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July 27, 1992 | by Renee Tawa, Los Angeles Daily News
You've probably heard the one about the dumb blonde, the nun, Dan Quayle. But what about the man? Any man. Men are the latest target for jokesters these days, under the heading "dumb-men jokes. " As in: Q: "What's the difference between a man and E.T.?" A: "E.T. phoned home. " No author or group has stepped up to take credit. This is not new, said Frederic Hayward, executive director of Men's Rights, an Oakland-based group. Hayward said he hasn't heard jokes about men referred to as "dumb-men jokes," although there are plenty of jokes about men out there.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012
A trifecta: Boring, pretentious and arrogant. Pig Iron Theatre Company's Zero Cost House would have put me to sleep if it hadn't annoyed me so intensely. This is the kind of baloney that gets called "avant garde" and makes you wonder how so many talented, smart people could produce such rubbish. Writer Toshiki Okada, who is hot stuff in the Japanese theatre and literary scene (and whose own company has a show in this year's LiveArts festival, Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech )
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A HIGH SCHOOL football powerhouse in central New Jersey had the remainder of its season canceled due to alleged bullying by team members. School district officials announced that Sayreville War Memorial High will forfeit its remaining six games while police and the Middlesex County prosecutor's office conducts investigations. The school has won three sectional titles over the past 4 years. Neither the prosecutor nor the school district would comment on the case, but ABC News reported that an unnamed local official said younger players were taunted and intimidated by older players and that the behavior often had "sexual overtones.
SPORTS
May 17, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY, meet Sam Hinkie. Sam, Chip. The Eagles' new coach and the Sixers' new president of basketball operations share neither a sport nor a background - but they are united in a way they probably don't even realize. They are united in their ability to make people uneasy. Kelly insists that he is a football man to the core, but his philosophies about how to play the game - and, even, how to practice the game - have left some people with a permanent eye-roll. Hinkie, by all accounts, is a video fanatic who spends a large percentage of his time scouting the game in a traditional way - but his embrace of advanced basketball statistics leads some to marginalize him as a nerd.
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TELEVISION WRITER
No one presumably is more happy to see the first season of The Newsroom drawing to a close than its creator, Aaron Sorkin. The drama about brilliant, Quixotic cable news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his staff took a sustained critical drubbing. Initially, most of the outrage was focused on the hyper-articulateness of Sorkin's characters. Reviewing the series in The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum wrote, "In The Newsroom , clever people take turns admiring one another.
NEWS
December 20, 1995 | By JEROME AXELROD
It's not too late for you to learn before the art of writing dies altogether. Here are some tips and observations from a long-time writing teacher. Write the same language you speak. If you don't say "indeed" or "thirdly," don't write it. Then eliminate words you don't need, like "of all," as in "first of all. " Write in the simplest language. You've never gotten an essay back from a teacher who criticized the smallness of your words. That's because when you use small words people are understanding you and concentrating on your message, which is all you should want.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2012 | Inquirer Staff Report
"I learned how to be humble . Because there are a whole lot of smart people, and humility is important. " - Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, at the University of Pennsylvania to mark the opening of a new law school building. ? "In other cities, we're generally competing with three or four carriers, and in Philadelphia, we're really only competing with one. You know, my motto in life is, 'Screw it, just do it,' so we give things a try, and, generally speaking, we're successful.
SPORTS
October 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NBA is run by smart people, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. And on Wednesday morning, those "smart people" sided with the Sixers. The league's board of governors voted against making reforms to the draft lottery, changes that would have limited the Sixers' odds of landing the top pick in the draft. The proposed changes would have given the league's four worst teams identical odds (12 percent) to receive the first overall pick. The changes also would have allowed the league's worst team to receive as low as the seventh pick.
NEWS
January 31, 1994 | By Katharine Seelye, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The question was gun control, and Sam Katz was fed up. He thought his fellow candidates for governor were beating around the bush. "Tom Ridge had just given this gobbledygook answer," Katz said of the Erie congressman, "and I just went off the charts. I flipped. " Katz, a financial adviser from Philadelphia, was recalling a forum last month at which the half-dozen Republican candidates were addressing 200 of the state's business, legal and political leaders. "Everyone says you can't be elected in Pennsylvania if you are in favor of gun control of any kind," Katz told them.
NEWS
July 27, 2012 | By John Timpane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Siri was wrong? You serious? That bot in the Apple iPhone who goes and gets everything for you? Who can find you a restaurant, bathroom, stock quote - or tell a good joke, as Siri tells John Malkovich in one TV ad? Lena Struwe, associate professor of botany and director of the Chrysler Herbarium at Rutgers University, was flying to a botany conference and idly paging through the July issue of the Economist, when she saw the ad. We're in the woods, and luckily we have a brand-new iPhone 4S ( http://bit.ly/ODLk0i )
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January 9, 2015 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Sports Columnist
"When I hire people, I want to hire very, very smart people. I wanted somebody who came from a different system. I didn't want a yes-man. I wanted someone who would bring new ideas to our system. " BY ALL indications, in his 2 years as the Eagles' head coach, Chip Kelly hasn't hired a yes-man yet. He seems to dislike the concept. Kelly hires good people. To be more exact, he hires competent subordinates. Keep that in mind as Kelly conducts his worldwide search for what is being perceived as his personal personnel pawn.
SPORTS
October 24, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NBA is run by smart people, 76ers coach Brett Brown said. And on Wednesday morning, those "smart people" sided with the Sixers. The league's board of governors voted against making reforms to the draft lottery, changes that would have limited the Sixers' odds of landing the top pick in the draft. The proposed changes would have given the league's four worst teams identical odds (12 percent) to receive the first overall pick. The changes also would have allowed the league's worst team to receive as low as the seventh pick.
SPORTS
October 9, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
A HIGH SCHOOL football powerhouse in central New Jersey had the remainder of its season canceled due to alleged bullying by team members. School district officials announced that Sayreville War Memorial High will forfeit its remaining six games while police and the Middlesex County prosecutor's office conducts investigations. The school has won three sectional titles over the past 4 years. Neither the prosecutor nor the school district would comment on the case, but ABC News reported that an unnamed local official said younger players were taunted and intimidated by older players and that the behavior often had "sexual overtones.
SPORTS
May 27, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
This case of dyspepsia has been building up for a couple of months. It started when Jeffrey Lurie said the ability to identify "inefficiencies" was a key attribute he would look for in hiring a replacement for Andy Reid. It really crystallized when the Sixers hired former Houston executive Sam Hinkie as their new general manager earlier this month. In researching Hinkie, I came across an article in the Houston Press about how the Rockets were using advanced statistics to build their roster.
SPORTS
May 17, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY, meet Sam Hinkie. Sam, Chip. The Eagles' new coach and the Sixers' new president of basketball operations share neither a sport nor a background - but they are united in a way they probably don't even realize. They are united in their ability to make people uneasy. Kelly insists that he is a football man to the core, but his philosophies about how to play the game - and, even, how to practice the game - have left some people with a permanent eye-roll. Hinkie, by all accounts, is a video fanatic who spends a large percentage of his time scouting the game in a traditional way - but his embrace of advanced basketball statistics leads some to marginalize him as a nerd.
NEWS
February 27, 2013
RE: AVI NONSENSE. Taxpayers, we are going to have a class-action suit against the city of Philadelphia. I am not going to pay taxes on $56,000 to live in Kensington, which is a ghetto. My friend was held up at gunpoint in October. People down there don't clean up their yards, leaving dog waste and open trash all over. There's loud music all the time and no decency. This is what happens when you have one party ruling for too long. The Democrats have become dictators and have been thumbing their noses at us for years, and it's up to the people of this city to start voting another party into power.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012
A trifecta: Boring, pretentious and arrogant. Pig Iron Theatre Company's Zero Cost House would have put me to sleep if it hadn't annoyed me so intensely. This is the kind of baloney that gets called "avant garde" and makes you wonder how so many talented, smart people could produce such rubbish. Writer Toshiki Okada, who is hot stuff in the Japanese theatre and literary scene (and whose own company has a show in this year's LiveArts festival, Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner, and the Farewell Speech )
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, INQUIRER TELEVISION WRITER
No one presumably is more happy to see the first season of The Newsroom drawing to a close than its creator, Aaron Sorkin. The drama about brilliant, Quixotic cable news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his staff took a sustained critical drubbing. Initially, most of the outrage was focused on the hyper-articulateness of Sorkin's characters. Reviewing the series in The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum wrote, "In The Newsroom , clever people take turns admiring one another.
NEWS
August 20, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Sometimes a line of attack goes viral, and a campaign just surfs it. Consider Elisa Miyares, who went to a Mitt Romney rally here last week on the lawn of Flagler College with a handmade poster-board message: "I Made This Sign, President Obama. " Ever since July 13, the Romney campaign has stoked and benefited from a swell of anger and derision among conservatives, after the president said: "If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.
NEWS
August 5, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
Three years ago, Dan Senor, now a foreign-policy adviser to Mitt Romney, was in my radio studio promoting a book he'd coauthored called Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle . It is a book that Romney acknowledges as having shaped his thinking on Israel. Back then, Senor laughed when I said reading the book made me think of something once told to me by Bobby Greenberg, a businessman and former Philadelphia treasurer: "Always try to dress British and think Yiddish.
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