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If I never see that footage of the guy picking through Saddam Hussein's hair and inspecting his mouth, it will be too soon. Still, the Saddam Story broke too late for the print edition of the New York Times (is Monday morning more strategic?), but I did learn some things by reading the paper.

Evidently, that strange MSU basketball game on a football field set a basketball record with 78,129 spectators. Check the article for a picture of the court, which was brought to Ford Field from East Lansing.

In other news, longest-serving senator and former Dixiecrat presidential candidate Strom ("on the question of social intermingling of the races, our people draw the line") Thurmond engaged in an interracial affair that produced a daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams.

Finally, PowerPoint makes you dumb.

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MSU seems obsessed lately with setting world attendance records (like the MSU/UofM hockey game at Spartan Stadium a couple of years ago), and I'm not quite sure why. It's pretty fun to go to the games though. The "Basketbowl" (stupidest name ever) was a little nicer than the "Cold War", just because it was inside and warm. Watching basketball in big arenas like that is always completely weird though. Too bad we lost.
I think it all started with setting the world's record for largest Brownie (or was it rice krispie treat?). Once they got the Guiness fever, it couldn't be broken.
I think you're right. That darn rice krispie treat started it all. I wonder what on earth they'll come up with next.
We get the Sunday NYT sometime on Saturday. And we live in NY. I think the Sunday NYT is not about breaking news. I think it is about the world at large (you have to admit the magazine was pretty good. I am now OBSESSED with spray on nylons and cannot WAIT until they are available in America, they are my new favorite product).

Oh, I agree. I doubt that any of the Sunday papers had it, but it's the headline on all of this morning's papers. Maybe this was strategery, or maybe not.

I haven't really looked at the magazine yet, but I'm sure that the spray nylons will be very exciting.
You have no idea how exciting. Read the magazine!