Ira Glass on Storytelling

(via Ben Arment)


Flowchart: What Baseball Team Should I Root For?


Little League

This morning I got to spend some time helping out at a little league try out.  It was such a blast.  Not just running down a few fly balls and feeding the pitching machine.  But be able to help hype up some young guys because they are getting to play the best game ever.
Sharing with them the art of rubbing dirt in their gloves.
Cheering them on when they let that grounder take a bad hop and hit them sharply in the chest.
Watching them finally get that ball to jump off their bats.
Good day.
Although I might ice up my knees a bit tonight and I need to remember to loosen up my arm before I throw now.


Video: Poor Jon Cryer

I'll admit it, I'm fascinated by this whole Charlie Sheen drama.
It might be because he is Ricky "Wild Man" Vaughn.
Or it could be that, unfortunately, Carlos Irwin Estevez in these interviews reminds me of how someone I know in my life sounds.
Or it could just be some of the incredible sound clips Charlie Sheen's rattled off like:

  • "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available. If you try it once, you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body."
  • "I'm different. I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart. I got tiger blood, man. Dying's for fools, dying's for amateurs."
  • "I have a 10,000-year-old brain and the boogers of a 7-year-old. That's how I describe myself."

But one person I'd hate for us to forget in this whole drama is poor little Ducky.  With CBS at war with Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer is suddenly out of the job.  Look what he's had to resort to: