Haruki Murakami – 1Q84

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NY Times’ article on @haruki_murakami’s latest book…you may already know Kafka on the Shore, about a schoolboy who runs away from Tokyo. if you like your books imaginative, pop-culture based, and tinged with Japanese culture, this is the book for you.

Boxing Analyst Teddy Atlas Weighs In on the Mayweather/Ortiz Fight

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Via badlefthook.com, boxing analyst Teddy Atlas weighs in on the Mayweather/Ortiz fight. If you missed it, Victor Ortiz attempted to headbutt Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the 4th round of their September 17th fight. This prompted intervention by the referee, after which Ortiz hugged Mayweather as an apology.

Mmmediately following their making-up, Pretty Boy Floyd countered with a controversial 1-2 punch that sent Ortiz to the tarp, and ended the fight. Because Ortiz still had his guard down at the time, and the ref also seemed unprepared, many people consider the punch a cheapshot. In this clip, former Mike Tyson trainer Teddy Atlas comments on the legitimacy of Mayweather’s punch.

Check out a clip of the punch here.

Odd Future Member Lionel Boyce’ Hilarious Post on Surfing, Surf Ninjas

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in the famous words of Ton Loc in the 1993 movie Surf Ninjas, “brothas don’t surf.” fortunately things have changed a lot since then.

this humorous article has LA Weekly (dope site, check it out) catching up with Odd Future member Lionel Boyce, as he discusses how he got into surfing. he also references many nostalgic pieces of 90s pop-culture: the Nickelodeon TV Show Rocket Power, being put on “punishment,” and most importantly, the song Return of the Mack, by 1-hit wonder Mark Morrison.

With the Odd Future movement being such a prominent force of skateboarders, profanity-spewers, and virtual spokespeople for not-give-a-fuck California Cool it has at times been unclear just what it entails in addition to music. But in this article it is made clear that the talented Lionel (twitter.com/themustacheman) will henceforth be writing a weekly column for LA Weekly. peep the article here.

For music fans with a sense of humor.