Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Aussie Suicide: No, I'm not writing to lament the self-inflicted death of the former INXS frontman, I'm talking about the John Wertheim (of Sports Illustrated [in this case, dot com]) suicide pool for the Aussie Open. No cash will exchange hands, but the winner gets some free SI swag (probably left over football phones from their subscription drives). Anyway, I'm in -- I'll register under some pseudonym bearing the "razor" marque.

I'll detail my picks later.

6 comments:

enobarbus said...

Threads are ridiculously hard to follow, but I managed to eyeball some of your posts. They all mention how humorous your posts are -- "Oh, Razor, that was really funny." They don't realize that you're not kidding.

Razor said...

They'll learn. They'll learn.

Kirkus said...

A bit of a correction. The Aussie Open Suicide Pool isn't Jon Weirtham's but rather the brainstorm of one of TalkAboutTennis.com's members. Mr. Weirtham was simply kind enough to tell his readership about it.

The Seahawk Has Landed said...

eno,

one should never paraphrase with direct quotes.
I'm sure I can find you a copy of Strunk and White on Ebay, if you think it would help.

Razor said...

Little do you know that the book used to be called "Strunk, White & Enobarbus" -- but he was forced out over that very issue of quoting paraphrased sentences. I hate to drudge up old feelings, but the record had to be set straight, or as Eno says roughly: "The hell with that Strunk nitwit!"

The Seahawk Has Landed said...

S,W and Eno. I assume next you'll tell me that White's inspiration for "Charlotte's Web" was Eno's encounter with a lapdancer with the moniker "Black Widow"