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2007 NBA Draft: Lottery Logistics

By Theblueswink, published on Jun 1, 2007

The NBA's 2007 draft lottery occurred on May 22nd and determined the order of selection of the top 14 picks in the upcoming draft that will take place on Thursday, June 28th in New York City. This year's lottery was bound to be particularly impactful due to the depth and star potential of the 2007 draft class (brought about, in part, by the fact that the new draft eligibility age limit began to be imposed in 2006, effectively adding additional prospects to the 2007 draft). The consensus top two draft picks this year are highly coveted and likely superstar big men Greg Oden and Kevin Durant. As... (more)

Tags: new york, atlanta, nba

Spider-Man 3: A Super-Dense Review

By Theblueswink, published on May 6, 2007

Spider-Man 3's strengths are undermined by its weaknesses: The movie has dynamic seamless special effects, but the action depicted is undermotivated and has resolutions that feel contrived. The movie has entertaining comic sequences, but they feel derivative to rather than a fully integrated part of the dramatic plot. The movie playfully highlights good-looking extras, but their looks contrast jarringly against the less impressive beauty of its stars. Relatedly, the movie uses intimate close-ups extensively, but their appeal is limited by the fact that they were filmed digitally and also by the... (more)

Tags: movie

What's In, What's Out

By Theblueswink, published on May 2, 2007

Spring 2007 in America: Talent is in. Unspecialized skill is out. Success is in. Non-functionality is out. Normalness is in. Weirdness is out. Categorizability is in. Undefined uniqueness is out. Predictablity is in. Wildness is out. Sanity is in. Tortured psyches are out. Middle-of-the-road is in. Radicalism is out. Digestible creativity is in. Disturbing creativity is out. Voting is in. Corruption is out. Popularity is in. Outcasts are out. Cool sweetness is in. Mean arrogance is out. Civility is in. Brashness is out. Honesty is in. Lying is out. Accountability is in. Blind trust is out.... (more)

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Why Do Love The NFL Draft?

By Theblueswink, published on Apr 27, 2007

We love the evaluation of physical ability and potential We love the speculation and prediction We love that so much money is on the line We love that a few top prospects inevitably turn out to be busts We love that we are familiar with many of the potential draftees We love that some of the potential draftees ‘come out of nowhere’ We love that the player's careers will provide a tangible answer to the draft speculation We love that our favorite team might improve itself through adept drafting We love that the draft is a competition between the teams We love that last-second trades up and... (more)

Tags: nfl

Is Grindhouse Worth Your Time?

By Theblueswink, published on Apr 12, 2007

If your time is not extremely precious and you liked Sin City and Kill Bill, it is worth motivating to go see Grindhouse in the theatres. If not, it’s not. If you haven’t seen those aforementioned films, it’s an iffy proposition to try this one out first. Grindhouse is an attempt to recreate the 70s B-movie experience. It consists of two films, Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. The double-feature begins with a fake trailer and there are three fake trailers shown in between the two features. The trailers are gory and fairly funny, but not genius.... (more)

Tags: movie, tarantino

I Watch A Lot of TV

By Theblueswink, published on Apr 11, 2007

Here is a deep-about-shallow guide to TV. Daily Shows (listed in chronological order): Your LA (NBC-Los Angeles) A half-hour program that highlights various leisure activities one can do in Los Angeles. For example, a 3-4 minute long segment on a West Hollywood bar for pets and their owners, a guided tour of Korea town restaurants by an up-and-coming actress, and a segment about a Hermosa Beach clothing store whose profits fund breast cancer research. Though Your LA acts as an advertisement vehicle for the businesses it features, it at the same time is practically informative and manages... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, miami, basketball, football, nfl, nba, california, hollywood, music, tarantino, fashion

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