Apparently a good guy: Although I root for the Orioles, not the Yankees, I've always admired the way Derek Jeter comports himself. Here's a story about Jeter tying Lou Gehrig for the Yankees' career hit record. Gehrig also comported himself well.
Psyched-out: I just found this provocative question — Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"? It makes you wonder. You'd think that a psychic could get the numbers right.
Spaced out: Here are some outstanding photos from the refitted Hubble Telescope. I especially like No. 17, which looks like a delicate butterfly.
Ford man: Richard Petty Motorsports is switching to Fords. I don't know what to think, but I always rooted for Petty in Dodges, Plymouths, Pontiacs. I'll have to get used to it. I love old Ford trucks, so I suppose I can handle it.
Junk car: Powered by chocolate, and made from waste and recycled products including wing mirrors of potato and a steering wheel of carrot, the world's first high-speed sports car made from sustainable materials has been unveiled in Britain.
Pale Rider: I was just watching the end of the Clint Eastwood movie Pale Rider, and the end reminds me of Alan Ladd and Shane. The girl hollers as Eastwood rides into the mountains, echoing Shane. She just doesn't get tiresome about it, as Brandon De Wilde does. Shane, come back. Shane.
Run away: I turned on the Georgia Tech-Clemson game on ESPN because I wanted to watch Paul Johnson's running attack. I haven't seen the Yellow Jackets yet. They just returned a Clemson punt for a touchdown, and the Tigers' offense will be back on the field. Sigh.
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