Monday, October 24, 2005

Wal-Mart & DeLay - Perfect Together

In a weird convergence of events, my previous two blog post subjects are united in a big steaming pile of crap. Turns out that two days after Tom DeLay was indicted Wal-Mart donated $5,000.00 to him. As if I need another reason to avoid Wal-Mart.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Get the Cuffs!

I know it's just a formality but isn't this just one of the best headlines in a long time?


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Another Reason Not to Shop at Wal-Mart

Last month a Wal-Mart employee in the photo department at a store in North Carolina called the police because a photo was being developed that showed a high school student essentially being disrespectful to a picture of the president that was affixed to a poster. The Secret Service interrogated the kid and his teacher. Interestingly, the poster was for a project on the Bill of Rights. I am certain the irony was lost on the Secret Service. Here's another link about this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Best Obit Ever!

A real obituary from the Chicago Tribune via Boing Boing. Send those acerbic letters!

Friday, October 07, 2005

Metric @ Southpaw

Emily from a different angle

Monday, October 03, 2005

Across the Narrows

I went to two days of the Across the Narrows festival this weekend. Very small crowd considering the bands performing. I went to the October 1, 2005 show in Staten Island, NY and saw British Sea Power, Interpol, The New York Dolls, and The Killers. October 2, 2005 was in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY and I was there for The Raveonettes, The Polyphonic Spree, and Belle and Sebastian.

Sharin Foo

The Raveonettes, whom I saw at Maxwell's in Hoboken several months ago, totally rocked out. Probably my favorite set of the weekend, although closely followed by British Sea Power and Interpol. Most disappointing were The Killers who took an encore break after about 45 minutes and the crowd (such as it was) started leaving.

The Polyphonic Spree at Across the Narrows


A pleasant surprise was The Polyphonic Spree. Although they seem like a cult, what with the long flowing robes, they put on a high energy fun set. The New York Dolls, although legends, were by far the worst act I saw this weekend.