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From the monthly archives:

August 2009

How a lad from Scotland came to love America’s greatest sporting spectacle.

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2009 Big XII Preview

by Jon Stonger on 31 August 2009

I don’t know what’s going to happen in the Big XII this year. That doesn’t stop me from writing about it.

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TweetIf you are a regular user of Gmail, but you are ignoring the little green beaker icon at the top of the screen, you are shortchanging yourself.  That icon is the gateway to Gmail Labs, a series of experimental add-ons to enhance Gmail from the good folks at Google.  There is a long list of [...]

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Fathers and Daughters

by James Joyner on 30 August 2009

TweetA commenter at Tyler Cowen‘s place say “every man needs a daughter. ALL of my male friends who had children were changed for the better by having at least one daughter. It is not a wife who socializes a husband, it is a daughter.” My daughter was born eight months ago tomorrow and she’s certainly [...]

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The fastest growing segment of porn consumers are females – single, married, involved – and the younger the woman, the more likely they are to have their own porn collection stashed away at home.

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Army’s New Parachute

by James Joyner on 29 August 2009

TweetBack in the days when men were men, Army paratroopers jumped with ‘chutes like the T-10 Charlie or the Dash One Bravo. Now, they’ve switched to wimpy little ‘chutes that provide soft landings. Nathan Hodge: Today’s soldiers are weighed down with a ton of gear, and the Army wanted a new parachute that could carry [...]

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Cheap Spanish Wine

by Steven Taylor on 29 August 2009

A look into some inexpensive, but surprisingly good, Spanish wines.

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How a Suit Should Fit

by James Joyner on 28 August 2009

TweetEsquire provides the following illustrations of how a man’s suit should fit: While this looks right, it amusingly is not in accord with how the models in many recent issues of Esquire are shown; most wear their jackets and pants too tight, overcompensating for the return to the well-tailored fit. Also, the guide doesn’t deal [...]

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Shopping with the Wife

by James Joyner on 28 August 2009

TweetI stumbled upon the following at Esquire: Sixty-year-old advice on shopping with the wife still rings true today Photo credit: Bettmann/Corbis “A word to the wives is sufficient. And the word is NO. When you have serious shopping to do, leave the pretty things at home. They can call in a few harpies from the [...]

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TweetBrett and Kate McKay have put together a series of Ernest Hemingway-inspired motivational posters.  Several of these are pretty good. I’m more of a demotivators man myself, alas.

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The price of beer and steak is on the rise.

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