Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sometimes It Makes Me Wonder

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Went to the AT&T National today to see Tiger Woods take down the tournament. I could say a lot about the aura of greatness that's obvious as Tiger walks around the course or about how I get the red shirt thing now (it was a brighter red than anyone else's shirt; you could always tell where he was by that red), but I'll stick to my biggest question about Tiger. Why do we so often root for underdogs, yet we root for Tiger? Is it because of the way the sport is or is there something more?
    • Weeds was a lot better this week, a lot funnier. Hopefully that will keep up.
    • Eastbound & Down is back on HBO On Demand. I had only seen the pilot episode, so I'm going to try to catch up.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • I think I'm going to look for a new job in three years, so I'm going to quit my job now and do nothing until it's time to go for the new one. I'm sure the people making the hiring decision won't bat an eye.
    • F*** it, why be so coy? She's a damn lunatic!
  • Random Music Video
    • In the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, they play music throughout the museum from the artists honored within. A lot of Crosby, Still, & Nash; a lot of Elton John; a lot of Rolling Stones. Surprisingly, they also played the biggest song from one of their two rap inductees a number of times, one of the handful of most influential rap songs, "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (the other rap inductee is Run DMC). Based on "The Message", here's "Close Edge" by Mos Def in my favorite performance from Chappelle's Show.


Steve said...

I thought more about your Tiger issue on my way home from the tournament. Tiger continues to do the unexpected. How many players did we see on the 6th hole yesterday? Approximately 24? How many people actually birdied the hole? As far as I can remember it was two. He not only goes for the difficult shot, but he also makes it. That "Wow" factor hasn't been seen since Jordan played. However, Jordan could pass to a teammate when he was having an off night but Woods never has an off night.

Josh said...

Very true. Furyk mishit that one ball, leaving it too short for the backspin he put on it. Tiger obviously meant to hit that ball short and then spin it towards the hole. It looked like luck, but it probably wasn't.