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Archive: February, 2006

POSTED: Monday, February 20, 2006, 3:15 PM
Filed Under: Sports

GowdyCurt Gowdy, Hall of Fame baseball announcer, dead at age 86. He was the voice of the Red Sox when I was growing up, and the first broadcaster I ever heard call the home team "we."

In that way, he anticipated Fox News.

Mark
Posted 02/20/2006 08:27:35 PM
Psst... it's 2006.
daniel rubin
Posted 02/20/2006 10:20:00 PM
POSTED: Sunday, February 19, 2006, 10:53 AM
Filed Under: Music

Mick If the Stones seemed a little sad at the Super Bowl - Keith Richards padding around the stage like he was searching for his Metamucil, Ronnie Wood's guitar buried until in mid-"Start Me Up" solo -  try this:

Giant free concert Saturday night in Rio - crackingly filmed, recorded, played. And free on AOL Music.

I just tuned in for these evergreens from the set list: "Jumpin Jack Flash," "Sympathy For The Devil," "Start Me Up," "Brown Sugar," "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and the encore, "Satisfaction." Not sure how long they're leaving it online.

POSTED: Sunday, February 19, 2006, 3:31 PM
Filed Under: Weblogs

Tranny Been lots of talk about the bloggery lately - the New York magazine blow-out, the Dave Sifry big-headed, long-tailed State of the Blogosphere, Daniel Gross's splash of cold water in Salon.

And now this.

As the U of Chicago's Daniel Drezner put it:

POSTED: Sunday, February 19, 2006, 3:20 PM
Filed Under: Poli Sci

Flemming Rose, cultural editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, explains why he commissioned the dozen cartoons of the prophet Muhammad - an act that has ignited worldwide Muslim protests.

The most controversial image, reprinted by The Inquirer, shows the prophet with a bomb in his turban. Rose writes in the Washington Post:

Angry voices claim the cartoon is saying that the prophet is a terrorist or that every Muslim is a terrorist. I read it differently: Some individuals have taken the religion of Islam hostage by committing terrorist acts in the name of the prophet. They are the ones who have given the religion a bad name. The cartoon also plays into the fairy tale about Aladdin and the orange that fell into his turban and made his fortune. This suggests that the bomb comes from the outside world and is not an inherent characteristic of the prophet.

POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2006, 9:21 AM
Filed Under: Travel

Danish Just before school started our first year in Germany we took a house in Denmark with another family. It was last minute thing - a cottage picked from a drawing in a Berlin travel agency, and when we finally came upon this half-timbered, thatched-roofed beauty that looked out over a wildlife preserve, it was hard to believe this was our fortune.

The people seemed reserved in a down-Maine way, but everyone we met spoke perfect English. Except in this one bakery. She was an older woman, and I had to gesture what I wanted -- some coffee and a bag filled a mix of those delicate pastries that were ribboned with icing, dusted with almonds or laced with marzipan.

I bit into one on the way home, promptly started drooling like a cartoon dog, then had one of those cosmic revelations: "Ah, this is why they call them 'Danish.' "

POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2006, 9:10 AM
Filed Under: Modern Times

My_assThe weekend is near, and some of you will go out in public. Perhaps to save someone you trust from fibbing, a visit to this site is in order first.

Does My Ass Look Fat In These Pants?

You send in a picture. The crowd confers. It's all very hush-hush, no names attached.

POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2006, 6:08 AM
Filed Under: TV

What sick puppy mashed up Oprah's grilling of fabulist author James Frey with her mondo couch session with Tom Cruise?

Our kind.

(From the Best Week Ever, hat tip Gawker)

Maidink
Posted 02/17/2006 09:38:00 AM
POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2006, 5:37 AM
Filed Under: Science

Caf Was a big fan of power napping in school - 20 minutes of afternoon sleep that could buy hours of clarity once I managed to stagger out of the wobbly black hole.

Wish I'd heard of this way to get twice the alertness:

The Caffeine Nap.

jay lassiter
Posted 02/17/2006 10:34:08 PM
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