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Achenblog: February 4, 2007 - February 10, 2007

Delusions of Grandeur Now An Official Olympic Sport

[My column in the Sunday magazine.] Will Rogers famously said, "We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud as they go by." But Will Rogers is dead, and no one remembers him, because...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 10, 2007; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (308)
 
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Learning How To Think

Why is it that, 40 years after Vietnam, all the revolutions in information and the explosion of media outlets and the 1000 different TV channels and information available in handheld instruments and beamed from around the world at the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 8, 2007; 8:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (436)
 
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Astronaut Behaving Badly, and Other News

Ain't love grand. Lisa Nowak is from DC and Rockville-- see her NASA bio. Nice photo, certainly better than the police mug shot. "Nowak raced from Houston to Orlando wearing diapers so she wouldn't have to stop to urinate,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 6, 2007; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (495)
 
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Sloppy Super Bowl; Barrel Full of Senators

[That was a candidate for Worst Super Bowl Ever. South Florida civic leaders to convene to discuss putting roof over entire southern end of peninsula. We definitely will give the MVP to the Artist Formerly Known As 'the Artist Formerly...

By Joel Achenbach  |  February 5, 2007; 6:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (314)
 
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