Did you catch Beyond Ellis D in Rolling Stone? →
It’s here, in Dan Epstein’s column “High and Tight”, regarding the Dock Ellis no-no. “Fascinating” is the descriptor employed. Click on the headline and see for yourself. This, btw, is where I cop to being no Matt Cain. For I am throwin’ one crazy game. Still got a no-no goin’ though…
Campaign Stops: How Racist Are We? Ask Google →
Research that compares the use of racially charged search terms with voting patterns suggests that Barack Obama’s race lowers his chance of re-election.
Mad Men's John Slattery on the Finale, Roger and... →
I want to thank Matt Weiner for making it a bit easier for me and my LSD-related project. At least among the whites and other almost-free people. (It might take one of those Basketball Wives to trip for me to get through to a good hunk of the coloreds.) (But then, that would be the end of their show now, wouldn’t it?)
If you’re not lost, you’re at a place that somebody has already found. If you’re...– Junot Díaz, Author (via thechanelmuse)
Dock Ellis Trade Tree →
For hardcore fans only.
No-No: A Dockumentary →
Here’s the trailer from an exceptional new Kickstarter campaign. I’ve seen a lot of the documentary material in preparation my own Dock Ellis project and have grown more impressed with each viewing. Beyond the very entertaining content in the link above sits an abundance of beautifully-photographed material. Just volumes of funny, insightful stuff. Watch and donate so that the whole...
The Greatest Team Ever Assembled, Anywhere →
An oral history of the 1992 Dream Team, from GQ.
I Try Not to Freak Out
Maybe it’s not clear, but I’ve been stranded in Portland, waiting for a few checks to do their thing. This kind of episode has played out infrequently: The impassioned negotiations with mag and radio and blog payroll peeps. The shameless pleading, on the phone and in the office: phone, bank and, a couple of times, welfare. It’s the price one pays for telling the stories one...