Friday, June 18, 2010

We Thought This Was Basketball, Not Rugby

Since most NBA championships are as lopsided as a typical Super Bowl, a Game 7 should be the most dramatic event that the sport has to offer. But even with the Lakers down as much as 13 late in the game, the outcome never really seemed to be in question. Whenever the refs swallow their whistles as completely as they did in this contest, all in the misguided effort to "let the players play the game", it completely alters the style of play to the point that the action on the television no longer resembles what viewers know as "NBA basketball". Instead, it becomes the least tasteful brand of basketball known: Pickup basketball being taken way too seriously.

Monday, June 7, 2010


It's tough to say whether excess consumption created the suburbs or was created by it. Those big houses gotta be filled up with something, and conversely, one needs a big house to hold all of ones stuff. But this much is true: this country has one fucked up addition to stuff.