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Greetings update readers. A very very short but satisfying update experience today.
We begin with a gem I just found on Youtube. I was trying to find out if the Yankees' newest acquisition, Ichiro Suzuki, speaks English. It turns out he does, but prefers to use a translator.
In searching, though, I found what may be the only video of Ichiro speaking English. He does so in answer to a question from Bob Costas. His answer has Costas in stitches. Do yourself a favor and do NOT read any of the accompanying explanation. Just watch. Alert: The audio might not be safe for work, depending on where you work.
In religion news I highly recommend Frank Bruni's takedown today of Ms. Michele Bachmann in the NYT.
And finally, in religion news, this is just a total joy:
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