Anybody looking for a great deal on a one of a kind property outside of Vegas? I can't believe that housing market collapsed!
The long and tragical history of post-partisanship, from Washington to Obama.
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speaking of ads on jerseys, the nba is talking it up once again. personally i hate the idea but if it has to come to pass i hope its on the back of the jerseys. hopefully the money grubbers will not want there brands fouled by slapping an ad front and center. though it would be great if fans would reject the idea through threats of boycotting purchasing of merchandise. hardly the most important thing americans could rally for, but one of the more likely that they could get exercised about.

something you will likely not see in america for quite some time, a small club in madrid, getafe, that is looking for supporters in a market that already supports two major clubs has produced a cheeky marketing campaign. in this case the cheeks do not require blush so much as a paddle. the ad itself is somewhat pornographic but the campaign didnt just tease potential converts, it actually produced a short porn movie that would make (insert reference to american athlete connected to salacious behavior) consider donning the whatever colors represent getafe. as they are playing today i can just flip the channel and... oy, neon yellow with a burger king logo on the chest.



i was never a huge fan of ny cosmos striker giorgio chinaglia but was sad to hear that he died of a heart attack today.

he was a prolific goal scorer but i didnt appreciate his style of play. i guess when you are 10yo players strike your fancy or they dont. maybe it was his self-serving "italian" demeanor but more likely he lacked the flair of the brazilians or the industry of the dutch and german players.

but i did attend his soccer academy when i was in sixth grade and somewhere have a picture he took with all the campers. that was his sole interaction with us, coptered in, sat for photos and off he went.

and off he goes....

busy night for the dvr. game of thrones returns as does the killing on amc. i had vowed to bail on the latter of the two but will give the two hour premiere a go though one reviewer i generally like says its only a slight improvement over last year.

still vying for my attention tonight... mad men, shameless, the fox animation block and house of lies. thats 7 1/2 hours of tv which is probably more than i can find the rest of the week worth recording.
Race, as John C. Calhoun discovered, turns all whites into a ruling class:

With us the two great divisions of society are not the rich and poor, but white and black; and all the former, the poor as well as the rich, belong to the upper class.

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apron strings of savannah - edgar oliver
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Dear Hitch,
until today, i was pleasantly unaware of a movie called the human centipede. wtf? i really wish i had yesterday's brain back.
Any chance recipe for famous MB mac&cheese can be posted...?

thanks you...
Cool sketchbook iPad app, Paper. Check out the video which features a split second of the iconic (?) NYC view from our alley.
long national nightmare blah blah blah...

Hogans heroes (1965) clearly drew from stalag 17 (1953) and the great escape (1963) But today Tcm ran a Brit film from 1962 called the password is courage that seems even closer to the tv show In it's sense of humor, plot and character identities.

From HH wiki entry:
The producers of the 1953 feature film Stalag 17, a World War II prisoner of war film released by Paramount Pictures (which now owns the DVD rights to Hogan's Heroes), unsuccessfully sued Bing Crosby Productions for infringement.[15][not in citation given] In his book, My War, Andy Rooney, who was a friend of Don Bevan and Ed Trzcinski—the authors of the original Stalag 17 play—relates that "...someone at CBS apparently ripped off their idea and made a television series called Hogan's Heroes of it. The television program had too many similarities in character and plot to be coincidental, and when Don and Ed sued the network they won a huge award."[16]
Breaking Bad, season 4 episode 10. Wow!
500 years of trees in painting.