*** C.S. Lewis died 50 years ago today. Bad timing Clive.
Media coverage of his death was minimal; he died on 22 November 1963—the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author, Aldous Huxley, died. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis will be honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.*** Requiem for a welterweight: I'm a big Manny Pacquio fan, so this is really tough to read. It's nice to see all the good he is doing, but hurts to see him being taken advantage of and perhaps more than just financially ruined.
*** Go team! Ya, sure, ye betcha.
Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen claimed the crown of world chess champion on Friday after drawing a tense 10th game against holder Viswanathan Anand to take an unassailable lead in the 12-round duel.*** I love bigfoot stories. Here’s a good one from Minnesota, with a photo. (I'm pretty sure it's Kevin Love.)
Casey said he and his brother were the only people who knew where the camera was located. They took the camera down when deer season started, and a couple of weeks later checked on what they had caught.
When they came to the picture of the long-armed creature walking upright, Casey said, "We just looked at each other. Each of us thought we were playing a trick on each other."
When they determined that neither of them had pulled a prank on the other, they checked to see if anyone had been in the area that night. Tim said the only neighbors were two elderly hunters in their own shack, neither of whom matched the size and appearance of the creature caught on camera.
However, he said, when he asked the men about the night the camera clicked on the mystery, they said they had gone out about 2 a.m. to use the outhouse and had heard strange squealing noises. Tim said he asked them to show him the direction of the sounds. They pointed to the area where the camera had been, although they had no idea of its location.*** My newest crush: Haim.
Something actually entertaining on Letterman for a change.
And here's Sheryl Crow’s "Strong Enough," covered by Haim.