This article could not have a more appropriate ending

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You might have figured out by now that I like substituting my name for the word ‘tiger’ – mostly because the words rhyme, but also because tigers are orange. Tiger Woods is not orange, so far as I can tell, but that wouldn’t stop me from naming the National Forest that will one day be created in my honor ‘Treiger Woods’.

That National Forest – hopefully not orange.

And it also won’t stop me from commenting when Jen Floyd Engel (I don’t know who that is either) writes a FOX Sports Exclusive article entitled Tiger’s mistresses sending sad message. The article is, as you might have gathered, about Tiger’s mistresses:

This threesome of apparent adulterers apparently so cherished their time with the then-married golfer they decided to do a film tribute. I have not yet been able to screen “3 Mistresses: Notorious Tales of the World’s Greatest Golfer,” but I am sure the Q&A about Tiger’s sexual tastes and demonstration portion of the video is not at all about cashing in on their role in ruining a marriage but, rather, just their fond memories of doing so.

I, too, have yet to watch 3 Mistresses, and I’ll be sure to publish a full review when I do. But in the meantime, let’s focus on what Jen has to say (eyes up here). She starts out by making clear that her column is addressed to women, so I apologize for continuing past this point:

Today, it’s chicks only. For those unfamiliar with my newspaper work, I will do this from time to time when my team needs some real talk. And, boy, do we, because a year later we are still embarrassing ourselves — and I am not simply talking about the three women in the video.

And what is Engel’s message to fellow chicks? Don’t skip ahead, because I promise the payoff is worth it:

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Israeli Olympics-Bamba Debacle in its proper historical context

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By now, the attempt by Osem to make the Bamba baby official mascot for Israel’s 2012 Olympic team is no longer news. In summary: the decision was announced, there was a brief outcry, some articles were written, the decision was retracted, and some more articles were written. Not much that can be said about the episode remains unsaid.

But while Bamba – the product – has obviously been part of my awareness for years, this incident called to mind the last time I remember encountering the product in the news, when Osem came out with Bamba cereal in 2004. At the time, Nestle-Osem CEO Dan Popper explained:

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A Pirate’s favorite blog

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When two free copies of WIRED arrived in the mail, I felt compelled to read them – primarily because I feel the need to read everything that comes my way in print. (Confession: one ‘corner’ of my room is dedicated to stacks upon stacks upon boxes of New Yorkers, etc., dating back to high school, and I still have every intention of getting to them – eventually.)

This was not the first time I’ve read WIRED (in print or online), but it was the first time I had read it in a while, so I was mildly surprised to find a bundle of content on a decidedly non-wired topic: pirates. The magazine contained eight pages (not counting ads) dedicated exclusively to pirates (like Kim Dotcom Edward Teach). By far the highlight was a short bombshell cannonball entitled ‘An arrrrrrcane bit of arrrrmchair history about a piece of pirate arrrrgot':

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The Mariners literally have Felix covered

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Today, the Mariners’ PR department uploaded eight images for their fans to use as Facebook cover photos. While the gesture was thoughtful – if not altogether original – the execution was somewhat lacking:

While the name – ‘The Seattle Mariners Have You Covered’ – is certainly appropriate for a collection of cover photos, it also conveniently described what the PR department did to part of King Felix’s* $78 million hand:

And to think – this post could have been avoided with a slightly more thoughtful crop.

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*I feel like the s’s=s’ rule should also apply to x’s

Your turn – “Get At Them”

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I was already thinking of asking for feedback in my 100th post* as an excuse to solicit general comments and thoughts on the new site design, when someone mentioned earlier this evening that my most recent post made her ‘angry’ – which of course made me all the more curious for honest opinions and unfiltered criticism.

*no, I don’t have too much time on my hands – yes, I do spend what time I have poorly

Now, people give me unsolicited feedback on Paper Treiger from time to time, and it’s mostly positive – or at least neutral (e.g. ‘I read Paper Treiger’) – but I know to take it with a grain of salt. So this post is for anyone who would like to give Paper Treiger-related feedback without his or her name attached*:

*That’s not to say I’m looking only for the negative – if you have something nice to say, I’m of course happy to hear it. I created more than one box, so you can do some of each even if you’re OCD

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Memo to OCP Gabbaim: this means war

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This is my first weekend at Penn – as a local – since December 2010. And it was eventful. So eventful, in fact, that it has earned itself two, if not three, posts. Here is the first of two (or three).

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My first week back at Penn (more specifically: Tuesday, 2/28), I attended a General Body Meeting of the Penn Environmental Group [PEG] – not because I plan to get back involved, but because its weekly email (yes, I’m still on the listserv) mentioned the group would be selling its most recent T-shirt.

I’m not a huge fan of T-shirt collecting for the sake of T-shirt collecting, but I was curious about one thing. And my curiosity paid off – PEG is still using the logo I designed after five years:

PEG is not the only organization that knows where it’s at. I was also pleased to note on Friday night that the venerable Divrei Beit Hillel continues to use my design in its header four years after I created it:

You might imagine I was also happy to discover that the logo I designed for the OCP is still in weekly use – in the announcements, in the newsletter – on pretty much everything.

You would be wrong.

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