I've got several really good post concepts brewing in my brain kitchen (and by 'really good', I mean, 'posts that require at least three paragraphs to execute'), but I've been busier than Brian Williams at Bread Loaf (trust me, it's wryly amusing in an ironic, Vampire Weekend kinda way) this week and can't even find 10 minutes to string together enough cogent thoughts to make a sentence.
So instead, here's a compilation of the memos the G:TB assignment desk has sent me recently. Feel free to tell me what else you'd like to read about, so long as you're willing to wait a few months. Some of these will (may?) eventually become posts:
at The Dish this week. His was the first and arguably most influential political blog, and he kept it relevant, intelligent, and thought-provoking for 15 years. We might keep it going for 15 years, but it won't be any of those things.
Our new favorite NBA player might be Giannis Antetokounmpo. He's like a giant praying mantis with handles. And he was just named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Washington Post and NCAA.com have both written stories about William & Mary basketball and its latest, best chance to end the NCAA Tournament drought we're all so keenly aware of. Firstly, welcome to our beat, interlopers. (And Dave Fairbank's. That dude won't lede you astray.) And secondly, this makes me nervous. I'd prefer just to chew my fingernails in obscurity, thank you very much.
Charlie Pierce is the best writer going, non-Ta-Nehisi Coates category. His piece on Dean Smith yesterday is shake-your-head-in-awe good.
I'm doing a podcast through work that had over 1,000 listens last week. If it keeps going, I might tell you guys about it.
Insect fucking is weird. Like, insects fucking each other, not that thing you were thinking. Perv.
Mailing it in. A G:TB tradition since 2003. (!)