Most XXXtreme

Do conventional extreme sports leave you thirsting for a real adrenaline rush? Perhaps it’s time you checked out some “Bedroom Adventure Gear.” Liberator promises enhanced sex, claiming that their products are “the modern day Kama Sutra.” I have to hand it to their marketing folks; I’ve never seen someone invoke […]

Can I Eat Crow for Dessert?

I suppose that I’ve had my doubts about Time since they started featuring Joel Stein during the Walter Isaacson years. However, the mistake that I brought to your attention in the previous entry is not a mistake at all. The term “just deserts” invokes a rarely-used definition (and pronunciation) of […]

Sand in My Chocolate Mousse

  I fully expect that this blog — and anything on my website for that matter — will contain spelling and grammatical errors. It’s the inevitable consequence of writing at the wee hours of the morning and having no third party to proofread. (In the interest of irony, I was going […]

Fehr and Loathing in Washington, D.C.

Despite advance warning, in 2003 enough baseball players tested positive for steroids that MLB could have fielded five all-steroid starting lineups with “enhanced” pinch hitters to spare. As homerun totals have increased in recent years, baseball fans and analysts alike have crowed about “juiced baseballs.” It’s clear that it wasn’t just […]

Andy? Not *so* dandy.

Here in New York, there remains lingering concern over the Yankees pitching staff, particularly over the absence of a left-hander in the rotation. While an argument can certainly be made for the value of a southpaw starter, acquiring quality pitching is far more important that signing a guy just because […]

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