Man, Shaq elevates celebrity Twittering to the next level. No regard for his own safety. Dude tweets like he balls: fearless. That said, he’s getting away with this in Phoenix because it’s, well, Phoenix. This would not fly were Diesel still part of the Lake Show. Imagine the crazies that would come out of the woodwork if he played for the Knicks and was all: “hey if u twit i just order pork buns from momufuku. rock paper scissors for courtside tix if ur here b4 they come.”
Feeling this second single from YYY’s new one. “Heads Will Roll”. Saturating the internets along with the mp3 are comparisons to Blondie and New Order. Stereogum called this the YYY’s “Blue Monday”. I concur, I can’t wait for the remixes, and I love the direction It’s Blitz! takes. Apparently Kanye West leaked this. Okay.
Trey Songz - “Brand New” Via Fader. Goddamn I love me some Trey Songz. Only thing I’d say is: pair some “Missing You” vocoder with that autotune. Also, Woods, Sr.: please come home so I have someone to bounce with. Vous, monsieur, remplissez-moi.
“Shame has no place in the corridors of power in Washington. Hence, the drive to dilute the stimulus. Like the jogger who finds a shortcut to reduce his mileage, the centrist senators are proud of themselves for cutting back the spending in the stimulus. That may be cleaver politics, but it is not smart economics. And the country really cannot afford too much more by the way of stupid economics from the folks in power.”—Dean Baker | “Economic stimulus on the cheap” | February 9, 2009, The Guardian Unlimited
“If Grammys reflected sales, then Mariah Carey would have ninety, and if the Grammys reflected influence, Alanis Morissette and Lauryn Hill would each have thirty. The Grammy goes to the middleman who doesn’t scare off a voting population that skews old.”—Sasha Frere-Jones’ Grammy Formula (via yourmonkeycalled)
"It seems inconsistent that one be denied the fruits of the tree of the law, yet subjected to all of its thorns.”
There are only eight people in the world who are serving sentences of life without parole for crimes they committed when they were 13. All are in the United States.
And there are only two people in that group whose crimes did not involve a killing. Both are in Florida, and both are black. …
Mr. Sullivan’s trial … lasted a day. He was represented by a lawyer who made no opening statement and whose closing argument occupies about three double-spaced pages of the trial transcript. The lawyer was later suspended, and the Florida Bar’s Web site says he is “not eligible to practice in Florida.”
There was biological evidence from the rape, but it was not presented at the trial. When Mr. Sullivan’s new lawyers recently sought to conduct DNA testing on it, they were told that the state had destroyed it in 1993.