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Month: September 2007

In Need of NFL Action

The Gridiron

Note to all my ATL folk. I’m raising the middle finger to you all because of my jealousy towards your ability to watch football (American football aka REAL football that is) on both Saturdays and Sundays. Goddamn I wish I could just bullshit on a couch and watch some bone-crunching action all weekend. Oh well.…

13 Roses is Dead

The One Nero

Looks like 13 Roses completely fell apart. After checking their site upon hearing about Watson’s departure to Portland, Maine; it was discovered that Russ Abbott had left the premises as well to start a new shop in Decatur called Ink and Dagger Tattoo Parlour. Guess there was a disagreement among some people about the shops…

Best Dunks Ever

You didn’t think I’d go all the way through this post without talking about some hoops did you? Well, I was watching television the other day and there was a commercial that runs on ESPN here that shows highlights from last year’s NBA season and is chock full of nice plays, buzzer beaters and nasty…

The Thailand Blotter Pt.5

Everybody Does It! NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT: Feared rapist of women, domestic animals and fruit trees, “Banana Tree Aek”, from the “Fuck Anything That Moves…Or Doesn’t Move” post, was finally taken into custody by police on August 27. Aekarat Dapngen, 23, was wanted for the rape of several women and animals in Nakhon Sri Thammarat City’s…

Got a Fork?

I just want to mention that my work has a full kitchen with plates, cups, bowls, spoons and knives, but what is missing from the entire place? Forks. Not a damn fork to be found in the whole building. I’ve been eating my dragonfruit and watermelon with either a spoon or stabbing them with the…

Diamond Notes

The Iron Man

Diamond notes include the recent acquisition of Yellow Jacket Mark Teixeira and Octavio Dotel for the Braves. Absolutely stellar move by John Schuerholz. Looks like the streak of pennants is about to start again. The Red Sox acquired Eric Gagne and forever put to rest the questions over their bullpen philosphy. Gagne is money on…

Goo!

I’ve been saying the expression “Goo!” for quite sometime now and I’ve traced it back to likely coming from D-Bar, but I honestly have no idea where it originated from. I use it often and it never really dawned on me as to what it means or where it came from until someone asked me…

Forward Ever. Backward Never.

Sir Coxsone Downbeat

Nuff respect to Clement “Coxsone” Dodd. The Master of the Royal Society of Jazz, King of Soundsystems, and Founder of Studio One Records, 13 Brentford Road, Kingston, JA, West Indies. While he is obviously not singlehandedly responsible for the birth of Jamaican music in this World, his role was beyond pivotal in fostering the environment…

The Thailand Blotter Pt.4

Holy Rice…or Holy Shit That Hurt CHIANG MAI: With the craze for Jatukam Ramathep amulets still going strong, stories of miraculous survivals from shootings, stabbings, car crashes and other seemingly-dangerous events are a fixture in the Thai press at the moment. A recent case of supposed magical invulnerability involved a muay Thai instructor in Chiang…

Ginormous: Official…Scrumptrelecent: Unofficial

‘Ginormous’ was added to Merriam-Webster’s 2007 dictionary. I’ve been using the word for years upon years and honestly have no idea where I originally picked it up. It’s a classic in my book, and finally some scholarly types agreed. I’ll continue voting for the addition of ‘scrumptrelecent’ for years to come. It is surely more…