Problem seems quintessentially modern; Alvin Toffler didn popularize the term overload until 1970. But in the relative realm of human experience, it is as constant and nettlesome as death and taxes. At least since the heyday of ancient Greece and Rome, each generation has confronted the overwhelming struggle to search, sift and sort growing piles of information to make what is known useful.
Corey Scott, 28, suffered massive injuries to his head, neck and chest on Saturday when his motorcycle overshot the course he was on during the exhibition. Scott was taken to Jackson Memorial Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead, hospital spokeswoman Eunice Devereaux said. “There is going to be no one on the ground floor or in any type of bleachers,” said Susan Bissell, marketing representative for the auditorium.
Thirteen months on from the “Battle of Old Trafford”, the duo delivered the “Battle of the Buffet” at the Theatre of Dreams.United supporters prefer to remember the day for Ruud van Nistelrooy’s redemption and Wayne Rooney’s first league goal for the Reds.Instead, the match is best known for one embittered Arsenal player throwing pizza all over Sir Alex Ferguson in the tunnel.Arsenal felt aggrieved before the final whistle.Van Nistelrooy escaped a red card for a thudding stamp on Ashley Cole (the Dutchman was hit with a retrospective three game ban).Jose Antonio Reyes, the Gunners’ nimble but lightweight Spaniard, was kicked from Gary Neville’s pillar to Phil Neville’s post.And Wayne Rooney won a dubious penalty despite no contact from Sol Campbell.Ferguson encouraged United players to try and swap shirts with their opponents at the end of the toxic contest. Arsenal players were wearing a premature and Nike endorsed “50 not out” T shirts underneath.Tempers boiled over beyond the pitch and into the tunnel. Wenger accused United’s players of cheating and Ferguson emerged from the home dressing room to defend them.”He came sprinting towards me with his hands raised saying, ‘What do you want to do about it?'” Ferguson said in January 2005.
Gone Til November, if maybe by its timing more than its actual content, is a reminder that over the past five years or so, Lil Wayne has been through the fire. He isn’t out of it yet, but the festival which plants his flag back in his town, and in his history might be a sign that he’s getting closer. So is the end of his appearance on “Mad,” which, after all the anger and sadness and swagger, ends with Wayne exhorting himself or somebody to “let it go.”.