"It was 50 years ago today that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis."... - CBS
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“I was a croquet player in the Northern California Attenuated Association of Professional Croquet, the NCAAPC. Under Sir Charles Barkley's leadership -- the only NBA star knighted by the Queen of England, the big man saved the Isle of Man from drowning after a an Irish fishing boat collided with the island -- the league became extremely popular in Northern California, Italy, Moldavia, Corsica, and Lapland, among other places. Barkley established a style of croquet uniform utilizing kilts and French Foreign Legion hats making the uniforms extremely cool, and, ah, the full contact body strikes from stake to stake completely re-energized the sport. The NCAAPC is now 82% African American -- 2% African-American owned -- but even in my day I was the only white guy on the team. I played goalie and outside skulker, uh, before the full helmet-era.”
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