January 13, 2007

Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd


Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd

If you are a history, art, or architecture fan, check out The LA Conservancy's new online exhibition Curating the City: Wilshire Blvd (via Glenda the Good). The site is a fun multimedia run of the whole length of Wilshire Blvd. from downtown LA to Santa Monica with great photos and information.

Posted by Ms. Jen at 11:22 AM

January 1, 2007

The Briggs

The new Briggs is by far better than the old One Man Army.

Sorry, Heiko, I love you, but the Briggs are hittin' it and y'all are broken up.

Happy New Year all!

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December 20, 2006

Charles Phoenix's Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree

Thanks to LeandaDLL for the video link.

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December 16, 2006

I was told there would be no math....

...but this is just cool!

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July 6, 2006

LG Wants to Help You Stop Drunk Dialing...

LG is about to release a cellphone to the US market with a built-in breathalyzer:

The LP4100 also allows users to set up the phone so on certain nights and after a certain time they do not call certain people in their phone book. Think ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend.

If you have a blood alcohol level over .08, the phone will not let you dial that person. So it not only promotes sobriety, but chastity — and probably your dignity, as well.

Link via Schneier on Security.

Posted by Ms. Jen at 10:46 AM

February 15, 2006

I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night, And Latch Hook Every Day!

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You know that I love Kiss. And you know that I love crafting. So it stands to figure that I would LOVE this amazing Kiss Latch Hook featured on Craftster and done by Monroeja.

The completed project is 27.5" x 25" and there are 12 colors of yarn used. And yes, he made this pattern and one-of-a-kind rug himself. AWESOME!

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February 6, 2006

Oh Baby!

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Okay, so I know these are supposed to be for children, but I want one. Bad. This adorable little "ugly bat" comes from a site called Bright October that carries the "Ugly Doll" line and some of the cutest toys I've ever seen.

According to the site, "Ice Bat, comes from an Ice Cave and loves hiding inside Ice Chests. Everything he touches turns to Ice...yet profoundly he warms your heart. Ice Bat thinks you are cool and he wants to chill with you. He wants to hang out with you...or just hang upside-down, if that's OK with you! Ice Bat is there for you when you feel like you may be losing your cool, or feeling like a fool."

You see, I'm about to be an aunt again, so I've been perusing a lot of children's sites, looking for unique toys, clothes, and gifts for newborns. And you know what? Newborns don't really care about handmade organic tiny sweaters, artisan hand-felted knitted toys, and customized embroidered onesies! I mean, they just cry, eat, and poop for like the first year or so. All the cute toys, clothes, and accessories are really to satisfy the whims of parents, grandparents, and aunts with too much time and money to spend, like me.

Which is why I think I should have this carrot pencil case for Easter:

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Now, if only they made those hand-felted sweaters in my size...

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February 2, 2006

Cheapskatin' LA

All the time I head people from other places tell me how expensive LA is, and they're right. But you know what's even more expensive? Boredom.

You don't hear of any rational SoCal metropolitans spending their entire life savings on motor sports or breathing themselves into an early grave at a NASCAR event. Those crazy Midwesterners just don't have any good concerts to go to (The Blue Collar Comedy Tour doesn't count, attendance at such an event actually scores negative points).

But now there is hope. A blog dedicated to cool free things to do in the LA area!

Cheapskatin' LA

How about a free Yoga class every morning? Covered.

Ever wanted to try archery? How about FREE archery?! Even better!

You should get on a bike. How about a FREE bike ride exploring LA's sexually inspired architecture? (Who knew?)

Just when you thought your wallet was nothing but dust and your social life was down the drain, bloggers come to the rescue.

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January 28, 2006

Iditarod vs. Idiotarod

The Iditarod. A dogsled race through the wilds of Alaska, wrought with history, danger, and tradition. Plus, it has cute puppies. Who doesn't love puppies?

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The Idiotarod. A race from Brooklyn to Manhattan with a bunch of crazy drunk people in flamboyant costumes attached to shopping carts and dragging the carts for the entire race. Who doesn't love crazy drunk people?

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Why do I always miss the cool stuff? Why? WHY?! Get a load of some of these FAQs....

*Can we get drunk?*

It makes the pain go away.

*Are there rules?*

Yes, quite a few of them. For starters, four people must be attached to and running in front of the cart at all times. There will be referees along the route to disqualify cheaters. We'll release a more detailed list of rules a week before the event.

*Does my team need its own shopping cart?*

Yes.

*Where do we get a cart?*

Be resourceful.

*Are you suggesting we steal it?*

We didn't say that.

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January 6, 2006

The Spores at The Viper Room

The Spores at the Viper Room, Thurs. Jan 12, 2006

Alex and I used to get tons of cds and emails from bands wanting to the play the bar. When we received info from The Spores, Alex got very excited. After The Spores first gig at Alex's, I got very excited. Not only does the band play lovely, dreamy, desert rock, but their visuals both on stage and in their flyers are lovely.

Now that I am studying in the land of VERY LITTLE ROCK 'N' ROLL, aka Dublin, Ireland, I await for the visually intriguing Spores' show announcments in my email box. Go see 'em. Sign up for their mailing list so you to can get great art treats disguised as show flyers in your email box.

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December 15, 2005

Feathered Lashes

For those of you who like and wear fake eyelashes, Helen ups the ante. (Via Mahmood)

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May 28, 2005

"Big Oil" Personified

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How does he keep his fur so shiny?

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March 3, 2005

"Crybaby" Inspires 2006 Broadway Musical

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"Broadway will hear a new generation of songwriter in 2006 when Adam Schlesinger of the pop group Fountains of Wayne pairs with lyricist David Javerbaum, the Emmy Award-winning writer of TV's "The Daily Show," for the new musical, Cry-Baby.

Like Hairspray before it, the show (as previously announced) will have a libretto by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, and is based on a film by John Waters. A spring 2006 opening on Broadway is projected.

In the 1990 movie, which has class-clash as a theme, a good girl representing the rich "Squares" in 1954 Baltimore is attracted to a motorcycle-riding, leather-clad bad-boy (then played by Johnny Depp), a member of the "Drapes" — from the other side of the tracks."

Read entire article HERE.

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<3 AXF

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February 17, 2005

Punk Rock Bowling

Tomorrow morning we leave for the 7th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament for three and a half days.

I will be blogging it from my Nokia 7610 camera phone to the new Barflies.net Bowling Blog.

Posted by Ms. Jen at 11:50 PM

January 31, 2005

A Few Words From Maya Angelou..

A bit random, but I thought someone might enjoy..

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she said it was "exciting". Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day...like her breasts - they seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."

"I've learned that 'making a living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'"

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."

"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands - you need to be able to throw some things back."

"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. "

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

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January 19, 2005

ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR

My Aunt VJ unloaded a truckload of records on me the other day. Among them was this gem.
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With such a brilliant cover, I expected to hear something like Barry White. No such luck. It wasn't even Barry Williams.
This is sub-muzak. Who can get funky to "Send In The Clowns"? I don't want to know.
I just have a couple of questions for Aunt VJ. Where did this thing come from? How did it get in the same batch of records as my cousin Wendy's Junior High School Choir album?


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December 28, 2004

Gifts for the Office Machiavellian


Just when you thought it was safe to sexually harass people in the workplace, executives can now buy desktop guillotines, hypnodisks, and siege engines!

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Apparently they all work dangerously well, but I would much rather keep them as a source of implied power through intimidation rather than actual use, or out of just plain morbidity. Well, maybe I would use the guillotine to cut grapes and carrots into more manageable pieces (possibly in front of an incompetent subordinate). I could also play with the ballista nervously during an annual review while popping uppers faster than a second grader going through ritalin withdrawal.

I wish I could collect them all like free prizes in Happy Meals. Only in my perfect world (sigh).

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November 4, 2004

November 5th Film Releases

There's only one movie I'm going to recommend this week. Can you believe I'm too pissed off to write a bunch of snide remarks about lackluster movies?

Get over your stuffy adult self, and go see The Incredibles. Your inner child will thank you.

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Sadness

I don't want to be the stereotypical liberal/leftist crybaby, but G@D Dammit, I'm sad. Sure, I'm angry. I'm angry that I don't recognize my country, that my fellow citizens endorsed a regime that continues to lie to them and allowed the torture of detainees (TORTURE!!! WTF!!!), and I'm furious that the Democratic party didn't fight tooth and nail over this election, popular vote be damned!

The fact that we take the highroad of political strategy, think through issues in an intellectual instead of reactionary manner, and care about the wellbeing of others, does not make us inconsequential. It makes us a minority. That, makes me sad.

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October 13, 2004

We Are Cuter Than You!

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Barflies.net - We really are cuter than you.

Photo from the Barflies.net 5th Anniversary party in Jan. 2004 at Alex's Bar.

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October 3, 2004

Best Boy Gone Wild...

of 2004 goes to Randy from ADHD...

It is all Lucky's fault...

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August 23, 2004

Music to Raise Your Spawn By

If you're like me, and all your friends are getting married and becoming pregnant (or vise versa), then you are sick and tired of getting minute by minute updates on Junior's bowel movements and being on the receiving end of quizzical looks when you politely explain that bringing up your own little Satan just doesn't interest you.

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Next time one of my friends becomes an incubator and has the nerve to release the contents within upon the world; I'll know just what to give:
1) The "They Shake Me" baby t-shirt from T-ShirtHell.com
2) Some MP3s of Black Rattle (death metal versions of nursery rhymes as sung by Greg Behrendt)
So far I can only find Itsy Bitsy Spider and Where is Thumkin?, but I'm sure someone has a bootleg somewhere.

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August 16, 2004

File Under : Very Frightening...

Rock 'n' Roll Holiday (via Boing Boing)

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August 11, 2004

Heeb Magazine

I may be a Jew, but I'm a Jew with a sense of humor and when I found Heeb Magazine online it was as though it was made for people just like me (who knew?). I'm just glad that there are other members of the tribe who know how to take a joke and enough of a market to make it profitable (it is made by Yids after all).

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While reading issue 6, I found an artice about a rabbi who hired a hit man to off his wife. I already knew the story, because one of my best friends was a member of his flock in junior high school. I e-mailed him at work with the news. This was the conversation, word for word:
Me: "Your Rabbi made it to the Gulit Issue. See 'Frozen Chosen.'"
Gary: "Cherry Hill is famous!" (Cherry Hill, NJ is his home town where the incident took place)
Me: "For amoral rabbis who hire professional killers."
Gary: "No. For (as my Dad would say) people who know how to take care of their problems."

I almost peed my pants.

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August 4, 2004

Sow's Gone Wild...

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Yet another year of the OC Fair has come and gone, but not without a visit to the baby piglets and their mama.

The piglets' mama wins for the best and biggest natural mammary glands (tits) of the Fair. Twelve - count them twelve - teats, all of them at least a plump, round D cup, casting jealousy in all of the Newport ladies in attendance who spent way too much on their silicone or saline mammary enhancements.

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July 29, 2004

Authentic Sleeves?

File under "What the....?????":

Fates Finery is offering "Girls Bazaar" a line of "Authentic Sleeves".

Hmmph! Not quite sure if I should laugh and laugh and laugh or pass the link on to Mel Vicious as fodder for one of her rants...

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July 23, 2004

UglyDress.com

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The only person who didn't make me wear an ugly bridesmaid dress was my sister (thanks sis!). I think that's because, no matter how hard the bride tries, bridesmaid dresses are just butt ugly. Finally, after years of wearing ugly bridesmaid dresses, I feel vindicated! A whole website devoted to ugly dresses, ugly shoes, ugly bridal gowns! This one makes me laugh out loud - the dresses are that ugly! Take a tip from me and just say "no" to weddings and all their attendant tribalism. If you find that you must participate in this barbaric ritual, feel free to send a picture of the dress, shoes, or anything else to Keesha Myas at UglyDress.com and even though she makes her living as a bachelorette party consultant, I suggest you boycott those disgusting rituals as well. Oh, and no, I won't be in your wedding.

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From the site:
This is a dress to choose for your bridesmaids if one of the bridesmaids happens to be your Grandma.

She'll feel right at home in this number. With the muted, strange blue color, the plethora of lace in unusual spaces, and the wrinkle-hiding high neckline it will be perfect.

A word of advice, keep grandma away from the strippers at the bachelorette party. Grammy might get butt wild.

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July 6, 2004

Hootenanny 2004: The Award for the Best Panties

... goes to the Cramps!

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July 5, 2004

Hootenany 2004 : The Award for the Best Shoes...

.. goes to San Diego's The Millionaires:

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June 28, 2004

Found Art (and Literature)

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Found Magazine is a periodical dedicated to publishing notes and pictures that some people throw away and other people find. It's a great time suck for when you're bored at work because the web site seems fairly innocuous (i.e., it isn't porn or job postings).
I don't know about you, but after reading a few masterful bits of prose, like the one shown above (found on a street in Queens), I'm starting to see litter in a whole new light.

Now I am left to ponder the mystery of why this little cyber slut has a stick and what is the significance?

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June 26, 2004

An Example of Keith Irish's Sense of Humor...

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June 12, 2004

Facial Hair = The New Mohawk

According to Scott, the drummer for Lars Fredericksen and the Bastards, last evening outside of the LA HOB, beards and facial hair is the "New Mohawk". And to that end, Lars and all of his Bastards are sporting full beards or mutton chops along with medium length hair (with the exception of Big Jay McNeely who is sporting his usual skin 'do).

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April 24, 2004

Vacation Slides Never Looked So Fun!

The highlight of my 2004 Viva Las Vegas experience had to be Charles Phoenix's Slide Show. This historian and entertainer has the power to make young men in 50 year old gabardine and ladies in perfectly aligned, back seamed stockings sit on a dance floor in kindergarden "indian-style" poses.

Mr. Phoenix took us on an amusing ride through the glory days of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as portions of So Cal (yay Ontario!!). His commentary on strangers' images of typical holiday topics such as hotel signs, family members, camel toes, and swinger parties kept us all in a trance so over-powering we didn't even realize we had no more cocktails in our hands. We were captivated.

As promised by Charles Phoenix, if I joined his mailing list, I received my "Slide of the Week" on Friday. Kudos to you Mr. Phoenix for not giving up when fart curators said no one would ever pay money to see a slide show of other people's vacations. I will hand you my $25.00 anytime.

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April 4, 2004

Inkslingers of the World Unite...

Ever wonder how a single person with tattoos wants to meet other singles with tattoos? Wonder no longer...

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March 14, 2004

SXSW Day 1 - Frog Party

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The Boom Chica Boom Go Go Dancers at the SXSW Interactive opening party at Frog Design last night.

On Tuesday night, March 16th, Guerilla Monster films is having a South by Burlesque party featuring Velvet Hammer troupe at Elysium, 705 Red River, Austin - 7pm.

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March 13, 2004

Boys Gone Wild - Austin Style - Preview!

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Mike A. from Las Vegas. Las Vegas, New Mexico that is. One hour north of Santa Fe, one hour south of Colorado. A student of Mass Communication/New Media at the New Mexico Highlands University. At SXSW for the Interactive portion.

Mike was at the SXSW Interactive Opening Party at Frog when I asked him if ....

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Floyd's Not Dead

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According to this CD cover that I found on the sidewalk while walking down 4th St. in Austin this morning, Floyd's not dead. I am very relieved to hear this, as I just saw Floyd at Bowling and am looking forward to seeing him this upcoming week at SXSW Music showcases.

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February 23, 2004

Today's Keyword: Pre-Fab

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

AND

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

AND

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


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February 15, 2004

Punk Rock Bowling 2004 Photo Essay has Launched!

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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

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February 10, 2004

Boys Gone Wild - Vegas Style!

The Annual Barflies.net Punk Rock Bowling Photos will be launched mid-day Friday, Feb. 13th.

In the meantime, as a teaser to the weekend of fun, bowling, dry nasal passages, and way too much debauchery.... I present Boys Gone Wild - Vegas Style.

All the below photos were take of the Hot, Luscioius Post-College Men of Punk Rock Bowling at the Awards Party / Manic Hispanic show on Sunday night, Feb. 8th.

As usual, all the men involved were all too happy to pull up their shirts. We did not have to resort to the tactics of certain film crews who ply college girls with drugs to get them to flash. It is truly beautiful that American Men are so willing on so little enticement to show their assets...

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February 6, 2004

Here We Go!


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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!

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February 4, 2004

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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February 2, 2004

4 Days Until Lost Wages!


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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)

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February 1, 2004

Hot Punk Rock Men! Only 5 Measly Little Days Until Punk Rock Bowling!


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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!

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January 30, 2004

7 Days 'Till Punk Rock Bowling 2004!!!!


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Adam and the Bear Boy, PRB 2001

For all of you who have heard rumors, read the headlines, and are distressed at the idea of Punk Rock Bowling 2004 may not happen.... Super Shawn and Super Mark to the Rescue! Or something like that.... The back up plans are being put into action.

I am crossing my fingers that we will go to the Gold Coast...

Email from Shawn Stern this morning:

Ok, here's a little more detail on what's going on:

attention all bowlers,

yesterday at 3:00pm, the courts came into the Castaways Casino and shut the whole place down.

First of all, we here at BYO are determined to make this happen, so don't panic! We already have another bowling alley that we can use, but we will have to bowl in two seperate squads (cuz they only have 56 lanes instead of 106). So bowling can happen.

We are now working to get the accomodations sorted out. Hopefully by the end of the day we will have everything in place and let you know what's going on.
In the meantime, we apologize for the problems, these things happen. We've been through punk rock riots worse than this, so we'll get it all worked out. And, for those of you wondering, we never gave the Castaways a dime. We'll be in touch later today with the new plan.

Thanks for your patience and understanding,

BYO

"The Castaways, Formerly The Showboat, Shuts Down
The Castaways Closes

January 30, 2003

Steve Crupi Reporting

For the second time this month, a big Las Vegas hotel has closed its doors.
This time, it's the Castaways -- a property that opened fifty years ago as
the Showboat.

As the Castaways, the hotel struggled financially and filed for bankruptcy
last summer. Now, bowlers are removing their equipment, the marquee is dark
and customers aren't all that surprised. "Whoever named it the Castaways
named it the wrong name. It just kept going down." "I go back to the day
when it was the Showboat."

One woman told us she had just lost two-thousand dollars playing slots and
was ready to win it back when the announcement was made over the PA system
that the casino was abruptly shutting down. It's a hotel that many will
remember for its famous bowling center and the many tournaments that have
been held there.

Mayor Oscar Goodman says he's hoping someone will rescue the property.
"Binions shut down, but Harrah's comes in and they're gonna make it a great
hotel again."

The hotel owes 22-million dollars to the Vestin Mortgage Company and the
collateral for the loan is the casino. "The cash in the casino was part of
that collateral. Vestin was allowing the Castaways to use that cash with
certain stipulations."

Vestin claims those stipulations were violated, and so with the permission
of the courts, and the supervision of the gaming control board, the
mortgage company came in and collected all of the cash. And what happens
next, is a very big question mark.

The owners of the Castaways had big plans for the place. They bought the
hotel from Harrahs in 2000, and were planning a 57-million dollar expansion
that would have doubled the number of rooms to 780. They also wanted to add
the Holiday Inn brand name to the property."

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January 29, 2004

Only 8 More Days until Punk Rock Bowling!


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Steve of the Ten Foot Powlers gets a wee bit of help from Delia, PRB 2002

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January 28, 2004

The Count Down: 9 Days To Go...


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Team Wallis - Danny and Sandy cheer on Barflies.net and Doll Hut folk, PRB 2001

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January 27, 2004

Pink Panther 40th Anniversary

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Shag fans and all retroswankiphiles take note: the cat in pink is back to celebrate his 40th anniversary, more dashing and deliciously debonair than ever.

>Meeeeow!<

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January 25, 2004

Countdown to Punk Rock Bowling, 12 Days To Go


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The Lawerence Arms gentlemen reading between their turn at bowling, PRB 2002


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January 23, 2004

Two Weeks (14 Days) from Today: Punk Rock Bowling!


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Erin, Fat Mike of NOFX, Mel the MC at the DIY Punk Rock Bowling Tournament 2003 Awards Ceremony

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January 22, 2004

Punk Rock Bowling : 15 Days To Go

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Dustin from Thrice and friends, PRB 2001

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January 21, 2004

16 Days To Go - Punk Rock Bowling or Bust!

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Punk Rock Bowling 2002 : Floyd

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January 20, 2004

(f)Art

Well, if Miss Falling can be artsy fartsy, so can I :-P

Actually, I am not artistic in the least - the last "serious work of art" I did was in 1986 or so - a charcoal portrait of John Taylor of Duran Duran around the "Rio" period, heh heh; today I mostly get my jollies disecting others' works. However.... as I have nothing of note to contribute at this time, here's a recent photo:


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"Living Dead"

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Cute Boy : Matt

Apparently I was a very bad photo girl last year at Punk Rock Bowling, as I did not remember everyone's name.

In the 17 day countdown until Punk Rock Bowling 2004, I shall be posting a few best of shots from years past.

Today, I present to you Cute Boy : Matt - A.K.A. Nekkid Boy from PRB 2003!

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The question of today is - are those bandaids or bowties or bowling pins on his boxer shorts?

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January 18, 2004

Boy Gone Wild at the Doll Hut!

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Justin 'Went Wild' in the smoking patio at the Doll Hut last night during the King Double Bass NAMM after Party with the Guana Batz. He felt left out of the first "Boys Gone Wild" photo essay, so we had to give him his own exclusive Boy Gone Wild coverage.

Ladies... here is Justin!

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December 17, 2003

What a Crappy CD!

An amusing music industry parody site just in time for holiday gift giving.

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December 10, 2003

AXF: fly away heart

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'our deepest feelings never take wing for they live in words unspoken'

<3 AXF

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p.s. current music: Dimmu Borgir - Master of Disharmony

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November 28, 2003

AXF: SHE Monster

SHE MONSTER by: APRILFALLING

she lives in sin
a heart so dim
the terror of every room she's in.

she graces the streets
dislikes those she meets
she freaks out everyone she greets

she's mean, she's been told
stone-faced and cold
you'd never know she's centuries old

she's not really a fright
a morbidly beautiful sight
she monster lives for the night

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As always, if you have an idea/phrase/song.lyric/expression/image/etc. you want to use to try and influence my art and/or post, email me: aprilfalling@kuci.org . Are you up for the challenge?


<3 AXF

p.s. current music: Godless Wicked Creeps - "China Chick"

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November 20, 2003

INVASION: AXF

THIS IS AN INVASION! Well, sort of. This is the APRILFALLING invasion, soon to be a regular around these Barflies parts.. Be on the lookout for images/art/band.photography/collages/etc*infinity - anything and everything visually interesting and appealing..

here's a piece i thought i'd share for starters:

Also, if you have an idea/phrase/song.lyric/expression/image/etc. you want to use to try and influence my post, email me: aprilfalling@kuci.org . Are you up for the challenge?

<3 AXF

p.s. current music: Tears For Fears - "Mad World"

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November 3, 2003

Pimp Cups for the 50 Cent Fan in Your Life

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Looking for a Christmas present for the 50 Cent fan in your life?

Pimp Cups may be the answer to all of your holiday gift giving dilemmas.

Thanks Davezilla for the link to this one...

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October 31, 2003

Creative Memories?

A good friend of mine has just started working as a Creative Memories representative. For those of you who have been living under a rock, Creative Memories is a "photo preservation system" where people make these really elaborate, mostly cheesy photo albums with themed pages, stickers, frames, borders, etc. It's also a humongous home-based business along the lines of Avon or Tupperware. So, I'm thinking - I'd love to do some albums of all my friends, using old flyers, ticket stubs, buttons, and other junk. But where are the "punk" themed pages? Most of the Creative Memories stuff is happy animals and holiday junk. Ducks wearing bonnets. You get the picture. If anyone knows of an alternative, please let me know!

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October 13, 2003

Ever Wondered....

Ever wondered how much you consumed in beverage up to this point? Take the Drink-O-Meter Quiz.

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October 6, 2003

Haunted Peeps!

Get your peeps together for some really sweet fun! I find these little devils delightful!

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September 19, 2003

Arrrrgh! Int'l Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Ahoy, Mateys! International Talk Like A Priate Day is upon us. To brush up on your lingo, go to the official site by clicking on the flag above (which I blatantly pirated in honor of the occasion). With pickup lines like "Wanna shiver me timbers?" or "Ya know, darlin, Im 97 percent chum free" you're sure to score some major booty.

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August 29, 2003

Getting Confused? Need Espaol Help?

As Wanda pointed out in her review of Manic Hispanic's "Mijo goes to Jr. College":

My anglo friends, my Irish friends, my scottish friends, my friends who don’t have 14 friends of their fathers that they call uncle, tell me they’d like Manic Hispanic so much more if they could “just understand what he was saying.” To them I say “Oye! Listen up!” Learn Spanish. This is how it’s going to be in Orange County. Whites will be the minority within 5 years. It’s time to habla espaol, no?

Now those of us, namely me, who learned English and Spanish at the same time, those of us (me again!) whose mother is fluent in Spanish, and those of us (here I am!) who have grown up around native Spanish speakers all our lives, somehow, somehow....I have made it to adulthood with the ability to understand about 45% of Spanish conversations but no ability to speak back. I am not Anglo, I am Scotch-Irish-Californian. Hey, no one taught me my peep's native language, that's because the Anglos' ruthlessly suppressed the Gaelic language for the last 800 years.

So, in an effort not to be associated with those danged Anglos and to not embarrass my mom, again, by asking (in a loud voice) in a public place what "pendejo" means, I have compiled a few Spanish Slang dictionaries:

Mr. Gabe's Slang Dictionary

The Alternative Spanish Dictionary

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August 21, 2003

Memememeeee: An Ode to Egosurfing

Thank the AP and their non-stop infobabble for this one: the Oxford Dictionary, in their continuing quest to be the hippest wordsters on the block, have admitted words like "blog" "eeyorish" and "egosurfing" among many amusing others in their latest edition. "Bada bing" even made the cut.

Thank goodness for The Oxford as well, because I had no idea what egosurfing was until I read that article. Being the shameless hussy that I am, I hereby honestly confess that I have fallen prey to this vice upon an exceptionally bored occasion or two. So listen up all you closeted egosurfers out there - when plain old search engines leave you cold, give this baby a try: Netscan claims to have all data from all usenet groups since 1999. It's from Microsoft, so of course they've been mining every last bit of data that every Joe Schmoe and his sister in the universe post out there. In my case, however, egosurfing on Netscan did little to boost my ego. In fact, it caused the exact opposite effect. When I searched for myself, I found: absolutely.nothing.

heh heh

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August 20, 2003

EmoCore Parody

If you have cable or DSL, watch this "Scene Sucks" movie, it is very funny but large at 17mb. Fey Emo/hardcore boys in women's shirts...

(Thanks to Jish for the link)

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August 3, 2003

End Dutch Ovens....

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"UNDER-EASE" ANTI-FLATULENCE UNDERWEAR Revolutionary New Underwear For Offensive Gas A Real Product for a Real Problem.

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Introvert? Don't want to socialize?

A Friendster/MeetUp/Tribe.net parody was just waiting to happen.... or a new way to get rid of people?

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I recommend Introverster's Testimonial Page....

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July 27, 2003

Sublime Stitching

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This is the cutest thing I've seen in a LOOOOONG time!
I have been stitching since I was about 7, but had given it up due to a dearth of time and cute patterns. No more! Check this stuff out at Sublime Stitching
Even beginners can do this!

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July 26, 2003

Feel down, play the ....

Life got you down? Need a quick pick up or a new addiction? Play the Helicopter Game.

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July 22, 2003

Time Suck

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I don't know about you all, but every so often a friend will send me a link to a website that will suck me in for hours. This is very very very bad.

Yvonne G. and LuLu both sent me an invitations to join Friendster.com and I have been sucked down into the quicksand of internet time warp looking for friends, laughing at people's profiles, wondering how I am connected to so and so. Fun but scary.

Friendster is still in beta testing, so there are a few bugs and the servers are more than a bit overloaded.

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July 18, 2003

Hipster Bingo

From the nice folks over at Catbirdseat.org comes Hipster Bingo. You print out serveral copies, take the bingo copies to the next show, and play it with your friends. But what do you win? A faux trucker cap? What do you use as bingo chips? Beer caps? hmmmm....

Thanks to Wanda for sending the link around.

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July 11, 2003

Bling Bling Goes Mainstream

The LA Times tells us that the phrase "bling bling" may soon be in the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive tome (really a 20-volume set) that traces the evolution of the English language since 1150. While I'm all for the evolution of language and the inclusion of new words, and I found the article interesting in its search for the origin of the term (Tupac or B.G.?), I resent the quote from hiphopmusic.com's online forum, in which one fan complained that the Oxford English Dictionary would be co-opting "bling-bling" as "... yet another black colloquialism is blanched and neutered to make the white establishment seem 'more relevant, smarter and cooler.' " Wow. I didn't know that certain words BELONGED to certain races. Does that mean that any minute now, the English might revoke, say, all prepositions, so that Americans don't co-opt them in an attempt to seem "cooler"? If that's the case, I'd like to buy a vowel, Vanna.

Check the story: LA Times online

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