When you talk to coaches and parents, it’s very difficult for them sometimes to understand that the kid in soccer is self-taught. Coaches, different from baseball, basketball and American football, with a lot of timeouts and plays and all that stuff, are really just more the inspiration of the whole thing — the guide, in a certain way. But he’s not the decision maker on the field. This is a very different approach. Parents and coaches think they are making the decisions. I tell them, no, you’re not making the decision. The decision is made by the kid on the field. So maybe here and there you should just shut up and let the kid figure it out.

merlin:

Magic

My favorite level so far.

merlin:

Magic

My favorite level so far.

oatmeal:

Every single time it snows. 

oatmeal:

Every single time it snows. 

Mr. Goldstein also won a copyright suit filed by the Pillsbury Company after Screw depicted its signature doughboy in flagrante …

Winners do not interest them. There’s no success like failure, and failure’s no success at all. That observation was made by Bob Dylan, like Joel and Ethan Coen, a Jewish kid from Minnesota and, like them, possessed of a knack for conscripting the American popular art of the past for his own idiosyncratic genius. His art, like theirs, upends easy distinctions between sincerity and cynicism, between the authentic and the artificial, and both invites and resists interpretation. So I won’t speculate further on what “Inside Llewyn Davis” might mean. But at least one of its lessons seems to me, after several viewings, as clear and bright as a G major chord. We are, as a species, ridiculous: vain, ugly, selfish and self-deluding. But somehow, some of our attempts to take stock of this condition — our songs and stories and moving pictures, old and new — manage to be beautiful, even sublime.

shortformblog:

mediaite:

This happened on Monday night’s The O’Reilly Factor.

Glenn Beck certainly looks like he’s gotten more sane since he left Fox News.

shortformblog:

mediaite:

This happened on Monday night’s The O’Reilly Factor.

Glenn Beck certainly looks like he’s gotten more sane since he left Fox News.

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You left out the Church," Leon cut me off and moaned. "You have no idea what kind of tithe is going their way now that he’s tried to clean up his act. Everybody’s hand is out. Manny can’t say no to anyone. The entourage. The charities. Lawsuits. Taxes. The fucking presidential run in the Philippines is coming up. Jesus. All those taxes on his real estate in Los Angeles and everything back in the Philippines. He has staff hired just to say no to people who come at him with open hands. Why do you think he has to keep borrowing those advances from Bob Arum? Even with all those massive pay-per-view paydays and he’s borrowing money? Boxing is just such a … it’s a wretched sport.

newshour:

A San Francisco turned Gotham City made a five-year-old Bat Kid’s wish come true.
Above, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a special edition of their paper in honor of Bat Kid, with articles written by none other than Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

newshour:

A San Francisco turned Gotham City made a five-year-old Bat Kid’s wish come true.

Above, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a special edition of their paper in honor of Bat Kid, with articles written by none other than Lois Lane and Clark Kent.

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