For three seasons in the ’90s, there was no football team in Cleveland, although the nonexistent Browns remained just as popular as the Indians and more popular than the Cavaliers. (This three-year stint was actually an excellent era for Browns fans, since nothing bad could possibly occur.) Chuck Klosterman on draft day in Cleveland - Grantland
People used to think you have to be a giant” to play in the N.B.A., Hannah Liao, 18, an international student from Beijing who attends high school in Houston, said at a game last weekend. “Jeremy shows that if you play hard and try your best, you can reach it. Let the record reflect that this noble sentiment is factually incorrect.
(Source: The New York Times)
So I guess my overarching question is: yeah, what do you think of that? McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Have a Ten-Part Question for Every Person on This Panel.
On the other hand, you could smear makeup all over your face, get your hair done, wear a series of carefully tailored and vetted designer outfits, and try to make millions of fickle imbeciles who don’t know the first thing about how government actually works think you’re likable. What would you do? On second thought, why am I even asking you? You’re an idiot. I’m Weighing Whether Or Not I Want To Go Through The Hell Of Appealing To You Idiotic, Uninformed Oafs
House Republicans say they believe they have politically inoculated themselves against claims they are responsible for the cuts by approving measures last year that would have substituted reductions in government programs like food stamps for the lower Pentagon spending. G.O.P. Resisting Obama on Tax Increase - NYTimes.com
It’s like an Oulipian stunt, whereby the author keeps insisting on the primacy of raw, unmediated self-revelation in literature while revealing nothing much about himself beyond the sort of self-revelatory books he likes, and nothing much about those books apart from the fact that he likes them.
Always nice to see a good trashing of David Shields.