The Who2 Blog February 2010

Oh, Apolo, Apolo, Apolo!

Apolo Anton Ohno, come on, man: you shoved him.  These things happen. Just own up, baby!

We're talking, of course, about the men's 500 meter short-track speed skating event on Friday night.  Ohno finished second, but then was disqualified after judges ruled he had bumped Francois-Louis Tremblay on the final turn. 

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Saddam Hussein: How Social Networking Nabbed Him

If you're a Saddam Hussein aficionado with a half-hour to kill, Slate has just published a fascinating five-part series titled "Searching for Saddam: How the U.S. military used social networking to capture the Iraqi dictator."

It's not about Facebook and Twitter, but about how the Army used similar theories of social networking to work their way through Saddam's tribal contacts and figure out his whereabouts.

Here's the series.

King Tut Thursday

DNA research has given the experts some convincing evidence as to why King Tut died at the young age of 19.

The short answer is in-breeding and malaria.

King Tut's parents, they say, were brother and sister. On top of that, or maybe because of it, he had a degenerative bone disease. He also had a club foot and a cleft palate.

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DVD Review: 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29'

Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29
Documentary - 2008
Viewed on: Saturday night, 20 February 2010
Pre-movie meal: French onion soup, fries, and a Dr. Loosen Riesling

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Guy Walks Into a Bar...

A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says "You've been brought here for drinking." The drunk says, "Okay, let's get started."

A man goes to a psychiatrist. The doctor says, "You're crazy." The man says, "I want a second opinion!" "Okay, you're ugly too!"

The food on the plane was fit for a king. "Here, King!"

Happy 12th deathday to the "king of the one-liners," Henny Youngman.