The kind of storytelling that Simon champions is stubborn, earnest, wise, and informed, but most of all, it’s idealistic, in the most basic way. This attitude embodies one of the foundational presumptions of democracy: that all people are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. Call it corny or unrealistic or whatever you like: It’s as necessary for the survival of the United States as clean air and water and decent places in which to live. We aren’t supposed to care about other people because they look or talk like us or share our values, Simon’s work tells us. We’re supposed to care because they’re people, and life is short, and we’re all in it together.

“The nagging little voice in the back of the viewer’s head that says, Why are they spending so much time on these supporting characters who have nothing to do with the council? is the same voice that says, in reaction to a current news story, What does the misfortune of strangers have to do with me? You have to make a decision to care equally about every character in Show Me a Hero. That is a tiny decision, granted — this is just a television show, after all — but the mini-series deserves praise for insisting, maybe demanding, that viewers make it, because that request comes from the same impulse that moved a federal judge to order the construction of affordable housing in Yonkers.” –Vulture’s Matt Zoller Seitz on David Simon & Show Me A Hero in “The Radical Humanism of David Simon” (x)

Ich bin der Premier League Scout

Als Bursche mit den roten Backen
Konnt’ er so manche Abwehr knacken
Seit neustem denkt er um so mehr
Ans himmelblaue Manchester
Schwupp! Traf Wolfsburgs Kevin de Bruyne
Jüngst mit dem Fußball keine Scheune


Ich bin der Premier League Scout
Ich bin der, der euch zuschaut
Euch mit Pfundbündeln beschmeißt
Bis eure Formkurve reißt
Checke rasch die Scorerliste
Wer abgeworben werden müsste

Der Thomas Müller hat ‘nen Lauf?
Im Pack mit Lewa? Kauf ich auf!
Aubameyang, Ginczek und Reus
Ich umgehend zur Insel schleus’
Heller aus Darmstadt, wo liegt das?
Nehm’ gleich den Klub, so rein zum Spaß

Für Dortmunds Mkhitaryan
Muss eine Namensänd'rung ran
(Weil den kein Scheich aussprechen kann)
Zwei Treffer hat noch beigesteuert
Kölns Zoller - Klar, wird angeheuert!
Das war’s, bin weg, auf Wiederschauen
Der Fußballfan sieht es mit Grauen

The things it says about fandom that there are more fics pairing Shosanna of Inglourious Basterds with Zoller (Nazi she canonically despises) than with Marcel (Black man she canonically loves)….

The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz
This New York Times bestselling overview of Wes Anderson’s filmography features previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos, artwork, and ephemera, with an introduction by Michael Chabon.
Writer/director Wes Anderson guides movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz through Anderson’s life and career in a hardcover book-length conversation, woven together with original illustrations and production images from Bottle RocketRushmoreThe Royal Tenen …
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Soccer-Bundesliga top scorers

Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Saturday
5 Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich)
2 Anthony Modeste (Cologne)
Simon Zoller (Cologne)
Yoshinori Muto (Mainz)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund)
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
Luc Castaignos (Eintracht Frankfurt)
Marcel Heller (SV Darmstadt 98)
Daniel Didavi (VfB Stuttgart)
Daniel Ginczek (VfB Stuttgart)
Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg)

3Novices:Want to start a successful company? Read these five books first.

3Novices:Want to start a successful company? Read these five books first.

There’s an old saying in the rare coin business. That is: “buy the book before you buy the coin.” The same thing, I would say, goes for folks who want to start their own businesses. But where do you start? I asked Ted D. Zoller, the director for entrepreneurial studies at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Here’s what he tells his students read: 
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