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The Insiders

The Insiders: We’re a couple of able-bodied C-men (the C is for Concord)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

How many young professionals does it take to swab a poop deck? You’ll find the answer to that question and more at tonight’s nautical-themed event. Presidential Oaks (200 Pleasant St.) will be transformed into a cruise ship tonight for the Greater Concord Chamber’s Business After Hours.

All the perks of a cruise – minus the swimsuits, sunshine, water and the freedom of being in “anything-goes” international waters!

Gamble up a storm in the Cast Off Casino (watch out for the criminal element that we’re told naturally flocks to all casinos, even those that are just for fun), gobble up some victuals in the Leeward Lounge (leeward is nautical talk for “the direction one shouldn’t stand in relation to the Insiders on $2 Taco Tuesday) and get down with some complimentary adult refreshments and Common Man food (which just belongs on the open water – the Common Man website is thecman.com, after all!) in the Rendezvous Ballroom.

Get there early enough, and you’ll only be the 20th or so person to shout “I’m the king of the world!” while checking out the view from the Starboard Deck. RSVP beforehand at concordnhchamber.com.

The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Elsewhere, the San Antonio Spurs take on the Miami Heat in game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight at 9. Fly to San Antonio and scalp tickets for the game, or watch it at a local bar or the comfort of your own home on ABC.

The Miami Heat should focus all their defensive efforts on Concord’s favorite son (and lifetime sandwich enthusiast) Matt Bonner; we can only imagine who the Spurs will key on (we hear that LeBron fellow is decent).

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Finally, some corrections to mistakes we made in last week’s columns.

First off, we meant to make several mistakes in the previous week’s writing and then correct them last Tuesday; we accidentally were flawless all week, so we were unable to make those corrections.

Secondly, Edward J. Snowden is the NSA privacy whistleblower who made headlines last week, not a Night’s Watch member and wildling turncoat, as we previously reported.

Lastly, Tim Tebow is technically a professional football player who reportedly may join the New England Patriots, not merely a uniformed kneeling enthusiast, as we reported last week. Reports we made of him being Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend were also unfounded. We’ll try to do better next week.

(Email The Insiders at insiders@cmonitor.com.)

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