This week’s Monday Night Football game was moved to Tempe, AZ due to San Diego’s Qualcomm stadium being used as shelter for fire victims. Admission was free, with a twist: fans were asked to make a charitable contribution to help the relief efforts. I have to admit ignorance as to the cost of a football ticket, but I (in my ignorant little heart) figured that people would drop that amount for charity and consider it the cost of admission, but with the proceeds going to help fire victims instead of more crack for football players.
65,000 people showed up, netting $225,000. In other words, $3.46 per person. That’s just sad.
Julian Wright, co-owner of the Library Bar and Grill on Mill Avenue, is quoted as saying: “And football fans, they’re not the classiest crowd.”
Music: Conga Fury (Animatrix Edit) by Juno Reactor
Posted Wednesday, 29 October, 2003 by Nic Lindh
Another book roundup, including some stellar athletes and soldiers, what might be the most jaded, soul-weary protagonist ever, and some grimdark fantasy.
The Internet is getting creepy, and Nic is breaking out his tinfoil hat after newspaper paywalls push him over the edge.
Nic is tired of tech sites obsessing over Apple’s financials and business strategy. So very tired.
Nic reads a book about the processed food industry and is incensed.
Computers are complicated. This brings out the irrational in people.
Nic proposes the loan word Rechthaberei be incorporated into American English.
The Core Dump is back! Books were read during the hiatus. Includes The Coldest Winter, Oh, Myyy!, Tough Sh*t, The Revolution Was Televised, The Rook, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore, Gun Machine, Fortress Frontier, Standing in Another Man’s Grave, and The Memory of Light.
This site will return in February.
From a true patriot to a world-weary detective, a dead god, and a civilization about to sublime from the galaxy, this book roundup spans the gamut. Includes Where Men Win Glory, Wild, Inside the Box, The Black Box, Three Parts Dead, Red Country, and The Hydrogen Sonata.
Springsteen gives a concert in Phoenix. It’s fantastic.