February 7, 2014
• Jerry Seinfeld and Howard Stern bickering like Jewish grandmothers is what my entire life has been building to until now.
• Pawn America is selling an unnamed person's 1987 World Series ring, which makes me sad.
• A lot of people say to me "I wish I could hear you on more podcasts talking about more bullshit topics while drinking more whiskey." Well, guess what people who don't actually exist? It's your lucky day! I was a guest on "The Sportive" podcast and it was a train wreck. (In a good way.)
• I really enjoyed and mostly agreed with Luke O'Neil's article about what choosing to favorite something on Twitter actually signifies.
• Kara Nesvig of Vita.mn told the compelling, much-needed story of Minnesota's true heroes.
• Even after finding a new place to live I'm still addicted to looking at new apartment listings on Craigslist and some of them are absolutely amazing.
• On this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode we debated Ricky Nolasco vs. Matt Garza, dreamed about Byron Buxton, and discussed swapping wives. It was a weird one.
• Years ago I was told that a decade-old video existed of Twins Daily blogger Parker Hageman appearing on a TLC reality show called "Second Chance." Ever since then I've been trying to talk him and various members of his family into posting that video online and now, just days before his wedding to the woman who appeared alongside him on the reality show, my prayers have finally been answered. Enjoy:
I kind of want to break the whole thing down frame-by-frame, like the Zapruder film.
• Derek Jeter lives a rough life sometimes.
• This news has me thinking about canceling my annual State Fair on-air radio date.
• Netflix has a new show coming out in which Coach Taylor and Lindsay Weir play brother and sister, so I'm basically a television producer now.
• I smiled a lot looking through the pictures from Howard Stern's birthday party.
• Dana Wessel is apparently spreading the Heggies pizza gospel via the super-believable pen name "Ryan Burk" now.
• Fat quarterback Jared Lorenzen is now fatter and even more quarterbacky.
• "His submission was deemed 'weirder than balls' so they had Gleeman write it up instead. Here is the rejected preview."
• My HardballTalk blog-mate Matthew Pouliot did projections for all 30 starting rotations and ranks the Twins second-to-last despite all their offseason spending.
• Why am I moving? Another day, another police chase in my neck of the suburban woods.
• The Onion: "Report: Girlfriend's parents could hear everything."
• I want nothing more than to simply walk into this classroom and yell "Rihanna is better!" And then run, obviously.
• On the other hand, Possum Plows' latest video finally makes me appreciate what some of the Beyonce fuss is all about:
Related note: We may soon have a new "Gleeman and The Geek" theme song. Stay tuned.
• I screwed up and waited too long to buy Lake Street Dive tickets for The Cedar next month. Anyone have a hookup? I'd gladly pay full price for a pair of tickets.
• Keith Law's "Top Chef" recaps were must-reads all season and his finale analysis was spot on.
• Me too, man. Me too. "Penguins are so fed up with the miserable winter weather they are being given antidepressants."
• Season 2 hasn't started yet, but Netflix already renewed "House Of Cards" for Season 3 and production begins soon.
• John Mulaney explaining Jewish women always makes me laugh.
• "Stop Podcasting Yourself" with Graham Clark and Dave Shumka is consistently my favorite podcast and Nicole Passmore was a particularly entertaining guest.
• "Broad City" is a great show that everyone should be watching.
• Brunch spot recommendation: Victor's 1959 Cafe, a tiny, quirky place with good Cuban food and interesting mimosas.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Woman ate 350 chicken wings"
- "Image of get-together"
- "Bobby Bland baseball"
- "What's wrong with my elliptical machine?"
- "Chads and Brads"
- "General Bill Smith"
- "Pizza Hut five-pound deal"
- "Aaron Gleeman moving"
- "Aaron Gleeman in Uptown"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is John Newman singing a live version of "Love Me Again":
“I want nothing more than to simply walk into this classroom and yell “Rihanna is better!”
Classic and very true!
Comment by GameND — February 7, 2014 @ 9:12 am
You thinking Rihanna is better than Beyoncé in any way, makes me strangely angry.
Comment by Nope — February 8, 2014 @ 6:43 pm
Jared broke his leg and is out for awhile.
Comment by chris — February 10, 2014 @ 10:38 am