S4TW: Proportional Furniture, Matt Bonner’s Taste in Music, and Bad Fake Punting

November 14, 2014

Welcome to another edition of Something for the Weekend.  Please enjoy these things from within and without the Infinite Guest network that can help you feel something again, dammit.

(Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tall person)

COOL INFINITE GUEST THING: A Tiny Sense Of Accomplishment contains a great anecdote from Sherman Alexie about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s furniture, music from Polecat, and an examination of Sherman and Jess’ three favorite songs.  I’ve helpfully blogged up those tunes plus a few more if you’re looking to build a playlist.

MORE BASKETBALL: Home Dunk guest Matt Bonner enjoys winning titles with the San Antonio Spurs, Canadian sandwich chains, and indie rock.  Once that interview is done, John Moe breaks out his Dave Matthews impression, but you should listen anyway.

OBOES!: Reasonably Sound discusses A440, which is the standard tuning for musical pitch.  How do the oboe, France, and the church/secular music divide play into it?  Well, that’s why we have Mike Rugnetta around.

COOL NON-INFINITE GUEST THING: The entire Internet was consumed by Kim Kardashian’s backside and making jokes about said region this week.  I’m better than this.  So are you.  So, here is a Vine of the worst fake punt in recent memory (courtesy CJZero):