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I Toast You!

On a trip to Ireland, Uncle John spent many an evening going from pub to pub collecting traditional toasts (and many a morning after, begging for aspirin). Here are some favorites. May you have food and clothing, a soft pillow for your head; May you be forty years in heaven, before the devil knows you’re […]

Random Sports Origins

At the BRI we’re always asking ourselves, “Where does all this stuff come from?” So we searched through our vast sports library and came up with the following answers. CHEERLEADING In the late 1870s, the Princeton University football team (the Tigers) had a male pep squad that supported them from the stands with chants of […]