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World Cup – the Best Commercials

Mark Rechtin favors this one, of Nike‘s. Or was it this one, with animation? A quick web search locates this from Chile, featuring the miners who escaped death several months ago. Lisa Cooke, sentimentally likes this one from McDonalds, made … Continue reading

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A Messi situation

A reader writes (thanks, Mark!) Q: Also, what’s your take on Messi’s injury spate? Not regaining fitness after the off-season? Or too much work-rate and crazy travel over too many competitions for both club and country? Hamstrings are tough, and … Continue reading

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Another photo from Brazil

this one from the Oscar Hotel, Soccer school and Eco-resort. In the background you can see the small parcel of undisturbed rain forest growth that borders the school On the pitch, the Viking Hammer players scrimmaging side-by-side with the U15 … Continue reading

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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Lunch.

I go to lunch every Friday. The other days I pack my own, but I want to be less reclusive and so now I go out on Fridays. I want a burger. I ask my boss, who makes a point … Continue reading

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Blade Runner, 28 years later

I just watched the director’s cut of Blade Runner again. I remember seeing it when it came out, but hadn’t since. It has become a different movie, because I have changed. What I see in it now that I didn’t … Continue reading

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World culture, world game: soccer’s direct and indirect play

the pícaro, the character who, lacking power and resources, achieves all through observation and cunning Continue reading

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