Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Arguments like this are ridiculous. Both Jordan and Magic have said that they never would have gone to play with another superstar, and Bill Simmons has said something similar.

First, Magic played with Jabbar, who was a superstar. Jordan played with Pippen, who was almost a superstar. According to Simmons's logic, Magic should have demanded to be traded to the Kansas City Kings so that he could beat Jabbar.

Would Magic or Jordan have objected if their teams had traded for Bird? Would Jordan have been mad at management because the Bulls gave up Oakley and two first-round picks for Bird in 1987?

Furthermore, would people be giving LeBron a hard time on this issue if Wade had come to play with him in Cleveland? Functionally, what is the difference?

These arguments are idiotic.

Friday, July 16, 2010

I have a workshop on cooperative learning in week and a half in the Cities (70 miles away). Initially, I thought that I was going to have to drive, but I recently realized that I could instead take the commuter rail. Advantages:

  1. It is cheaper: it will cost $80 for the week rather than $80 for the day (reimbursement costs)
  2. I can read/do work/zone out on the train.
  3. Trains are awesome.
  4. I will be supporting public transportion.


    It will take a little longer.

That is all.

Story of the week: people are stupid.

Friday, July 09, 2010


So LeBron is going to Miami, and I am sure that you were all waiting to hear my thoughts on this. Ultimately, I do not care a lot. Here are my thoughts:

  1. I wish that he would have chosen Cleveland. If you are going to go on ESPN to announce your decision in a one-hour special, you should stick with Cleveland. If you are going to pick Miami, just announce it in a Tweet. That was just mean of him.
  2. I agree with Bill Simmons: I think that the fix was in from the start. LeBron made up his mind a long time ago, and was simply milking it for the last couple of weeks.
  3. Many people are complaining that Jordan would not have done this, and stating that this is a move of weakness. Some say that he should have stayed in Cleveland and created a team around him to win a championship. These seem to be the same people who revere winning. But doesn't Miami give him the best chance to win? Either they win 4 of the next 6 titles or they implode, right?
  4. James went from the most liked NBA player to the most hated in a matter of moments.
  5. A lot of people are complaining about his narcissism, that his attitude is what is wrong with sports. He is narcissistic, but it is largely because people care too much about this stuff. Dr. Frankenstein, meet your monster.

I am serious that I am trying to ignore sports. It's a process, folks.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


Blueberry crawls now. He was very close for a couple of weeks, but my dad stacked things up across the room from Blueberry on Monday. Blueberry crawled across the room to knock them down. This process was repeated many times.

Now, Blueberry does not crawl well, though. He falls on his face a lot, and there is not much in terms of efficiency of motion. But it is unmistakenly crawling.