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Friday, September 30, 2016

Who Goes Nazi? (Via The Morning News)

Bobby Bonilla came on the free agent market at the same time as Barry Bonds, and I felt for a long time that the Mets signed the wrong free agent. It is interesting to think about Bonds as a Met: how would he have been treated by the New York press? Would he have been an A-Rod type, tolerated by fans for his great skills, but never loved? SF fans seemed to understand him. Bonilla was great, but the Mets teams he played on never seemed to live up to their promise, but he was pretty good. It's not his fault that he apparently negotiated his contract with the Buffalo Board of Education.

Goddamnit. I have always preferred Katz's, which hand-slices its pastrami, but the Carnegie was great.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bruce Springsteen, feminist. Which, really, should come as no surprise, but in the current atmosphere of normalized misogyny, is a welcome breath of air. I'm on record as predicting that Springsteen's memoir would be dull, but now I think I want to read it, and I am thinking also that I may have to recant.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Very flattered to have been asked to participate on a panel with Dr. Anthony Neal, Dr. Patrick McGovern, and Dr. Peter Yacobucci last night at Buffalo State previewing and post-morting last night's Presidential debate. For the most part what we got was what, I think, we should have expected: Trump is a sputtering rage monster, and HRC is capable and knowledgeable. I think she did a good job of letting Trump descend into incoherence, and she seemed to be having fun with it, which softened her a bit. This morning's NPR coverage was a little too close to the sort of equivalency coverage that has been the problem with media coverage in general this election, but at this point there isn't much that can be done about that. One of the things that's fun about this BuffState gig is that I get asked to do stuff like this. I felt pretty Political Science-y talking about survey data and Jerry Ford's Eastern European debate slip and stuff.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This is what being a sole practitioner means: it's a beautiful fall Sunday, and I am in the office Bates stamping exhibits. #NotesOnAGlamorProfession

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Edward Albee and W.P. Kinsella. That's a rough weekend. I'm not sure how I first became aware of Kinsella, but I think it was through his stories about Frank Fencepost, about life on western Canada's Ermineskin Indian Reserve. The baseball stuff is fine, but the Fencepost stories really seemed to me to be where his heart was.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I've always liked Time Fades Away, but I see no need to upgrade my vinyl copy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Number 40 at my polling place at 9:23

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