"The biggest and most consistent problem with the song is its definition of “time out.” While any basketball fan would consider the phrase to be a stoppage of play, the team context suggests that “time out” is in fact playing time, in the sense that being on a team with a deep roster restricts Hall’s minutes. He’s tired of playing with Oates and would prefer to be a star on his own"
— Love and Basketball: Understanding Hall & Oates’s “One On One” - The Classical
"Endless debates about the size of LeBron James’s balls upset just as many (if not more) people than dozens of hours of programming on Romney’s ability to sound like a regular guy, and, when divorced from context, neither form of stupidity stands out as particularly more or less offensive than the other. Audiences deserve to be treated like an adult, no matter the topic (unless, of course, they don’t want to be)."
— Role Reversal: Why political news is even worse than what you get from sports (Eric Freeman - The Classical)
"The Mets’ first mascot was Homer the Beagle. An actual beagle, trained to run around the bases when the Mets hit a home run. They tried that in an actual game. Once."
— Meet Mr. Met / Greet Mr. Met [Rob Neyer - SB Nation]
"When guests arrived on Saturday night two weeks ago, they were greeted with name tags that asked them to declare a commitment. Lest they not take the request seriously, the hosts had additional cards printed that asked them to “Name something you are really committed to.” The cards contained further imperatives: “Name one action you can take in the next 24 hours that is aligned with your commitment.” Other cards prompted guests toward a treasure hunt in which they were encouraged to meet new people."
The wedding from hell?
New York Times (via Katie Baker in Grantland)