Just stuff for Friday, May 5, 2006
Interesting article on NASCAR over at USA Today. NASCAR has to walk a fine line. If there’s too much bad behavior on the track, they lose sponsors. If there’s not enough, they lose fans. They need both. There are a lot of thrills and artistry in stock car racing but many people go to the races or watch at home because of the possibility of spectacular car crashes and/or feuding between the drivers. It’s a little bit like hockey in that respect.
$95.2 million?????? It's kinda ugly if you ask me but I'd also be the first to tell you I don't know art. This one of Rosina Ferrara (I suspect she's no relation to me but I can't be sure. She bears a strong resemblance to one of my sisters.) by John Singer Sargent is more to my taste and a bargain at only $7 million. Via Pitcherlady.
Quote of the Day
You can forgive Arnold Schwarzenegger for his naivete. Most of his adult life experience consists of battling evil warlords, Latin American dictators, terrorists, alien cyborgs, Satan and unruly children. Obviously, by getting involved with NFL owners and Los Angeles politicians, he’s in way over his head.
Michael Ventre, MSNBC.COM
Blog of the day here.
Quote from said blog: " It's been a busy week. My heart rate seems to have slowed just to the point where I can taste food again."