Archives: 2012 February

Archive for February, 2012

Once Every Four Years

“The Leap Day. All because Earth takes 365 1/4 days to orbit the Sun, and we ignore the fractions ’til they add up to 1.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

We’ve never had a February 29th before on the Goods, so we questioned how to mark the occasion. We certainly could have highlighted the bygone tradition of women proposing to men exclusively on leap days, but the Post took care of that. We could have talked about other things that happen every fourth year, but most of them seemed like pretty well-charted territory. So, what to do?

How about this? How about reminding everyone out there to take a minute to appreciate everything that’s working out. Ask yourself where you were four years ago. Where are you now? Maybe the place is better, maybe it’s worse. Either way, we’re betting there have been a lot of people that have meant a thing or two to you along the way. Maybe mark your Leap Day by letting them know. As Mr. West put it, “If you admire somebody, you should go’on ahead tell ’em. People never get the flowers while they can still smell ’em.” Happy Leap Day.

My Friend Jason. from Shot at The Dark on Vimeo.

What Is Love? (Baby Don’t Hurt Me.) (Don’t Hurt Me.) (No More.)

Goodosphere is an institution just like any other in that we have to follow rules and regulations. Thankfully, there’s only one guiding principle: Keep it short and sweet. But why have rules if not to break them? And what better reason to break a rule than in the name of love… Or the lack thereof?

Two weeks have gone by since we were all told to celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, are all those of you in a relationship still feeling the love? The romance? The swoons? The pheromones? If so, count yourself lucky. If not, fear not! That’s normal. Potential reasons? There are many, including the fact that your love-related dopamine releases are programmed to taper off, you have evolved over millennia to mate and move on, and, well, love is an erratic knave that no one really understands.

All these and more of the intricacies of our old friend L-O-V-E are discussed in great detail by public radio’s Robert Pollie in a rather brilliant episode of his 7th Avenue Project. Like all of us, Pollie comes to the conclusion that in love it’s best to not ask too many questions. But it’s about the journey, not the destination. So spend some time with this not-terribly short, but oh so sweet piece of production.

Goodosphere Shares A Prank: The Dictator Steals The Red Carpet Show

Last night’s Oscars weren’t very funny, but The Dictator made what may be the most memorable (read: hilarious) entrance of all time. Sorry, Seacrest.

Fitta Happier Friday

At the mostly vacant intersection of Radiohead, marching bands, hip-hop and other UK-head Portishead is this marvelous piece of music that stands to help you head into the weekend with style. Turn it up and engage.

Marching band bonus:

Add Milkshakes For Ultimate Realization Of Joy

Double Down: Omar Will Kill You If You Don’t Support Gay Marriage

Also, don’t dare mess with the man’s Honey Nut:

A Good Day To Indulge

Goodosphere Sings A Song For America

Happy Birthday, George! In your honor, we present the sexiest rendering of our national anthem in its still relatively young history. A lot of love has been rightly shown to another famous Star Spangled Banner recently, but — for our money — nothing beats what Marvin belted out at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game in Inglewood, California. God damn, America.

The Darkest Dance

Thanks, Babs.

Mr. Happy Man

Somewhere in Bermuda, there’s a happy man with a sunny disposition sharing love with the world right now. His quest? To remind folks that, “It’s always sweet to be alive.” Bermuda certainly is another world, but we like to think Mr. Happy Man’s act isn’t the product of a carefree lifestyle on a sunny subtropical utopia. We like to think it possible to share his joie de vivre just about anywhere!

Mr. Happy Man from Matt Morris Films on Vimeo.

Thanks, Mwende!