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Premier League Managerial Tenure Tracker (updated October 19, 2015)

Premier League Managerial Tenure Tracker (updated October 19, 2015)

Sports
The purpose of this post is rather simple -- in it I'll provide a somewhat regular look at how the tenures of all 20 current Premier League managers stacks up, in a handy dandy graph (or infographic as the kids call it these days). This will be updated on either or a monthly basis, or in the event of a managerial change. An update log is included below the graph. As of October 19, 2015, the longest-serving manager in the Premier League is Arsène Wenger of Arsenal, who has been overseeing the club since September 30, 1996. The manager with the briefest active tenure is Sam Allardyce of Sunderland (10 days). Notes: This chart is now courtesy my other project, SportsPaper.info. Make sure to check out the rest of my sports lists today, as well as my collection of vintage English footb
Computers Have Taken Our Jobs, Now They Want Our Games

Computers Have Taken Our Jobs, Now They Want Our Games

Funny Stuff, Listcruft
We've grown accustomed to machines taking over routine jobs that humans used to perform (think auto assembly, telephone operators, etc.). But now, the machines are even taking away our fun. Recently, researchers at Japan’s Ishikawa Oku Laboratory unveiled a robotic hand that is unbeatable at the time-honored game of rock-paper-scissors (Roshambo). That’s right, the friggin' machines have taken rock-paper-scissors away from us. And this is simply the latest example of artificial intelligence ruining our cherished games and acting like a giant buzzkill with circuits in the process. “What Is an Ass-Kicking?” In 2011, IBM’s Watson supercomputer appeared on Jeopardy! and wiped the floor with two of the show’s greatest champions, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Even after missing
Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 6 — The 1912 Summer Olympics

Vintage Photo Wednesday, Vol. 6 — The 1912 Summer Olympics

Vintage Photo Wednesday
The 2012 London Summer Olympics are in full swing now, so I'd be remiss if I didn't use this column to hop into the time machine and look at images from Olympiads past. Let's set the chronometer for 100 years, which puts us back to 1912 and the Games of the V Olympiad in Stockholm, Sweden. The images you see here were collected from the Library of Congress. Click on any for a larger version. On the right is Robert Means Thompson (1849-1930), who served as a United States Navy officer, businessman, and a president of the American Olympic Association. On the left is Ralph Waldo Rose (1885-1913), an American track and field athlete. He won a gold medal at Stockholm for the two-handed shot put. He died the next year, at 28, of typhoid fever. There's not a lot of info a...