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Exhibit A: The Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show (I apologize in advance for just how awful this performance was):
In case the video above is taken down, you can read about it here:
The Who was infinitely better, as was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, even though they were all probably in their sixties or seventies. I’d take an aging rock band over this nonsense any day. Led Zeppelin anyone?
Obviously I’m no expert on football, and I am a Giants fan, so once they’re out of the running, I tend to lose interest. I was kind of hoping for the Jets to make it to the Superbowl, but they choked. So now we have the Steelers vs. Packers. Needless to say, I’m not particularly vested in either team. However, I’m going with the Packers on this one. For Aaron Rodgers to have seen his team through to a Superbowl despite having an uphill battle coming into his own in a place where Favre ruled supreme (and later fell from grace), and making it through despite the ever-present risk of another, possibly more severe concussion, I think the man deserves a Superbowl ring.
I first heard about Project Remix last year–or at least the collection of nascent ideas that would eventually become Remix–from one of the creators, who is also a good friend of mine. I was immediately sold on the idea, which was to create a site that provided resources and information to Desi (South-Asian) youth. A site created by the Indian youth for the Indian youth.
The official site launched recently, though it had already started generating buzz among our peers when it had made its first foray into the collective consciousness. Currently there are sections for cuts, cultural media, and articles. The cuts feature mixes used by various student groups and collegiate dance teams (bhangra, raas, Indian fusion, etc.) from across the country. Cultural media highlights video performances from various collegiate groups. The articles on Project Remix have been broken down into smaller categories and initiatives, devoted to everything from the arts to sports (currently I’m contributing to Team Innovate’s Neurobio series so be sure to check that out!). Examples of articles currently up on the website include my neurobio piece (an overview of neuroscience), a two-part series on biofuels, a review of Slumdog Millionaire, and a piece recounting a trip to Chennai to volunteer.
Project Remix is seeking new, fresh voices that can contribute to the site in any capacity. If you are a writer or blogger who is interested in appearing on the website, you can email projectremixny at gmail dot com. For any other questions, you can also send an email to the aforementioned address. The website is
In addition, you can follow Project Remix on Twitter @ProjectRemix for updates.
I am a huge Yankee fan, and while my gut instinct is to forgive and forget his transgressions, his attempt at an apology seemed wholly lacking.
It’s not like he singlehandedly destroyed the sport, the sport was already tainted by those that came before him (Bonds, McGwire, Canseco, et. al.). Yet his status as one of the greatest home-run hitters of all time sheds a particularly unfriendly light on him and his sin of steroid use.
What do you think? Should he be booted from the Yankees? Should his records be nullified?
Get over it.
While, again, the lineup assembled by Cashman et. al. is poised to be a potential powerhouse in the context of the 2009 baseball season, it’s all contingent on the players’ ability to gel as a unit. Given the potential starting lineup with Damon, Jeter, Teixiera, A-Rod, as well as Wang, Sabathia, Burnett, and Joba Chamberlain as starting pitchers, it’s going to be tough for any opposing team to easily get through those players.
I guess we’ll just have to wait until April and see. For the time being, I’m rooting for my New York Giants.