What's Wrong (or Right) with College Basketball?
Wherein I speak briefly and unprofessionally (and probably with numerous factual errors) about how only one No. 1 seed — and the No. 1 seed most expected not to make it at that — is in the Final Four with what appear to be a group of overachievers… You hear a lot in college basketball these days about parity, that the “little” programs are getting closer and closer...
"It started, as so many choices do, with my Willy... →
That’s how screenwriter J.D. Shapiro describes the birth of Battlefield Earth, possibly the worst big-budget movie of all time. Click through for the whole, awesomely awful story.
Band of the Month →
halfbakedidea: toseethis: A very good friend of mine is in second place in this online poll. Any extra exposure would be really outstanding for them, so if you can spare a click or two, a vote for Wells Next The Sea is a vote for awesomeness! These guys are very good local musicians. I’ve seen how well everyone on here can band together, so if you can spare 5 seconds to click, click, vote,...
What would you do with an Easter Bunny costume?
I don’t think I’ve changed my mind about fundamental principles. I still...– David Frum, “Welcome Frum Forum Party-Crashers!” You’ve probably heard about his “Waterloo” commentary by now and how it made him PE1 among the wingnuts and earned him an invitation to leave the conservative think-tank American Enterprise Institute. Read both of the...
aimee-b-loved: Get your mind out of the gutter. Did you honestly expect me to pass up a joke that was such low-hanging fruit? Get it? Low-hanging? Fruit? WAKKA WAKKA WAKKA!
Foxes are the sworn enemy of the border collie....
iPod Touch 3G: Context
Per this post, I wanted to provide some background: Last Saturday night we were out to dinner with friends and were interested in watching some of the NCAA tournament. There was a television right across from where we were sitting, but it wasn’t on. When we asked if we could watch the game, they informed us that it was a CCTV that was only set up to let us watch the sushi chefs prepare our...
iPod Touch with 3G Data Plan?
Has anyone heard rumors about an iPod Touch with 3G? Does one already exist and I’m just a moron? I just thought that it might be one of those things that they’ll release now that the iPad 3G is here and they’ve now established a data-only plan with AT&T. I’m asking for a friend. Seriously.
The essdogg effect
Almost 18 years ago, I tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II on an episode of...– Sinead O’ Connor, in a Washington Post editorial regarding the Catholic Church’s Irish sex abuse scandal and Pope Benedict XVI’s apathetic response
Only philosophers embark on this perilous expedition to the outermost reaches of...– Jostein Gaarder, from the Book Sophie’s World (Inspiration for the album and song Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized)
thejohnblog: SPIRITUALIZED - Ladies And...
Boring Life Post: New Job Edition
everythinginthesky: I’m starting a new job in 3 weeks, working full-time for Yahoo! as a Java Engineer. I’m pretty excited about it. Best of luck, dickhead.
Keep America beautiful. Grow a beard. Take a bath. Burn a billboard.– Edward Abbey (via notquiteyet) (via jholla) ARB
Ryan, don't make me convert some more insults.
Are people flipping out? Have I really eradicated all of the drama from my tumblr feed?
Was America always this scary?
joeschmitt: monkeyfrog: I don’t expect everyone to agree with my point of view. More than one party is important to maintain balance and all that (not that we have much balance). I do expect people to avoid advocating violence, not be racists, and not be hypocrites. We all have different perceptions and world views. I’m no hard line anything. But this racist crap and advocating arming the...
First we told you Barack Obama is just standing around looking at the Sunday...– Wonkette
David Frum, a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, the conservative...– “Political Memo: G.O.P. Faces Drawbacks of United Stand on Health Bill,” The New York Times
Jorge Colombo uses the Sketch app for iPhone to create New Yorker magazine covers. If you have the app, you’ve seen the one they have preloaded. There are many more. Beautiful.
frogsblog: UGH →
Could there possibly be a lamer, more inane trope than the whole “I don’t believe in partisan politics” bit? WTF is supposed to be so wrong about taking a position on an important topic and then becoming a vociferous defender/advocate of that position? If George Washington hadn’t been partisan,…
but seriously,: The (Human) NYTimes →
sasquatchmedia: sasquatchmedia: … … … This part made me choke. In 2010, is that still the case? I realize I’m not the target demographic, but I almost never play the NYT videos—or any visual news, for that matter. For me, the notion of news as something to watch died when CNN replaced Aaron Brown with… Well, yes, it’s still the case. And I’m not sure audiences were responding to the...