Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Calling all east-enders. Anyone interested in spending a weekend out there in July, the 24th-25th, which also happens to be my birthday? Josh S. and Joe's is on the 19th, so it's a possible combo deal.

Feel free to respond/comment so the planning process can begin. If anyone is feeling extra frisky, we can take an extra day (Friday or Monday) to make it extra special!

All significant others and fuck-buddies are welcome.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fridy Jam Challenge

Mattie-o, can you handle this? If only I could figure out how to set up a blog poll...


Thursday, June 24, 2010

One More

Pele considered this his best goal ever, which he had re-created with computer animation since the game wasn't filmed. He was 19.

Team America

American soccer. To the haters, skeptics, euro-lovers, and generally uninterested, jump in. The water's fine.

And to work you up a bit, check out this highlight video of Pele. Unreal. (Annoying music, but good quality video.)

And this Ronaldinho free-kick:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I am a huge softie

8 month old Jonathan has his cochlear implant turned on, hears his first sounds ever.

Sniffles, people.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Silently Screaming

5am in France, 4th quarter of Celtics/Lakers just started... I'm so worked up right now, but the world here is sleeping.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jai Ho Dance - Dancin' in yo' living room!

Move over these guys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0&feature=fvst !!

Watch these videos and learn the first 1:34ish minutes and we're golden for July 3rd!

Here's the real version:

Watch and learn this nice version here:

Or watch and learn this version here:

I am not skilled enough to reverse the dance steps, so let's all just learn the mirror image of what you see on your screen. Cool?


meta blog

a flickr slide show of images from a search of "jay jay 8"

Friday, June 4, 2010

World Cup Dreams Dashed

I don't want to say blown, but man this world cup which I was so hyped on has taken a serious hit.

Ivory Coast - Didier Drogba out with broken arm. By far my favorite player in the cup, the most popular player in Africa and probably a top 10 player in the world and he's broke his arm in a friendly a week before the first cup ever in Africa. I mean, dude basically negotiated a ceasefire in a civil war and got Chelsea FC and Pepsi to help build a hospital in his hometown. This sux so bad I can't even believe it. You'll be missed D.D.
Ghana - Michael Essien out. Best player on probably the second best team in Africa (along with Cameroon and Egypt possibly).
England - Rio Ferdinand Out, English captain. Not a monster loss, but star power depleted.
US - Charlie Davies out - arguably their best striker and definitely their fastest. Dunzo.
US - Jozy Altidore questionable with ankle. By far my favorite US Player. Highest upside. Rising star. Like a strong safety playing soccer. This and drogba in the same day.... wow.

I need time to find a new angle for getting excited about this cup. All my favorite players are gone. Ugh.

@Raju circa sophomore year

Thursday, June 3, 2010

this is bizarre

Today 3 Russians, a French guy, an Italian guy and a Chinese guy locked themselves in a container without windows for the next 18 months to simulate a space mission to mars. One "astronaut" said "When the very first human steps on Mars, I will be able to say, 'yeah, I helped do that'. That will make me feel very proud." Except that you will be insane at that point.

Says the BBC: Scientific investigations during the experiment will assess the effect that isolation has on various psychological and physiological aspects such as stress, hormone levels, sleep quality, mood and the benefits of dietary supplements.

I can't tell if this is inspired more by scientific research or by reality TV.

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10197470.stm
Also, a somewhat relevant New Yorker article: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/30/090330fa_fact_gawande