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October 2009

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Star Wars World Series Intro Music

I was listening to game one of the World Series as I was driving home and caught the player introductions.  The game was played at Yankee Stadium and the Philadelphia Phillies were introduced with Star Wars’ “The Imperial March” and the Yankees with the heroic “The Throne Room/End Titles“. 

The Yankees are at home and they want to be the heroes, but if there’s one team that is the epitome of evil empire, it’s got to be the NY Yankees.  The Yankees have played in 40 of the 105 World Series, winning 26 times. 

The Phillies should play Star Wars music when the series moves to Philly, but play “Parade of the Ewoks” when they introduce the Yankees.  That would be pretty funny.

As I was looking for musical examples for this post, I came across this two piano arrangement of Star Wars themes.  Impressive.  Most impressive.

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NYTimes.com: Cancers Can Vanish Without Treatment, but How?

From NYTimes.com: Cancers Can Vanish Without Treatment, but How?

Cancer cells and precancerous cells are so common that nearly everyone by middle age or old age is riddled with them, said Thea Tlsty, a professor of pathology at the University of California, San Francisco. That was discovered in autopsy studies of people who died of other causes, with no idea that they had cancer cells or precancerous cells. They did not have large tumors or symptoms of cancer. “The really interesting question,” Dr. Tlsty said, “is not so much why do we get cancer as why don’t we get cancer?”