This is Spinal Tap
If you haven’t seen This is Spinal Tap, we can’t be friends. (We can, but seriously, get your shit together and watch it, jesus h. christ, what are you doing with your life?)
At some point in most people’s lives this will happen. The house which you spent every Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday in will be sold and you will never be there again. All those memories. This was that place for me, designed and built in 1951 by my grandfather, who was an architect. It’s sad. But you know, life goes on and stuff.
Not many people design and build the house their family creates a life in. Gonna cry now.
And life goes on.
“The most important moment of nearly every baseball play takes place without buildup, design or precedent: a pitch speeds toward the plate and a batter makes a snap decision to swing or not to swing—with unpredictable results. Baseball’s action thus gathers less in the present or the future than in the liminal moment between: in the imminent.”
In the latest installment of the Bull City Summer series, Adam Sobsey on the hitter’s wisdom.
Baseball is the greatest, obviously.
On June 17, 1929. Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman.
BACK IN THE DAY |6/17/94| O.J. Simpson leads L.A. police on a high-speed chase.
Here’s a video of the chase.