As penned by Jeff Bridges (a.k.a. “The Dude”)
Archive for July, 2008
“We were never—never—going to stop fighting this until this case reached the top,” Reiss told reporters after the court recessed. “And I hope that the justices find it in their hearts to do what is right. My client is a good man, a young man who has been an All-Star and a Silver Slugger. There is simply no way he would swing at a pitch that low and outside.”
Read and chuckle to the rest of this article, if you so desire.
[via The Onion] (I hope)
Hand-selected pics for your enjoyment:
Something always good to know: How to Travel by Cargo Ship.
The major league leader in HR’s & K’s (by a mere 15 over Jack Cust, as a matter of fact) spent some of his free time during the all-star break at Q, a bar in downtown Philly, where he kicked it/tried to act ghetto with Snoop.
[via The Fightins]
An explanation courtesy of the fantastic The700Level piece: Chase’s Four Letter Fall Out:
Upon viewing Chase being introduced live at Yankee stadium, I was rather shocked to hear my favorite baseball player get booed. You don’t boo Chase Utley. It wasn’t until people commenting on this site pointed it out to us that we realized Chase Utley dropped an F-bomb in reaction to the boos. “Boo? F*ck you,” Chase quipped to fellow second basemen Dan Uggla as the cameras rolled and caught every syllable.
More importantly, here is the awesome video:
If you couldn’t make out said curse words in the above clip, you won’t miss them in this lower-quality youtube version.
The question now is, of course, has the reputation of one of the most well-respected players in the big leagues, universally lauded for his reserved, business-like approach to anything and everything baseball been forever tarnished?
The answer to this question is simple: no. Although when one is already one of the single greatest human beings of all time, it seems as though there is only one direction to go…but not for Chase. I didn’t think it could happen, but I now love him even more. Aside from the idiodic reactions of lame-ass Mets fans, the blogosphere seems to reflect my take on the situation (see, e.g. Chase Utley: An American hero).
I found these instructions and have verified myself that it works perfectly. I can’t imagine that there is an easier way than this; enjoy!
You can actually make your own ringtones. No websites/external softwares needed.
However this does not apply to the songs you donwloaded via itunes. If you get the tracks from other sites or ripped from your CDs this will work like magic.
1. Pick your song you want to turn into a ringtone in iTunes.
2. Right click>Get Info or File>Get Info or Apple>I.
3. Go to Options when the Get Info window opens.
4. Click the check boxes to initiate Start and Stop time, manually entering the start and finish time of the song you want as a ringtone but MAKE SURE IT IS UNDER 30 SECONDS!!!
5. Now, hit Okay.
6. Next, go to Advanced>Convert Selection to AAC, this will create a copy of the song, but just the portion you want as a ringtone. If it says “convert to mp3” isntead, just go to preferences to change it to AAC and you’ll be fine.
7. The copy will be right under the original in iTunes, you will see the difference in times with the selection you chose should be at a ringtone length, like :30 seconds or so. Right-click on the selection and choose Show in Finder, or File>Show in Finder, it should be an m4a file.
8. Simply click on the file name to edit it and change it to an m4r, this will change it into a ringtone to be recognized by iTunes.
9. Go back to iTunes, find the short selection of the song that you converted to a ringtone and drag it out of iTunes to your desktop.
10. It will make a copy of it and it should now be in your iTunes and desktop. Then, back in iTunes, delete the selection you just moved to the desktop.
11. Double-click on the file you dragged to your desktop and it should open up and play in the “Ringtones” section of your iTunes.
Not even debatable; does a million dollars have GPS?
They call this a “cliche.”