Joementum Comes to PJ

This actually is kind of interesting- PJ Media interviewed Joe Lieberman.

And before the catcalls start about me bowing to my corporate masters, I like the way things have evolved at PJ as far as the design.






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  1. 1
    SeesThroughIt says:

    I’ve been sick of Joe and his goddamn Mentum for a while, so instead I must pose to you a very serious question, Mr Cole:

    Somebody on a message board I frequent has won a bet, the stakes of which were/are an authentic replica football jersey (up to $400). The winner is a hardcore Steelers fan. So…whose jersey should he get? Keep in mind that he’s more interested in getting an older jersey than a current one. There are the obvious choices–Bradshaw, Harris, Greene–but my suggestion was to get something a little more original, such as a Rocky Bleier or a Mel Blount, though I have no objection to a Jack Lambert jersey.

    So what say you?

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    John Cole says:

    Considering I named my cat after Tunch Ilkin, I am not sure I am the one to for advice on this matter.

    however, one of my favorites from the Steelers 70’s was Hollywood Bags.

    Although, an argument could be made that the Steeler’s dynasty started when Bradshaw’s pass bounced off of Frenchy Fuqua’s shoulder, so Fuqua would be an interesting pick.

  3. 3
    ThymeZone says:

    I found this interesting link at the PJ site.

    Is PJ objectively anti-torture?

    Why do they love the terrorists?

  4. 4
    matt says:

    Speaking of other message boards and football, the scout.com forums could use more liberals and moderate conservatives, that place can get pretty scary when current events are discussed.

    This is just an interesting observation (to me anyway) but you would assume (or I did) that the Alabama board would be filled with wingnuts, while say the USC board would have more liberals, but surprisingly(?) that isn’t really the case. Of the boards I frequent there, the Penn State one turns into Free Republic when something political omes up, while the Oklahoma board has a much more moderate, Balloon Juice feel to it.

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    matt says:

    Considering I named my cat after Tunch Ilkin

    I always meant to ask where the name Tunch came from. Cool!

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    fwiffo says:

    This actually is kind of interesting- PJ Media interviewed Joe Lieberman

    Is it really though? Can anything involving Joe Lieberman talking actually be interesting? Sorta combines the excitement of math homework and the childlike wonder of drywall.

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    SeesThroughIt says:

    Although, an argument could be made that the Steeler’s dynasty started when Bradshaw’s pass bounced off of Frenchy Fuqua’s shoulder, so Fuqua would be an interesting pick.

    He’s actually considering a Fuqua jersey for that exact reason.

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    McNulty says:

    but my suggestion was to get something a little more original, such as a Rocky Bleier or a Mel Blount, though I have no objection to a Jack Lambert jersey.

    Well, if that somebody you know on the message board has the same political leanings as most people here, you may wanna scratch Mel Blount, since he introduced Santorum and gave him a rousing endorsement at a rally outside Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.

    And we already Swanny is persona non grata among liberal Steeler fans now.

    And speaking as someone who walks past the Mitchell and Ness store at least once a week, not every player has given them the rights to make their throwback.

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    SeesThroughIt says:

    Well, if that somebody you know on the message board has the same political leanings as most people here, you may wanna scratch Mel Blount, since he introduced Santorum and gave him a rousing endorsement at a rally outside Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.

    Really? Jesus…oh, how the mighty have fallen!

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    Davebo says:

    Joe interviewed by PJ Media.

    But he’s still a democrat.

    Really, I mean it.

    Hey, shut up!

    John, could you mention to Roger that with a couple of million in seed money he really doesn’t have to host common.pajamasmedia.com on a commodore 64 anymore?

    It makes your site load like molasses.

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    Pb says:

    an authentic replica football jersey

    Ok, I admit I’m not a big sports fan, so what in the holy hell is an authentic replica football jersey? Is that like genuine imitation mayonnaise (accept no substitutes!)?

  12. 12
    Pb says:

    he really doesn’t have to host common.pajamasmedia.com on a commodore 64 anymore

    Maybe he should upgrade to Lunix!

  13. 13
    Dug Jay says:

    Ace says:

    “…if Lamont wasn’t a one-trick pony being ridden hard and put up wet by Kos, he might have had a chance to win this race. Then again, had he not been a one trick pony being ridden hard and put up wet by Kos, he would never have been nominated.”

    Right on.

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    McNulty says:

    Ok, I admit I’m not a big sports fan, so what in the holy hell is an authentic replica football jersey? Is that like genuine imitation mayonnaise (accept no substitutes!)?

    Pb,

    about ten years ago, a company in Philly began marketing “throwback jerseys” to pro athletes and hip hop stars. Basically, they’re authentic jerseys of guys who either don’t play anymore, or who still play but an older version of their jersey or uniform doesn’t exist. For example, those ugly white and orange old Tampa Bay Bucs unis are big.

    The whole concept took off when Allen Iverson started wearing them during press conferences. Now, when a lot of pro teams come to Philly, it’s not unusual for pro athletes to go into their store and drop five grand.

    You’ll know it’s an “authentic replica” if there’s a Mitchell and Ness tag on the bottom and it costs at least $250.

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    Richard 23 says:

    Mark Foley (R-FL) to resign. Guess there was nothing to that story about Foley and the 16 year old page, huh?

    In case you missed it, more about this story and the emails exchanged here.

    The e-mails were sent from Foley’s personal AOL account. In one, Foley writes, “did you have fun at your conference…what do you want for your birthday coming up…what stuff do you like to do.”

    In another Foley writes, “how are you weathering the hurricane…are you safe…send me an email pic of you as well…”

    The page forwarded that e-mail to a congressional staffer saying it was “sick sick sick sick sick.”

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    Bombadil says:

    [A]bout ten years ago, a company in Philly began marketing “throwback jerseys” to pro athletes and hip hop stars.

    It figures that “authentic replicas” would come from the same city that puts “pasteurized process cheese food spread” (aka Cheez-wiz) on a cheese steak.

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    Richard 23 says:

    Eh, should have refreshed the main page. John is quick these days.

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    Pb says:

    McNulty,

    Thanks. So I guess it really just means “expensive replica”, then.

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    CaseyL says:

    “Authentic replica” is probably an intellectual property neologism. The “authentic replicas” are made by agreement with (i.e., are licensed from) the teams who own the team name and logo, and possibly are also licensed from the athlete who owns his own likeness and name.

    I work in Intellectual Property, and I can tell you the concept that everything and everyone that’s ever been affiliated with any kind of established “brand” can be protected by copyright or trademark registration, and therefore leveraged to make (more) money off it, is quite the rage now in corporate circles.

    You could actually be sued for wearing a team jersey or T-shirt that has the team’s or player’s name (and the team logo) on it if the item doesn’t come from a licensed source.

    I love my job, and my work, but the whole “everything is intellectual property” thing makes me nuts.

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    Paddy O'Shea says:

    I still think that the Pajamas Media avatar looks like a bathrobe farting.

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