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Entries from August 26th, 2011

One man’s hilarious is another man’s depressing

August 26th, 2011 · Comments Off on One man’s hilarious is another man’s depressing · Blog

I’m not so naïve as to believe every blurb tells an unbiased story about the contents of the book on which it’s printed. We live in a you-scratch-my-back-I’ll-blurb-you-too world. Certainly it’s possible, nay likely, that blurbers haven’t even read the entire book to which they have willingly affixed their name. And those wily publishers who […]

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Jose Canseco, American pariah

August 18th, 2011 · Comments Off on Jose Canseco, American pariah · Baseball, Blog

Poor, poor Jose Canseco. Cast off by baseball and all his friends. Forgotten. Neglected. “All because he told the truth.” Jose, for anyone who has been living under a rock since the Carter administration, was one of the biggest steroid users in Major League Baseball. He used his inside knowledge of the sport’s performance-enhancing drug […]

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I hate people who hate reading

August 10th, 2011 · Comments Off on I hate people who hate reading · Blog

I hate reading. Do 438,015 people really mean this? A Facebook page called “I Hate Reading” has received nearly half a million Likes as of today. (Hat tip to GalleyCat, via Twitter, of course, for this dreadful bit of news.) Another, less popular and more edgy, page called “I Fucking Hate Reading” has 3,641 hardcore […]

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Honk if you love crappy service

August 4th, 2011 · Comments Off on Honk if you love crappy service · Blog

Driving in to work this morning we passed four unfortunate Frontier employees outside their building holding signs that read “Honk if you love Frontier” and “Stop by later for your free hotdog.” Not surprisingly, I heard no honking. If the sign had read “Honk if you hate Frontier” I’d have laid on my horn long […]

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Just say no to bunting runner over from second

August 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Just say no to bunting runner over from second · Baseball, Blog

Is there ever a good time to bunt with a man on second and no one out? Offhand I can’t think of one. Maybe in a tie game with a pitcher who throws every other ball to the backstop, when a wild one scores the winning run from third? Maybe. But even still I wouldn’t. […]

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