The Tapes: Sept. 6

Posted: September 6, 2013 by shawnfury in Uncategorized
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Welcome to this week’s links.

* Jack Nicholson may or may not be retiring from acting, due to memory loss. Sad news for movie fans, but it does give him more time to watch the Lakers, your 2014 NBA champions.

* Famous people like to make Twitter accounts for their newborns and then tweet in their newborns’ voice.

* Esquire writers take their turns talking about the best and worst TV finales in history. Sopranos, The Wire, Sex and the City and an interesting defense of Seinfeld.

* From The Stacks on Deadspin, an amazing old Playboy interview (safe for work) with Joe Namath. Mob and sex talk.

* From New York Magazine, the 15 best sets ever at Comedy Central Roasts. Watch and cringe. Poor Chevy.

* Johnette Howard on Diana Nyad’s record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida. 

* A look inside the Breaking Bad writers’ room. They do a lot of meth.

* A tribute to Ring Lardner.

* A Canadian family is living like it’s 1986, eliminating modern technology and cheering on Bill Walton as he plays a key role in the Celtics’ title.

* In honor of Lee Child, who I wrote about earlier this week, some old interviews with the author I just read this week. This one’s with Playboy (be warned if you’re at work). And here’s a three-parter from six years ago. 

* TV has nothing for you other than a music suggestion: If you like the hip-hop, and the kids sure seem to these days, check out the new album by Soulcrate. It’s available on iTunes. Further proof that you can do big things from anywhere.


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