Sunday, March 29, 2009

more great moments in rockstardom

Worth clicking through to the full-size version [Youtube]

Saturday, March 14, 2009

and... go Gators

At first I thought Congress might not be up to the job of saving the economy and the country. But now I realize I was wrong.

(full disclosure: my parents went to Florida, so I root for them in the years Stanford doesn't make the BCS)

Friday, March 13, 2009

sweep the leg

I haven't heard Bat for Lashes' music, and I believe "Daniel" is a single and not a proper album, but the cover is pretty hilarious.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

neil young

what a performance.

Monday, December 15, 2008

the Colombian Captain Nemo

via BoingBoing:

"Portocarrero's vessels measured up to 60 feet long and were outfitted with complex ballast, communications and power systems, officials said. They were typically powered by 350-horsepower diesel engines, and the four-man crew had state-of-the-art radio, GPS and satellite telephone communications.

The subs have a range of 2,000 miles, more than enough to get from here to Mexico's Bay of Tehuantepec, a favored destination, Borrero said."

In Colombia, they call him Captain Nemo [Los Angeles Times]

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

the finish line is near for Gags

The Eugene Register-Guard has a great article about Frank Gagliano, who will soon retire from coaching after 48 years. I had the privilege of running for Gags for a tiny little bit. What a great man (to say nothing of a great coach). We will all miss him and we wish him the best.

"Teter, who first met “Gags” with The Farm Team in 2001, had this to say shortly before the Trials last June:

“There is an interior and an exterior to Gags,” she said. “The interior is he cares so much. He’ll cry with you and be sad with you, but he’ll also be happy with you.

“I also love his exterior. He’s very tough. He gets pissed off and throws things, but what that does for me is demand that I perform in practice and meets, because I would never want to let him down, or myself down, by giving up.

“He holds me accountable. I can come out to practice and have a bad day and he’ll say, ‘Toughen up, stick it out, get through this workout.’ And I know he’s sticking it out, too, because he’s right there with us every single day.”

The Finish Line is Near for Gags [Eugene Register-Guard]

Monday, December 08, 2008

the man, the myth, the legend

“Harold Ramis is the yardstick of what you want to reach for, of people’s bodies around you going into convulsions of joy while your brain is thinking and your emotions are deeply tied in to the characters, and you’re going, ‘Oh my God, This is the best two hours I’ve ever spent.’ ”

Annals of Hollywood: Comedy First [The New Yorker]