LA Times $700,000,000,000 Headline

LA Times $700,000,000,000 Headline, originally uploaded by revolute.

They don’t write headlines like this online (or M-Sa, no less) so I’m archiving the screenshot (see also here and the LAT print edition archive)…

But damn if you didn’t spend your last $1.50 after seeing this on the newsstand Sunday I grabbed this image from (PDF). No mushroom cloud (the bombing was in Pakistan but the context is Wall Street) online either, only in the Southern California distributed (and in a few locations in SF) print.Wall Street taken above steam stack road works.


At least they managed to squeeze in a Palin column beneath the mushroom cloud.

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Cubs Win! The Magical ’08 Season Goes On

I was thrilled to watch the Cubs celebrate their Central Division-clinching win on national television today and before a full house at Wrigley. It seems they’re always clinching on enemy territory — the Pirates come to mind (and yes, in my 33 years it’s happened with relative frequency — 1984, 1989, 1998 [wild card], 2003, 2007, and now 2008). But this is the first time the Cubs have won back-to-back division titles since they three-peated in 1906-1908 (winning their last two World Series in 1907 and ’08).

I’m in Las Vegas (the Cubs are 9-5 favorites to win the NL Pennant; 4-1 on the Series) at the Blog World Expo but — my heart was in Wrigley… and the victory cry I heard just now on Channel 9 News at Nine as bellowed by Ron Santo was something else — I’ll have to get audio. I’d like to thank Jim Hendry and Lou Piniella and the greatest Cubs team I’ve been fortunate to cheer on — the 2008 Cubs. For now, video below, and even the hat is pretty cool. Now back to regularly scheduled weekending and BWE08 activities.

LISTEN to the postgame celebration via WGN AM Radio

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