A Scouting Life

Sep 02


Iggy Pop photographed by Eric Rudolph/St.Marks Place, N.Y.C./May 1971

Iggy Pop photographed by Eric Rudolph/St.Marks Place, N.Y.C./May 1971

(Source: oceanebreeze, via oldnewyork)

Sep 01

DR Period - Money (OFFICIAL VIDEO) -

Earworm

Aug 31

malformalady:

Black tomatoes are the so-called super vegetable among the first in the world that contains anthocyanin – an antioxidant that may help in the battle against cancer that kills cancer cells. The Unusual color of tomatoes comes from a pigment that turns tomatoes black when exposed to sunlight.


Don’t know about curing cancer but we’ve been getting black tomatoes at the farmer’s market this summer and they are frigging delicious.

malformalady:

Black tomatoes are the so-called super vegetable among the first in the world that contains anthocyanin – an antioxidant that may help in the battle against cancer that kills cancer cells. The Unusual color of tomatoes comes from a pigment that turns tomatoes black when exposed to sunlight.

Don’t know about curing cancer but we’ve been getting black tomatoes at the farmer’s market this summer and they are frigging delicious.

(via redjeep)

Aug 30

Keeping it simple tomorrow

We have a large crowd for holidays so we keep the menu simple.

Apps are:
Fisher Island Oysters and clams, both harvested yesterday and shipped overnight.
Buffalo Chicken Wings
Tortellini Salad
Sweet Soppresata

Lunch is:
Freshly ground burgers (tri-tip, short rib, chuck blend)
Kobe beef hot dogs
Muncan Meat Company house made Kielbasa
Fresh Dutchess County corn on the cob
Potato Salad
Macaroni Salad
Cucumber Salad
Baked Heirloom Beans w Slab Bacon

Oh yeah, baking many loaves of bread as we speak

dashboard confessionals

dashboard confessionals

Sitting here chatting with Sal Palombo talking about how beautiful life can be.

Sitting here chatting with Sal Palombo talking about how beautiful life can be.

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Aug 29

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Right to Call Outfielder a "Fat Ass" - Lowering the Bar -

ectobiologist:

yeah i did like 100 push ups today

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With apologies to Jack, it’s been such a week that I need an “It’s Friday, you made it”.

With apologies to Jack, it’s been such a week that I need an “It’s Friday, you made it”.

Aug 27

The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder | The Nation -

flowisaconstruct:

"I spoke to Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux organizer Jackie Keeler who is one of the founders the organization Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry about the Snyder forces’ obsession with imposing whiteness on their opponents and invisibility on Native American activists. I am posting the entirety of her comments in the hopes that people who support the name reckon with her words and think carefully about whether the Palins, Ditkas and Snyders of the world are the ones with whom you actually want to stand.

"I always find it amazing considering the fight against Native mascotry is something I’ve been aware of my entire life," she said. "My parents protested against it in college in the late ’60s and early ’70s. When I was a student at Dartmouth College in the 1990s we Native students were forced to confront this issue. It was at Dartmouth that I first met Suzan Harjo, long-time Native activist who has led the fight against Native people being used as mascots. And of course, National Congress of American Indians, the largest representative body of tribes (two of my dad’s family members were former executive directors) first began an initiative to get rid of Native mascots in 1968.

"This idea that the fight against the mascotting of Native people is something new and led by white folks is an oddly insular and navel-gazing way to understand the issue—and yet another way of cutting Native people out of the American discourse about things that matter to us. By reframing the issue this way, the Washington NFL team continues to make real, modern Native people to disappear, much as their mascot does. It’s a continuation of the extinguishment of the Native voice and the appropriation of our identity and lands. This constant denial of our existence that leads Native youth to feel disconnected from American society and exacerbates the burdens of poverty; Native youth have three times the suicide rate of their American peers of any ethnicity. It also leads to bad policy decisions by non-Native politicians and poor funding for the very real needs of our communities."

What the right-wing commentators either don’t understand—or understand too well—is that opposition to this team name is not just about a name and does not exist in a vacuum. There is an upsurge of Native American youth activism the likes of which we have not seen in years. Whether we are talking about the Idle No More movement, the push for climate justice or their vocal opposition to police brutality on reservations and pueblos in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown, there is a demand that their humanity be recognized. Not even Mike Ditka will be able to bully them into silence.”

Dave Zirin killing it as usual.

Aug 26

Is “massive” hyperbole?  I’m willing to discuss the point.  Cursory searches fail to turn up comprehensive data on teams fined by the NFL.  For comparisons sake let’s look at Spygate.  The Patriots were allegedly caught videotaping their opponents practices giving them a competitive advantage in the Super Bowl.  For this offense they were fined 250K.  The Seahawks, on the other hand, were caught cheating not in the Superbowl, not in the playoffs, not in the regular season, not in the preseason, but rather in the OTA’s, the practices prior to preseason, and for this they were fined 300K and two forfeited practices.  It may not be “massive” but it aint far from that.

Is “massive” hyperbole? I’m willing to discuss the point. Cursory searches fail to turn up comprehensive data on teams fined by the NFL. For comparisons sake let’s look at Spygate. The Patriots were allegedly caught videotaping their opponents practices giving them a competitive advantage in the Super Bowl. For this offense they were fined 250K. The Seahawks, on the other hand, were caught cheating not in the Superbowl, not in the playoffs, not in the regular season, not in the preseason, but rather in the OTA’s, the practices prior to preseason, and for this they were fined 300K and two forfeited practices. It may not be “massive” but it aint far from that.

Seattle Seahawks fans are a bunch of fucking morons

Not all of them, necessarily. All fan bases have the good, the bad and the ignorant. Seattle may well have an excess of morons rooting for them at the moment given their recent success due to the bandwagon fan effect. All I know is that I tweeted something about the fact that they were fined 300 thousand frigging dollars for breaking the rules during their OTA’s this spring, and I got buried in an avalanche of complete fucking ignorance.

Let’s break it down.

1. $300,000 is a serious fine for the league to assess, so obviously the bosses on Park Avenue considered it a serious offense.

2. Pete Carroll has a well-documented history of cheating.

3. The league restricted contact in OTA’s as a direct result of the increased focus on preventing player injuries (and lawsuits).

4. By restricting contact you by definition slow down the speed of the drills/practice. That is both common sense and physics.

5. Coaches, GM’s and players have all been bitching about the new restrictions on contact in OTA’s. They universally complain about the fact that the restricted contact slows down the practice and does not allow them to simulate game speed, run actual plays and toughen themselves physically for the season.

6. Breaking the rules and allowing contact UNQUESTIONABLY gives a team a competitive advantage, and this is the reason the Seahawks faced a massive fine.

So each and every one of the Seahawks fans who disputed the fine and the benefit of the cheating that they did is hereby welcome to lick my left nut. You are ignorant, you are stupid, and anyone with the slightest knowledge of the game laughs at you.

Aug 24

Roasted poblano peppers with refried beans, jack, cheddar and chorizo.

Roasted poblano peppers with refried beans, jack, cheddar and chorizo.