Posts Tagged ‘stephen marche’

Monday Medley

What we read while assigning baseball allegiances to past assassins…

  • If we were to begin a series of old, esoteric interviews, this one from the Paris Review of Jorge Luis Borges would be a good starting point. Learn, among other things, what Borges’ favorite fabricated English word is. Unfortunately, while discussing the origin of character names, he does not bring up our resident sports revolutionary.

NBA Finals Preview: Lakers v. Celtics

IS THIS GONNA PREVIEW THE CONFERENCE FINALS, TOO? About that…

WHA’ HAPPENED? I was busy. I was gonna say Lakers in 6 and Magic in 7. So I nailed one!

YEAH, EASY TO SAY NOW. YOU WERE ALL OVER THAT PHOENIX BANDWAGON LAST TIME WE CHATTED! What? Me? Defend that claim!

WELL, YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T THINK THE LAKERS WOULD REPEAT: That’s not exactly being “all over that Phoenix bandwagon.” To be fair, I was considering picking the Suns to beat the Lakers, but then I talked to someone who watches a fair amount of the NBA (you know, more than a handful of minutes a week, like me), and she said something along the lines of, “Really? You do know Amar’e Stoudemire doesn’t play defense, right? We’ll kill them. I am not concerned with the Suns.” (This person was a Lakers’ fan, thus the first-person.)

I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU: YOU JUST CAME OUT AND SAID THAT THIS FEMALE FRIEND OF YOURS WATCHES FAR MORE OF THE NBA THAN YOU DO, BUT I BET YOU THAT YOU WATCH FAR MORE OF THE WNBA THAN SHE DOES. That’s not a question.

IS IT TRUE? No comment. Continue reading

Monday Medley

What we read while practicing torch lighting for 2012….

  • French pop-philosopher Bernard-Henry Levi rips Immanuel Kant in new book; too bad basis for said ripping is a critique of Kant written by a non-existent philosopher who was invented by a satirist. Even if BHL had claimed it was for philanthropic concerns, Kant would not have approved of the lie.
  • And because we’re not entirely sure if 1988 was better than 2000 in the dunk contest, a bonus video: