…but my God the trailer is great.
The second official trailer for 42, the Jackie Robinson bio pic directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford:
Candace Cameron from Full House.
Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Photographer Annie Leibovitz is selling her 10,202 square foot townhouse trio in New York’s West Village. She bought the townhouses one at a time and renovated and updated them so that they now form an L-shaped compound on one street corner, with studio, living, and guest quarters surrounding a private garden.
The thing I like the most about the space is its simple elegance, the way it uses natural materials in combination with clean lines to create something warm and uncluttered.
Also, I’m a sucker for distressed wide plank floors.
Now, I wonder who took these photos…
Just heard about this. Pretty great.
Here’s the second half of the Jason Whitlock article that Bob Costas quotes from:
I just don’t get it. And I’m not trying to vilify the Chiefs for choosing to play Sunday’s game. It shouldn’t be their decision. Roger Goodell should’ve made this call. Crennel, Pioli and Kansas City players are justifiably still in a state of shock.
You may argue that we all grieve differently. You may argue that playing the game is the best way to move on and heal. You may argue that canceling or delaying the game would serve no purpose and would be unfair to the fans who traveled to Kansas City to see Cam Newton and the Panthers play the Chiefs.
I would argue that your rationalizations speak to how numb we are in this society to gun violence and murder. We’ve come to accept our insanity. We’d prefer to avoid seriously reflecting upon the absurdity of the prevailing notion that the second amendment somehow enhances our liberty rather than threatens it.
How many young people have to die senselessly? How many lives have to be ruined before we realize the right to bear arms doesn’t protect us from a government equipped with stealth bombers, predator drones, tanks and nuclear weapons?
Our current gun culture simply ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.
In the coming days, Belcher’s actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries. Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend. What I believe is, if he didn’t possess/own a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.
That is the message I wish Chiefs players, professional athletes and all of us would focus on Sunday and moving forward. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it.
But we won’t. We’ll watch Sunday’s game and comfort ourselves with the false belief we’re incapable of the wickedness that exploded inside Jovan Belcher Saturday morning.
Last year’s Christmas time TV spot for UK retailer John Lewis:
iCream is a custom ice cream shoppe in Chicago, where they make your ice cream on the spot using liquid nitrogen:
The Lost Choir performing Roland Orzabal’s Mad World:
This is what prank shows are like in Brazil:
I mean, seriously…what if someone had a knife? Or a gun? Or mace, even? Or a heart condition? Jeez Louise. These poor people.
The season’s barely started, but here are my picks for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game:
G Russell Westbrook
G Kobe Bryant
F Kevin Durant
F Zach Randolph
F Tim Duncan
G Tony Parker
G Chris Paul
F Rudy Gay
F Blake Griffin
F Dwight Howard
W Kevin Love
W James Harden
The West is loaded with talent this year. Players I had to leave off the team include Jamal Crawford, OJ Mayo, Damian Lillard (who’s going to be a full-fledged star in this league), LaMarcus Aldridge, and Al Jefferson. I’m assuming that Blake Griffin is going to step his game up to earn his selection, and I think this will be the first year that Russell Westbrook can rightfully say he deserves to be voted in as a starter, even though Chris Paul will likely be voted in alongside Kobe Bryant. Ditto for Dwight Howard and Griffin, who will almost certainly receive more fan votes than Zach Randolph and Tim Duncan, but it’s hard to ignore what the latter two players have done in leading their teams to the top of the Western Conference. It’ll be interesting to see what impact Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki have on the Lakers and Mavericks, respectively, once they return, and how that will impact the selection of the West’s reserves.
G Rajon Rondo
G Dwyane Wade
F Carmelo Anthony
F LeBron James
F Chris Bosh
G Kyrie Irving
G Deron Williams
F Paul Pierce
F Al Horford
F Luol Deng
W Anderson Varejao
W Monta Ellis
Selection to the East roster is trickier for a different reason, since there’s considerably less talent than in the West, even before you account for injuries to star players such as Derrick Rose, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Andrew Bynum, and yet the same number of roster spots that need to be filled. Players that were left off in a sort of coin-flipping fashion include Brook Lopez, who looks like he’s justifying his max contract extension, Raymond Felton, who’s justifying Jim Dolan’s decision to let Jeremy Lin leave for Houston this summer, Jrue Holiday, who’s putting up great numbers on a mediocre team, despite Bynum’s absence, and Kemba Walker, who is miraculously leading his young Charlotte team to the playoffs.