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James Joyner

Fantasy Football Guide

by James Joyner on 17 August 2009

Are you ready for some fantasy football?

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Mad Men

Mad About Mad Men

by James Joyner on 15 August 2009

“Mad Men” is the hottest show on TV, having somehow captured the zeitgeist with its meticulous portrayal of early 1960s Manhattan.

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The world’s top bartenders met in Berlin for the 35th World Cocktail Championships. Did you know there was such a thing? I sure didn’t.

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TweetIf you drink, don’t drive. Don’t even putt. – Dean Martin

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TweetBlogosphere veteran Jeff Jarvis has announced that he has prostate cancer.  He’s handling it with his usual good humor and the prognosis is very encouraging.  But only because his doctors caught it very early. Which means he got himself to said doctors. There’s a lesson there, no? Dr. Paul O’Neill, writing at WebMD, has a [...]

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Booze in the blender may render a frozen concoction. But it won’t be a real margarita.

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TweetHugo Lindgren offers a rule of thumb for assessing the state of the economy that’s probably at least as good as the indicators issued by the government: The indicator I prefer is the Hot Waitress Index: The hotter the waitresses, the weaker the economy. In flush times, there is a robust market for hotness. Selling [...]

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TweetWhile he’s not my cup of tea politically or as a fashion plate (mom jeans, indeed) it’s hard not to admire Barack Obama’s demeanor. Taegan Goddard points to a story on the way the man approaches golf, a sport that also serves as a four-letter word. President Obama, “who took up golf in his mid-30s [...]

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Chrysler has been sold to Fiat and GM has gone bankrupt. But the American auto industry is alive and well.

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Remember those commercials in which athletes and actors sat around a table discussing questions about manhood such as whether it’s permissible to put lime in one’s beer?

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You could do worse than John Wayne as your role model for manliness.

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