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The Cropulence of the Woozled: Otto Clemson Hiss, through the fog of a morning-after breakfast meeting, channels Irving Berlin and Wodehouse for an ode to the New Criterion's Algonquin-esque Tuesdays at the Fitz.
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Search Engine Queries o' th' Day: olympic synchronized diving nipple and masonic sword refurbishment.
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An American rower is the first veteran of the current Iraq War to compete in the Olympics. He's the sculling partner of the first black man to row for the American team.
Staging the shot put at ancientOlympia, returning athletic competition to the site after 1,600 years, was inspired. And it was amusing when American relay swimmers the other night placed their laurel wreaths over their hearts for the national anthem. What is proper wreath etiquette on such occasions?
And you know, because of the jaunty chapeau, it must be Christmas! Steve the Llama Butcher photoshops Apocalypse Kerry.
A similar holiday theme informs this Charlotte Observer cartoon linked by InstaPundit, who observes: WHAT'S REALLY INTERESTING about this Kerry cartoon…is that it assumes the reader's knowledge of a story that's gotten, even today, very little coverage from the traditional media (including, based on a site search, the Observer itself). I think this says something significant about how people get news nowadays.
Meantime, Hugh Hewitt takes up Douglas Brinkley, historian as hagiographer.