Monthly Archives: February 2006

Miller’s Crossing

I finally got around to watching this early Coen brothers film. I loved it. Very funny. I would use Johnny Caspar’s (Jon Polito) discourse on ethics in the first scene as a humorous introduction to ethics in an anthro class … Continue reading

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Flummoxed and Flutzed

It is true, I think, that the new skating rules have made the programs look largely the same, with a few exceptions now and then. Lots of beautiful skating from the women as well as the men, though. Shizuka Arakawa … Continue reading

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More musings on the last few days of Winter Olympics

More on snowboard cross. I do detect a strategy now: Stay the hell out of the way and be the last one standing. The announcers keep saying that “anything can happen” in snowboard cross. The top riders can end last, … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Mom!

…spending it at the Lake Quinault Lodge.

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First Sierra powder

I went to Mammoth this weekend primarily to cross country ski, but I slipped my telemark gear in the box as well, thinking maybe one day, but when the snow dumped Friday afternoon and night and then all day Sunday … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics, last couple of days

Watching two nights from my hotel in Bishop, CA, Friday and Saturday, home again Sunday night. I was going to say no event where nobody ever falls can really be a sport, but the Canadian ice dancing couple who fell … Continue reading

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João Oliver in the Amazon

Look how chubby! Look how he holds his head to see the book! Look how he snoozes suspended over the stinky dog!

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Winter Olympics Day Six

I love curling, and I loved it before everybody started saying it was “cool.” A little before, anyway. It’s icy shuffleboard with young, attractive people. Skeleton and luge: If I had known at age ten that these were sports, I … Continue reading

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Winter Olympic Day Three

Can I just say that Zhang and Zhang – trying the throw quad salchow, her falling straight on her knees, shaking it off, and their finishing the program for a silver medal – that’s what I watch the Olympics for. … Continue reading

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Vice-Poacher

Not only did our idiot vice-president shoot his hunting companion, HE WAS POACHING!

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