Friday, August 11
Friday Not-So-Random Ten, Surface of the Sun Edition.
If I seem like I've been in a little bit of a pissy mood lately, it's because -- in what is evidently becoming an annual event in my household -- my air-conditioning window unit gave out at some point in the middle of the day Tuesday. So in the middle of the summer in Birmingham, Alabama -- one of the hottest summers on record, no less, in which the heat index has been well into the triple digits all week -- I get to sit around in a sweat lodge waiting to see if a repairman is ever going to grace me with his presence. For that reason, this week's Friday Random Ten is dedicated to the sensation of sitting in a third-floor apartment full of 100-degree stagnant air, marinating in one's own sweat.
1. Bananarama, "Cruel Summer"
2. Cex, "It's Not Working"
3. DT8 Project, "The Sun Is Shining (Down On Me)"
4. Jamiroquai, "Canned Heat"
5. Pet Shop Boys, "What Have I Done to Deserve This?"
6. C+C Music Factory, "Gonna Make You Sweat"
7. Fugazi, "Burning"
8. Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire"
9. Modern English, "Melt With You"
10. Chemical Brothers, "Leave Home"
And a bonus 11th:
11. Dead Kennedys, "Let's Lynch the Landlord"
Still, there are some reasons to smile, including DeepSouthSports' rundown of the hottest SEC coaching wives (and yes, I'm almost positive Katharyn Richt drives either a Yukon XL or a Suburban) and What's the Good Word's version of a Chan Gailey appearance on "Inside the Actor's Studio" that should make Tech fans happy. In the process, WTGW's Dan manages to coin an exciting new term, "taint-worshipping ass snackery of the highest magnitude," which can be defined as "the only level of fawning adulation directed toward one's coach and/or program that most college football fans will be satisfied with."
Your own Random Tens and/or offers to donate new air-conditioner units in the comments.