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

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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Birth of the Cool.

Recently, I started telling people that Salt Lake City had made its way on my radar as a place I’d consider moving when I’m done kicking rocks in my home-’burb and I decide to live paycheck-to-paycheck in another western American … Continue reading

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Your Annotated Smartphone Bathroom Reader for Sunday, November 16th, 2014.

First reader of the season. Lots of good stuff to dig into. The Woman Who Will Change Sports Pablo S. Torre ESPN Michele Roberts, the new executive director of the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA), made the media rounds last … Continue reading

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A Land Soaked in Blood

In the imagination of a person based on the West coast, the East is just a jumble of cities that you read about in your high school textbook; names you faintly remember from your Civil War unit, or that you … Continue reading

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My Predictions.

I predict that, beginning this evening, once I drop my backpack on my desk chair, and heave a heavy sigh to an empty, chilly apartment, my life will be based around a ratty second hand couch that I got for … Continue reading

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A Sinister Selfie: the San Antonio Spurs and their Character Issues.

Thanks to Spurs guard Danny Green, a new word entered our lexicon this week: the holocaust selfie. Green, who was visiting the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Information Center in Berlin, where the Spurs played a preseason game, … Continue reading

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