This one's for Myles

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Mood: None. I'm feeling nothing but a faint headache.
Music: I had to put something on so it didn't say 'silence'. "One Less set of footsteps" - Jim Croce.
Cubs: 1-1 in a four-way tie for first.
Fire: 2-0-1, 7 points, tied for first in the East, 2 points behind Seattle and Chivas USA

Link dujour (for Myles): Police, who everyone knows are crooked, search Blogger's house in retribution for blogger's exercise of first amendment rights, under the guise of some other nebulous 'investigation' - take wireless router and cable modem - and everyone knows nothing is stored on either of those! - Proletariat Arise!

Link dujour II (longform version): How (and Why) Athletes go Broke.

• By the time they have been retired for two years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

• Within five years of retirement, an estimated 60% of former NBA players are broke.

• Numerous retired MLB players have been similarly ruined, and the current economic crisis is taking a toll on some active players as well.

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