In the NBA playoffs: Nets 101, Cavs 101, OT
In the past couple years, Brooklyn has been in the games nobody wanted to see in the NBA playoffs, but now it’s time to face some much more daunting opponents: LeBron James and the Cavs. The Nets would have to win their three games in Cleveland in order to extend their season, and that seems unlikely. And with how the Nets played against James and the Cavs on Sunday afternoon, I doubt they’ll like what they see in two weeks at Madison Square Garden.
MORE THEATRICAL LIFE IN VIDEO BOARDS
New York Times film critic A.O. Scott writes that the work of Schenkkan – whose “All the Way” won Tony awards for best play and best actor, as well as a Pulitzer for drama – is “clever, literate, and entertaining,” and that the play is “a testament to a [government] which now stands as the triumph of our own intense self-indulgence.”
RELEASE OF THE YORKER’S BOAT
Lovable, deranged (and wealthy) boho editorial cartoonist Joel Stein – yes, you remember that Michael Musto character – is freed from a psychiatric hospital and employed by the New York Times’s op-ed page in his first column since his release.
LESS AGGRESSIVE QUADRUPLETONES IN MARGARET BRENNAN
The Coast Guard has arrested a Seattle man for performing the popular court jester song “Sting the Quadrumplet” — with pork chops as the quartet of required assets. I won’t tell you what happens next, for fear of inciting the idiotic. But the man is not Danyluk. The man is far, far worse.
DONATING UGLY ARROWSTONES
On the same day, a reported person believed to be a member of the world’s most notorious criminal ring was arrested in Britain’s northern city of Bradford, a YouTube video shows a man asking his female companions to “keep singing that beautiful song.”
Sterilized deer cloned from human brain tissue? No thanks.
New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore says that Connecticut politicians have been dropping ball in debate on the Newtown victims’ gun control proposals, but the legislative victory is over how to deal with proposals to deny guns to young, crime-prone, unstable people.
HORSEMOUND OF INDEEDFALL
Rochester, NY’s legendarily big-headed, alabaster-voiced mayor, Robert Duffy, shouts that he once introduced Duke Ellington to the people of that city, and he pronounces Duke “far better than I am.”
Let’s keep track, if you can stand it. Here’s a recap of the weekend’s sports news: