Tuesday, June 9, 2009

News updates

Blue Jays went into a big slump: first time in their history they were swept in three straight series. They are still two and a half games back, with 33 wins--the only team with more, other than Yankees and Red Sox, is the Dodgers. Some say starting pitchers #2 to #5 are still questionable. But: they seem to be winning again.

Sonia Sotomayor will be fine as Supreme Court justice, and it's a shame the right-wingers made such a big deal out of her remark about a wise Latina.

Also: more reading. Ross Macdonald, The Drowning Pool. I don't think this is the best Lew Archer novel. It was written as if made to be made into a movie. Some nice lines: within the last forty or so pages, Lew is once again very close to femme fatale Mavis, in the dark. "Please don't be nasty, Archer. What's your first name, anyway?" "Lew. You can call me Archer." Archer is questioned by Kilbourne, with Melliotes holding a gun on him: "Melliotes turned sharply and looked at me three-eyed. His own two eyes were dark and glowing. I preferred the gun's single eye. I couldn't stare it down, but it bore no malice."

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