Author Archives: Matthew

A Dash of Crazy

Listen, quick!  What do Bob Clampett, Sun Ra, and Gilbert Arenas have in common?  Ponder, ponder, ponder!  Can’t emerge with that clear, concise answer?  No perfect response to today’s perfect question?  Then take the plunge to unearth the remarkable result!

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Third Reich ‘n’ Roll

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Monday Morning Medicine

Morning, gang.  I’m here to Shepard you gently through the monotony that is Monday morning.  So settle in with your big bowl of FrootLoops, and jump in.

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Heliocentric Basketball in the Big Apple

“People gave ear to an upstart astrologer who strove to show that the earth revolves, not the heavens or the firmament, the sun and the moon…. This fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy; but sacred Scripture tells us [Joshua 10:13] that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, and not the earth”

-Martin Luther on Copernicus’ On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

Mike D’Antoni doesn’t want epicycles.  When he gazes out onto the finely waxed hardwood surface of the practice floor, the Italian League legend, former Phoenix Suns head coach, offensive guru and current man at the helm of the S.S. New York Knicks sees something revolutionary.  It’s not the old guard, earth-based, slow-paced offensive game of decades before.  D’Antoni is a heliocentrist.

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Wingin’ It With Foye

A few noticeables:

-The guardian angel kid has a slick lefty stroke.  In a dress shirt, nonetheless.

-For some reason, Randy Foye was very surprised when he blinked into existence in that gym.  Also, he was already wearing a Bennett Bears jersey.  Was he wearing that before he was summoned?

-Why is Randy associating with tween angels?

-Could they only get Randy Foye for this guest spot?  The kid who sucks at basketball also feels obligated to mention that Randy’s in the NBA. Throwin’ him a bone.

-That was a terrible looking dribble drill around the two kids.

Remember what Randy said, honeybunnies. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Album Cover of the Day

Parliament – The Clones of Dr. Funkenstein – 1976

Weird Nightmare: An Afternoon Meditation on Charles Mingus

“In my music, I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time.”

– Charles Mingus

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