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We will apparently have to wait until at least next week for the most important bad decisions of this Supreme Court term.  In the meantime:

  • This case that Chris Hedges is a serial plagiarist is pretty damning.
  • Yet another sex-trafficking fraud exposed.  I should note that the brilliant critic and friend of LGM had this pegged in her initial review of the film. (It’s also an excellent critique of Sorkin-style position paper “art”: “It’s not a documentary, it isn’t entertainment, and aside from Chung’s intelligent, dignified performance, this sure as heck isn’t art. It’s just a message, screaming on and on at people who agreed with the point before they bought a ticket.”)
  • I’m sure that, given their commitment to the Noble Ideals of Amateurism, that the NC basketball program knew nothing about the massive academic frauds being committed on behalf of their players. 
  • Pierce on the late Don Zimmer.  One additional point about 1978 — check out the games played of the regulars except Scott.  (The 159 games for Fisk include 154 games at C. Shockingly, his OPS dropped 100 points in the second half of the season and was .656 in September and October.)  It’s like he saw how Leo Durocher handled the pennant race for the Cubs in 1969 and figured it worked so well it should be tried again.
  • Shorter Verbatim Prick Erry: “I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.”  I guess he is running in 2016!
  • The first part of what looks like a great series on jazz in the 80s; my wish list is about to get longer.  I strongly endorse Special Edition.
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