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March 3, 2010

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March 2, 2010

bg/ish: World Cup Fever – Gol! Gol! Gol!

I’m getting World Cup fever. Literally counting down the days… So, I’ll be posting some moments of World Cup brilliance here, trying to pass it on…

Let’s start with Argentina in 2006. Maybe the best “team goal” in World Cup history. 24 passes, a cheeky back heel, and a splendid strike by Cambiasso. Enjoy.

March 2, 2010

bg/ish: Afghanistan

A truly amazing photo set from boston.com from their ongoing monthly series from the War in Afghanistan. Highly recommended.

March 2, 2010

bg/ish: A Century For 20th Century Man

So, I’ve been obsessed with tumblr lately. Eventually I’d like to move the pub there. At any rate, I just hit 100 posts on my new tumblr, 20th Century Man. So, now that there’s some content to page through, check it out. Follow it. Love it. Or, whatever…

February 24, 2010

bg/ish: Wednesday Wobble

February 24, 2010

bg/ish: Art Mijares: Punk Ass Christian

Hey Art, go fuck yourself. Contra Costa has plenty of other problems to deal with.

February 19, 2010

bg/ish: “…Oooh The Fiiiight…”

So, I just find myself having to watch this from time to time. The NBA All-Star Game usually makes me think of it. Fact: Marvin Gaye is my favorite singer of all time. I’ve heard the bongos in “What’s Goin’ On”! For me, it’s Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, and then everybody else.

So, it’s the 1983 NBA All Star Game, a simple beat fades in, and up steps Marvin looking cooler than the other side of the pillow in a double-breasted suit and some sunglasses. He humbly acknowledges the crowd, adjusts the mike stand, and then gently eases his way into the coolest version of the National Anthem ever. Think I’m exaggerating? Then explain the 2:20 mark when the entire crowd forgets they’re listening to the National Anthem at a basketball game and just starts grooving with Marvin. Try not to dance.

Ya, a good National Anthem can be moving, and people love to talk about pre-crackhead Whitney’s Super Bowl version. The Dixie Chicks and others have gotten love. Hell, Jimi turned the song inside out way back at Woodstock.

But as far as I’m concerned, no one will ever be able to top what Marvin did in the Great Western Forum in 1983. It was too cool, and too classy.


February 18, 2010

bg/ish: Ski Free or and Die (Regardless)

In honor of the Winter Olympic Games, I played a bit of Ski Free today. Oh what, you don’t remember Ski Free? Shit. I only survived my first tech job because of Ski Free. I would kill hours and hours of time with it.

Of course, I still can’t outrun that pesky Abominable Snow Monster.

Get Ski Free here.

February 12, 2010

Die Antwood is…Well, Really Good

“Fuck! This is like, the coolest song I ever heard in my whole life.”

February 8, 2010

bg/ish: Who Dat Goin’ Marching In?

It was a good Super Bowl. Congrats to the Saints!

Saints Superbowl Victory Celebration from Cottage Films on Vimeo.