Meandering across the world to bring you all manner of useless inanity while avoiding, avoiding, avoiding the press of responsibility.
We commend to you the fine work of Wheelhouse Jerry, who offers a primer on the workings on the European soccer system. I've long believed the relegation concept is brilliant, and should be applied to any number of American institutions. Congress, for example, or the entertainment industry. "Sorry, Senator Burris, you failed to pass any meaningful legislation this session - you'll be in the House next term. But you, Congressman Shuler, buckle up - you get a seat at the big boys' table."
Not to get into a deep philosophical argument about the sanctity of life, but the doctor that green-lighted fertility treatments leading to octuplets for a woman who already had 6 kids and was living in her mother's house should have his or her license revoked. We don't need to go as far as China's one-child policy, but common sense would be a nice baseline.
In a game that nobody east of Ann Arbor watched, Gonzaga took advantage of an injury to St. Mary's Patty Mills to best the Gaels, 69-62. I'm sick and tired of time zones.
Via @attackerman on Twitter (where you can follow Friends of GTB @stormingthefloor as well as @midmajority and your humble scribe @batogato, among millions of others), the UK's top military commander is named Jock Stirrup. Dude's an action hero.
I have no, zero, zilch, nada Super Bowl plans. I will watch the game while my wife reads on the couch next to me. I've not yet determined how I feel about this development. In order to fulfull my obligation as a lower-tier sports/general interest blogger, I predict the Steelers will win 24-13 in a game that has all the excitement of watching a boa constrictor subdue and consume a rat.
Roughly 30% of the G:TB staff will be trekking to New Orleans April 24-26 for JazzFest. Good seats are still available on our party bus. Whitney needs a chaperone, so please contact me if you are interested.