How to Pitch

A South Korean actress left a stadium of sports fans gasping in awe as she spun through the air for a dramatic first pitch on Saturday.

Tae-Mi, who won the World Taekwondo Poomsae Championship in 2007, made her athletic pitch for the Doosan Bears game against SK Wyverns in Seoul.

As the star of the 2011 martial art film The Kick walked away from the pitcher’s mound, former Cleveland Indians pitcher Chris Seddon appeared to be smiling in disbelief.

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Amazing 9 yr olds

Two nine-year-old girls have taken to the skies to become the world’s youngest formation wing-walkers.

Rose Powell and Flame Brewer, who are cousins, flew metres apart above RAF Rendcomb in Gloucestershire.

They have become the third generation of their families to wing-walk on the bi-planes, which are owned by pilot and grandfather Vic Norman.

In 2009, Flame’s brother Tiger became the youngest to wing-walk with his grandfather. He was eight at the time.
‘Superwoman pose’

Rose, a student at Thomas’s school in Fulham, west London, said her cousin had the idea but it was a “once in a lifetime experience”.

“It’s quite scary when you take off but if you like mega funfair rides I think you’ll find the take-off really cool,” she added.

“The best bit was probably taking off or doing the Superwoman pose.”

Her cousin Flame, who attends Notting Hill Prep school, said: “It was really fun and really windy. The best bit is just being in the air.”

They wanted to use the challenge as a way of raising money and awareness for the Duchenne Children’s Trust, which raises money for research into the fatal genetic disease Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The Cirencester-based AeroSuperBatics team has claimed the record based on it being the only aerobatic formation wing-walking team in the world.

Drugged with beer and cocaine and left to freeze to death.

Drugged with beer and cocaine and left to freeze to death.

Three Inca children whose 500-year-old mummies were found at the top of a 22,000ft volcano in Argentina were drugged with beer and cocaine before being left to freeze to death as human sacrifices.

The children included a 13-year-old known as the ‘Llullaillaco Maiden’ and a boy and girl of about four or five, whose remains were struck by lightning and charred.

According to Inca beliefs, the children served as guardians over their villages from the heights of the mountains.

What about your A,B,C’s

Looking at recently released figures it seems that in general in Western countries the academic qualities in general are in decline.

It seems that more students are leaving their education ill prepared, and worse still show little skills of academia in their chosen professions. Spelling and math are at an all time low for most Western societies.

1961 put me in my first school.I can still recall all the children singing together, A B C D E F G……. collectively in class. Then I suppose it was ramming it into our skulls…. a technique that is generally frowned upon these days.

A E I O U…… we learned the vowels and never forgot ………. I before E except after C and It was compulsory to start the day with your twelve times tables.

For those of you not familiar with them, it goes like 2 x 2 = 4, 2 x 3 = 6, and on till 12, then begin again using 3 x 3 = 9, 3 x 4 = 12……… You will eventually get to 12 x 12 = 144…………

The liberal teachers of the 90’s it seems deemed these were not now necessary, as more general applications were fairer to all students and did not promote competitive conditions among students.

Today we are paying for it………. we are being overtaken by Asia, with their marks of academia being so much higher than the rest of the world in skills in general, but most in basic skills for all children…………

Just guess what they do in these schools that we don’t do in ours?? they start the day with their twelve times tables…… go figure…..

I guess when its your time………….

I was reminded of a story today in an article about two lost women, here, and their second chance…. wasted?????? or inevitable?????  here.

In the story….. one of those death of a loved one and coming to terms with the loss. In this case the story revolved around the death of a father and the coming to terms of the young son, in the early 1900’s

The young lad is distraught at his fathers demise and is visited by the Grim Reaper


who tries to legitimize why it is necessary to take people, and explains to the lad its because at some point he has to. “Its is inevitable from the time you are born” at some point I will take you…….

The lad reasons with the Reaper that if he has the power to take, surely he has the power to replace…… The lad begs the Reaper to replace his father to a time before his demise and challenges the Reaper that it is possible to change fate.

To prove a point the reaper changes time to one month before the fathers demise. The month of March, and instructed the boy that he can try, but life has its inevitability, and the father’s time had come…. it was fate.

The lad immediately went into action to save his father being the only one that knew what was going to happen on the 14th April, the day of his fathers death.

His father was killed in a short holiday to a small skiing resort in Switzerland, where the father went out on a green slope, and an avalanche consumed him.

It became the sole purpose to save his father.

As soon as his father suggested the skiing trip the boy persuades him that this would be much to cold, and aware that the Reaper would be waiting, encouraged the father to stay clear of mountains.

He wanted his father to do something different, something safe, something that there was no possibility of something falling on him, or , knowing the cunning of the Reaper, his father falling from something.

The suggestions came fast and furious, but the boy reasoned, everywhere you go, there is a chance that something runs into you, falls on you, the whole world was a death trap……… just where can you go that you could possibly be safe, where has the least likelihood of getting hurt?

Realizing that time was running out fast the boy implores the father to go on a trip far away, and the trip should not involve flying, mountains, cities, Trains, cars, roads, etc, as there was just too many combinations…….. the boy suggested a cruise……

His father used to sail when he was younger, dinghies and the like. To go on a cruise made certain that the fathers feet were on the ground, and far from modern day society so it may have been a logical solution.

The day of the sailing fast approaching and sure enough the Reaper appeared, and remonstrated the boy that the effort he was making is futile, and inquired to the boy of what was his father going to do.

The boy sensing a trick of the Reaper decides to lie and tell the Reaper that his father is to go hunting in Africa, well away from snow, buildings and transport, so he is confident that his father will be secure……. the Reaper seems content.

The lad was secure in the comfort that he had picked the safest, and biggest that he could, but always new that the Reaper would be watching and waiting, so he had picked a date for the father that would encompass a few days before the 14th, and end a few days after…. so covering the whole time period that the Reaper could take advantage……

The date of the sail arrives and the keen boy was at the port with the mother to wish the father a fond farewell and sailing, smiling to himself how he has outwitted the Reaper whose principal aim is death.

The reaper believes my father in Africa, he will not bother us here, and besides reasoned the boy, it was too late to do anything about it. By the time the Reaper found out, my father will be safe and secure.

The mother and younger children waved goodbye to the father, and the boat sailed majestically through the water and out of sight………..

On the drive back home the boy was so contented that his plan had worked, the death of his father on the slopes had been averted, the dangers of modern day life to the greater extent had been minimized.

So contented was the lad he could put his fears in the back draw of his mind, and pics up the brochure of the sail and see what his father would enjoy for the next few days.

The brochure spoke of outstanding facilities, the best food in the world, fantastic sunsets, picturesque sunrises, gyms,heath spars, exquisite dining, safest facilities, in short second to none.

The lad closed the brochure with a contentment that was as the cat that got the cream, as his plan had worked, and mentally wishing his father a great journey.

The boy hugged the brochure and displayed it in a frame in his bedroom at home….. and he wrote a postscript………….

“Today is the 10th April 1912 when my father boarded the HMS Titanic………”

The Grim Reaper moved on……………………………..



Now why do we have children.

A question that many people ask, and others can resist to put into action, and when I think to myself try to find an answer, I mean, Sue and I got extra amorous for Stuart, but a slip up???? If that were the case we would never have had Victoria.

It follows in both Cases if that had happened we would not have had Noah, and our latest addition Jacob.

No, there has to be something more fundamental in our reasoning to have our children and committing  ourselves to them for quite a few years, and when they leave, we still want to be around them and part of their new lives as they  extend to each level.

So at the start they don’t look so good, positively sickly if you ask me. They cant DO anything, and they do smell of…?.. they take all the spouses time and that leaves less for us men who need the attention so much more.

Then they get to walking and put their noses in everything from one end of the house to the other and all the time demanding more, and by the time school has come along they have a smart answer for everything.

By the time they are 21 they are so impressed by how much their parents have learned since they were 17  when they were giving us hell.

They walk their way, and we hope that what we have taught is not only right, but enough that they make it through this world of pitfalls that at any time could be so very harsh.

They take their spouse, and give us a grand child and it comes flooding back how they looked on their day of birth, and we smile… again.

As father gives life to the son and that son gives life to his son …….. As sons bury their fathers and in turn will be buried by his son………………

We do it because I carry in me, and you carry in you, a little piece of the very first man, to walk this planet. We do it because we are part of not only our past but out future, as no man wants to die, and the only way to live is through others like Noah and Jacob. And those in turn will live through others for eternity.

So not only do we carry a little of the first man,( as long as the system does not get upset), it follows that  we also carry a small piece of the last man.

We have children because there is no other feeling like it and none of us would have it any other way, and its us….. forever……………………………..