Friday, September 11, 2009

Iron Horse-ing around

Comparing eras: ran an interesting story today about an article that ran 80 years ago. Lou Gehrig was portrayed an unsophisticated mama's boy who fished for eels and ate his mama's cooking. The story is called The Iron Horse and the New Yorker Profile. The reason for the article? Derek Jeter tied Gehrig, nicknamed the Iron Horse, on the New York Yankees' career hit list.

Why should I mention this? It's interesting to compare a story from the '30s with one today. As they article said, no one would write a story like this about Jeter.

The whole thing: I love stuff like this. This sentence — 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' — uses every letter of the alphabet. Is there a z? Yes. A q? Yes. An x? yes. They're all there.

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