Monday, April 29, 2013

What We Like: Yu Darvish GIF, a Two-Pound Joint, George Jones

By Whitney Phaneuf
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

BASEBALL
The baseball season's now well underway, and I guarantee my fantasy team is better than yours. Meanwhile, I love this GIF, created by Drew Sheppard, that's been making the rounds the past couple of days: five Yu Darvish pitches layered on top of each other, all of them delivered with the same arm motion. (Sadly, I don't own Darvish in any of my fantasy leagues.) — Luke Tsai

Yu Davishs masterful pitch.
  • Drew Sheppard
  • Yu Davish's masterful pitch.

MUSIC
R.I.P. country legend George Jones. Here's Jones singing one of his many hits, "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me," from a TV appearance in the Nineties and the equally legendary Geraldine Fibbers covering that same song in 1996 at the El Rey in Los Angeles. — Whitney Phaneuf

ARTICLES
Here's a wonderful, moving piece on Kotaku about Sean Smith, the state department IT officer who was killed in the Benghazi embassy attack last year. You probably didn't know that Smith, aka Vile Rat, was a legendary figure in the online gaming community. — L.T.

A couple things about this Elle piece on Kim Gordon (in which she gives a smattering of details about her breakup with Sonic Youth bandmate/soon-to-be-ex-husband Thurston Moore, including that she listened to a lot of rap, which apparently “is really good when you’re traumatized."):

1. Look at that picture. She is 59. How on earth.

2. Best feminist line: “Women make natural anarchists and revolutionaries, because they’ve always been second-class citizens, kinda having had to claw their way up. I mean, who made up all the rules in the culture? Men — white male corporate society. So why wouldn’t a woman want to rebel against that?”

3. Once saw her DJ’ing at MOCA in LA. This article really confirms the fact that I should have tried to stalk her after the show.

4. I love Kim Gordon.

For what it’s worth, Refinery29 managed to get this rap playlist out of her. So much excellence. — Lenika Cruz

VIDEOS
Check out cops confiscating a two-pound joint (!!) during a 420 celebration at UCSC. — Alex Taitague

MEMES
You know Tom hank? Not Tom Hanks—Tom hank. You know—he was in Big film and he said “Wilson” and he looks like a young Jim Carrey? He maintains an impressive (possibly IQ point-draining) Facebook presence with choice statuses like “shooot for the moon bc even if u miss u might be in a hit movie with me calld apollo 13.” Also a must-read: The lovelorn status that begins “sometime a ladie who is very specale (hi meg ryan) to u come into your life and you simply fal for her.” Tom hank: Reppin’ the sweet, pop culture-loving, illiterate dullard in us all (or at least in me). — L.C.

Most significant question I’ve been grappling with all week: How did I not know a Cats That Look Like Pinup Girls Tumblr exists? — L.C.

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