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I’m a little late with this, but I want to record that June 8 marked the 80th anniversary of Max Baer’s defeat of Max Schmeling in a heavyweight boxing match at Yankee Stadium in New York. (This was several years before Schmeling’s more famous fights with Joe Louis.)
I was reminded of this by Roger Waters [...]
Sarah posted on the hateful words of Timothy Winter and the death-by-torture of three gay youths in South Africa at a “conversion” camp intended to turn them into “men.”
It’s a sign of how far things have come for gays in the US that when NBA basketball player Jason Collins became the first male on a [...]
Every now and then a nice feel-good story reminding us of the great many decent people who inhabit the world is worth taking the time out to hear.
(Unfortunately you may have to watch 10 seconds of mood-killing advertising first)
Posted: February 27th, 2013 under Sports.
For those dying to see the Mercedes commercial for which this was a teaser, here it is:
So now we know why “Sympathy for the Devil” was on the soundtrack. The message is that a Mercedes CLA is affordable enough that you don’t need to sell your soul to Willem Dafoe to obtain one, and all [...]
This is a cross-post from The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer
This weekend’s arrest in France of a former Portsmouth FC youth center back on suspicion of being a violent jihadist highlights opportunities the beautiful game offers militant Islamists.
Yann Nsaku was one of 11 converts to Islam arrested in coordinated raids in several French cities, including [...]
Posted: October 9th, 2012 under Sports.
This is a guest post by an Olympics spectator
Yesterday a young woman representing Saudi Arabia had the privilege of jogging two laps of the track at the Olympic stadium. A packed crowd of (mostly) paying spectators generously applauded her effort. At the same time seven elite female athletes competed for a place in the semi-finals [...]
Posted: August 9th, 2012 under Sports.
As someone who enjoys watching American football, I can’t find anything to disagree with in George Will’s latest column.
Posted: August 4th, 2012 under Sports.
Nefarious Jews Zionists breed supergirl
A question for the rightwing culture warriors among our readers:
If it was fair to ridicule John Kerry for windsurfing off Nantucket, and Barack Obama for talking about the price of arugula at Whole Foods, is it equally OK to mock Mitt Romney and his wife for their involvement in dressage, and Mitt for using the [...]
According to The Guardian, Argentina has filmed a promo for its Olympic team, surreptitiously, on the Falkland Islands:
Argentina has released a provocative advertisement that was filmed secretly on the Falklands and depicts the islands as “Argentine soil” in an apparent barb aimed at Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
“To compete on [...]
Posted: May 4th, 2012 under Sports.