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High School Buzzer Beater Reminiscent of 1992 Duke-Kentucky Game

Feb 4th 2011 12:01PM Both this play and the Laettner play show the stupidity of not guarding the passer. By the way, this kid's shot was much better than Laettner's. This kid had only 1 second and was being guarded. Laettner had 1.5 seconds and nobody defending him, just two Kentucky players standing and watching. In my opinion, Laettner's shot is the most overrated "great play" in the history of basketball. It was like he and Grant Hill were the only two players in the gym. Nobody else lifted a finger in opposition.

Kathy Griffin's Newest Palin to Pounce On? Willow, 16

Jan 5th 2011 10:35AM Is Cathy Griffin an actress? A politician? Who is she? I've never heard of her.

Ronnie Wood Accepts Award for Album He Didn't Play On

Nov 12th 2010 9:38AM The big story here is one that many people have known about for years, that is, that one of the most important individuals responsible for creating the distinct guitar sounds on Stones' songs, not to mention playing a large part in the arrangements of their hits, is the man who never gets any credit: former lead guitarist Mick Taylor. For those of you too young to remember, Taylor replaced former lead guitar Brian Jones and was replaced himself by Wood. If it seems odd seeing me refer to both Jones and Taylor as the Stones' lead guitarists, that is only because there were very few music videos around in the 60's and 70's. Keith Richards was always front and center for staging purposes and because he and Jagger were the main songwriters, but he was never the primary player until Wood came along. Although Jagger has admitted in many interviews that Taylor made great contributions, he was never allowed to share in royalties on songs that he helped to write. Take a look at the Stones' catalog and you will see that many of their classic albums and songs were recorded with Taylor. Keith Richards was so jealous of Taylor that he had many of his guitar tracks removed from recordings, only to have group management bring Taylor back to over-dub his parts back into the recordings. Despite all the praise thrown his way by Jagger, Taylor, who was too young and naive to protect himself (he joined the band at age 20) was screwed over by the group regarding royalties. A lot has been written about this. Google it if you want more info. Pretty sad story actually.

The Vanilla Ice Project: Our Revealing Q&A with the Rapper-Turned-Remodeler

Oct 11th 2010 1:12PM I met Rob on a plane flight from Baltimore to Ft. Lauderdale in January 2003. We met on line while boarding was delayed. At first, no one but me knew who he was, as it was winter and he was pretty covered up dressed with heavy clothing and a Miami Hurricanes baseball cap. I asked him "Are you Rob?" He smiled, said "yes", and we talked non-stop for the next six hours. We sat together on the plane, which was delayed on the tarmac for two hours before takeoff due to bad weather. By the time we had landed, we knew each other’s life story, as well as our mutual love for the Canes' football team. He told me all kinds of stuff about the hip-hop music business which I had never heard before, but they are all things that I subsequently heard re-stated in interviews over the following years by him or by people that were affiliated with him in his career. He was into major real estate speculating at the time, building several homes per year for 300k apiece in Port St. Lucie, FL, and then selling them for 400k. I found him to be a very likable, entertaining guy. He even invited me and my family to watch him race motocross the next day at a local Ft. Lauderdale track. He is a genuine entrepreneur who has proved he can earn a good living in a variety of manners. I like the guy.

Grand Illusion

Sep 9th 2010 4:53PM People quickly become desensitized. When was the last time anybody reacted to a car alarm going off at night?

Bill O'Reilly: Jennifer Aniston Is 'Destructive to Society'

Aug 11th 2010 3:54PM This headline is proof of dishonest media, and is an out and out lie and misrepresentation of what O'Reilly said. O'Reilly is not saying that Jennifer Anniston is destructive to society. When one reads the article below, or watches the video, it is clear that O'Reilly is concerned that a young woman hearing Anniston's remarks might get an unhealthy message from it. Children born out of wedlock are a huge problem in this country, and Anniston should consider the fact that her young and adoring audience might misunderstand her message, just like many of you on the board have either ignored or misunderstood O'Reilly's.

Who Should Play Lisbeth Salander in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'?

Aug 8th 2010 10:27AM I think any number of actresses could play Salander, in fact, Portman was the person I was thinking of when I was reading the book(s). But am I the only one who thinks that Craig is not the right guy for this movie? Knowing that Larson based the Bloomkvist character on himself, I always saw Larson's face when I pictured Bloomkvist. I think that 15-20 years ago, John Heard would have been perfect for the part. He has the kind of look I've pictured. Whoever plays Bloomkvist must be capable of deferring the hero role to the Salander character, and I can't picture Craig in that role.

Hitchens Warns of American-Born Jihad, Painful Brazilian Waxing

Jun 23rd 2010 4:06PM Thank God (pardon the expression, Mr. Hitchens) that the article starts with the disclosure that Christopher Hitchens is one of the most influential public intellectuals of our time!!! And here I was, stupid me, wondering who the hell he was, since I have never heard of him in my 60 years of life. Wow, that was close! I almost embarrassed myself.

The 25 Best Movie Remakes of All Time

Apr 17th 2010 6:20PM This is a pretty good list. I was pleasantly surprised to see The Thing at the top of the list, or on the list at all for that matter. I actually loved the movie but I’ve never seen it get its true respect over the years. Bravo for this honor. Ironically, the best remake of all time is not on this list because it was not considered a remake, and that is Fatal Attraction. You are pretty naïve if you don’t believe that Fatal Attraction is an un-credited remake/rip-off of Clint Eastwood’s great movie Play Misty for Me. The setting is changed and so are the occupations of the characters, but the Clint Eastwood/Jessica Walter/Donna Mills triangle is the exact model for Michael Douglas/Glenn Close/Anne Archer. Even Stuart Pankin as Michael Douglas' buddy plays the same role as James McEachin plays as Eastwood’s pal. Every major plot point is absolutely identical. The hero meets the psycho due to his job, they have a one night stand, the hero says goodbye, and the psycho says “not so fast, I love you.” The hero hides the whole thing from his woman until the psycho starts doing increasingly more dangerous things. The hero tries to mollify the psycho but it does not work. The hero scolds the psycho and the psycho apologizes. The hero thinks things have calmed down and he’s home free, but all of a sudden the psycho comes out of nowhere to abduct the hero’s woman, leading to a violent denouement. That’s the exact plot of both movies my friends! If that’s not a remake, then it’s a blatant rip-off

Torii Hunter Owed Apology Over Outrage

Mar 16th 2010 6:51PM Why does there always have to be some racial conspiracy to explain information that people don't want to accept? The remark about "blacks preferring football and basketball" is treated is if this concept is nonsense, yet it is absolutely true. A few years ago, I looked at the yearbook of Jackson HS in Miami. Jackson is the Alma Mater of Lee Corso, Elvis Dumervil, Rafael Palmeiro, Lenny Harris, Warren Cromartie, and former L.A. Laker Mychal Thompson. If one had looked at the yearbook's football team picture or the basketball team picture, one would have assumed the school was all black. Yet the picture of the baseball team revealed NOT ONE BLACK FACE.

Furthermore, this article does not mention the massive increases in the percentage of black players in both the NBA and the NFL during the same time period as their decline in the Major Leagues. I would think that this fact is extremely relevant. I also did not see any stats about how the growth of Latins and other ethic groups in MLB has lowered the amount of white American players.

Think about this- MLB now has many players of Asian, Canadian, European, and Australian extraction. Add that group to the 25% of MLB players that are Latin, throw in the non-Latin players from the Caribbean (Curacao, Aruba, Virgin Islands, etc) and we might discover that the total percentage of American Major League players, both white and black, is considerably down from the 70's. If that is true, will we see another article about "the mysterious decline of the white American player in the big leagues?


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