An internet sleuth used the lyrics of Ice Cube’s It Was a Good Day to figure out when his exceptional day occurred.
CLUE 3: “The Lakers beat the Super Sonics”
Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the Super Sonics…
Update: Someone fact-checked the original calculation and found it wanting. (thx, trevor)
Before Ice Cube became a rapper, he studied architectural drafting at the Phoenix Institute of Technology, so he has some interesting things to say in this short appreciation of Charles and Ray Eames.
They was doing mashups before mashups even existed. It’s not about the pieces, it’s how the pieces work together. You know, taking something that already exist and making it something special. You know, kinda like sampling.
Update: The NY Times has an interview with Ice Cube about the video.
Q: How are your drafting skills these days?
A: You don’t want to live in nothing I draw. I got a certificate. For a year. In ‘88. I don’t think I picked up a T-square since.
Many of the fancy-dan cocktail bars serve their drinks with huge ice cubes so that even slow sippers don’t have to deal with over-watery cocktails (less surface area = slower melting). If you want to do the same thing at home, get yourself the impressively named Tovolo King Cube tray; it’ll churn out an infinite number of 2-inch cubes for about $8. (via american drink)
Speaking of ice cubes: