Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Daily Actor/Producer/Director

Unfortunately, today's SAll-Star is also an "In Memoriam" post.

Sydney Pollack passed away at the age of 73, after a 10 month bout with cancer.

Pollack was known for his movies "Tootsie", "Out of Africa" (for which he won two Academy Awards), "The Firm", and "Michael Clayton", as well as many others. His last film was a role in "Made of Honor" (an unfortunate end to his career, just about on par with Raul Julia's last role being M. Bison in "Street Fighter").

Pollack was widely respected by all his peers and he will be missed.

The Best Thing Ever

It's rare that I can say that something is the best thing ever. But I think this is one of those times.

God bless the people of Japan.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Daily Evening: The Acidjazzed Variety

I don't think Timbaland is evil or anything for stealing Janne Sunni's music to make an assload of money; he's clearly proven himself a talented producer and beatsmith over the years. I just wanted an excuse to post Acidjazzed Evening, perhaps the finest piece of music ever composed for the Commodore 64 computer.

Here, Timbaland's gaff:

And here, the original:

Monday, May 26, 2008

So apparently Becks never really "lost" it

cool shot from David Beckham

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Daily SAll-Star/In Memoriam

Some sad news today: former big-league pitcher Geremi Gonzalez was killed by lightning Sunday. He was 33.

Gonzalez had a fairly nondescript career, with a 30-35 record to go with a 1.44WHIP and 354 Ks in 572.2 career innings. He was a key pitcher for the 1998 Cubs team that earned a playoff berth. He seemed to be a well-liked guy who went out and did his job to the best of his abilities every time his number was called.

It is a shame when anyone dies before their time for whatever reason, but we, as a culture, seem to be shaken more by athlete's dying young, perhaps because for their entire lives they've been the physical demi-gods that we all aspire to be and when they perish, their perceived invulnerability is for naught. Our thoughts and prayers are with Geremi's family and friends.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Daily Whatever You Want to Call It: Selected 80's Tunes

Ben and I aren't making excuses or anything, but it's a lot easier to blow off class as opposed to work. So I would continue to expect an unpatterned posting schedule for the duration of the summer. But it's summer anyway, so go the fuck outside.

My favorite: