Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Afternoon Links

Five videos to chew on while I'm chewing on some Chinee:

1. Pedestrian's worst nightmare
2. Atomic explosion with giant mushroom cloud
3. Randy Johnson exploding a bird with a fastball
4. Down with Disease from 9/14/99 in Boise (new charts, please!)
5. And finally, Rendezvouz. Walter Payton must be the driver of this car, because this video is sweetness:

"One early August morning of 1976, when most of Paris were either on vacation or asleep, Claude Lelouch, a director mostly known for his melodramatic films, strapped a camera to the front of his car and had it raced from one end of Paris to another. Rumors still persist today regarding the details behind the filming, but in the 9-minutes it took to complete the journey, Lelouch created a cult legend for legions of car enthusiasts.

It’s nearly impossible today to separate the fact from the fiction. Lelouch made no real effort to endorse or deny the rumors of his arrest at the first showing of the film, of enlisting a Formula 1 driver to pilot the car, of using his own personal Ferrari 275 GTB in the filming, and of the lookout’s radio failure as the car exited the blind Louvre Museum complex at full throttle. I suspect Lelouch is quite happy to let the rumors perpetuate for eternity, granting him an immortal spot in the car world. About the only thing we can be sure of, is that the ending was staged."

And now for three bonus links, 'cuz you're all so special:

--Chuck B sent me this article via the great people at the New York Post today. A former New York Giant is out of the closet and trying to sell a book, but the article itself is a fantastic read (gotta love Steve Serby). And there's nothing like this line: "It was a challenge for him to subjugate his sexual appetite in the locker room. 'I had to get by on peeks,' Simmons writes."

--You've heard about the Iditarod, but tomorrow is the Idiotarod right here in New York. Wanna race in a shopping cart through several boroughs of Manhattan? Here's your chance.

--And for all my Lawn Gisland bretheren into Billy Joel, check out this fantastic cover of The Stranger by Umphrey's McGee from 11/20/03.

Enjoy your afternoons.

16 Comments:

At 2:29 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

That is exactly the kind of shit you could get away with on a 1976 Parisian morning. No more though, those frogs have ruined everything.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

Speaking of videos that get me aroused, check this beauty out.

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger ethan said...

matty, that video is awesome. also, that video was posted by ace a few days ago.

and speaking of a rendevouz, how was your meeting with mulgrew? i'm assuming it was loud and slightly blurry like the video, and perhaps arousing as well. i will be disappointed if your encounter did not include some high-fiving of the indian statue.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Matty, where ya been, I posted that one on the 18th...But I can watch that every day and be okay with it.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

F-U-C-K ME. I totally missed that. Last week and the week before I was ravaged by a sinus infection and double ear infection (which I thought stopped occurring after 7 years of age), so my brain was mush for those two weeks. I am always a step behind. Apologies to all.

My meeting with Mulgrew was romantic in a homeless sort of way. Between he, Handstand and Jakezebra, I have never been more aroused by 3 men at the same time in my life. Though the meeting was short because I had to work, which meant I couldn't drink, it was still a good time. Lots of Golden Tee and waxing poetic about the #1 draft busts of all time. Good guys all around. And Jakezebra has a SWEET apartment, which I loiter around everynight now.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

The inside of Zebra's apartment? Now I'm jealous. Does he have hipster trucker hats cocked to the side all over the walls?

Mulgrew, Zebra and Handstand the Younger -- did you even get a word in edgewise?

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

There was something else all over Zebra's walls when Mulgrew was done with the place. I am pretty sure Zeb's lade friend hasn't been back since.

Once we got to talking about sports, Handstand and Zebra fought it out for the verbal edge. Mulgrew kind of sat in the corner with a hand in his pants, leering at the handicapped girl sitting at the closest table.

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

Yeah, hipster trucker hats all over the joint. Think of Scrooge McDuck's place, but switch the gold coins out for crooked hipster trucker hats....that's pretty much it. None of them straight either, all cocked.

 
At 4:03 PM, Anonymous Scotty B said...

The Stranger rules

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

It's like wading through a see of mesh and cardboard when you walk into Zebra's place. Almost as if the John Deere clothing warehouse exploded in his living room. Pictures of Ashton Kutcher everywhere.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

see = sea

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Truly, Scotty, that song is money...thanks, that's all you.

 
At 4:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing about that DWD video- at the end before they Segue into the next song- look what TREY DOES TO TELL PAGE AND MIKE WHAT THE NEXT SONG IS>

Can you guess the next song? I did!

CLASSIC - Frankenstein

Fluff

 
At 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CLassic: http://www.youtube.com/w/Phish-10-31-94-Glens-Falls-NY?v=HZ1Us2cD0Zs&search=phish

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous tres said...

I got to impress all my friends (well all two of them) with that video.. I wonder how long it will be before some director highjacks it into a movie, probably a really bad one at that.. thanks for the 9 minute ride Ace!

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger John Howard said...

Paris is way deader than I would expect.

 

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