Monthly Archives: May 2010
Sex and the City 2 seems to be more provocative than the usual chick-flick fluff: The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there’s something bracing about the film’s … Continue reading
We let Silver and Fred go today. They were both quite elderly and their problems reached a terminal stage at the same time. Hard as it is to know they’re dead, it was harder to know they were fading and … Continue reading
The Philadelphia Flyers, left for dead when they fell 3 games to none to the Bruins, came back to force Game 7. There, again, they were left for dead when they fell behind 3-0 late in the first period. Down, … Continue reading
Philadelphia plays Boston tonight in the Eastern Conference semi-finals, having been the only team since the 1975 Islanders to come back from a 3-0 deficit. An Eastern Conference fan has a request for the Supreme Being: Dear God, I know … Continue reading
SCOTUS 2011: Six Catholics and three Jews.
Is there a better hockey announcer today than Doc Emrick? Guy would make a chess match sound thrilling. Update. I’m pulling for Pittsburgh, but you won’t see a more beautiful goal than Max Lapierre’s.
On Youtube, the CBS news coverage of the Kennedy assassination: CBS was the only network with national programming that afternoon: local NBC and ABC affiliates had their own programming. Part 1 is the the broadcast of As The World Turns just before … Continue reading
An insight from Ilkka at The Fourth Checkraise: If Wal-Mart were otherwise exactly the same as now, except that it was fully owned and run by the government as a public service and a anti-gouging and price control program to … Continue reading
Where else but the New York Times? To the Editor: Rarely have I felt that my identity was such a liability as I do these days. Born to East African Muslim parents of Indian descent, I can hardly say that … Continue reading
Beware of Greeks losing gifts: Greek government workers shut down schools and hospitals and disrupted flights as demonstrators occupied the Acropolis in an escalation of protests against 30 billion euros ($40 billion) of additional wage cuts and tax increases unveiled … Continue reading
Many years ago I wrote on a defunct version of this poor little blog about toy breeds: Unlike the calm aloofness of the Sighthound, the massive dignity of the Working dog, the headstrong all-weather exuberance of the Sporting dog (“Great … Continue reading