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On The Michael Vick Challenge

I'm late to the party, but this was really a superbly written article -- in fact the only thoughtful piece I've read about him lately. I'm midway through Jim Gourant's amazing book The Lost Dogs ("Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue & Redemption"), and I just can't resist giving a pull-quote:

"[The informant] said that all of the dogs that didn't die from being hanged were drowned, except one. As that dog lay on the ground, fighting for air, Quanis Phillips grabbed its front legs, and Michael Vick grabbed its hind legs. They swung the dog over their head like a jump rope then slammed it to the ground. The first impact didn't kill it. So Phillips and Vick slammed it again. The two men kept at it, alternating back and forth, pounding the creature against the ground, until at last, the little red dog was dead."

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:28 pm 0

On 'Times' Editor's Request To Not Use 'Tweet' Still Not a Ban?

It's just as egregious as writing "Google" as a verb. Sure, go ahead and use it in everyday speech (asshole), but don't use it in an article because you were too lazy to enunciate an 'internet search'. It's just a lazy, unnecessary promotion of a product.

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm 0

On Sweating the Technique: Hip-Hop and the Jewish Problem

I'm not sure if I'm the only one to catch this, but in the Official Scrabble Dictionary (...anyone?), if you look up "Jew", it is listed not only as the religious noun, but also a VERB. I kid you not. You won't find the verb iteration in 'real' dictionaries, like Webster's, etc.

Posted on June 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm 0

On You couldn't keep your eyes off of me - w4m - W 53rd (Midtown West)

"Oh, that was just my classroom-gaze. Like most things I do, best not to read too much into it."

-J. Franco

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm 0

On Summer of Death: The Next Chapter

Diff'rent Croaks

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 11:00 am 0

On 7 Things To Expect When Getting off Zoloft

Step right up! Everyone gets a chance to poke the freak! Watch him curse website entities with abandon! With bonus occasional Spanish outbursts and phonetic spelling.

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm 0

On Real America: 'Robin Hood' and 'Elm Street': Main Street Goes to the Movies

Haley can probably do just fine with his the lifetime supply of residuals from New Line Cinema. He gets a cut of merchandise too, which will continue long after the death of NLC. (heh)

Posted on April 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm 0

On Horror Chick: Do Not See 'The Human Centipede' Unless You Are a Sick, Sick Puppy, And Even Then Reconsider

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarcasm

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm 0

On Horror Chick: Do Not See 'The Human Centipede' Unless You Are a Sick, Sick Puppy, And Even Then Reconsider

False: Asians always get the backseat.

Posted on April 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm 0

On Gabriel Snyder Now Executive Editor of 'Newsweek' Digital

For a second I got excited...but then I realized this wasn't about Gabe Delahayne. Sorry.

Posted on April 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm 0