Friday, April 20, 2018

To the surprise of few, today’s column declares ‘I’m gay’

Until yesterday, today's column was to be known as just another commentary on how desperately hard the NFL tries to stay in the headlines during its offseason especially when overshadowed by the specter of the Winter Olympics set in a seaside community where the weather is 60 degrees and sunny and the whole thing is overseen by a scowling...

The Real Story of Novato’s Round House

Ed Note: The recent rental ad for Novato’s Round House on Craigslist is like having Emmanuel Lewis show up at your work Christmas party wearing a Braveheart costume and FaceTiming with the ghost of Elliott Smith. Or, in the words of the ad, its a once-, (maybe twice)-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Intel from a couple guys in line at Italian Delite yesterday...

St. Patrick’s Day in America: A spectacle of white entitlement and assholery

Seriously, you’re doing this again? By Andrew J. Pridgen I wonder about people who still celebrate St. Patrick’s day in America. Like who the fuck are you and why do you give a shit? More importantly, why do you think everyone else needs to give a shit about you and your hammered ars? ...Also, you realize it’s a day of religious contemplation,...

Nine things Rob Manfred can do to bring the Millennials to baseball

Rob Manfred's signature isn’t even dry on the official MLB ball and already the referendum is clear: Bring the next generation to the ballpark. He’s looking at you The Millennials. A tall order for the Harvard attorney who graduated high school the same year Dean Wormer tried to expel all members of Delta Tau Chi from Faber College. As the game...

I’m so pumped to watch the NLDS Game 3 with the sound down and Toto IV playing on a loop in the background it’s ridiculous

Look no further than the confines of AT&T park Cubs fans...and you’ll find that winning breeds awful. Click here for other MLB playoff game/album pairings. By Andrew J. Pridgen Over the weekend, Chicago Cubs fans were acting very un-Chicago-Cubs-fan-like. Instead of digging fingernails into palms at every strikeout, booing at every perceived balk from the opposing pitcher and tearing out what’s left of...

383

Baseball’s most significant streak came to an end the first week of Spring Training. What this means for the reigning World Series champs, and Hunter Pence, baseball’s most-inspirational Iron Man. By Andrew Pridgen 383. Remember that number. Write it down on the back of your hand. Put it on a T-shirt. If you get drafted by the Yankees, stamp it on your...

A Trump presidency: The first 100 days

How bad could it be? By Andrew J. Pridgen Day 3: Follow-up son Eric ODs on “a bunch of blow and other stuff” according to the White House press corps. while watching all five seasons of Ally McBeal in reverse order to see the plot unfold as it was intended (the subtext is Calista Flockhart is a kind of female Dorian...

Slouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Lady

About halfway through Monday’s presidential debate, I expected to see Hillary dancing off rooftop tiles and vaulting from the tops of trees. That didn’t happen, though she did get Donald to say: “I have a son. He's 10 years old. He has computers. He is so good with these computers, it's unbelievable. The security aspect of cyber is very,...

5 cable alternatives that have sunk SportsCenter into a ratings coma

Like CNN's Headline News, ESPN's SportsCenter has been relegated to the cable network show of choice for the business traveler. By Andrew Pridgen Viewing a snippet of SportsCenter is acceptable only in one of the following three scenarios: 1) You're stuck in a domestic terminal when your phone is at 10 percent battery and already on airport mode. There's an hour delay...

Should they have stayed broken up?

I just spent dispirited snippets of an hour at work refreshing a StubHub tab and struggling with how much I would pay to see the pair of bands who were my reason for being for the better part of the last two decades...and just got back together. They are, Lush and LCD Soundsystem. By Andrew J. Pridgen Lush’s tranquil and melodic...