Now, if THIS was at the Race Track? I'd be there every day.

Hey everyone!

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.

Jess’s Farewell at All Over Albany

And on that note, ON TO BLOGORAMA.

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AWARDS & CITATIONS

FOLLOW-UP TO LAST WEEK’S TIMES UNION STORY OF THE WEEK:

Death-Predicting Cat to Get His Own Movie (Cinematical)

Read the original story, before he got his film deal, from Cathleen Crowley

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.

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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)

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…and now, back to Blogorama.

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ELSEWHERE ON THE INTERNET

Locally

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)

Fun Facts in 1980s “Empire Strikes Back” Interview with Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford (Cinematical)

Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Original Casting (Letters of Note)

Other

The Great Moon Hoax Perpetuated 175 Years Ago (Gizmodo)

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)

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ART

Insightful, thoughtful, inspirational, and/or straight up pretty s*** from great artists, most of whom I just learned existed in the past week.

painter Zhong Biao

painter Sam Weber

photographer Danny Santos

wildlife photographer Stefano Unterthiner

HDR Photos of Tokyo (Best Bookmarks)

illustrator Nimit Malavia

painter Ken Cro-Ken

photographer Lalo de Almeida

Landscape & Scenery Illustrations (Design You Trust)

photographer Xavier Nunez

Arthur Rachkam

photographer Lalo de Almeida

Tenmyouya Hisashi

Super Punch (This Isn’t Happiness)

illustrator Bob Peak

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)

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MMA

Carwin Steroid Story Still Escaping the Spotlight (CageWriter)

Dana White Comes Full Circle: Irish Mob Forced Him From Boston, Now He’s Back (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?

Ask the Fight Doc: What Did Strikeforce Fighters Spray Into Their Mouths? (MMAJunkie)

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  • http://www.keyboardkrumbs.com Rob Madeo

    HAhahahahaha… goat-monkey.

  • http://derryx.com derryX

    You forgot the blog post that was written with you in mind:

    Nash’s Sacrifice (http://derryx.com/?p=585)

    Bwhahahahahaha

  • http://kingsrandomness.wordpress.com/ Will King

    Unlike derryX’s link, you did not forget this link because you probably didn’t read it…in fact, other than my wife and mother, nobody probably read it, BUT, don’t fret, here’s your chance, READ AWAY…

    http://kingsrandomness.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/mens-room-vs-womens-room-at-work/

    • http://blog.timesunion.com/marshall/ Kevin Marshall

      Oh no, I read it. I did actually mean to include it, but it must’ve gotten lost in the shuffle.

  • Kacey Bruce

    Hurray! I made it on blogorama! =)

  • Anne-Marie Sheehan

    Thanks for the shout out Kevin!

  • http://www.mohawkhumane.org Brad Shear

    Freedom Rock!

    • http://blog.timesunion.com/marshall/ Kevin Marshall

      Well TURN IT UP, MAN!