Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 5, the day an ESPN The Nudie reader pointed out that it "certainly appears that the top of [Alicia Sacramone's] right nipple was omitted." Photo via The Sports Hernia. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): The Phillies are one win away from bruising Will Leitch so go watch them now on TBS. Then it's the Brewers at the Diamondbacks at 9:30 on the same Turner Baseball Station.
Running For President, On Empty:
They have just left the Trinity Methodist Church, where Kucinich, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, has given a 45-minute speech deriding the then just-begun war in Iraq. Next stop, about five minutes away, is an informal gathering at the home of a supporter, one of the "grassroots activists" Kucinich has organizing his Iowa campaign. But now it is time to eat. Quickly.
Kucinich, entirely invisible from the back seat, moans. "I've got food all over the place down here. Whose car is this?" Amy, the campaign's field manager, chimes in from the back seat. "Don't worry about it. It's a rental. You're the one paying for it." Kucinich begins to speak, but then Amy's cell phone rings. "It's California, they're ready for that conference call." Kucinich gathers up the loose napkins and styrofoam, deposits it in a plastic bag, hands it to another staffer and takes the phone. He still has a sliver of some sort of green goo on the side of his lip. He updates the other line on the campaign's comings and goings in Iowa for about five minutes, then the car revs up and turns back onto the road.
"This is a really nice phone, Amy. Fancy," he says, handing it back to her.
"Thanks. You're paying for that too."
Kucinich sighs and stares vacantly for a moment, as if he is trying to solve a particularly difficult math problem. "Yes. Yes, I suppose I am." [The Mighty Black Table]