A long time ago, Roomie and I were swapping our favorite Twilight Zone episodes. He told me about one that I had never seen and still, to this day, have never seen. Maybe it was an Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I don't quite remember for sure now. In it, a mysterious man appears at the doorstep of a financially strapped couple. He presents them with a box. In it is a single button. They are given a proposition: Pressing the button will reward the $1 million. However, someone in the world, someone they do not know, will die. I'm not going to give away the twist. But, it appears I'm going to finally get my chance. Thanks Cameron Diaz!
Oh, and the wife just confirmed that it was The Twilight Zone. How have I never seen this?!?!?!?!?!
Where my hoops fiends at...get your asses over to Freedarko and read about the most compelling player in the history of the game. Hyperbole aside, Darko writer Joey hits the game winner on this one for certain!
Bring this man to the Red Claws. You know he needs a job. And New England might be the only place that could stomach his return to the game!
Music Electronic music duo Daft Punk will be composing the film score. At the time of the 2009 Comic-Con, it was revealed they have composed 24 tracks for the film. The song "Separate Ways" by Journey will also be featured in the film.
Our boy El Man will be returning from his jaunt to the Pitchfork Music Festival. In his honor King Roomie Rock and W2 will be hitting the Space Gallery tonight to catch Deer Tick and promptly calling him at 130am and telling him what a great show he missed.
Think devil sticks and hacky sacks, with a little less hippy, or a little more geek. The Diabolo is now my new favorite pasttime... to watch. I suck at it, but on a recent canoeing adventure with a group of 14-year-olds, I saw this instrument of leisure fully come to life. Want to earn street cred with some middle schoolers? Master the Inverted Spider-Web McTwistical. Or something like that. Seriously. It's amazing. And with no job, tons of free time, and the focus and attention span of a praying lion, you too can master the Diabolo.
Check this video for all the proper moves:
Now I know what some of my former English students were doing when they weren't doing their homework... Everything else just seems so lame.
W2. Guess what Evan and Ian are getting for Christmas this year?
This is really good...not usually my cup of tea but you Wilco fans should enjoy this cloudy piece, perfect for a Sunday morn...featuring frontmen and women from The Strokes, Flaming Lips, The Cardigans, The Shins, Black Francis, Iggy Pop...grouped with a photo exhibition by David Lynch...
Not for sale but can be easily obtained with a quick Google search...
W2 favorite Antoine Walker is making news once more. Our boy, retired (not by his choice) at the age of 32, owes Vegas almost 1 million dollars. The man known for taking way too many shots and having one more ring than Pat Ewing is now dealing with three felony charges related to writing bad checks.
Another casualty of Gamblor's mighty grasp.
But don't sleep sports fans. Peep the video. The man had some flair!
My guess is he doesn't bring out the shimmy when he loses at the Craps Table.
I have a slight obsession. Her name is Sarah Palin. Everything about her fascinates me. She is brash and obviously unknowledgeable about national issues, yet she speaks her opinions with a confidence that would shake Kobe Bryant. When she speaks, she gets the far right frothing at the mouth. And damn it, she is deliciously hot. When the campaign was over, everyone was hoping she would fade into the background. Conservatives wanted it so she would do her job and brush up on national issues for a 2012 run. Liberals wanted it so they wouldn't have to listen to her archaic ideas. Not me, man. I love to hear her talk. It brings up an anger that I have come to feed on like a drug. Every illogical statement that sends my head spinning just craves a bigger one after the high is gone.
This last month for me has been the equivilant of an Artie Lange heroin binge. First, there was the Letterman fiasco. Then there was the article in Vanity Fair. Right after that, e-mails were released between her and Steve Schmidt, McCain's campaign advisor, about her husband's affiliation with a secessionist party. Then, on the eve of our country's birthday, it became MY birthday as Sarah came out in front of the nation and resigned as Governor of Alaska. Why was she? For all the reasons that any crazy person would quit their voter appointed job. In her long speech she seemed to give many reasons without giving any that made sense. My favorite one is as follows:
"And so as I thought about this announcement that I wouldn't run for re-election and what it means for Alaska, I thought about how much fun some governors have as lame ducks... travel around the state, to the Lower 48 (maybe), overseas on international trade - as so many politicians do. And then I thought - that's what's wrong - many just accept that lame duck status, hit the road, draw the paycheck, and "milk it". I'm not putting Alaska through that - I promised efficiencies and effectiveness! ? That's not how I am wired. I am not wired to operate under the same old "politics as usual." I promised that four years ago - and I meant it."
What? You think that too many lame duck politicians just sit around and collect a paycheck and you hate that! So you'll quit so that doesn't happen? It boggles the mind. Here's a video of Anderson Cooper trying to make sense of this.
I can't wait for what comes of this in the next couple of weeks. This never, EVER, gets old. I love you Sarah!
Without getting too long-winded, yes the dude was out there, but I will never, I repeat never believe that he was malicious or a pedophile. That was just our ugly, idiotic media and societies hunger for said ugliness. Anyway here is more cool stuff. Don't know what the deal is with these videos but they sound great.