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From Jayson Stark on ESPN:
Finally, from David Letterman: "The NYU graduation speaker is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. … She told the grads, 'Work hard. Save your money. And one day you might be able to afford to attend a Yankees game.'"
Whither the impala. Great article in NY Times about automobile naming and the trend away from animal inspired names.
In the 1993 film “Coneheads,” Dan Ackroyd has to explain the name of his car to the ruler of the planet Remulac: “Ford Lincoln Mercury Sable,” he intones, “a personal conveyance named after its inventor, an assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.”
I love reading art and architecture reviews for paragraphs like this:
Its neighbor is in some ways even better because it is rarer: a truly great painting by Robert Motherwell, acquired only in 1997. “Wall Painting With Stripes,” from 1944, is a field of broad verticals of cream and yellowish brown interrupted by black and gray intimations of a tree, and ovals suggesting suns and moons. It is a glowering, unstoppable canvas, something left behind by Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, taking cues from Miró, on a broad, back-alley fence from a Walker Evans photograph.