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5 Things You Need to Know This Week


May 19. 2013 11:33PM


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>> YOU VOTE ME: Archaeologists have found mankind’s first negative campaign ad on a cave wall in Spain. It reads “Thag think he can lead tribe. But Thag brain small. Thag knuckles scrape ground, he hunt with Neanderthal, and he vote with Nancy Pelosi when moon high in sky. Grog more evolved. He make fire and he no have protruding forehead. With rising of sun, vote for Grog!” … OK, so that’s not real. But Tuesday IS Election Day, so make sure you get out and vote. … Or great lizard will eat you.


>> RAGING BULLS: When the classic baseball flick “Bull Durham” came out in 1988, the Durham Bulls were a Single-A team in the Carolina League. In 1998, they got called up to Triple-A. The Bulls will be bringing their talents to Moosic to play the RailRiders in a four-game series beginning Thursday. And while you won’t be able to see “Crash” Davis and “Nuke” LaLoosh – because they’d be retired now even if they weren’t fictional – you will be able to see former SWB Yankees Shelley Duncan and Corey Wade.


>> THE DAILY PLANETS: Want to see something cool this week? If you go outside and check the sky Thursday or later, you will be able to spot not one, not two, but THREE planets all hanging out in the same celestial neighborhood. All you have to do is find a nice view of the horizon just after sunset, look in the direction of where the sun was and you should see Mercury, Venus and Jupiter. Venus is the brighter one, Jupiter next in line. You might have to work a bit to see Mercury though.


>> WE CRY MORE, MORE, MORE: Movie sequels have been around almost as long as movies themselves. The first full-length sequel was 1916’s “The Fall of a Nation,” a follow-up to “The Birth of a Nation.” Ever since, Hollywood has been remaking, recycling and regurgitating flicks at a record pace. This week alone we have a III and a 6 on the way. The roman-numeral friendly “Hangover III” and standard-numbered “Fast & Furious 6” both open on Friday. One’s about drunken hijinks and the other’s about speedy car hijinks. You figure out which is which.


>> HELLO BRUDDA: There’s Mother’s Day and there’s Father’s Day. So it would figure that someone would have come up with days for the rest of the family. And that they did. This Friday is Brother’s Day. A day to celebrate the brother who stood up for you when you were bullied. Or teased you and gave you noogies when you were little. Or stole your entire X-Files DVD collection and sold them to buy video games. … Well, maybe not that last one.




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