Funny NY Times piece on President Bush’s latest verbal gaffe, and how it has spread into the popular lexicon.
Monthly Archive for April, 2006
It’s playoff time for the NHL, (though you’d never know it here in Boston), and I am loving what I see in my Buffalo Sabres. They’re up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series with the Flyers, after a brilliant double-overtime win Saturday, and an 8-2 rout last night.
Best moment thus far was Buffalo’s Brian Campbell’s clean hit of Philly’s RJ Umberger, in game 1:
I do feel bad for the guy, and I’m not cheering for injury. But that is just great playoff hockey, and a big reason why Buffalo is up 2 games to none. And, Philly seems to be coming unglued. One Buffalo columnist compares Philly Coach Hitchcock to Confederate General Pickett:
You remember Pickett? He was the general ordered to march his troops uphill through open fields on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Union soldiers, strung across Cemetery Ridge, picked them off in droves. The Confederates never had a chance.
The Flyers might as well come out for Game Three dressed in gray and whistlin’ Dixie. They’re no match for the team they are up against. Speed is the Sabres hill, their position of superiority, and Philly lacks the artillery to mount a meaningful counter.
Let’s not get cocky now… TV coverage is spotty, but you can check out Game 4 on April 28 @ 10:00pm ET, on OLN.
Today at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00, the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06.
For Europeans, it will happen on the 4th of May…
You’ll have to wait another 100 years to see that again. Watch the clock.
The new homepage of NYTimes.com.
Khoi has the details on his weblog:
I think it’s a sterling piece of work, a great example of how to evolve a user experience rather than reinvent it: the best reaction it could receive from readers (those not among that vanishingly small subset of the general populace who can be called “design savvy”) would be something along the lines of “The new design looks just like the old design.” That would suit me fine, because it would signal a continuity that I think is completely appropriate for such a closely watched site like The New York Times’, and besides, I know for a fact that it’s more elegant and more useful than it was before.
And though Khoi says that he is not responsible for the design, it’s clear to me that whoever is was heavily influenced by his work – especially the recent re-launch of The Onion. Bravo!
Jenna bleached her hair, and I can tell she’s having more fun already.
(and yes, this is just a shameless excuse to sex up the blog a bit…)
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