Kevin Garnett: “Some Things are Forever, Man”

In honor of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett’s return to Boston today, I threw up a few of my favorite links here:

Red’s Army had a nice photo collage of Garnett and Pierce:

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Great piece on Kevin Garnett from the Times.

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Kevin Garnett’s Career Highlights as a Celtic:

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“It’s my preference, I will retire a Celtic and be buried in green and that’s where it stands.”

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Red’s Army has a great slide show of Pierce and Garnett here:

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Amos Barshad of Grantland had a funny, yet touching note to Pierce and Garnett here:

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Robert Mays of Grantland broke down the trade for both teams here:

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Kevin Garnett’s Top 10 Plays as a Celtic:

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Red’s Army did an excellent job compiling the links leading up to tonight’s game here:

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“Some things are forever, man.”

“I never thought of walking on the grass until I saw a sign saying ‘Keep off the grass.’” – Saul Alinsky

Turn off the news.

In 2009, the Nielsen Company reported that TV viewing in the United States is at an all-time high if one includes the following “three screens”: a television set, a laptop/personal computer, and a cell phone. American children average eight hours a day on TV, video games, movies, the Internet, cell phones, iPods, and other technologies (not including school-related use). Many progressives are concerned about the concentrated control of content by the corporate media, but the mere act of watching TV—regardless of the programming—is the primary pacifying agent (private-enterprise prisons have recognized that providing inmates with cable television can be a more economical method to keep them quiet and subdued than it would be to hire more guards).

Television is a dream come true for an authoritarian society: those with the most money own most of what people see; fear-based television programming makes people more afraid and distrustful of one another, which is good for the ruling elite who depend on a “divide and conquer” strategy; TV isolates people so they are not joining together to create resistance to authorities; and regardless of the programming, TV viewers’ brainwaves slow down, transforming them closer to a hypnotic state that makes it difficult to think critically

Source: 8 Reasons Young Americans Don’t Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance