A bittersweet week for yours truly. While there’s a ton of exciting stuff going on this weekend – including Rest Fest – it also marks the final days in the 518 for local journalist and personal friend Jess Pasko, who will be pursuing her graduate education in Chicago.
You’ve made your mark, girl. Thank you. Now go teach the Windy City how to write an article in Pasko Style.
And on that note, ON TO BLOGORAMA.
AWARDS & CITATIONS
FOLLOW-UP TO LAST WEEK’S TIMES UNION STORY OF THE WEEK:
Death-Predicting Cat to Get His Own Movie (Cinematical)
COMMENT OF THE WEEK:
“Half way through, someone asked me if I was watching a sex tape.” – Kelly on “My Rommate’s Amazing Find”
ALBUM OF THE WEEK:
“Tender Buttons” by Broadcast. Thanks to Laura of Hello Pretty City for the recommendation!
PODCAST OF THE WEEK:
MANville, always. This week: Listener Appreciation and Ways for Dan to Die Alone.
TU BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
What Would You Name a Race Horse? (Mark McGuire) The best name gets put on an actual race horse! …if Mark ever wins the lottery.
Rex Smith: Don’t Settle for a Simple Story (TU Editors’ Blog)
My 1st Race (The Bike Blog / Alex Bunin)
Defining Minimalism (Simpler Living)
The Analog Kid Speaks (J. Eric Smith)
She’s Female, But Competitors Question if She Should Race As One (Runners Blog / Ann-Marie Sheehan)
If You’re Looking for a Meatstick, Try Downtown Albany (Albany / Jason Brown)
Uncle Sam Jam This Saturday (Troy / moi)
Bieber Fever! (Albany / Deborah Cote)
Amateur Boxing in Cohoes This Saturday (Boxing in the Capital Region)
Ten for Thursday: Ten Great Silent Films (Chuck Miller)
Blogorama will be back after these messages.
…and now, back to Blogorama.
ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET
EMPAC Announces Fall 2010 Lineup (EMPAC.rpi.edu)
CD Review: Swamp Baby’s “All Fours” (Nippertown)
Shuffle of Indian Restaurants on Lark (All Over Albany)
LarkFest Music Lineup (All Over Albany) When you have to qualify the headliner with “the guy who wrote ‘Jenny (867-5309)’,” something’s gone wrong. And no, it’s not even Tommy Tutone.
KISS Photos! (Kacey Bruce)
Classic Movies at The Palace (All Over Albany)
Kevin Marshall’s Nipples (Keyboard Krumbs)
Movies & Television
Star Wars Graffiti (Web Urbanist)
Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Original Casting (Letters of Note)
Former Bush Campaign Chief & RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: I’m Gay (The Atlantic)
Thomas Pynchon on Plagiarism (Letters of Note)
Dock Ellis’s no-hitter on acid, in his own words (Hollywood Elsewhere)
John H. Hutchison: “Forgery”, 19 April 1948 (Small Town Noir)
Insightful, thoughtful, inspirational, and/or straight up pretty s*** from great artists, most of whom I just learned existed in the past week.
HDR Photos of Tokyo (Best Bookmarks)
Landscape & Scenery Illustrations (Design You Trust)
Super Punch (This Isn’t Happiness)
The art of Sean Phillips (my favorite comic artist – his work on Criminal with Ed Brubaker is must-see)
The Love Eaters (Top Shelf 2.0)
Carwin Steroid Story Still Escaping the Spotlight (CageWriter)
Fedor Now Says He Wants Overeem (MMAFighting.com)
Nick Diaz to Fight KJ Noons at Strikeforce: San Jose (MMAJunkie) First Hieron, now Miller. Is there anyone Nick Diaz won’t duck?
- Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye…
- Listen to me LIVE as guest co-host of Alternative to Sleeping tonight at 10pm!
- Realtors: “WAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH” George Hearst III: “NONONOO SSSSHHH IT’S OKAY, it’s okay…here. Here’s a pacifier.” Kristi: “#oops.”
- Open Mic web series premiere tonight @ Lark Tavern
- Trust Me, You’re Going to Want to See This