Gerry Canavan

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Infinite Linkdump Thursday

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Truly this is a summer of infinite linkdumps. Things will only get worse once summer camp starts.

* Glad to see pseudo-liveblogging tenure denial II has the happy ending I was expecting.

* Raleigh slime monster update.

* The Universal Translator is here! This is pretty amazing.

* Push is a simple sidescroller with a unique “cosmic distortion” gimmick.

* ‘How Beckham Blew It’: Inside the L.A. Galaxy.

* Bank runs, Amish style. Not a hoax, not an imaginary story.

* Yo La Tengo rocks the Twitter.

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July 2, 2009 at 4:01 am

History’s Largest Carbon Footprint

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Who has history’s largest carbon footprint? Fox Sports makes the case that it’s soccer’s David Beckham.

The former England captain logged over 250,000 miles last year as he flew back and forth between the U.S. and Europe for England’s European Championship qualifiers, while also participating in a Galaxy tour of Oceania in the latter part of the year.

Beckham and his wife Victoria also collected over 50,000 frequent flyer miles for advertising obligations around the globe.

Collectively, Beckham flew farther in 2007 than a trip from the earth to the moon.

At home, Beckham owns a fleet of 15 cars, including a Porsche, a Hummer and a Lincoln Navigator.

In other carbon footprint news, I’ve decided to use what remains of my personal carbon allotment to purchase Big Lebowski action figures.

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January 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm

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