Big Night in Ranch City

DLIC & The Recluse: We're from FreeDarko.com.

Gilbert Arenas: They still have that?

Further anecdotes to follow from those who were actually there, credentials in hand. In the meantime, read my heartfelt thoughts on the legal situation, and this mini-essay on baseball, place and memory that David Simon left as a comment over at H&H.

I take back everything I've said about hometown announcing teams—hearing the Nuggets guys gush over J.R. is like someone made my brain old and vocal. The Rex Chapman shot they keep showing looks a lot like Smith's from last night. And why did he run off into the tunnel after that spate of three's?


At 12/03/2006 1:53 AM, Anonymous megapickles said...

Woah. That picture is amazing.

It's like playing Tetris with Picasso. Or smoking a pipe with Magritte.

The Street Magritte = Gilbert Arenas

When are the shirts shipping?

At 12/03/2006 3:46 AM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

much to the chagrin of the workers at the wicker park post office, all shirts shipped today, including a couple to my hometown, in which you, mr. pickles currently reside. happy holidays.

At 12/03/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger mutoni said...

yeah, i'm gonna need details on this asap

At 12/03/2006 6:28 PM, Anonymous ronald james davis said...


At 12/04/2006 1:30 AM, Anonymous Torgo said...

Did he understand the line, or did you have to explain it?

And, well, I know the old shirt is old, but somehow, somewhere, you've got to get Darko to hold it up for a picture. Bonus points if he looks awkward and confused.

At 12/04/2006 10:25 AM, Blogger Dr. Lawyer IndianChief said...

he didn't really get the line, even when we told him what it meant. but he was extremely appreciative.

and torgo, i had the same thought...although we don't really care about the guy, there is nothing more i want to see than a confused darko holding a shirt with him in chains.

At 12/04/2006 1:45 PM, Blogger Brown Recluse, Esq. said...

this will be covered in the post (forthcoming--check back tomorrow morning), but the funniest thing was that gil asked what it meant and when DLIC gave him the literal translation, he just nodded like that made total sense. maybe he thought it was a reference to his quick first step? but, there was no discussion of the fact that it was a cuban idiom.

At 12/04/2006 5:35 PM, Blogger Kames the Jelly said...

The best part, by far, is the childlike grin on his face. It conflates joy with confusion in that hilarious way of the adolescent. He must internalize that smirk whenever he's dropping 40 on my Bucks, en fuego.

I demand a follow-up.

At 12/04/2006 6:30 PM, Blogger salt_bagel said...

I want a shirt, but instead of "Es la pata del diablo," I want it to say, "It's a Cuban idiom."

Really, if you walked down a city street and found bootleg FD shirts, you'd be happy, not angry, right?

Now more meta for hipsters.

At 12/04/2006 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm far behind in my Gilbertology, but I just found out about the whole Hibachi thing. Awesome.

jhseip: howard johnson gets a pie to the face, backwards.

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