1. I thought tomorrow, since the best team in all of baseball - my Detroit Tigers - were playing the most notorious team in all of baseball - the NY Yankees - on a National Holiday, then I might be lucky enough to see them on national television in public somewhere. Nope. ESPN is instead showing Poker (not even a sport) and Lacrosse. With as many Red Sox / Yankees matchups that the channel forces on us, I was hoping for a little national TV love. However, ESPN only carries Yankees games when they aren't playing the Tigers. It's part of their continued commitment to not acknowledging Detroit still has a baseball team.
2. The New Yorker ran a review of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee that summarily trashes To Kill a Mockingbird. The review is here. I'm not quite sure why a review of a biography of Harper Lee would need such a vitriolic attack on her novel, which stands as one of the great American novels as far as I'm concerned.
3. Why is it the weekend that I have some free time, there's nothing at any movie theater that I want to see? Believe me, I have nothing against popcorn movies, but my vhoices run right now of (A) the third in a trilogy that I never saw the second of; (B) the adaptation of a book I found overrated and predictable, and I assume the filmed version of it is even more predictable since I know the ending of it (and will someone please tell me why this movie is taking up screens at The Charles? This is an independent movie?); or (C) seeing Tom Cruise save the world again. There have been a number of films this year that I've just plain missed that looked really good (Inside Man, United 93, Thank You For Smoking), but now they've been crowded out by these "event" movies. Ugh.
4. When I decide to go to the grocery store at 10:46 pm for lime popsicles, why is it that I must run into students, who laugh and wave and call my name across the store?
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