Greetings! I hope you made it through the first weekend of March Madness with your sanity (and by some divine Providence your final four bracket) intact. I’ve been fielding a visit from my brother-in-law and his family and keeping everyone entertained has robbed me of significant sleep, so while this week’s playlist was originally intended for hangover relief, I’ll probably be using it to tuck myself in for a nap later on during the day. Aside from NCAA tournament, a major news event that actually has some relationship to our little corner of the internet here occurred on Friday as a jury ruled against Gawker Media and handed over a $115 million verdict to Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan. This is relevant to Door Flies Open (and of course most of you already know this) in that we were originally founded by a set of commenters from Kissing Suzy Kolber. KSK was originally founded by a set of commenters from Deadspin. Deadspin is owned by Gawker Media. So Hulk Hogan suing the pants off Gawker is kind of like having someone sue the pants off your great-great-grandfather, except he was kind of a dick, and you don’t really care that you’ll never inherit those pants because you really do not care for wearing pants in the first place.
To reiterate from last week’s Request Line: if you’re in the Los Angeles area, please feel invited to join us in Atwater Village for our first-ever Pub Crawl. Enjoy the tunes, and have a great week!