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Monday, October 27, 2021

Here’s the headline from yesterday’s AP Presidential campaign status report:

McCain and Obama spar from afar in final stretch

I really like that rhyming wordplay: “Spar from afar”. So I can’t figure out why the wire hed was later tempered to “Candidates spar with 9 days to go” — it’s so much blander, and doesn’t convey the fact that McCain and Obama were tossing verbal jabs at one another long-distance from their campaign trails.

Spar from Afar. Sounds like a legendary Don King-produced “lost bout” from Muhammad Ali’s boxing career, in line with “Rumble in the Jungle”, “Thrilla in Manila”, and “Drama in the Bahamas”.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 10/27/2008 05:49:23 PM
Category: Media, Other Sports, Politics, Wordsmithing
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so say we
I don’t know why it took me so long to recognize the visual similarities between the logo of Apple’s App Store, and that of Freemasonry, aka the Free and Accepted Masons.

Hopefully, this won’t compel me to ponder joining the Brotherhood.

So, is this a sign that Steve Jobs is a closet Mason? Further, since I’ve made a couple of purchases from the App Store, am I now initiated by default? I’d hate to think that my iPod Touch got me shanghaied into a secret society…

UPDATE: I was only kidding about Jobs, but Steve Wozniak, Apple’s “other Steve” co-founder, allegedly is on record as being a third-degree Freemason. Did The Woz have a hand in designing the App Store? The plot thickens (or thins, maybe)…

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 10/27/2008 10:38:27 AM
Category: Creative, History, iPod
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