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Dodging a bullet

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On August 8, 2008

I was an Edwards supporter early on, so I find this particularly disturbing. In an ideal world I agree this would be a private affair in every sense, but did he really think he could get away with thi

August 6, 1945

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On August 6, 2008

Picasso’s painting memorializes the bombing of a Basque town during the Spanish Civil War that killed several hundred civilians. At the time the incident shocked the world. Eight years later, 70

Say It Ain’t So, Barry

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On August 5, 2008

After various rumors that he might sign with some sufficiently desperate team failed to pan out, it seems increasingly likely that Barry Bonds has played his last major league game. If so, then Bonds,

Can this get more idiotic?

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On August 4, 2008
I mean can it? Needless to say MoDo is long past praying for, but really: Despite Obama’s wooing, some women aren’t warming. As Carol Marin wrote in The Chicago Sun-Times, The Lanky One is like an Alice Waters organic chicken — “sleek, elegant, beautifully prepared. Too cool” — when what many working-class women are craving […]

Obesity Apocalypse

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On August 4, 2008

Even by the remarkably mendacious standards of the “obesity” racket some of the claims in this story are beyond belief. The most laughable is the idea that by 2048 everybody in the US will

Brad Ziegler

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On August 3, 2008

This is a pretty nice stat line. Ziegler’s story has Billy Beane’s and thus Bill James’s fingerprints all over it. A 20th-round draft pick out of college who spent a few years strugg

Did a shark attack Brangelina’s twins?

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In Uncategorized
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On August 1, 2008
Because looking around the major news sites on the intertubes it’s rather amazing how relatively little attention this story is getting. And not to go all Truther or anything but that sure was a convenient suicide. In all seriousness I’ve never understood how the anthrax story managed to go so completely down the collective memory […]

Ugh

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On July 30, 2008

Detroit media outlets reporting Yankees have acquired Ivan Rodriguez. No word on what the Tigers got. While obviously not close to the player he was in his prime, IRod is an exactly average AL hitter

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