Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Mission statement: to establish beyond a reasonable doubt the brightest star of the roommate & former roommate firmament.

Bounty: the combined pot of entrance fees ($10 per team), possibly a trophy

The Events: As you know, the roommate Olympics is by tradition, a two-day decathlon. The list below was compiled based on feedback, a balance of type, past enthusiasm, and feasibility. Everything should be self-explanatory. Pictionary/Charades was a pseudo biathlon mentioned. I was thinking you could decide whether to act or draw. Maybe before the clue is given. Non-competing organizers are listed where necessary.

Day 1 Indoor (we'll say Track day):
Mario Kart
Trivia Contest (org)
NewlyWed Game

Day 2 Outdoor (we'll say Field day)
Egg Toss
Scavenger Hunt (org)

Scoring: for first 5 places (10, 8, 5, 3, 1)

I will Need:
-Your Pairings as a participants (submit by email). Right now I have from the 04 edition:
Gabi & Josh
John & Ben
Adz & Nad
Schwartz & Joe
Dave& Hubert

-Petitions for/against events (There is no drinking game as of yet)
-The Emails of anyone else that should get this information.
-Anything else you think could spice up the event (opening/medal ceremonies, flags, Theme songs (anthems), food).


Monday, May 26, 2008

Hilarious cuteness

Although, I must say that it is a bit sad to hear that this is the only female employee in a managerial position in this company.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Super Delegates

Can someone please explain to me what usefulness the super delegates are showing!?!?!? I mean seriously. This party is such an embarrassment it would be laughable if it weren't so serious. You mean after 21 debates, 18 months of campaigning, billions of pages of news, and 3 months and counting of grotesqueries passing for stories and campaigning that they are still undecided. What are these "party leaders" waiting for??? Could you be more gutless. While you're hiding under the bed in the fetal position, the party is getting cleaved in two. One candidate is turning an agreement she signed into a civil rights struggle and calcifying total oposition to her party's front-runner. The other candidate is reduced to a whimpering supplicant because if he says anything to challenge her he might offend her increasingly rigid supporters.

Isn't this exactly what the superdelegates were created to do?!?! They all are concerned that this is going on too long, meanwhile, by definition, it can't end until they say so. This is an embarrassment on so many levels it defies description. Now I remember why I was an independent until this primary season. The math hasn't changed since the end of February. They could have ended it then. Furthermore, then the 2 sides wouldn't have gotten so intractable, wouldn't have had to get so personal, so ugly, and so sidetracked by identity, association, and the continuing Victim Olympics.

-Soon To be Independent

Saturday, May 17, 2008

White Rabbits return

white rabbits are returning to our home soon. here are two shows we should definitely see. to the mothership!

Saturday, June 7th - Music Hall of Williamsburg

Tuesday, July 15th - Prospect Park with Spoon


Going to be in Montreal for the weekend. Anyone have any suggestions?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Road Trip to Sconnie

Let the disasterous wedding trip planning commence!

Which is to say that the planning will be a disaster, not the trip itself, nor certainly the wedding.

That picture in the email = ADORABLE.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Free bikes, Free beer

I can't make it but this looks super fun!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Room for a friend


my neighbor, Peter, is looking for a place to live.  his sublet is almost up, and he has to go.  he's looking for shares or anything, basically, and he's pursuing the usual routes.  but i thought you might hear of something.

he's an aspiring actor, and a very nice guy.  keep your ears open.  

thanks guys.  

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

good music, good times, good cause

hey folks

as many of you know i do a lot of work with cornell's free student-run health clinic. we see patients who don't have health insurance, for free.

one of the dude's working at the clinic, along with a friend who is a promoter, organized a show at webster hall on may 21st. so far the bands i know of that are playing are "jukebox, the ghost" and "the hymns" - both have been on NPR, jukebox was at SXSW.

anyway you all should come. it's $25. it will be a good time. and between donating to christy's AIDS walk fund and coming to this concert, you can feel really good about yourselves.

tuesday may 21st.
webster hall.
tickets through

Monday, May 5, 2008

What the hell?!

brad pitt or........dave?

Retroactive Move

Sorry for neglecting to post this before the fact, but this weekend I announced the Saturday and Sunday UMass baseball games against Dayton University. It wasn't for the radio exactly, but for the internet webcast. The first game was a fun and brisk 2 hour, 15 minute affair. The second was a brutal 4 hour, 15 minute grind--a 15 inning, 5-4 game that should have ended twice before it finally did. I love baseball, but by the 12th inning I had run out of things to say...and almost run out of the will to live. If you'd like to see the box score, here it is:

Unfortunately, I had to miss Athas' movie. Hope it went well. I hope the party was a hit, and no JJ8ers are now facing incarceration for inappropriate behavior with a 15 year-old starlet.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


hey guys.  party this friday night to celebrate the opening of the film.  sorry for such late notice.  i forget sometimes that we don't all share a brain.

place:  The Magician (corner of essex and rivington)

time:  friday, May 2nd, 9PM

this is XOU's east side place, so it should be pretty chill.   i hope.