Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

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05/26/2004: Gem o'the Day:


NOTE: You have to follow the link from the words "huge void" for the full effect. From Flynn at Redbird Nation. To give you the context, Flynn is doing a series of profiles of major league cities and determining, for those cities which have different teams playing different sports, which team is "king" of the city--that is, which team do the fans follow most faithfully, year in and year out. Today, one of the cities he profiles is Oakland, and he is talking here about attending a football game in the Oakland Coloseum the season Al Davis moved the Raiders back to Oakland from their exile in LA:

On one occasion I was able to score tickets to see the Raiders play the Broncos on a Monday night. This was the first Monday night game for the Raiders since they moved back to Oakland. My tickets were up in what fans now call "Mount Davis," the auxiliary, football-only seating that was added to the park to lure Al Davis back to the town he never should have left in the first place. (If youíre ever watching an Aís game, itís that huge void of unused seats way above centerfield.)


Len on 05.26.04 @ 09:12 AM CST



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