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Skirt Jam of the Week – Young the Giant – My Body

17 Feb

Mid-February is the toughest stretch to get through on our neverending path towards the summer ie NSD weather.  Just know you’ve made it this far, you can make it another month or two.  December is out the door, January is long gone, and February is basically over since we’re to President’s day weekend already.  As was evident by our twitter exploding last week, there have already been some cheapy half-NSD’s across DC and NYC with suprise 55 degree days.  Once we hit into March we’ll be sure to get a few more previews before the big show.  In the meantime, bands like Young the Giant help get us through this last tough stretch.   Continue reading

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The Girls of ESPN

17 May

Growing up, there was only one kind of reporter on ESPN: the loud and witty male personality (see Chris Berman, Keith Olbermann, Rich Eisen, Stuart Scott).  Sure, some women have always had roles on ESPN, but they were strictly regulated to women’s sports and at the most, WAC college football games.  Since its launch in 1972, ESPN has grown from a tiny cable network into the worldwide leader for sports broadcasting.  One channel has given way to ESPN2, ESPNClassic, ESPNews, ESPNU, ESPN 360, ESPNtheOcho, and I’m sure many others I don’t even know exist.  From one studio in Bristol, Connecticut, the network now broadcasts from LA, Miami, New York, and Charlotte.  But the biggest change in ESPN?  The women.  A few years back WNBA announcers gave way to the best invention since that flavored popcorn powder they get you at the movie theater: the sideline reporter.  Stuck watching a Redskins-Bengals Monday Night Football game with the score 3-0 in the 3rd quarter, quick let’s cut to….Erin Andrews on the sideline!  What a breath of fresh air.  And now it’s not just sideline reporters. Women host SportsCenter, report on the NFL labor negotiations, and host their own shows.  While I am with the rest of the American male population there’s nothing worse than hearing Pam Ward commentating a game, I fully support these hot and smart women infiltrating ESPN’s male dominated culture.  As next week marks the release of Those Guys Have All the Fun, the behind-the-scenes, tell-all novel of the sports network’s humble beginnings all the way to the behomoth it is today, we here at NSD thought it was the perfect time to look at all the of the women working for ESPN today.

We’ll start with Erin Andrews, easily the hottest woman sports reporter of all time. Continue reading

The Cut O’ Beef Index: Part V

13 May

Like Michael Jordan with the Wizards and Brett Favre six times, many people that left at the peak of their powers feel the urge to come back to prove they’ve still got it.  Maybe it’s the tedium of sitting on the same island and the same yachts every day, or maybe it’s the frustration in seeing young guns taking what used to be yours.  We here at NSD can’t get in the minds of the greats, but lucky for us, the pre-eminent guest writer of NSD, MemoFromTurner, felt the itch both creatively and physically (Quote: “I thought Lifestyles were the best out there!) and is back with two more Cuts O’ Beef, this time touching on the superficially classy and hipsters.  Enjoy.

Cut O’Beef: Beef Tartare
Celebrity Example: Ashley “Client 9” Dupre
Theme Song: “Tangerine” by Big Boi feat. T.I.


Our next Cut O’ Beef is the Beef Tartare.  Beef Tartare is superficially a classy, pricey Cut—found almost exclusively at swanky restaurants as a heavily garnished appetizer.  Cut through all the fanfare, however, and you’re still left with a piece of raw Beef, albeit one of generally high quality.  Beef Tartares may come dressed to the nines, well made-up and heavily perfumed but deep down they are just selling pure, raw sex appeal.  Beef Tartares can be found in 4-star hotel lobby bars in revealing cocktail dresses, sipping vodka sodas and eyeing down every investment banker that comes through the door.  A Beef Tartare is totally unafraid of maintaining eye contact, giving the undeniable impression that she knows that you know that she knows that you are giving her looks from across the bar (and she loves it).  Ever notice how most Cuts get self-conscious when trying out a tight, short skirt on NSD, constantly fidgeting and smoothing down the material because they are worried about showing too much? Beef Tartares don’t have that problem.    Continue reading