Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Linkatharsis: Unambiguously ambiguous

The above photo amuses me. That is all.

  • Shaquille O'Neal probably cares about black people. He definitely cares about gay people.

    Over the past couple of years, Shaq has become one of my favorite athletes, mostly for what he does off the court. As with Kanye, the attention whoring and the petulance get old fast, but he's nothing if not incredibly generous.

    From the charity work he continues to do in Southern California, to helping pay George Mikan's funeral expenses to his ongoing work with Katrina relief, he puts some of that attention whoring (and considerable wealth) to good use.

  • Barry Bonds couldn't have timed his comeback better. Just weeks ago, America was angry with a capital 'A' about how them ballplayers wronged America with them steroids. I mean what could be worse than finding out something you'd secretly suspected but chose to ignore for years because you enjoyed following it?

    Amazing how much perspective the most catastrophic natural disaster in American history and images of bodies floating in water can give you. Welcome back, Grouchy.

  • Japanese senior citizen lost in New York, not quite as resourceful as Macaulay Culkin but still survives 2 days on the street.

  • As seen on Curbed, holy crap. And we were worried about a frickin' Starbucks?

  • Former Bruce Lee co-star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has fond memories of mentoring Michael Olowokowandi:
    "In practice one time he told me not to criticize him in front of the other players," Abdul-Jabbar recalls, "How can I help him if I can't provide critical analysis? He wanted me to take him off to the side. It was absurd."

  • Went to iTunes to give the new releases a quick listen. Based on 30-second samples, "The Minstrel Show" might disappoint, "Takk..." sounds fantastic, the new CocoRosie is promising, Elizabethtown OST seems blah except for the Ryan Adams track and the Super Furry Animals, I can't really get into.

    Then again, I've only listened to samples and Joey says I should get Little Brother.

  • The CMJ events I'm attending include.... hmm... maybe two, if I'm feeling particularly not lazy tonight. That's it.

  • How Landon Donovan saved American soccer, kinda.

  • Oh those wacky Germans and their fear of happiness (and possibly homoerotica).
    "Good team spirit is a fine thing to have and I'm someone who likes a harmonious atmosphere... But there is a danger if they all hug each other all the time. At the moment there's a bit too much love for each other in this squad."

  • Clap Your Hands Say Happy New Year, says Productshop
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