Run the Gamut: 4.16.12

Everything you need after the weekend to kill an hour at work wind down after a long Monday of giving your boss your all.

Brian Weinberg of went BACKSTAGE AT THE FINAL FOUR and tackles the growing schism between print and digital media at a time when print media is becoming increasingly marginalized. Here’s a snippet from his conversation with Gregg Doyel:

Did it ever occur to you that when your readers are reading you, they should probably be doing something else? Like working?

“Never occurred to me,” he says, with a chuckle, “but I see what you mean. I’m writing for a guy who oughta be in a sales meeting. Which means he’s reading quickly and not paying close attention. Which explains why my hate mail is so stupid.”

High school basketball needs a shot clock. Seriously. Get a goddamn shotclock.

Lew Alcindor was born on this day in 1947. He would later change his name to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time. After his career ended, he pursued a number of paths, including cinema. Here’s a preview for On the Shoulders of Giants, which he produced:

What happens when the television channel TNT is rolled out in Belgium? This:


Need an umbrella shaped like a sword? You know you do.

Don Imus might be a douche, but he has great taste in music. Here he’s invited singer-songwriter Todd Snider onto his show on FOX. Good times:


And finally, Clay Your Hands Say Yeah playing “Same Mistake”: