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Posts from 2010 June

By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

LEBRON JAMES IS OFFICIALLY A FREE AGENT. EVERYBODY PANIC!!!! #PANIC

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Yup. Probably feels like a Cat 3. RT @hurricanetrack An intensifying hurricane like Alex packs a greater punch than one steady or weakening.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Based on pressure, Alex would’ve been a major hurricane if it had had a few more hours over water for that pressure to translate into winds.

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By Brendan Loy

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @JimCantore: Audrey 1957 (Cat4, estimated 946mb) is the strongest June Hurricane on record. #alex is currently @ 947mb !!!! Wow

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By Brendan Loy

I confess I haven’t had much time to read up on Hurricane Alex today, but just visually, it looks like it is spinning itself into a tighter, more intense form just as it prepares to come ashore. That’s never good. Intensifying hurricanes are more volatile; higher gusts and such. But I’m talking through my hat on the particulars; it just LOOKS darn impressive.

UPDATE: It has, in fact, intensified; Category 2 now, 100 mph. Looks to me like it will keep strengthening, or at least “tightening,” until land interaction begins in a few hours.

This was posted via iPhone, incidentally. Photo is a cropped screenshot from Kitty Code’s Hurricane app.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @fixfelicia: WV pols weigh moving Byrd special to November: http://wapo.st/bCwT2A

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Updated @fivethirtyeight World Cup odds: Brazil 24.50%, Spain 18.37%, Argentina 18.02%, Uruguay 11.65%, Netherlands 10.61%, Germany 9.62%, Ghana 3.89%, Paraguay 3.33% … I suspect Netherlands would be favored vs. Uruguay in semis, but Uruguay has higher odds because Netherlands has much tougher quarterfinal opponent (Brazil rather than Ghana).

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Heh. RT @friedmanjon: The final episode of Larry King Live better answer all the unanswered questions or I’m gonna be pissed.

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By Brendan Loy

“It’s fine to go through life happy…but I suspect we also want to go through life without becoming big fat self-absorbed jackasses. Children really help in that regard. To be sure, there are too many parents who, despite their children, remain narcissistic nimrods. But the nature of parenting is to beat that out of you.” –Tony Woodlief

[Bumped, because it got immediately buried when I posted it Monday morning. -ed.]

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @nprnews: Mad Dash To Beat Homebuyer Tax Credit Deadline http://n.pr/9Pjd30

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RT @politico: The Senate voted 99-0 to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Gulf beaches hit as distant Hurricane Alex stirs up the sea and pushes oil ashore: http://bit.ly/9GbGhh

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

Yankee fan on cell phone catches ground-rule double with his face: http://bit.ly/9GHmdV. BWAHAHAHAHA #fail #yankeessuck

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By Brendan Loy

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Landfall is expected early tomorrow morning. Winds are “conservatively” estimated at 80 mph, and expected to increase. From the 5am EDT discussion:

VERTICAL SHEAR IS FORECAST TO REMAIN LIGHT UP UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS IN ABOUT 24 HOURS. GIVEN THAT ALEX IS ALSO MOVING SLOWLY OVER SOME OF THE WARMEST UPPER-OCEAN HEAT CONTENT IN THAT REGION OF THE GULF OF MEXICO…STEADY STRENGTHENING RIGHT UP UNTIL LANDFALL SEEMS REASONABLE. HOWEVER…GIVEN THE RELATIVELY LOW CENTRAL PRESSURE [961 MB, NOW DOWN TO 959 MB] RECENTLY MEASURED BY THE RECON AIRCRAFT…RAPID INTENSIFICATION OF AT LEAST [35 MPH] IN 24 HOURS IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @MattBarkley: Hahaha USC just beat ucla… Nice.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

USC beats UCLA to win the College World Series!!! Okay, so it’s the “wrong” USC. But at least the “right” UCLA lost! Fight On, Gamecocks!!!

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RT @SonnyGray2: So the first baseman from ucla just punched the bench and now has to be taken out of the game because he might have broken his hand? WOW

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

CNN Breaking News — Alex strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico, becomes the first hurricane of the season, the National Hurricane Center says.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @wxchannel: NHC still expects landfall of #Hurricane #Alex around 7pm CT Wed. along Mexican coast south of Brownsville, TX.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @hurricanetrack: Alex now a hurricane- first of the 2010 season. Top winds are 75 mph.

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

RT @DenverSkies: Tu, 6/29: RT @adlerskywatch: Catch Venus, Regulus, Mars, & Saturn forming a line across the western sky this evening. http://ht.ly/24ZuO

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By Brendan Loy (Twitter/FriendFeed)

CNN Breaking News — Larry King, the iconic TV interviewer, will step aside from hosting his prime time CNN show later this year, he says.

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