Archive - Mar 11, 2011
Middlebury College professor Allison Stanger made big news last Wednesday when she appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” to discuss her book, “One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy.” The release of her book is old news, actually, seeing how the hardback edition came out in October 2009, but the paperback edition recently came out and it was another opportunity for Stewart to highlight an important work — by putting the spotlight on Stanger’s seven years of research tho
Monday was the kind of day to make one ask why.
As in, why am I leaving the safety of the office to go to the college gym to play noontime basketball, when I’m pretty sure no one else in his or her right mind will head out in the middle of two feet of snow to do so?
And, once there with only one other guy who made the same marginally sane decision — New Haven winemaker Chris Granstrom — I had time to wonder why I play ball at all.
"Mrowwwwrrrr. Mmmrowwwrr. MMROWWWWWRRR.”
Recognize that sound? It’s sort of a cross between a baby crying, a siren going off, and the demons of hell rising up in rebellion and depriving you of a good night’s sleep.
Picture it on an endless loop, hitting a crescendo every half-hour or so, for a couple of weeks without end. It’s the sound, as we found out not long ago, of a young female cat in heat.
I know: We brought it on ourselves.