• Cricket in Brooklyn

    From Guernica: 

    On summer Sundays a group of men descend onto the green fields of Jamaica Bay’s Gateway Park in Brooklyn. Dressed in white from head to toe—trousers, sleeved shirts, and wide-brimmed hats—the scene almost resembles a religious ritual. But the men have gathered to play cricket, a bat and ball game that first originated in sixteenth-century England, and was later transmitted to the West Indies, Australia, and India through the country’s imperial pursuits—and that’s been continuously practiced about the globe ever since, taking on increased significance in the forging of post-colonial nationhood and identity. In the newly released A Gentleman’s War—a transmedia documentary that includes interviews with scholars of the sport, photographs of fans and players, as well as documentary shorts—filmmaker Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich follows one contemporary cricket team for a single season, staging a compelling story of black diaspora, belonging, and beauty.

    When I lived in Brooklyn, I used to enjoy watching West Indian & South Asian immigrants playing cricket in Prospect Park (I never got out to Jamaica Bay). Before that, I’d watch the matches in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Even here in Greensboro, there’s a group of South Asian immigrants who play at a local high school’s baseball field. I must see this movie. 

  • Planning a camping & fishing trip for this weekend. I mostly catch & release, but sometimes I enjoy cooking & eating a fresh trout.
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    Planning a camping & fishing trip for this weekend. I mostly catch & release, but sometimes I enjoy cooking & eating a fresh trout.

  • klappersacks:

1951-(via File Photo) on Flickr.

I’d like to dress up my son like this as a prank.
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    klappersacks:

    1951-(via File Photo) on Flickr.

    I’d like to dress up my son like this as a prank.

  • dearfox:

bill connors

Maybe
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    dearfox:

    bill connors

    Maybe

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  • klappersacks:

Match Box Label by gr8plunder on Flickr.
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  • And if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Paul, you ain’t gonna have any friends, none at all.
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    And if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Paul, you ain’t gonna have any friends, none at all.

    (Source: octo-foucault, via hoomie)

  • No-Confidence

    classwaru:

    John Sexton is at least 75% of the reason I’m embarrassed to be an NYU alumnus.

  • rosswolfe:

Le Corbusier (via http://thecharnelhouse.org/2013/07/24/medina-wolfe-moma-le-corbusier/)
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  • outofcontextdnd:

    "No you can’t name your weapon shop ‘Bloodbath and Beyond’."

    (via huggingrobot)