If college basketball players were paid …

… Montrezl Harrell of the Lousiville Cardinals would be a multimillionaire (via NerdWallet):


It’s striking what he’d make, but the revenue figure for Louisville basketball is up in the stratosphere. Let’s watch Montrezl in action:

Definitely a first-round draft pick.

Otto Porter is in the zone

He’s just not in the same zone as the rest of the game. This happened in the last minutes of the Washington Wizards loss to the Chicago Bulls this week.

But, as bad as that was, you see the shot didn’t result in points, so the Bulls’ Tony Snell sucks for missing. And the brain freeze by Porter still comes in second to the Philadelphia 76ers total defensive breakdown earlier this season against the Portland Trail Blazers (If it’s not moving, click the image below).


Comparing nations’ capitals: Washington, D.C. vs. Amsterdam


Possession of marijuana has been legal in D.C. since last Thursday. Coffee shops have been selling pot in Amsterdam since the 1970s. But within the past couple of years, Dutch authorities have been working on laws to allow the sale of weed only to residents of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. And in D.C. sales aren’t legal at all.

So, overall, Amsterdam has D.C. beat in every regard. (I’m biased, because Amsterdam is my favorite city in the world.) Oh, the chart was put together by the Dutch Embassy.

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What time is it?


According to Google software engineer Stefano Maggiolo, the actual time based on the position of the Sun is usually nowhere near the actual time based on the edict of a government. Which makes sense. For example, China’s about 3,000 miles wide, but only has one time zone. Sun can’t be over the entire country in the same place at the same time, can it?

(Click to enlarge, and this map is HUGE!!!)

Your Republican frontrunners for the presidential nomination


CPAC met a few miles south of me this past week, and the conservatives decided who they preferred as their presidential candidate. Honestly, I see at most two viable candidates, and neither one is anywhere near the lead.

Cue the circus music:

Yes, I’m being too harsh:

Phil Robertson, the man infamous for his role on the A&E reality series “Duck Dynasty” and for his controversial comments on gay sex, gave a speech on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that was long, bizarre, and at times even a little incoherent.

As Robertson was introduced at CPAC, it was noted that he was the recipient of the 2015 Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award. He then used his First Amendment freedom to speak for nearly half an hour, touching on off-brand topics like sexually transmitted diseases, Nazis, communism, and Jesus.

Strike that, I’m not being harsh enough. The strange thing isn’t what he said. It’s that he got an award as a defender of free speech.