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Achenblog: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Steel Cage Death Match In the Desert

[My take on the debate last night, cross-posted from The Trail.] The debate was about as pleasant and genteel as a dogfight. CNN should have replaced Wolf Blitzer with Michael Vick. The CNN promos had promised, with scarcely hidden...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 16, 2007; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (310)
 
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No Joy in Mudville if You're Barry Bonds

Here's the story. Would they send the home run champ to the slammer? Using sterioids is cheating; perjury is a crime. This ratchets things up a lot. I'm not sure even those of us who are die-hard Hank Aaron...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 15, 2007; 5:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Why Can't My Blog Look Like This

This blog makes mine look like something the dog barfed up. Thanks Tilly for the link. -- The last man executed in America: Computer malfunctions delayed an appeal, then a Texas court refused to stay open past 5. --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 15, 2007; 9:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
 
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Band of Boodlers

By boodler bc. [Click here to read his blog.] KING JOEL V What's he that wishes so? My cousin Weingarten? No, my fair cousin: If we are mark'd to Blog, to Kit as it were, we are enow To...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 14, 2007; 8:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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Celebrity Sex!!!! Plus, Nixon House Snapped Up

Before we get to the Nixon House, did anyone see this story in Forbes on the rambunctious sex lives of celebrities? The gist of the story: Being a rich movie star or fashion model will allow you to have...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 14, 2007; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (171)
 
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When Genius Bombs, Part 2

[Now you know...the rest of the story.] Geniuses work hard. They're prodigious. They can't stop themselves from churning out work. Thomas Edison couldn't stop inventing. Joyce Carol Oates can't stop writing. Shaw published 55 plays. Milton Avery spewed paintings...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 13, 2007; 4:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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When Genius Bombs

[In honor of Norman Mailer. And in response to boodle discussion. From The Post, April 16, 1995] When Genius Bombs By J.A. Scene IV. Another part of the forest. Enter DEMETRIUS and CHIRON, with LAVINIA, ravished; her hands cut...

By Joel Achenbach  |  November 12, 2007; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
 
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