Wednesday, January 02, 2008

reading

This Sunday's Post had two 100% fantastic articles that you should read.

First: Ruben Castaneda wrote an article for the magazine about, as the subhead says: "On the job, he covered the District's crack cocaine epidemic for The Post. But, all along, he was one of its casualties." It's a fascinating window into addiction. Read the first scene and I can guarantee you'll want to keep going. Dude still writes for the Post - here's a crazy story he worked on today.

Second: The last in a year-long series of articles called "Why We Compete" (answer: I don't know, but I think it has something to do with testosterone) is on this completely insane game they play twice a year in the streets of Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. The game involves one ball and about 300 beefy Scottish men pushing against each other. People board up their windows and contestants are knocked unconscious (then get back in the scrum).

1 comment:

J.Bro said...

What a fantastic (and fantastically terrifying) sport! (ba', not cocaine)