February 2004

February 27th Film Releases

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Will you shut up about Jesus already! I've had enough. I don't want to listen to another word about anti-Semitism, anti-Romanism, or sadomasochism. If I hear one more whine about how Mel Gibson portrayed some group unfairly, I'll nail myself to a cross.
It's a movie people. Not a weapon of mass destruction.

1) Good Bye, Lenin!
2) The Passion of the Christ
3) Broken Lizard's Club Dread

Today's Keyword: Pre-Fab


A new magazine devoted to the pre-fabish homes of yesteryear.....



An online community dedicated to the pre-fab homes of today and tomorrow....



Competition for the best in pre-fab housing, sponsored by Dwell Magazine

The New Barflies.net Message Board 4.0

In an effort to stem the rising tide of spam of all varieties, I have with trepidation departed from Matt's open source Message Board after 5 years of use to a Php/MySQL style Message Board that requires registration of email before posting. Barflies.net has now joined the 21st Century or even 1999... ;o)

I would like to invite all of you to please join the new Barflies.net Message Board and post away! Don't be shy! Be lively!

OK. So there are some awesome shows and festivals coming up in the next few days, weeks, months.. you get the picture.

(click on flyers for more info)

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When: Friday March 5, and Saturday March 6th

Where: Fais Do Do

Who: all ages

How much: 1 day $10. 2 days $15. (or, get 3 day for $20 for March 5/6/7)

Guana Batz (United Kingdom), Hellbillys (San Francisco) , Speed Crazy (New Jersey) , Calavera (Los Angeles), Barnyard Ballers (San Diego), The Slanderin' (Los Angeles), Mad Ramblers (Azusa), The Tabaltix (Santa Rosa), Coffin Draggers (Los Angeles), Crash Cadillacs (Arizona), The Intruders (San Bernardino), White Knuckle Ride (Washington), Los Difuntos (Los Angeles), The Henchmen (Los Angeles), The Formaldehydes (San Diego), Neo-Phonics (Los Angeles), 3 On the Tree (Apple Valley), more artists TBA...

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February 20th Film Releases

I survived the day of singleton hell, only to be met with a dearth of good movies. I looked and I looked and they are nowhere to be seen. My only hope is a lone Norwegian candidate.
Salad days these are not. Take an enormous risk with your $10 or go rent a movie. It's what capitalists refer to as "voting with dollars."

1) Kitchen Stories

Photo by Ms. Jen

You will show your love and devotion to Barflies.net all year long - smooch us, buys us nice bottles of wine or good drinks, visit the website often...

We have Launch. Punk Rock Bowling 2004 Photo Essay

11 am drinking at Sam's Town
Bob McPherson and Ali Rashidi plus other San Diego boys at the Atrium Bar of Sam's Town just before 11 am on Sat. Morning...

Happy Valentine's Day one and all. I am currently processing all the Punk Rock Bowling 2004 photos right now and will not be departing from my computer until they are done and launched. That's right, on Valentine's Day...

In payment for my love and dedication to you all, next time you see me give me dark chocolates (preferably Godiva), tell me you love me and give me a big hug.

p.s. The Message Board is back.
p.p.s. I work faster and better with chocolate...

February 13th Film Releases

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Not only is it supposed to be the unluckiest day of the year, but it's also the day before Valentines Day (a particularly unlucky day for me). Since I will be left unromanced by the opposite sex this weekend, I can at least ensure that the happy couples of the world don't pick bad movies.
If there's anything worse than spending a Hallmark holiday alone, it's spending it with someone and being miserable.

1) Monsieur Ibrahim
2) The Code
3) 50 First Dates (a grudging third)

Goodbye Java Lanes?

The Long Beach City Council approved a request today to build condos where the Java Lanes bowling alley now stands..... it is a sad day for bowlers and mid-century preservationists alike :-(

See the full article in the Gazette for more info

Here We Go!

Marlene flashes, PRB 2002

Rev your engines, All Bowlers prepare for Take Off! Wahooooooo.....

The Day has arrived: Day One of DIY Punk Rock Bowling 2004!

February 6th Film Releases

A surprising amount of movies are being released this week. I haven't seen this kind of an outpouring since Thanksgiving. The only thing is, I'm not sure what to make of these. Most of them are foreign films, I'm lucky if I've seen the trailers, and I've heard very little buzz about any of these.
Ever feel as though the pilot is blind? It's usually not a good sign.

1) City of God
2) The Dreamers
3) The Return

AXF: 'Saving Grace'

i haven't posted in a while, but here's some AXF food for thought: (click to enlarge)

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4 Days Until Lost Wages!


Team Barflies.net - Lisa, Yvonne, and Rae - PRB 2003

The Barflies.net team(s) have a tradition of spending the hour before we have to report to bowling getting all gussied up and drinking sangria, even if it is only 12 noon .... ;o)

Happy Birthday to Barflies.net!


Happy 5th Birthday to Barflies.net!

On Jan. 31st, 1999, Alex West and I registerd the domain name Barflies.net and signed up for some server space. We slapped up some pages and off we went.

The Boy With The Most Cake: John "Partybear" Chapman with lots of cute girls!

The Show Must Go On! Or at least the Punk Rock Bowling must go on... A little thing like the Castaways closing has not detered 424 bowling punk rockers, we will be at Sam's Town, in Las Vegas, this upcoming weekend for our annual tournament.

We will bowl in two shifts, 1-4pm and 9-11:30pm, on Saturday, and then the best 32 teams will go to the finals on Sunday. Please come on down and cheer the two Barflies.net teams on!