Three quick things I can't not point out.
Well, there you go. Modernist Sports Commentary.
Quote from the New York Times article on dimming the city's lights so as not to kill so many migratory birds (sorry, registration evidently required, though it's free and painless):
"They would be swept up by custodial staff," said Adrian Benepe, the New York City parks commissioner. "I've often seen them on the streets, and wondered, 'Why is this little songbird dead on the street?' "
Finally, you can make anything look like a cartoon character if you have an active imagination and a good supply of narcotics, it seems.
Best part of that last one? The winning bid was $0.36 (so, a total of $4.36 after shipping in dry ice).