In "An Important Note from Neal Pollack", Neal Pollack wrote that "Neal Pollack is an icon: proposed running mate of Ralph Nader, husband of Nicole Kidman, role model for Rwandan boys. He is worshipped by the masses with such fervor that the city of Denver had to ban his book readings for fear of rioting. He has in excess of 500 lovers. Heralded, by himself, as the greatest living writer--this is Neal Pollack, the larger-than-life, egomaniacal, mythic hero of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. "
Read a review of The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature here. Read an interview with Neal Pollack here, and a profile of Neal Pollack here.
Neal Pollack has also started a blog where he makes fun of things like Christopher Hitchens leaving The Nation, and the French.
Thursday, September 26, 2002
John B. Judis and Ruy Teixeira wrote the New Republic article "Majority Rules", that I linked to a few weeks ago. The article discusses why they see a Democratic majority forming in the U.S. They have now written a book on the same subject called The Emerging Democratic Majority. Here's a review of the book from the blog Talking Points Memo.
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
In this Salon.com column, Keith Olberman explains why he isn't surprised by fans attacking baseball players or that some baseball players smoke marijuana. However, he does wonder why no one has noticed that the New York Yankees are negotiating with the Tokyo Yomiuri Giants to bring Japan's best power hitter to the U.S.
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Monday, September 23, 2002
Thursday, September 19, 2002
The Detroit Lions finished the 2001 season with a 9-7 record. In 2001 they only won 2 games. As the Lions prepare to play the Green Bay Packers at their new stadium, Ford Field, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn says the Lions are a franchise with no direction.
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
Did you know that the Earth has more than one moon? As this BBC article explains, Earth's second moon was discovered in 1986 and is named Cruithne. Recently an amateur astronomer discovered another object orbiting the Earth, which has been designated J002E2. Scientists aren't sure if it is a captured asteroid or a piece of space junk.
Monday, September 09, 2002
In his latest Tuesday Morning Quarterback column, Gregg Easterbrook explains why "Almost all sports predictions are wrong?" He's very convincing, which makes me wonder whether I should be happy that ESPN's Chris Mortensen is predicting that the Green Bay Packers will win the Super Bowl.