I Was There: A Taping of “Last Week Tonight”

The email came while I was nearing the end of my weekly trip to the supermarket, standing in the organic dairy section deciding what kind of yogurt to buy the kid: If you are in NYC TODAY or can be, we had some seats become available to Last Week Tonight with John Oliver for Today/Sunday’sContinue reading “I Was There: A Taping of “Last Week Tonight””

I Was There: A (Roots) Picnic with the Wu-Tang Clan

images via Roots Picnic Twitter account The Wu-Tang Clan backed by The Legendary Roots Crew?! I was not going to miss it.

I Was There: Seeing LeBron Play in High School

I haven’t been to very many historical sporting events. No World Cup. No Super Bowl. No championship-clinching win. I was there for the final Philadelphia Eagles win at Veterans Stadium in 2002, went to a few NLDS and NLCS games in 2008 as the Phillies rolled towards a title, and attended a few NBA PlayoffContinue reading “I Was There: Seeing LeBron Play in High School”

I Was There: Michael Jordan’s Final Game

Last week, I read (with escalating anger) the story of the Kobe Bryant fan who had the foresight to purchase tickets to what will almost certainly be Kobe’s final NBA game, only to later be screwed by StubHub’s greed. (StubHub has since apologized and promised to make things right, but only because of the outcryContinue reading “I Was There: Michael Jordan’s Final Game”

I Was There: Drinking Wu-Tang Beer with Inspectah Deck

The Wu-Tang Clan has been referred to as hip-hop’s answer to The Rolling Stones. From their classic output to their logo to their lasting impact to their longevity to their popular live shows to the lukewarm response to their later albums, they are rap’s version of older rockers.