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28 Aug 16:40

Watch The Houdini Of Pee-Wee Quarterbacks Turn A Sack Into A Touchdown

by Pete Blackburn


This is a pretty good week for young people doing awesome sports things. First we had the high-schooler who put on an absolute clinic while nailing 120 three-pointers in 5 minutes; now we have this Pee-Wee quarterback who might also be a spectacular magician.

In the spectacular clip above, you’ll see this little dude channel his inner Houdini and escape what looks to be a surefire sack, then scramble before airing out an excellent toss on the run to one of his receivers for one of the funnest touchdowns you’ll see for a while. He’s basically Michael Vick from Madden 2004, so this team is a filthy cheater for using him.


(Via SB Nation)

28 Aug 20:10

Russell Wilson Didn’t Have A Concussion, But That Recovery Water Still Definitely Helped, Right?

by mrothstein914


russell wilson water


Ciara’s boyfriend Russell Wilson, also known as the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, said some interesting things about brain injuries while hawking a new product in which he’s invested, Reliant Recovery Water. Not interesting in the educational sense, mind you — in fact, pretty much the opposite of that. Basically, he pulled a Dr. Oz while he was talking to Rolling Stone:

[Recovery Water has] nanobubbles and electrolytes that purportedly helps people recover quickly from workouts and, according to Wilson, injury. He mentions a teammate whose knee healed miraculously, and then he shares his own testimonial.

“I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine,” says Wilson. “It was the water.”

Rodgers offers a hasty interjection. “Well, we’re not saying we have real medical proof.”

But Wilson shakes his head, energized by the subject. He speaks with an evangelist’s zeal.

“I know it works.” His eyes brighten. “Soon you’re going to be able to order it straight from Amazon.”

Leaving aside the snake-oil speech for the product with dubious (imaginary?) health benefits, did Russ just say he had a head injury and didn’t do anything about it but drink nanobubble water? That’s what people wanted to know when Rolling Stone‘s profile was published on Wednesday, so Russ naturally had to clarify that no, he didn’t have a concussion — though he still has no idea about the science of brain injuries (or hydration):

“I didn’t have a concussion,” Wilson said. “I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had been consistently drinking the water for a month and a half — five, seven times a day. And I was like, ‘Man, maybe this stuff is helping me out.’ ”

Wilson said teammates like Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung also use the water.

“I didn’t have a head injury, but what I was trying to say is I think it helped prevent it,” he said. “I think your brain consists of like 75, 80 percent water, so I think that just being hydrated, drinking the recovery water really does help.”

That sound you just heard was the sound of everyone who knows the first thing about biology slamming their heads against their desks. “Well, your body’s mostly water, so superwater must make your body better!” is just about as dumb as “You only use 10 percent of your brain!” AND SO HELP ME IF YOU STILL THINK THAT IS TRUE. SO HELP ME.

Russell, we all understand that you have products you want to promote, but do not sell this kind of crap to actual reporters who put it on the internet. Save it for the 4 a.m. infomercials in which you’d surprisingly show up and convince half-asleep people that your shiny teeth can’t tell lies.

(Via ESPN and Rolling Stone)

28 Aug 15:47

There is Nothing Wrong With That Chipotle Guy's Bigger Burrito Method

by C.A. Pinkham

I agree with this opinion.

There is a man who, through repeated experimentation, figured out how to get a bigger Chipotle burrito without paying more. Several of you have emailed me about how terrible he is, and ordinarily, I’d be all over that. Just one problem, though: absolutely nothing he suggests is terrible in any way.


26 Aug 19:25


by Reza



17 Aug 04:00

Back Seat

Hang on, let me scare the live raccoon over to the same side as the dead one.
19 Aug 04:00

Board Game

Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it's worth it--the players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were.
19 Aug 14:02

Fuck Winning

by Albert Burneko on Adequate Man, shared by Rob Harvilla to The Concourse

I do not think that the world is in any danger of running out of people who believe winning is the only thing worth feeling good about. I think the world has absorbed Vince Lombardi’s deranged ethic quite well.


21 Aug 19:15


by Reza


18 Aug 19:32

Down With Old Kids In Strollers

by Drew Magary on Adequate Man, shared by Rob Harvilla to The Concourse

Trading cities question. This is like the most fantastic debate ever.

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re covering drug deals, volleyball, toasters, and more.


20 Aug 19:56

What Do I Do With My Dead Father-In-Law's School Bus Full Of Guns?

by Ask A Lawyer on Adequate Man, shared by Rob Harvilla to The Concourse

Ask a Lawyer is pretty rad sometimes.

Welcome back to Ask a Lawyer, where I, a lawyer, respond to your questions. Got a vexing legal issue? Send it over, or drop it in the comments below. Today’s query:


19 Aug 19:07

Dog Astronaut

by Reza


18 Aug 23:30

Ravens Kicker Justin Tucker Delivers The Perfect Matthew McConaughey Impersonation

by Ben Kercheval


If you’ve ever seen any one of Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln commercials, you know they’re basically a shortened version of his True Detective monologues. You know, something something time is a flat circle something something leather seats something optional moonroof.

Anyway, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker parodied this for a local commercial for Carbiz. And, wouldn’t you know it, he did a pretty good job mumbling aimlessly about driving a car with two feet. If nothing else, the ad worked because, forced into understanding the context of everything, I had to Google “Carbiz.” So, congrats, Carbiz ad execs. Y’all are an every day Don Draper. And Tucker is an every day McConaughey.

Alright, alright, alright.

(Via Corner Unit Media)

18 Aug 17:05

Watch Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio Hit A Kid In The Face With A Football

by isaacand


.@marcorubio goes long in Iowa… and… d'oh. Don't worry, the kid's okay!

— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) August 18, 2015

Okay, Marco Rubio. Do your best Jay Cutler impression.

The presidential hopeful and junior senator from Florida was in Iowa, hamming it up for cameras when…



You know a thinkpiece is coming. You know someone is sitting at their computer right comparing this to Howard Dean’s scream and Michael Dukakis in the tank. “Will this cost Marco Rubio the Iowa primary?”

I both hate and love the Internet.

(Via The Big Lead)

12 Aug 20:03


by Reza

And there goes my monocle.


14 Aug 18:48


by Reza



12 Aug 21:06

Bernie Sanders Can't Save Black People

by Greg Howard

This is a very good read.

Bernie Sanders, the senator from the very great state of Vermont, is campaigning to be the next president of the United States of America. As such, he is giving speeches throughout the land. This past weekend, his ongoing tour took him to Seattle, Wash., where he stumped in front of people at Westlake Park until he was interrupted by Marissa Janae Johnson and Mara Jacqeline Willaford, the two co-founders of the Seattle chapter of Black Lives Matter. They were booed by those in attendance, but justified themselves by saying Sanders needed to release his plan on police reform and be held “publicly accountable for his lack of support for the Black Lives Matter movement and his blatantly silencing response to the ‪#‎SayHerName‬ ‪#‎IfIDieInPoliceCustody‬ action that took place at Netroots,” a conference at which he and fellow Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley were challenged and heckled by Black Lives Matter supporters in July. Even after winning a long moment of silence for Michael Brown, Johnson and Willaford refused to hand over the microphones back to Sanders, and the rally was cut short.


10 Aug 17:43

A Window on the World

by A dog

Yay Dog!

A porthole is a boat, a boat a ship of life. Tossed upon the seas of life am I, watching from my porthole boat. A boat, a boat. A boataboat. Putt putt putt putt putt.


10 Aug 17:19

My Dad Was The Maxell "Blown Away Guy," Even If I Can't Prove It

by Leah Carroll

This was really good and may have made me tear up a little bit.

When I was little, I was convinced my dad was the Blown Away Guy. I was sure that was my dad’s martini swept up in the audio tempest, my dad’s tie thrashing behind him. The lush-haired guy in that ’80s-dominating ad for Maxell cassettes getting blasted by the music blasting from a pair of JBL speakers, the veritable image of cool: It was Kevin Carroll, my dad. I was certain.


10 Aug 15:53

Very Realistic Game

by Reza


10 Aug 11:59

Well, @MassiveDumps4U

by Barry Petchesky

Worth clicking through. I'm dying.

Well, @MassiveDumps4U, Pittsburgh is not on the East Coast. You can check it here:

August 10, 2015


07 Aug 18:12

Slow Revenge of Worm

by Reza


06 Aug 18:36

This Is The Most Lit Political Ad Of All Time

by Tom Ley


Why is that large child getting carried around by his dad? He’s way too big for that. What a weird family.


06 Aug 21:58

A List of Albums Ryan Adams Should Probably Cover

by Leslie Horn on The Concourse, shared by Leslie Horn to Deadspin

I listened to some of the stuff in the comments -- it's a pretty good argument in his favor!

Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift’s 1989. The whole thing. I love that he’s doing this. I also love that he’s a huge, loveable weirdo who likes a wide variety of music across different genres, and makes a wide variety of music across different genres. Remember when in he put out something like 11 albums —some rap, some punk, some hardcore— in the mid ‘00s? Remember when he made that sci-fi metal album in 2010? He’s an odd guy. An extremely cool, capable, and talented odd guy.


03 Aug 04:00


Sadly, it probably won't even have enough gas to make it to the first border crossing.
03 Aug 15:23

A Mouse

by Reza


03 Aug 12:00

Noted: New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon

by Armin

Pretty much entirely shared for the bitchin alternate "MA" monogram with the hockey stick. That thing is SO good.

Intimidation Game

New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon

(Est. 1970) "The Milwaukee Admirals are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. They have been affiliated with the NHL's Nashville Predators since that team's founding in 1998."

Design by: Studio Simon (Louisville, KY)

Opinion/Notes: When I first saw the Google results for the old logo I couldn't believe that that was the real thing. But, indeed it was and it was totally bonkers. Everything about it was so wrong but in such a charming, naive way that it's actually kind of sad to see it go. Still, no team sporting that logo can be taken seriously and the new logo invokes the Pirates of the Caribbean vibe with a menacing skull and some extra spiky typography. The skull/hat/uniform drawing is okay for what it is — minor league hockey — and it now works like a proper sports logo. The wordmark is not my cup of tea but it's admirable what they did with the "S" to get rid of the space between it and the "L" and to make the logo symmetrical. The better elements of the identity are the detail "A" on the admiral's hat and the "MA" bone alternate logo. As far as bone-based logos go those are top notch.

Related Links: Admirals press release
Admirals uniform sheet

Select Quote: The new logo is an evolution of the Admirals last logo and features a more fierce and determined sailor. The sailor is accented by the upper portion of a naval uniform and a hat that was inspired by the one worn by the Admirals "Captain Crunch" logo from the late 70s and early 80s. The hat is adorned with an "A" composed by three bones.

The Admirals secondary mark, dubbed the M&A, is the letters "M" and "A" interwoven in bone script and connected with a hockey stick for the horizontal bar of the "A".

New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon
Logo detail.
New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon
Skull face on its own.
New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon
Alternate logo.
New Logos for Milwaukee Admirals by Studio Simon
New logo introduction.
Many thanks to our ADVx3 Partners
04 Aug 15:00

Homme de Plume: What I Learned Sending My Novel Out Under a Male Name

by Catherine Nichols

This is super shitty.

The plan made me feel dishonest and creepy, so it took me a long time to send my novel out under a man’s name. But each time I read a study about unconscious bias, I got a little closer to trying it.


04 Aug 17:05


05 Aug 11:00

Reviewed: New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house

by Armin

It is a really well-done logo.


New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house

Last month, Scott Walker, the current Governor of the state of Wisconsin, was the 17th (and probably last) Republican to announce his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential election. (The Democrats only have 5 candidates). Aside from Hillary's logo, Walker's has drawn the most attention for its similarity in concept to that of America's Best, an eyeglass and contact company with 400 retail locations. The logo and identity was designed in-house, at Scott Walker Inc..

New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
Comparison with America's Best logo.

I'll tackle this first as it's probably clouding everyone's judgment of what is possibly one of the best executed campaign logos of the 2016 Presidential election. The argument is clear: both use the American flag as a starting point to create an "E". It's a clever concept but it's not exactly groundbreaking nor does it require a Ph.D. in conceptualizingness to come up with it. This is not a knock on either America's Best nor Scott Walker Inc. but to point out that it is humanly possible for two people or groups of people to arrive at a similar solution, especially when either the name or the subject is "America". Look! America's Best also uses blue type on a white background! I bet they copied that too, right? No. It's America. It's obvious.

For the record: I am not a Republican. I did not get paid by Scott Walker, Inc.. And I have no stake in clearing the name of anyone associated with this logo. What I think we need to see here is that someone who knows very well what they are doing did this logo for Scott Walker. Whether they saw America's Best logo and directly or indirectly copied it is impossible to judge — America's Best isn't Target, or Walmart, or Nike, it's a company with very limited visibility and there are only two retail locations in Wisconsin so I doubt the Scott Walker designers were driving past it every single day. But, hey, let's say they did, they at least showed how to do it right because everything about America's Best logo is so poorly done you have to wonder whether they need some contact lenses of their own.

I asked the team at Scott Walker Inc. if they wanted to comment on this issue but they opted not to answer. I don't blame them, I don't think they need to defend the logo.

New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
Process and rationale.
New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
Logo detail.
New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
Logo structure.
New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house
New Logo for Scott Walker done In-house

I'm sure haters are going to claim that Scott Walker Inc. did all these graphics after the controversy in order to make it seem like they came up with it. Save it. Concept aside, which is good, the execution of this logo is very good. Of all the underlying grids we see, the dark blue "Construction" image is perfect. The use of the baseline grid should get you all hot and bothered and it shows the lovely relationship between the thickness of the letters and the simplicity of the "E"-flag. Even the choice of Interstate, which is also an obvious one when it comes to things-that-need-to-look-American, has been elevated with the right choice of weight, kerning, and sizing. The logo downsizes to "WALKER16" quite nicely and obviously the social media icon boils down to the "E"-flag. So, believe what you will on plagiarism, but this is a finely tuned logo that makes the other Presidential candidate logos look like chumps.

Many thanks to our ADVx3 Partners
05 Aug 14:51

Hark, A Vagrant: Straw Feminists 2

buy this print!

This was a sketch under the original Straw Feminist comic but I redrew it for the book. Those crazy gals! You never know where they are lurking! Moon colony here we come!

Speaking of feminists on the moon, I would be remiss not to mention this: have you been reading Bitch Planet? I read the first one, I need to get more!

Step Aside Pops is coming soon! Drawn and Quarterly has a preview here!

The first starred review is in from Publisher's Weekly.

Pick up the August 3 issue of The New Yorker because I have a cartoon in it!

And lastly, here is an interview at Comic Book Resources where we talk about kids books and more!