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Thursday, January 08, 2009

More current events

But first more good stuff on Gaza, in two very different registers.

Oh, and don’t forget to vote for me in the 2008 Wizbang Weblog Awards! I’m nominated in the category, “Most Desultory Blogger With A Technorati Authority Ranking Between 700 and 800 and a NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority Ranking Between 1540 and 1560.”

And in real life, I’m frantically revising (yet again!) an unwieldy manuscript and fighting off a cold and recovering from the fact that yesterday was yet another “snow day” and seeing a physical therapist for the ligament I tore in my elbow.  In my elbow!  I’ll be back next week or thereabouts with real posts about important things—things like karaoke and hockey and paternalism and unfathomably bad movies and just-barely-tolerable songs.  But I gotta get some dead-tree writing done while the year is still young. 

In the meantime, I hear there is a foot-ball contest of some kind this evening.  But if 2008 proved nothing else, other than the trivial bits about the collapse of the global financial system and the election of America’s first black president, it’s that college football needs a three-round playoff system involving the top eight teams.  That way, when Utah becomes national champion after defeating Texas Tech 23-17 in the final (after each school has defeated Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, USC, Florida, and Penn State in the first two rounds), everyone can complain about how arbitrary the system is, just as they will when the Chargers face off against the Cardinals in the Super Bowl next month.

Posted by Michael on 01/08 at 09:59 AM
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