I haven't been posting lately, despite lots of good stuff on the web, because I figure everyone is reading the same stuff I am. That's probably wrong, so here are some of the items I've enjoyed so far this week:
Andy, I mean this in the most respectful way: Butch up. Please. You're embarassing your fellow gay men. They'd like to project an air of confident, if homosexually-directed, masculinity, not the scatterbrained frenzy of Lucy trying to keep up with the candy conveyer-belt.
To coin a phrase . . . Indeed.
The Fins have always been on the cutting edge of running technology. After all, Finland is the country that brought us blood doping. This time, though, it's legit. A Finnish tech firm has devised a monumentally cool tool for marathoners: a recorder that can capture a marathon course in 3D. In other words, every turn, hill and dale in first-person detail. It's like running the course without running the course. The company has forwarded a copy of the software, along with the Helsinki World Championships course, to every competing nation. According to the article, the software is available to everyone, but the company's website is in Finnish (or Swedish, or whatever the hell it is).
Here is more proof that newspapers, whether inadvertently or purposefully, can make people dumber. This headline from the San Antonio Express-News screams "Diet Sodas Linked to Obesity." Hogwash; whoever wrote that headline is a moron. My beef is with the word "linked," which implies causation. The study that is the subject of the piece concludes no such thing. There is an obvious correlation, but so what? All that means is that obese people tend to drink diet soda. Gee, what are the fucking odds of that?