Greed is Good [by Kevin Lee]
Grape Disclosure [Cuddles and Rage]
Your Fortune [Buttersafe]
Shampoo Prank [YouTube]
Dr. Dre posted this to Twitter. No explanation necessary. [picture]
How do you NOT know?? [picture]
Sally Ride’s domestic partner won’t get her government benefits. Is that any way to treat a hero? [Time]
Imagine for a moment what it would be like to have lived our lives up to this point truly believing in our hearts every day the words below spoken by a great Kentuckian:
Now imagine what it would be like to live the rest of our lives truly believing in our hearts every day these same words….
The owner of these words, of course, is Louisville native Muhammad Ali. Whose life is proof that these words can be true.
The Politics of Hoops
The Olympics have a way of bringing people together. That includes the unlikely bond that has been forming for years on USA Basketball between The Chosen One and the college coach he never had. [NY Times]
For many, Neil Reed’s legacy was defined in that singular moment when Knight’s fingers clasped around his throat. But in the wake of Reed’s untimely demise one author remembers him as not just a moment but a friend, an idol, and one hell of a basketball player. [Grantland]
Fresh off its 35th consecutive Olympic victory and a 90-38 rout of Angola, USA Women’s Basketball is flying high. [SF Chronicle]
His teammates called him ‘Young Buck’ and for good reason. A rising high school sophomore, Karl Towns Jr. is an amazing example of talented youth in the international arena. [ESPN]
Uh-oh, Lebron left his laptop up. This peek at James’s faux email inbox is sports comedy at its best. [Grantland]
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The Politics of Pigskin
Tennessee Titans wide reciever, O.J. Murdock, has committed suicide by way of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest in Tampa Bay, FL. Murdock sat out last season on the IR after injuring his foot before the season. [Yahoo!]
Here is a super cool story about Drew Brees giving a former high school assistant coach a shot at playing in the NFL. [LA Times]
Peter King has started his tour of NFL training camps. Here you can check out his review of the first five: Arizona, New Orleans, Denver, Seattle, and San Diego. [SI]
The next three teams you can expect to hear sale announcements about are the Titans, Bills, and Broncos. [PFT]
Speaking of sales, current Browns owner Randy Lerner is close to selling the franchise to current Steelers minority owner Jimmy Haslam. If the deal goes through the NFL is expected to make Haslam divest himself of his Steelers ownership. [NFL.com]
What is your opinion of Mike Wallace’s holdout? [Football Nation]
With three states nearing initiatives to legalize marijuana this fall, Julian Brookes thinks that we are near reaching the tipping point: [The Daily Beast]
Chick-fil-A has finally articulated what most suspected. They want to dominate market share of the heterosexual chicken eating population by coming out against gay-marriage.
No surprises here. I mean, c’mon. “Chick” is in the name.
I’ll be watching next month for the new Chick-fil-A “Hetero Combo” featuring a masculine looking sandwich with two chicken breasts and straight looking garnishments.
This creates a frenzy among the remaining fast food chicken chains to see who will try to appeal to the gay friendly chicken eating population.
Apparently rumors that Popeye’s is considering moving their headquarters to Fire Island, NY and that KFC is introducing the “Judy Garland Over the Rainbow” sandwich are false. However it does appear that Dairy Queen is working on playing both sides with the “Big Butch Chicken Basket”
More than 40 million tuned in to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, making it the most watched ever for the network. [LA Times]
CNN’s President, Jim Walton, announced he will step down at the end of the year. He said the network needs “new thinking.” [The Wall Street Journal]
Viacom will publicly oppose the Defense of Marriage Act. The company is joining a group of entities that is filing a court brief expressing opposition. [TVBlog]
The New York Times Company saw circulation revenue surpass advertising revenue over the first half of 2012. [New York Magazine]
NBC’s Today and ABC’s Good Morning America are now too close to call in ratings races. Today had been the perpetual leader for years. [NYT]
It took literally minutes for politics to get twisted into the massacre in Aurora, Colorado. ABC News’ Brian Ross (the same journalist who slandered former House Speaker Dennis Hastert with an unattributed and false report that he was a target of a criminal probe) took to the air to link the shooter to the Tea Party. The claim was quickly unmasked as a breathtaking stupidity, based on connecting a shared, reasonably common name that is worn by a couple dozen people in the Denver phonebook.
Then, when the link between James Holmes and the ideological right was severed, it took minutes more to unearth the politics of gun control. The Internet and cable news are already awash with the notion that Holmes’ atrocity is an indictment of any number of related sins, from permissive gun laws in general, to the ease of obtaining tear gas and ammunition on the web, to the fecklessness of candidates and congressmen in the face of the NRA’s might, to the inevitable wages of a society that endorses gun possession as a constitutional liberty at all.
Americans typically dig for social and institutional causes for the most unfathomable examples of evil. It’s not only liberal talk show hosts who were quick to tie the coarsening of the political culture to the slaughter at a congressional event in Arizona in 2011. Our instinct of forces larger than us driving our destiny, a religious and psychological strand in our thinking, ill prepares us for the power a loner caught in his own warped view can wield.
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