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By bendystraw on April 28, 2005
After reading the latest Wired Japanese schoolgirl watch, I am thankful not to be a Japanese schoolgirl. The pressure to have the latest Hello Kitty gadget! The endless quest for cuteness! The constant buzzing, ringing, and beeping of electronic devices! How do they do it? Japanese schoolgirls are now wearing spooky black contact lenses for […]
By bendystraw on April 27, 2005
Last night a few of us had free tickets to Philadelphia’s premiere of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’m never on the list for anything, so I get excited about things like free movie premieres, even when the only giveaways are Disney stickers, a Strasburg Railroad pamphlet, and a bag of low-fat blueberry mini-muffins. […]
By bendystraw on April 25, 2005
Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops haven’t been to Philadelphia in such a long time that I’d stopped checking the performance schedule on their website. But the ever-excellent Bloodshot Records announced today that Rivers Roll on By, the new Jim and Jennie CD, is now available! Even better, the band is playing two Philly shows […]
By bendystraw on April 20, 2005
Just when you figure out the one-size-fits-all food pyramid, Uncle Sam scraps the whole system and replaces it with twelve different pyramids. Due to a bad case of pyramid paralysis, I haven’t eaten for two days and will soon be too weak to type. Luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a website […]
By bendystraw on April 18, 2005
Here’s a picture of the next door neighbor’s latest sign. He likes to make signs.
By bendystraw on April 17, 2005
Are Fairmount residents protesting the high price of gas? Nope. This procession can mean only one thing: opening day for the Fairmount Sports Association’s baseball and softball leagues. Every year, team members and coaches don their uniforms and march through Fairmount to the tune of bagpipes, ending up at Von Colln Field for the first […]