3 OT.
April 30, 2009, 9:59 pm
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I’ve been watching the NBA since I was about 5 years old, and have witnessed some remarkable performances. But make no mistake, I haven’t seen a series quite like this. As a fan, there is absolutely nothing better than seeing two teams play every possession. Four of these six games have gone into OT, and it’s almost become expected. Eventually, we know, it’s going to finish in overtime after a series of game-tying threes.

Derrick Rose, Ben Gordon, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Joakim Noah, whomever. It doesn’t matter. Ultimately, they’ll cancel each other out and someway, somehow, a deciding eighth game will be played. And I’ll be watching.

– JD


April 29, 2009, 10:55 am
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I woke up to find this email from CSULB President Alexander. A bit unsettling:

Late Tuesday evening we were informed by the Long Beach Health Department that a CSULB student received a “probable positive” test result for swine flu. Final determination of the test results will not be available for another two days. 

The student, who is a resident of the Los Alamitos Residence Hall, first felt ill on Sunday, and went to Student Health Services to see a doctor on Monday. Because the symptoms matched those related to swine flu, precautionary arrangements were immediately made for the student’s roommate to stay elsewhere. In addition to residents of Los Alamitos Hall, the student’s classmates and faculty are being notified. The affected individual is currently isolated while recuperating from an apparently mild case of this disease. It is also important to note that the student has not attended classes this week.

F. King Alexander

Thanks for that, but is a name too much to ask? I know it might be in the student’s best interests to keep his identity private, but seriously. Who is this guy? What does he look like? What areas/cities should I avoid to prevent crossing paths with this infected soul? Tie him up. Lock him in a cage. And keep him a few thousand miles away from me.

I don’t know if you can tell, but swine paranoia has gotten the best of me. I’ve been sick for almost two weeks now, and I feel like I should get tested. The good news is I feel like I’m slowly getting better. Very slowly.

How are we supposed to determine whether or not we have this thing? The symptoms couldn’t be more normal: cough, sore throat, headaches, diarrhea — nothing drastically different from my Friday night. I’m never eating bacon again.

– JD

April 28, 2009, 3:37 pm
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look at these hipsters

It needs to stop. Some of this is beyond out of control. But so funny. I don’t know what’s greater, these images or the accompanying comments written by the author of this website.

Look at this fucking hipster

– JD


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The Hype Machine.
April 26, 2009, 9:58 am
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Looks like it’s already started. It’s really unfair to the other 14 teams — they never had a chance. When a commercial like this is released in April, what do they expect us to think? That the Hornets and Bulls are going to meet in June? Negative.

Although I must say, Kobe does seem to drink that vitamin water better than Lebron does. If you watch closely, Kobe appears to be drinking a little bit at a time, knowing that this is a marathon, not a race. Watch as Lebron gulps down that entire bottle like a rookie. So much to learn, young man. So much to learn.

– JD


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Hot Wings.
April 22, 2009, 11:30 am
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One of a few movies I’m actually looking forward to watching this summer and beyond, Paper Heart is a “documentary” that follows Charlyne Yi on a mission, but takes a turn once she meets Michael Cera. Their real-life relationship figures to make for some decent on-screen chemistry. It was successful at Sundance, so if that serves as a barometer, then it should be good.

Yi’s quirkiness is the selling point of this film, but the trailer appearances of Seth Rogen, Martin Starr, and Demetri Martin guarantee quite a bit of funny.

– JD


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April 21, 2009, 10:11 am
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More than two months after she was assaulted by Chris Brown, Rihanna reportedly has found a new love in basketball player Andrew Bynum. The rumored lovers, according to X17 Online, went on a dinner date at Mastro’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills last Friday, April 17. The twosome was “very couple-y, sitting real close to each other in the car” after leaving the venue.

X17 Online

I like Rihanna. I do. Anyone who took Chris Brown’s side in that whole ordeal is a douche. But let’s be honest, she has a ton of baggage. In Game 1 of the playoffs on Sunday, Andrew Bynum didn’t exactly have his best game. Now, I’m not suggesting there’s a correlation between his game and this new relationship, but yeah, it’s all her fault.

If this is a sign of things to come, we might have some problems. I have no issue with boycotting Rihanna and her music (not that I listen to her music, *awkward silence*) if this affects our chance at a championship in any way.

Have we learned nothing from Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson?

– JD

April 20, 2009, 10:36 am
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“Fucking suburbanized shit!”

Between this movie and The Village, I’m almost completely convinced Adrien Brody is kind of slow, you know, mentally. But the movie itself wasn’t. In Dummy, Brody plays a socially inept adult who finally finds a voice through his new hobby — ventriloquism. That’s not the worse part. In attempting to attract the opposite sex, he decides it’s a good idea to bring his dummy on some dates. Awesome.

Playing his best friend is Milla Jovovich in an intriguing role. She reminded me of an edgier Natalie Portman in Garden State. Great character to watch. The film wasn’t the best ever written, but there are some hilarious performances in this that covered up its flaws. It’s genuinely awkward and funny, and it reminds us that although there is some sense of youth in us all, sooner or later we’re going to have to grow up.


– JD