June 28, 2010
Red Sox injuries, Team USA losing, Team England losing (my backup), American men besides Andy Roddick falling left and right at Wimbledon…the sports gods were not kind to me this weekend, so if anyone needs some fun links it’s me…and probably plenty of you.
I am extremely excited about this film, even though I have absolutely NO idea what it’s actually about.
Notice the scoreboard...
If any of you care about tennis, or sports in general, check out the wiki entry for the John Isner/Nicolas Mahut Wimbledon match. This is something you will never see again in sports.
Current twitter feeds I’m enjoying:
Michael Ian Black, Jason Biggs (yes, the pie effer), Nate Robinson (it’s absurd, his whole life is on here)
June 28, 2010
I have a sneaking suspicion you’re going to get some sports links from Jeremy, so I haven’t included any.
Here’s a moonrise picture for you, taken from my phone, so it’s not the best quality.
I could see my little guy doing something like this:
The Awl has published a segment of a diary of an unemployed class of ’10 Philosophy major in NYC. I suggest you read it.
We used to have bats in our house. I don’t think they looked like this, or at least they didn’t in my head when I heard them whooshing above me in the dark.
Some AT&T ads from 1993 with the catch phrase, “you will.” Pretty interesting to check out in 2010.
June 21, 2010
How would BP handle a coffee spill? I know, you were just thinking the same thing. Here is the answer…
Thanks to my brother, Chip, for passing along that little gem.
The McGangbang. In the words of a user: It’s kind of like having a threesome with two ugly chicks. While it’s happening you’re stoked, because hey threesome!!! But once you’re finished it kinda sinks in about what you’ve done.
I have never been a fan of comic sans, so I’m hesitant to post this link, but it’s too awesome not to.
June 21, 2010
I’ve had a case of the Mondays since Friday, thanks to the lack of offense the Celtics displayed in second half of game 7…but then this site about the oil spill kind of put into perspective how meaningless the game really was. Of course, that didn’t stop me from staying up just about all night reliving the hell that was the loss.
Hey, at least he made an effort…I hope we still are trying to find Bin Laden as ferociously as this dude.
This is the best baseball manager tirade I have EVER seen. Promise…definitely NSFW.
I relish in the French (soccer team) sucking.
June 13, 2010
I think this is appropriate to lead off with, fun times!
My Dad forwarded this to me…a bit old, so you might have seen it but it’s also pretty effing hilarious, especially if you like religious zealots getting served. Oh and if you are wondering about my Dad, and Mom, whom I’m currently living with…it’s going fine so far and my mother would like to report she has not been a nag AT ALL.
More World Cup fun, courtesy of collegehumor.
Shrek & Donkey, aka Nate Robinson and Big Baby Davis are highly entertaining…especially the second part of this.
June 13, 2010
I can’t seem to get the cast of Arrested Development back together, and trust me I have tried. Orbit’s new dirty shorts are as close as I can get.
I have been watching a little bit of soccer lately … a little thing called the World Cup is keeping me entertained through the recent rain storms. Frankly, I’m surprised I hear women griping about having to watch this. Not only is it a fantastic event and the sport a dazzling display of athleticism, but the gentlemen who partake in this sport are by and large GORGEOUS. Here is a ranking of the arguably best looking soccer players in this World Cup.
Here are some absolutely gorgeous shots of underwater ballerinas. After my underwater base jumping video last week and this, it seems I’m going through an underwater phase.
For all you designers and artists out there, here is a fun game. Note: non-artistic types will not be entertained by this while sober.
Twitter. Some would argue it’s a waste of time. This golf game, which one could also argue is a waste of time, relies on twitter – the yardage of your shot is based on how popular your word is on twitter in the last 20 seconds.
In related news, the New York Times has banned the word tweet. Jeremy banned it almost a full year ago from his vocabulary. That’s right, folks: my boys a visionary.
June 10, 2010
Not the same chemistry. Though that might be ok.
So I’ve touched on this before, but now that “K-Day” is actually just about here, I need to vent. How can someone in good conscience remake a film as timeless as Karate Kid? I just don’t understand it. It is a classic that quarterlifers such as myself see as one of the major marks of their childhood. Just because we have new technology to make things “better” does not necessarily mean we always have to use it (unless you are Bud Selig, commish for MLB, use technology for replay please so kids with perfect games can actually have them).
A little too close...
And the original Karate Kid was not just some joke of a kids movie…Pat Morita got nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. This was a well done movie, that I still have trouble turning off no matter how often it comes on ABC Family. Were there issues? Of course…why would you move a junior in high school across the country for a waitressing job? Why did there have to be sexual tension between Daniel and Miyagi? How inthe world is Elisabeth Shue actually into Ralph Macchio, which was the most unbelievable part of the original. Why do these things matter to me? Oops, that’s a whole different subject.
Now we are getting a remake, with a stunt man as Miyagi and an 11 year old learning effing kung fu (NOT KARATE). I guess the bottom line is – what’s the point? I mean, I totally understand them making the A-Team into a movie. It was never a movie, but even if you consider it a remake it makes sense…in this case our newer technology will make it a hell of a lot cooler than the original TV show, even if Mr. T isn’t involved. Same thing with the two latest Batman flicks, which are not considered remakes either, but instead rebirths. And after a Clooney and Kilmer sighting as Batman, it was definitely necessary.
But now people are calling for The Outsiders, The Goonies, Red Dawn (already in production, to be released around Thanksgiving). When does it end? Maybe I’m just being selfish because these are some of my favorite childhood memories that I don’t want ruined by Michael Bay, who was most accurately described in the movie Team America – “Why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?” Would there be an uproar from our parents generation if some jackass in Hollywood announced a new Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid starring Nicolas Cage and Aston Kucher? Alright that’s it, I’m done…I hate being angry. But if this enrages you as much as it does me let me know, I’ll picket with you outside theatres this weekend.