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Achenblog: August 8, 2010 - August 14, 2010

Weekend reading

Your neighborhood Achenblogger is not on vacation -- not at all, just seems that way -- but rather is doing some heavy lifting on a story and is now, at the risk of mixing metaphors, coming up momentarily for...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 13, 2010; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (204)
 
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It's all Obama's fault

This morning during the thunderstorm the house sprung a leak I'd never seen before, the raindrops tap-tapping onto the window sill inside the living room, something that certainly does not speak well of the integrity of the house --...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 12, 2010; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (212)
 
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The Jet Blue flight attendant -- and pulling a Slater

I think we all want to pull a Slater now and then. We want to activate the escape slide. Maybe at work, maybe at home. We want to shout "It's been great!" and grab a beer and slater on...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 10, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (371)
 
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Sports world knocked for a loop

Football season is back! Last night was the Hall of Fame game, which, as the Achenbro puts it, "is always a nail-biter." Actually, there are fewer things more pointless than football in August. I'm trying to think of even...

By Joel Achenbach  |  August 9, 2010; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (137)
 
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