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Happy Halloween from 38,000 feet

Posted by · 12:26 pm · October 31st, 2009

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A memory

Posted by · 1:29 pm · October 28th, 2009

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For Yuvawn

Posted by · 11:13 am · October 28th, 2009

I just found out I lost my grandmother. I don’t handle these things very gracefully. I don’t become an emotional mess or anything but I get strangely distant, hurting all the same. She had a stroke not too long ago. And as terrible as it might be to admit, I could never fully steel myself […]

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No more “Day of Rest” posts

Posted by · 12:46 pm · October 4th, 2009

Consider me a superstitious man.  The two days I’ve neglected it, my guys have won.  Here’s to a good season.

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Day of rest

Posted by · 9:52 am · September 27th, 2009

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David Fincher’s new NFL Nike spot featuring Adrian Peterson

Posted by · 10:46 am · September 15th, 2009

Not as good as Michael Man’s “Leave Nothing” spot from two years ago, or Fincher’s own spot from last year, but I always look forward to these:

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Imalitchoofinish

Posted by · 11:00 pm · September 13th, 2009

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Day of rest

Posted by · 9:56 am · September 13th, 2009

(Super Bowl pick: Eagles/Patriots)

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Twitter a la carte: future marketing tool?

Posted by · 7:46 pm · August 22nd, 2009

I was watching the Redskins game this afternoon, doing some work on my computer, and the announcers mentioned something called Redskins Twackle.  I was already on the net so I figured I’d give it a look, and this is what I got: In a nutshell, it’s a Twitter interface for Redskins fans.  Obviously something like […]

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R.I.P. Les Paul

Posted by · 9:36 am · August 13th, 2009

A break from our regularly scheduled programming.  For the music fans.  Slash will be bummed.

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What doesn’t kill you…

Posted by · 7:48 am · August 6th, 2009

You know that episode of “Weeds” during season 3, when Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin gets a tattoo of a u-turn sign as a symbol of strength against a former adversary of the same name?  That kind of sums up why I want this Barack Obama socialism poster, fashioning the Commander-in-Chief after Heath Ledger’s Joker in […]

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Warrior

Posted by · 11:00 am · July 5th, 2009

I don’t normally delve into sporting matters on these pages, but I can’t not mention the history that has just been made this afternoon, only a couple of miles away from my own house. Today’s Wimbledon men’s final was a mammoth but weirdly cagey affair — certainly not as explosive as last year’s classic — […]

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R.I.P. Steve “Air” McNair

Posted by · 2:10 pm · July 4th, 2009

Those who read regularly know I’m a big football fan, so I felt it necessary to point to the news, which fellow fans will surely have discovered by now or soon, that former NFL quarterback Steve McNair (Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens) has been killed in Nashville. He was 36 years old. This is […]

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Anyone else…

Posted by · 7:28 pm · June 14th, 2009

…feel completely robbed as a basketball fan?  How boring.  You push through the defending champs and the presumed eastern finalists, then can’t even prove that you deserve to be in the series?  Maybe they should change it to the Orlando Tragic.

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#CNNFail

Posted by · 3:12 pm · June 14th, 2009

I’m glad someone picked this up: As the Iranian election aftermath unfolded in Tehran–thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to express their anger at perceived electoral irregularities–an unexpected hashtag began to explode through the Twitterverse: “CNNFail.” Even as Twitter became the best source for rapid-fire news developments from the front lines of the riots […]

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Obama stumps for O’Brien

Posted by · 8:43 am · June 3rd, 2009

Last night’s show, by the way — a HUGE step up from the opening night jitters. 100% from start to finish. That’s what I’m talking about.

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Off-topic congrats…

Posted by · 12:37 am · April 26th, 2009

…to the newest member of the tribe:

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The Boss fights hunger

Posted by · 2:00 pm · April 23rd, 2009

You all know I’m a Bruce Springsteen fan, so no need for the background on that.  When I was at the two Los Angeles shows last week I saw that the Los Angeles Community FoodBank had a set-up with some memorabilia for sale, all proceeds going to the fight against hunger in the area.  Springsteen […]

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