Thursday, May 22, 2008

stray bullets

Oscar Pistorius was on NPR's Talk of the Nation earlier this afternoon. Nice kid. I'll be pulling for him. All of the arbitration and media attention has disrupted his training schedule, so he has about two weeks of intense workouts to get ready to qualify. Dan Patrick, earlier this week, observed that naming the prosthetic legs "Cheetahs" might not have helped Pastorius's case in the early stages.

Dan had some good interviews this morning. Cancer survivor and Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was on, talking about his no hitter, while Danica Patrick and Mark Cuban stopped by and Charles Barkley talked about his gambling problem. The Dan Patrick Show is probably the only sports talk radio program that transcends the genre, though you'd have to be somewhat plugged into that scene to get it. I enjoy it so much, I've altered my sleep schedule to catch it.

Speaking of sleep, Word Spy's latest entry:

junk sleep n. Low-quality sleep caused by disruptions from nearby electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, and TV
Also, Springtime for the Taliban, Breton's Surrealist Manifesto sold at auction and This man walked around with a paintbrush in his head for 6 hours. (via)

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