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Long throw at Loughborough

05 Oct 2018 22:13 - 05 Oct 2018 22:14 #61477 by shadar
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Loughborough University in the British Midlands is well known for both its engineering school and also its advanced athletic curriculums. On this particular day, a former American actress who now suddenly has some very British connections was invited to join in an unscripted bit of fun -- basically to see who could toss a soccer ball the furthest. A strange enough contest in a world of football.

Full of enthusiasm with her new role, and having fun as was her nature, she made a slight miscalculation and tossed the ball completely off the University grounds. It was last seen about 500 meters out and still rising. 

That, of course, led to a lot of scrambling and deleting and explaining and other media and publicity nonsense, along with an explanation (completely untrue) from the University that the ball had an experimental propulsion system in it. 

The reality was far stranger... and has opened a door that cannot be closed. Not that anyone believes a word of it. Except for those who do.




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09 Oct 2018 16:34 - 09 Oct 2018 16:40 #61506 by The Highlander
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shadar wrote: Loughborough University in the British Midlands is well known for both its
engineering school and also its advanced athletic curriculums. On this
particular day, a former American actress who now suddenly has some very
British connections was invited to join in an unscripted bit of fun --
basically to see who could toss a soccer ball the furthest. A strange
enough contest in a world of football.

Full of enthusiasm with her new role, and having fun as was her nature, she made a slight
miscalculation and tossed the ball completely off the University
grounds. It was last seen about 500 meters out and still rising. 

That, of course, led to a lot of scrambling and deleting and explaining and
other media and publicity nonsense, along with an explanation
(completely untrue) from the University that the ball had an
experimental propulsion system in it. 

The reality was far stranger... and has opened a door that cannot be closed. Not that anyone
believes a word of it. Except for those who do.




Shadar




Looks like a trait shared by her new sister-in-law. This photo taken shortly before
an incident that resulted in the destruction of a set of cricket stumps, two
walls and several cars!

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10 Oct 2018 10:48 #61517 by brantley
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Will this become another unfinished story?

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10 Oct 2018 15:45 #61518 by shadar
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brantley wrote: Will this become another unfinished story?

--Brantley


Just a modern day vignette to tickle the imagination. 

Occaisionally, my image-inspired vignettes expand into unfinished stories. But I have no plans for this one.

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10 Oct 2018 21:03 #61522 by eric328
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Shadar, this brought back memories of the old Princess Diana story two decades ago. Did she throw a javelin? I don’t fully remember. Do you still have that story somewhere online?

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10 Oct 2018 21:51 #61523 by shadar
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eric328 wrote: Shadar, this brought back memories of the old Princess Diana story two decades ago. Did she throw a javelin? I don’t fully remember. Do you still have that story somewhere online?


Unfortunately, I don't remember it. But then, I've probably forgotten far more than I remember. 

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11 Oct 2018 14:42 #61530 by The Highlander
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shadar wrote:

eric328 wrote: Shadar, this brought back memories of the old Princess Diana story two decades ago. Did she throw a javelin? I don’t fully remember. Do you still have that story somewhere online?


Unfortunately, I don't remember it. But then, I've probably forgotten far more than I remember. 

Shadar

I've got a copy of thatstory (someone else mentioned it a while ago and I got them to email it to me),
I could send it on if you wanted.And I checked, it wasn't ajavelin, it was a caber!
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