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Market failure NFL-style

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On November 3, 2009
Last night’s NFL game featured the following situation: New Orleans takes over on downs at midfield with 1:37 left and an 11-point lead. Atlanta has one time out. This means that if New Orleans simply kneels down four times Atlanta will get the ball back with approximately seven seconds left (each down consumes roughly 45 […]

Balloon Boy: America’s Got Morons

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On October 16, 2009
Yes it’s shameful to give this story another scintilla of bandwith. So sue me. Seriously, as a resident of Colorado (the damned thing practically landed in my backyard), I’m going to be mighty aggravated if Celebrity-Crazed Dad and his Zombie Cult Wife aren’t arrested for filing a false police report — a felony in our […]

Peak Wingnut, October 14 2009

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On October 15, 2009

Orly Taitz, the enterprising lawyer who has filed various lawsuits alleging that Barack Obama is constitutionally ineligible to be president of the United States, has achieved the perhaps unique legal

Sometimes it’s hard to be a Redskin

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On October 13, 2009
Joe Posnanski points out the rather amazing statistical quirk that Washington’s NFL franchise won’t play a team that will have won a game until the seventh week of the season (their opponents will have been a combined 0-14 up until then). He also has some interesting thoughts on how strange it is that what’s by […]

Blame it on the 70s

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On October 10, 2009
This NYT story argues that the American legal system and the culture in general have become far less lenient toward adults having sex with minors since the wild and crazy 1970s. While doing so it softpedals Roman Polanski’s crimes, waiting until the 13th graph to mention that the girl he raped testified the rape was […]

Au revoir, les enfants

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On September 30, 2009

This reads like a wingnut parody of degenerate France and degenerate Hollywood engaging in an orgy of amoral pomposity. (As a lawyer I confess ignorance regarding the principle of immunity from legal

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