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T-SHIRT: Scaphism for Chillwavers!

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T-SHIRT: Scaphism for Chillwavers!

From the same creative duo that brought you the mirror-read Have You No Shame? t-shirt comes the finest armor available to rockists and 90’s indie nerds wishing for reasonably listenable music…

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Worn Free Giveaway!

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Ho there, Classical Geek Thespians! I have plundered Teh Internets and brought back to your shores resplendent cotton treasures that would make a hipster Jim Dandy of fine living green with envy!

Worn Free is a company that finds classic t-shirt designs worn by famous rock icons and then properly licenses them for authentic reproduction. I have one and I love it. (“Of course the music blogger has the Lester Bangs shirt,” you groan.) It is, without exaggeration, one of the most comfortable shirts I own.

I have two shirts to give away, one for the ladygals and one for the dudefellas:

Women’s shirt

Men’s shirt

How to win: Email me with the following bits of information:

  1. DEBBIE or JOEY in the subject line.
  2. Your FULL NAME.
  3. Your shipping address.
  4. Your shirt size.

Entries without all the information will not be entered to win. I will select and notify winners at random on Wednesday, April 8th.

Good luck!

May 1st is Taco Truck Night

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“To celebrate this year’s May Day we’re announcing Taco Truck Night. Take your family, your friends, or anybody else who loves tacos. Go out, get some carne asada or al pastor and support your local hard working taco vendor.

While you’re there be sure to hand out some posters and tell your fellow Angelenos what’s happening to our beloved Taco Trucks.

If you’re unsure where to go, or just want to try something new, check out The Great Taco Hunt for suggestions.”

Carne Asada Is Not a Crime

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This is relevant to your interests. Go sign the petition.

The Coolest Toy Around

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Roomba Review

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Well, on Sunday, I bought a robot. He’s a little Red Roomba and he is absolutely remarkable. I put my droid in the middle of the room, press “clean,” and he goes to work. He knows the dimensions of a room and circles high-dirt areas to make sure they are cleaned. He can navigate bed posts, rugs, and walls. His brush sweeps outside of his hull, reaching in those hard-to-reach cracks.

We welcome our new robot overlords.


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I fucking love my iPod. It is the greatest thing to happen to my life since discovering Counter-Strike my freshman year of college.

Sin City this weekend, bitches. Hells yeah.

The Sea Inside, Constantine, Coldstone Creamery

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*Friday night I went to an employee screening of The Sea Inside. The Sea Inside (best foreign picture nominee) is truly wonderful. Just a beautiful film.

Today I went to Coldstone Creamery. Good fucking god, if ice cream were sex, Coldstone is the kind that ruins all other kinds for you. Forever. Soooooo goooooood.

Later, I saw Constantine. It was way better than I expected, but it still doesn’t pull it together. Ladies, Gavin Rossdale is in it. I seem to understand that you feminine types (at least the straight ones) are quite fond of the fellow? He’s pretty good in it, too. I suppose Constantine is actully an awful movie, but as far as Awful Movies Dorks Like go, it’s pretty good.


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I have discovered Firefox. I will NEVER use Internet Explorer again. If you try it, and if you get into downloading some of the nifty extensions, you will say the same. Liberation from Microsoft’s webbrowser is like… it’s like the feeling when you shave your head/legs/crotch. You can feel the air of the internet, and it is cool and soothing.

I have a Firefox extension that allows me to control winamp from the webbrowser. With tabbed browsing, I can open multiple pages within the same browser window, and just a click of the tab will change me to the next page. (This is key for those of us who surf two, three, four pages at once) Firefox imported my bookmarks and a simple extension download converted Firefox to a “Favorites” sidebar like IE. There is no need for a Google taskbar; Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and all have a drop-down search tool in the top toolbar. I have not seen a single popup since downloading Firefox.

Ahhhhhhhh. Wow. That’s really good.

The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Blue Mountain Dew

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I just got back from The Manchurian Candidate (2004). I really, really, really liked it. I liked it a lot. I have a whole new respect for Denzel Washington, whom I usually despise for playing the same “downtrodden man who goes against all odds to do what a man has got to do” role. He’s good in this. He’s really good. He reaches himself and does some things Denzel just doesn’t do.

The movie works solely because of its direction. Johnathan Demme injects a lot into this movie of what made Silence of the Lambs so great. Demme’s violence is never really overbearing, it’s just intrusive. I squirmed more in this movie than anything I’ve seen in a long time. This movie really shows us the political arena through Demme’s eyes.

The movie has its faults and most of them are strengths of the original. I did not like some of the key changes. The different ending works the way it is done… but I wish it wasn’t done that way. I think the movie is a bit long. Some of the “political types” in the movie are either charicatures or aren’t substantive enough. Still, overall, I very much recommend this movie.

I also had Blue Mountain Dew at Taco Bell today, and I am convinced it is the man-fluid of the Lord. Were it acceptable in our society to do so, I would paint a map of Hawaii on my belly with it. TMI? If by “TMI” you mean “too much delicious!”

Tomorrow at 7:30pm I’m seeing “For a Few Dollars More” at Castleton Arts.