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Ray Rice suspended indefinitely by NFL… and why it took so long

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Because the NFL hierarchy just do not give a shit… about women TERRANCE GAVAN — EDITOR From TMZ We’ve already shown you the aftermath outside the elevator … Rice dragging the unconscious woman on the floor.  But we’ve now obtained video of the punch that put her down, raising the question … What was the NFL thinking …

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Seahawks ain’t harvin’ none of Harvin

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The Seattle Seahawks have simply decided that a cancer is a cancer. And that sometimes heavy surgery and not strategic chemo is in order. So they unloaded the bump that inspired a few lumps onto teammates crania. And so Percy reaps what he has sown. And with no apologies to Mr. Harvin who seems to …

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Eugenie Bouchard advances to a possible quarter-final rematch versus Sharapova at Wimbledon

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Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons is a fan of the plucky Canuck from Westmount  TERRANCE GAVAN Canadian Press: LONDON — Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard advanced to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon on Monday after defeating France’s Alize Cornet 7-6 (5), 7-5. Bouchard, the No. 13 seed from Westmount, Que., continued her romp through the 2014 Grand Slam draws …

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Biting in Sports? Suarez and Mike Tyson need to swap cannibalism recipes

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What’s better? Ear or Shoulder… Uruguay’s hopes in World Cup circling the drain as Suarez Bites Chellini TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR EMERITUS Aha Uruguay! You may have advanced into the true round of death in World Cup Brazil 2014… but you ain’t goin’ with your most productive striker Hannibal Suarez. My proof reader has just informed me …

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Pepe’s outburst in FIFA Portugal v Germany World Cup match was deplorable and selfish

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Portugal’s Pepe punctuates point with ponderous and unpardonable pug-nosed head butt TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR Pepe, Portugal’s witless defender let his ego get in the way of his country on Monday. The Portugal side was down 2-nil in a group of death first round match against Germany when Pepe unleashed his id against German striker Thomas …

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FIFA World Cup – Goal Line Technology in France V Honduras got it right

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Why are the announcers as dumb as a bag of hammers in FIFA World Cup TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR s this a Goal? Of course it is! And? It should be explained by someone who has a higher IQ than your garden variety slug. It’s the same old same old from the FIFA World Cup …

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Netherland’s Van Persie’s flying header against Spain is golden goal of Brazil World Cup… thus far

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Watch this video of Dutch Striker Van Persie channeling Superman TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR The goal must be seen to be fully appreciated. So that’s what we’ve done. Filmed it. In this replay you will watch Netherlands striker Robin Van Persie score the most important goal of the match. The Dutch were down to defending champions …

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Sharapova versus Bouchard and Halep at French Open – Gruntus reducti

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Less grunting in the female game? Yes… it’s happening TERRANCE GAVAN Women’s tennis is become, of a sudden, suddenly, less stentorian. Which is just my alliterative way of saying that Maria Sharapova is thankfully becoming one of the last holdovers to an era in women’s tennis. We shall call that era the Decibel Epoch in the …

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Eugenie Bouchard comes back from 2-5 to win first set in tiebreaker

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By Terrance Gavan Just when it looked like Genie Bouchard had things well in hand against  Carla Suarez-Navarro things have gone pear shaped for the young Canadian at Roland Garros. Bouchard was down 5 – 2  in the opening set of the quarter finals in the French Open, but rebounded to take the last four games …

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Milos Raonic is first Canadian to reach quarter finals of a major

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Eugenie Bouchard also reaches quarters BY TERRANCE GAVAN – PTE TENNIS COLUMNIST PARIS (ONTARIO) – Not too shabby for a kid from the north country. Playing on a surface that a lot of big hitting North American hardcourters find inevitably perplexing, Milos Raonic chose simply to ignore the terre battues and utilize what got him to the …

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Pardon The Eruption welcomes Managing Editor Donal Kilpatrick

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By Terrance Gavan – Editor Emeritus New website, new direction and a new editor. Please help me welcome Mr. Donal Kilpatrick to Pardon the Eruption. We have been down (the website not in a deep depression) for about six months here at Pardon the Eruption. The reasons are numerous. Web Designing duties called and I …

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Novak Djokovic thrills Roland Garros during rain delay chat with ballboy

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Joker finds a way to win and have fun doing it… SEAMUS O’BRADAIGH – SHRIKE TENNIS GUY It would seem that Novak Djokovic is fairly confident about his chances against Rafa Nadal at the French Open this year. Leave aside for a moment the fact that Novak has outdueled the Spaniard in their last four …

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The idiot savant slumlord Donald Sterling… who knew?

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TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR No one should confuse the remarks Donald Sterling made about the merits of Instagram selfies to his mistress as the idle meanders and addled remonstrations of a crackpot. Donald Sterling is not unlike a lot of older people in North America. Sterling, unlike the hidden racists among us, is  just too fucking stupid to …

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Hooligans disrupt play at the 2014 masters Golf tourney – Mickelson still in coma!

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AUGUSTA, GA—Gathering in large groups and vociferously chanting expletive-filled songs in support of their favorite players, several groups of rival PGA hooligans violently clashed at the Augusta National Golf Club during the final round of the Masters Sunday, sources confirmed. “They’re here every tournament waving banners and inciting trouble all over the course, but this …

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Why I read a charming book on autism… “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida? – Because I’m smart

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You’ve never read a book like The Reason I Jump. Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how an autistic mind thinks, feels, perceives, and responds in ways few of us can imagine.  Challenging lessons in life from the annals …

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Haliburton Hurricane Matty Duchene’s Olympic journey depicted in this Toronto Sun piece by Mike Zeisberger

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MIKE ZEISBERGER – TORONTO SUN – GOOD PIECE Seemingly impervious to the clouds of of bloodthirsty bugs buzzing around his head, young Matt Duchene stood in his driveway firing puck after puck, his dream of one day playing in the NHL and the Olympics never wavering. In the end, he wasn’t about to let these …

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Why Burke and Bettman are joined at the hip neandertals

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It’s about time we addressed the real issue of fighting in the NHL TERRANCE GAVAN – SHRIKE EDITOR Gary Bettman, the ersatz commissioner of the NHL, deserves to be taken out back of the woodshed and paddled for his surly nonchalance regarding fighting in hockey. And while we’re at it, the meddlesome and hidebound Brian …

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The forgotten Highlander Cody Hodgson is thriving in Buffalo with NHL’s Sabres

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GAV ON SPORTS – TERRY GAVAN Most of us know that Matt Duchene (The Haliburton Hurricane) and Cody Hodgson both started their careers at the old Dysart Barn. We congratulate The Hurricane on his selection to the Olympic Team. Indeed… we congratulate the whole Duchene family, because guess who carried the skates and manned the …

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Claude Noel is dumped by Winnipeg Jets, gone but not forgotten as this TSN video attests

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TERRANCE GAVAN – EDITOR Alas poor Claude Noel. Fired by the Winnipeg Jets this week and media types like me will miss him. Because Claude Noel brought a little life to the post game nut. Some coaches come to the post-game scrum with a brick on their shoulders and spittle on the side of their …

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Haliburton Hurricane, Matty Duchene scores wildest dream

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Duchene is Olympics bound and that’s good news for McKecks! By ADRIAN DATER – Colorado Post What was the general manager of the Boston Bruins doing calling Matt Duchene early Tuesday morning? Isn’t that tampering, what Peter Chiarelli was doing? No, it wasn’t. It was a benign, friendly call with some great news for the …

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Transitions In UX Design

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The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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Transitions – UX Design

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The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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