With the news that Andy Pettitte may tell Congress he discussed HGH with Roger Clemens and trainer Brian McNamee, Deadspin provides the definitive cultural comparable to the Clemens-Pettitte saga of frenemies: the modern classic film "Mean Girls".
In case you missed this fine film, put it on the top of your Netflix queue NOW! Rotten Tomatoes describes it thusly:
Here, the Plastics are the most popular girls in school. They wrote the rule book on Girl World, like always wearing pink on Tuesdays. And they're mean. So when pretty new girl Cady (Lindsay Lohan) arrives in school, the first thing they do is make fun of her. Then they try to win her over. Cady is torn between social cliques. She befriends the punky rebels Janis (Lizzy Caplan) and Damian (Daniel Franzese). But the guy Cady wants to date is friends with the Plastics... Just trying to fit in, Cady jumps through hoops for the Plastics and becomes a mean girl in the process.
Watch as Andy moves smoothly between the cool kids and the geeks, hatching clever and hilarious plots, wanting so much to be like Roger that he must destroy him, until, tragically, Andy becomes the thing he hates! And so testifies to a grandstanding Congress.
In other news, supporters of the Liverpool football club in the English Premier League have hatched a plan to overthrow their tyrannical ownership and take control themselves! I know this will shock you: they despise Tom Hicks.
US tycoons George Gillett and Tom Hicks recently finalised a £350m refinancing of the club which they bought in 2007. But the Share Liverpool FC Group is to reveal plans for a buy-out of the club by 100,000 Reds fans around the world.
The model proposed will be a Barcelona style, "member-share" scheme, aimed at raising £500m to purchase the club from its US owners and build a new stadium....
"Thousands of Liverpool fans have already demonstrated their dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs," said (football business lecturer and Liverpool fan Rogan) Taylor.
"Large amounts of debt often devolves onto clubs newly purchased, but the fans know that in the end, it will be they themselves who will have to pay it off through increased ticket prices and other schemes. In such a case, why not simply buy the club yourselves?"
And BTW: The best TV critic in the world, Tim Goodman of the Chron, says the first two episodes of the new season of Lost are eff’in awesome. I may have to watch it one of these days.
So there’s the link jump-off point. Add some of your own...don’t be a Coward.