RIP Howard Zinn

Posted in Thoughts, Tribute by minoroots on 01/27/2010

“It doesn’t take much thought about terrorism to realize that when somebody talks about a war on terrorism, they’re dealing with a contradiction in terms. How can you make war on terrorism, if war itself is terrorism?”

Howard Zinn, 8/24/1922 – 1/27/2010

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But if you work really hard and you’re kind…

Posted in Endorsement by minoroots on 01/23/2010

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

-Conan O’Brien, 1/22/2010

For some reason, that particular quote from Conan tonight really resonated within me. R.I.P. The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien—I’ll miss Conan, but I’m sure we’ll see him again soon (after September).

And what a classy way to end the show. Way to take the high road, Conan. Full transcript of his final message after the jump.

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The Holy Grail

Posted in Photography, Tribute by minoroots on 01/07/2010

I won’t call myself a collector (I hardly have a collection), but I’m definitely a shoe head when it comes to basketball kicks… This is my first (and possibly last) purely indulgent purchase of shoes, and I’m happy to say that I’m 100% satisfied.

For those of you not familiar with the history & status of these shoes as the Holy Grail of all Air Jordans, allow yourself to be educated over at Nicekicks.com.

Took some pictures below to share in my unboxing excitement (fellow shoe heads and tech geeks: you know what I’m talking about!)…

Air Jordan XI Retro “Space Jam”

Ahhhh I love the smell of new shoes!