“How on earth did Paulson think this was OK? Goldman Sachs was a hugely powerful for-profit investment bank, and there he is, giving private chapter and verse on his opinions about the US and global economy, talking about internal Treasury matters, and previewing an upcoming (and surely market-moving) speech. All in secret, at a “social event” which somehow got kept off his official calendar. Oh, yes, and one other thing — the whole shebang took place in the Moscow Marriott Grand Hotel, in the context of Goldman directors joking about how all the Moscow hotels were surely bugged.”—Felix Salmon » Blog Archive » The secret Paulson-Goldman meeting | Blogs |
“The drama of whether a concussed Tim Tebow starts or not will become a sideshow, a pitiable afterthought the instant the Four Corners Salute hits the crowd at Tiger Stadium. The horns hit, the bourbon in the bloodstream and natural hysteria in the air combusts, and for a solid ten seconds or so everything in the stadium levitates and vibrates against the inky backdrop of what, with the lights of the stadium at full shine, appears to be jungle-level darkness. The noise is a howl, a disconcerting, blood-curdling and exhilarating ruckus of a festive boozy hell. It will and should take the top of your goddamn head off the first time you hear it.”—EDSBS » Archive » EN ROUTE: FLORIDA AT LSU
“Cheeta the Chimp was just a baby when he was snatched from the Liberian jungle in 1932 by the great animal importer Henry Trefflich. In 1934 Cheeta appeared in his first of many Tarzan movies, Tarzan and His Mate. Cheeta finally retired from the big screen after the 1967 film Doctor Dolittle. The oldest living chimpanzee ever recorded, Cheeta, now seventy-six, is retired in Palm Springs, where he has reinvented himself as a globally acclaimed abstract painter.”—Author of Spanish for Everyone.
“I usually try not to repeat myself, but there are times when it’s just too tempting. This is one of those times. Before LSU began August camp in 2002, the preseason after its first SEC championship in 13 years, I wrote a Sunday piece with the intention of setting the scene for the start of practice. I looked everywhere for inspiration, hopeful of finding something to illustrate how eager fans were for the Tigers to tee it up again. A passage from A.A. Milne’s “Winnie the Pooh” seemed perfect. “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called. We do, and we experience it in a variety of ways.”—Column: Florida-LSU … are we there yet? @ TigerDroppings.com Excellent article; great flow and build.
“The computers definitely see things differently at this point in the season with all five computers tapping LSU as the No. 1 team. Meanwhile all three human polls still rank Florida No. 1. This isn’t a surprise, but it does show how differently humans and computers handle their week-to-week rankings. LSU didn’t even receive one first place vote in any of the polls (AP, Coaches’, or Harris Interactive).”—College Football