January 6, 2005
It's been a while since I unloaded my bookmarked links on you guys, so here goes ...
I really love sports. There's something so sexy and masculine when guys rattle off names and statistics. I can listen to them all day long.First of all, someone needs to give Eva a link to this blog immediately. It would be pretty amazing if that were a genuine quote that expresses her actual feelings, which is certainly possible. However, in the likely case that it isn't, you really have to give some credit to the publicist who suggested she say that in an interview with a men's magazine. It is the equivalent of George Clooney doing an interview with Cosmopolitan and saying something like, "I'm looking to settle down and get married, but looks aren't nearly as important to me as what's inside a woman."
Incidentally, I gave Desperate Housewives a chance and watched a couple episodes early on, but it did absolutely nothing for me. I realize there is plenty of eye candy for guys like me and the racy story lines seem like they should be interesting in theory, but for some reason it went over about as big with me as Ashley Simpson's Orange Bowl performance.
(And yes, I realize this blog entry got perverted and creepy in a hurry.)
Here's my favorite part, which is basically something I said here a few weeks ago, except much better:
The Internet is going to make gigs like this obsolete, once enough people realize that some guy in his basement is capable of turning out commentary as insightful as a tenured eminence who was handed a column 30 years ago and has spent the last 10 coasting on a scoop from the Reagan years. It takes dynamite to get some writers out of the paper.
The funny thing is, I didn't notice either Coleman's column or Lileks' column until a couple people pointed them out to me, because there's enough quality writing available online to make me forget all about newspapers. Which, ironically enough, is essentially Lileks' whole point, as well as exactly what Coleman is afraid of.
The Hardball Times:
- Belated Hall of Fame Thoughts (by Aaron Gleeman)