Godspeed You! Cat Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Paws Like Antennas To Human
I was getting all riled up about this tweet that the Bills sent out (#businesstrip)*, THEY ARE PLAYING IN PITTSBURGH IT IS A THREE HOUR AND THIRTEEN MINUTE DRIVE STADIUM TO STADIUM but when I was looking up the stadium to stadium part, I like to fact check my angry screeds, I noticed that both stadiums were located on streets named for a person demonstrably essential to the organization’s history. The Bills play on Jim Kelly Boulevard (a renamed section of Abbott Road)** and the Steelers play on Art Rooney Ave. Do all stadiums have such related locales? Not really! I was kind of surprised at this. A full 50% of stadiums are on some regular old non-football-related road.
Google doc of this crap here. The four stadium streets named for someone in the organization break down like this: Dan Marino, Art Rooney, Paul Brown, Vince Lombardi. Of these, only Dan Marino is alive. I suppose he’s the logical choice for the Dolphins, if they’re going to name a street after someone in the organization, but I’d like to think Don Shula secretly harbors a grudge against this slight and has spent the years of his retirement engaging in wacky hijinks trying to get Dan Marino to disgrace himself in the hopes that the Dolphins’ll quietly change in to Don Shula Drive.
* The second-best official Bills twitter. The best is @billsequipment.
** The technical address is on Bills Drive, but Bills Drive is like 500 feet long and just cuts through the parking lot. Also a note on Jim Kelly Boulevard*** - I’m sure I’ve posted about this before but I can’t find it because I’ve never tagged a single post with anything useful - they have these giant football-shaped road signs with red text on a blue background making them imgoddamnpossible to read. Tim Russert Highway, with which it has its south terminus, has regular signage.
*** It’s one block long, hardly a boulevard. I can’t believe they didn’t name it Jim Kelly Drive if only for the pun.
Poor Bills ;_;
A flowchart of meerkat wrestling encounters, from ”Ontogeny of Playful Contact in a Social Mongoose, the Meerkat, Suricata suricatta" by C. Wemmer and M. J. Fleming in American Zoology (1974) (via)
Happy: Aarktica - Song for a Free Williamsburg (from the album …Or You Could Just Go Through Your Whole Life and Be Happy Anyway)
Love: +/- - The Important Thing is to Love
Hate: Abe Vigoda - Whatever Forever
Light: (Smog) - A Guiding Light
Dark: Abcess - Dark Side of a Broken Knife
Good: !!! - Feel Good Hit of the Fall
Bad: 2 Bad Mice - Bomb Scare
Smile: A Place to Bury Strangers - Smile When You Smile
Cry: Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Pussy Head Man From Outer Space (from the album Crystal Rainbow Pyramid Under the Stars)
Girl: !!! - One Girl/One Boy
Boy: (same as above. Next:) Above & Beyond - Black Room Boy