Tuesday, June 22, 2010

...For The Ride Home: Messi really, really likes Oasis, Harry Potter's thoughts on Bieber and remember Bush?

All my day's plans have been canceled and I now find myself with a second-straight Tuesday to stick around my house. It's odd, actually. Was up for an early, early lunch and, after figuring out that I would not be doing what I thought I'd be doing, took a quick power nap. Woke up in a sadder-than-normal state and tried to cure that with a run. Still a little bummed. Don't quite know what to do about it, either. In any case, we welcome you to Tuesday with Matchbox Twenty's "I'll Believe You When." Yes, you think Rob Thomas is a tool. Get over it. He's always said he wants to be Tom Petty and this song is the closest he's ever come in his career. And it's even a live version to boot. As of this writing, we are exactly 1-for-2 in our World Cup picks. Hey, who would have thought France simply just wouldn't show up this year? Uruguay didn't let us down though. With any luck (which, it seems, is something that comes few and far between these days), the Americans will clinch things tomorrow morning (set your alarm. Be patriotic). Before all of that, though, enjoy the following links as you wander through a warm summer night.

Begin this Tuesday’s ride correct: A video for Peter Gabriel’s cover of Tom Waits’ “In The Neighborhood.” (Rolling Stone)

Wow. Journalism school nixes entrance exam to try and up the enrollment numbers. (The Rebel Yell)

Lionel Messi, the world’s best soccer player, offers to pay Oasis any amount they desire to reform for a celebration concert should Argentina win the World Cup. Side: “Don’t Look Back In Anger” is the best Oasis song. (NME)

Heather Mills is going to compete in the 2014 Winter Paralympics. Stop. (The Arizona Republic)

Six degrees of John Mayer’s manhood. (GQ)

Bush is reuniting. Gavin needed to figure something out while his wife blew up like that. (Pollstar)

28.2 million people watched the final game of the NBA season this year. Eat that, hockey. (ESPN)

Ha! Harry Potter thought Justin Bieber was a woman. Ha! (MTV)

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