Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson (1971): Grapefruit and tequila.
Each format has its charms, and their overall differences in quality are often overwhelmed by differences in the quality of initial recording equipment, in mastering approaches, and in playback setup. But if you’re a vinyl collector, you also shouldn’t go around telling your friends how much purer your audio is.
So…both formats rule. Got it.
The high housing costs aren’t healthy for the city, nor are they healthy for the industry. Both thrive on a constant flow of ideas and people.
This is, single-handedly, the most important article on the San Francisco housing crisis I’ve read in a long time.
Federal law, of course, bars Americans from paying money to Cubans—or “trading with the enemy”—so a ballplayer like Puig needs not only to defect but also to establish legal residency in a country that he does not actually intend to live in.
Fascinating story of Yasiel Puig’s defection from Cuba. Even if he’s on the Dodgers, my heart goes out to him. He’s endured a lot to come to the states.
He said “Other arrangements can be made.”[…] That was the moment. On Cliff’s Day. Both bass players left on the same day.
I always thought Jason Newsted was one of the more underrated members of Metallica, especially in light of his musical contributions like “My Friend Of Misery.” It’s a shame to hear him talk about the events that prompted him to leave. Even if you’re a fair weather fan, you should check out this interview.
The original cast included four girls (Denberg and Reyes, with Angelique Bates and Katrina Johnson) and three boys (Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, and Josh Server); three white performers, and four performers of color. Compare that to the concurrently running Season 20 of Saturday Night Live (1994-95), which featured a cast of 17. Only four were women, and only two were of color.
I’ve been singing the subtle brilliance of All That for years. The Atlantic totally hit the nail on the head with this piece. There really hasn’t been a major television show that’s been as socially inclusive and consistently creative since All That. And to think, this was on Nickelodeon, a kids network.
SNL should take notes.
A word about the trench coat: It’s really long. Totally practical for a master thief who engages in a lot of hand-to-hand combat. He wears fuschia body armor underneath it. He speaks in phonetic-Cajun dat’s-dem-dere dialogue, like someone making fun of Dr. John. He calls men homme or mon ami. He calls women “mam’zelle” and chere, and this inevitably causes women to swoon over him, since one of his superpowers is an almost irresistible charm. People write fan fiction about his relationship with Rogue, who can’t touch anyone for fear of draining their energy; you can tell it’s fan fiction because nobody ever notices that Remy is a smarmy creep.
Amazing Grantland piece that takes down Gambit, one of the most bizarre X-Men of all time. Had me in stitches.
Nobody gets Batman like Bruce Timm and Kevin Conroy.
Matt and I finally have our podcast up off the ground. It’s available at the Blue Channel Podcast tumblr and hosted through SoundCloud. You will also be able to access all our episodes through the podcast navigation link on the left side of my blog. All episodes will be downloadable so you can listen to them on your podcast app of choice while you’re on the go. We hope to get on iTunes eventually.
A special thank you to Matt for being so patient throughout this process. This was easily our second or third attempt recording this podcast, and I like to think the obstacles we faced made our show better. Anytime I get to talk about Taking Back Sunday with someone as cool as he is, well, I know it’s a good day.
“Drenched in opiates and regret, I heard this song once and became besotted by it. It sounds like lost love, past lives, unforgiven mistakes and transgressions.”
Anthony Bourdain just gets it.
The question seemed to rattle Kahan a bit. “The conditions that make a person subject to that way of looking at the evidence,” he said slowly, “are things that should be viewed as really terrifying, threatening influences in American life. That’s what threatens the possibility of having democratic politics enlightened by evidence.”
George Washington warned us about political parties.
“It used to be that we didn’t see these injuries until they got into high-level professional baseball,” Dr. Andrews said. “But now, the majority of the injuries are either freshmen in college, or even some young kid in ninth, 10th, 11th, 12th grade in high school. These young kids are developing their bodies so quickly, and their ligament … isn’t strong enough to keep up with their body, and they’re tearing it.”
Scary epidemic in baseball right now.