Archive | January, 2009

Liveblogging The 76ers vs the Mavericks

19 Jan

2:06 – Mavs end the first half within 4 points, and the score sits at 46-42 as we enter halftime.  The buzzer couldn’t come sooner as the Mavs started hitting their shots, the Sixers were rushing shots on offense, and the lead was dwindling.  Time to regroup as they enter the tunnel. Continue reading

What To Watch On Your Day Off

19 Jan

Extras: The Complete Series

The Hawks Are Flying

19 Jan

Fly Hawks Fly

Close The Libraries

19 Jan

There, I said it.  While opposition to Mayor Nutter’s plan may be louder, there is a silent, understanding group of people who understand that cuts must be made to make the city’s budget work.  I am one of those people, especially since this city of 1.45 million people is no longer a city of over 2 million.  Services should be comparable to the population, and 54 branches to the library system seems simply unnecessary.  Yes, libraries are community centers, but targeting ones with lower usage rates seems wise.  Closing one not even in the city is even wiser.  This is a responsible cut in the city budget.

It’s difficult to sell closing libraries to the general public.  That doesn’t make it an erroneous decision. Please come up with another way to decrease the city’s budget (beyond odd ad hominem attacks against hard-working city employees) and then we can talk.

Full House Mondays!!!

19 Jan

Remember when love was on the rocks?! Hiking yeah!

Phillies and Cole Hamels Come To Terms!!!

17 Jan

Thy Kingdom come

So Who’s Going? Inauguration 2009

16 Jan

Anyone headed down to DC on, say, Tuesday Novemeber 20th, 2009?

Things I Don’t care About, Vol. 1

15 Jan

Stupid articles like this one.

President Obama

14 Jan

It sounds so good.

Andy Reid Fired Up After Sunday

13 Jan

How could one let this one go? Here’s Andy Reid shouting so loud that he’s losing his voice.  Amazing.

See Joe Dunk

13 Jan

See Joe Dunk.

The Sixers With DiLeo At The Helm

12 Jan

To the promised land…

Meet Your 2009 Hall Of Famers

12 Jan

Rickey Henderson, this is Rickey Henderson.

Rickey Henderson, pick up the phone, man, it’s me… you.

Baby Eagles Fans And Other Internet Pages

12 Jan

Sorry, I just can’t help myself from laughing at pictures of old ladies with cats and baby Eagles fans all dressed up.

To the newspapers! Tom Friedman breaks down why the economic stimulus should include far more than highways and bridges…A Nashville councilman brings a pointless ballot measure up about the English language and government…William C Rhoden blames the NY Giants’ offensive struggles on the loss of wideout Plaxico Burress, and I can’t disagree…There are editorials in the Inky on Fairmount Park, Obama not staying at Blair House due to former Aussie PM John Howard, and a nuclear plant fine! I mostly just read these so I can read the comments section at the bottom; they’re special. Page Six finds out Marc and J Lo are worming their way into Obamaville! Malcolm Smith of Queens Borough now heads the New York State Senate. Good luck, you’ll need it, says The NY Daily News…Embattled Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon’s attorney is loud as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore!

And now, for the new links: Design with Intent, io9, Cinematical, The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.

So The Eagles played, and they won 23-11. McNabb made a phone call, Dawkins went crazy, and they march on to Glendale, AZ. Oh, and John Bolaris got a lot of TV time right in the middle of the game!

Deadspin steers us towards an article about girls wrestling! OH NOEZ! WHAT WILL ALL THOSE BOYS WITH HOMO EROTIC TENDENCIES DO NOW?! Empty The Bench is all about Paul Millsap over Carlos Boozer…Erin Andrews has a sister. Let the stalking commence…

We report that The Big Lead reports that Jay Glazer reports that Tony Dungy is done in Indianapolis. Everyone saw that coming.

TV Squad finds something Comedy Central is filming which I won’t watch. Hint, there’s a cable guy involved.

You think you know the top 10 most reliable car brands? Think again, sez The Consumerist.

Beerleaguer answers the question about what we should expect from Sir Jimmy Rollins in 2009…The Fightins’ do not like autograph sessions…Phillies Flow puts up more good stuff about walks.

Finally, get yourself over to FiveThirtyEight.com for some serious political analysis with a statistical bent. My man is putting out good stuff on a daily basis. Now that he’s no longer on the election trail, he’s breaking down everything from the stimulus to asking about the chances of a depression to breaking down future elections. OK, so there’s always elections.

Television And Movie People Win Some Golden Globes

12 Jan

The was a fairly brisk award show, for an award show, coming in at just around 3 hours. There were a few surprises, a few interesting moments, and a few good (and bad) presenters. Let’s get down to brass tax, shall we?

FILM

Steven Spielberg received the Cecil B. DeMille award. Certainly well-deserved, if only because he had the good sense to not actually direct Jurassic Park III.

Best Motion Picture (Drama) – Slumdog Millionaire. Bad pick when Revolutionary Road was also nominated. Millionaire was a good flick, but the layers and performances in Revolutionary Road stood out. I also wouldn’t have been surprised if The Reader won it, even if there was no gag reel. Continue reading

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