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Rocco

I am Rocco. I am living a Life of Leisure. I am a fun enthusiast. I enjoy declarative sentences.

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Earth & Space Porn

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Here we have a stunningly beautiful video from the good folks over at io9.com.  Our planet is nifty.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

Alcohol: It’s a good thing!

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It seems science, not unlike my Aunt Michelle, has some good things to say about alcohol.

 

Alcohol diminishes our ability to hold on to pieces of information like your colleague’s name, or the definition of a word, or where you parked your car this morning. But our subconscious is learning and remembering too, and alcohol may actually increase our capacity to learn, or ‘conditionability,’ at that level.

-Neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa

 

Good read. Interesting breakdown of how alcohol interacts with the various bits of our brain.

RDsLoL III: Didn’t Expect That (1.3)

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The third episode of my Life of Leisure includes many things:

Firstly, my life of leisure is now available on iTunes. Subscribe here.

‘Stuff I’m Reading’: With the weather turning warmer, a listener tweets into the show with a question about making the transition from sweatclothing to shorts. I answer this question.

‘Stuff I’m Watching’: RDsLOL mythic figure / Longtime House Hunters and House Hunters International host Suanne Whang is interviewed. She’s one part filthy and four parts funny. Didn’t expect that. This is the bleeped version of the interview, but be warned of occasional suggestive themes. And please visit Suzanne’s site, www.SuzanneWhang.com, to help Suzanne in her battle against cancer.

‘Stuff I’m Playing’: In a callback from Erik Malinowski’s appearance in episode 1, ‘Digital Dave’ (from my Tuesday hoops game) is interviewed about his awkward mastery of the straight-on bank shot. Also: his secret alter ego is potentially revealed.

I also debut ‘This Week in Freudian Slips’. Additional thanks to Mikey and Buzzsaw.

Clean Version:

 
Explicit Version:

 

Listener emails are part of my Life of Leisure. Some will be read on the show. Email the show at RoccosLifeOfLeisure@gmail.com.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RoccoDeMaro

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rocco.demaro

And again–please visit www.SuzanneWhang.com to help the ever-so-talented Suzanne in her battle against cancer.

RDsLoL, The Sequel (1.2)

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The second episode of my Life of Leisure includes many things:

Firstly, my life of leisure is now available on iTunes.  Subscribe here.

‘Stuff I’m Reading’:  Elite-level baseball blogger Craig Calcaterra of HardballTalk.com joins me to discuss issues pertaining to Major League Baseball’s opening weekend.  Star Trek: The Next Generation and Bourbon are discussed at length.

‘Stuff I’m Watching’:  Something called ‘belly bulge’ forced it’s way into my life of leisure this week.  I was ambushed.

‘Stuff I’m Playing’:  Keeping with the baseball theme on MLB’s opening weekend, my friend Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus drops by to help out with my fantasy baseball team, ostensibly.

There’s also a bucket truck update in this week’s episode, along with some love for my radio audience.

Listener emails are part of my Life of Leisure.  Some will be read on the show.  Email the show at RoccosLifeOfLeisure@gmail.com.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RoccoDeMaro

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rocco.demaro

 

Episode IV: A New Hope (1.1)

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The debut of my Life of Leisure includes many things:

Firstly, my life of leisure is now available on iTunes.  Subscribe here.

‘Stuff I’m Reading’: Wired.com’s sports editor, Erik Malinowski drops in.  We discuss a recent study showing bank shots as more successful, statistically, than swishes; a new ‘athletes as stocks’ website that deals in real cash; the boxscore from ‘Space Jam’ via some Harvard guys and that crazy, world record-holding bellyflopping man.

‘Stuff I’m Watching’:  (embarrassingly enough) House Hunters Burn/Praise of the Week.

‘Stuff I’m Playing’:  A review of the inexpensive videogame, ‘Deathspank’.  An ideal bit of entertainment for those living a Life of Leisure?  Or a waste of 12 dollars?

Listener emails are part of my Life of Leisure.  Some will be read on the show.

Email the show at RoccosLifeOfLeisure@gmail.com.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RoccoDeMaro

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rocco.demaro

 

Winklevie? Winklevi?

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The (seemingly) final chapter to the Zuckerberg v. Winklevie drama played out recently.  If you were as entertained by ‘The Social Network’ as I, this link could be of interest.

 

“The Winklevosses are not the first parties bested by a competitor who then seek to gain through litigation what they were unable to achieve in the marketplace,”

– Chief Judge Alex Kozinski

 

“I’m 6’5″, 220 and there are two of me.”  Arguably the greatest line in a movie filled with them.

New Dinosaur Alert!

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It’s not everyday we humans discover a new Dinosaur.  So join me in celebrating the unveiling of ‘Daemonosaurus chauliodus’…

 

which means something along the lines of  “buck-toothed evil lizard,”

 

…to our collective understanding.

Dinosaurs +5.

 

 

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