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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

NY Times roundup

Notes on today's NY Times stories:

A piece on the Heat's crucial win over the Mavericks reports that "The Heat is alive..." Is that house style? Does the Times also write "the Magic is" and "the Lightning is"?

In the piece, Shaquille O'Neal makes a rare, heartbreaking admission of being over the hill:
In the end, it was Shaquille O'Neal, the 12.5 percent free throw shooter in the first two games, who made his when it counted. With 1:48 to play, he had cut the Mavericks' lead to 93-90 by sinking two free throws — giving him 16 points.

His thought process on the line? “Make them,” O’Neal said after the game. “I just went back to the way I used to shoot – when I was a good player.”
Great unintentionally funny headline: "In Iraq Visit, Bush Seizes on a Step Forward". I picture Bush bounding off the plane and then collapsing, exhibiting "symptoms of seizure activity, usually with convulsions." Still, not quite as good as "MacArthur Flies Back to Front".

And in worrisome news, "For Some, Online Persona Undermines a Résumé". Luckily, Alice and I have no plans to become employed in real jobs any time soon.

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