Friday, January 20, 2006

Wa! What is it Good For?

There's a line in Robert Whiting's book, "You Gotta Have Wa," that says that sports are a modern replacement for war. Yet as war indeed continues, isn't it ironic the parallel between the breakdown of good sportsmanlike behavior both on and off the field (in the form of tauntings, showboating, hooliganism, and bleacher brawls), and the rise and acceptance of torture and collateral damage by the military.

On the turntable: Brian Wilson, "Smile"

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