Lance Armstrong has been ordered to stand trial in Italy for defamation of Filippo Simeoni because Armstrong said Simeoni was a "liar". I'm not a huge Armstrong fan, nor am I completely uncritical of him. But this is ridiculous.Apparently Simeoni is so thin-skinned and weak that reading about what Armstrong said has caused him to … Continue reading Crybaby Italians
Day: December 15, 2005
Béisbol and Politics
Turns out that the inaugural World Baseball Classic will not feature a team from Cuba. The US Treasury Department has decided that since there is an embargo against Cuba the permit necessary for a Cuban baseball team to come and play cannot be issued. Which is the right decision. Even if you think the embargo … Continue reading Béisbol and Politics
Don’t be a blockhead.
An interesting article about the Charlie Brown Christmas Special. Apparently a bunch of the people who worked on it thought it would bomb because it didn't use a laugh track, ended with Linus quoting Scripture, used real kids for the voices and other unconventional things. Wrong. It's still a great Christmas show.
Have at thee!
Jonah Goldberg notes in the Corner the latest development in home security. Er, or at least he notes that home security is returning to its roots.