Unrequired Reading: May 15, 2009

Oh, it’s on.

Just click “more”!

American Idol’s in decline, evidently, but that’s a relative term. “In the 2003-4 season, the first in which ‘Idol’ was the top-rated prime-time series, its lead over the second place show was about 7 percent. That margin has grown every year since and this year is 66 percent.” So, uh, not that bad.

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I don’t see why the CIA hasn’t just waterboarded Kryptos to find out the code.

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Maybe you’re bored, now that I’ve posted 3 or 4 of these, but here’s another rumination on death and the cosmos by Roger Ebert.

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I’m sure glad my Navy pal isn’t in a carrier strike group nowadays.

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Carrie’s back!

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Hey! Where the white people at?

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Would life without newspapers also include life without people complaining about life without newspapers? Because I’d be so down with that.

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This article on how Nadal came to own Federer covers one of my favorite aspects of sports: the way greatness begets great competition, which in turns drives greatness to become even greater, or crash and burn. And all against the backdrop of age & mortality!

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Tapeheads!

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