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It's hot and dry here PA also this summer.

Finally started working on my "To Read" list. Started one book yesterday while in line at the DMV and picked up another one at local used book store.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Lasagna Day
National Chicken Wing Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard.” - Unknown

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”- Oscar Wilde

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”- Helen Keller

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.”- Benjamin Franklin

“The more you love, the more you become lovable.”- Osho

“You cannot save people, you can just love them.”- Anaïs Nin

Music of the Day:

The Greatest Showman | "Rewrite The Stars" Lyric Video | Fox Family Entertainment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO28Z5_Eyls

On This Day In History:
1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit

1996 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court

2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of dwarf planet Eris

2015 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government

2015 Part of missing airline MH370 is found on the island of Reunion

2015 Microsoft launches Windows 10

2016 Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination for US President at Democratic convention in Philadelphia - first woman by a major US party

2018 Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

2019 Record for longest run at the top of US singles chart made by country rap single "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X remixed with Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 for 17 weeks

National Lasagna Day

You don’t have to be Italian or a fat, orange cartoon cat to celebrate National Lasagna Day on July 29. Tomato sauce, cheeses, meat and vegetables — all separated by wide flat noodles — what’s not to love? Lasagna first showed up in Naples, Italy during the Middle Ages and made it to America in the nineteenth century. Since then, Americans have made it all their own. So this National Lasagna Day, head to your favorite Italian restaurant or pre-heat the oven and make your own.

NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY TIMELINE
1995

Ronzoni introduces no-boil lasagna noodles to American supermarkets
1880s
Italian immigrants bring lasagna to the United States
1330s
The first recipe book to feature lasagna is published in Italy

NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY ACTIVITIES
Try a new recipe

Since there are so many different options for cooking lasagna, you should have little problem finding a great new recipe. If you want to try a lasagna with meatballs or even straight up vegetarian, you’ll easily find recipes for both. You may end up finding a new variety that you like even better than grandma’s. (Just don’t tell her.)

Search for "Garfield" lasagna references
Pick up a few Garfield comic books and enjoy watching him scarf down pan after pan of lasagna. You’re sure to find a few laughs — even if it’s Monday.

Treat yourself
If making lasagna at home is a little more than you want to tackle, consider traveling to a nearby Italian restaurant. Chances are these restaurants will offer more than one type, giving you a chance to try something new. Or, the restaurant may have a classic recipe that perfects this classic Italian dish.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL LASAGNA DAY
It's gooey and delicious

Lasagna is a mess to make and a mess to eat — and that’s part of the reason it’s so great. So many times when preparing and enjoying food, people make too much out of the way it looks. But lasagna naturally spreads out when it’s free from the pan, with layers going everywhere. So don’t be neat and tidy on National Lasagna Day. Just have a napkin handy.

There are lots of varieties
There’s more than one way to make lasagna. Many people have their own family favorite recipes passed down from grandma that still taste great today. But your favorite recipe might not be anything like your neighbor’s. That's why this food is never boring.

Cat food
"Lasagna — nature's perfect food," says Garfield, the beloved cartoon cat created by Jim Davis. Who can look at a pan of lasagna without envisioning that beloved ginger cat scarfing it down with both paws?

https://nationaltoday.com/national-lasagna-day/

Coronavirus updates: US nears 150,000 deaths; Twitter gets tough on hydroxychloroquine, fake cures; Arizona protesters want in-person school
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/29/covid-updates-trump-stimulus-florida-schools/5528120002/

Trader Joe's disagrees any of its ethnic food brands are racist amid calls to change packaging
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/food/2020/07/28/trader-joes-petition-grocer-disagrees-brands-are-racist/5532298002/

Miami Marlins season on pause after coronavirus outbreak: What we know now
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/marlins/2020/07/29/miami-marlins-covid-19-outbreak-latest-updates/5528087002/

Indian teenagers discover asteroid near Mars moving toward Earth
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/07/28/asteroid-discovered-two-schoolgirls-india/5530001002/

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: National Museum of the Pacific War,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

NS Coding Reference: The Complete List of NSCodes

Read factbook

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

So what's the appropriate sacrifice to Billy Mitchell and Hap Arnold?

Trecdom2 wrote:So what's the appropriate sacrifice to Billy Mitchell and Hap Arnold?

hmmm if were talking about Gen Mitchell and not the singer Billy Mitchell and Gen Arnold i would say you would need to sacrifice 2- E-2's and 2- Airman basic's be sure there virgins otherwise you'll just piss off the Generals.

Gig em Aggies wrote:hmmm if were talking about Gen Mitchell and not the singer Billy Mitchell and Gen Arnold i would say you would need to sacrifice 2- E-2's and 2- Airman basic's be sure there virgins otherwise you'll just piss off the Generals.

Two E-2's, you didn't say which branch.... makes it easier

Trecdom2 wrote:Two E-2's, you didn't say which branch.... makes it easier

well to get on there good side get them from the Army and Airforce other wise any branch is acceptable except the USGC that will really piss off the Generals.

Trecdom2 wrote:Finally started working on my "To Read" list. Started one book yesterday while in line at the DMV and picked up another one at local used book store.

Used book stores cost me a fairly respectable pile of cash over my life time.

Gig em Aggies wrote:well to get on there good side get them from the Army and Airforce other wise any branch is acceptable except the USGC that will really piss off the Generals.

what about the Space Cadets or will that just confuse the issue? Plus I think Arlington frowns on human sacrifice.

Trecdom2 wrote:what about the Space Cadets or will that just confuse the issue? Plus I think Arlington frowns on human sacrifice.

Space cadets are reserved for sacrifice so aliens won't invade. Well you could use some E-2's that everyone hates then I'm sure Arlington will look the other way.

Maybe burn some effigies at home while playing the Air Force song. Safer option.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Father-in-Law Day
National Cheesecake Day
National Chili Dog Day
International Day of Friendship

Quotes of the Day:
“Freedom lies in being bold.”- Robert Frost

“A happy wife is a happy life.”- Gavin Rossdale

“Boredom: the desire for desires.”- Leo Tolstoy

“Do more of what makes you happy.”- Unknown

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”- Aristotle

Music of the Day:

David Bowie – Life On Mars? (Official Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZKcl4-tcuo

On This Day In History:
2002 The accounting law referred to as "The Sarbanes Oxley Act" signed into law by President George W. Bush
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarbanes%E2%80%93Oxley_Act)

2003 The last 'old style' Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line in Mexico

2004 "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle", starring Kal Penn and John Cho, is released

2006 World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.

2008 "Slumdog Millionaire" based on the novel "Q & A" by Vikas Swarup, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Dev Patel premieres at the Telluride Film Festival (Best Picture 2009)

2012 General Motors (Chevrolet) sign a record breaking 7 year $559 million sponsorship deal with EPL club Manchester United

2013 Wikileaks discloser Bradley [later Chelsea] Manning convicted of 17 espionage charges

2017 Hackers reveal they have stolen data from HBO, including episodes and scripts of Games of Thrones

National Father-in-Law Day

Parents bring you into the world, giving you life and raising you to be the person you are. They also do that for your spouse, the person of your dreams. Fathers play a truly unique role in that experience. That’s why we celebrate National Father-in-Law Day every July 30. Although there are plenty of ways to celebrate your Dad-in-Law, the best way is simply to let him know you care.

NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY TIMELINE

1840
Royal in-laws

European monarchs, Christian IX of Denmark and Nicholas I of Montenegro, become known as the "Fathers-in-Law of Europe" because all of their children married foreign princes and princesses.

Unknown
Mysterious origin theory #1

Some believe an online greeting card company started this day to boost sales.

Unknown
Mysterious origin theory #2

Others believe an envious father-in-law began this day in response to Mother-in-Law Day.

NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY ACTIVITIES

Send him a card
Back in the day, it was unusual to find a card written specifically for fathers-in-law. But, that's changed. Today you can select lots of cards with father-in-law messages from the heart. Or, make your own!

Join him in one of his favorite activities
On this special day, hang out with your father-in-law. Treat him to dinner, a ball game or a fishing trip. Share a game of cards or a chess match. Take in a movie or keep things simple by watching a football game or even the Tour de France. The operative idea is to do something together.

Above all — bond with him
Being together with anyone to show that you care is a gesture like no other. And there's a lot to gain when you share time and talk with your father-in-law — the guy who raised the person you love most.

5 FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH FAMOUS FATHERS-IN-LAW

Thomas Mann, father-in-law of W.H. Auden
Auden married German writer, Erika Mann, to get her a British passport so she could flee from Nazi Germany.

Jerome Kern, father-in-law of Artie Shaw
Big-band leader, Shaw, was married to pioneering composer, Kern's, daughter.

Cecil B. De Mille, father-in-law of Anthony Quinn
"Zorba the Greek" actor, Quinn, was married to De Mille's adopted daughter, Katherine, for 38 years.

Red Foley, father-in-law of Pat Boone
Singer, Boone, married Country Music Hall of Famer, Reed Foley's, daughter, Shirley.

Kirk Douglas, father-in-law of Catherine Zeta-Jones
Actress, Zeta-Jones, married Kirk's son, Michael, in 2000.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL FATHER-IN-LAW DAY
It's a great way to honor an elder

As someone who's experienced life and its tough times, your father-in-law is someone to be cherished. Value the time you spend together — even if there are occasional bumps in the road. After all, every relationship has its challenges but they can easily be overcome with love.

It shows your spouse that you care
The person you love and care for the most was raised by someone who instinctively loved and cared for them. Celebrating the role your father-in-law played in your spouse's life is a beautiful way to deepen the bond with your husband or wife.

The relationship has countless value
As humans, we have a lot to share with each other. On National Father-in-Law Day, it's possible that even if you don't always see eye-to-eye with your father-in-law, you can acknowledge the family bonds you both share. This day shows that your relationship can be a potential source of wisdom and inspiration.

https://nationaltoday.com/national-father-in-law-day/

International Day of Friendship

International Day of Friendship was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (UN). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for those relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity. The UN encourages governments, community groups, and other organizations to coordinate activities and events that celebrate those friendships that we keep close to us. Many events focus on reconciliation, bridging understanding and consensus, and finding comfort in those that feel like home.

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP
We live in a tough world. Between miscommunications, mistreatment, lack of trust, discrimination, and cultural discord, prioritizing peace seemingly has less of presence in global society. There really is no reason for the world not to exist in some harmonious form. We have the United Nations to thank for helping to remind us all that there is some good in this world. We were first introduced to International Day of Friendship in 2011; this special day goes beyond connecting people and builds bridges among cultures, countries, and even ideologies.

Friendship and connecting is synonymous with bonding, and building those common bonds goes beyond sharing a trait, characteristic, or favorite past time with another person or group, but also includes promoting a global commitment and understanding of diversity and inclusion. Even in our differences we can find common ground. Physical appearances, differences of opinions, political views, tastes, music and more are not reasons to separate people. Relationships are bigger than that, and the UN works to promote kindness and togetherness every July.

Celebrating friendships through something as simple as a brief note, to a coffee hang out, a concert or a trip to the mall are all ways to find commonalities. Again, do have more in common that we all realize. And, any idea that minimizes the amount spread hatred and disdain is the kind of world we want shared. We’d like to think that something we all have in common.

Before the UN made its designation, the very first World Friendship Day was proposed in 1958 by the World Friendship Crusade, which is an international civil organization that campaigns to foster peaceful culture through friendship.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP TIMELINE

2011
The beginning

The UN introduces the world to the International Day of Friendship, encouraging communities around the world to observe and honor the day.

1958
Ahead of the curve

Paraguay was the first country to celebrate this day country-wide in July of 1958.

1930s
Hallmark greeting

Greeting cards were introduced by Hallmark, and took center stage. To this day, many acknowledge their special relationships with a card or note.

1919
Friendship in the works

Some suggest that there are roots to the United States’ official participation in an unofficial Friendship Day even before the UN’s official designation.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP FAQS
Are there formal ways to observe or participate in International Day of Friendship?

It can be celebrated anywhere you are and however you choose to get involved. Just keep in mind the core principles of the day and celebrate away!

How can I make new friends on this day?
Try heading out to an event and allowing people to witness you being your authentic self. You might even be able to make a new connection through someone you already know.

Can I participate in International Day of Friendship in other countries?
Absolutely, technology is a great way to connect with other friends or cultural activities in other international communities! Do your research to find an activity that interests you, and connect away.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP ACTIVITIES
Meet a friend for lunch, dinner, or happy hour

Have friends you haven’t seen in a while? Or, perhaps some with whom you only do the same activities over and again. Why not change things up and plan a casual outing with friends for International Day of Friendship, to make new memories and share a few laughs.

Attend a community cultural celebration
Is there a community center near you that you’ve been meaning to check out but haven’t yet had the opportunity to do so? This is the perfect opportunity to be able to check out the schedule and attend any events hosted there, meet some new people, and learn about new cultures or lifestyles that already exist within blocks of your front door.

Send a greeting card
Hallmark introduced us to the concept of celebrating friendship, so why not send a note to a few of your friends on International Friendship Day to let them know how important they are to you?

5 FACTS ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

Celebrating friendship started with Hallmark
When Hallmark introduced greeting cards to us in the 1930s, the idea of reaching out to someone to let them know that they crossed your mind or were worthy of a quick “hello” through the mail soon followed.

Being a better friend
Reflections are critical for growth, and growing a community that reflects who you want to be is so important — this is a great time to step back and reflect on those connections that already exist in your life.

New friends
All friendships start with a conversation — this is the perfect day to reconnect with old friends or open yourself to new connections.

Some countries have earlier celebrations
While July 30 is the day designated by the UN, there are some countries that choose to have earlier, extended celebrations in July, August, and/or April, such as: South America, Bangladesh, India, and Malaysia.

Anyone can celebrate
Learning to dispel hatred and be accepting of people with different backgrounds early is a great way to teach kids how to be accepting of others, be open to learning new things, and appreciating, as well as spreading, kindness is a great trait to instill early.

WHY WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FRIENDSHIP

It’s a day committed to diversity, inclusion, and appreciation
Inclusivity is a huge part of the day. International Day of Friendship aims to include any and all, and embrace others that may appear different than us.

We get to spend time with the ones we love
Take this moment to be spontaneous with a kind note, or perhaps even heading out to lunch with friends to touch base as a way to celebrate. Most of us connect with people day in and day out, and we cannot think of a better way to commune than to be around those you see most often as a means to observe this day.

There are both big and small ways to celebrate your friendships
Beyond sending cards, you can give flowers or merely spend time with someone important to you. Time is all we have, and once it’s gone we never get it back.

https://nationaltoday.com/international-day-friendship/

Coronavirus updates: Miami schools defy Gov. DeSantis, go online-only; talks on $1 trillion stimulus stall; AG Barr tests negative
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/30/covid-updates-us-over-150-k-deaths-florida-miami-dade-school-district/5537967002/

NASA’s mission to Mars looks for signs of life
https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/graphics/nasa-mars-mission-perserverance-atlas-rocket/

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized for non-surgical procedure
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/07/29/supreme-courts-ruth-bader-ginsburg-back-hospital-procedure/5541601002/

Civil rights icon John Lewis will be buried Thursday in Atlanta with three former presidents in attendance
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/07/30/john-lewis-funeral-set-thursday-atlanta/5520752002/

Lamar Jackson of Baltimore Ravens named No. 1 in 'Top 100 Players of 2020' countdown
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/07/29/nfl-top-100-players-2020-lamar-jackson-ranked-no-1/5541085002/

Good news prevails: 100 positive things that happened in 2020 (so far)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2020/07/29/100-good-things-from-2020-positive-stories-news/3257222001/

Should I send my child back to school? This is the latest science on coronavirus and kids:
The situation is different for every district, school, and family.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/07/29/should-i-send-my-child-back-to-school-science-on-coronavirus-and-kids-impact-classroom-plans/5481394002/

Heart damage found in coronavirus patients months after recovering from COVID-19, study says
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/30/covid-19-patients-suffer-heart-injury-months-after-recovery-study/5536249002/
Ack! Acquiring heart damage after surviving COVID-19 sucks greatly. :(

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattles part of Southern California's rich and famous
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/30/earthquake-san-fernando-magnitude-4-2-shakes-pacoima-california/5543415002/
Earthquakes sucks greatly.

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Watch NASA's Perseverance Rover Launch to Mars! [LIVE NOW]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIB3JbIIbPU

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: Silent Wings Museum,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

I think Carter is the only other living former president so most of them will be at the funeral.

Post self-deleted by Gig em Aggies.

well now the SEC is going to a 10 game conference only schedule

Sorry, late with this, but Happy Friendship Day Texas! We would give you all double-handed waves if we were on Zoom or Teams! Thank you for the reminder Fort Verden!!! U Da Man! 👍

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
National Avocado Day
National Mutt Day
Harry Potter's Birthday
National System Administrator Appreciation Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Be yourself. People don’t have to like you, and you don’t have to care.”- Unknown

“Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. ”- Unknown

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”- André Gide

“I found that there is only one thing that heals every problem, and that is: to know how to love yourself.”- Louise Hay

Music of the Day:

Taylor Swift - cardigan (Official Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-a8s8OLBSE

On This Day In History:
1995 Walt Disney announces the acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC for $19 billion; network of properties now consists of Disney, ABC Sports, ESPN and ESPN2

2012 Michael Phelps becomes the greatest medal winner in Olympic history as part of the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team in London; Phelps' 19th career Olympic medal and 15th overall gold

2016 “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play by Jack Thorne with contributions by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide at midnight

2018 Rihanna becomes the first black woman to appear on the cover of British Vogue's September issue

2018 Facebook discloses and removes Russian-linked network of sites attempting to interfere in American politics

2019 American officials announce Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden and potential successor has been killed in US air strikes in Pakistan

2019 Kelly Craft confirmed by US Senate as US ambassador to the UN

Harry Potter's Birthday

How do we celebrate the birthday of someone who is entirely fictional? Pack your wand, hop on your broomstick and join us. We are exploring the inspiration behind the magical world of Harry Potter, one of the world’s most beloved characters. Author J.K. Rowling, who set this whole universe in motion with the release of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 1997, also — if you can believe it — shares the same birthday as Harry himself. Coincidence?

HARRY POTTER'S BIRTHDAY TIMELINE

2018
The next generation heads to Hogwarts

The saga's final scene takes place 19 years after the beginning. Harry has married Ginny (Ron's younger sister), Ron and Hermione are also married and they all meet at the train station to see their own young children off to their first year at Hogwarts.

1998 — 1999
Harry's showdown with Voldemort

Between 1992 and 1998, Harry’s adventures continued along with his magical education at Hogwarts. He also discovered more about his parents, deepened his friendship with Ron and Hermione, and developed his first love interest. During his last year at Hogwarts, he, Ron, and Hermione rallied all the students and staff for a final battle to defeat the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Ultimately, they were successful, while enduring heartbreaking losses. And unexpected heroes emerged at the most critical moments.

1991
Harry went to Hogwarts

On Harry's 11th birthday, he learned to his amazement that he is a wizard, and went off to Hogwarts, leaving behind the neglectful and abusive Dursleys. Rubeus Hagrid, the Hogwarts representative sent to fetch Harry, also told him what happened to his parents. After arriving at Hogwarts and being sorted into the House of Gryffindor, he met and became best friends with Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger.

1981
Harry's parents were murdered

When Harry was just one year old, Voldemort attacked and killed his parents in their home. The Dark Lord also attempted to kill Harry but was unsuccessful, managing to leave only a lightning-bolt-shaped scar on the baby's forehead. Harry was sent to live with the distantly-related Dursleys, who treated him as a servant.

July 31, 1980
Harry Potter was born

When Harry Potter was born to wizarding parents, James and Lily, no one could have envisioned the chain of events set in motion on that day.

HOW TO CELEBRATE HARRY POTTER'S BIRTHDAY
Sip a Butterbeer

Although you can buy J.K. Rowling-approved Butterbeer at Universal Parks and Resorts, the official recipe is a closely-guarded secret. (It’s even said that if you transport your Butterbeer mug off the park premises, the two-layer contents will disintegrate into a muddled mess, like a magic spell that prevents the analysis of the drink.) However, for at least an approximate version, you can find recipes online, varying from simple (rather like a root beer float) to the more complex (mixing your own sodas). Starbucks fan? Ask the barista (nicely) to put together this recipe: start with a Creme Frappuccino base, made with whole milk. Add three pumps of caramel syrup, three pumps of toffee nut syrup and top with caramel drizzle.

Show off your house colors
Whether you identify with Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, you can display your house pride by painting your face (or, for more elegant ladies, applying house-colored makeup creatively). Or, wear your house spirit by dressing in the appropriate colors, from your socks to a necktie or handbag. Crafty type? Try knitting a color-blocked scarf, Mrs. Weasley-style.

At the risk of stating the obvious...
... binge-watch all eight Harry Potter movies. Relive the magic of The Boy Who Lived.

5 INSIGHTS INTO HARRY POTTER'S CHARACTER

The original idea
According to author J.K. Rowling, the idea for the Harry Potter character, including details like his hair color and spectacles, came to her as she waited for a delayed train in Manchester, England, in 1990.

A poignant inspiration
This was the same year Rowling's own mother died, which led to Harry Potter being an orphan and also to his very real longing for his parents.

Why Hogwarts couldn't be a day school
When envisioning the school of wizardry to which she'd send Harry Potter, Rowling explained in an interview that Hogwarts had to be a boarding school because "half the important stuff happens at night!"

The one thing Harry only had at Hogwarts
Rowling also believed that as a boarding school, Hogwarts offered Harry a sense of security that he didn't find anywhere else — least of all with the awful Dursley family, who reluctantly took him in as an infant after his parents were killed.

A shared birthday
Harry Potter's July 31 birthday is the same as that of J.K Rowling herself.

https://nationaltoday.com/harry-potters-birthday/

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

National System Administrator Appreciation Day on the last Friday in July recognizes the IT professionals who keep organizations of all sizes up and running. This day is also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD.

Around the office, if technical issues arise, the system administrator answers the call. When the company needs to upgrade, they turn to the IT professionals to log long hours to test and complete it. Even in small offices, one or two people handle system updates and troubleshooting. These are the system administrators and IT professionals.

Not only do they keep our hardware and software running smoothly, but system administrators keep our networks secure. They stay informed of the latest technology, too. When we go home at night, they often work around the clock to make our systems available the next day.

Some geek and Internet culture businesses, like ThinkGeek and CafePress, honor the holiday with unique product offerings, discounts, and contests. Since system administrators love being serenaded, various folk songs dedicated to the IT specialist commemorate the day. Comparatively, e-cards are also available to send to your favorite administrator.

Many IT professional organizations recognize and promote the day, including the League of Professional System Administrators and Sage/Usenix.

HOW TO OBSERVE #SysAdminDay
Thank a system administrator who has helped you out. While you’re sending them a well-worded thank you, buy them a cup of coffee. Show your appreciation by making sure others know how outstanding their work is. When technology runs smoothly, be sure to let the IT specialist know. They certainly hear about it when it doesn’t.

Post on social media using #SysAdminDay and encourage others to join in the celebration.

NATIONAL SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR DAY HISTORY
Ted Kekatos created National System Administrator Appreciation Day. A Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement inspired Kekatos to launch the day. The advertisement showed grateful co-workers giving their systems administrator flowers and a fruit basket for installing a new printer. Just days before, Kekatos had installed several of the same models of printers at his place of work. The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000.

https://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-system-administrator-appreciation-day-last-friday-in-july/

Coronavirus updates: $600 unemployment benefit expires; Louisiana to extend face mask mandate, bar closures; police face deep cuts
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/31/covid-updates-unemployment-stimulus-congress-florida-cases/5547950002/

As calls to remove Confederate monuments grew louder, states passed new laws to protect them
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2020/07/31/confederate-monuments-fall-local-communities-blocked-state-laws/5543977002/

'This is not just about symbols': America's reckoning over Confederate monuments: Why symbols of the nation's racist past are coming down now, and why this movement might only be getting started.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/nation/2020/07/31/confederate-monuments-south-reckoning-point/5544059002/

Hurricane Isaias forecast to become Category 2 storm; east coast of Florida in forecast path
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/31/hurricane-isaias-latest-update-storm-path-forecast-radar-images-impact/5553527002/

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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

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Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
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Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

It's here!!! The second edition of the Monthly Tabloid has been released. Have fun in reading it and don't forget to upvote it.


The Monthly Tabloid

India Official Newsletter
July 2020

Editor: Indusse
Writers: Indusse, Anarchic Republic of India and Armenasia

Editor's Desk

Welcome back to the editor's desk of The Monthly Tabloid. This time we are here with our second edition of the newsletter. I thank all of our readers for Supporting us in our venture and gave us 30 upvotes and
240 reads. If you haven't read it,read it here.

Regards,
Indusse
Editor



TMT Logo Vote

The Monthly Tabloid (TMT) logo contest was won by Eastern Tatarstan of altay against Indian Genius of Thaecia. The Eastern Tatarstan Logo was chosen as the official logo of TMT. Congratulations to the winner and special thanks to the opponent. The vote was hard and the winner defeated Indian Genius for 1 vote. The tiebreaker was the final vote by the WAD Neo Kerala.

HoD Elections

In the HoD Elections of India for the AoR. The Green Peace Party won with the most number of seats in the region. But, United Global Democrats secured the most seats in other regions which resulted in their victory in the elections. Congratulations to all elected representatives of the House of Delegates.

Embassy Fever

The region opened embassies with reputed regions in Nationstates as a part of the Internationalisation of the region. Embassies were established in regions like Spiritus, Caer Sidi, 21st Century Rome. We extend special thanks to The Salaxalans for helping the region to establish embassies with Spiritus.

India for Sports

Five nations from India have been signed up for the IAFF World Cup 2020. This is the first time India is participating in the IAFA world Cup. The tournament was last held in 2018. The nations of the region has also participated in setting up sports in Assembly of Regions. Orissa Islands and Indusse was chosen to the AoR Sports Board and were made the Vice President and President Respectively.

Nuking Potatoes

Discussions with Spiritus Administration was made by the PM Indusse as they invited India to be part of the N-Day Faction "Potato Alliance". The potato Allaince, one of the factions who is ranked in Top 10 in the N-Day event opened the doors for India to enter. This article is the official confirmation of the entry. Special Thanks to The Salaxalans and The Spirit for inviting the region to the faction.

Interview: Coup de etat!

Recently in the region of India, there was an accidental ‘coup’. The Monthly Tabloid journalists
Armenasia and Anarchic Republic of India
interviewed Indusse, the nation who is the former WAD and who temporarily usurped the WA Delegate role, and Neo Kerala, the rightful WA delegate.

Here are their responses to some questions:

1. Was it intentional?
Indusse: Haha... Why would I coup him now? If it was intentionally then I could have been the WAD now
and I'm also the founder so,there isn't a need for a coup. It wasn't intentional.
Neo Kerala: No.

2. How did you feel/what thoughts came to your mind after the 'accidental' coup?
Indusse: Well.. Nothing much. Well negative thoughts never came to my mind. I was once the WAD of this
region and my reign is 500+ days. So, there isn't a negative intention.
NK: Declined to answer

3. Only 50% of WA members in India have endorsed the delegate, should we encourage more endorsements
or make endorsing the wa delegate mandatory?
Indusse: Yes. I have previously said about the World Assembly Endorsement Program. When it's
implemented I think everything will be all right
NK : Yes, we should encourage more endorsements

4. Do you support having more nations in India joining the WA?
Indusse: Yes. Of course. WA nations is really mandatory as it proves that the identity is unique and is not a
puppet.
NK : Yes

5. What measures have been taken to prevent a repeat event? Do you think they are adequate?
Indusse: Nothing much. Well I'm planning to set a World Assembly Endorsement Program in the region.
This event would have repeated on 29th (of July) if I didn't inform NK.
NK : Did not answer

Clearly, both nations are very capable, and have taken measures to prevent another coup from happening.

Kick your Tensions at CPH!

by Bluelight-R006

At over 100 members and counting, the Cool People’s Hangout has a fortunate resemblance to a small town-like community, where citizens of all backgrounds from all over the world come together and make new friends.

Inside the server is a world full of excitement, with weekly activities, and clubs for you to meet others who have the same likes as you, don’t forget the roleplaying! In a world of chaos, the Cool People’s Hangout is definitely the place to vent your feelings, because we care at Cool People’s Hangout. Find the invite in Advertisement column.

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Greetings from the IDU! We've just released our summer update if you're curious about what's happening here:

IDU Regional Update - Summer 2020

Dear all,

Welcome to the International Democratic Union’s 2020 summer update! Enclosed are a number of articles on matters within the IDU, including discussing our regional role-playing, and regional government. At the start of July, we had our delegate election which was won by Xiomera, followed by our Speaker election which saw Trive being elected speaker.

We have also had a busy summer of roleplaying, with the Artists of Progress roleplay following the events unfolding after a coup d’etat in Xiomera, alongside a proliferation of news articles from our nations and wiki pages. Sports RP is also popular, with the IDU Football Championship being hosted by Legionas and won by Gnejs - for the second time running! We also have a new position of Sports Minister and a new football association for those in the region who are interested in taking part in more sport-oriented roleplay!

I hope you enjoy reading through our updates, please feel free to TG me with any questions or comments. Enjoy!

Lauchenoiria
IDU Foreign Minister

Contents:
Artists of Progress Roleplay - by Xiomera
The Newswire: On Roleplay Development - by Democratic Republic of Eiria
The IDUFC - by Libertas Omnium Maximus
Interview with Speaker Trive - by United New England
IDU Delegate Elections - by Legionas
Cabinet Plans - by Xiomera
The Delegates: Former and New - by Democratic Republic of Eiria

Artists Of Progress Roleplay
By Xiomera

What is AoP?

Artists of Progress is one of the RP events currently taking place in the IDU. AoP is set in the Xiomeran Empire, a nation in the southeastern part of the IDU. Prior to the end of 2019, Xiomera had been ruled for over six centuries by a series of autocratic leaders.

Background

On September 8th, 2019, the Emperor of Xiomera, Topilpopoca, was assassinated by a disgruntled former member of his Cabinet. The former official, Cētlalhui, had been fired by the Emperor for incompetence, and took his revenge by shooting the Emperor in front of the Palace of Flowers, the massive Imperial palace in the capital Tlālacuetztla. Under Xiomeran law and tradition, the next ruler would be chosen by a council of experts in a process known as the Great Selection. Topilpopoca's wife, Yauhmi, won the Great Selection and was declared the next ruler of Xiomera on November 3rd, 2019.

The Empress had promised those who helped secure her victory that she would continue governing Xiomera as previous leaders had. She had promised that Xiomera would remain an autocratic, hyper-capitalistic "meritocratic" state under her rule. Yauhmi, however, was not quite honest about her plans. As the Empress would have put it, she told everyone what they wanted to hear, and if they heard something other than what she intended, that was hardly her fault.

Upon becoming Empress, Yauhmi would embark on a series of social and democratic reforms that would alarm and anger Xiomeran elites. The Empress also made moves to re-establish a hereditary monarchy in Xiomera, with her son Texōccoatl as her intended heir. The reforms of the Empress, in the minds of the conservative and wealthy elites that ran Xiomera behind the scenes, posed an existential threat to their future - and to the Empire's future, which was almost as important.

Events taking place so far

On April 10th, 2020, as the Empress was opening the first session of a new national assembly meant to bring greater political openness to Xiomera, a military coup was launched by the General Staff of the Xiomeran Armed Forces. General Xōchhuitl, commander of the Imperial Army, assumed control over the Empire on behalf of a new Provisional Government. The Empress was arrested, and charged with treason, conspiracy, corruption and anti-Xiomeran activities.

The Provisional Government that deposed Yauhmi staged a new Great Selection and placed Xochiuhue, the son of a former Xiomeran Emperor notorious for his brutality, on the Obsidian Throne to replace her. Xochiuhue would soon prove to be even more brutal than his father. The new Emperor quickly reversed all of the reforms of the former Empress. When Xiomeran citizens began to protest the coup and the reversal of the reforms, Xochiuhue responded by banning protests, staging mass arrests, placing dissidents in camps, and instituting total media censorship. Other IDU nations, disgusted by the events taking place in Xiomera, severed diplomatic ties with the Empire and levied economic sanctions. The new Xiomeran government responded in kind, stoking tensions between Xiomera and its neighbors.

While the new Emperor tightened the screws on his own people, those opposed to his coup began to rally. The Crown Prince, Texōccoatl, formed a government in exile based in the nation of Laeral. Assembling an odd coalition of activists and fighters from Xiomera, Lauchenoiria, Milintica and other nations, the government in exile began staging operations inside Xiomera against the new government. The new government responded by declaring martial law and by acquiring the services of mercenaries from the nation of Shuell.

The mostly cold war between the two competing Xiomeran governments heated up dramatically on July 14th, when Xochiuhue dispatched a hit squad from the feared Xiomeran intelligence agency ASI to Laeral to kill the Crown Prince. While they failed, they succeeded in killing Nōlinyauh, the Secretary of State for the government in exile and one of Texōccoatl's closest mentors. In response, Texōccoatl ordered naval forces under his command to stage an airstrike against Emperor Xochiuhue on July 28th. While the airstrike also failed to eliminate the Emperor, it did succeed in eliminating General Xōchhuitl, the architect of the April 10th coup.

With many areas of the Empire now in open revolt against Xochiuhue, and the first combat occurring between the two competing governments, Xiomera slides further towards civil war. And one other event has occurred to throw things further into chaos: a group of rebellious Xiomeran Army soldiers, led by a former Kerlian Aurora, have helped Yauhmi escape from her imprisonment at an ASI black site. The Empress is now free - and about to make her presence known once more.

Multiple nations, including Kerlile, Laeral, Eiria and Legionas, have thrown their support behind the government in exile. Anger within the Empire itself is rising to the boiling point at the new Emperor's cruelty. And as all this occurs, the new Emperor and his supporters grow desperate, and dangerous. Xiomera, the land of the sun, is about to explode.

Themes

AoP is meant to be more than a standard war RP where things blow up and people shoot off guns. While that element is present, the RP also delves into deeper themes centered around the Xiomeran culture and society itself. As a hyper-capitalistic autocracy, Xiomera has long been ruled by an elite that live in unparalled wealth and comfort, while the majority of Xiomerans live far less pleasant lives. The Xiomeran people, who have ruled for centuries over the Empire that bears their name, have also been guilty of suppressing other ethnic groups within the country. Issues of equality, particularly related to standard of living, class and discrimination against non-Xiomerans, are a major source of the unrest now occurring in the country.

The issue of democracy versus autocracy also play a significant role in the RP, as they are intertwined with the issues of equality. The Xiomeran elites see the autocratic state as the source of their power; other Xiomerans see it as the source of their suffering. The events unfolding in Xiomera were sparked because of the removal of a popular leader and the ascent of a tyrant, but they are far more deeply rooted in the inherent problems that Xiomera has - issues that were papered over for many years with money and a consumer-oriented, distraction-seeking culture. As many Xiomerans begin to question the ideas and assumptions about how their society is supposed to work that they have been given for centuries, the nation hurtles toward a long-overdue reckoning with itself.

Artists of Progress is ongoing. It can be read here: https://theidu.us/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2169

The Newswire: On Roleplay Development
By Democratic Republic of Eiria

The International Democratic Union is an amazing region for roleplayers, one of the best I've encountered in my time on Nationstates. Now, that could be the regional bias talking, but still, when you take a look at the forums, it's not hard to see the amazing creations of incredibly skilled roleplayers spilled out on a digital canvas.

And one of the main places you can see this mastery of word and phrase is the Newswire. Located on the IDU designated forum website, the Newswire provides a place for the members of the IDU to craft news stories and events that aren't necessarily directly related to the events of other nations. It allows roleplayers to create an individual roleplay Canon, to introduce new characters or events, and to drop plot hooks and foreshadowing elements. It also allows players to view the development of distinct writing styles in their writing, and gives them the ability to reflect on their past pieces.

Now, I'm almost not sure that I would want my old pieces to be public(They are a bit embarrassing in my opinion), but even I can admit that reading past posts can be very beneficial at understanding a roleplayer's writing style. Watching the evolution of a writer's quality is actually quite fascinating in my opinion. And though many roleplayers could be self conscious about their old posts(myself included), I believe it's something to be proud of!

There are many posted gems in the Newswire, both from News articles and political Behind-the-Scenes posts. Some roleplayers have even set up their own news websites, such as our Former Speaker Libertas Omnium Maximus, or our delegate Xiomera. I have always been impressed by the dedication put into Newswire posts, and I believe it's a place that anyone interested in the region should check out. It can provide valuable historical context for anyone wishing to learn more about the region.

The IDUFC
By Libertas Omnium Maximus

On the whole, the past two years have seen an unprecedented proliferation of sports oriented roleplays within the International Democratic Union. A definitive change from the usual political intrigue roleplaying that dominates the region’s in-character forums, sports roleplays give members the opportunity to relax and engage in more light-hearted fun. Despite their informal nature, many active members of the region managed to weave intricate story arcs over the course of the numerous events.

In the fall of 2018, following an initiative by Laeral to bring a soccer/football related event to the region, the first International Democratic Union Football Championship was hosted. The tournament, which featured a world cup style structure, lasted several months and saw some incredibly intense matches. Coming off of a near world war in the summer of 2018, tensions were high and several national rivalries even came to a head on the pitch. Despite all this, it was ultimately the Prosaic Union of Gnejs, easily the most calm, cool, and collected team, that came out on top, winning the tournament with a near flawless match against United New England.

Despite the fact that the 2018 I.D.U.F.C. was exceedingly well received, it’s sequel came not in 2019 but in 2020. Legionas, one of the region’s more tenured roleplayers, was selected to host the event in the spring of 2020. Though this year’s tournament was set up very similarly to its predecessor, Legionas truly made the tournament his own, writing intricate and detailed match summaries for each and every phase of the tournament. His extensive knowledge of the sport certainly added an extra level of realism to the event.
As with the 2018 tournament, participating nations were also encouraged to post about their nation’s responses to the tournament outcomes. Once again, we saw some exceptional writing from several participants, most notably Eiria and Gnejs. Though the quantity of overall in-character posts did decrease from the 2018 tournament, the quality of writing remained.

In addition to putting an incredible level of detail in each post, Legionas also managed to complete each phase of the tournament on time, a feat not previously achieved by any IDU sports event host in recent memory. In an interview conducted on the 27th of July, he noted that maintaining the tournament’s six-week schedule was a real challenge, especially since he became somewhat ill during week four. With that said, he stated during the same interview that he absolutely loved writing up each match review as they gave him a chance to use his imagination and put his extensive soccer/football related knowledge to good use. They also reportedly gave him an excuse to spend countless hours reviewing real-world match footage for inspiration.

The tournament, which concluded with a shocking victory for Gnejs, proved that lightning really could strike twice. It was a success on all accounts and will most assuredly be receiving a 2021 follow up, especially now that Legionas has been named Sports Minister in Xiomera’s new cabinet. We can safely look forward to great things in the IDU sports roleplaying department, that’s for certain.

Interview with Trive
By United New England

UNE: Hi Trive! I'm excited to interview someone whom I consider to be one of the smartest, funniest, and most interesting members of the IDU.

Trive: Hello, UNE and hello, readers. It's an honour to have been chosen to be interviewed.

UNE: Now, if I remember correctly, you joined NS when you were very young.

Trive: Yes, I was quite young when I joined NS, back in 2015.

UNE: What made you want to play NS?

Trive: I've always had an interest on politics. When I first discovered NationStates, I found it to be a very entertaining place to create a nation, from scratch. I had a few things written about Trive at the time, but no exact place to put them in.

UNE: How would you describe the concept behind your nation?

Trive: Trive is the result of an exercise of alternate history I had made, that explored the possibility of Catholic Russians getting exiled to the Far East, on which they just made their own kingdom. Afterwards, I ended up taking that concept I already had of Trive and placed it on a book I wrote - so the canon gets a bit messy at times.

UNE: Is it true that your nation is comprised of land in multiple solar systems, and that there are different species of sentient citizens?

Trive: Yes, that is correct. The United Kingdom of Trive's one of many interstellar nations on the Milky Way galaxy.

UNE: About how long have you been a member of the IDU?

Trive: I've joined the IDU on May 2nd 2015, and have been there since.

UNE: What made you want to be a part of this region? What do you think are its best qualities?

Trive: The region seemed like a hospitable place, mainly. With lots of nations of different ideologies, which pointed to an open political discourse. Plus there were plenty of reputable members of the community to learn from. Such as Bears Armed, Sciongrad, Grellania and Sanctaria.

UNE: How would you describe your own political leanings?

Trive: I currently identify as a right-wing libertarian, leaning towards anarcho-capitalism.

UNE: Aren't you a monarchist as well? I always enjoy learning about the interesting blend of beliefs you hold.

Trive: Yes, but my monarchist alignment is exclusively for the country I live in. It's like a short-term goal. I would definitely prefer the Ancapistan, but my country isn't ready in the slightest for it. And probably won't be in my lifetime.

UNE: I know you live in Brazil, and your first language is Portuguese. How did you learn to speak English so well?

Trive: That's a pretty funny story. Here in Brazil, we have lots of English and Spanish language courses. My mother and my brother used to be students in one, so I just used their books to study. Soon I was watching movies, reading books in English, writing my book in English, playing online games with Americans, and it kind of just wrapped up to how it is today. The Americans do say I sound like a British lad, though.

UNE: Another one of your talents is playing the piano, which I've heard you do over Discord's voice chat! What are some of your favorite musical genres and artists?

Trive: I listen to a bit of everything. But I specifically like Bossa Nova. Gotta admit, I cried when the news of João Gilberto's death appeared on the TV. I also enjoy Neoclassical or Epic music, especially those from Two Steps From Hell.

UNE: Sounds cool! Can you recommend a song from each of those artists?

Trive: From João Gilberto, I recommend "Aquarela do Brasil". Which is almost like a second Brazilian national anthem. From Two Steps From Hell, I recommend "Never Give Up On Your Dreams", it's quite an inspiring piece.

UNE: I'll definitely check them out! So, what made you want to run for IDUSA Speaker? What are your goals for the position?

Trive: The IDUSA is one of our most important government bodies. As Speaker, my goal will be mainly to further encourage the participation of the newer nations on it. I ran for the position because I believe that I can provide more positive change to the region while holding it.

UNE: That seems like an ideal goal! What advice would you offer to players who are new to the IDU and/or NS?

Trive: I advise them to be active in their regions. There is a point in NS where answering your 5 daily issues gets old, and it comes pretty fast.

UNE: How would you suggest members of the IDU get more involved, besides participating in the IDUSA?

Trive: I suggest that they engage in our many Regional RPs. For instance, one of our most engaging activities is the IDU World Cup. With the founding of the AFFIDU, me and Legionas intend to expand the footballing activities of the IDU to the club football level.

UNE: Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, Trive! I always enjoy chatting with you and so many others in the IDU.

Trive: Thank you for the interview!

IDU Delegate Elections
By Legionas

Every 6 months, an election is held to decide who would become the region’s World Assembly Delegate.

Following a relatively successful term in office, former world Assembly delegate, Lauchenoiria, announced that she would not be seeking re-election to the office. In accordance with Section I of the Delegacy Election Act, the speaker of the IDUSA, Libertas Omnium Maximus, opened nominations for the position. Two nations stated their intention to run, they being Eiria and Xiomera, both esteemed members of the community. The election, beforehand expected to be tight, was brought to the voting floor where IDUSA members were allowed to choose their favored candidate. Around 38% of IDUSA participated in voting.

In one of the closest elections in recent history, Xiomera just managed to edge out Eiria with five votes to Eiria’s four. In accordance with section 4 of the Delegacy Election Act, Xiomera was announced as the new IDU World Assembly Delegate, with Eiria being announced as the Vice-Delegate. The new delegate soon began assembling his cabinet which would aid him in administrative affairs. A new position was established, that of the IDU Sports Minister that would be in charge of promoting sports in the region via organizing sporting events, sports related role-plays, encouraging region members to participate in multi-regional events such as the NS World Cup etc. Those interested in holding a position in the cabinet were asked to personally contact the new delegate.

The new delegate announced the following as members of his cabinet:
● Eiria would serve as Immigration Minister in addition to being Vice-Delegate
● Lauchenoiria would serve as Foreign Minister.
● Laeral would serve as Culture Minister.
● Legionas would serve as Sports Minister.
● Gardavasque would continue as Regional Cartographer.
● Sanctaria would continue as WA Minister/WALL Ambassador.

Transition to the new administration was not without issue, but all issues were resolved promptly and decisively. Overall, the election cycle went smoothly.

Cabinet plans
By Xiomera

As a new Delegacy dawns in the IDU, a new Cabinet has been formed to support the Delegate and the region, as is the normal practice. This is a brief look at who is on the Cabinet, and what the goals for the new Cabinet are.

Vice Delegate/Immigration Minister: Eiria
Foreign Minister: Lauchenoiria
WA Minister / WALL Ambassador: Sanctaria
Culture Minister: Laeral
Sports Minister: Legionas
Cartographer: Gardavasque

The goals for the new Delegate and Cabinet are pretty straightforward: getting the word out about what makes the IDU a great region, and improving on those things to make it even better. For our Vice Delegate and Immigration Minister, the goals are to support the Delegate as needed, and also to implement plans to attract new residents to the IDU. For Foreign Minister, our goal is to continue to pursue friendly relations between the IDU and other regions. For Culture Minister, our goals are to mentor newer roleplayers (and supporting established ones), as well as developing a region-wide history. For the WA Minister / WALL Ambassador role, our goal is to continue the already great work that Sanctaria has been doing in that position. For Sports Minister, our goals are to expand the IDU's roleplaying opportunities in the sports-related field, building on regional events like the recent IDU Football Championship. For Cartographer, the goals are to continue the excellent work that our current Cartographer has been doing on our regional map, and make changes or improvements to the map as needed.

The overall goal is for our office-holders to continue the great work that has been taking place in those positions, and to improve on them as well for the betterment of the region.

The Delegates: Former and New
By Democratic Republic of Eiria

The International Democratic Union, is, as the name suggests, Democratic. As such, Delegates are democratically elected every six months. Elections aren't as flamboyant or high-profile as they are in real life, and power tends to fluctuate between a group of frequently active players. I had the pleasure of sitting down with two of these players, Former Delegate Lauchenoira, and recently elected Delegate Xiomera. I've had an amazing time working with both of them on several different roleplays, and they are both amazing authors and kind helpers.

Lauchenoira

Me- "So first, around how long have you been in the IDU?"

Lauchenoira- "I first joined in summer 2017, I'm
not sure which month but I would guess August".

M- "Okay, Do you remember how you first came across the IDU?"

L- "I was first interested in WA resolutions, I remember checking out the nations in GenSec and seeing how there were multiple in the IDU. While, in the end, I didn't end up super involved in WA stuff, that was my initial interest."

M- "Do you enjoy being a part of the roleplay-oriented community here?"

L- "Very much so, it gives me opportunities to work on my writing skills and weave a continuous story around my nations and the characters who live within them. Getting to collaborate with the others in our community is also fantastic."

M- "Do you have a favorite element/feature of the IDU, and why?"

L- "Oh, definitely the roleplaying element. It's what I love about this region - we've had almost continuous RPs following on from "Have I Got Coups For You" in 2018. Everything links together and loose threads can be wound up literally years later. I like having the opportunity to surprise everyone with my writing and see reactions very shortly after something I've posted."

M- "I would have to agree that judging reactions on a plot twist post is extremely fun. Especially with your talent for plot writing and story composition. Would you recommend joining the IDU to an interested friend?

L- "If someone was interested, then sure! Although, I'm not quite sure how I'd explain some of my RP plots to people I know from outside of NS!"

M- "How do you come up with your roleplay ideas, if it's alright for me to ask?"

L- "Partly I'm inspired by real world events, either past or present, partly just spur-of-the-moment ideas... but mostly my dreams. I have wild, wild dreams while I sleep."

M- "Fascinating. Now, for a different question topic: Can you tell me what was like being Delegate?"

L- "It was a mix, at times rewarding, at times frustrating."

M- "If you don't mind me asking, why was it frustrating?"

L- "Well, people would often message me at 3am asking me things, that's the problem with time zones. And then, the volume of campaign telegrams could be a little high at times."

M- "Ah, okay. Well, real life campaign practices were bound to appear in Nationstates at some point. If you could change one thing about the IDU, what would it be?"

L- "That we could have more roleplay all year round, at the moment there is definitely more going on in the northern hemisphere's summer months!"

M- "Do you have any advice for people new to the IDU, or people looking to join the IDU?"

L- "Get involved as soon as you're willing, we've a very welcoming community & love having new people around! You don't need to wait to start roleplaying."

M- "Okay, that's it! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer questions for the regional update!

L- "No problem!"

Xiomera

Me- "Well, let's start the questions, shall we? How long have you been in the IDU?"

Xiomera- "I think I arrived in May of 2019....so just over a year"

M- "Okay. How did you find out about the IDU?"

X- "I had previously played NS before this current incarnation as Xiomera, and was familiar with the IDU from back then. I had never had a nation in the IDU before, but when I got interested in NS again, I decided to park here because of that."

M- "Do you enjoy the Roleplay-centric culture here?"

X- "I do! RP is probably the biggest reason I am involved with NS, so having active RP in the region is important to me."

M- "Okay, cool. Do you have a favorite element/feature of the IDU, and if so, why?"

X- "I like the Discord because it allows all of us to communicate and chat with each other. That makes the region more entertaining and fun"

M- "Cool, I would have to agree on that one as well! Would you recommend joining the IDU to an interested friend?"

X- "I definitely would. I think we have a lot to offer as a region and that most people would feel at home here."

M- "So true. Now, on to a few more personal questions instead of broad questions about the region. What made you want to run for delegate?"

X- "I wanted to take a more active role in the region since I've found a good RP home here. I'm hoping to help keep the IDU going so that other people can enjoy the same experience."

M- "Along a similar vein, what things do you want to change as IDU delegate? I do believe you detailed some of your aspirations in your campaign post, but is there any particular thing you want outside regions to see?

X- "There's nothing specific that stands out other than what I went over in the campaign post. I don't think a lot needs to be changed. I just think we can do more of what we're already doing and let more people know that the IDU is a great place for them to move to."

M- "Okay. If you don't mind me asking, How do you come up with your roleplay ideas? Your roleplay posts, especially the Artists of Progress RP, are always eloquent and well written."

X- "Thanks! I usually start with a broad outline, kind of like a rough sketch, of what I have in mind as a basic plotline and use that as a sort of framework to build the RP around. I usually try to stick to the plot after that but have to adjust stuff a lot on the fly as other people respond and post and things change. Having the basic idea of where you want to go with the story helps a lot though".

M- "That sounds like a very good idea. I'm frankly a bit jealous of your incredible talents and work. I always have trouble with making my posts and ideas seem natural. They're always better in my head. Now, I should probably get back on topic. If you could change one thing about the IDU, what would it be?"

X- "I would encourage more people to be active. The region is only successful if people are active in RP, in things like IDUSA and delegate elections/speaker elections and things like that. Participation is super important."

M- "Well, thank you for agreeing to do this interview! It was very gracious of you to take time out of your day to help with an article. Is there anything else you would like to add, or say to people reading the Yearly update?"

X- "If they’re looking for a region with a long history and a good community of players, they should come visit us. We’d love to see some new people."

I hope that gives you a glimpse into the region and the people residing within!

Read dispatch

I've been watching some old Civil Defense films, and sorry Austin you're on the target list.

Trecdom2 wrote:I've been watching some old Civil Defense films, and sorry Austin you're on the target list.

well i knew that Austin is so likeable that even North Korea has them on their list of targets

where i live was a target because of TI

@Indusse and Lauchenoiria: Thank you Buddies! GREATLY appreciated. :)

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Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas!

Today is:
DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
National Girlfriend Day
National Mustard Day
Spider-Man Day

Quotes of the Day:
“Minimalism is not about having less, it’s about making room for more of what matters.”- Unknown

“You don’t need to remove clutter if you don’t let it enter your home or office in the first place.”- Jeri Dansky

“Stop trying to impress others with the things that you own. Begin inspiring them by the way you live.”- Unknown

“What is minimalism then? It’s living lightly and gracefully on the earth. It’s uncovering who you are.”- Francine Jay

Music of the Day:

EMF - Unbelievable (Official Music Video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5kr2OBhh4c

On This Day In History:
2000 First patient to receive the Jarvik 2000, the first total artificial heart that can maintain blood flow in addition to generating a pulse
(https://www.foxnews.com/story/timeline-of-artificial-heart-implants)

2001 Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a Ten Commandments monument installed in the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office

2010 200m x 250m photo mosaic commemorating the life of Filipino President Corazon Aquino is unveiled near Quirino Grandstand at the Luneta Park, Manila

2018 Swedish crown jewels stolen in heist from Strängnäs Cathedral, Stockholm

National Girlfriend Day

Ladies, it’s time for some real talk. Today is National Girlfriend Day, an annual event that rolls around every August 1.

Romantic partners will come and go. Jobs are won and lost. But no matter what happens, your girls will be there in a crunch. It’s a time to honor your “ride or die” crew of homegirls! So, why do we love our girlfriends so much? Because they’re like sisters but without any of the growing-up baggage. Plus, when times are tough, your girls will let you vent and when you’re done; they will offer up the support you need to get through.

Spa days, weekend retreats, pajama parties complete with wine and nachos are even better when your girlfriends join in the fun. This year on National Girlfriend Day, spend some delicious time gossiping about lovers past, present and future. Discuss your hopes and dreams in a really safe space, the circle of sisterhood.

HISTORY OF NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY
It’s not known for certain who created National Girlfriend Day on August 1 but the strongest claim seems to stem from Mistress Susan who runs a luxury website. She says that she created and celebrated the date in 2004 as a chance for gal pals to express gratitude to each other.

The history of female friendships and gal pals is of course much longer than the day itself. Girls have been friends for so long that there is no way we can trace back to the first-ever female friends, so instead, we’ll mention some of the more notable gal pals from recent times.

The Edinburgh Seven were a group of female friends who fought to become the first women to go to medical school in the UK in the 1860s. Despite studying medicine at Edinburgh University they were barred from graduating and becoming doctors. Their determination put women’s rights on the national agenda and led to laws in 1876 that allowed women to study medicine at university. The Edinburgh Seven had paved for the way for the female doctors of the future.

Around the same time as this, Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were forming a friendship that would become revolutionary. The two were the founders of the women’s rights movement in the United States and were the trailblazers that pushed for white women’s suffrage. The two initially met in 1851 and it was in 1869 that they formed the National Woman Suffrage Association.

On a more sporty note, we raise a special mention for The Rockford Peaches, the founding members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in the 1940s. Their achievements were a huge stride forward for female athletes in the U.S.

One of our favorite stories of female friendship involves Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, with Fitzgerald attributing her big break to Monroe? The singer tried to book a gig at the Mocambo in Hollywood in 1955 but the manager turned her away because she didn’t have enough “sex appeal.” Monroe called the manager and said that she would sit front row every night if Fitzgerald got the job, which would pull in the press and crowds that the manager craved. Fitzgerald would say later. “After that I never had to play a small jazz club again.”

More recently Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert showed that even the fiercest of rivals can be best friends. The two did battle in an incredible 61 tennis tournament finals during the 1970s and 1980s but were still the best of friends off the court and would often travel to tournaments together and hang out between matches.

Gal pals are always there for each other and have a history of fighting against the tide to achieve great things together. Make sure you take some time out on National Girlfriend Day to let your girlfriends know how much you appreciate them.

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY TIMELINE

2004
The First Celebration

Mistress Susan created National Girlfriend Day as a way for gal pals to express gratitude to each other.

1955
A Star Is Born

Marilyn Monroe helped Ella Fitzgerald book a gig at the Mocambo in Hollywood. An act Ella says changed her career.

1869
Women In Medicine

The Edinburgh Seven battled against sexism until they eventually helped bring in laws that allowed women to study medicine.

1851
A Friendship That Changed The World

Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton meet and become friends, 18 years later they formed the National Woman Suffrage Association.

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY TRADITIONS
As this day is all about hanging out with your girlfriends the main tradition is to spend some quality time with your friends. People tend to spend National Girlfriend Day having fun with their girlfriends in and doing activities that they have previously bonded on together.

So, whether it is watching a movie, spending the night partying, going shopping, or eating out at a nice restaurant, the traditions of National Girlfriend Day are really the traditions that built that friendship in the first place.

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY BY NUMBERS
6 – The number of best friends the average woman has in her lifetime.
16 years – The lifespan of the average female friendship
1 in 10 – Women admit to having more fun with their bff than with their partner.
47% – Women wish they could spend more time with their best friend.
1 in 4 – Women think their best friend knows them better than their partner.
67% – More time women spend improving romantic relationships compared to friendships.
23 years – the average friendship length for women over 55.
9 – The number of close friends the average American has
2% – The number of people who claim to have no close friends.
73% – The number of Americans satisfied with their friendships

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY FAQS
What is National Boyfriend Day?

National Boyfriend Day falls on October 3 every year. It’s a day to let your boyfriend know how much he means to you. National Boyfriend Day reminds everyone with a boyfriend to take special notice of that special someone and how they make your life better.

Is National Girlfriends Day a real holiday?
There’s a National Girlfriends Day celebrated every year on August 1. It’s not a holiday in the sense that you get the day off from work, though that would be nice. But National Girlfriends Day is a bonding occasion for women and girls to spend time doing fun together and showing appreciation for their friendship.

This day was launched as a promotional tool for a book by Kathleen Laing and Elizabeth Butterfield, “Girlfriends Getaway,” which was published in 2002.

Is today National Kissing Day?
No. National Kissing Day, which is also known as World Kiss Day or International Kissing, takes place annually on July 6. Some sources indicate that this day started in the 19th century in England. Kissing is recognized all over the world as a way of showing love and affection. In France, you can greet someone by kissing them on either cheek! Not only is it a pleasurable activity, you can actually reduce stress and burn calories by kissing.

NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY ACTIVITIES
Organize a paint night with your girls

Painting and drinking? Sign me up! Going to a paint nite is a sweet idea for a night out with your girls—you even get a souvenir to remember it. For those who are not so artistically-inclined, the staff gives easy-to-understand instructions for the painting of the night. If yours still comes out bad.... just blame the alcohol.

Instagram or it didn't happen
Nothing says "I love you" than a selfie with the favorite females in your life. Why can't #WCW be every day?

Everyone loves a spa day
Invite the girls over for a spa night! Make your own pedicures, facials, the works. Your girlfriends will thank you for the pamper-filled day.

5 FEMALE BUDDY MOVIES YOU NEED TO WATCH
Thelma and Louise

This 1991 classic was a smash at the box office and won huge critical acclaim

Ghost World
This 2001 flick stars Scarlett Johansson and Thora Birch as a couple of teenage outsiders who battle through a rift in their friendship.

Ocean's Eight
This 2018 movie follows an all-female crew as they attempt a heist at the Met Gala.

Girl's Trip
Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith, this 2017 movie follows a group of girl’s on a trip to New Orleans.

Bridesmaids
This 2011 movie is a modern classic and a great one to watch with your gal pals.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL GIRLFRIEND DAY
They're with us through the best and worst of times

We might be living the high life or getting pounded by life's lemons but no matter what, they're always there to offer perspective, celebrate our strengths, and provide unconditional love.

They make the best dessert buddies
Whether you just want to indulge in a sweet treat or you're going through a tough breakup, there's no better person to eat ice cream straight out of the carton with.

They know how to party
Few people can top a night out with your girls. Since they know you better than anyone else, they know exactly what you need to have a good time. Whether that be dancing, eating a nice dinner, or just posting up on the couch, you can always count on them to paint the town red!

https://nationaltoday.com/national-girlfriend-day/

Spider-Man Day

How will you celebrate Spider-Man Day? As August 1 arrives, it’s important to remember one thing: with great power comes great responsibility. Now you, a Spider-Man fanatic, have all the power in the world to celebrate one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time, so don’t take this responsibility lightly. This is your gift and your curse!

Spider-Man entered the comic book universe in August 1962 and has been a major player ever since. The groundbreaking story turned heads when it featured an awkward, antisocial teenager as its superhero — a description typically associated with sidekicks. But this bold move turned out to be a boon for creator Stan Lee, who touched the hearts of a generation of kids who felt lonely, rejected or had difficulty making friends. Spider-Man proved anyone can be a superhero and even after 57 years, he’s as popular as ever.

SPIDER-MAN DAY TIMELINE

2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" premieres, starring Tom Holland.
2012
"The Amazing Spider-Man" starring Andrew Garfield premieres. A sequel ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2") debuts in 2014.
2010
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" debuts on Broadway in NYC.
2002
Spider-Man gets his own movie ("Spider-Man") starring Tobey Maguire. Two sequels get made in 2004 and 2007.
1963
Spider-Man gets his own comic, "The Amazing Spider-Man".
1962
Stan Lee comes up with the idea for Spider-Man and the character first appears in a comic as a supporting character.

SPIDER-MAN DAY ACTIVITIES
Have a Spider-Man movie marathon

Depending how far back in time you want to go and which producers/directors you prefer, you could easily spend an entire day watching movie adaptations of Spider-Man comics. Perhaps you and your friends could watch and compare the latest releases, both Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man and discuss which version is better.

Throw a Spider-Man party
Invite your friends over, decorate the house and get the silly string web-slinging devices ready 'cause it’s party time! To really make your party stand out, try some Spidey-themed food like deviled eggs with paprika shaken into the shape of a spider. To keep the adults happy, try making the Spider-Man cocktail mixed with cherry and raspberry liqueurs, tequila and a sprinkling of pop rocks.

Parkour!
Ever wanted to leap and fly like Spider-Man? While swinging through New York City with a series of webs isn’t quite realistic, the growing trend of parkour can be done, right here and now. A mix of gymnastics and dancing, building up your parkour skills means flipping, sliding and jumping through the city just like Spidey.

WHY WE LOVE SPIDER-MAN DAY
He’s relatable

Superman is an alien and Batman is rich beyond measure but Peter Parker is the everyday high school kid we all used to be. By creating a hero with whom we identify, Marvel managed to inspire all of us to do our part for the good of the community. We just have to figure out how to do it without super strength or spidey sense.

He's made for the silver screen
When comic book movies had a resurgence in the early 21st century, Spider-Man led the way. The 2002 release of Spider-Man resulted in a gross income of nearly $822 million worldwide. Its sequel in 2004 raked in almost $784 million while the third installment in 2007 broke all previous records with gross income just shy of $891 million worldwide.

He teaches us great life lessons
From the iconic quote “with great power comes great responsibility” to learning humility, Spider-Man has bestowed some core life lessons on generations of fans. His ability to not take credit for the good he does and his commitment to always be himself serve as models for us all.

https://nationaltoday.com/spider-man-day/

DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs

August 1 is known as Dogust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs. Thousands of sweet dogs land at animal shelters until they can find forever homes. If you’ve ever visited a shelter, you know the heart-wrenching looks on their faces. But there’s always hope. Back in 2008, the world’s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, North Shore Animal League America chose August 1 (or “DOGust 1st) as the universal birthday for all shelter dogs, or as it refers to them, “mutt-i-grees.” This date inspires all of us to consider their plight. Join us this summer by sharing your love for these precious creatures. Shelters across America join North Shore Animal League on this day by making an extra effort to facilitate adoptions. Read on to learn how you can help.

HISTORY OF DOGUST 1ST: UNIVERSAL BIRTHDAY FOR SHELTER DOGS
DOGust 1st was a date picked by the North Shore Animal League America to symbolize the birthday of all shelter dogs across America. This “birthday” applies to dogs who don’t have an official record in place. Shelter workers can estimate a dog’s age, but they can never know precisely when they were born and nobody wants to see a dog go without a birthday! When these dogs are adopted, their new family might give them a new birthday, but for those without a home, this date serves as a universal celebration.

North Shore Animal League America uses this date to work with shelters across the country to promote adoption and acceptance of shelter dogs into new forever families. The aim is keep their lives happy, healthy, and fulfilled. On DOGust 1st, it is encouraged to spread the word and raise awareness about pet adoption services and shelters in general, praising them for all the incredible work they do in rescuing and caring for animals across the country and the world.

As NSALA states, DOGust 1st is an opportunity to look into the world of these wonderful animals who are waiting for a family. This day we can return the unconditional love and adoration they give us and help find them a home that is full of the love they deserve.

DOGUST 1ST: UNIVERSAL BIRTHDAY FOR SHELTER DOGS TIMELINE
2013
Justice is served

An ASPCA partnership with the NYPD results in a 200% increase in the number of animal cruelty arrests throughout New York City.

2003
An eye-opening film

Cynthia Wade’s documentary about the ethics of animal welfare “Shelter Dogs” is released

The 2000s
ASPCA increased efforts

The organization led the fight against battle puppy mills, dog fighting, and other forms of cruelty.

1866
A big leap for animal protection

Henry Bergh founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in a time when the U.S. was not a friendly place for animals.

DOGUST 1ST: UNIVERSAL BIRTHDAY FOR SHELTER DOGS FAQS

Do shelters have special events on Dogust 1st?
It’s very likely your local shelter has special events on that day, search online for more information.

When is the Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs?
August 1, or DOGust 1st as it is known.

Can I volunteer to help my shelter in Dogust 1st?
Lookup any shelter’s website and see if they accept volunteers. We’re sure they will love an extra hand.

DOGUST 1ST: UNIVERSAL BIRTHDAY FOR SHELTER DOGS ACTIVITIES
Donate your time to a shelter

While monetary donations are helpful, shelters always need more volunteers. This DOGust, contact your local shelter for information on ways to help.

Pamper your adopted canine
If you have an adopted dog, pamper him/her more than you usually do. A plush bed or a longer-than-usual day at the park. Anything that your furry friend likes.

Make it a Complete Dog Day
Shelters can always use dog toys, supplies, food, leashes, and much more to help them tend to dogs in need. If you got something to give away, help your shelter out!

5 MORE REASONS TO LOVE YOUR DOG

They often slumber with their owners
Forty-five percent of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.

Petting de-stresses everyone
A human’s blood pressure goes down when they pet a dog. The dog’s lowers as well

They are jealous
Your dog can genuinely get jealous when they see you display affection for others, a study claims.

The U.S has the largest pet dog population in the world
Approximately 75.8 million pet dogs can be found across America.

Unconditional Love
Dogs can show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any prompt beforehand.

WHY WE LOVE DOGUST
This day encourages adoptions

Adopted dogs provide us with an unlimited supply of love and affection. It's a life-affirming and life-changing relationship.

Shelter dogs have their day
DOGust celebrates the less privileged canines out there — with a nod to all the people who actively work for animal welfare.

It's one big party
A birthday bash for millions of adopted dogs all on the same day? That's a lot of cake and ice cream — and dog treats, of course.

https://nationaltoday.com/dogust-universal-birthday-for-shelter-dogs/

Coronavirus updates: Colleges could reopen if they test students every 2 days; Fauci 'cautiously optimistic' for vaccine this year
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/31/covid-updates-unemployment-stimulus-congress-florida-cases/5547950002/

Trump's TikTok ban, Hurricane Isaias, NHL's return: 5 things to know this weekend
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/08/01/trumps-tiktok-ban-hurricane-isaias-5-things-know-weekend/5513838002/

Riots. Radicalism. Corruption. Trump and Biden supporters turn to apocalyptic themes in campaign ad wars.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/08/01/trump-biden-ad-wars-candidates-apocalyptic-messages/5443313002/

$1,200 checks? Money for schools? Breaking down what Republicans and Democrats want in the coronavirus stimulus plan
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/07/31/second-coronavirus-stimulus-checks-schools-how-proposals-differ/5528514002/

Louisiana: The rare case of a state ravaged twice by COVID-19: Sixteen of Louisiana’s 64 parishes have per capita infection rates greater than New York City's.
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/08/01/louisiana-second-covid-19-wave-worse-than-first-no-1-per-capita/5558862002/

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Human Body 101 | National Geographic
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Which is better: Soap or hand sanitizer? - Alex Rosenthal and Pall Thordarson
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What If Everyone Froze for 1,000 Years?
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What If We Relocated Humanity to Proxima B?
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What If We Become a Type 1 Civilization?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w2l5-FTD-0

Rockets 101 | National Geographic
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Let us continue the Texas Museums BINGO where we left off:

Today's Texas Museum to strike off is: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Instructions and Stricken Off List:

Sunday, 2nd August 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Saturday, 1st August 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Friday, 31st July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 30th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Wednesday, 29th July 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Tuesday, 28th July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Monday, 27th July 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote:
Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 16: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: San Antonio Fire Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Tuesday, 21st July 2020: The Museum of Western Art,
Monday, 20th July 2020: Children's Museum of Houston,
Sunday, 19th July 2020: East Texas Oil Museum,
Saturday, 18th July 2020: Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
Friday, 17th July 2020: Kimbell Art Museum,
Tuesday, 14th July 2020: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
Monday, 13th July 2020: Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Sunday, 12th July 2020: Silent Wings Museum,
Saturday, 11th July 2020: Waco Mammoth National Monument,
Friday, 10th July 2020: USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Sunday, 5th July 2020: The Alamo,
Saturday, 4th July 2020: Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
Friday, 3rd July 2020: Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Thursday, 2nd July 2020: Caliente Hot Glass,
Wednesday, 1st July 2020: The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
Tuesday, 30th June 2020: Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Monday, 29th June 2020: National Museum of the Pacific War,
Sunday, 28th June 2020: National Ranching Heritage Center,
Saturday, 27th June 2020: San Antonio Fire Museum,
Friday, 26th June 2020: Pioneer Museum,
Thursday, 25th June 2020: The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
Wednesday, 24th June 2020: LBJ Presidential Library,
Tuesday, 23rd June 2020: George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Monday, 22nd June 2020: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 15: Texas Museums BINGO

There are many Museums in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Museums!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Museums BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

The Alamo,
National Museum of the Pacific War,
Caliente Hot Glass,
Kimbell Art Museum,
National Ranching Heritage Center,
George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
Silent Wings Museum,
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay,
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum,
Iwo Jima Memorial & Museum,
LBJ Presidential Library,
Jack Sisemore Traveland RV Museum,
Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
The Houston Museum of Natural Science,
The 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum,
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,
San Antonio Fire Museum,
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site,
East Texas Oil Museum,
Children's Museum of Houston,
Waco Mammoth National Monument,
The Museum of Western Art,
Pioneer Museum,
Bullock Texas State History Museum,

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/Ne4Hk7x.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Museum for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/RcPqb24.png

To start the game, today's Texas Museum to strike off is: The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum,

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Wednesday,17th June 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Tuesday,16th June 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Monday,15th June 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Sunday, 14th June 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Saturday, 13th June 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Friday, 12th June 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 11th June 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Wednesday,10th June 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Tuesday,9th June 2020: Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Monday,8th June 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Sunday, 7th June 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 6th June 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Friday, 5th June 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Thursday, 4th June 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020: Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Monday,1st June 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Sunday, 31st May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Saturday, 30th May 2020: Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Friday, 29th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Thursday, 28th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Wednesday, 27th May 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Tuesday, 26th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Monday, 25th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 14: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe Memorial Day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

Monday, 18th May 2020: Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Sunday, 17th May 2020: Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Saturday, 16th May 2020: Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Friday, 15th May 2020: Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Thursday, 14th May 2020: Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Wednesday, 13th May 2020: Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Tuesday, 12th May 2020: Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Monday, 11th May 2020: Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Sunday, 10th May 2020: Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Saturday, 9th May 2020: Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Friday, 8th May 2020: Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Thursday, 7th May 2020: River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Wednesday, 6th May 2020: Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),
Tuesday, 5th May 2020: Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Monday, 4th May 2020: Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Sunday, 3rd May 2020: Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Saturday, 2nd May 2020: Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Friday, 1st May 2020: Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Thursday, 30th April 2020: Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Wednesday, 29th April 2020: Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Tuesday, 28th April 2020: Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Monday, 27th April 2020: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

Little Thranduil wrote: Texas BINGO – New Round!
Round 13: Texas Mammals BINGO

There are many species of Mammals in Texas. We should play BINGO with some of our Texas Mammals!

Instructions:

1. Go to https://osric.com/bingo-card-generator/ to generate your own BINGO card based on these settings:

Bingo Card Basics:
Card Title: Texas Mammals BINGO
Word List (separated by commas):

Badger (Taxidea taxus),
Black Bear (Ursus americanus),
Black-footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes),
Black-tailed Jackrabbit (Lepus californicus),
Bobcat (Lynx rufus),
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor),
Elk (Cervus canadensis),
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus),
Hoary Bat (Lasiurus cinereus),
Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),
Mountain Lion (Puma concolor),
Mountain Sheep (Ovis canadensis),
Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus),
Northern Yellow Bat (Lasiurus intermedius),
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis),
River Otter (Lutra canadensis),
Seminole Bat (Lasiurus seminolus),
Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis),
Swift Fox (Vulpes velox),
Texas Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys elator),
Townsend's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii),
Tricolored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus),
Yuma Myotis (Myotis yumanensis),
Western Mastiff Bat (Eumops perotis),
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus rafinesquii),

Free Space:
Include a free space?:
No
Free Space Text: Not applicable, leave blank.
Free Space Description: Not applicable.
Free Space Placement: The default setting is center but do not bother with it as it is not applicable.

Card Size:

Number of Squares Wide: 5
Number of Squares Tall: 5

Printing Options:
Number of cards to create:
1

Press the "Generate Bingo Cards" Button. Take a screenshot of the card and save it onto your computer. We will be using Microsoft Paint to strike out the locations on the card as they are called out.

This is a sample of an acceptable BINGO card for this game:
https://i.imgur.com/QDJXSzX.png

2. From now on until the end of the game, I will announce a Texas Mammal for you to strike out each day.

Rules: Your goal is to cover 5 lines of those squares in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal row. Each of the 5 lines corresponds to a letter in the word BINGO. When you have a BINGO, then you have won the game.

This is a sample of an acceptable winning card:
https://i.imgur.com/zGPOf0g.png

To start the game, today's Texas Mammal to strike off is: Jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi),

3. The first person to complete their card should upload it to imgur.com or any other image hosting site and post this message on our Texas RMB: BINGO! and a link to your completed card that you have uploaded to the image hosting site.

Good luck and have an absolutely fantastic and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

BINGO Round 13 Winners: Kyletana & PR In Space

Kyletana wrote:
Verner please confirm my BINGO:
https://i.imgur.com/0qm8YWj.png

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Kyletana has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:https://imgur.com/z8aaU6E

V E R N E R wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have another Winner! PR In Space has also won this round of BINGO! Congratulations Buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen.

I am waiting for Kyletana to choose his prize. After he has chosen his prize, PR In Space will choose his prize.

Anyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Kyletana wrote:I’d like to have the Mount Olympudd card from Little Thranduil's Deck please. It'll fit into my new "UNSC Sabre of Dawn Mess Hall & Galley" collection. Thanks in advance Verner.

Kyletana, UNSC Artificial intelligence (SN: KTN 8642-9)

V E R N E R wrote:

Mount Olympudd Card gifted to The UNSC Sabre of Dawn ship A I of Kyletana for 0.20. Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)

@PR In Space: Your turn to choose your prize Buddy! :)

PR In Space wrote:Can I have Blood and Bitcoin from Fort Verden?

Fort Verden wrote:

Yes indeed Buddy. Enjoy your prize! :)

Blood and Bitcoin Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 14 Winner: Balestier Majestic

Balestier Majestic wrote:@Fort Verden: BINGO:

https://i.imgur.com/xvldBFR.png

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! Balestier Majestic has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

Balestier Majestic wrote:I’d like this Los Santos card from Fort Verden please:
page=deck/card=18983/season=1

Ethan

Fort Verden wrote:

Los Santos’ Season 1 Card gifted to The Green Gardens By The Bay of Balestier Majestic for 0.50. Enjoy your prize Buddy!

Everyone else who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

BINGO Round 15 Winner: PR In Space

PR In Space wrote:Bingo
https://imgur.com/CKpL7Cd

Fort Verden wrote:

Nyah ha ha ha! We have a Winner! PR In Space has won this round of BINGO. Congratulations buddy! :)

Winners do not go away empty handed - They must win a prize and for winning this round of Bingo, your prize will be one card from my deck of Trading Cards on my nations: Fort Verden, Elven King Thranduil, Little Thranduil and Verner Von Richthofen. Choose your prize and I will send it to you Buddy.

Ladies and Gentlemen of Texas,

We will take a break from our Regional BINGO Game until next Monday. I will accept that there could be more than one winner. Everyone who has a BINGO will have until this Sunday to post in our RMB to claim your prize.

PR In Space wrote:Thanks. Can I have Angel of Serenity on Verner Von Richthofen?

Fort Verden wrote:

Alrighty then! Enjoy your prize Buddy! :)
Angel of Serenity Card gifted to The Sentai Team of PR In Space for 0.05.

BINGO Round 16 Winner:

BINGO Round In Progress

Participants must reside in the Texas Region from the beginning until the end of the current BINGO Round in order to qualify as a winner for that BINGO Round.

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Have an absolutely fantastic, healthy and safe day everyone!

Your Buddy Verner

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