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The Tallest Mountain in North America Is Now Called Denali 

President William McKinley never traveled to Alaska. But in 1896, a gold prospector named William Dickey heard that McKinley had just won the Republican presidential nomination, and decided to dub North America’s tallest mountain peak in his honor. Show More Summary

Gannett offers early retirement package to staffers 55 and older with 15 years of service

Gannett CEO Bob Dickey sent this letter to employees Thursday morning: Good Morning, I wanted to let you know that today we are offering eligible, long-term Gannett employees within certain business segments and departments of our company the opportunity to take advantage of an early retirement program. The employees who are receiving the offer all … Read More

‘To the White’ Sea Back in Development, Without the Coen Brothers

Back in the early 2000s, before their one major career downturn, the Coen Brothers were planning to direct an adaptation of the novel To the White Sea, with Brad Pitt in the lead role. The story, based on the novel by James Dickey, follows...Show More Summary

CrunchWeek: Amazon’s Soul, Ashley Madison, And Uber’s IPO

Welcome back friends, we are here to cap off the week, taking a look at the biggest stories in the process. This time ’round, our coterie was helmed by none other than TechCrunch’s own Sarah Lane. Megan Rose Dickey and myself rounded out the quorum. Show More Summary

15 Centuries-Old Board Games

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Who wants to play Little Dickey Birds?

The Book Report: Episode 28: ‘As I Lay Dying’ and ‘The Scarlet Letter’

Discussed in this episode but cut for time: Mike making fun of Colin Dickey for 47 straight minutes. Don't worry. It'll be an extra on the DVD.

R.A. Dickey May be the Key to Toronto's Playoff Run

2 weeks agoSports : Vice: Sports

The Blue Jays still have time to change the perceptions that they were hustled in the trade that netted them R.A. Dickey.

Dickey Betts Hints at Reunion With Allman

"I’m not sure if or when I want to play again. But if I play, I would have no problem getting on stage with Gregg again," Betts, a founding member of the Allman Brothers band, told The Wall Street Journal.

Colabello Homers, Jays Beat Royals 5-2 in Testy Game

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team.

Warren Haynes – Ashes & Dust (ALBUM REVIEW)

Warren Haynes has done more than his share of musical exploration during the course of his career. From working with outlaw country artist David Allen Coe he joined Dickey Betts’ Pattern Disruptive band which led directly to his extended...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: 'The frightful atrocities of slaveholding must be seen to be described'

Christopher Dickey: In January 1854, just a few weeks after Robert Bunch and his new wife arrived in Charleston, he wrote a private letter to a colleague at the Foreign Office that summed up not only the monstrous way blacks were treated...Show More Summary

‘Our Man in Charleston,’ by Christopher Dickey

A diplomat stationed in South Carolina helped keep Britain out of America’s Civil War.

These students built a machine to replicate R.A. Dickey's knuckleball

For R.A. Dickey, a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, perfecting the knuckleball put him on a path to success. For a group of University of Toronto students, Dickey's technique became an inspiration. Using a regular pitching machine, but...Show More Summary

Even Robots Struggle to Throw a Consistent Knuckleball

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In an effort to better understand the mechanics of what makes a knuckleball move, students at the University of Toronto built a machine that attempts to mimic R.A. Dickey.

Toronto Students Create Knuckleball Pitching Machine Inspired by R.A. Dickey

The knuckleball is a strange bird. It wobbles and dives—or sails straight. Or rises. Or morphs into a leprechaun and laughs as it dances over the plate. It's an imprecise pitch needing very specific requirements in order to occur, and anyone who masters it is basically a witch doctor. Show More Summary

Why Did You Swing At This Pitch, Pablo Sandoval?

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Pablo Sandoval swung at an R.A. Dickey pitch above his eyes, and thought it would end well. He grounded out to short. Read more...

Watch: Not even a real explosion can make Arnold Schwarzenegger flinch

LOS ANGELES — Arnold Schwarzenegger has played many roles, but he’ll never forget how to be the Terminator. And that means when a fireball explodes nearby, you don't react. When Mashable Entertainment Editor Josh Dickey caught up with...Show More Summary

Gannett Completes Split

Gannett has officially split its publishing and broadcast/digital units into two separate companies. The former will retain the Gannett name, while the latter will be titled Tegna Inc. Gannett, overseen by CEO Robert Dickey, is debt free and will be looking for acquisitions. Show More Summary

Roundup: Rays’ Chris Archer Wins 6th Straight in Victory Over Blue Jays

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Archer allowed three hits over eight innings against R.A. Dickey, who was activated Monday from Toronto’s bereavement list.

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