Author Archives: Jacob Greenberg

About Jacob Greenberg

Jacob is a behaviorist by day, blogger by night, and founded the Diss. Follow him on Twitter @jacobjbg

The Last Day of the Rest of Your Life

Over the last few weeks, this picture, and others like it, have become strangely unnerving. Perhaps I’m the only one who feels it, but it’s there, tugging on my pants, whining like a hungry puppy. One doesn’t really need a … Continue reading

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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Sunday, February 1st, 2014.

Been awhile since I’ve done one of these. Hope you enjoyed the big game. Signing Pau Gasol Was a Mistake Kevin Ferrigan Blog-a-Bull I have always been an interested observer of the Chicago Bulls, and this season has frankly been … Continue reading

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Everyday is Perfect, Everything is Wrong.

It’s January in the Bay Area, and every day is perfect; nearly an exact replica of the day that immediately preceded it.┬áThe month doesn’t matter. The day is irrelevant, since the proceedings are roughly uniform across the spectrum. The muffled … Continue reading

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Conflict, Contrition, Correction.

In 2009, during All-Star weekend, the Phoenix Suns fired their head coach Terry Porter, who at that point had been commanding the helm of a ship that had been sinking for 51 games. Though the termination was handed down — … Continue reading

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On Ghosting Greatness.

There is no set protocol for celebrating aging — or more appropriately, having aged — in the NBA. If anything, there’s a standard set of practices for decrying the aging process; an intricate cocktail of denial, anger, grief and, hopefully, … Continue reading

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Discomforting Blackness.

In October 2001, roughly six weeks after the September 11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives, NBA players took the floor appearing in the same fashion they usually did — a uniform, nice sneakers, some flair — but with slight modifications … Continue reading

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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Friday, December 5th, 2014.

No, I haven’t quit writing. I’ve just been reading more. Or something. Tidbits Jonathan Weiler theespnwatch This is not a hat-tip to this particular post, but rather for the site as a whole. As Robert Lipsyte has moved further away … Continue reading

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