March 8, 2013
• Trent Reznor and Carly Rae Jepsen don't know it, but they made a catchy song together.
• I can finally put all those pointless years of Hebrew school to some use and read it (from right to left) for the articles.
• Last week Nikola Pekovic met Zach Galifianakis, so this week he dressed up as him.
• I'm loving David Brauer's "returning to college as a 53-year-old" updates.
• Louis C.K. and Hank Aaron were on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" together in 1993.
• This is the quickest I've ever deleted an e-mail.
• I'm guessing we'll probably never see Terry Ryan do this.
• Aaron Hicks had a decent Thursday afternoon, if you're into that type of thing.
• And to think, a day earlier some idiot claimed the Twins have three prospects better than Hicks.
• This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode features lengthy discussions on Ron Gardenhire's future with the Twins and why Liam Hendriks could be the top Australian pitcher ever.
• Last week in this space I wondered if it was finally time to replace Mila Kunis as Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com and then she went and did this:
To be clear: I'm not the interviewer in that video, but I certainly could have been.
• Speaking of which: Back off, LeBron.
• News story lead sentence of the week: "A quick-thinking worker at Dunkin' Donuts threw hot coffee at a man who tried to climb through the drive-through window to rob the store, telling him 'go run on Dunkin'' as he fled."
• Blake Griffin and Jamal Crawford teamed up for an in-game dunk better than anything in the dunk contest, and Griffin's reaction afterward is pretty good too.
• Sad, disturbing details about the death of a Nationals prospect in the Dominican Republic.
• Torii Hunter may disagree, but Justin Verlander says the Tigers' clubhouse would be a good atmosphere for a gay teammate.
• I almost like the 1995 opening of "Breaking Bad" better, if only for the Foreigner.
• This is what happens when a blogger leaves the house.
• I used to think Barry Bonds posting a .480 on-base percentage at age 42 was amazing, but then I learned Nigella Lawson is 53. On a related note, I've been watching "The Taste" on ABC despite the fact that it's not a very compelling show.
• An eating contest involving seafood seems to be asking for trouble. And it definitely got it.
• As a fan of comedy, women, Jews, and working from bed this is basically the perfect video:
Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman are so great together that I sent the link to my grandma.
• Fank you to whoever put together this Adele video.
• Delmon Young is making fast friends with another group of media members.
• I watched "Chelsea Lately" for the first (and probably last) time and this GIF explains why.
• My mom, who apparently watches "Chelsea Lately" regularly, offered this unsolicited review.
• Agents are agents in fake baseball too.
• Carson Cistulli's weekly chat with Dayn Perry was spectacular, as usual.
• Congrats to my former The Hardball Times partner, Dave Studeman, for winning this year's "Analytics Research Award" from SABR.
• Podcast recommendation: "The Crab Feast" with Jay Larson and Ryan Sickler. Get started with a Jen Kirkman episode, because she's always a can't-miss podcast guest.
• Mark your calendars: Twins Daily is having a get-together/viewing party on March 23 to watch the Saturday afternoon Twins-Rays spring training game on television. Starting at noon we'll be hanging out at 612 Brew in Northeast Minneapolis, drinking beer and talking baseball.
• Some of this week's weird and random search engine queries that brought people here:
- "Marney Gellner age"
- "Will Chinese buffet kill my Atkins diet?"
- "I'm 29 years old and lost"
- "Corey Koskie net worth"
- "Chuck Berry and Sammy Sosa"
- "Brian Dinkelman girlfriend"
- "Is Terry Gross a baseball fan?"
- "How much does Louis C.K. weigh?"
- "Anthony Slama's mom"
- "Gleeman fashion"
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is "Sweet Wanomi" by Bill Withers:
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