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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Allen Lim, Team Radioshack’s Scientific Experiment

July 19th, 2010 | 3 comments | Posted by Diana

Name: Allen Lim, PhD

Age: 37

Hails from: Boulder, CO (via Los Angeles)

Occupation: Sports Physiologist, Team Radioshack’s Director of Sports Science

Known for: Living science. Though his boss and opus, Lance Armstrong, has been dealt more crashes than a test dummy in this Tour De France and is no longer a contender for an 8th yellow jersey, Team Radioshack Sports Director Allen Lim and his funky, futuristic scientific approach to cycling continue to become more high-profile (and, dare we say it, chic?) with each passing stage.

He is as well decorated with academic achievement as any Hardass Asian Parent could possibly ask for–a doctor, of course, with graduate and postgraduate degrees, and a penchant for buzzworthy leaps in sports technology. But Lim is no science robot; he does his thing with style and a smile. Known as a good-vibes, calming force, it’s no wonder that he was heavily pressed to leave Team Garmin last year and take his dream job with newly-formed Team Radioshack, quickly entered Armstrong’s inner circle, and somehow managed to look like a DJ when photographed with all of his nutty sports equipment (see above photo, from his official site). It’s been a long time since applied science has seemed so fun and necessary. And COOL.

Plus, Dr. Lim somehow makes energy food sound good. Don’t sushi rice cakes sound delicious, even without a speedsuit on?

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Yes, Deerhoof

June 11th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Despite the 100-degree weather and what felt like 200% humidity, swarms of brotherly-loving music fans showed up from all corners for The Roots’ Family Picnic in Philly last Saturday. DJ Jazzy Jeff spun a set that would make ya cry (if the sensation of your skin boiling off of your body didn’t already accomplish that), sexy J Davey got funky, The Cool Kids beat the heat, Sharon Jones filled the steamy air with soul, Gnarls Barkley tore down the house, et cetera et cetera et cetera. The Roots know how to throw a party, I’ll can assure you of that.

The biggest surprise of the day for me was Deerhoof (A ?uestlove fave, from what I hear) , with their tiny-squealy singer, many skinny legs and indie-slumped shoulders, who brought the prog and came to play. As I looked out onto the beautifully-colored sea of urban dwellers whose love of good vibes and fat beats brought them out in front of the river on the hottest day of the year, I wondered how the quiet band of left-of-centers would be received.

They brought down the house. Philly is truly the city of love.


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