My favorite Depeche Mode song (and, in my opinion, one of the band's last great songs) was released 21 years ago today. Man, I feel old. But it's nice knowing that some things that were important to you 21 years ago are still good today.
Leave it to "Community" to hit us with a question that seems simple but is actually quite complex. The problem is Nicholas Cage can be very good ("Leaving Las Vegas," "Adaptation," "Matchstick Men," "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call"); very bad ("The Wicker Man", most of his post-2009 output where studios just sent his paycheck to the IRS); so bad he's good ("The Rock," "Face/Off," "Con Air"); and so bad even though he's trying to be good ("Captain Corelli's Mandolin").
It really is a profound question. No wonder Abed went insane.
People often think of polo as a refined sport played by wealthy men on horseback. What happens when you replace the horses with bicycles, you throw out a lot of the rules, and you add some WWE-style showmanship? You get bike polo – a fast-paced and anarchic sport that’s gaining a cult following in the United States. Victor Li reports.
Thanks to Ellen London (Columbia J-School '10) for the host intro.
UPDATE (3/18/10): The pic is from the Hardcourt Bike Polo website. There's a comment under it about me needing to get off the decaf, which I found to be pretty funny. If s/he only knew how much coffee I went through on any given day...
BRONX, NEW YORK - It’s Saturday, October 3 and Modell’s Sporting Goods store is having its grand reopening in Bay Plaza in the Bronx. There’s a long line out the front door as scores of people are waiting to get in, but they aren’t necessarily here for the free giveaways, special promotions, and big sales. Instead, many of them have braved the pouring rain for one reason only: to meet one of their baseball heroes.
Another audio slideshow for class. This time, I covered the Honduran Independence Parade in Crotona Park in the Bronx.