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The Simpsons

Since I posted the first of these on a Thursday, which is known on social media as a time of reflection, I thought to make it a regular thing under this rubric. These are kind of fun; it’s like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get. (Actually, I never understood […]

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I have a handful of podcasts I listen to religiously, mostly on my way to work. It’s very ritualistic. I start each Monday with Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. From then on it’s Pardon the Interruption and Extra Hot Great Minis, a scaled down, one-topic version of Extra Hot Great, one of my favorite pop […]

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Where does the time go? This past Sunday, we celebrated the 500th episode of The Simpsons.(personally, I thought it was only meh). But Chris Jaffe over at Hardball Times noted that yesterday was 20 years since the softball-centric Homer at the Bat — with its own set of All-Stars — premiered. Among the athletes playing […]

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Two American pastimes

March 8, 2011

Baseball and The Simpsons. In the latest episode, Grandpa Abe serves as a guinea pig for a drug that will turn him from grumpy to glad. In order to test the product’s viability, the phrama testers experiment with several variations until the seemingly find the right one. The head of the company wants to make […]

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The father of sabermetrics, Bill James, will play himself on an episode of The Simpsons this fall, according to the OnTheRedCarpet website. I’m guessing he’ll be on for all of three minutes, but Big League Stew, a Yahoo sports blog, has some suggestions on how to beef up the “role.” • As a favor to Mr. […]

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