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Achenblog: July 9, 2006 - July 15, 2006

Rough Draft: Summer of '81

[My column in the Post magazine.] Go back 25 years: It's the summer of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." The movie is smashing great fun, directed by Spielberg, produced by Lucas, a comic book on the big screen, pulp fiction...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 15, 2006; 2:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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From "Stampede": Kiterature

[As you know, the blogger is out of town, and the boodle is taking over the kitting for a while. What follows is a guest kit by a reader in Calgary who usually lurks, but occasionally comments under the handle...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 14, 2006; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (168)
 
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These Kids Today

[My column from the Sunday magazine.] The problem with children is, there's no User's Guide, no owner's manual, no 800-number you can call for Tech Support. And so as a parent you just have to wing it when a child...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 12, 2006; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (226)
 
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How to Write a Guest Kit on Achenblog

[With your blogger heading off to France to confront Zizou directly about his buttheadedness, there is a need for the commentariat to step up to the plate and attempt a header into the goal even at the great risk of...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 11, 2006; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
 
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Zizou the Butthead

It was about 111 minutes into the World Cup championship match that the star player for France, Zinedine "Zizou" Zidane, playing in the last match of his career, got into a little contretemps with an Italian player, a verbal...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 10, 2006; 7:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (288)
 
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