Archive for July 31st, 2002

Anyone who has ever listened to a sports interview has heard it. “John Elway [or your chucklehead of choice] is just gonna try to go out there and be the best quarterback that John Elway can be.” Nobody talks this way except professional athletes, not even college athletes. The locus classicus is Bo Jackson, who […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 31, 2002 @ 4:45 PM | Sports

(Part 1 and Part 2.) Someone who styles himself “Ragnar” (why, if it isn’t “Galt,” is it always “Ragnar”? why can’t I have a “Francisco” or a “Howard” or a “Hank” every once in a while?) took issue with my remarks about Objectivism and determinism as follows: “I may be determined by my chemical makeup […]

Aaron Haspel | Posted July 31, 2002 @ 1:23 PM | General