Monday, May 04, 2009

Life Lessons

Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo (born June 25, 1966) is older than me.

72 comments:

TJ said...

Older...and a tad taller.

Whitney said...

LeBron James has been in the NBA 6 years?? I feel as old as Mutombo.

zoltan said...

A funny two-part story about Cedric Maxwell's tonsillectomy. Safe for work but keep the volume down anyway.

http://tinyurl.com/ct9rcu

http://tinyurl.com/dz2pyk

rob said...

ny times group is threatening to shut down the boston globe. man, time to pour some out for my homies. i love that paper. reminds me of summer. what the fuck am i gonna do when the washington post ceases to exist?

zoltan said...

I think the Post is much better than the Globe. I read it every day online. I never go to boston.com except to look at condo listings.

I saw a guy on The Daily Show talking about the economics of the news and how newspapers did an atrocious job of adapting to the rise of the internet. It was interesting.

Newspapers are screwed. Now that I have access to NYT, WashPo, and every other newspaper on the planet, I don't have to read my lousy local paper. Hell I have G:TB, who needs a newspaper at all?

rob said...

i read the globe for one week every summer during my annual trip to the cape. it's got the best sports section i've ever read, but that may be parochial bias speaking, as i never get to read that much about the sox in one place. so my attachment is far more emotional than intellectual. i still read the post every day with my breakfast - i'm gonna need to figure out a new habit.

zoltan said...

It's not the same without McDonough and (to a lesser extent) Borges. Bob Ryan is still great. Shaughnessy is a tool.

Whitney said...

Victor Borge? That guy was hilarious.

rob said...

do i watch caps/pens game 2 or sox/yanks armageddon: new beginnings this evening?

TR said...

The heavy rains in NYC all day may make that decision on your behalf...

rob said...

it was a trick question, anyway, i'm too a.d.d. to stick to one.

zoltan said...

Too bad W&M's president doesn't write as well as its provost.

http://tinyurl.com/dzwxbt

rob said...

wonder how he felt about l'affaire nichol?

Whitney said...

Provost, Spain?

Mark said...

What about Celtics-Magic or Lakers-Rockets (probably too late for your blood...hell anything in the second half is for me too)?

You're already back on Stern's bad side, Rob. Which, in case you didn't know, is not a good place to be...

rob said...

forgot about celtics/magic - i'll add that to the mix. kinda like the alternate jersey.

Shlara said...

Since this seems to be a random string of thoughts, I'm going to add mine for the day.

I'm in Chicago for work and went to see the Old 97s play at the Cubby Bear last night. Awesome show. And, Rhett smiled at me. I know you're jealous, even if you are guys...

rob said...

i am extremely jealous. damn you, shlara. i believe i will be seeing the boys at the recher theatre in towson on 6/27. and rhett's got a new solo record out on 6/9 - did he play any of it?

Whitney said...

I'd be jealous just that you were at the Cubby Bear. Add the Old 97's in and you've got yourself a humdinger.

Whitney said...

So I'm listening to a song by The National on some charity compilation album I downloaded. It's called "So Far Around the Bend" and I chuckle when I hear these lyrics:

"Take a bath and get high through an apple / Wanted to cry but you can't when you're laughing"

...and I think, "Where's TJ this week?"

Shlara said...

He did play a few solo tunes. And Murray played one of his solo songs. And, I think they are both going to play solo sets at the Bmore show too. I may have to miss that show, b/c I'll be back in Chicago--but if I do go, we can have a GTB reunion.

TJ said...

In small claims court getting a continuance so my contractor can finish my bathroom.

rob said...

man, our code for illicit activity really has become quite elaborate. nice, teej.

TJ said...

That was good robert.

That. Was. Good.

rob said...

obft should be a madhouse of confusing sayings.

and scott ian is 46 years old. i did not see that coming.

Geoff said...

That is some surprisingly craptastic writing. In a related story, its quite odd that the Presidents of the schools I went to for 5th-12th grades and college are both now men named "Geoff." Odds of that aren't great.

Geoff said...

Sorry, I was referring to the W&M president's prosaic dullness.

Whitney said...

There's an ad below for the SAT. I'm not sure whether to take that as a compliment to G:TB, an insult, or to just remain confused as if I've had a heavy dose of going to small claims court to get a continuance so my contractor can finish my bathroom.

rob said...

celtics seem a little hungover, metaphorically.

TJ said...

I'm quite surprised we haven't heard from Mark yet given the halftime score.

Mark said...

Yeah, and they've also fallen into the trap of playing Orlando's style. Not to worry, the Magic specialize in giving away double digit leads.

TJ said...

Rob Dibble just called Ryan Zimmerman "Magnum Z.I."

And in case you hadn't thrown one shoe at the tv to make the dibble stop, he repeated it. And chuckled heartily at his new creation.

TJ said...

Son of a bitch...he just said it again...

rob said...

i need to resurrect my 'erudition of rob dibble' concept album/gtb post.

rob said...

zorn is at caps game wearing red knee-high socks.

http://twitpic.com/4kq92

TJ said...

So, rbi walk for Zimmerman...and Dibble drops the fourth Magnum Z.I. Reference in last three minutes.

rob said...

so they're really trying to play this thing in the bronx?

TJ said...

Goaaaaaal

rob said...

ovechkin!

TR said...

And Donnie Wahlberg is at the Celts game, looking, oddly enough, a bit like Ice T.

TJ said...

Well, my Monday evening just got a bit longer...which game ends sooner, this Yanks/Sox game or the Lakers/Rockets game?

rob said...

i don't think there's any chance they get this sox/yanks game in.

rob said...

look at all those empty seats in the bronx. it's like nationals north.

rob said...

steve phillips on pedroia: 'it's hard to have a long swing when you have short arms'. that's so dumb it's almost smart.

TJ said...

Wow. Ovechkin. Hat trick.

rob said...

suck it, crosby.

rob said...

who gets the hats? free lid night at mitch snyder's joint?

TJ said...

Rob, does it sadden you to watch the corpse of David Ortiz trudge to the plate four times a night?

rob said...

i've written extensively on this topic. the answer is yes. but not as much as that double just saddened you.

TJ said...

Yeah, this game is over. Time to stop watching.

rob said...

lean into that, j.d.

rob said...

hughes throws hard.

TJ said...

That was a nasty hook from Hughes.

TR said...

Phil Hughes has joined David Lee in this group: Famous NYC athletes who struggle to grow Brandon Walsh-like sideburns.

TJ said...

It's so cool the Caps let Alfred Hitchcock coach them.

TJ said...

Shit...lots of action in front of net just made this next 30 seconds dicey for the Caps.

rob said...

crosby gets his hat trick.

TJ said...

Nats are up 8-4 in the 7th...odds this game ends up 8-8 in the 9th?

rob said...

a full-service butcher shop?

TJ said...

Did Rondo just airball that free throw?

TJ said...

Mark, you getting nervous yet?

Mark said...

I don't know what you're talking about. I expected much worse than this by now...

TJ said...

Yep, so did I when I typed that...fouls 4 and 5 there on Davis killed what I thought would be a little run to enter 4th.

TJ said...

Uh oh...

TJ said...

I think the Magic are going to make Mark very upset over the next ten minutes.

TJ said...

that was quite a block by young Mr. Howard

Greg said...

Utah, Whitney.

TJ said...

Here they come...and Rondo is lucky as shit on that on that one play.

Mark said...

Yeah, now I'm worried. But again, its all so damn predictable that its tough to get too bent out of shape. This is, quite often, what the Magic do.

TJ said...

Big Baby...elevation!!!

TJ said...

That. Is. Atrocious.

Shlara said...

ewww...Battier looks so gross!!!