Sunday, September 29, 2013

Breaking Bad's Finale Left Me Under-Whelmed

I thought it was ridiculous actually. First off, Walt somehow managed to park his car beside the right building. How did he know which building the meeting would be in? What if they had been in the basement or upstairs? What were the chances that all these deadbeats would be standing up at the same time? There were plenty of chairs around. Why did all these people keep standing once the shots started? Shouldn't they all have hit the deck immediately instead of just standing there letting themselves get shot? How did Walt get shot when he was laying on top of Jesse under the line of fire? What would he have done if the guy he met in the parking lot wouldn't have gotten into the car with him and instead forced him to just leave it where it was and walk from there? I'm sorry sports fans, but that was about as contrived an ending as was ever concocted in the history of writing.

Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Steve Winwood at 17?

Well 17 or 18 anyway, with The Spencer Davis Group of course. He started playing/singing with them at 14 in 1962. I believe this video is from 1966.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cardinal Bob Gibson Playing With the Harlem Globetrotters?

Many people know that Cardinal pitching great, Bob Gibson, was also a great basketball player in college at Creighton during the mid to late 1950s. He also played with the Harlem Globetrotters during their 1957-58 season before turning to baseball fulltime. I've never been able to find any footage of him playing at Creighton, but I may have found some of him playing with the Globetrotters in 1958. At least 1958 is the date of this video. I know that Wilt Chamberlain played with them during the 1958-59 season, and he's obviously not in this video, so I'm guessing it's from the 57-58 season when Gibson should have been there. He was a 6'1" guard, but I have no idea what his jersey number was. I'm guessing, however, that if he's in this video at all he must be number 33.

Gibson averaged over 20 pts. per game at Creighton and was the only non-white player on the team. In fact, he was their first non-white player ever. He had great leaping ability, and even at only 6'1" he could stuff the ball backwards with both hands.

His roommate with the Trotters was actually Meadowlark Lemon who years later said, “I thought Bob was a better basketball player than a baseball player. I think Bob could have played with any NBA team. He was that good.”

Friday, September 6, 2013

Do You Know What A Fox Sounds Like?

I've heard this sound in the woods before and never knew what it was.

And here's another: