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Because I missed it, all right?
Saturday, July 23, 2005
I'm very well-read as far as local musical lore from a decade or two ago is concerned, and that lore says that the band Enormous Richard was hilarious. So it's in everyone's best interests that I alert you to Enormous Richard's third-annual reunion show in Granite City in September.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Just bought from Schnucks
Monday, July 18, 2005
A few words of advice. Listen well, and I may very well save you over a thousand dollars. If you're buying a laptop, buy an IBM or an Apple. If you're buying an expensive piece of electronics and a store offers you an extended warranty, make for damn sure that it's through the product's manufacturer, and not an unreliable third party. And if someone you know tells you they heard that some electronics store on the Internet is "pretty good," it would behoove you to look first on Google, Yahoo, or the Better Business Bureau, for that matter, and see what people are actually saying about it. Almost always, where there's smoke, there's fire.

And so concludes my Toshiba.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
The Tivoli announces its lineup for this year's REEL LATE midnight movies. Aug. 19-20, 26-27: DONNIE DARKO director's cut * Aug. 26-27, Sept. 2-4: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS * Sept. 2-4, 9-10: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE * Sept. 9-10, 16-17: CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST (premiere!) * Sept. 16-17, 23-24: AKIRA (with 9/16 Otaku Night sponsored by Star Clipper Comics & Games) * Sept. 23-24, 30, Oct. 1: SCARFACE * Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7-8: THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS * Oct. 7-8, 14-15: DISCO DOLLS IN HOT SKIN (3-D!) * Oct. 14-15, 21-22: RUSHMORE * Oct. 21-22, 28-29: SHAUN OF THE DEAD * Oct. 28-29, Nov. 4-5: ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Friday, July 15, 2005
If anyone would care to be an extra in a Stare the Infant music video for "Everybody's
Got The Clap," please come in 1950s sock hop-style clothing at 1pm
tomorrow, July 15th, to Parking lot H (the gray H diamond here:
http://www.webster.edu/campusmap/campus_map_main.html) at Webster
University (http://www.webster.edu/campusmap/directions.html). We'll
be meeting up then in the parking lot.
WUnderground website finally alive and kicking in nearly full force.
Monday, July 11, 2005
In case you haven't heard (it was news to a few of the Washington Ave. business owners I'd talked to):
Saturday, July 09, 2005
I love WFMU.
Wow, according to Mayor Slay's website, J-Nicks of Q95 and 100.3 The Beat fame is working as one of the hosts of Rap City: The Bassment on BET now...
I brake for red lights. In St. Louis, this is apparently a shocking faux pas.
Friday, July 08, 2005
Interesting - secret, orderable Ted Drewes flavors:

Thursday, July 07, 2005
Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I'm a connoiseur of terrible cinema. I'm also a fan of Fritz Lang's early '30s classic sci-fi film Metropolis. Noting this, it should be natural for me to want to see the out of print, late '80s Giorgio Moroder bastardization of Metropolis, which is cheesily colorized, and paired with a synthesizer-heavy soundtrack boasting the likes of Pat Benetar.

I've been wanting to watch this version for a while now, and just realized yesterday that the Webster U. library has multiple copies. I put it on, expecting it to be wonderfully horrible, but it wasn't. It was just horrible-horrible. I couldn't watch more than 5 minutes of it before I had to stop.

Mind you, I've sat through the entirety of Turkish Star Wars on multiple occasions.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
From STL Downtown Partnership:
"Off the Wall Wednesdays premiers again this coming week [read: today] in Kiener Plaza. The first show is Raiders of the Lost Ark. Activities (music, contests, karaoke) begin at 7:00 pm and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. The series continues each Wednesday in July. Next week will be the Bad News Bears."

20th is Are We There Yet?
27th is Casablanca
Monday, July 04, 2005
Did you know that in parts of New England, McDonald's carries Maine lobster sandwiches during the summer?

Buying seafood from McDonald's.

I repeat myself:

Buying seafood from McDonald's.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
I wrote most of a post, and then Internet Explorer got scared and stopped responding, so I had to Ctrl-Alt-Delete the program. Thanks, Microsoft, we love you too.

Anyway, went to the First Friday art gallery walk on Washington Avenue. Bless that street. And little is more satisfying than $3 Italian sausage sandwiches bought off the street in front of Cafe Louis/Studio Cafe.

Also, as the celebrated Spinal Tap quote goes, there's such a fine line between stupid and clever. With this in mind, I present:
Hide and Speak Remix
To the window, to the wall, Douglath! (very expensive)

And hey-now, if yer out west and liberal"-ish", from progressivestl.com:

West County Democratic Club
Presents Summer Movie Nights – Wednesdays at 7:00pm
West County EMS & Fire, 223 Henry Ave., Ballwin, MO 63011
(this is the new EMS building, not the old one at 123 Henry Ave.)

No Admission Charge - All Movies Are Free

July 13 - No Logo: Brands, Globalization & Resistance
In analyzing how brands like Nike, The Gap, and Tommy Hilfiger became revered symbols worldwide, Naomi Klein describes how corporations discovered the key to increasing profits lay not in making products, but in creating branded identities people adopt in their lifestyles. (42 minutes)

July 20 - Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train
Documentary of Howard Zinn narrated by Matt Damon. (78 minutes)

July 27 - Orwell Rolls in his Grave
A wake-up call to American that we have already entered an Orwellian world when history, context, and language are redefined daily by the government, as the media broadcasts the new version of the truth without question. (105 minutes)

August 3 - Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War

August 10 - Out Foxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

August 17 - Movie to be determined.

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