We have a problem. No doubt about it. Women were raped in Cologne, Germany and the police tried to sweep it under the rug. It’s the same problem we’ve been having forever, in the […]
The future of the World Cup: three burning questions
World Cup 2014 was a great one. But what does the future hold? Copa Mundial 2014 was a wonderful tournament, despite the bad officiating, diving and cannibalism. We saw the emergence of new […]
#USMNT 0:1 Germany: Yanks back into round of 16
It wasn’t pretty, but the Yanks advance. What next? Also, the ghost of Landon Donovan. The US Men’s team lost to Germany today, but thanks to Portugal’s win over Ghana the Americans advance […]
Will Germany meet Ghana in the World Cup final? (Probably not. But I predicted it.)
Black Stars vs. Die Mannschaft was my prediction for Brazil after Copa 2010 in South Africa, but a lot has changed. Four years ago, in the aftermath of Spain’s World Cup win, I […]
Sochi opening ceremony: when Goebbels and Reifenstahl met Cirque du Soleil
Alexander Putin may not be preparing to invade Europe, but he understands the value of spectacle in establishing a nation’s place in the world. The Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Sochi may […]
I guess it's #WTF Thursday
I wake up, log in, and see this headline in my news ‘gator: Suspect in Yuma County double slaying was aspiring comic, necromancer Then our boy Frank Balsinger turns up with this […]
Nota Bene #111: Mmmmm… Beeeeeer
Sorry for the long absence. Let’s carry on, shall we? “If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #106: [no title due to budget cuts]
“Working for a major studio can be like trying to have sex with a porcupine. It’s one prick against thousands.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #102: Dancing Limbaughs
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]