It's true! Last Spring they traded away Fredsux, a top draft pick, and allocation money for the rights to a once-shiny but high-priced Troy Perkins, who sucked and was benched. Three days ago United traded Perkins to Portland (someone suggested Perkins would end up in Portland, yo) for a USL journeyman keeper and allocation money.
"Someone had to take the fall for our season," said Perkins, who, until five months leading up to the 2010 World Cup, was the U.S. national team's third-string keeper. "I'm the goalkeeper and I'm going to be blamed for a lot -- that comes with the position. I'm not saying I had a good year; I had a terrible year. They've seen me at my best and at my worst, but I just think [new coach Ben Olsen] wants to build his own team. I understand that."
Ben Olsen? Ben Olsen drove this decision? Troy, Liebshen, you got LOUD SIDE! so you've a lifetime pass, but either the reporter put a different name in the parenthesis than you meant or you're a motherfucking moron.
Today marks the start of Blegsylvania's second slowest week of the year. I'm finally movng inside the Beltway of greater Whogivesafuckburg. Whether I ever get downtown remains to be seen, though it remains the goal. That should but probably won't bleed the required bleggalgazing for the week, this shitty blog's shitty central tension. Still, again and as always, thank you very much for the Kind.
- Despair comforts.
- Fairness: A fucked idea.
- David Harvey on the crisis.
- An open letter to the Left Establishment.
- On the above.
- The war you don't see.
- Because you are lukewarm.
- Joe Biden v Joe Biden.
- Persuading Private Manning.
- "It's no Shangri-La."
- Mobamafucker's problem: he thinks you're rational?
- Zizek the tool?
- Assonance of arrogance.
- Increased consumption.
- Ten dollar Sunday.
- Please please please please please.
- His theme song.
- This fucker ran for POTUS in 2008. Any wonder Corporate backed Mobamafucker?
- My future hell.
- Oh good.
- This wouldn't happen if Elric's father was still teaching here.
- Neither fantasy or realism.
- UPDATE! BEEFHEART DOCUMENTARY!
- Neko Case is the sexiest woman on the planet. I've said and meant that long before I saw this, but now Neko Case is the sexiest woman on the planet infinity (h/t):
We sit in a room armored by light and surrounded by surfaces bright as mirrors. Everything shines and gives comfort, nothing is out of place and our hosts, too, are immaculate, each hair placed with the skill of a jeweler. Our words flutter and fail, too dusty, while theirs flow out in perfect paragraphs. We wonder why they invited us, disheveled and in tatters as we are, to enter their lives. Should we confess our unworthi- ness? And oh we want to scour our brains for some small accomplishment but find nothing worthy, noth- ing to equal the gleaming parquet of their smiles. They are so well-bred we can't believe our good luck, all our gnarled deceits brought here to be honored! And then, suddenly, we know: They're specialists to whom we've come with our shabby guilts and petty crimes to be killed with exquisite kindness.