Confounding the calumniators and apostates
navy SEAL. army BADGER. air force HIPPO— libby watson (@libbycwatson) March 31, 2016
4th foul on Bogut = an uphill battle for GSW. Low on bigs, rest, and oxygen— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 31, 2016
Warriors are the sixth team in NBA history to win at least 68 games in a single season pic.twitter.com/R2j2eDvLqS— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 31, 2016
#Warriors trail 46-37 with 3:02 left in 2Q.— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 30, 2016
GSW leads Washington 95-76, 5:51 to go, holding the Wizards to 4 points in the quarter— Tim Roye (@warriorsvox) March 30, 2016
The Warriors join the 1995-97 Bulls as the only teams in NBA history to win 67 games in consecutive seasons.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 30, 2016
Ven der putz shteht, ligt der sechel in drerd. --> When the prick stands up, the brains get buried in the ground.
Warriors improve to 66-7 (.904) on the season, the best record in NBA history through 73 games.— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 28, 2016
In fact, the Celtics, Lakers and Bulls are the only other franchises with multiple 66-win seasons in franchise history!— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 28, 2016
James Corden has not only figured out how to get 80 million Youtube views real fast (put Adele in a Range Rover and sing along with the stereo), but he is the first guy in history who has actually figured out how to interview musicians: make them comfortable, play music, sing along, chat a bit. Pure magic.
INJURY REPORT: Aldridge (rest), Duncan (rest), Ginobili (rest), Leonard (right quad contusion), Parker (rest) are out for Spurs-Thunder— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 26, 2016
The year 2004 was when we completely gave up and embraced stupidity as a value.
The investigative talent at the Enquirer has fled, mostly for InTouch; also, most importantly, this isn't an Enquirer-based investigation— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) March 25, 2016
Wouldn't it be something if tonight's Spurs-Heat game is a NBA Finals preview?— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 24, 2016
Judge Garland is just the kind of candidate we would have advised President Bush to nominate if he had been in this situation. A proven moderate, he has enjoyed widespread Republican support in the past. As a former prosecutor, he is often sympathetic to the prosecution in criminal cases. He has aggressively and thoroughly prosecuted terrorists. Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah, who is an expert on the Constitution as well as the confirmation process, admires him. Judge Garland is exactly the type of person who might have been chosen by the Bush administration if a Supreme Court nomination had been submitted to a Democratic-controlled Senate.
Road and Track is putting more Egan online, some old, some new. Keep it up! Free the Egans!
"Old Brown Shoe" provides as fine an example you'll find this side of "Abbey Road" of George Harrison (Scouse of Distinction) doing his thing while also holding his own. And yet, it retains a B-side kind of relative obscurity that is as unfortunate as it is undeserved. - Alan Pollack
Lennon (on guitar): "Go a bit faster, Ringo!"Ha ha, and they put it out as a single, and boom, more money. It went to #1 in the UK, #8 in the U.S. despite saying "Christ", and was banned in Spain for mentioning Gibraltar. Just another day at the office for two guys who'd gotten used to getting paid very very well for recording, well, almost anything.
McCartney (on drums): "OK, George!"
I want a love that's right but right is only half of what's wrong
I want a short haired girl who sometimes wears it twice as long
Now I'm stepping out of this old brown shoe, baby, I'm in love with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now, I'm telling you
You know you pick me up from where some try to drag me down
And when I see your smile replace every thoughtless frown
Got me escaping from this zoo, baby, I'm in love with you
I'm so glad you came here, it won't be the same now when I'm with you
Instead of treating the 30-point beating in January as if it were Armageddon, the Spurs calmly went back to the lab, participated in a marathon film session, and regrouped.
My Goldberg fetish is now approaching clinical levels. After a careful listen or three I can vouch for Perahia's masterful performance, and thanks to Google autoplay have discovered Rosalyn Tureck's enthralling 1957 rendition as well. Glenn Gould reportedly named Tureck as the only pianist whose work he admired, although it was his own acclaimed interpretation that eclipsed her; in 1981 he -Wittgenstein-like - recanted the original effort and submitted a revised version.
[S]he had an out-of-body experience playing Bach's counterpoint, in which she briefly blacked out and returned to consciousness with an indelible sensation of the music as a three-dimensional experience, something existing in space as well as time – inspired a complete reconstruction of her pianistic technique when it came to playing Bach's music. Tureck's astonishingly ambitious idea was the complete independence of her 10 fingers, not just in terms of which note they were playing, but in loudness, articulation, touch and expression. What she was striving for was complete crystalline clarity of line in Bach's densest polyphony, so that each stratum of counterpoint could communicate directly to the listener.She once called harpsichordist Wanda Landowska on her bullshit, saying "you play it your way; I play it Bach's way," leading to a hockey-style punch-up, I bet. The remark seems a little unjust: Landowska's full performance on harpsichord is eminently listenable, even if the the harpsichord was not exactly authentic, and surely a master of her level should be allowed a bit of room for interpretation. For further information you may visit the Tureck Bach Research Institute, and say hello to the Mad Hatter for me while you're there.
Trump has fallen below his target line. Repeat: Trump has fallen below his target line. (link)
As I was somewhat distracted in 2008 I failed to note the passing of Siegfried Knappe, who:
The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online
When you put it all together, I think the result on Tuesday can best be defined as messy. Trump is likely to have a plurality of delegates after all the contests have finished up on June 7. But a majority? We still don’t know.
If Trump doesn't get the delegates and doesn't win at the convention no one would be TAKING anything from him. That would be "losing."— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) March 16, 2016
Brown also re-opened a years-old feud with former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who withdrew from the presidential race last year. Before leaving office, Perry, a self-proclaimed hunter of jobs, ran radio ads in California luring companies to move to his state.
More fun facts…— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 16, 2016
Most wins by 20+ points this season:
1. Spurs - 20
2. Warriors - 12
3t. Cavaliers - 11
3t. Thunder - 11
This is madness.
Anthony Davis -30— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) March 15, 2016
From Post War: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt:
Early 4th quarter
Marreese Speights finishes w/25 pts in just 18 minutes as the Warriors run their NBA-record home win streak to 48. pic.twitter.com/hAoDKeDCew— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 13, 2016
.@StephenCurry30 led w/ 35pts/3reb/6asst, @Mospeights16 (🔥) added a huge 25pts/9reb/2stl off the bench &@KlayThompson added 20pts/6reb/3asst— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 13, 2016
What is happening in this primary is just a distillation of what’s been happening inside their party for more than a decade. I mean, the reason that many of their voters are responding is because this is what’s been fed through the messages they’ve been sending for a long time — that you just make flat assertions that don’t comport with the facts. That you just deny the evidence of science. That compromise is a betrayal. That the other side isn’t simply wrong, or we just disagree, we want to take a different approach, but the other side is destroying the country, or treasonous. I mean, that’s — look it up. That’s what they’ve been saying.
FDR died at the age of 63.
If you haven't already, find the time to read this yuge-ass article on Obama in the Atlantic:
Obama hangs over every moment of the 2016 race. It would make a lot more sense for him to directly face his critics on the left (Bernie Sanders) and right (every Republican) rather than do so indirectly through the proxy of Hillary Clinton. If the voters are persuaded to take the country in a different direction, then so be it. But it's strange to have his legacy held partially hostage to controversies over email server management and a 1994 crime bill he had nothing to do with.
Curry has hit 5-of-13 shots from beyond 39 feet, good for 38.4 percent.
[O]n the sidelines there’s another toothy lovely in a vest, listening to John. It first looks like she has one stylish boot up on the table. But when you look more closely—and A Hard Day’s Night repays frame-by-frame examination more fully than the Zapruder film—you discover her heel is actually cupped in a companion’s hand. Furthermore, she’s wiggling it slowly, delectably, and oh-so-indolently, nibbling on whatever the in crowd nibbled in the spring of 1964.
No 'Big Three' no worries as Spurs cruise to easy victory at Minnesota
There are twenty games left in the NBA season. I made the decision last fall to keep blogging Warriors games until they fell off the pace of the winningest team of all time, the 95-96 Bulls. They never did. The NBA tracks the state of the chase here. Today, at 56-6, they are one game ahead of the Bulls in the loss column.
I read this in January, and I think of it every day:
...America is in no mood for healing.
As the race stands now, with Republicans in charge of both Houses, there is a good chance that my candidacy could lead to the election of Donald Trump or Senator Ted Cruz. That is not a risk I can take in good conscience.
Without bothering to hear arguments, the justices reversed the Alabama Supreme Court...
[W]ith every passing election that Sanders does not alter the fundamental demographics of the race it becomes clearer and clearer that he is drawing dead in this campaign. We've seen time and again that Sanders can beat Clinton in states that have overwhelmingly white Democratic parties.
Even better than I remembered.
Despite the enormous level of well-deserved hype surrounding the Warriors, the surprising truth is the Spurs have been winning at a higher clip since Dec. 2 (.884 winning percentage compared with .878) while proving to be the superior defensive team. The Spurs are not only tops in the NBA when it comes to defending (96.2 points allowed per 100 possessions), but also significantly ahead of the fifth-rated Warriors (101.6).
Golden State improves to 55-5 (.917) on the season, the NBA's best record through the season's first 60 games.— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 4, 2016
Warriors have tied the NBA record regular-season home winning streak, earning their 44th consecutive regular-season home win tonight.— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 4, 2016
Golden State improves to 54-5 (.915) on the season, the best record in NBA history through the season's first 59 games.— GSWStats (@gswstats) March 2, 2016
Me: someone should write a thing about how good Marcus Camby was.