Tim Lincecum has had a rough couple of years. After winning the Cy Young award his first two years and helping to lead the Giants to a championship the next year, he somehow lost it. Last year he was bad, in fact the worst starting pitcher in baseball. He still struck a lot of hitters out, but also gave up for too many walks and home runs. He was generally lucky to last through the sixth inning. For the post-season, […]
Last year, I shared some of the images from ESPN the Magazine’s annual “The Body” issue. The joke then was that the seemingly perfect specimens they were offering us should make anyone a sports fan. But this year, ESPN included a number of non-traditional “bodies”, an effort for which I applaud them. You’ve got 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s almost entirely tattooed torso. Golf legend Gary Player in his 77-year-old glory. Motorcross racer Tarah Gieger and her stacked thighs. And perhaps most amazingly, and beautifully, […]
So I’m in The Last of Us. This is the game that’s getting all of the “Citizen Kane” awards from folks and I’m struck by how linear the storyline is. Maybe that’s the price to pay for this sort of thing… but, so far, it’s like hearing that they made a Citizen Kane Video Game, then made all of the action scenes interactive between walking scenes with dialog exposition. That’s not what made Citizen Kane Citizen Kane, guys. Which is […]
I thought we needed an open thread. But I wanted it to be *FUNKY*. If you have something dope, this is where to drop it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Senior will kick us off: Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss shay, That was built in such a logical way It ran a hundred years to a day, And then of a sudden it — ah, but stay, I’ll tell you what happened without delay, Scaring the parson into fits, Frightening…
So… where’s your head at? Consider this an open thread.
This is my favorite Saturday song. I prefer songs about Saturday to songs about other days of the week, that Cure song notwithstanding. Consider this an open thread. It’s even got it in the title.
I prefer “My Morning Song“, myself, but… well. You know. I hope you all have a good weekend (with a Sunday filled with exactly as much excitement as you are inclined to enjoy) followed by a good, if uneventful, week.
The weekend is upon us which means that it is the perfect time for an upbeat job-related song. (As delightful as I find the song/video, I found myself conflicted over the whole “male gaze” thing that it veers into from time to time. Then again, perhaps I’m overthinking it.) This is also an open thread!