Monday, May 31, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
"You know exactly who Justin Bieber is!"
Unfortunately, I do, too. You can't escape Bieber fever.
Also, who knew Aziz was such a fighter:
I wonder what story my baby pictures would tell.
Monday, May 24, 2010
I finally started watching last week, after months of people telling me it was their favorite new show. I love when the camera cuts to Lily, the tiny baby, who never speaks, but always says so much.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|HipHopKetball II: The ReJazzebration Remix '06|
Abdul-Jabbar says NBA entry age should be 21, by Eric Olson, AP Sports Writer via Yahoo! Sports.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says the NBA should raise its minimum age for entry into the league to 21.
The NBA’s career scoring leader and center on the Los Angeles Lakers’ 1980s “Showtime” teams said Wednesday there’s a disturbing sense of entitlement among many of today’s young pros.
“They get precocious kids from high school who think they’re rock stars— ‘Where’s my $30 million?’ ” said Abdul-Jabbar, who was in Omaha to speak at the B’nai B’rith sports banquet. “The attitudes have changed, and the game has suffered because of that, and it has certainly hurt the college game.”
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Abdul-Jabbar met students Wednesday at Boys Town, the nationally acclaimed home for troubled youth. He told them about his time at UCLA, where he played on three national championship teams for John Wooden and graduated in four years with degrees in English and history.
“Coach John Wooden encouraged me to be more than just a jock,” Abdul-Jabbar said. “He said if I let my intellectual life suffer because I was so into being an athlete that I would be less than I could be. I would tell all students to pursue your dreams but don’t let your education suffer.”
Also, please enjoy the video above featuring Mr. Abdul-Jabbar and Stephen Colbert in HipHopKetball II: The ReJazzebration Remix '06.
Monday, May 10, 2010
For reals, I did!
A woman was standing on the corner of a sidewalk next to a busy street. She was holding onto a carriage. As I was walking towards the woman, I saw her turn around to look at something behind and let go of the carriage. The carriage rolled onto the asphalt and stopped a few feet away from the corner.
I rushed over and grabbed the handle of the carriage before it could roll any further. To my surprise, there was an actual baby inside! The baby looked calm, unaware that we were reenacting the opening scene of Ghostbusters 2.
I pulled the carriage back onto the sidewalk towards the woman. She was quite upset with herself and uttered some expletives before she thanked me. I said, "you're welcome," and went on about my business, proud to be a hero, a difference-maker in their lives.
I deserve a cookie.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Well, I don't. Too much hype, not enough usefulness.
Maybe the iPad isn't appealing to me because I don't want to watch the latest Star Trek remake on my lap. Or because the people behind this "magical and revolutionary product" don't exactly reflect me.
"I don't have to change myself to fit the product. It fits me."
Of course it fits you, Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple. You made the product, along with a bunch of guys who look like you and live the same Apple-tastic lifestyle that you do. Setting aside the moneyed white male aspect of the design team, did anyone on the team consider making the iPad unbreakable or waterproof? That would fit me and my lady lifestyle.
Yes, Saturday Night Live was actually funny this week, due in large part to Betty White. The other thing that helped? Guest appearances by former cast members from when the show had jokes.
I would have liked some "What up with That?", but I had to settle for some Scared Straight:
Also, what is Burn Notice?
Thursday, May 06, 2010
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Suspicious Behavior on Cinco de Mayo|
"That's a bunch of Johnny Americans in there."
Arizona has some 'splainin to do. I wasn't going there anyway, but I'm certainly not going there now: Labor, civil rights groups press for national boycott of Arizona.