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Reading Links are arranged top to bottom from shortest to longest reads. Short reads will take you perhaps a minute or two. Trenta reads will be more than 15 minutes. The in-between lengths are Tall, Grande, and Venti.
|« G R A N D E »|
|The frequent fliers who flew too much|
|originally published May 5, 2012|
|Many years after selling lifetime passes for unlimited first-class travel, American Airlines began scrutinizing the costs — and the customers.|
|« V E N T I »|
|Meet the Man Who Sold His Fate to Investors at $1 a Share|
|On January 26, 2008, a 30-year-old part-time entrepreneur named Mike Merrill decided to sell himself on the open market. He divided himself into 100,000 shares and set an initial public offering price of $1 a share.|
|Up All Night|
|Some people can’t go to sleep until late; others can’t sleep in. Both suffer “social jet lag.”|
|« T R E N T A »|
|Making the World’s Largest Airline Fly|
|originally published February 2, 2012|
|…even simple-seeming choices grow comically intricate when they involve commercial air travel, with its constant balancing of safety, cost, space, style, reliability, convenience, speed, and comfort.|
|Noise Kills: When Everyday Sound Becomes Torture|
|The most hellish thing about hyperacusis is that it renders the slightest mundane sound so unbearably loud that suicide seems like the only relief. The second most is convincing people that this condition is real.|
blog post round up
Summary of significant posts since January 9, 2013. All links open in a new window.
|author David Eggers on selling out|
|TAR30 featuring Darren Appleton vs Shane Van Boening|
|my ignorant and fearless childhood self approves of my current bad decisions|
|TAR31 featuring Mike Dechaine vs Shane Van Boening, this is the post that launched a thousand broadband overages and crashed the servers twice in 24 hours|
|things return to a familiar and comfortable ennui by the 17th Annual Jay Swanson Memorial 9-Ball Tournament|
|followed by a relatively peaceful 4th Annual Chet Itow Memorial 9-Ball Tournament|
|a rare screed from the depths of my little black heart|
|“never yawn or say a commonplace thing”|
Click on the tag “Blog Post Round-Up (Yeehaw!)” for short descriptions and links of posts. It is a convenient way to catch up if you are an occasional reader or if you want to forward a selection of posts to someone.
TAR32 starts tomorrow
The game is 10-ball, races to 27, best 2 of 3 sets.
The firepower of both players combined with the excellent equipment in the Studio should make for an exciting match. I have heard these two matched up quite often in the past and Mr. Shaw has won the majority of those matches.
As always, I highly encourage you to purchase the pay-per-view from The Action Report. A new camera angle has been added and the stream will be available in higher definition, 1280 x 72o, as well. The stream will also work on iPad and iPhone, too. Neither of these players will fold in the fight, regardless of the score, nor will they give a sh#t about my text messaging habits. These improvements promise an exceptional viewing experience.
If you are not able to watch the stream, I will provide update for DAY 1 ONLY (even psycho bitches like myself occasionally have other sh#t to do) of this fantastical match. Catch the score, random photographs, and my uninspired witticisms at the online time-sucking social media portal of your choice:
I post updates every four games until one player reaches 22. After that, I update every one to two games. Y’all know the drill.
TAR33 on the horizon
The Action Report is seriously serious about delivering quality matches. The buzz I have heard: TAR33 will feature Filipino champions Francisco Bustamante vs Alex Pagulayan in an all-around format. Three sets, one each of eight-ball, ten-ball, and one-pocket.