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August 16, 2010

Never seen before lightsaber scene from Return of the Jedi (video)

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ August 16, 2010 1:15 pm


The scene takes place on the planet Tatooine before C-3PO and R2-D2 head to Jabba the Hutt’s palace. Darker in tone, it finds newly minted Jedi knight Luke Skywalker building his new light saber while Darth Vader reaches out across the universe urging his son to join the Dark Side.

August 12, 2010

Internet connection problems

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ August 12, 2010 11:56 am

Cable, NIC? Working on it…

UPDATE: Probably a bad ethernet cable was the culprit. Hopefully it doesn’t come back.

July 2, 2010

Smells Like Mascot: Rally Time!

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ July 2, 2010 2:56 am
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Carl’s latest (Bulls):


June 27, 2010

LeBron James and Chris Bosh to the Bulls “a done deal”?

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 27, 2010 5:45 pm
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Jonathan Abrams @ NYT:

The LeBron James sweepstakes will kick off in Ohio on his home turf Thursday as five teams — the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat, the Knicks, the Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers — travel there in an attempt to woo James away from the Cleveland Cavaliers, an executive of one of the teams in the hunt said Saturday.

But the meetings might not be much more than a formality. The executive, who did not want to be identified discussing a player who is not yet a free agent, said he had gathered from discussions with his fellow N.B.A. executives that James was strongly leaning toward joining the Bulls in tandem with another free agent, Chris Bosh of the Toronto Raptors.

“I think it’s a done deal,” the executive said.

A done deal? That’s freakin’ awesome!

June 25, 2010

LeBron James and Chris Bosh coming to Chicago?

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 25, 2010 5:57 pm
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Adrian Wojnarowski @ Yahoo:

To listen to World Wide Wes, LeBron will never look back on Cleveland. “He’s up out of there,” is the way he tells it to people, but LeBron’s Akron crew has to tsk-tsk such public talk because they all live in Northeast Ohio, and maybe always will. “We’re going to Chicago,” William Wesley tells people, “and Chris Bosh is coming, too.”

Holy crap!

June 9, 2010

Blackhawks win Stanley Cup

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 9, 2010 10:07 pm

Kane’s OT goal:


Game highlights:

June 6, 2010

Lebron James to the Bulls? NBA sources say it’s a strong possibility

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ June 6, 2010 9:15 pm
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Fred Mitchell & David Kaplan:

Tom Thibodeau is represented by Leon Rose, who also is the agent for LeBron James. Could something be brewing to pair the two together in Chicago? Several NBA types we spoke to believe that is a strong possibility.

Meanwhile, William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley, James’ powerful confidante, tells his NBA friends that the free agent is leaning hard towards signing with the Bulls.

May 24, 2010

John Fogerty’s ‘Centerfield’ will enter baseball’s Hall of Fame

Filed under: MLB,Uncategorized — The Wizard @ May 24, 2010 9:59 pm
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John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” has logged more time in baseball stadiums than most Hall of Famers. Now, the classic song is about to get its due in Cooperstown.

The Baseball Hall of Fame said that “Centerfield” will be honored at this summer’s induction ceremonies, the first time a musician or a song has been celebrated as a part of the festivities.

“As a little boy I loved baseball. I dreamed about being a major league player. Of course it didn’t work out that way. But to be associated at all, in any way, is a wonderful honor,” he said.

Already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Fogerty will perform the song at the sport’s shrine on July 25.

Take it away John:


April 23, 2010


Filed under: Chicago White Sox,Uncategorized — The Wizard @ April 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Indy Music: thesixtyone.com

April 18, 2010

One-click bookmark to download Youtube videos [NEW METHOD] or audio-only

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ April 18, 2010 2:47 pm

1. Go to webtrickz and save the “PwnYouTube video” bookmark in your bookmark list or drag it to your bookmark bar or save the following code as a bookmark:


2. Now, when you are viewing the Youtube video you want to save, click on the bookmark and a bar with download links will appear on the top of the Youtube page:

Download YouTube videos easily using bookmarklets

3. To download only the audio use dirpy. Dirpy can downlawd the video too if you want.

March 29, 2010

Mos Def – Quiet Dog (Bite Hard)

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ March 29, 2010 8:31 pm


lyrics inside


March 19, 2010

Smells Like Mascot: Double Vision

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ March 19, 2010 2:37 am
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Not Sox related but a classic:


March 17, 2010

One-click Bookmark to download Youtube videos [UPDATED]

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ March 17, 2010 10:48 pm

Save the following code


as a bookmark (or go here and save the “PwnYouTube video” bookmark in your bookmark list or drag it to your bookmark bar). Now, when you are viewing the Youtube video you want to save, click on the bookmark and a bar with download links will appear on top of Youtube:

Download YouTube videos easily using bookmarklets

March 8, 2010

Cartoon of the day

Filed under: MLB,Uncategorized — The Wizard @ March 8, 2010 11:09 am

February 27, 2010

Stormin’ Norman

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Wizard @ February 27, 2010 12:52 pm
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Ben Joravsky @ Chicago Reader (7/28/94) (h/t Deadspin):

… So back he came on November 9, 1971, for Jim Fox, another backup center, and with him was created one of the greatest teams that never won a championship: Bob Love and Chet Walker at forwards; bruisers rotating at center; and a backcourt of Jerry Sloan and Van Lier. Their game was defense, relentless defense. They picked, pushed, pulled, and pounded the other team into dumb mistakes. They were the New York Knicks of their day.

Now, I must admit I’m not unbiased in this account. When Van Lier joined the team I was an awkward adolescent at Evanston Township High School, and Bulls basketball was my escape. Van Lier was my favorite. I wrote about him in my diary. I got a friend, Josh, to drive me to the Stadium on picture day and I waited in line for my chance to be photographed with Van Lier. I still have that photo–me looking over his shoulder as he autographs a Bulls team poster, which I hung on my bedroom wall.

To me nothing in sports was as exhilarating as Van Lier at work. He was courageous and smart, the leader on the floor. He employed a wicked hand check, more like a straight-arm, driving opponents back as they tried to advance. He’d flop wildly at the slightest contact, head and elbows banging on the floor, as though he were being fouled. He dived headfirst after loose balls, burned his skin on the stadium floor, banged his way through picks, elbowed the bigger guys out of the way, and fought like hell to get his share of rebounds.

It was a funky team and a wild time, so very 70s in taste and tone (Van Lier himself wore an Afro and a beard). They were coached by Dick Motta, an insanely competitive, strident, and sarcastic man who favored bright-colored jackets, sometimes canary yellow, and horrid plaid pants. The whole squad was nuts. The mascot, Benny the Bull, once got tossed from a game in Milwaukee for giving the finger to the ref. The ref deserved it; he missed the call.

Van Lier and Motta were always at each other’s throats–though it was nothing personal, they declared. “I got nothing against Dick–he’s a great coach,” says Van Lier. “He yelled at me because he knew I could take it. And sometimes I yelled back. A lot of it was about my demand that Motta respect me and my other teammates–respect us as men.” …

That’s a terrific article. Go read the entire thing. RIP Norm.

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