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As a pianist, “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis always complained because he had to sit down during his shows. Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash suggested him to stand up. Jerry Lee accepted their advice. So he started to kick the chairs, to go up on the keyboards and even to burn pianos.
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The long, drawn-out, oftentimes melodramatic saga revolving around Yahoo itself and co-founder Jerry Yang is well-documented. Perhaps too well. Thankfully for us all, that ends today. After seeming to detest everything that his company became, Yang is finally walking away. As of January 17th, he has resigned from Yahoo’s Board of Directors and all other positions with the company, and moreover, has reigned from the Boards of Yahoo Japan Corporation and Alibaba Group Holding Limited. We most recently heard from Yang during his interview at AsiaD, where he sounded none too pleased about the going-ons there. We aren’t about to draw links of Yang’s exit to the hiring of Scott Thompson as CEO (in fact, Yang praises him in his exit blurb), but we are drawing links to his sudden purchase of a yacht, a new sauna and a round-the-round journey courtesy of Abercrombie & Kent. Kidding. In all seriousness, it’s no surprise to see Yahoo’s stock rallying, as many felt that Yang was the major roadblock holding up an outright sale or other significant shake-up within its ranks. As for Jerry? He’s off to “pursue other interests” — but we didn’t need to tell you that, now did we?
I built the ball machine because I thought my dog Jerry, might like it and that it would be something fun for me to build. So after two years of on and off work, with many safety features such as IR proximity sensors to protect Jerry and my son from the machine, I finally complete. Far from being a replacement for me, I was always right there with him enjoying his fun. And with all the troubles that I went through to build the ball machine, I still end up throwing more balls than that the machine could count! According to the computer, he played with the machine by himself only 3 times in his life. I recently put this video on YouTube to keep alive my earlier memories of him and (hopefully) provide some “humorous distractions” for anyone that might drop by. Please enjoy the video.
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Gerald “Jerry” Lawson, the man who invented the video game cartridge, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at a Mountain View, California hospital at the age of 70. His brainchild, the Fairchild Channel F Video Game System, more commonly referred to as the Channel F, came out just one year before Atari’s cartridge-based console, the VCS, opening the floodgates of modern gaming. His earliest foray into consumer electronics began early on, but it wasn’t until he joined Fairchild in 1970 that he really made his mark on the tech industry. During that time, he became the only black member of the infamous Homebrew Computer Club that counted Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniack as members. He was honored at this year’s GDC for his monumental contribution to modern gaming.
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Own two Tom and Jerry classics together on DVD February 10. In “The Fast and the Furry” Tom and Jerry enter an extreme car race called “Super Race” to win the grand prize of a beautiful, dream mansion! In “Blast Off to Mars” Tom & Jerry stow away on a mission to Mars and discover we are NOT alone! Martians do exist!
Jerry Rice Jr., the Oct. 17, 2008, Palo Alto Weekly Athlete of the Week, talks about playing football for Menlo School.
Jerry Rice, Jr. takes to the football field for the 2008 Menlo Knights. Watch his amazing speed and his remarkable field awareness as he glides past defenders. He’s playing receiver and at times, quarterback. People take notice!!! The boy is awe-inspiring!!!
etc: Apple board member Jerry York died of a brain aneurism after collapsing at his Michigan home last night. York had served as a director at Apple since 1997.
Apple board member Jerry York died of a brain aneurism after collapsing at his Michigan home last night. York had served as a director at Apple since 1997.
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