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Achenblog: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006

Jimmy Carter Inc.

   The other night Jimmy Carter popped up on the Larry King show, live via satellite, standing in a ski lodge and wearing a fur-lined outdoorsman jacket as though he'd just come in from felling a spruce. He was publicizing...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 25, 2006; 8:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Achenblog Recipe for Quick Beans

    Some people don't know beans about beans. They think of beans as an exotic, fussy type of food that only the most skilled chefs can prepare, liked potatoes Dauphinoise or shrimp quenelles or medallions of ferret. But I'm...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 24, 2006; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Nice graphic here showing how Cohen beat Slutskaya for the silver. Some would argue that the 7.5 points Cohen received for the "Triple flip and double toe loop" was overly generous, as was the  6.36 she received for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 24, 2006; 8:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (98)
 
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Iraq's 9/11

    The destruction of the shrine in Samarra has inspired some to call it Iraq's 9/11, but perhaps it will someday be compared to the firing on Fort Sumter. The symbolic power of the bombing exceeds its lethality. Iraq...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 23, 2006; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Conversation With Old Dude in Basement

    Brought a cup of joe to the old guy in my basement, wished him happy birthday. He claims he's 274 years old. He looks great, though he complains about his teeth. I told him they need to be...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 22, 2006; 7:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Blogging From Beyond the Grave

   Here's a stunning concept: Blog in advance. This is Fisher's secret. Fisher spends 45 minutes a week, between 10:30 and 11:15 p.m. Saturday night, writing all 12,000 words (45 individual items) for his Raw Fisher blog (he writes --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 20, 2006; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (254)
 
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