May 18, 2012
• This is a great New York Times correction: "An earlier version of this article misstated the name of Howard Stern's bulldog. It's Bianca, not Bernice."
• Mila Kunis took a break from her Official Fantasy Girl of AG.com duties to save someone's life.
• They told me to bring the stats, so I unleashed some sabermetrics (to the tune of Steely Dan) on KFAN with Paul Allen yesterday. You can listen to my entire appearance here.
• Almost every supermodel claims to have been unattractive in high school, but based on their yearbook pictures almost every supermodel is lying.
• Torii Hunter took a leave of absence from the Angels after his 17-year-old son was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a child following a months-long investigation.
• Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, great teacher, and awesome person Chris Ison was badly burned in a propane explosion, but thankfully is now recovering well.
• Not since Brett Favre has a legend coming out of retirement been such a sad idea. On the other hand, maybe that's just the 12-year-old me who had the original version talking.
• Last week's Gleeman and The Geek episode featured my mom's podcast/radio debut. Hilarity did not, as they say, ensue. And she claims to have been trying to sound like Lauren Bacall.
• My fellow Friday Night Lights fans will like this compilation of Coach Taylor warning people that he has something to tell them:
Let me tell you something: That video somehow makes me miss the show even more.
• On a related note, Coach Taylor's television daughter seems to be doing well post-FNL.
• As always my MinnPost colleage David Brauer analyzing local radio ratings is a must-read. Among the interesting notes: KFAN has the No. 1 or No. 2 rated show among male listeners in every time slot.
• On a related note, KFAN's overall ratings rank No. 9 among all sports stations in the country.
• I look forward to running into Michelle Beadle at the NBC holiday party. Also, congrats on getting away from Colin Cowherd.
• As an NBC homer I'm extra happy that they renewed Parks and Recreation, Community, 30 Rock, and the highly underrated Parenthood.
• Once again, Penn State seems like a wonderful place to spend your college years.
• Jon Hamm answering advice questions submitted by teenage girls is pretty great, and as usual when not dressed as Don Draper he's repping the St. Louis Cardinals.
• Speaking of which, if John Slattery co-stars as Andrew McCutchen this movie will be great.
• One of my favorite basketball writers, Zach Lowe of SI.com, writes about the return of vintage Kevin Garnett at age 36.
• If you haven't been following the Sarah Phillips story, it's a weird one about fake identities, Twitter followers, ESPN, and gambling.
• Ozzie Guillen explains, via video, that he's quitting Twitter because "people out there are nasty" and "I'm not Kim Kardashian":
I'm sad to see him go, because Guillen's tweets were pretty great, but he's basically right.
• Who are the Twins considering with the No. 2 pick in next month's draft? I'm glad you asked.
• Thing that makes me feel elderly: Kerry Wood is retiring.
• David Letterman and Conan O'Brien get together to talk Jay Leno.
• After hundreds of Link-O-Rama posts over the years I'm amazed this has never happened.
• Chelsea Peretti might be my all-time favorite podcast guest regardless of the show, so not surprisingly she was great recently on Sklarbro Country and You Made It Weird.
• Worlds colliding: Will Leitch was a guest on Julie Klausner's podcast to chat about Fargo.
• It was fun while it lasted, but I certainly understand.
• Congrats to friend of AG.com and original baseball blogger Jay Jaffe for his new SI.com gig.
• Drive is on Netflix streaming now, so I'm planning to re-watch it over and over again until I figure out why so many people loved it.
• Car update: I bought a new Honda Fit on February 27 and it took me until May 9 for the little 10.6-gallon gas tank to be empty for the first time. I drove a total of 315 miles in 73 days.
• If you're interested in advertising your product, service, business, or website on AG.com I'm taking "sponsor of the week" reservations through the All-Star break. Click here for details.
• Finally, this week's AG.com-approved music video is Ellie Goulding's live version of "Lights":
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