There's A Tiny Grammatical Error On Greg Maddux's HOF Plaque

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Famous Action-Movie Quotes, As Sentence Diagrams

Remember sentence diagrams? If you're like me—under 30 without a day spent in a Catholic school—the answer's probably no, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy looking at them. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab just released "A Diagrammatical Dissertation on Notable Lines of Cinematic Action," which breaks down the sentence… » 5/13/14 5:12pm 5/13/14 5:12pm

Joe Girardi's Father Died, And The New York Post Seriously Fucked Up…

Today the Yankees announced that manager Joe Girardi's father passed away. Jerry Girardi had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and this New Yorker article describes how Joe would make the six-hour drive to the nursing home in Illinois every time the Yankees traveled to Chicago. » 10/11/12 4:30pm 10/11/12 4:30pm

The Thunder Are A Matchup Nightmare For Copy Editors. So Is The Heat.

Tonight's tipoff between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat is a milestone for American pro sports. For the first time, a major championship is pitting two teams whose names are mass nouns rather than ordinary plurals. The naming fad that gave us the Heat and the Orlando Magic at the end of the '80s has at… » 6/12/12 5:22pm 6/12/12 5:22pm

ESPN Wonders If "Parody" Is "Attributing" To College Basketball Upsets

Weird Al Yankovic claims no responsibility for influencing college basketball outcomes, but assures us if he had any part he'd attribute the artists whose work he parodied in the attempt. Otherwise, people might get upset. [ESPNU] » 1/31/12 11:50pm 1/31/12 11:50pm

May We Have A Word, Please?

One of our favorite Steve Martin lines: "Some people have a way with words. Other people, er ... I don't know, not have way, I guess." From Houghton Mifflin comes the list of 100 essential words that every high school graduate should know, and we are very pleased to see two of our old favorites, "feckless" and… » 6/05/07 1:30pm 6/05/07 1:30pm