Why There Are More .300 Hitters Than .299 Hitters,... →
Normally I won’t go to Gawker sites, but I make an exception for Deadspin; things like this are why. Best quote: “In the last quarter century, no player hitting .299 has ever drawn a base on balls in his final plate appearance of the season.” Not the sort of plate discipline I’d like to see on my team, anyway.
So I was sort of standing around at the Paradise Lounge on Friday during the opening bands and they were showing Bruins highlights with the captions on, because the Motown they had on their iPods was more important than hockey talk. The best was that you could tell they were playing music in the background of the TV, because the captions would occasionally interrupt some fact about the NHL to...
I need to find us some shows where we don’t have to go on at midnight on a Wednesday.
frankie knuckles, “your love”
serious oscars question, though:
Is there like a style guide or something for who’s a lead and who’s supporting in the nominations? It’s weird to me that Hailee Steinfeld is up for Supporting Actress instead of Actress for True Grit when she’s in every scene in the movie.
Charles Barkley rips Jay Cutler critics →
Charles Barkley agrees with me, your argument is invalid.
abba, “s.o.s.” There was a video but...
also bears fans who are criticizing jay cutler...
a story about religion
The copy of the Bible that my parents have is this big white thing with gold gilded letters on the cover, that I think they may have gotten as a wedding present from someone? But I don’t know. Anyway, it dates from the ’70s or ’80s, for sure, and interspersed with the verses are glossy pages with historic maps and photographs and stuff that I definitely read more than the actual...
I guess there’s another game right now but I just can’t make myself care after that, so it’s tennis time. I like how these presenters are just totally non-chalant about how Söderling serves over 200 kilometers an hour every single time, because seriously, that’s really fast.
reflected in my glasses:
the australian open
man i need to try out for jeopardy again
I got an audition once but it was in New York and I live in basically a cave in a forest in the middle of nowhere, with no good way of getting to New York (this was pre-Megabus), so I missed it. I’m sure I would win, because I was the top scorer on the Carleton quiz bowl team at NAQT events my senior year, and that probably counts for something or other. On the other hand, I’m...
turning into my dad, i think
I actually like shoveling snow. I did it just now even though we’re not even halfway through this storm because if I get it done now, there’s that much less to deal with when I wake up tomorrow morning. Plus I get some time to think. Once I start shoveling other people’s walks I’ll have really turned Dad Corner, for sure.
who are some people i should follow
Lately Tumblr feels like a big dinner party where I’m just sort of standing in the corner with the two or three people I already know. I reckon I need to mingle a bit.
Digital Dark Age →
bestofwikipedia: The Digital Dark Age is a term used to describe a possible future situation where it will be difficult or impossible to read historical documents, because they have been stored in an obsolete digital format.The name derives from the Dark Ages in the sense that there would then be a relative lack of written record. (via wannabegaz) relevant to my interests
wait i just noticed wire is playing
I take back what I said about who looks the best to me.
So yes, this year I would say something is definitely going to happen. Quite...– Blur drummer Dave Rowntree talks to Gigwise about the band’s vague-but-promising plans for 2011. (via pitchfork) What this bodes for my long-stated promise to only ever attend Lollapalooza if a reunited Blur are the headliners, only time will tell.
Charles Darwin is the father of the Holocaust.– Glenn Beck, 20 August 2010. (via reallyfoxnews) Okay, Glenn… whatever you say, Glenn. Dear Charles Darwin, here’s proof that natural selection failed. Also, here’s what happens when you give a microphone to an ape. (via ultraglideinblack) I gasped when I read this. (via manicheanism) wait,...
you can put your games inside all you want,...
Green Bay still knows it’s winter out there, and they still step their game up. Too bad you didn’t know that.
James Blake: BBC Maida Vale Session →
So yeah, these are all really good.
Graham's number →
bestofwikipedia: Graham’s number, named after Ronald Graham, is a large number that is an upper bound on the solution to a certain problem in Ramsey theory. Graham’s number is unimaginably larger than other well-known large numbers such as a googol, googolplex, and even larger than Skewes’ number and Moser’s number. Indeed, the observable universe is far too small to contain an ordinary digital...
i'm not the first person to observe this, but:
So many of Australia’s problems with climate change could be solved if it was possible to fold the entire country in half lengthwise once every summer, so that the floods in Queensland could put out the wildfires in Victoria.
i was just on a major league baseball field
nine-year-old me is freaking the hell out
oldtobegin: douglasmartini: I did that “Which Indie Band Are You” flow chart that a few of my buddies were doing, and I got LCD Soundsystem (but came really close to getting Deerhunter). I think I can live with that. White Stripes! Mountain Goats, though Elf Power was pretty close. I like all those dudes, plus Elf Power play here a bunch so I might at least open for them one day.
Making pasta sauce with bacon in; later, convincing yourself the bacon isn’t cooked, eating around it, then throwing it out
replying to jess just now reminded me of the thing...
Which was when Obama called the owner of the Eagles to congratulate him for taking a chance on an old convicted felon like Michael Vick. Not to agree with Fox News or anything, but where’s that principled stand on welcoming ex-convicts back into society when they *don’t* happen to be multi-millionaire all-star athletes who entertain us on television every week? It doesn’t take a...