Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

For Garland Stewart--

From Doc Joyner, the full story from Slate on Why Puerto Rico Has Its Own Olympic Team.

Given that the whole thing is the result of arcane interpretations of vague IOC rules, I have to say that it is all probably the result of the paying out of substantial amounts of honoraria to various fusty old guys with names like Javier. And probably a few hookers thrown in for good measure. Europeans are very sophisticated, you know.

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