Thursday, September 13, 2007

Did you find what you were looking for?

Well the US Open is over which means far fewer people are looking for Agnes Szavay's breasts (I think they are still on her upper torso for anyone still searching).
  1. But Bethanie Mattek's breasts remain the inspiration for several searches.
  2. And now that we're in the middle of the Women's World Cup of Soccer the intensity over the need to know Abby Wambach's sexuality has increased. Interesting that that is what people are looking for despite Wambach's 3 goals in two games performance and her collision in the game against North Korea which had her on the ground and bleeding from the head. She was taken off the field for about 10 minutes and stitched up returning with blood on her shirt. (The whole thing only made me love her more.) But no one cares about these things apparently.
  3. Daniela Hantuchova's belly button, though, seems to rank up there in importance.
  4. Unusual search of the week is a tie: "large hoop earrings and the middle eastern women." Is this a fashion question? And "tournaments mythology sacrifice king year crops" which I interpret as "do/did some societies sacrifice their king at sports tournaments to ensure good crops?" Makes the job of king not all that appealing, I would think, which is just my way of saying I don't know. I am not a historian of the ancient world. It's possible that Varda Burstyn's Rites of Menmay address this or one of Allen Guttmann's books on the history of sports.
  5. So I never found out where one can buy those very popular, very glittery headbands sported by softball players this year. But I can help the person who wants to purchase the outfits tennis player Maria Kirilenko has been wearing. Go to adidas by Stella McCartney.
  6. A history question I can answer: "who wrote Atalanta"? Well, like all myths, the story of Atalanta likely began as a story passed down orally and thus it has different versions. Hesiod recorded a version as did Ovid in Metamorphoses. But the version I like the best is Marlo Thomas's on Free to be You and Me because, unlike in the other versions of the race Atalanta undertakes against potential suitors, she isn't tricked into marriage because she got distracted by Aphrodite's shiny apples.

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