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Achenblog: August 27, 2006 - September 2, 2006

How to Watch Football

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Watching football on TV looks much easier than it really is. To do it correctly requires skill, concentration and, most importantly, practice. Throughout the season, you must maintain your football-watching "edge," which is why...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 2, 2006; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (121)
 
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The Sun Magazine: Island of the Damned

In North Carolina a nice person passed along a magazine called The Sun. It's a kind of back-to-nature literary journal -- by its own description, a "non-profit, ad-free monthly magazine that publishes an eclectic mix of personal essays, fiction,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  September 1, 2006; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
 
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Guest Kit: Curmudgeons On a Plane

The (Inevitable) Sequel to "Snakes on a Plane" By Curmudgeon From the IMDB Web Page: "Trivia: This film's title originated at an after-work happy hour among Hollywood colleagues to see who could come up with the most awful pitch for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 31, 2006; 7:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
 
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Then Why Am I Getting Poorer?

There are statistics about personal income, and then there's how you actually feel. Statistically, many Americans have become affluent. Statistically, many folks in the Washington metropolitan area are particularly well-heeled these days, their incomes ranking second in the country...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 30, 2006; 7:14 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (173)
 
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Certain Doom Averted Again

Yesterday morning I looked outside my motel window and saw only darkness. The sun should have been up. I checked the clock. Dang near 6:30. I track these things. The sun is supposed to be up by 6:30 in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 29, 2006; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (229)
 
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All You Need Is Louvre

[Yet another dispatch from Paris.] The Louvre is to art as the Mall of America is to shopping. The Louvre (French for "humdinger") is the museum that will not quit. It goes on for miles. It claims, on its Web...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 27, 2006; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (258)
 
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