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Even though there were huge strides in civil rights and women’s liberation in the 1960s, it might have well been the dark ages in other aspects. In 1966 Bobbi Gibb desperately wanted to run the Boston Marathon, a 26 mile test of endurance that’s regarded as one of the most important amateur races in the country. Even though she ran 40 miles a day in preparation for the race, she was denied entry because race director Will Cloney believed that women weren’t physically capable of running long distances.

On April 19, 1966, Gibb dressed in her brother’s clothes and joined the race near the starting pen. When men realized that Gibbs was a woman they cheered her on, and when she finished the race the Governor of Massachusetts, John Volpe, was waiting there to shake her hand. 


- Skinny 9-25-2020 9:34 pm [link] [1 comment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvATjfXqAq8&list=RDfLdMfFY9guo&index=4

 


- Skinny 9-24-2020 11:24 pm [link] [add a comment]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLdMfFY9guo&list=RDfLdMfFY9guo&start_radio=1&t=59


- Skinny 9-24-2020 10:51 pm [link] [2 comments]

Pandemic hair loss

Doctors have identified another disturbing side effect of the coronavirus pandemic: infected patients shedding large quantities of hair.


- Skinny 9-24-2020 7:22 pm [link] [add a comment]

go girl!!

 


- Skinny 9-23-2020 10:04 am [link] [add a comment]

sunday funday


- dave 9-20-2020 4:56 pm [link] [7 comments]

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/19/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death-rosh-hashanah-brings-new-meaning/5832423002/
 

RIP RBG


- bill 9-19-2020 8:59 am [link] [add a comment]

how climate migration will reshape america


- dave 9-15-2020 12:09 pm [link] [add a comment]


- Skinny 9-13-2020 11:56 am [link] [add a comment]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8724169/Jimmy-Carter-says-son-DID-smoke-marijuana-White-House-roof-Willie-Nelson.html


- Skinny 9-12-2020 4:51 am [link] [add a comment]

century 21 covid victim


- dave 9-10-2020 2:09 pm [link] [5 comments]

https://wfmu.org/archiveplayer/?show=96352&archive=190834&starttime=0:39:13
 

Part of the Union, The Brothers


- bill 9-07-2020 2:19 pm [link] [3 comments]

Living it up in Covid California.........


- Skinny 9-07-2020 1:52 pm [link] [add a comment]

Where were you on Sunday at  6:35 p.m.?


- steve 9-02-2020 10:13 am [link] [add a comment]

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29705268/how-nancy-faust-organ-set-tone-baseball


- bill 8-31-2020 12:44 pm [link] [add a comment]

ooh, oh alabama...


- dave 8-25-2020 4:39 pm [link] [2 comments]

The documentary Coup 53 can be streamed today (and only today) for $5:

Ten years in the making, COUP 53 tells the story of the 1953 the Anglo-American coup d'état that overthrew Iran's government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh and reinstalled the Shah. The CIA/MI6 covert action was called Operation Ajax. It was all about Iran’s oil and who gets to control and benefit from it. BP was at the heart of this story. Shot in seven countries, featuring participants and first-hand witnesses, and unearthing never seen before archive material, COUP 53 is a politically explosive and cinematically innovative documentary that lifts the lid on secrets buried for over sixty-six years.

This comes highly recommended by folks I trust. We just bought our tickets.


- jim 8-19-2020 2:56 pm [link] [2 comments]

https://patganahl.com/2019/04/29/deep-six/

 

car in pool


- bill 8-19-2020 7:41 am [link] [add a comment]


Read full thread...


- jim 8-15-2020 1:22 pm [link] [1 comment]


- dave 8-09-2020 11:33 pm [link] [add a comment]

https://www.thebeadchest.com/collections/tuareg-pendants/products/agounit-silver-moroccan-tuareg-cross-pendant-32x56mm
 


- bill 8-09-2020 5:40 pm [link] [2 comments]


- jim 8-07-2020 6:35 pm [link] [7 comments]


- dave 8-04-2020 8:38 pm [link] [add a comment]

Slugs' Saloon e 3rd st

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slugs%27_Saloon


- bill 8-04-2020 2:08 pm [link] [14 comments]

https://mashable.com/2016/10/01/sammys-bowery-follies/
 

Sammy's Bowery Follies


- bill 8-04-2020 2:04 pm [link] [add a comment]