“There’s no sense in making the Jason Kidd trade if they’re not going to play him in crunch time.”—
I totally agree. Watching last night’s game, I could not understand why Avery took Kidd out during the critical moment of the game. Yeah yeah yeah, he’s not a shooter. But Dirk was wide open and Terry couldn’t get him the ball at the end. Instead Terry just got stuffed and we lost in a close battle that we definitely could have won, or at least get a second shot in OT.
In all: IF WE HAVE JASON KIDD ON THE ROSTER, USE HIM!
“Is there no presidential candidate with a plan to save America’s rhyme industry?”— NYTimes on the trend of T-Pains and DJ Khaleds, “outsourcing part of the manufacturing process — verse delivery, let’s call it — to that important but beleaguered class of skilled workers known as rappers.”
“Filipinos call them ‘balut.’ Here at Fear Factor we simply call them gross.”—A balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. (wikipedia)
The College Board sues Karen Dillard’s Test Prep for cheating. They are accused of stealing a ‘live’ copy of the test that was supplied by the PSHS principal. All of this is too rich and truly, truly hilarious.
The AB Theory - A City Scene (more at their MySpace)
This band is a one member project by my friend Jesse Smith. I am incredibly proud to know him over many years and to hear his music change, evolve and ultimately get better. Much better. He always had a great knack for melody and hook, but sometimes the execution was off. Not this time.
I also just received news that he got picked up by a small label in Chicago. Congratulations, my friend. You deserve it.
I can’t come up with a more desparate industry than the music industry right now. Seeqpod, a brilliant website that attempts to turn the entire internet into your personal jukebox, is being sued by Warner Music Group. Seeqpod does not allow you to download songs onto your computer, it is just a search engine that allows you to search for songs already floating around on the net and put them in a playlist.
What should be an amazing promotional tool and opportunity for the dying music industry has just turned into another casualty as the TI’s try to take everyone down with them.
I love music but I don’t want to buy CDs anymore. Neither does anybody else from my generation forward. Why don’t the TIs understand that?
*TI refers to the Tall Israelis that run the music industry along with the rest of the world.
Here’s a heads up that I’m giving America my 12-month notice and effectively I’m a free agent — that’s right, I’m accepting best offers from any nation soliciting new citizens. In exchange for my professional talents, bank account transfer and willingness to serve in your civil peacekeeping missions, I seek 5 acres of land in your most mountainous district, fiber optic access, no taxation on any part-time foreign income, and a snowmobile or really nice kayak (whichever best applies).
I’m taking a trip to interview with Norway, Germany and Switzerland starting March 2nd.
If you’d like to be added to my itinerary, please send a short video explaining your package interspersed with footage of your countryside. Be advised, emails containing only a link to your country’s Wikipedia entry won’t be seriously considered.
Does it get any more hipster than ditching your country when it’s no longer cool?
In the words of the University of Michigan team that developed this, it is about equivalent to, “holding a giant magnifying glass in space and focus all the sunlight shining toward Earth onto one grain of sand.”
If I read correctly, the way they do this is similar to Samus charging up her gun in Super Smash Bros.