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Formerly know as My Mind's Eye! Concept under major reworking! 

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

10:31 AM - An end to racial strife

Imagine this they wished upon a star only to have themselves disappear from the universe. That is funny and I'm giving a hat tip for this one to Second City Cop.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

11:31 AM - Jury has been selected for Michael Vick

Funny cartoon, but the Atlanta quarterback has already plead guilty so he won't be judged by a jury of canines or his peers. LOL!!!

BTW, on the top row I see Scooby, Goofy, Underdog, and Astro. On the bottom row we see Snoopy, Droopy, I don't know what dog that is, and Ren.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

12:36 AM - Kilgore - "Walk"

I miss these days. 1998-99 the year I first discovered and got seriously into Extreme Championship Wrestling or ECW if you prefer. Some of the finest most interesting wrestling programs you could have ever ran into. It was at time more compelling than WWF or even WCW and production values weren't even that great.

So this video I first saw back in 1999. I even recorded it on tape when I saw it on TV one day and it can be considered a great ode to the ECW of old. In fact it can be an ode to one of ECW's greatest stars, Rob Van Damn.

In this video we see a band called Kilgore do a rendition of Pantera's song "Walk" and with all the ECW wrestlers and the ECW action it's worth watching.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

12:20 AM - The mighty Mississippi River

A couple of pics from my hotel room in well, Mississippi (Tunica/Robinsonville in fact). These are two good photos of the river. I have a couple of others for the other times we cross. Driving to at least Memphis we will cross the river at two points. Once into Missouri and next crossing into Memphis, Tennessee.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

5:30 PM - Comiskey Park demolition (1991)

I barely remember this old park. I wasn't too young when it was demolished in favor of the "New" Comiskey Park, now known as US Cellular Field. Here's a description from YouTube...
Comiskey Park (1910-1990)

During the last 8 years of Comiskey Park's existence, the annual attendance surpassed the 2 million mark three times, including the final season when the team contended for much of the year before losing the division title to the Oakland Athletics.

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf received more than $200 million in public financing for the new stadium after threatening to move the club to St. Petersburg, Florida. The stadium now called Tropicana Field was constructed by officials in St. Petersburg in an effort to lure a Major League Baseball club to Florida. The deal was sealed in a last-minute legislative maneuver by then-governor James R. Thompson.[1]

Comiskey Park was demolished in 1991, a process that started from behind the right field corner, and took all summer. The last portion to come down was the center field bleachers and the "exploding" scoreboard. The site of the old park was turned into a parking lot to serve those attending games at the new Comiskey Park (later renamed U.S. Cellular Field).

Bill Veeck once remarked that "There is no more beautiful sight in the world than a ballpark full of people!" On its best days, Comiskey was stuffed to the gills, with 55,000 people or more lining the aisles and even standing for nine (or eighteen) innings on the sloping ramps that criss-crossed behind the scoreboard. The nearly-fully enclosed stands had a way of capturing and reverberating the noise without any artificial enhancement. As a Chicago sportswriter once remarked, "Wrigley Field yayed and Comiskey Park roared."

'Old' Comiskey's home plate is a marble plaque on the sidewalk next to U.S. Cellular Field, and the field is a parking lot. Foul lines are painted on the lot. Also, the spectator ramp across 35th Street is designed in such a way (partly curved, partly straight but angling east-northeast) that it echoes the outline of part of the old grandstand.

When the Sox won the 2005 World Series, their victory parade began at U.S. Cellular Field, and then circled the block where old Comiskey had stood, before heading on a route through various south side neighborhoods and toward the downtown.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

4:33 PM - The dreaded Wal-Mart

In Cleveland, Mississippi. The country store that it seems unions and the more well to do fear and perhaps only because of the class of people they believe it attracts and the store is very anti-union.

This store is right in it's element in this small town. There's a Kroger down the highway. Kroger being a chain of supermarkets that you will frequently find in the south.

I don't think this was the Wal-Mart I made infrequent trips to over the years. This store seems more aesthetically pleasing than the store I remember. Even better this store seems to have a supermarket of its own. Like another Wal-Mart I visited in Olympia Fields, Illinois (that's the Chicago area).

Now it looks like Kroger's have some competion in the region known as the Mississippi Delta.
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4:29 PM - How Cluttered is Your Mind?

Your Mind is 51% Cluttered

Your mind is starting to get cluttered, and as a result, it's a little harder for you to keep focused.
Try to let go of your pettiest worries and concerns. The worrying is worse than the actual problems!
How Cluttered is Your Mind?

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Monday, August 20, 2007

9:22 AM - Welcoming town sign

I've been wanting to take a picture of a sign like this while I was down there, but unfortunately the car I was in was moving too fast. Better luck next time hopefully.

Anyway this sign is an indication of Mound Bayou, MS historical significance. This town was founded by ex-slaves and became an all black municipality having been incorporated in 1898. This is why I wanted to introduce this town to you.

Besides, I thought about this story I heard on cable access once where an old Irish talked about how since the Irish ran his ward in Chicago he thought the Irish ran the world. I have no doubt that some young kid in Mound Bayou thought that same way about the leaders he saw in Mound Bayou. He saw blacks on the city council and as mayor. Of course once he left this town, he would be very disappointed.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

1:24 AM - Fred B. Clark Family Life and Community Center

Mound Bayou, Mississippi isn't much different than many small towns around the country, struggling. THat's not to say there aren't people around to help build stuff that can benefit the town. Take this facility built by a local church. It's very nice too.



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Saturday, August 18, 2007

1:01 AM - Democracy in Mississippi

I couldn't get enough pics of the various signs and offices I saw down there over a week ago. For county board offices, sheriff, coroner, constable districts, prosecutors, governor, and the list goes on and on. I may post a few more pics of other political signs I saw down there. And in different places around town.




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12:55 AM - A Baptismal Pit

If you accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior then you walk into this pit and a minister will immerse you in some water and then you are Baptized. We were right behind Jerusalem Baptist Church in Mound Bayou, Mississippi.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

1:36 PM - Mound Bayou agriculture


This is going to be sweet potato. The actual crop is in the ground.


This is some cotton, but the plant hasn't bloomed yet.
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1:31 PM - Country graveyard

Next door to Wanderer's Home. Not very uncommon in that town. Especially if you have nothing but land to be able to do so.

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1:28 PM - The country church

Wanderer's Home Missionary Baptist Church a country church in the farm fields of Mound Bayou,Mississippi. Next post will be of the graveyard next door.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

7:37 PM - The Tank outside of the Hut

I consider myself something of a military buff, I don't know what kind of tank this is supposed to be. Perhaps someone can enlighten me.

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7:34 PM - Interior Hut pics

More pics from inside. I'm going to post some pics of the tank next stationed outside next.


This wall had clippings from the Bolivar Commercial with regards to Veteran's Day events in Bolivar County, Mississipi. The top center picture you see is of boxer Joe Louis. He must still be a hero in those parts.





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7:24 PM - The Hut in Mound Bayou, Mississippi

The Hut is also known as the Montgomery Green Post 220 of the American Legion. A place for the military veterans of Mound Bayou to go socialize. My folks had a cook out at this place. I'll post some interior photos as well.

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