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Archive for February, 2008

Ricin Krispies

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Admit it–when you heard that the incredibly dangerous poison ricin was found in a Las Vegas hotel you thought, "Bet it’s the Imperial Palace". That’s actually being very uncharitable to the venerable IP, which has provided shelter and a convienient location every time I’ve visited Vegas. But I think my line of thinking is somewhat…
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Myron Cope

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

I was a sophomore at Penn State and writing sports for Daily Collegian. We’d covered PSU’s season-opening destruction of Virginia and I was in the car with Jim and Wogo and Jill heading back to Happy Valley. We drove north along back roads that wound through small towns and farmland and at times it felt…
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The Spring Follies

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Spring training is under way and as always that seems a bit odd because it’s about 10 friggin’ degrees outside. Of course I live in PIttsburgh and thus I’m far more interested in the NFL Combine that starts today in Indianapolis. And when April rolls around I’ll be far more excited about the NFL Draft…
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Everybody’s A Food Critic

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

After final-tabling The Mookie tonight I checked the headlines over at the Post-Gazette. Thursday the new restaurant reviews come out and when I saw that the joint being examined this week is called Geno’s it naturally got my attention. It’s also located in Lawrenceville, which is where my dad grew up and where some of…
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I Can Has Check-Raise?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I’m sure most of you are familiar with I Can Has Cheezburger, a site where people post pictures of cats (mostly cats) with funny captions. I guess it’s also known as  "Lolcats" and if your humor runs to the cute and cloying and kitteh, you might enjoy it as I do. The reason I bring…
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Brutal

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I tried to make something out of some leftover flank steak this afternoon…the less said about that the better. After giving the garbage disposal a noisy workout I headed to Marzoni’s for a chicken salad and a beer. Did some work and then I decided to play a little poker. When I play poker at…
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Blogs In Convienient Book Form!

Monday, February 18th, 2008

After catching the first wave of the day and surfing my usual spots I came across a post by Matthew Yglesias who writes that a former New York Times "Web critic" has a book coming out called Ultimate Blogs–Masterworks From the World Wide Web. I won’t link to it because I can’t imagine it’s worth…
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Mean Gene Cuisine

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

I don’t think anyone is ever gonna say I’m a good cook, but tonight I actually impressed myself a bit. It’s Friday, no meat, so what was I gonna have for supper? I thought about punting and heading to the brewpub for a veggie-only pizza and 50oz of beer, but I had a few drafts…
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Poker Is Fun…Poker Is Not Fun

Monday, February 11th, 2008

So I was up till 2AM playing in a tournament last night. Finished 70th out of 1414, good for…$64. It was around a quarter to one when I thought, "Is this really a good use of my time? I’m sleepy". First place was north of $6K, so if I took the whole thing down, then…
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Too Athletic For My Own Good

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I’ve been having trouble down there for a few months now. No no, not DOWN THERE, the BAD down there. No. I mean my feet, my legs. I got horrible shin splints humping the hills in San Francisco, a recurrance of a problem I had a couple of years ago when I suffered the agony…
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