Olbermann hilariously illustrates my point that, strangely, the only real difference between Fox News’ regular programming and its new fake news/comedy show is that “the latter is equipped with a laugh track.” Video here.
(I’m still looking for pictures for each dunk, so I’ll continue to update this post as I find them.)
Tyrus Thomas - tried to use a bounce pass from Ben Gordon to do a three-sixty at a difficult angle, but he lost his composure after several failed attempts and put in a stinker.
Dwight Howard - a mammoth windmill that scared the crap out of me. Great form!
Gerald Green - took a paul pierce pass of the side of the backboard, double-handed windmill with his head above the rim. Great dunk.
Nate Robinson - one-handed a bounce pass and spread-eagled his way to the rim. He sure got up there for this one.
Follow me on this: This Sunday, Fox News Channel is debuting a “fake” news show, an apparent right-wing equivalent of the “Daily Show.” (Because John Stewart is a communist.) Fox News. Fake news. Yeah, it’s confusing– in a couple of ways.
First, the idea of a comedy show, and particularly a fake news show, on a supposed 24-hours news channel, just seems implausible. It’s as if Comedy Central would decide to air a “real” news show. Who would go to Comedy Central as their source for serious journalism? True, there’s people like me who watch Fox News because it’s funny– but not because it’s intended to be funny.
Even weirder, though, is the strange effect of juxtaposing this fake news with “real” Fox News programming. Watch this clip of “Hannity & Colmes,” previewing a clip of the so-called “1/2 Hour Newshour.” The two shows’ tone and content seem strangely similar: unserious, unseemly, and unfunny. The only real difference between pair is that the latter is equipped with a laugh track. (Here’s the other preview clip that’s on the web, and it’s not much better/worse. Slate’s assessment here.)
For the last several years, there has been a team pack rat ice climbing trip to Ouray, CO. I made it two years ago, but not last year. Just as I did, two years ago, I am asking myself why I live so far away from the mountains.
This time, Renata came along, and she’s wondering the same thing. She’ll be done with school soon, and we are thinking that within a year, we will be moving somewhere with mountains (i.e. not of the Ozark variety). Argentina is seeming the most likely, but if we’re in the U.S., Colorado and the Pacific Northwest are contenders.
I’ve got more photos of this years trip on my webpage.
Has anyone else noticed that 2007 might be the greatest year in the history of music? Here are the bands releasing albums that I’m already excited about:
spoon - ? (?)
radiohead - ? (August 6th)
wilco - Sky Blue Sky (May 15th)
clap your hands and say yeah - Some Loud Thunder (already out, has leaked)
the shins - Wincing the Night Away (already out, has leaked)
black rebel motorcycle club - Baby 81 (May 1st)
arcade fire - Neon Bible (March 6th, has leaked)
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What a great title, just curious but take a look at the photo on the below site:
are those cheerleaders from FHS as in Fayetteville High School? Its one of the many blogs I read and noticed on the RSS they said FHS. Anyone? I think the colors are right but i’m color blind so wanted someone to verify.
You guys may know these tricks, but my mom asked me this in an email, and since it was already written….
1) Instant email
Several websites provide something like this. The one I usually use is called mailinator.com. You can give out email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. any mail sent to email@example.com will be stored in a publicly accessible inbox for a few hours. Great for one time use (e.g. to sign up for a site that makes you give an email address that might actually need to be real), but i wouldn’t use it for anything that might contain billing information, etc. (i.e. I wouldn’t use it for ordering something)
2) Instant, Infinite Gmail Addresses
Gmail gives you a more secure, but not altogether disposable alternative. If your email address were firstname.lastname@example.org, you can also receive email at, for instance,
email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. So, say you want to order something from xyz.com, you could give them email@example.com. that way, if you start getting at firstname.lastname@example.org, you know that xyz.com sold you out. At that point you can set up a filter to automatically mark mail from email@example.com as spam.
The nice thing about both of these tricks is you can make them up right on the spot, the instant you see that “email (required)” form field.
I would have chosen Josh Smith (gigantic block on Dirk) and Andre Iduodala ( dunk from behind the glaa) too, but I’m very happy with the four duders up this year: returning champ Nate Robinson (dunk over Spud, Dwight Howard (gigantic alley oop, Gerald Green ( gigantic alley oop, and Tyrus Thomas ( block and dunk. I do think Green has this one.
He conquers who endures. ~Persius
Despite the 3, 375 miles, snakes, crocodiles, sharks, piranhas, candiru, and the Pororoca, Martin Stel is swimming the entire Amazon River (unless he dies). See his website. This incredible display of perserverance makes me feel even worse about my will’s giant battle with finishing this post.