Monday, June 30, 2008

Fade to Purple

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Good News

Last night Jason Bentley mentioned in passing that the Junior Boys will be releasing a new album in the near future. I don't really have the energy to dig up more extensive information right now so I will simply say that I was quite excited upon hearing this news.

My Junior Boys infatuation started about two years ago thanks to a sweet ass summer mix tape cd put together by the notorious National Geographic. After all this time, my love has not diminished in the least. It has only grown deeper and more appreciative. Similar to my love of Steve McQueen. How gay am I right now? Wait, don't answer that.

While on the topic of Junior Boys, here is a copy of the The Dead Horse EP for your downloading pleasure. The Tensnake remix of FM is quite enjoyable.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

It's Funny Because It's True

Oh xkcd - a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language - by Randall Monroe - you know me far to well.

Monday, June 9, 2008

iPhone Here I Come

The 16GB iPhone with 3G capability has finally arrived.

I will be lined up on July 11th with my $299 in hand. I think I may go for the white version.

I'm an Idealist

Bethlehem Shoals of perfectly sums up my feelings on the Celtics/Lakers game from last night here. He makes an important clarification of his position in the comments when he says the following:

"Again—and I'm going to back away soon, in the faint hopes that someone agreed with me and will take my side here—there's a positive/negative, create/destroy dichotomy i am setting up. It's about what teams could play with no one else on the floor. Whether anyone can imagine what the perfect version of your style would look like."

I pretty much hate the Eastern Conference and their style of play. I can respect it to some degree but do not find it aesthetically pleasing in the least.

Friday, June 6, 2008


If you think Paul Pierce is Willis Reed, I have a newsflash for you Walkter Cronkite. He isn't. And guess what, Kobe Bryant is not Michael Jordan. And the fact that the last time the Celtics played the Lakers in the NBA Finals was over 20 years ago really makes this whole "rivalry" talk meaningless. How can there be a rivalry when the vast majority of the people playing in the "rivalry" were not even in kindergarten yet the last time the two teams met?

The history of the game is important. I get it. I respect it. But I am tired of having it shoved down my throat. The game was not "better" back in the "good old days." Why can't we appreciate the current players for who they are and what they are doing now? Kobe Bryant is Kobe Bryant and he is amazing. Respect him for his game and for his impact and for what he is doing now. Stop forcing the Michael Jordan comparisons. Paul Pierce played a good game last night. He wasn't injured. If he was injured he wouldn't have walked back on to the court three minutes later and proceeded to play at the same level as prior to the "injury." He is not Willis Reed. I repeat, he is not Willis Reed. He is Paul Pierce. Respect him for who he is. Seriously, this whole nostalgia thing makes me want to beat my head against the table. Appreciate the current crop of players and athletic feats for who and what they are. They are not inherently better or worse than some twisted nostalgia for the long gone golden age of yore when times were simpler and basketball was more "pure."