With celebrity artists like John Gonzales (aka Diablo Texas) and Anna Gonzales, web producer from cbs11tv.com, and familiar faces like Scotty Mankoff (crazypictureguy.com) and Khurk Maeder, your favorite Monday night bartender at the Doublewide, you’re sure to get an eyeful of art with a fresh perspective on Dallas’ seedy underbelly and mysterious past ala Kennedy. Given the theme, it is only apropos that the savvy ladies of Assassination City Roller Derby and the artists of the evening are donating proceeds of the art auction to the Oak Cliff Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to renovating the historic Texas Theatre (where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested) to its original 1963 appearance.
When: Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 p.m.
Where: Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm Street, Dallas
Special guest DJ MR RID, Free CDs by Capn Groovy, photographer on hand to snap you in your snazz, special performance by the Lolli Dollies go go dancers and top tunes spun all night long for your dancing pleasure.
I have curious to see The League Of Fucking Decency. They have these nerdy, obnoxious, group vocals that sound like Kustomized, with a similarly big guitar sound. But more importantly, where has Record Hop been lately?"
Posted by: "Amy Martin" email@example.com moonladynews
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:45 am (PST)
“DIY artists of every stripe, this is your movie” Read More.
— JOHN GRIFFIN, THE GAZETTE
It is the nature of her loan agreement that will get the art world all a-twitter, however. For sure, she began by doing the traditional thing, offering properties as collateral, including her country home in upstate New York as well as town houses in Greenwich Village. But then she was forced to mortgage something else – at least for the life of the loans – all the rights to her photographs, those already taken and even those she will take in the future."
THE NEW RECORD
1. Hello!!! Oohs & Aahs will be released this Tuesday (March 3rd).
2. We're super excited for you to spend some time with it.
3. We spent a lot of last year making it.
4. As you know, it's the first Say Hi record to be released by Barsuk.
5. You can pre-order it now from here:
6. As of Tuesday, you can buy it in your favorite record shop.
7. As of Tuesday, you can buy it from iTunes.
8. As of Tuesday, you can buy it many places on the web.
9. As of Tuesday, you can buy it from us at the above link.
10. Here's another song new song that Stereogum just premiered:
RECORD RELEASE PARTY!
11. In celebration of the release, we're having a party!
12. It will take place on Friday (3/6) at Neumos in Seattle.
13. It's a release party for Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band too.
14. The fantastic Visqueen will be playing as well.
15. You can buy advance tickets here:
16. We're also taking the show on the road!
17. Below you'll find a list of the dates.
18. We're happy to be touring with Telekinesis, one of our favorite new bands.
19. Here are the dates:
March 06 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos (&)
March 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill (*)
March 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (*)
March 14 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Beauty Bar (*)
March 15 -- Tucson, AZ @ Plush (* / ^)
March 17 -- Ft. Worth, TX @ The Longhorn Saloon (* / !)
March 19 -- Austin, TX @ Room 710 (SXSW Day Show)
March 20 -- Austin, TX @ Venue TBA (SXSW Day Show)
March 21 -- Austin, TX @ SXSW Day Stage at ACC (1pm)
March 21 -- Austin, TX @ The Parish (Barsuk & Merge SXSW Showcase) (* / #)
March 22 -- Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe (*)
March 23 -- Nashville, TN @ The End (*)
March 24 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn (*)
March 25 -- Richmond, VA @ Plaza 'Duckpin' Bowl (*)
March 26 -- Washington, DC @ The Black Cat (*)
March 27 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (*)
March 28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House (*)
March 29 -- New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge (*)
March 30 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (* / %)
March 31 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks (*)
April 02 -- Columbus, OH @ Circus (*)
April 03 -- Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen (*)
April 04 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry (*)
April 05 -- Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown (*)
April 06 -- Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive (*)
April 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (*)
April 08 -- Boise, ID @ Neurolux (*)
April 09 -- Portland, OR @ Holocene
* = with Telekinesis
& = with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band & Visqueen
^ = with Viva Voce and Rafter
! = with Headlights & Cut Off Your Hands
% = withThe Broken West & Blind Pilot
# = with Ra Ra Riot, The Wooden Birds, The Rosebuds & Lou Barlow
For More Details and Advance Tickets please visit:
For A Bunch Of Other Stuff please visit:
For A Good Time please visit:
For Not So Much Of A Good Time please visit the link below.
letter from Aaron, The Giraffes frontman, with a link to his new album. FREE!
As some of you know i have been working on a collection of songs on my own outside of the Giraffes called Rumanian Buck.
It's equal parts hard bop and dirge all with an eastern european flair.
I finally got my head together and posted the entire album online.
Follow that link to download the complete EP in MP3 format along with a PDF of the liner notes and lyrics.
Rumanian Buck- will be playing a live CD release this Saturday 2/28/09 at
152 Orchard st. NYC
Rumanian Buck live features
me- Aaron from the Giraffes on vocals and guitar
Danny Barria- from the Big Sleep on guitar
Mishka Shubaly- from Beat the Devil and Ribs on Bass
Mitchell King- from Beat the Devil and Ribs on Drums
and Jessie Blockton- from the Vitamen on Keys
the festivities will happen like this:
8p Easy Lover (ex-The Affair)
9p RIBS (ex Means, Beat the Devil)
9:30p Rumanian Buck (CD release)
10p The Netherlands (completely awesome)
This show will be your one and only chance to get your hands on a real CD hand made by yours truly of the complete Rumanian Buck EP- $10
its a steal
Hope to see everyone out- this is a big night for me
PS- the Giraffes have just finished principal tracking on a new record- and it sounds insane...."
okay, i'm back. so, yeah, The Thermals are coming to Dallas in May. and i will be there in the front row to rock with them.
21 Dallas, TX @ The Loft w/ Shaky Hands
here's an email from bassist Kathy. just as a note, she has written me back several times in recent years and is always super nice. this is a letter to the mailing list.
First of all, thank you for all your comments and emails! We read
everything you send us and we're sorry we can't always write you back. But
please know we do love hearing from you, and you make us feel soooo good
with your love and support. We can't wait for you to hear our new album!
"Now We Can See", comes out April 7, 2009 on the fabulous Kill Rock Stars
label. On April 22, 2009, we set off on our monstrous US tour. That gives
you PLENTY of time to learn all the words. We'll be expecting you to sing
along, so don't let us down. Its the least you can do for us! We're coming
to lots of places we haven't been to in a while or never before!
ALL SHOWS ARE LISTED BELOW!
We will be playing way too many times at SXSW. And most of them are free
day parties (We're doing it for the free food). So you have no excuse not
to see us. Not all times are announced yet, but keep checking here for
You can now pre-order the "Now We Can See" 7" single, which is out March
10 on Kill Rock Stars. Includes b-sides "My World" plus 4-track cassette
demos for both songs, and free digital downloads.
Order now to get it on LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL.
click here: http://www.buyolympia.com/
You can also now pre-order the full album, "Now We Can See"!!!! Out April
7th!! Available on CD and VINYL! Vinyl includes free digital downloads.
click here: http://www.buyolympia.com/
We have new shirts on our website. They've been up for a couple months
now. Sorry I didn't tell you sooner. The new design comes from a paper
collage Hutch made of his two-track reel-to-reel machine. We think it
looks like a robot monkey, but maybe thats just us. We have two colors of
short sleeve shirts in men's and women's sizes, and a unisex long sleeve
(yes, its a thermal!). Coming to you directly from my basement! (the mold
makes it more collectible. don't worry about it.)
Check out our merch page at http://thethermals.com/
Thank you and see you soon!
09 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom w/ Parenthetical Girls, Explode Into Colors
10 Salem, OR @ Grand Theater, Cherry City Music Fest w/ Panther, Explode
11 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's w/ Panther, Parenthetical Girls
22 Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
24 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
25 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
26 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Shaky Hands, Point
28 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
29 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
30 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
01 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
02 Buffalo, NY @ Big Orbit's Soundlab w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
03 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
05 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
07 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
08 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (18+) w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
09 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (16+) w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
12 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
13 Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
14 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
15 Charleston, SC @ The Pourhouse w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Shaky Hands, Point Juncture, WA
18 Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree w/ Shaky Hands
19 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe w/ Shaky Hands
20 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music w/ Shaky Hands
21 Dallas, TX @ The Loft w/ Shaky Hands
22 Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Shaky Hands
23 San Antonio, TX @ The Warhol w/ Shaky Hands
26 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room w/ Shaky Hands
27 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour w/ Shaky Hands
30 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (21+) w/ Shaky Hands
31 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (All Ages) w/ Shaky Hands"
Renting: Zilok Helps You Rent Out Your Unused Gear: "Zilok is a web-based service for renting everything you can't quite sell, but don't always need. From cooking gear to cabins, you can list and browse all kinds of items for rent."
The subject matter of this album includes(but is not limited to) being a drunken sailor, theft, digging for gold, appreciation for the female form, and attacking Santa Claus." (stream on website)
Long before anyone had heard of the Internet, early home computer users could read their morning newspapers online ... sort of. Steve Newman's 1981 story was broadcast on KRON San Francisco.
"The bouncy Portland trio recently gave us a Progress Report about their forthcoming forth album Now We Can See that included a look at the album art, insights from ever caffeinated Hutch Harris, and a listen to the demo of Now's "When I Was Afraid." Adding to our Thermals stockpile, now we can hear the completed title track, a quick and catchy pop anthem you ought to be singing along to before it nods out at an efficient 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Maybe not all of Harris' words -- as usual, the guy likes to cram syllables into his sermons -- but at least the "oh-way-oh-a-whoa" parts.
Now We Can See:
01 "When I Died"
02 "We Were Sick"
03 "I Let It Go"
04 "Now We Can See"
05 "At the Bottom of the Sea"
06 "When We Were Alive"
07 "I Called Out Your Name"
08 "When I Was Afraid"
09 "Liquid In, Liquid Out"
10 "How We Fade"
11 "You Dissolve"
Now We Can See is out 4/7 via Kill Rock Stars."
'It's so simple and easy to access, people are thinking of more and more uses for the platform,' says Dan Wasyluk, creator of the Twitter-based Snipt service. Wasyluk launched Snipt last week as a way to let programmers share short snippets of code over Twitter."
El Centro College - Weekly Menu: "Each Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon, the Food and Hospitality Institute prepares a complete four course meal.
Dining Room, room C100.
Access to the dining room from the Market St. entrance.
Cost is still very affordable at $12.00 and reservations are required!
To make a reservation, call 214-860-2217. Once your reservation is made, you may call 214-860-2048 to pay by credit card.
We start accepting reservations at 9:00AM Friday mornings.
Seating for dinner is from 5:30 until 6:00.
Seating for lunch is from 11:30 until 12:00.
'...the best kept secret in Downtown Dallas.'
The Dallas Morning News"
Cars: $2 Million DiMora Natalia SLS 2 Features World's First MP3-Enabled Car Horn: "f you could play any audio clip over your horn, what would it be? Would you honk more just to hear your jam?"
in East Dallas we don't use horns. we turn our music up really loud so we can't hear anyone else honk and then we just hit other cars, and surrounding buildings. if anyone complains, we run them over. or shoot them.
The first SideDish Supper Club dinner will take place at The Mercury on March 5, 2009. The one-of-a-kind dinner will feature five courses prepared with the sous vide method of cooking: ingredients are vacuum-packed and slowly cooked under pressure that compacts food and concentrates its flavor. Each dish will be paired with wine.
In case you’ve been living under a plate of cheese fries, you already know that sous vide is the hottest culinary trend in upscale dining. High-profile chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Joel Robuchon, and Charlie Trotter are leading the wave. Thomas Keller is a big fan of sous vide and has written a book about “his new toy.”"
more info here.
the dinner put on by the group was among the best parties we've ever attended. the food was outstanding, the company was excellent, and the atmosphere was fun, creative, comfortable, and inspiring. the FCC team did an incredible job and transformed a suburban backyard into a wonderland for the senses.
the table was dressed up with mismatched chairs, votive candles, and classy table settings. the chairs brought to mind the Mad Hatter's tea party from Alice in Wonderland, which, I assure you, is a compliment. it was just charming. lit by candles and a looped string of christmas lights hung from the telephone wire above the table, the yard had the feel of an oasis of light and warmth in the still, moonlit night.
we began the evening with blood orange martinis, poured from pitchers by the aproned waitstaff, the wives of the chef and cooks. a fire was lit with sage in a simple brazier, although the night was so warm and mild that it was hardly needed for the heat and lent instead a sweet smell and an added homeliness to the setting. our servers for the night circulated with an amuse of grilled polenta - just a bite of savory sausage and sweet polenta. as we seated ourselves, we were addressed by our chef, who due to the nature of the event will be referred to just as "Jordan." he greeted us warmly, welcomed us to the evening, and introduced his menu and his group. The menu may be reviewed below.
Food Creates Community Menu, February 2009 - Free Legal Forms
we are looking forward to the next event and hope that this group continues to grow and nurture its new community.
follow discussion on FCC blog. and here's the SideDish follow-up. thanks for the tip, SideDish!
"Modest Needs exists
* To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance;
* To restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so because they do not have the means to remit payment for a work-related expense;
*To empower permanently disadvantaged individuals who otherwise live within their limited means to continue to live independently, despite a temporary, unexpected financial set-back; and
* To strengthen small non-profit organizations by providing a forum whereby such organizations can apply directly to the general public for the help they need to complete the relatively inexpensive projects that will allow them to better serve their clients and the communities they exist to serve."
the group's ning site can be found here, and the facebook group is here. get involved!
more pix are up here.
Civil Confusion Agency - Rock, Paper, Scissors, originally uploaded by see emily play.
(via Gawker) "Boston police arrested graffiti artist Shepard Fairey on his way into an event at the Institute for Contemporary Art, which is hosting an exhibit of his works, including his iconic Barack Obama 'Hope' poster."
"The guys at kontraband have proven that geeks do more than hide behind avatars and forum handles to bitch and argue. Sometimes they do it by defacing buildings under the cover of darkness."
"Hit up kontraband to check out the rest of the list. [kontraband via Digg]"
Dinner service is Tuesdays and seating is between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Lunch service is Thursdays, with seating from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch is not as good a bargain because either meal is $12. But that is a four-course meal with beverage.
Reservations are required, and you can make them for the following week starting at 9 a.m. on Fridays. The number is 214-860-2217.
Check out the week's menu and other info here."
"Riding Shotgun With The Giraffes
They\'re a little lewd and a little rude, but I mean that in the best way possible. The Giraffes rock like nobody\'s business, and tough shit if you don\'t like it. Drew of the drums and Aaron of the singing took some time to wax lyrical about a multitude of topics, from Cambodian boys to drinking and everything in between. Become acquainted, and then go witness their raucous rawk (and throw things too) at the Black Cat Backstage on February 7 ($7).
Drew - About 20,000 miles of cock. There is nothing better than taking a road trip with your friends to rock and party every night. And that\'s all we are obligated to do. It fucking rules.
Aaron - Ruffles and a chubby girl wearing ruffles.
Our first gig was:
D - With or without the current lineup is the question. Our first gig without Aaron and John was at Coney Island High in Manhattan in 1996, may it rest in peace. With this lineup it was at a house party in Brooklyn. We love house parties.
A - A stupendous revelation through which the puny minded citizens of our once great metropolis bore witness to the staggering brilliance that has since become known to worms like yourself as: The Giraffes. Or, at a house party in Brooklyn.
Our favorite venue to play is:
D - Hairy Mary\'s in Des Moines, Iowa. You get hot dogs and beans and big drunk Indians, and I shat in the middle of the street because I could.
A - An elevated stage, hung high above the dirt encrusted faces of the unwashed masses as they bump, grind and hump one another in a sad and misguided attempt to catch our collective “eye.” This stage of complete stupendipity is located somewhere near to where everyone\'s first blow job took place, just down the aisle from the Robitussin, and Ephedra, across the street from the public pool where razors are smuggled with impunity… or, house parties, with or without the hard drugs and the women who love them, usually… when you\'re puking in a strangers kitchen sink, and they still look at you with awe, you know you are really close to where you belong.
Hygiene on a tour is:
D - Suspect at best. Or you could say it is a science experiment. We are working on a new fragrance called \"Mantasy.\"
A - Or, ever seen us? If so then you smelled us.
Our favorite thing about touring is:
D - Truck stops, toothless hookers, duct tape, strippers, fat girls, looking for Sasquatch and of course laying waste to unsuspecting cities.
A - Or “all y\'all” and support our troops bumper stickers.
And the least favorite thing:
D - Gas prices and my own personal gas, which costs nothing.
A - America.
City with the best audiences:
D - Cities where there is a high crime rate or where everyone is related (Missoula, Dayton, Atlanta, Orlando).
A - Hobojunction, OHIOWA, or… usually a higher crime rate denotes a good crowd town, and things as they are, crime rates are always in flux, the best crowds are the ones who can\'t believe that they are actually smoking crack out of an apple after several quarts of gin, or something close to it.
The band member most likely to disappear after a show is:
D - The bass player. But who needs him anyway?
A - Mr. Pants. Or Mr. Dignity.
The tour bus/van smells like:
D - Cameron ManHam (ed. - Mannheim?).
A - The dentist chairs of Cambodia circa 1981. Or, we named it \"Dipes.\" You do the math.
Laundry is: a) washed regularly, b) washed irregularly, c) we go shopping a lot:
D - Irregularly but the smells seems to have become regular.
A - I wear the same clothes every day, all day, all tour.
What\'s the most unusual item on your rider?
D - Stale crotch and crackers.
A - The Cambodian boy.
Who controls the music in the touring vehicle? And what are you listening to at the moment?
D - It is actually pretty diplomatic depending on how long the drive is. We split it up into hours per person. Now we are listening to Damien reading us these questions. A - Certainly not the Cambodian. Or, we all take turns on the tape deck, and right now I am rocking out to “The Sounds of Genocide” by Mr. Dignity.
Your new favorite watering hole after being on tour? And/or the best place to get greasy, hangover-curing food?
D - The Slap Shack on Exit 142, where you can consume and drop protein at the same time.
A - Mom\'s house in OHIOWA, for bloody Mary\'s and bruised George\'s.
Most amusing memory from your current or most recent tour?
A - Downing a bottle of cough syrup with a 104 temperature, in front of a salad bar on a pizza parlour “stage” while playing in 90 degree heat with a huge wool coat on, next to the ladies room, no pants. Everyone has one.
Please name the city you wouldn\'t ever play in again? Or, if not a particular city, which venue makes your skin crawl?
D - Boston can chew dick.
A - Fuck CBGB\'s forever… they will be everywhere soon enough. Like hepatitis.
What band\'s have you most enjoyed touring with? And what band/s would you love to tour with in the future? Conversely, which band\'s causes you to become awash with fury?
D - The Means were great and Local H was fun and by fun I mean easy to gang rape, there are just two of them you know. No bands have pissed us off.
A - There are a lot of great bands we have played and toured with, the most fun was with the Means (who are no more) way back in the day. Meat fights, utter undependability -- nuptuals, face biting, good times. I can\'t really think of one that really makes my skin crawl apart from the obvious ones who make everyone\'s skin crawl, AKA 99% of what\'s on MTV, VH1, MTV2 etc… and most of the shit in all of those crappy music mags.
Apart from the obvious cd, what\'s the merch item of yours you think people should shell out for?
D - A bag of our own shit available in small, medium, and family size. Or the new Giraffes alarm clock. Actually we have some great t-shirts.
A - The limited edition Giraffes home pregnancy test. Piss on the neck and if the tongue turns red you done got knocked up.
There is something in your bio about things being thrown onstage. Does this happen on a regular basis, and what sorts of projectiles have been thrown?
D - It does happen often and we enjoy it, it lets us know the crowd is alive. The weirdest shit was probably a baguette and some cabbage. I take more bottles to the head from Aaron then the crowd.
A - Everything and anything, it\'s getting to be a bit of a “thing.” I never met a bottle I couldn\'t take head on. That said, let\'s up the ante: dead octopi, Williams-Sonoma products, Cambodians, etc….
Have you been to the top of the Washington Monument?
D - No, but I stuck a pencil in my ass once. Similar shape, right?
A - Do I look like a tourist to you?
Please define \"sexy metal\" as it relates to the Giraffes:
D - I would say aluminum is a sexy metal, or magnesium. I once put a lead pipe in my ass…
A - Nothing more than a phrase, uttered while blind drunk, and appropriately latched on to by those who don\'t know any better.
How\'re the plans for world domination coming along?
D - Better than expected. The procreation is fun.
A - Nicely.
What would you like people to be saying about the Giraffes in 50 years?
D - \"Guilty, Your Honor.\" Or, “now that was a great band, not like that shit the kids listen to now.”
A - “Almighty leader, please spare my village, we are a simple people, we just want to live in peace!\" Or, \"Who is that old man? And why is he making out with my wife?\"
Utterly unrelated, but please recite a line of poetry:
D - My balls Your chin, I\'m gonna slip it in, Prepare To taste My specimen
And finally, it\'s BigYawn\'s round. What\'s your poison?
D - Sperm Stampede on ice. If you\'ve never had one, call me… Or a double shot of mule juice and lots of whiskey.
A - I guess it\'s AZT…
To further experience the Giraffes, head over to www.thegiraffes.com , or www.myspace.com/thegiraffes ."
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"Dallas Art Fair (Fashion Industry Gallery)
This is the very first annual Dallas Art Fair, with 30 national art dealers presenting modern and contemporary paintings, photographs, sculpture, prints, and drawings. And wait...is that a Henry Darger painting on their website? And Chuck Close? The price of admission is a little steep- $20 for a day pass, $40 for a three-day pass- but it sounds like it will be totally worth it."
Anti-Theft Lunch Bags are regular sandwich bags that have green splotches printed on both sides, making your freshly prepared sandwich look spoiled.
Don't suffer the injustice of having your sandwich stolen again! Protect your lunch with Anti-Theft Lunch Bags!"
I just came across the nicest restaurant yesterday while making sales calls. They have only been open for 1 month and so no one seems to know about them (only two other tables were dining when my husband and I had dinner). I liked the place so much that I’m emailing people to give the restaurant some exposure. The owners are a husband & wife team (she’s an architect and he’s a photographer) while their staff is filled with some strong industry experience: the chef is a woman who was a sous chef at Stephan Pyles, one server is Jeff who managed City Caf�years ago and is getting back into the restaurant business… etc. We really liked our food and the prices!!- Extremely reasonable. Service had a few glitches (the busboy took our bread plates when he cleared the table of appetizer dishes) but all in all this is a warm, comfortable place with great food and fantastic prices. I’m writing you to spread the word. Diterra’s location is the old Firehouse on Lower Greenville, right next to where Poor David’s was (Orem & Greenville)"
The Cramps' Lux Interior was a twisted Elvis from hell | Music | guardian.co.uk: "It's hard to think of Lux Interior as dead, despite what reports say. Then again, it was always hard to think of him as alive"
"I won't surrender!" shouted the 8-inch plastic toy, before bobbing across the bedroom floor, stopping to perform the splits for no discernable reason, and continuing on toward a nearby chair. "I'm Huntarr! You skeleton people will never make a slave out of me!"
"Swoosh-swoosh-swoosh," the action figure added while carrying out nearly 20 consecutive back flips.
Road Sign Hacking: Velociraptors Now Hunting Drivers On Indiana Roads: "The apocalyptical road sign hacking continues after zombies attacked Austin a few days ago. Now, fossil raptors have been revived in Indiana and they are attacking motorists. At least, that's what some of them think."
Channeling everything that was cool about Black Sabbath and The Misfits (which, depending on your point of view, could either be a little or a lot), Crow (using the stage name Lord Phallus) has created a beast that revels in killer riffs and vulgar imagery--everything that makes a metal band worth listening to in the first place.
Goblin Cock's just released sophomore opus, Come With Me if You Want to Live, is the best statement of metal purpose since AC/DC's Let There Be Rock. Songs like 'We Got a Bleeder,' 'Big Up Your Willies' and 'Trying to Get Along With Humans' gleefully overflow with juvenilia and adrenaline. Metal this self-aware of its cheese factor deserves a place on your Tuesday evening to do list."