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I third or fourth or whatever the National Building Museum. I was at Air & Space for the first time in 15 years just a couple of summers ago and found it actually largely unchanged since I was a kid-- it looked and felt to me exactly like it did in 1995, which was exactly how it had felt in 1988. But he might still like it, and if you can get out to the new annex by Dulles, I hear it's terrific (although I have never been).
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2011 on And The Living's Easy'ish at Julia
Actually, my favourite part was the throwaway about the 24 hour embargo: "... we felt we should offer you all an explanation as to why it is important to the international media that the transcripts are not posted, or at least delayed until a day later." I mean, as if those two things are even remotely equivalent. What a bunch of assholes. I have zero respect left for a group that runs scared and employs blatantly protectionist tactics to keep itself going. Other sports have their press transcripts released. The White House releases press transcripts. Either tennis writers are completely fucking delusional as to the relative importance of the information they're clinging to, or they know how abysmally they're doing their jobs and are trying to to claw on to every advantage they have. I'm going with a little from column A and a little from column B.
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Suck it up, tennis MSM, and check ASAP Sports. If other sports journalists can survive their presser transcripts being released, so can you. Lame ass whiners. Anyway, at least for a lot (although by no means all) of the WTA pressers (including the one posted above), you don't need friends in high/low places, and you don't need Google. You need only to be willing to visit this thread on TennisForums: http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=435892 I would assume there's something similar on Men's Tennis Forums, but I haven't checked.
Toggle Commented May 30, 2011 on I Got Friends In Low Places... at Forty Deuce
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I've been! I've been *with you*. Tip: Go to Taberna La Daniela. Ask for dessert wines. They won't bring you any, but your night is going to turn out WAY AWESOME anyway.
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Me too, what the hell? I'm blaming PMS.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2011 on Back to Good. at Forty Deuce
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Said we’d be forever Said it’d never die How could you love me and leave me And never say good-bye? [crying into my drink]
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I gotta do a full translation of the whole article. It sounded like they discussed her hiring a hitting partner when he had to leave after IW, she hired a new coach instead & brought him back to Moscow, Vera's idea was that they could all work together but Sergey felt like she was trying to demote him back to hitting partner, and he left. (Apparently the idiom means that fighting for control is pointless.) Anyway. I am sad. So much pretty, gone... gone. [silent weeping]
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2011 on Breakin' Up. at Forty Deuce
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Obviously a gift from Liezel.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on Axis and Allies. at Forty Deuce
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Once you get past the initial shock/choking laughter, you realize that the funniest thing is that these two are FAR from the worst dancers in the WTA. [cough]Bepa[/cough] Actually, Aga's pretty good. Maybe she really missed her calling in the fine arts.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on Why You So Good To Me, Internet? at Forty Deuce
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People say Tokyo's not a tourist city, but I loved it when I was there, too. And I didn't even find it that expensive-- it's not Peoria, but I didn't think it was any worse than, say, New York, or any major city in Western Europe. So seriously, people. Go.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2011 on Thanks, Japan. at Forty Deuce
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"But I don't recall taking an oath and taking the stand" So, if you're not in court, rampant lying is A-OK. Let's hear it for ethics!
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We are extremely amused by this response. We are practically crying from laughter.
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Guh... that's adorable.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2011 on Pic This: Melt Your Heart. at Forty Deuce
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Her poor little hitting partner. Is that who he is? Awwwwwk-ward.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2011 on Let the Countdown Begin. at Forty Deuce
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Like a boss.
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She's said she's going to be at Indian Wells, yes.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2011 on High Five! at Forty Deuce
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Excuse me, but she is currently ranked 1*13*. Pffffft.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2011 on High Five! at Forty Deuce
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"Dangertown"... I shouldn't laugh, but I did.
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It seems to me that a lot of people conflate really, really not liking Caro's game style with "she doesn't/can't do anything". Take it from someone who really, really doesn't like Caro's game style, people. Those two things are not the same. Just because you don't enjoy watching it, doesn't mean it's invalid. Oh, and I really wish she'd stop being so spot on with the press. It makes me feel like I should put more effort into appreciating her.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2011 on Defending the Crown. at Forty Deuce
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You spent half an hour of your life thinking about Lleyton Hewitt? I am... sad for you.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2011 on Pic This: Okaaaaaaaaaaay... at Forty Deuce
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Maybe it's because she's so kee-razy that you just know whatever she's doing, there's some meaningful EMOTION behind it. Also, I love how K-Swiss didn't give her anything new for AO, but this is now her second new kit in two weeks. Pattaya City and Dubai = K-Swiss slams.
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It's an annual disgust-fest. The WTA continuing to have a tournament there is just the ultimate whore-fest and shows a complete lack of respect for their athletes.
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I think that's right (for some reason, Typepad's not letting me reply). My feed was freezing every half a second, but I think it was ad Vera to get back on serve in the second, Dani hit a ball that was called out (which would have given Vera the break) but the umpire overruled. They replayed the point (which Dani won, getting back to deuce), and after that the umpire gave Vera the language warning, then 'fessed up that she hadn't actually heard anything, just read Vera's lips. I think maybe the commentators were going on about the point that got overruled (people who were there have said it looked pretty far out). Since Vera had already had a warning for smashing her racket, it was a point penalty, so ad Dani (match point), then GSM Dani.
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All I can think when I see the "get some" crop is Kevin G in Mean Girls: "Get some, get some!" Hmmm, he was Asian, also. I'm such a stereotypical white person.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2011 on Pic This: I'm With You, Shirt. at Forty Deuce
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Good to see Gisela owning it. I mean, it's hard not to look dorky with braces, anyway.
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