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A View from the Back Bay

My name is Skip Pile, living in Boston and Nantucket Island and generally watching closely from a distance.

Celtics guard Ray Allen set the NBA record for career 3-pointers when he drilled a shot with 1:48 left in the first period of Thursday’s Celtics-Lakers game. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

With a 3-pointer at the 1:48 mark of the first quarter of tonight’s game against the Lakers, Ray Allen broke Reggie Miller’s all-time NBA record for career threes with 2,561. Allen broke the record in 309 fewer games played than Miller. Allen has a career 3-point percentage of .398 to Miller’s .395.

After the three, Allen ran over to Miller, who is broadcasting the game for TNT. The two hugged. Allen also got an embrace from Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. At the end of the quarter, the Celtics announced Allen as the NBA’s new 3-point king on the PA. To a standing ovation, Allen ran over and hugged Miller again before hugging his mother. He then ran over to his wife and children and embraced them. Just a great moment.


"I always find it more difficult to say the things I mean than the things I don’t."
- W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil 

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"So just to sum things up, Sarah Palin says I’m not a real American because I live in New York. New Yorkers say I’m not a real New Yorker because I live in Brooklyn, and Brooklynites say I’m not from real Brooklyn because I live in Williamsburg."
- Kate after a meeting someone from “real Brooklyn” (via pile)
I’m considering adopting the Jeff Bridges persona in my twilight years.  Why not?

I’m considering adopting the Jeff Bridges persona in my twilight years.  Why not?

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Canon and Vimeo hosted the largest collaborative, user-generated film effort in history

The Story Beyond The Still HD video contest launched the Canon 7D, offering aspiring filmmakers an affordable high-end DSLR, with the ability to shoot big screen quality films. Hosted on Vimeo, it quickly became the largest collaborative, user-generated film effort in history. The final collective film premiered at Sundance and now you have the chance to see how it all ended. Check it out!


Crimes against the soul.
A Polaroid photograph of the late Dennis Hopper, taken by fellow actor Jason Lee, was stolen from a small Los Angeles art gallery on Friday, and a reward of $25,000 is being offered by Lee to anyone who can bring it back. News of the theft was posted on the gallery’s website over the weekend.
The gallery said the theft took place “after the crowds had left and we were cleaning up … someone stole a piece off the wall and bolted out the front door.”
“The thief can come forward anonymously and charges won’t be pressed against him,” the gallery said on its website. People with information are asked to call (323) 747-5301 or e-mail this@thislosangeles.com.
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Crimes against the soul.

A Polaroid photograph of the late Dennis Hopper, taken by fellow actor Jason Lee, was stolen from a small Los Angeles art gallery on Friday, and a reward of $25,000 is being offered by Lee to anyone who can bring it back. News of the theft was posted on the gallery’s website over the weekend.

The gallery said the theft took place “after the crowds had left and we were cleaning up … someone stole a piece off the wall and bolted out the front door.”

“The thief can come forward anonymously and charges won’t be pressed against him,” the gallery said on its website. People with information are asked to call (323) 747-5301 or e-mail this@thislosangeles.com.

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Brilliant in its simplicity.

Why We Must Protect the Global Fund

mpile:

Listen to this man. 

Also, I hate stats but that’s a good one: 11 years ago there were 40,000 people in Africa on ARVS (the drugs that keep you alive with HIV). Now there are 6.5 million— largely because of the Global Fund. 

So, stop hating on them. 

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Morgan (guess who) with Brooke Wurst (guess who) receiving a big check for TRIAD from the BU Bulldog (guess who) at halftime on center court.
mpile:

totally normal

Morgan (guess who) with Brooke Wurst (guess who) receiving a big check for TRIAD from the BU Bulldog (guess who) at halftime on center court.

mpile:

totally normal

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blakewhitman:

New Vimeo Plus ad in MovieMaker magazine for Sundance!

blakewhitman:

New Vimeo Plus ad in MovieMaker magazine for Sundance!

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