With Gawker Comes Change
Like any good blogger with an ego as large as Jack Bauer's balls, I'm obligated to report I'm no longer the Rod Tidwell to Gawker's Reebok. The sudden surge in referral traffic inspired a friend to design a new banner for the site, which now rests neatly at the top of the page.
On the pro side, it's so over-the-top hilarious that I can't envision the blog without it. On the con side, I have to see LaLanne doing the V-Sit Reach every time I click on the site. Ah fuck it, that's hilarious, too.
So what say you, Slackers: Do we revert to the boring old template or wholeheartedly welcome the new banner into permanence?
Slack Link of the Day: I had some convoluted nonsense here for a few hours, but I decided it was subpar and trashed it. Instead I'll just say I'm glad the Sports Guy is promoting soccer instead of bashing it, as most idiot sportswriters tend to do. I don't think any mainstream writer could have written such a great piece, but chances are this'll eventually spell Bill Simmons ruining something else for everyone.
Slack Heads-Up of the Day: False Idolatry Month continues...for the Chicago folk out there, everyone's favorite redheaded guitarist will throw out the first pitch at tomorrow's Cubs-Astros afternoon game at Wrigley Field. So head on down to the Friendly Confines and report back as to whether or not Trey throws like a back-up singer.
Slack Video of the Day: Perhaps this is a bit morbid, but a Texas death row inmate set for execution tonight performed an original rap during his final interview. Does it really get any better that that?
Slack Song of the Day: Let's try something new today -- here's the same tune by different artists: first up, Heaven by Talking Heads and Heaven by Simply Red. And from the bluegrass department, have a little Uncle Pen from Bill Monroe and Uncle Pen from The Phish.