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-- When the NBA announcer doesn't know who you are - if you're a rapper - what do you do? If you're Wale, you accost him while he's on the air.
-- Watch the Chinese hacks go to work. --
-- Penn State paying $5000 to bars to closeon a student created holiday around St. Patrick's Day. Good for raising awareness against binge drinking and results of it, but kids will find a way to booze if they want. That's what kids do.
A partnership of Penn State and local leaders offered the subsidy to all businesses that agreed to go dry. The money is meant to help offset lost revenue they normally would have received by serving alcohol.
The Partnership: Campus & Community United Against Dangerous Drinking, said Tuesday the agreement would create an “alcohol-free zone” downtown to combat “high-risk drinking” associated with State Patty’s Day.
-- This is an excellent read about why sports' best are so driven, and how they've achieved so much, yet they're still so flawed.
We should, by all means, acknowledge great achievement. Because it does come at great cost. Nobody has it all. Nobody can have a level-10 career and excel in their personal life, as well. Not even men. They may look like they have it all, but they don't. Just ask their neglected wives and children. There are hard, firm trade-offs in where a person's time and energy get directed, and every choice has a consequence. (And there's much, much more that can and needs to be said on that subject.)
To admire our sports superstars while acknowledging the likelihood of the flaws that either contributed to their success or came about because of what that success required or created would take a lot of the fun out of our fantasies about them, of course. It might also make those athletes a little tougher to market. On the other hand, it might take a little pressure off of them and, as Michael Jordan put it, allow them to "breathe."
-- Slow news day...did anything come of Clive Davis revealing his bisexuality? Not really...that I saw anyway. Kelly Clarkson took some issue with some of the contents of the book, and Clive retorted. "Not true at all," Clarkson wrote in a WhoSay post on Tuesday. "His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. [Producers Max Martin and Łukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald] and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn't be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way."
-- A lost pic of Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Maybe it's Photoshopped, maybe it's not. But still cool. --
-- Bryan Singer doing a very naughty X-Men tease. --
-- An MLB player is on a 6,500 calorie a day diet. That's over three days of food for me. By 10:30 a.m., he'll have another 500-calorie shake and then throw in a 1,500-calorie lunch by noon. At 2 p.m., there's another 500-calorie shake, a 250-calorie shake at 3 p.m. and then a 500-calorie shake to "hold me over" until a 1,500-calorie dinner.