Friday, May 12, 2006


Another busy day at the ol' oficina, so here are some links that caught my eye this fine afternoon:

1. Regular readers of this blog know my affinity for casual racism, perpetuating stereotypes for the sake of comedy. Yeah, I do my part. But this is a bit of a shocker: A high-school teacher in South Carolina is educating today's youth with the message that blacks are inferior to whites. Perhaps this guy doesn't spend enough time hanging around interracial lockerrooms. Not that, I, um...

2. Here's a Festivus miracle for the ages: "A wheelchair-bound Los Angeles woman, who has repeatedly filed lawsuits over access for the disabled, got up and ran after police arrested her for fraud, authorities said on Thursday."

3. And, finally, my favorite headline of the day: "Alligator Likely Stalked Jogger On Land Before Attack." The mental picture this creates in my head is beyond hysterical -- an alligator in a trenchcoat, smoking a menthol cigarette in the shadows, jotting down notes with a golf pencil in a small reporter's notebook, constantly checking his watch...Just great stuff all around today.

Slack Song and Video of the Day: I've talked about Danjaboots on this here rag before, the two-man outfit crooning "cowboy songs about drinking, fighting and fucking." Having seen them once again last night, I can only hope their separate hectic touring schedules allow them to continue this act for years to come. And it was agreed by all: Last night was the finest effort yet from guitarist Scott Metzger and human octopus Sir Joe Russo.

They played all the Danjahits last night -- Go Home Hippie, Burn for This, It Ain't Gonna Suck Itself, Dylan's The Man in Me, Ween's Piss Up a Rope, Flaco Dominguez, and a handful more. Metzger also introduced a hilarious new rocker last night, a hastily written plea to a girl who needs to eat more food and do less blow. Well-received, too.

This was as fun as a 45-minute set gets, folks...check 'em out the next time they hit your area. So here's a fuzzy YouTube video I uploaded of Burn For This, a cleverly funny tune with the refrain, "You're gonna burn for this/We hope that you die slow."

And here's a Sendspace video of the Metzger classic Go Home Hippie.


At 8:27 AM, Anonymous The Brewer Patriot said...

I thought the exact same thing about the alligator stalking the woman! I also pictured him with some shitty bush strapped to him, like he was trying to hide. And everytime the woman turned around, thinking someone was following her, he would just kind of freeze wherever he was.

Maybe they also could have coordinated one of those old "mirror" routines, where the gator tricks the lady into thinking she is looking into a mirror.


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