Fries & Ketchup: W/ Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball

Fries & Ketchup: W/ Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball
by B. Harvey

Telling Time Magazine's Richard Corliss that Guardians of the Galaxy was actually. . .

Telling Time Magazine's Richard Corliss that Guardians of the Galaxy was actually. . .
by B. Harvey

In the Name of Preserving Journalistic Integrity!!!

In the Name of Preserving Journalistic Integrity!!!
by B. Harvey

Okonkwo's Funeral: Reflecting on Adichie's 'Americanah' & Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'

Okonkwo's Funeral: Reflecting on Adichie's 'Americanah' & Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'
by B. Harvey

SEC Week 9 Preview

October 25, 2014

Tired of experts opinions, read on:

The Dogs from Mississippi vs. the Cats from Kentucky



Once upon a time, this match-up would've promised a delightfully competitive football game between the pond scum of their respective divisions. However, Mississippi State is no longer a second rate bulldog. In fact, they may be not only the top bulldawg but the top dawg of the conference. Kentucky, however, is still mostly pond scum. To that point, Kentucky is coming off a 41-3 loss at LSU. They'll be at home today, but that just means there will be friends and family nearby to hug them after another beat down.

Green Bay's Randall Cobb: "We know the power that we have."

October 21, 2014

These were the words of the Green Bay wide receiver after the team defeated the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday, but such words speak to a greater truth inside the Packers locker room than Aaron Rodgers' having thrown 192 straight passes without an interception. Clearly when Cobb references the power that we have  he is not speaking of a mere playbook or any particular individual's talent. No, he is speaking of something at which both fans and opponents should marvel.

Unbeknownst to NFL insiders and neophytes alike, Ted Thompson has been searching globe and galaxy not for talent but for trinkets. Behold the reasons for Green Bay's power:

Mike McCarthy is now in possession of not only all the Marvel DVDs but the actual Infinity Gauntlet.

And yet, because McCarthy is an emotional void, he only implements the Infinity Gems on obvious passing downs and against inferior opponents.

Still, this is enough for Randall Cobb to know that the offense runs on more than precision and pass blocking. Rather it runs on Space, Time, Reality, Mind, and Soul.

a BallerBall Mixtape

October 8, 2014

I love what the guys do over at ESPN TrueHoop's BallerBall. Sure, some of it's probably redundant ego, but I'm linking some of my favorites from the last couple months here. Enjoy:



Fries & Ketchup: With Spoon, Denis Johnson, & Baseball

Things we meant to talk about, but never did:



You can see it in the branches of the late summer trees. They slow their growth, fade to red and yellow, and then strip bare. The endless sun exhausts them. This is how they survive the winter.

SEC Week 6 Preview

October 4, 2014

In this critical week of SEC play, I'm subbing in for Langston, who had to make the noontime kickoff of the ODU game. So, since some games have begun and others are about to start, let's begin talking some football on a day that really does feel like a true October Saturday:



#6 Aggies v. #12 Bulldogs
This game has already begun, with Mississippi State currently up 28 to 10. The Aggies came into Starkville with an undefeated record, and, prior to last week's overtime win against the Razorbacks, their closest game had been a 24 point victory over South Carolina. If the current score against the Bulldogs holds, the Aggies will be at risk of falling behind in the SEC West; after all, their next two games are against Ole Miss and Alabama.

Okonkwo's Funeral: Reflecting on Adichie's 'Americanah' & Beah's 'Radiance of Tomorrow'

September 29, 2014

I'll try not to spoil too much:

The distance between Lagos (in Nigeria) and Freetown (in Sierra Leone) is over three thousand kilometers. And, to drive the distance, according to Google Maps, would take approximately 42 to 43 hours. Such a drive would demand of a driver and his passengers that they traverse through at least six African nations, passing through not even half the number of nations that span the continent from its western most point to its eastern most point. In other words, the continent is massive and such a journey would leave most of Africa untouched, unseen, and unimagined. Meanwhile, such a journey in North America, of the same length and duration, would allow a traveler to dip his or her feet in both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The world and humanity's journeys through it are far larger and more diverse than our local, national, and continental geographies suggest.


 

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