Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Vomit Vengeance Revisited

On June 14th, we brought you the story of a Kansas teenager who intentionally vomited on his Spanish teacher on the last day of school. That incident prompted the creation of two possible band names, both great: Vomit Vengeance or Vengeful Vomit. I think the former won the informal poll.

But now, thanks to the ever-alert EB, we've got the rest of the story. The student was later convicted of misdemeanor battery and given a pretty fair sentence: He's "been ordered to spend the next four months cleaning up after people who throw up in police cars."

The AP story has a great quote: "Are we going to have to provide this guy with a biohazard suit?" Overland Park police spokesman Jim Weaver asked rhetorically. "Are we going to have to provide him with a breathing apparatus? That's a valid question."

So there you have it. Lesson learned, vomit cleaned.

Slack Plug of the Day: Cafe Habana is no joke, folks. I think I may have eaten the best meat-on-bread sandwich that I've ever ingested. The Grilled Steak sandwich will rock you: sliced grilled steak (shocker) with onions, peppers, and the sickest Chipotle mayo you'll ever find, served on a gloriously toasted baguette-type hero.

Also, the grilled corn is a MUST have, it's their specialty, it comes all smothered in some kind of cheesy shit and it's delicious. You'll want 10-16 of them. But get it all to go, apparently it's always crowded. You can find the menu here.

Slack Song of the Day: A couple weeks ago, Ahren suggested I check out a hip, young band called Tea Leaf Green, which he caught at the Area 51 Soundtests last fall. And while I am not the biggest fan of the more trance-y jambands that seem to be everywhere these days, this particular band is fucking fantastic.

They've got an incredible sound, and I think listening to this show from the 6/30/05 High Sierra Music Festival will make you a big fan as well. (If you're looking for just a one-song sampler, try Precious Stone from this show. Or The Invasion).

Plus, how could you not like Ahren's description of the band's dynamic? "the keyboard player and guitar player are the main dudes in the band...but the keyboard player is like the responsible, in-charge guy. he was always telling everyone what to do during soundcheck, etc. he also seems to write the songs. meanwhile the guitar player is just a frickin' rock star-- he was getting plastered during soundcheck, and doesn't seem to really care what song they play. he's definitely the 'cool' kid, and during their concerts, as soon as the keyboard finishes the lyrics to one of his whiny love songs, the guitar player just launches everything into the stratosphere as the keyboard player looks on jealously..."

I have a feeling I'll be listening to more of these guys.


At 11:02 AM, Blogger ethan said...

that's a damn fine punishment. the only one i like better is from cool hand luke:

get that dirt outta my hole, boy.

why'd you take that dirt outta my hole, boy?


At 11:23 AM, Blogger Jacob Eli said...

Cafe Habana is the shiite...

Little known fact for ya: Next door to the restaurant is their "takeout" restaurant, (which serves the full menu), and it has a good number of tables that are almost always available. They also have a few benches on the sidewalk, so don't get scared off by the purported long lines...just don't tell anyone...

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Hmmm, that's a great tip, Jake. Just the tip. Seriously, that food was spectacular.

I told him that dirt in it's your dirt. What's your dirt doin' in his ditch?

At 2:09 PM, Blogger Kenny Alias said...

I ran into some dudes from Tea Leaf Green in a gas station on the way down to Bonnaroo. About three hours earlier we had destroyed a gas pump with our RV.

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Nice, Kenny. I hear they're pretty.

Were they brown? Were they clean? Let' em in.


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