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Yes: Friday Night Lights by btfaust
March 31, 2008, 7:05 pm
Filed under: TV, Uncategorized

  

Ok, I think we’re good. 



NO: YOU DIDN’T by T.Really
March 31, 2008, 11:47 am
Filed under: Sports

Gilbert should not be allowed to talk to the press. This has gotten out of control. First there was all the drama surrounding last sunday’s Piston’s game. Which was followed by his most recent Blog entry, a PR nightmare:

“It was just me and my car … speeding — something that I shouldn’t be doing.

Then I got that thought that I know everybody gets once in a while, I was like, ‘You know, what if I just ran my car into this pole right here?’”

Yeah yeah yeah, I know, it’s Gilbert, he’s not actually suicidal, he just likes speaking his mind. So everything is fine, he’s taking the week off, whatever. Then he drops this shit yesterday regarding his future re-negotiation of his contract(!):

“I want to see Antawn (Jamison) taken care of first and then, I’ll take a pay cut to keep the team intact”

After all this garbage he’s been talking all season, we hear this? I mean, it sounds incredible, it is some of the best news I’ve heard all year, but how long will it last? Next week will be something along the lines of, “I’m quitting the sport of basketball to start my TV career” or “I’m Pregnant”.

I can’t keep up.



NO: THANK YOU by T.Really
March 31, 2008, 10:12 am
Filed under: Politics, Sports

GWB throws the first pitch at new Nationals Stadium to an overwhelming majority of booing fans. Ryan Zimmerman hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to win the game 3-2. Nat’s get the season, and new stadium, off to a good start.



Yes: Wreckfest @ Tiffany’s by Jason Powell
March 31, 2008, 8:05 am
Filed under: Art, Going Out

Inspired by my own post, Friday night I decided to check out Wreckfest: a silly name for what turned out to be a great event (elitist scenester snobs will insert the phrase “for Arlington” here) featuring the work of local graf dudes CON, REI21, the SOVIET, RAMS, and even a surprise appearance by REZIST. Missed the live demonstration on a temp wall outside, but the Miller Lite(!) was still flowing freely inside, as was a live DJ who caused an impromptu break circle to form in the middle of the gallery. Ignored the corporate sponsorship (Scion was on their grustle at the “swag table,” zzzzzzzz…..), and caught an eclectic collection of young artists doing their thing. Check some photos here, as Friday was the closing night party. All the intellectual arguing over this show aside, a crowd like this is a dream come true for local galleries. I’ll admit, this was the first time I’d even been inside the AAC. Whether it’s this, the Stephen Colbert painting or the Hip Hop themed show at the Portrait Gallery, big ups to older istitutions trying to reach out to their future patrons.



YES: IMPROMPTU SHOW REVIEW- THE RAVEONETTES AT BLACK CAT by zzvvhh
March 31, 2008, 2:09 am
Filed under: Music

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Saturday night Black Cat was sold out to Black Lips proportions. Thankfully, a miscommunication led to not being out my cot damn mind at this show, something that normally helps out going to the Black Cat in general. We missed Black Acid but they seemed cool (whatever) and had a full line up. The Raveonettes came on with Sharin Foo looking hot (sort of like Nico going to a prom) and Sune Rose Wagner looking like the Reid brothers might of as an awkward teenager. To be honest I didn’t/couldn’t look at him much. Also in tow was another hot EU card holder pressing play on the songs and freaking out on her tom and snare JMC meets VU style.

Per usual, no one really moved except for misplaced raver guy and other less confident swayers. Most of the crowd seemed like they were down with local blogs (fuck yea!) and 9 to 5’s (boo!). All in all, I had a good time and The Raveonettes rule, but I was discouraged by the fact that my favorite contemporary bands that are down with sweet pop/rock history moments are all from Europe and favor style over sweat. Is it too much to ask for a great band to consist of people on stage and not a MacBook in a box? Don’t get me started.



NO:PUTTING YOUR FAM ON MTV NO:WATCHING CABLE YES:NIRVANA by zzvvhh
March 31, 2008, 1:44 am
Filed under: Humor, Music, TV

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You better get fucking PAID (unlike myself) if you’re the shit bag who puts your family on MTV’s “Parental Control”. Also, you (I) better get a more consistent day job if you watch it. What I’m really saying is if you actually schedule any time to watch MTV-fuck you.

MTV did host Beavis and Butthead though…which reminds me of the soundtrack to the Beavis and Butthead movie. “I Hate Myself And Want To Die” might be my favorite Nirvana moment, if only for predicting what it feels like to be watching MTV after Kurt kept it too real. “Every Sunday/What’s that sound?”…come on!



NO: UFC by T.Really
March 28, 2008, 3:41 pm
Filed under: Sports

Whatever happened to Baseball?



Yes or No: “Graffiti” in Galleries by Jason Powell
March 28, 2008, 1:21 pm
Filed under: YES OR NO?

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Drama in the local art scene! Tonight is the closing party for the Arlington Arts Center‘s Collector’s Select show, in which the AAC invited six local art collectors to each curate a gallery as they see fit. Local collector Philippa Hughes invited some local graffiti artists to create murals in the gallery she was assigned, but this didn’t sit too well with Kriston Capps in this piece for the Washington City Paper. Capps questions the difference between curators and collectors (“…curating requires a skill set, whereas collecting is mostly a product of circumstance and inclination”), the edginess of exhibiting so-called street art in a hermetically sealed gallery space (“a door that’s been open for nearly three decades”), and even the formal qualities of the burners on display (“as tags, they’re not particularly intricate or witty; as abstraction, they don’t offer much”). Then Capps’ fellow WCP writer Jeffry Cudlin (who also just so happens to be the Director of Exhibitions at the AAC) tore apart those points one by one on his own blog, although not without a little pre-emptive asskissing (“as far as intelligent local art writing in print media, he’s the only game in town”). Capps, of course, posted the obligatory rebuttal/defense here, but both sides raise interesting questions. What do you think about graffiti in galleries? About the cult of youth and street culture? About the DC art scene in general?



YES: Pitchfork Sells Out by yesornodc
March 28, 2008, 8:08 am
Filed under: Humor, Music

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NO: Singulair linked to Depression, Anxiety, Possibly Suicidial Thoughts by mnjones
March 27, 2008, 9:45 pm
Filed under: Misc., Science


So yeah, I’ve been taking Singulair for like 3 years. No, no I didn’t realize that in the last year it had been linked to anxiety and depression. Now the FDA is looking into a possible link between this best-selling asthma/allergy medicine and suicidal thoughts. What difference does it make? We’re all gonna die anyway ….

Flushing Singulair now.