In news this site has ignored for far too long, injured Knicks guard Iman Shumpert has incredible hair. You may have spotted him on the Knicks’ bench this season wearing a suit and a high-top fade. I can’t find a great picture of him on the sideline, but this self-portrait from Shumpert’s Instagram will suffice. Apparently he was heading to an 80s party:
He’s also responsible for this music video, which features him using sneakers as a phone and a hat, wearing a backwards Carmelo Anthony jersey, and spending paper at the Muni-Meter:
Over at Hardball Talk, Craig Calcaterra passes along video of Ichiro pitching in an NPB All-Star Game in 1996. It’s incredibly impressive, but Ichiro’s got nothing on Tsuyoshi Shinjo.
This is apparently from a pre-game ceremony after Shinjo retired and not actual game action, though anyone who speaks Japanese is welcome to chime in with more details. Most importantly, Shinjo’s uniform number is just a picture of his face. Also, he’s wearing an amazing glove:
TIP: If you’re ever bored at work and there’s not enough on TedQuarters to satisfy you, check out some of the commercials Shinjo has starred in. Actually, just subscribe to YouTube’s Tsuyoshi Shinjo channel. CAMEO APPEARANCE: Benny Agbayani.
I don’t know how I’ve missed this until now, but Dave Chappelle’s For What It’s Worth is on YouTube in its entirety. I guarantee it’s a better way to spend an hour than tracking he-said they-said we-said nonsense in the David Wright negotiations. Language very NSFW:
And we have a commercial for the Yankees’ signature cologne. Via Big League Stew:
Fact: Fragrance companies have never even considered using color film in a commercial. They’ll laugh you right out of the room for that. So bourgeois!
Also: I can’t be the only one who expected the Breeders’ “Cannonball” to kick in at the end there, right?
Phil Coke is funny. Via Dustin Parkes:
Check this out: There’s a railroad overpass in Durham, N.C. that’s just a couple of inches too short for many trucks to clear. The city installed a bunch of signs and flashing lights to warn drivers of the low clearance, but still about one truck a month gets the top of its trailer sliced off by the bridge. Obviously it’s awful for the truck drivers, even if they should have been paying closer attention.
A local filmmaker named Jürgen Henn has spent the last five years documenting the crashes and posting them to his YouTube channel. Now, someone set them to the Rocky theme, and it’s spectacular.