Month: September 2008

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Random sports stuff

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On September 30, 2008
(1) A statistic that will appeal to any baseball fan’s inner geek: Alex Rodriguez has scored one fewer run than he’s batted in in his career, and he’s consequently 691 RBI short of Hank Aaron’s career record, and 690 runs scored short of Rickey Henderson’s career mark. Bill James’s favorite toy formula gives him a […]

Ask an Apocalypse Specialist

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On September 30, 2008

Dear Dr. Farley, In view of the impending financial distress, I’m worried about my cats. Should I stock up on cat food, or will it be available in post-apocalypse America? Thanks, Worried in Dub

Ackerman from Afghanistan

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On September 30, 2008

Last week, Spencer Ackerman and I diavlogged about Afghanistan. Spencer was in Kabul at the time; I was merely in Cincinnati… Also check out Spencer’s Afghanistan coverage at the Washingto

Who’s Buying the F-35?

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On September 29, 2008
The United Kingdom is considering pulling out of the F-35 project: BRITAIN is considering pulling out of a £9 billion project with America to produce the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, intended to fly off the Royal Navy’s forthcoming aircraft carriers. The move is part of an increasingly desperate attempt to plug a £1.5 […]

The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher

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On September 29, 2008

It’s good to know that Canadian wingnuts are filled with modesty at the prospects of a Tory victory in two weeks. Good thing conservatives aren’t, like, prone to sounding like fascists or

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If Palin Withdraws

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On September 29, 2008
I have a dream. A troubling, disturbing, “I’ve turned into a lobster and must somehow still play shortstop for the Detroit Tigers while proofreading financial documents” dream. This is it: On Thursday, Sarah Palin, a.k.a. Bible Spice, will humiliate herself so thoroughly during the vice presidential “debate” that, within a day or two, she will […]
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