Gerry Canavan

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Look, I’m Not Going to Sugarcoat This

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August 27, 2010 at 9:33 am

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* Why would Fox remake Torchwood? It’s like two years old and already in English. If they like it they could air it as is and it would cost them nothing. They should spend that money on Untitled Joss Whedon Cancelation instead.

* Wolverine admits to steroid use.

* Battlestar anthropology: The human population of Earth has generally always been 50,000. Via MeFi.

* Breathless news reports are claiming overstimulation during Avatar may have contributed to a Taiwanese man’s death.

* Lessons from an Academic Vagabound.

* How to Survive an Atomic Bomb. Helpful advice from Mutual of Omaha. Via Boing Boing.

There’s No Doping in Chess

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Who knows what was going through Ivanchuk’s head when, on Nov. 25 in Dresden, the last day of the Chess Olympiad, he lost to Gata Kamsky? What we do know, however, is that when the game against the American ended, a judge asked Ivanchuk to submit to a drug test. Instead, he stormed out of the room in the conference center, kicked a concrete pillar in the lobby, pounded a countertop in the cafeteria with his fists and then vanished into the coatroom. Throughout this performance, he was followed by a handful of officials.

No one could convince Ivanchuk to provide a small amount of urine for the test. And because refusal is treated as a positive test result, he is now considered guilty of doping and could be barred from professional chess for two years. Via MeFi.

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