Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

MJ with his father in 1991, after finally figuring our how to beat the Pistons, move onto the NBA Finals, and win it all.

I wanted to do a little something different for Father's Day, and step into the way-back machine for some Father's Day memories from 1996, Bulls vs. Sonics, the beginning of the second Chicago three-peat. The following vid is something special, watching Jordan in his (second) prime, along with the Kukuc, Longley, Rodman, Kerr Bulls. It's amazing in hindsight that there was never a Jordan/Pippen storyline where egos got in the way, forcing Chicago to deal one ala Kobe/Shaq. Like I said, something special.

Happy Father's Day.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

David Mitchell's Soapbox

Some background. I'm not a huge grammar nerd. Example: I couldn't care less if people use a word like ain't, because in my grammar rule book, ain't has real meaning and grammatical purpose. It's a colloquialism to be sure. Think of it as the dirty version of aren't. Or turn that around: think of aren't as the euphemism for ain't. The word we use so that we don't offend those around us by our uncouthness. But ain't means something to millions of people, and that's what matters to me.

What I don't like are perfectly wonderful words and phrases that have simple meanings used incorrectly, voiding these words and phrases of all meaning whatsoever. You will find two perfect examples below, should you chose to watch the following video of a charming Brit called David Mitchell. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Louis CK and the Bomb of Truth

Louis C.K. is definitely not everyone's cup of tea. But he's earl grey for me (tea jokes, man are you glad you found this blog or what!), so his appearance on the Daily Show last night was amazing. Unfortunately, it was only about five minutes long. Fortunately, it's five minutes of funny. If you decide not to sit through the whole thing, I understand. It's completely NSFW and about as crude as you can get on Comedy Central. That being said, there's an off the cuff remark about the pope at about 4:26 that I've watched four or five times and is still not unfunny. And it's only that way because his elaboration on the Catholic sex scandal completely and totally true. And that's why I love Louis CK.

Again, NSFW. Seriously.

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Louis C.K.
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Beck Covers Old Music

I've been away from the internet for three months. So how about some new Beck singing old songs. Also, St. Vincent.

Beck covering INXS "Kick"

Record Club: INXS "Kick" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

St. Vincent and Beck covering INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"

Record Club: INXS "Never Tear Us Apart" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

P.S.  In my brief time offline, I do believe Annie Clark has become the most beautiful woman on the planet. Sorry, People Magazine, but you es muy incorrecto.*

*Pardon my imaginary Spanish.