October 7th, 2005

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Last night, big fun at Glade Memorial Hall in lovely Logan Square at the Vaudeville Underground show. As usual, we went to see our friends Lara and Jeff -- performing Jeff's cheerily morbid country songs under the name Urban Inbreed (and me rockin' my groupie Urban Inbreed t-shirt from my ill-fated stint as a member of the band) -- but also as usual there was other enjoyable stuff to be had, including some magic, some hip-hop juggling, an aerialist who made my spine hurt, and a funny if bewildering performance by the disturbing yet strangely attractive Zetta the Clown.

Go to their next show (first Thursday and Friday in November), or go tonight for a repeat of last night's fun, Chicago. We alls allus beef about how there's no support for local performers and talented people in the community; so here's some for your ass. Quit beefin' and start showin'; it's a good time had by all.

(Also: I gave Lara and Jeff a ride home after the show, and on the way back to my car, some dude drove past us an shouted "WEIRDOS!". Which is odd, because I don't think we, as a group, looked particularly weird, or at least no more so than usual. Perhaps he thought the musical instrument cases looked odd. Perhaps, as thaitea hypothesizes, he was just representin' Logan Square against an incursion by the IP Posse of Albany Park/St. Ben's. Or perhaps he was sickened by the sight of a group of people led by a man who was, earlier in the evening, ogling a clown. All seem plausible.)
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How I've missed you, IMDB message boards

Spoken like a true liberal. Moral relativism, ah yes, we are all to blame for the worlds problems.

If our founding fathers thought like this, we would still be chasing coyotes or worse yet, extinct as a people.

Check your history, Mr. touchy feely lib. The only way to win "the peace" is to soundly defeat your opponent.

Shall I site a few examples

Early america, Indians were defeated and euorpeans took control. Later the British were defeated and the settlers in America "won" control.

Jump ahead to present day. The muslims, the ones willing to commit suicide and their leaders, need to be thoroughly and completely defeated for there to be peace.

Final word: Pick a side or get out of the way. If we all sat around and tried to analyze every nuance of this or any battle, well there would not be many of you eggheads left.

America: wer'e the good guys!


Well, now I know why I should see Flightplan, don't I?

In other, non-crazy-person news, once again it's shown that even the biggest, most successful literary magazines need a sugar daddy -- or, in this case, a juice-box mama -- to survive. As usual, I'm torn over this story: on the one hand, I'm saddened at a further illustration that short fiction will probably always be a hobbyist's affair; but on the other hand, I'm at least pleased that Granta (which has been getting better lately after a couple of years of stinking up the joint) will survive for a good while. Literary fiction: a mug's game and no mistake.
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Remember when I used to have content?

In lieu of a meme or something even worse, I present this poll.

Poll #585154 And I suppose you'd rather be working?

Is "Journal of Kryptonian Sociology" an idiotic name for a comedic performance group?

Not idiotic, but totally awesome instead
9(24.3%)
Idiotic
3(8.1%)
Worse than idiotic
4(10.8%)
More idiotic than a platoon of idiots led by Col. Jack K. McIdiot of the Royal British Fighting Idiots
4(10.8%)
Wait, if it's a performance group, why is it named like a magazine?
17(45.9%)

If I get a Gotham City Neighborhoodie, what should it say?

The Bowery/Crime Alley
7(18.9%)
Bryanttown
0(0.0%)
Charon
1(2.7%)
Coventry
1(2.7%)
Lyntown
1(2.7%)
Manchester
1(2.7%)
Midtown
0(0.0%)
Nevill
0(0.0%)
Scituate
0(0.0%)
Sommerset/Arkham
5(13.5%)
You should not get a Gotham City Neighborhoodie
4(10.8%)
It should just say "Gotham" or "Gotham City"
9(24.3%)
Wait, you have "Gotham City Neighborhoodies" as an interest and you don't even have one yet?
1(2.7%)
What the hell are you even talking about?
5(13.5%)
Boy, you sure like comic books
2(5.4%)

What's that smell?

Tar, I think
5(13.5%)
Burning tires
5(13.5%)
The river
5(13.5%)
I can't smell it
14(37.8%)
It's you, dude
8(21.6%)

Should I use the "Phone Post" feature of LiveJournal?

Yes, because how else are you going to waste more of the precious hours of your fading life?
13(35.1%)
Yes, because transcribing voice messages by people I've never met for free is my idea of a good time
14(37.8%)
No, because I'm happier not knowing what you sound like
3(8.1%)
No, because I already know what you sound like, and it's not pleasant
0(0.0%)
No, because shut up
7(18.9%)

Who's your favorite fat actor?