- The let rule in tennis – Why is it a redo if the ball clips the net and ends up going in, but a fault if it tips the net and lands out? In both cases, the ball clips the net. If the purpose of the rule is that the clipping of the net creates unpredictability, then wouldn’t a serve ending up in or out be a perfect example of that unpredictability? In case that didn’t make any sense, let’s just all agree to agree on this.
- Throwing it around the horn – When a guy strikes out in baseball, the players throw the ball around the horn as follows: Catcher to Third to Second to Short to Third. Two times for the third baseman, none times for the first baseman. There’s only one explanation: Racism.
- The Entourage Finale – My only gripe was that when Lloyd pulled up to Ari’s driveway, the director should have done a better job of focusing the camera on the car’s Chevy logo. It wasn’t quite centered in the screen, which seemed inconsistent with the show’s internal framework. On the positive side, I was happy to see that Vince and Sofia finally got together.
- Pints – Upon returning from Ireland, I learned that a pint does not equal a pint. Why didn’t anyone tell me that a pint in Ireland is 20oz (or as commonly called, “not a pint”) as compared to America’s 16oz pint (aka, “a pint”). I am considering launching my own guidebook company that includes only important information. Can’t we all agree that everyone skips over the “history” and “architecture” sections anyway?
A few random items that are bothering me