snap culture: March 2008

  1. Big Wheels Rule ben, 3/31/2008 2 comments
  2. Dancer Risks Everything ben, 3/31/2008 0 comments
  3. the beauty of the Mad Magazine Fold-In ben, 3/31/2008 0 comments
  4. ay dios mio! ben, 3/25/2008 1 comments
  5. Oh, NEO-GEO, how I am glad I never spent hundreds of dollars on you William, 3/24/2008 0 comments
  6. not sure how i missed this ben, 3/24/2008 0 comments
  7. Those crazy days of Prodigy William, 3/21/2008 0 comments
  8. my parents might disagree...but they would be wrong. ben, 3/19/2008 0 comments
  9. Black Guy Asks Nation for Change ben, 3/19/2008 0 comments
  10. sieve sieve sieve! it's all your fault! ben, 3/14/2008 0 comments
  11. undoubtedly spinning in his grave ben, 3/13/2008 0 comments
  12. I can't think of a better use ben, 3/12/2008 0 comments
  13. I thought that after high school, he's going straight to the pros? ben, 3/07/2008 0 comments
  14. Good Riddance ben, 3/04/2008 1 comments

3/31/2008 Add a comment

I am having a productive morning:
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3/31/2008 Add a comment

I can only assume that Cassie must have visited one of the local nightclub establishments where teens hang out and perform spontaneous, elaborately choreographed one-on-one dance competitions to the music of a young gentleman named Soulja Boy, among others," head instructor James Tillingford said. "Of course, there's no way Cassie could have infiltrated this subculture, unless she entered a biracial relationship with a young man who wanted a better life for himself than stealing cars and playing ball, someone who could teach her how to let go of her formal training—along with the pain of her mother's untimely death—and just let it flow so she could, in turn, convince his hardened, cynical friends that she was 'not bad for a white girl.'
Continued Tillingford, "But she'd have to really bring it."

The Onion ben

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3/31/2008 Add a comment

In an electronic feature of the New York Times. And an article about the artist who's done all 400+. ben

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3/25/2008 Add a comment

I am on a youtube kick:
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3/24/2008 Add a comment

A fascinating history of the video game console. TurboGrafx16, 3DO, Sega CD, how we don't miss thee.

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3/24/2008 Add a comment

It's from 2004, but it still works:
ben

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3/21/2008 Add a comment

I never had Prodigy, but had friends who did, and I remember those days of staring at the computer screen for minutes while some news story or page of baseball statistics loaded up over a 14k or 28k modem. Man, those were the days. I mean, literally. That's what it felt like.

In any case, Deadspin alerts us to this NYT story from 1992 on the early days of computer-assisted fantasy baseball. It reads like it's from 1972. And I never knew that Prodigy was a collaboration between IBM and Sears Roebuck! That makes it sound like 1962!

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William

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3/19/2008 Add a comment

[found on digg] ben

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3/19/2008 Add a comment

Brilliant. [The Onion] ben

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3/14/2008 Add a comment

Here's reason #1 why hockey is the best spectator sport at the University of Michigan. ben

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3/13/2008 Add a comment

From the New York Times, an article on the Ho Chi Minh Golf Trail. ben

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3/12/2008 Add a comment

If you looked like Nicholas Cage, how would you exploit the celebrity-impersonating opportunities? An Italian TV personality duped Real Madrid into thinking he was Nick Cage, posing for photos with the players and then sitting in the owners box for the Real / AS Roma Champions League game.

Well played, sir. That's way more useful than trying to use your resemblance to pick up women in bars. Once they hear your Italian accent, it's game over. ben

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3/07/2008 Add a comment

And yes, I just dropped a Lil' Romeo lyrics reference on you:

A Hot Prospect? Lil' Romeo's scholarship to USC is a perfect L.A. story, involving a music mogul, a child TV star and basketball. [From the WSJ]

Nothing wrong with giving an injured 5'10" point guard who averages 9 points a game a scholarship to one of the top programs in the country. Nope. ben

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3/04/2008 Add a comment


Career Record vs. Bears: 22-10
Career Record at Soldier Field: 12-3
Touchdowns vs. Bears: 55

[I love that picture, it's from Deadspin] ben

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  1. Blogger William: This is a sad, sad day for me. 3/04/2008