Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Argh! Too Cute!

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Rosary Humor

Which Snob Are You?

You speak eloquently and have seemingly read every
book ever published. You are a fountain of
endless (sometimes useless) knowledge, and
never fail to impress at a party.
What people love: You can answer almost any
question people ask, and have thus been
nicknamed Jeeves.
What people hate: You constantly correct their
grammar and insult their paperbacks.

What Kind of Elitist Are You?
brought to you by Quizilla

via RP&C

Really Big Calamari

This is so cool. (via Althouse)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

More Quizzes!

You are a

Social Conservative
(36% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(56% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid Free Online Dating

Monday, September 26, 2005

Dancing Kitties!

It's been a while since I've linked to anything from the folks, so here goes:

I'm Gonna Flip Out Like A Ninja
Looking for My Leopard
First Drink of the Day (ska! primates! alcoholism!)

UPDATE: When Biscuits Go Wrong (rapping Australian pandas!)
The Wrong Bananas (orangutans in the style of Belle & Sebastian)

Baseball's Last Week: A Few Thoughts

* Has there ever been a team that's lead their division wire-to-wire that was more of a mortal lock to get swept out of the first round of the playoffs than this year's Chicago White Sox?

* From the founding of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1998 to 2003, the AL East finished in the same order every year - Yankees, Red Sox, Toronto, Baltimore, Tampa. Last year, this proud tradition was up-ended mildly when Toronto fell into last place, trailing Tampa by three games. This year at the half, it looked like the old tradition was going to be smashed beyond recognition: Baltimore was in first; the Yankees looking at a third or fourth place finish. And yet, here we are at the end of the season, with the very real possibility that the division will finish Yankees, Red Sox, Toronto, Baltimore, Tampa. The more things change, I suppose.

* Say what you will about the Yankees' disappointing season (and it has been a disappointment, in a lot of ways, though the team's done an amazing job filling the gaps in their aging lineup and rotation with guys like Cano, Wang, Chacon and our hero Aaron Small). The fact remains: going into the final week of the season, the Yankees are tied for the fourth best record in baseball. There's only one National League team with a better record. Of the AL teams with better records, one is indisputably a worse team than the Yankees (the Chicago White Sox). The Yankees have the best home record in baseball. They're one of the hottest teams in baseball down the stretch, winning 8 of their last 10 and 12 of their last 14. They still may not make the playoffs (7 road games in 7 days to end the season...yeesh!) but if they do they're still one of the league's most dangerous teams.

Attack of the Bad Action Movie Plots!

The Navy's cetacean assassin squad has gone AWOL:
It may be the oddest tale to emerge from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Armed dolphins, trained by the US military to shoot terrorists and pinpoint spies underwater, may be missing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Experts who have studied the US navy's cetacean training exercises claim the 36 mammals could be carrying 'toxic dart' guns. Divers and surfers risk attack, they claim, from a species considered to be among the planet's smartest. The US navy admits it has been training dolphins for military purposes, but has refused to confirm that any are missing.

Dolphins have been trained in attack-and-kill missions since the Cold War. The US Atlantic bottlenose dolphins have apparently been taught to shoot terrorists attacking military vessels. Their coastal compound was breached during the storm, sweeping them out to sea. But those who have studied the controversial use of dolphins in the US defence programme claim it is vital they are caught quickly.
Suddenly Aquaman doesn't seem like the world's lamest superhero, now does he?

Hat tip, Aereoperro

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Wackiness in Denmark

Thank God we don't have an established church in the US.

I wonder what my bevvy of Norwegian readers think of this.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

You're Gonna Laugh Yourself To Death

If you want to know what's on my mind right now, you might want to check out the mini-debate Will Baude and I are having over eminent domain and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? over at Originalisms. Seriously.

Friday, September 23, 2005

It's Like the Ninth Century All Over Again

Over the last few days, I've been getting an awful lot of hits from people at Norwegian IP addresses. Have I done something to become very popular with the Viking set? If you're one of these Norwegian types, would you mind dropping me an e-mail (the address is at the bottom of the sidebar). I'm just curious as to who you are and what brings you here. Scandinavia could be a big growth market for this blog, Germany to my David Hasselhoff, if you will. But only if I learn what makes the market tick.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Andover Folk in the News

I just thought I would mention that the author of the piece on Ivy League women planning for the "mommy track" is, I believe, an Andover classmate of mine, Louise Story. Crazy, man.

I also have substantive thoughts on the piece, which I might put up later if I'm so inclined (but don't get your hopes up - I'm busy).

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The Eyes Have It

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Sad News

Susan Anne Catherine Torres, aged 5 weeks, has passed.

May God give consolation to her father and brother, and all her family, who have suffered so much these past months.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Two People More Dedicated Than I

Dave, of Aereoperro, has prepared for himself an arduous physical regimen with one goal in mind: to dunk again.

Meanwhile, my roommate has put herself on the Marine Corps diet (its secrets learned from her brother who is, conveniently, a Marine).

May God be with both of them.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

"His Feet Subdue the Earth!"

The Perils of Impetuousness

On the lighter side: LEROY!

William H. Rehnquist, RIP

I've got some stuff up about the late Chief at the Federalist Society blog, likely to be joined soon by thoughts from some of the other legal eagles who post there. Worth a visit.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Many Happy Returns

Friday, September 02, 2005

A Serpent Swallowing It's Own Head

Do you think there will ever be an E! True Hollywood Story of the E! True Hollywood Story show?

Cautionary or Tautological?

Fortune cookie: "If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed."