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How I would have judged the 2011 NBA Dunk Contest February 21, 2011

Posted by pacejmiller in Basketball, NBA, Sport.
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Source: theprovince.com

By now everyone knows that Blake Griffin won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.  But did he deserve to win it over the likes of JaVale McGee, DeMar DeRozan and Serge Ibaka, each of whom threw down some excellent dunks of their own?

Here’s how I would have judged each dunk from the the dunk comp yesterday.

(to read on and see each dunk, click on ‘more…’)



Manga: the best medium for storytelling? January 18, 2009

Posted by pacejmiller in On Writing.
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I think so.  Potentially, anyway.

I’m not saying that reading manga is necessarily a more enjoyable experience than say, watching a movie or reading a novel.  But it can be.

astro-boyA lot of people still don’t get manga or why it is so popular.  But as a medium of visual expression, manga is right up there, because it possesses advantageous elements of both film and literature, without some of the limitations.  In my opinion, it can be just as visually thrilling as an action movie, and as emotionally powerful as reading a good book, if not more so.  Allow me to explain.


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