I Still All Love You!
Man, this 1979 ASG clip is amazing. Everyone is fucking huge, long, and from a different body era than the 1980's, 1990's, or today. And then halfway through, there's a commercial for that movie where Clint Eastwood befriends a monkey. Sometimes you wish you could live forever!!!!!!
So maybe you heard, today was the first day of The Baseline, the NBA blog I'm doing for Sporting News along with Sean Deveney and Chris Littmann. If this is news to you, I'm sorry it took so long to announce it here. Today was busy and kind of hectic. No, this doesn't mean the end of FreeDarko. I'll be around, though maybe not as frequently as before. And I still would like to keep getting all these excellent guest posts. Before the bemoaning begins, try reading the thing first. You'll find:
-Minutemen reference in title followed by some low-level Wittgenstein
-Debate over the meaning of "scorer" that had one commenter cursing postmodernism
-Our manifesto, which includes one of the best Moses Malone photos I've ever seen
So we will all have it both ways and life will improve on all fronts. Here are a few odds and ends:
-Haven't had time to read this exchange all the way through, but I think these guys are saying that Antoine Walker is the Achilles Heel of all of Malcolm Gladwell's recent writing.
-From Zac Crain's
-My main man Wingo is unfortunately without television right now, and is watching some of these games on some computer feed. There's a chat room that runs beside it, and he sent me this moving sequence:
10:37bmoreray:Birdman has the runz
10:37crza:lol@ birdflu - very good
10:37xavierhimself:lol.. NEED SOME SMACK COACH
10:37captainsyracuse:he's got swine flu
10:37hrshakoury:birdman is doing lines in the locker room
10:37offshoreorca:i'm getting a little tired of the birdman drugs joke. he came back, that's tough stuff
10:37snoba77218:birdmans gona play great at the half, got ape *** on JJ Barea, and run off naked before the end of this game
10:37kobejaun420club:maybe str. lining speed
10:38aridresi:birdman brought swine flu back from mexico
10:38gazbin:anybody like nick drakes stuff?
apparantly nobody did, and gazbin was not heard from again...
Let that be a lesson to all of you.