September 28, 2012
• Glen Perkins took Joe Posnanski pitch-by-pitch through a recent save against the Yankees and it was a great read for a whole bunch of different reasons.
• My favorite headline of the week/weak: "Wisconsin man busted for curbside sex with couch."
• Mental Floss did an incredible amount of research to basically show my childhood was a lie.
• At this point Mila Kunis is putting her Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com title at serious risk.
• Based on a Wall Street Journal study MLB's most biased announcer ... well, you may want to sit down for this shocking revelation.
• Louis C.K. hates wearing a suit, but it was probably worth it just for this one picture.
• An alternate headline for this news story could have been: "Why people still watched the NFL even though the replacement referees were a complete joke." Gambling is a helluva drug.
• Congratulations to my blog-mate Craig Calcaterra for his well-deserved spot on this prestigious list. My tweet game remains flawless, of course.
• And then Calcaterra went and got himself on Deadspin again for an even better reason.
• Torii Hunter Jr., a top-ranked high school wide receiver from Texas, has committed to play football (and baseball) at Notre Dame.
• How did the Twins' pitching become such a mess? I'm glad you asked.
• It takes a very special talent to make a legal deposition worth watching and Lil Wayne is that very special talent:
"He can't save you" is a phrase I'm going to work into my everyday usage.
• All things considered the "Full House" cast holds up pretty well 25 years later and I'm happy that Lori Loughlin remains the show's best-looking (non-John Stamos) person at age 48.
• David Simon revealed that HBO once turned down a spinoff of "The Wire" that would been all about Tommy Carcetti's political career. Dang.
• For some reason this kind of reminds me of Paul Allen and "Girls Gone Gleeman."
• My mom's review of this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode: "I liked it because it sounded like you guys drank a lot."
• Also, for anyone who already listened to this week's podcast: Kate Agnew, whom we mention as being, among other things, diabolical, blogs at Kate's A Cliche.
• An update for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of "Gleeman and The Geek": Our last eight episodes have averaged 9,600 downloads, including at least 7,500 per show. That's way above and beyond our wildest expectations and it's great to know the audience hasn't ditched us since shifting back to podcast-only mode after six months on the radio. Thanks to everyone who listens and please keep recommending it to new people throughout the offseason.
• Two things are for sure: One, this definitely isn't too little too late. Two, that was sarcasm.
• My instincts that told me not to bother seeing "Trouble With The Curve" seem to be correct.
• Never forget the night Manute Bol started launching three-pointers, because I won't.
• Kevin Love is the new Jon Rauch.
• Perhaps the last strong candidate for "catch of the season" came from an unlikely candidate.
• SABR announced the dates for next year's convention in Philadelphia, so you know where I'll be from July 31 to August 4 even if being on a vacation during the trade deadline is tricky.
• "Stop Podcasting Yourself" has become my favorite podcast and this week's show with stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane as their guest was especially good.
• Zach Galifianakis' appearance on "Who Charted" was podcasting at its finest, including his appraisal of "Lights" by Ellie Goulding: "That song seems like it was sung by a woman who talks about tree houses a lot."
• Netflix instant recommendation: "Neds," which is a Scottish film about unstable families, gangs, bullies, and how things can unravel in a hurry for a kid thrown into the fire. Really good.
• I found the best IMDB page, in case you were wondering.
• Ben Collin is one of the most creative Twins bloggers around, but he's also a meteorologist and weather-related software developer looking for work.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Rob Dibble ex-wife"
- "Ate fried rice and lost weight"
- "Bernardo Brito"
- "Glen Perkins hazing"
- "How to lose pounds on a scale"
- "Women wearing baseball caps"
- "Nick Punto false hustle"
- "How much does Louis C.K. weigh?"
- "Sergeant Slaughter porn"
- "Knife-throwing injuries"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Mr. Carter" by my favorite deponent, Lil Wayne, and featuring Jay-Z:
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Reading the Perkins/Posnanski article made me sad that Pat Neshek isn’t here. We could have had two of the most interesting Twitter-using athletes at our disposal. /sad face
Comment by BW — September 27, 2012 @ 10:34 pm
I love link-o-rama but “weird and random search engine queries” is quickly becoming my favorite part. Sergeant Slaughter porn! I mean how does that bring you here? This is what Ted Stevens must have felt like
Comment by Pat M — September 28, 2012 @ 9:28 am
i read the Perkins article.
doesn’t sound like he reads scouting reports…just imagine how good he would be if he actually spent some time reading those instead of living off his god given ability.
Comment by Jacob — September 28, 2012 @ 1:13 pm