularly when it came to the random stop-searching of black youths. There was also an ever-present threat from the far right.more...
It was in this climate that some of the city’s young men began to band together for self-protection. Meeting up in a fast-food restaurant in the Lozells district, the loose-knit group planned to carry out vigilante patrols to protect the community and fight the injustices being overlooked.
One of the founders of this fledgling organisation was fork-lift truck driver Arthur ‘Super D’ Ellis. A good-looking man with the gift of the gab, he had fathered two sons—Nathaniel and Marcus—by the age of 19. His relationship with their mother had ended and by the time Arthur began hanging around with what had been dubbed the Johnson Crew he had moved on to pastures new. His relationship with a pretty girl named Beverley Thomas would also come to an end, but not before she had given him three more children—twins, Charlene and Sophie, and a son, Michael.
As the Johnson Crew grew, so the threat from the far right began to recede. And with unemployment in inner-city Birmingham running at 20 per cent, moving into crime became a way to make a living.
The gang members were very close-knit...
The process of bleeding, or losing blood
B-ball player: yo that nigga cut his eye
Opp. team crowd member: yo atleast our nigga aint leakin'
Depite the somewhat lame title given to this program, its one of the coolest teams u can get onto.more...
Not all schools offer it... but it IS world wide. And is the only competion i know of that teaches children how to build 3 ft tall building w/ kitchenware and feel confident - when wearing pink bunny tutus with little ballet shoes while skipping about and singing offkey with a geman accent... YES ITS ABOUT CREATIVITY.
Once u r a member of the 7person team,
basically what u do is stay after school a LOT (sometimes everyday until 6 when getting close to regionals):
practice instant challenges (tasks u and ur team members have to complete, usually with a 1-5 min. planning period and 1-5 min performing period. tasks often involve creating commercials, not talking, building structeres out of straws, mailinglabels, toothpicks and what not and the like)
work on ur central challenge (there are 4 u can pick from, all containing building and performing aspects. u and ur team have to solve the challenge w/in an 8 minute skit. there are usually a LOT of requirements. butits fun. plus, costumes and set pieces are made for this.
THEN, u and ur team go to the regional competition and show ur stuff to a panel of judges. And so does every other team in the area. And every1 is uber nice 2 eachother so u don't get points deducted for unsportsmanshipness.
THEN, the 2 winners fore each challenge, grade level go to STATEs.
THEN u rehearse for another month and perform at sta...
A form of gymnastics for people who can't do gymnastics, but want to laugh at someone else doing he splits. Young people make gymspaztics teams in their spare time and have a laugh. So far, no competitions have ever been held, and only one team (The Black Isle Banter Tea Gang of Tuesdays - B.I.B.T.G.T) exists.
The easiest gymspaztics move is the gymspaztics forward flop. The gymspazes do a normal forward roll but instead of finnishing neatly on their feet, let their legs fall loose so they are lying on their backs. They then wave their arms and legs as if they are having an electric shock slowly make retarded noises. For best effect this is done in the reception area of their high school, just as the head teacher is walking past.
The creater and most dedicated member of the only gymspaztics team can be found regularly on the streets of Inverness and local villages gymspazing it up when she thinks everything's a bit too normal.
JOIN THE GYMSPAZES!!!!
Why do gymnastics, Teeny? Why not do gymspaztics? Much more fun!
A word made up in a cheer at Virginia Tech that as now become a word to describe A) a member of the University and sports team B) a fan of the University C) The gobbler, or mascot of Virginia Tech. In a sense a hokie has no definition, yet that hasn't stopped anyone from using the word
UVa Guy: The hokies suck!
Tech Guy: And the Cavaliers swallow!
1. No wasted beer in the name of humor.
2. It has been made official that under no circumstances should the male have to pay for birth control
3. If your best friend is dumped by a girl it is a 6 month waiting period till she can be touched. If he breaks up with her it’s a 6 day waiting period.
4. If two or more males arrived at a party by a single car, and the driving male is hooking up with a girl, it is the responsibility of the other males to find other ways home.
(The exception to this law is if the driver is hooking up with his own girlfriend, the law is then void and the driver still holds full responsibility of driving his friend’s home)
5. Short shorts have been banned… Unless in a participating in a sporting event that demands shorter shorts. Also no real man should be allowed to pop his collar.
6. Every man shall allow one empty urinal of separation in a bathroom with three or more urinals; law is void if there are dividers in between each urinal.
7. If a girl and a guy are not officially dating then it can't be considered cheating. However...if the guy cheats with a girl that is less attractive to the one he is originally interested in then he is either... A) Drunk or B) Dumbass. This then gives the original girl the right to either get mad or laugh at you.
8. No one should ever steal a man's alcohol from that man's cooler...this is the only law that suffers the penalty of death.
9. When bringing condoms to a party it is a man's responsibility to pa...