Thursday, April 30, 2009

Not so short quote: villaging

Wherein Woman may born you love you and mourn you but a woman is a sometime thing

wiki description: Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society composed entirely of women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. It first appeared as a serial in Perkins Gilman's monthly magazine Forerunner.

Project Gutenberg link

Excerpted from Chapter 8:
"No surnames at all then?" pursued Terry, with his somewhat patronizing air. "No family name?"

"Why no," she said. "Why should we? We are all descended from a common source--all one 'family' in reality. You see, our comparatively brief and limited history gives us that advantage at least."

"But does not each mother want her own child to bear her name?" I asked.

"No--why should she? The child has its own."

"Why for--for identification--so people will know whose child she is."

"We keep the most careful records," said Somel. "Each one of us has our exact line of descent all the way back to our dear First Mother. There are many reasons for doing that. But as to everyone knowing which child belongs to which mother--why should she?"

Here, as in so many other instances, we were led to feel the difference between the purely maternal and the paternal attitude of mind. The element of personal pride seemed strangely lacking.

"How about your other works?" asked Jeff. "Don't you sign your names to them--books and statues and so on?"

"Yes, surely, we are all glad and proud to. Not only books and statues, but all kinds of work. You will find little names on the houses, on the furniture, on the dishes sometimes. Because otherwise one is likely to forget, and we want to know to whom to be grateful."

"You speak as if it were done for the convenience of the consumer--not the pride of the producer," I suggested.

"It's both," said Somel. "We have pride enough in our work."

"Then why not in your children?" urged Jeff.

"But we have! We're magnificently proud of them," she insisted.

"Then why not sign 'em?" said Terry triumphantly.

Moadine turned to him with her slightly quizzical smile. "Because the finished product is not a private one. When they are babies, we do speak of them, at times, as 'Essa's Lato,' or 'Novine's Amel'; but that is merely descriptive and conversational. In the records, of course, the child stands in her own line of mothers; but in dealing with it personally it is Lato, or Amel, without dragging in its ancestors."

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Short quote: genocidal

Wherein couldn't You choose someone else for awhile

From God: A Biography, by Jack Miles:
The terms of the engagement ahead in Canaan will be quite like those just seen in Egypt. The Israelites, in their divinely fostered fertility, will outbreed the Canaanites and so overwhelm them as they did the Egyptians. God will afflict the Canaanites with pestilence and terror as he did the Egyptians. The difference, a large difference, is that the physical separation between those inside and those outside the covenant -- a distinction that, in Egypt, was imposed by the departure of the Israelites -- will come about in Canaan by the expulsion of the Canaanites. As he announces his plans for the ethnic cleansing of Canaan, the Lord does not, to repeat, seem angry with the Canaanites, but the efect is genocidal, all the same, and there is no escaping it. Unlike the Egyptians, who provoked the Lord by enslaving the Israelites and sentencing all newborn Israelite males to deathm the Canaanites' only offense is that they worship their own gods and live on land for which the Lord has other plans. No matter: They are doomed. They will not be offered the option of covnerting to the worship of the Lord, much less of coexisting with Israel and maintaining their own ways: "You shall make no covenant with them and their gods."

If this is a clear step beyond the level of violence the Lord was willing to inflict on Egypt, it is a universe away from the attitude he had toward the nations among whom the patriarchs lived."

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

another four

Wherein the ingredients in succotash are as unpleasant as the word

  1. sounds familiar. Also sounds like candles which makes me think of light. Also makes me think of Cabela which makes me think of fishing gear. I'll go with the candle, something about brightness.

  2. Pet Shop Boys

  3. Kenya. Last American winner was Greg Meyer, in 1983. The first Kenyan win was in 1988. Since then, a nonKenyan has won just five times: Italy (1990), South Korea (2001), and Ethiopia (1989, 2005, 2009).

  4. The guy with the hat and the pipe and the violin playing and the crime solving.

  5. Phyllis Diller

  6. Summer squash and eggplant

Monday, April 27, 2009

Peeved Paula Poundstone pwns Pollan

Wherein during the 4/11/2009 episode listen as William H. Macy strenuously denies rumors of excessive boomerang collecting

April 4, 2009, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. Michael Pollan loses a food debate with Paula Poundstone. She's my new preferred food expert.

Peter Sagal: What should we be eating?

Michael Pollan: Food.

Paula Poundstone: How thick is your book?

Michael Pollan: It's very hard now for us to know what food is. Because there are all these edible food-like substances now that compete with food in the supermarket. So a lot of the book is helping people distinguish between the edible food-like substances and the real food.

Paula Poundstone: But let me ask you something. One of the things that has made my live worth living is Ring Dings. And I feel that it is food. Are you going to tell me that's not food?

Michael Pollan: There's a few simple tests to figure out if a Ring Ding is food or not. How many ingredients does a Ring Ding have?

Paula Poundstone: Devil's Food Cake -- one. A creamy filling -- two. And a rich chocolate outer coating. What's the matter with you?

Michael Pollan: I would look at the package next time, that creamy -- CREAMY -- is not cream.

Paula Poundstone: C-R-E-A-M-E-Y. Creamy. What the hell's the matter with you?

Michael Pollan: But...but but but but...There are special occasion foods.

Paula Poundstone: What do you mean special occasion? I said it's what makes my life worth living. Are you suggesting I save it for one day a year?

Michael Pollan: I wouldn't want to deprive you of your...

Paula Poundstone: You know, you may know a lot about food, but you don't know the first thing about living, buddy.

Learned from the April 11, 2009, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me episode,

  • Bacon cures hangovers
  • Chocolate helps with math

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Short quote: common knowledge

Wherein it's good to know what you don't know

and_going.html">John E. McIntye:
When I was an undergraduate at Michigan State, a friend,
Andy Scheiber, offered to help a fellow student in a Milton class
review for the midterm. Arriving at his dormitory room, she opened up
her Merritt Y. Hughes edition of Paradise Lost and asked, "Now who's
this Sa-TAN; he's in there a lot." By now, one hopes, she has put in
her 35 years as a schoolteacher and retired. I also saw some of the work
of fellow teaching assistants in graduate school at Syracuse, and some
of them should have been kept from the classroom at bayonet

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Short quote: possibilities

Wherein probably not breaking a lot of boards with the feet

Ethan Stiefel, dean of the school of dance at the University of North
Carolina School of the Arts (href="
dance">NY Times):
"It's about obstacles. You have to keep challenging
yourself, and I'm about leading by example. I don't advocate anyone
doing something that will unnecessarily injure them or is unhealthy,
but if you just have a hangnail that's bothering you? This is about
letting people know what's possible. And never giving up."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Response to "Your 4 and 20 Songs That Last 4 Minutes and 20 Seconds Long, List"

Wherein with much shorter descriptions because the ibuprofen is kicking in and I should try going back to sleep

See Your 4 and 20 Songs That Last 4 Minutes and 20 Seconds Long, List.

I have 29 songs so all 29 go on the list. And I'm not bothering looking up youtube links.

  1. Adjosio Omonie, Zap Mama. Ok song from their weakest album.

  2. Arkansas Traveler, Michelle Shocked. Sort of a throwaway track with some excellent mandolin, fiddle, and banjo playing spliced with some country jokes. Makes me smile. One of my favorite albums from the 90s.

  3. Beneath The Damage And The Dust (Acoustic Version), Peter Himmelman. Don't think I've heard this before and probably won't listen to it again.

  4. Bernstein: Candide - Act 1: Dear Boy. I need to find a less operatic version of Candide.

  5. Christmas Comes but Once a Year, Charles Brown. Such a light, skating touch on the piano.

  6. Couchmal, CC Adcock. Serviceable honky tonk rock. I'd probably love this live in a bar playing pool.

  7. Diamonds And Pearls, Prince. What he said.

  8. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, Rickie Lee Jones. What he said about "Diamonds and Pearls" applies here as well.

  9. Donna And Blitzen, Badly Drawn Boy. Modern classic Christmas song from the "About a Boy" soundtrack.

  10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Jimmy Smith. This song should only be played on a Hammond organ.

  11. Honey Tree, Trip Shakespeare. Trippy.

  12. In the Raw, Whitefield Brothers. Track this album down, it is some badasssss funk.

  13. J'm'en Fous Pas Mal, Edith Piaf. Sometimes the French get something right.

  14. Lobachevsky, Tom Lehrer. Something about Danny Kaye and mathematics.

  15. The Memory Of Trees, Enya. I think we were given this for the birth of The Child because it is so soothing and peaceful. Unfortunately, the birthing process is anything but soothing. We went louder and less peaceful.

  16. Messiah, Brenda Kahn. From her last album, "Hunger." Another album (and song) I give my fullest recommendations to. She says: Hunger is a stripped down collection of songs, many inspired by the sudden and tragic death of Jeff Buckley. Koch would not release the album without another American label backing it, so I kept the release independent and stateside.

  17. Not My Slave, Oingo Boingo. Totally fun, head-bopping song. Lyrics probably go the opposite direction, some day I should listen to them.

  18. Oh Marianne, Peter Wolf. Life is a dead end street...maybe I don't want to listen to this at 3am.

  19. Pissing in the Wind, Badly Drawn Boy. Another beautiful and depressing song.

  20. Party in Senegal, The Wallets. Pretty good example of Max Ray's sax work. I remember there being some amount of anticipation when it was released that Alan Toussaint was producing this album. Unfortunately, it's kinda lackluster (despite a collection of excellent songs) and didn't approach the energy of their live shows.

  21. Red Shoes, Barbra Streisand. Disco Barbra.

  22. Red Shoes [Live], Tom Waits. Get this man a throat lozenge. I love me some waits, but this sounds like a failed effort at Tuvan throat singing.

  23. Road To Emmaus, Rickie Lee Jones. Instrumental from "The Sermon On Exposition Boulevard." I haven't given this album the play it needs. First impression is there's a lot of cool stuff going on.

  24. Round Midnight, Linda Ronstadt. Not a huge fan of jazz standards Ronstadt.

  25. Solsbury Hill, Peter Gabriel. Nice song.
  26. Southernizing the Whitehouse, Hans Petersen. From the Jimmy Carter parody album.
  27. Spacelab Girls From Huntsville, Paul Cebar. Slow and bluesy swing. Paul Cebar is one of the country's greatest musicians.

  28. Three Friends, Levellers. Boring. Actually, strip out the vocals and there's some good layers hiding in the background.

  29. (You Sure Make Me) Feel, The Wallets. One of the best examples of their controlled chaos sound that you can almost dance to. There's the Ornette Coleman sax, the dual/dueling xylophones, all driven hard by the percussion and held together by the bass. Definitely hear the connection of Steve Kramer having been in James Chance and the Contortions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First guess is SO completely wrong

Wherein and #5 is probably not correct

1. parts of the tongue
2. Hanna-Barbera
3. antlers
4. Virgin
5. A left shoe with a worn out heel. No, a boot.
6. Tagalog is a Filipino language, so Phillipines
7. All have won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor; wore dresses; played a character named Kip; played a saxophone in a movie; played baseball coaches; movie or show with Buddy in the title; character was marooned on an island; busted eardrums

Short quote: perspectives

Wherein and how does that make you feel

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I love love love the DHARMA leadership. Having spent years
in grad skool, I can assure you that if a group of idealistic academics
got together to found a utopia on a creepy Island, it would look and
feel exactly like the DI. Horace, Pierre Chang, Amy, Radzinsky, and (of
course) Oldman remind me of every single academic I have ever met.
Excellent character writing, boys.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Shortish quote: logistics

Wherein I think I've read elsewhere that the buns are a brioche I
should make some brioche buns

Richard Blais:
Why one type of bun if you have 14 kinds of burgers? When we first started we were like, "OK, here's what we have to do if it's going to be a chef-burger restaurant: We're going to have to have our own butcher room, and we have to bake our own bread, and if we're going to do 20 different varieties of burgers, then they all have to be different and all the bread has to be different, and ..." then, you know, when you have a kid walking through a toy store?

As a chef, you get over excited. I wanted to have a window in the kitchen so you could see a butcher shop thing going on. It would have been an extra $200,000 to set up the facility to grind all of our meat in here. That's an extra three to four people on staff so it's a ton of extra labor. And honestly, there is a huge liability issue with grinding your own meat in a restaurant. So with the meat-and I'm really going backwards to get to the bun-we decided that we would find a meat factory plant, let them deal with the liability issues, that's what they do. We'll give them the recipe; it will be our blend. That was a financial decision and at the end I think a smart one.

And then the same thing with the bun. You think, "We'll bake all of our own buns here, and they will all be different." Then you're like, "OK, that's a six-person baking staff that is now a 24-hour labor of staff."

Instead we found a baker in town. We went through a lot of bakers, and we tested a lot of bread. We started with a generic type of bread that you are going to get at a McDonald's or a Burger King and soft, squishy stuff you're going to buy in Publix or Kroger's. Then we went all the way and said, "Let's get the most serious baker in town." What we got was bread that's almost not American, crunchy. Honestly, who wants to eat a burger on a Kaiser roll?

America wants soft bread, personally, that's what I think. Or that's what I want, so maybe that's just my opinion. So we got another baker in town. We worked on the recipe with him. They bake every night, they ship every morning.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Short quote: flattery

Wherein also need to use Koegel dogs to make it authentic

Flint Journal:
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Angelo's Coney Island in Flint should prepare to be flattered.

Or not.

The Heavy Table, a magazine and blog about dining in the upper Midwest, reports that coney dogs are coming to Stabby's Cafe, which plans to open later this month in south Minneapolis.

Stabby's will offer traditional diner fare, and "they're trying to perfect the coney recipe from Angelo's Coney Island in Flint," according to Heavy Table blogger Aaron Landry.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Short quote: Karma?


Harvey Araton:
It was a low negotiating blow, the opportunist in Auerbach striking to make room in the starting lineup for Danny Ainge. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 point guard plucked from the Continental Basketball Association in 1979, was banished to Seattle for a first-round draft choice.

The maneuver seemed like another Auerbachian stroke of genius when the Sonics fell apart and the Celtics had the second pick in the 1986 draft.

But it was a rookie class remembered largely for drug abuse. Chris Washburn, Roy Tarpley and William Bedford struggled with cocaine. Len Bias, Boston’s pick, partied with the powder, went into cardiac arrest and died hours after being introduced as the next Celtics link on the championship chain.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I don't think I was sent last week's quiz

Wherein blow wind blow

  1. swimming

  2. Two cities for each state? That kills Minnesota: Minneapolis as I highly doubt Mankato is more populous than St. Paul. checking... Shoot, Mankato doesn't even make the top twelve and Maple Grove is #10. How about Pennsyvania (Pittsburgh & Philly) and Hawaii (Honolulu & that other one).

  3. I have absolutely no memory or knowledge of this show.

  4. The guy from the Bounty

  5. blanked

  6. Michelle Obama

  7. Sons committed suicide

Monday, April 13, 2009

Short quote: because

Wherein your choice of words clearly identifies your mother as one who frequently wandered the causeways after daylight

Prescriptivist Poppycock:
Last thing first: the charge of laziness. Commenters on usage quite commonly attribute the motive of "laziness" to the user of any variant they believe to be incorrect/wrong. The idea is that the writer or speaker was too lazy to find out what the correct/right variant is — or if the writer or speaker believes that their variant is in fact correct/right, then they were too lazy to have learned otherwise ("they should have known better"). It's not enough to say that the variant is incorrect/wrong, but the user of the variant must also be maligned.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Who wants to stay up all night so they can see a bell?

Wherein this would be a good place to load the photo of rabbits I shot from my kitchen window but it's 1:44am and I don't feel like finding the camera and plugging it into the computer so imagine two large brown rabbits eating grass

David Sedaris tries to discuss Easter in a French language class.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Take a little off the top

Wherein name the theme

The Jokers, Song of Delilah

Nat King Cole, Song of Delilah
no video, here's the audio

Regina Spektor, Samson

Des'ree and Babyface, Fire

The Judds, Let Me Tell You About Love (not sung by The Judds)

Bad Manners, Samson & Delilah

Van Stephenson, Modern Day Delilah


Thursday, April 09, 2009

Short quote: foie gras

Wherein I'm hungry

The War Against Dietary Self-Determinism:
But sustainability does not change a fundamental fact: that the food system almost all of us are a part of not only tolerates violence – and yes, sometimes even cruelty and death – it anticipates and embraces it. Though one can appreciate the argument that a vegetarian diet imposes a smaller footprint on the world, the responsibility for this relationship rests not solely with carnivores, but with all of us who feed at the trough. Even the farming of grains and vegetables is undeniably responsible for the loss of animal life: farms displace natural habitats, farm equipment unavoidably intersects with wildlife, and even organic fertilizers may contain animal products (blood, bone meal). Food morality is not as black and white as we like to believe: it's possible to raise animals sustainably and it's possible to raise vegetables unsustainably. Neither side has a monopoly.

After reading this letter, this seems like a good place to put Mike Rowe's discussion of lamb castration, PETA, and American labor:

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Short quote: editing

Wherein Bad Tuesday is what I'll call my sailboat

From wiki, an explanation for Original and Revised Versions of the Bad Tuesday Chapter:
The original 1933 printing of Mary Poppins contained a version of the chapter Bad Tuesday in which Mary and the children use a compass to visit places all over the world in a remarkably short period of time. Because it contained a variety of cultural and racial stereotypes of Chinese, Inuit, Africans, and Native Americans, Travers responded to criticism by revising the chapter in 1981 to include animal representatives instead of people. At the same time, original illustrator Mary Shepard altered the accompanying drawing of the compass to show a Polar Bear at the north, a Macaw at the south, a Panda at the east, and a Dolphin at the west.

From the WeeWeb profile:
In 1981, Travers revised the "Bad Tuesday" chapter of MP, in which Mary Poppins took the children to the four points of a magic compass, where they met stereotype Eskimos, Blacks, Chinese, and American Indians. The Eskimo, Chinese, and Indian stereotypes don't give much offense - they give some, because the presentation of groups as quaintly exotic tends to turn them into toys, but the objection is slight compared to the stereotyping which presents Blacks as apparently stupid, unable to master the language they speak. ("You bring dem chillun dere into ma li'l house for a slice of water-melon right now.")

It's to Travers' credit that although she didn't see why the affectionately-intended stereotypes should give offense, she realized that those who said the stereotypes were offensive were dealing with an important issue. She revised the chapter so that the compass points are represented by a Polar Bear, a Macaw (south), a Panda (east), and a Dolphin (west).

Mary Shepard, the original illustrator, changed the illustration of the compass points accordingly.

Checking Google Books, can only see the revised edition. Upon further Googlebooking, The Death of the Grown-up discusses this. A couple of key pages are missing.

Now all I need to do is find a pre-1981 copy to see how bad it was.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The many foul moods of Mary Poppins

Wherein not exactly Julie Andrews

What's with all the sniffing?

  • "Oh, I make it a rule never to give references," said the other firmly. Mrs. Banks stared.

  • "A very old-fashioned idea, to my mind," Jane and Michael heard the stern voice say. "Very old-fashioned. Quite out of day, as you might say."

  • "Quite. As long as I'm satisfied."

  • "What do you mean -- nothing?" demanded Mary Poppins, drawing herself up and looking as though she had been insulted.

  • But Mary Poppins, her face as stern as before...

  • ...but with a warning, terrible glance...

  • "One more word from that direction," she said threateningly," and I'll call the Policeman."

  • Mary Poppins stared from him to Jane in silence. Then she sniffed.

  • But nobody ever knew what Mary Poppins felt about it, for Mary Poppins never told anybody anything....

  • Mary Poppins eyed her sternly.

  • Besides, Mary Poppins was very vain and liked to look her best.

  • nodded haughtily

  • said Mary Poppins, who was evidently very offended by the question.

  • And she sniffed her usual sniff of displeasure.

  • Mary Poppins sighed with pleasure, however when she saw three of herself....She thought it was such a lovely sight that she wished there had been a dozen of her or even thirty. The more Mary Poppins the better.

  • "Come along," she said sternly, as though they had kept her waiting.

  • giving him a terrible glance

  • said Mary Poppins primly

  • she said snappily

  • sniffed Mary Poppins

  • said Mary Poppins sharply, as though Michael had deliberately said something to offend her.

  • Mary Poppins's voice was high and angry

  • Mary Poppins gave an offended sniff

  • Mary Poppins sat between them, offended and silent

  • said Mary Poppins haughtily

  • said Mary Poppins sniffing

  • "ask him. He knows -- Mr. Know-All!" said Mary Poppins, nodding her head scornfully at Michael.

  • she said crossly

  • said Mary Poppins in that cold, clear voice that was always a Warning.

  • Mary Poppins sniffed

  • sniffed Mary Poppins

  • Mary Poppins's voice was at its most priggish

  • Mary Poppins sounded ferocious

  • she said conceitedly

  • said Mary Poppins with a sniff

  • flung a parting glance of fury at the pigeon

  • "No," said Mary Poppins, who always said "No."

  • He broke off suddenly, for he had caught sight of Mary Poppins's face. The expression on it was awful.

  • "There will be no next," said Mary Poppins, with a haughty sniff.

  • But she glanced at the window as she went so that she could see how her new shoes looked reflected in it.

  • "Speak for yourself," she said crossly, and flounced to the door

  • Mary Poppins turned and regarded him with something like disgust.

  • she said haughtily

  • Mary Poppins sniffed

  • said Mary Poppins with a scornful laugh

  • said Mary Poppins contemptuously

  • "I wish we were invisible," said Michael, when Mary Poppins had told him that the very sight of him was more than any self-respecting person could be expected to stand.

  • said Mary Poppins scornfully

  • and sniffing

  • she demanded, looking crossly

  • she snapped

  • said Mary Poppins, uppishly

  • "I don't mind," said Mary Poppins with surprising mildness. Not that Jand and Michael were really very surprised, for they knew that the thing Mary Poppinsliked doing best of all was looking in shop windows. They knew, too, that while they saw toys and books and holly-boughs and plum cakes, Mary Poppins saw nothing but herself reflected there.

  • So with a sigh she wrenched herself away from her glorious reflection.

  • she said haughtily

  • said Mary Poppins snappily

  • "None of your business," snapped Mary Poppins.

  • "You be quiet," she said to Jane in her snappiest voice.

  • said Mary Poppins, with such a ferocious snap

  • she said haughtily

Friday, April 03, 2009

Short quote: underage drunks?

Wherein not sure what she's on about with the divorce talk

Rebecca Barry:
I also have a blog, The Main Street Diaries, which is about trying to manage my small children without getting a divorce. I thought that once I got pregnant and stopped going to bars all of my material would dry up, but kids are so funny. They’re on the same wavelength as barflies half the time. A few days ago my 3-year-old picked up Charles Bukowski’s “Women” and asked me to read it to him. I said: “I don’t think you’ll like it. It doesn’t have pictures.” (Thank God.) And he said: “O.K., I’ll read it to you. Here is what it says: ‘Banana Face, Banana Face, I got naughty songs in my head.’”

I think he’s psychic.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Cinnamon rolls

Wherein breakfast tomorrow

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Wherein I feel dirty doing a timely themed post

  • April Fools, Rufus Wainwright
  • Biggest Fool In Town, Gorgeous George
  • Description Of A Fool, A Tribe Called Quest
  • Don't Pick Me For Your Fool, Son Seals
  • The Fool, Richard Thompson
  • Fool Button, Jimmy Buffet
  • A Fool in Love, Etta James
  • Fool In Love, The Veltones
  • Fool Out of Me, Idina Menzel
  • A Fools Says..., Pete Townshend
  • Fool, Fool, Fool, The Clovers
  • Fool's Game, Bonnie Raitt
  • Fool's Paradise, The Crickets
  • Fool's Paradise, Jesse Johnson
  • Fooled Ya Baby, Nikka Costa
  • Foolin Me, The Robustos
  • Foolish Fool, Chaka Khan
  • Foolish Love, Rufus Wainwright
  • I'll Play the Fool, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
  • I'm A Fool To Want You, Linda Ronsta
  • I'm Just a Fool to Care, CC Adcock
  • Love's Made A Fool Of You, The Crickets
  • She Found a Fool, Paul Cebar
  • These Foolish Things, Nat King Cole
  • What A Fool I've Been, Carla Thomas
  • What Kind of Fool, Barbra Streisand
  • What Kind Of Fool Am I?, Rick Springfield
  • What Kind Of Fool Am I, Grandpaboy
  • Who Are We Trying to Fool?, Jimmy Buffett
  • Who Will the Next Fool Be?, Diane Schuur
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

Short quote: player hatin'

Wherein at least I miss Billy Packer

Josh Levin:
One might normally feel pangs of guilt for rooting against college kids—I was just kidding, North Dakota State!—but Devendorf isn't merely annoying. In December, he was suspended from school for assaulting a female student while on probation for "harming" a different Syracuse student. In a Calhoun-esque move, Coach Jim Boeheim let Devendorf suit up while the case was under appeal, and the suspension was later reduced. In the end, he sat out only two games.

Upon his return to the court, the shooting guard played with the joylessness and hostility of a schoolyard bully. Actually, more like the schoolyard bully's yappy best friend. In the Big East Tournament, Devendorf repeatedly talked trash to opposing defenders after his teammates found him for wide-open jumpers. It was like watching John Paxson pop his jersey. Let's make a deal, big guy: You can start woofing the next time you create your own shot.

March reading

Wherein February

  1. Sanibel Flats, Randy Wayne White
  2. Escape from Hell, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
  3. Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers
  4. Dry Storeroom No. 1, The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum, Richard Fortey
  5. The Commitments, Roddy Doyle
  6. Supreme Courtship, Christopher Buckley