Will I ever read it? “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.” By Michael Lewis (“Liar’s Poker,” “The New New Thing, “Moneyball”). Kate read an excerpt to me this morning–a detailed narration of Lawrence Taylor’s famous destruction of Joe Theismann. Excerpt snippet: “Theismann has played in 163 straight games, a record for the Washington Redskins. He’s led his teams to two Super Bowls, and won one. He’s 36 years old. He’s certain he still has a few good years left in him. He’s wrong. He has less than half a second.”
Decree from Lingo Emperor: If I could decree one thing and one thing only about our language, I’d abolish the word utilize and erase any sign that anyone ever used it … or utilized it.