I've been known to stop and watch remote control robots battle on battle bots on the Sci Fi channcel. They are about the size of a small push mower and it's pretty funny. Yesterday the first Megabot battle happened. These are giant robots and it's kind of like watch Transformers...but it's real!This is crazy and kind of scary at the same time. Take a look VIDEO
The Yankee's had a big win in the 1 game Wild Card Playoff last night. The game ended with a pitch throw at 103.7 mph!?!? A few years ago I was at a Valley Cats game and did their "see how fast you can throw the ball" booth. I think I topped our at 37 mph and threw out my shoulder. I'm not sure my car can even do 103.7 mph. I know I can't throw a ball that fast and certainly can't hit one thrown that fast. I don't think I'd even want to stand in the batter's box and try to watch it go by.
Bruno Mars did a show this week in Washington DC, you know the old stomping grounds of the former first lady. She is now officially a Hooligan. I think I am trading in my Cubs jersey on one of these.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".