Video Games & Drugs: Tom Bissell was an acclaimed, prize-winning author. Then, he got hooked on video games. The next time you see a friend binging on Grand Theft Auto, tell them Bissell’s story. “Soon I was sleeping in my clothes. Soon my hair was stiff and fragrantly unclean. Soon I was doing lines before my Estonian class, staying up for days, curating prodigious nose bleeds and spontaneously vomiting from exhaustion … Soon I was walking into the night, handing hundreds of dollars in cash to a Russian man whose name I did not even know, waiting in alleys for him to come back – which he always did, though I never fully expected him to – and retreating home, to my Xbox, to GTA IV, to the electrifying solitude of my mind at play in an anarchic digital world.” [Guardian]
Yesterday, we ran a blind CFB playoff poll of the potential resumes for teams that ultimately can finish with one loss. Now, right (…)
No podcast this week.
Baylor hoping to get into the playoff with a 3rd string QB now.
Every list was once a group of things that refused to be ranked.
Hope he gets the help he needs.
In case you forgot, everyone hates the Clippers.