Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Take My Breath Away

Back in the late '80s I had a fantastic highlight video called "NBA Superstars." This was the highlight of Michael Jordan. Much like the post several days ago about the Bull's introduction, this video also gives me chills. Its just unbelievable to see what he can do - especially his altered lay-ups which occur in mid-air.

Its my bet that there will never be another player who can totally dominate the game as MJ was able to.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Obama Supporter Cannot Name One Legislative Accomplishment

Quote of the Day

"Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."

- Warren Buffett

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cooking by Numbers

Here's a neat website where you select what ingredients you have in your fridge, what ingredients you have in your cupboard, and it spits out a list of different recipes.

Looks like I'll be having a Croque-monsieur for dinner tonight.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Boogie Shoes - Circa 1974

Make sure to catch the moves of the jazz guys at the beginning. Personally, I like the trombonist.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Read about this history of Valentine's Day, here.

Also, here is a nice Wikipedia article covering Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This Gives Me The Shivers...

This was game 4 of the '98 Finals. Bulls v. Jazz.

From Wikipedia:
Starting Lineup Introductions
The Chicago Bulls were the first NBA team to dim their lights during the starting lineup introductions of home games. Other teams around the league soon followed suit. During the Bulls' run of dominance, the player introductions became world famous. Longtime announcer Tommy Edwards was replaced by Ray Clay in 1990, and Clay continued many of the traditional aspects of the Bulls introductions, including the music, Alan Parsons Project's "Sirius", for all six championship runs. The lights are first dimmed during the visiting team introduction, accompanied by the song "On The Run" by Pink Floyd. Then virtually all lights in the stadium are shut off for the Bulls introduction, and a spotlight illuminates each player as he is introduced and runs onto the court. Since the move to the United Center, laser lights and fireworks have been added, and with improvements to the arena's White Way video screen, computer graphics on the stadium monitors have been added. Coincidentally, Alan Parsons wrote "Sirius" for his own band and was the sound engineer for "On the Run" from Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon.

Traditionally, the players have been introduced in the following order: small forward, power forward, center, point guard, shooting guard. Thus, Scottie Pippen was usually the first Bulls player introduced, and Michael Jordan the last. (Pippen and Jordan were the only players to play on all six Bulls championship teams.) Although internal disputes eventually led to the dismissal of Clay, the Bulls in 2006 announced the return of Tommy Edwards as the announcer.[3]

As part of Edwards' return, the introductions changed as a new introduction developed by Andy and Larry Wachowski, Ethan Stoller and Jamie Poindexter, all from Chicago, The introduction also included a newly composed remix of the traditional Sirius theme.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

copacetic \koh-puh-SET-ik\, adjective:

Very satisfactory; fine.

Although all will seem copacetic on the CBS broadcast from Madison Square Garden in New York, there will be a big black cloud hanging over the glitzy proceedings.
-- Patrick MacDonald, "Major labels struggling with huge slump out of tune with listeners", Seattle Times, February 20, 2003

Monday, February 11, 2008

Apologies that this is not easier to read. The charts are interesting, so click here if you want to go to the actual source.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Since the 50th annual Grammy Awards are being held tonight, I thought I would post one of my favorite Grammy moments.

The clip below is from 2004 and is an assemblage of some of the greatest funksters of all time. With Samuel L. Jackson presiding over the festivities, Earth Wind and Fire kicks it off with "Shining Star." Soon to follow are Outkast, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic. The culmination of it all finds all four groups on stage jamming out together in a ridiculous medley of old and new, sharing the same, sweet style.

Remarkable Memories

This article comes from National Geographic. It is a fascinating portrait of a woman who can remember every day of her life since she was eleven years old. In contrast, there is a man who is unable to create any memory at all - he is only able to live in the present, never knowing where he is or what he is supposed to be doing.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Battle of Shiloh

Read about it here.

Monday, February 04, 2008

MJ - McDonald's Commericial - Circa 1993

This is one of my all-time favorites.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Frozen at Grand Central Station

This is pretty neat.