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On The Murders And The Journalists

Gene Weingarten, quoted here multiple times, has responded to Errol Morris's book. Pretty convincingly, I think. http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/since-1979-brian-murtagh-has-fought-to-keep-convicted-murderer-jeffrey-macdonald-in-prison/2012/12/05/3c8bc1c6-2da8-11e2-89d4-040c9330702a_story.html

I haven't read either book, just commentaries on the evidence, and the McDonald defense sounds like a well-articulated smokescreen, not evidence of actual innocence.

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm 0

On Your Honey Is Fake

"Bryant found that every one of the samples Food Safety News bought at farmers markets, co-ops and "natural" stores like PCC and Trader Joe's had the full, anticipated, amount of pollen."

This is not going to make the next Food Coop General Meeting any more bearable.

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 11:48 am 1

On Are You Getting Hosed by Your Internet Provider? Yessir!

@boyofdestiny I'm pretty sure Choire is confusing Kabletown and Cablevision. Correction in 3... 2...

Posted on August 3, 2011 at 9:49 am 0

On The Michael Kay Diet

I don't think any of my fellow Pirate fans think this is real. We are enjoying our splash-time in the mirage-oasis before we inevitably realize that we are playing with sand.

At some level I get Clint Hurdle's bunting fetish: the Pirates are probably the worst hitting team in the major leagues and possibly worse than two or three AAA teams. Chase d'Arnaud, who should be in Indianapolis and Josh "David Bleckstein" Harrison are both in the starting lineup, for example. But there are a few guys who simply can't be asked to bunt: Andrew McCutchen, Alex Presley and whoever is batting in front of Lyle Overbay.

Until they are eliminated from the race I'm going to keep this smile on my face and hope that Tony LaRussa overmanages the Cardinals into a tailspin while the Brewers continue to look to Prince Fielder for their defensive guidance.

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 3:37 pm 1

On Fun With Maps: Seven Peculiar U.S. Borders

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm 0