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Friday, November 5, 2010

Remember, remember the fifth of November...

It's Guy Fawkes Day! And I don't have any real jokes about it, so, yeah.

Did you, like me, believe that Jesse Ventura had gone someplace where he would never again bother the world? As it turns out, this belief was false. He has, in fact, a new TV show called Conspiracy Theory on "truTV." Now, I don't know about you, but when I think of "conspiracy theories" and "truth" together I have to do a head shake to get rid of the paradox in my brain.

Linda Holmes has a great piece today about a fascinating story about the mobocratic justice of the internet.

In case you haven't heard, news of the Xbox's racism has been greatly exaggerated.

Martin Sheen has been cast as Uncle Ben for Spider-Man 4, which is actually Spider-Man 1, Part 2.

And there's a new art project by Adam Bartholl's that he calls "Dead Drops," you should check it out. He has placed USB sticks into walls around New York City and has encouraged others to do the same in other cities. So just in case you spot one, think first: "Whose computer has this USB been with before mine?"

Finally, if you happen to be near a TV tonight, you might consider checking out the Breeder's Cup on ESPN, featuring Zenyatta, who will be racing for her 20th consecutive win. Jeremy Plonk's article, which I link here begins this way:
To put Zenyatta's streak into perspective, imagine if Joe DiMaggio had spotted the pitcher one strike in every at-bat during his 56-game hitting streak or Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners had started down a touchdown on the scoreboard in each of their 47 consecutive victories post-World War II. Or maybe John Wooden had decided to hold out Bill Walton until the second half of each game in UCLA's 88-game mastery of college basketball during the 1970s. 
Hyperbole? Probably. But, still, that's some horse.

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