Take me out ... : Meph is disappointed that the consensus World Series storyline is all Barry-Barry-Barry. (Reading aloud? That should sound like "Marcia-Marcia-Marcia.") Meph is so disappointed, in fact, that he has even predicted tomorrow's stories tonight. We'll see if he's right:
Well, the Giants won and the series is now 2-2. No doubt we will now be treated to a host of stories about how the threat of Barry Bonds and his 3 intentional walks is why the Giants won the game. The other Giant hitters will be applauded for "taking advantage" of the opportunity presented by Bonds' presence in the lineup, and the improved Giant pitching— the real reason why the Giants won game 4 and lost game 3—will be an afterthought.
(The best real-time sports talk was in Ballot Box.) ...
I don't need Dahlia's evaluation of Ken Starr for two reasons: (A) while I love her dearly, I already had a real good idea about what Dahlia would say about Ken Starr if the matter ever came up, and (B) I already have an opinion about Ken Starr and Dahlia is unlikely to convince me that Starr wears horns and carries a pitchfork, just as conservatives are unlikely to persuade me that Starr sports a halo.
He doesn't need Ken Starr's book, either. ...
So glad Slaten found someone toothless in Arkansas; it would be a shame if the ill-tempered correspondent had to make up NEW hillbilly jokes. ...
Fast culture: Readers of Bo Fuller's Well-Traveled series on The Outlaw Trail don't quite buy her description of her visit with Navajo weaver Rose Yazzi as "cultural prostitution." Longtime reservation resident Ernest sees the glass (or bedstand) as half full here:
So why is being (even briefly) introduced to a new culture a negative? Why is it "cultural prostitution" for age old customs to be shown as they have always been practiced? ...
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