College Football: Who Is No. 1 – More Votes For LSU, USC Retains No. 1 Position

As predicted here, the LSU Tigers gained ground on the Trojans of Southern Cal in the  latest AP Top 25 poll. The No. 2 Tigers took 19 first-place votes from the Men of Troy.

The Trojans will extend their lead after a win against Nebraska. The Cornhuskers were not that impressive in a 20-17 win over Wake Forest.


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The War: A New Film by Ken Burns to Air on PBS Sans Profanity

Ken Burns, the documentarian who brought us The Civil War, Baseball, and Jazz, brings to life the stories of the Second World War. The War will begin on PBS on 23 September 2007. A weary marine in Saipan, 1944The documentary tells the story of World War II using personal accounts from the men and women who were there,

Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy.

During the documentary there are four uses of profanity used by former American soldiers being interviewed about their experiences in World War II. The common military acronyms FUBAR and SNAFU are explained, each of which include profanity. The other two uses of profanity are uttered during descriptions of combat experiences. Continue reading