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The Strike Zone
June 13, 2011
Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool
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June 13, 2011

The Strike Zone

Tracking the week's news both inside and outside the confines of cool

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TMZ headline that will make you rethink the whole apocalypse passing thing: RON ARTEST—PEACEMAKER IN L.A. NIGHTCLUB ATTACK.

The enthralling buzz of 100 Japanese school kids all taking on an 11-man pro soccer team in last week's most enjoyable and gonzo web video.

The Seattle bar where pints of Widmer are priced based on Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins's pedestrian batting average.

You've heard of Boise State's Smurf Turf. Central Arkansas just installed Barf Turf.

Guerilla warfare on soccer fans' sense of taste: Everton unveiled a camouflage goalkeeper jersey.

Mike Tyson's barely audible singing cameo in The Hangover Part II, which veers straight past train wreck and into spaceship wreck territory.

How heated is the Michigan--Ohio State rivalry? Maize-and-blue vest in peace shirts were on sale one day after Jim Tressel's resignation.

The daily diary at Zenyatta.com, which purports to be written by the '10 Horse of the Year, suggesting that 7-year-old mares, like teen girls, LIKE TO WRITE IN ALL CAPS.

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