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2008-03-24 13:48
by Bob Timmermann


New York Yankees’ Andy Pettitte makes 47 throws on level ground

In other news today, I climbed 23 27 steps up to my office today. I also walked in an elevator and pushed a button marked "PL" when leaving the parking garage.

2008-03-24 13:57:35
1.   gpellamjr
I just ate seven starburst sitting in a chair.

I feel very good about it. I feel like I could go out and eat a whole bag of starburst.

2008-03-24 14:14:11
2.   Jacob L
My office is on the 12th floor of the building. For the past few months, I've been trying to take the stairs at least once a day, in lieu of any sort of normal exercise regimen. It just occurred to me, however, that if my office is on 12, and 1 is the ground floor, that I'm only walking up 11 flights. I feel cheated!
2008-03-24 14:28:56
3.   Eric Enders
I just hit 70 keys on my keyboard, not including the space bar, which would make it 87.
2008-03-24 15:00:53
4.   Indiana Jon
Did they really check the levelness of the ground before he threw?
2008-03-24 15:02:08
5.   Bob Timmermann
Good point. I'm betting that the ground was not perfectly level. Especially with the earth being round and all that.
2008-03-24 16:25:39
6.   gpellamjr
Bob has taken a very boring article and turned it into a laugh riot, unlike those jerks at FJM who don't make fun of articles so much as present us with articles that are fun to begin with.
2008-03-24 16:27:02
7.   Bob Timmermann
Thank you.

I can include a boring historical anecdote if you would like.

2008-03-24 16:35:18
8.   gpellamjr
7 Remember. You are the one with the pleasant historical anecdotes. Leave the boring ones to the professionals-- oh how I desire not to be a professional historian.
2008-03-24 16:45:25
9.   Bob Timmermann
So you're saying professional historians are just Grampa Simpson with footnotes?
2008-03-24 16:55:54
10.   dianagramr
That was a Truffaut film .... The 47 Throws ...
2008-03-24 16:58:21
11.   gpellamjr
9 What I like to do: "Look at the lovely story in book XXV of Livy in which is recounted the story of a second meeting between Scipio Africanus and Hannibal, and Scipio's inquiry as to Hannibal's ranking of the great generals of all time. Hannibal says himself to rank third among them behind Alexander and Pyrrhus, but pressed by Scipio, he says that he would rate himself to be the greatest general ever, if he had beaten Scipio. What does this mean? Why does Livy include this story, though he won't attest to it directly (he puts it in the mouth of the non-extant historian Claudius Quadrigarius)? What does it mean for Livy? How did the ancient reader absorb this kind of story? Etc."

What my advisor likes to do: "How do we attest for the dramatically different census results between 64 and 29 BCE?"

2008-03-24 17:07:40
12.   dianagramr
say Bob ... you got a fave Simpsons episode?
2008-03-24 17:44:29
14.   Greg Brock
Bob's favorite Simpsons episode was covered in his FAQ post. It's in the comments.

Those were not the episodes he mentioned.

2008-03-24 18:18:57
15.   El Lay Dave
14 That's because one set or the other are Plaschke's.
2008-03-24 18:24:01
16.   Bob Timmermann
My favorite Simpsons episode is "El Viaje Misterosio de Homer Simpson."
2008-03-24 19:33:52
17.   Chyll Will
10 Nice! Le Pettitte Soldat >;)

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