Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Mugs Up!

I admit it's not my best writing. Or even my best reporting (but what do you expect from a drunk reporter?). However, this little piece I wrote for 11211 Magazine is fun. Here's a little sample:
And so I surrendered to the beer gods. It was like Willy Wonka for the over 21 crowd.

I started with the pilsners. I had a Radaberger Royal Pilsner, a Spaten, a Stella. Then the darker lagers: a Blue Point Toasted Lager from Long Island, an Anchorsteam from San Francisco. Then came the white beers: the Weihenstephaner hefeweizen, Mugs’ best selling brew (from the 1,000-year-old brewery, remember?), then a Franzisakner. At this point my handwriting became a bit sloppy...
Read the whole thing here.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

George Bush Don't Like Black People

Or so goes the hook to the new single from Houston rap group KO, inspired by Kanye West's much-publicized heartfelt remarks at a recent Hurricane Katrina benefit and cleverly set to the track of Kanye's own "Gold Digger." Here's a little sample:
Five days in this motherfucking attic
I can’t use the cellphone I keep getting static
Dying ’cause they lying instead of telling us the truth (…)
Screwed ’cause they say they’re coming back for us, too
but that was three days ago and I don’t see no rescue(…)

Swam to the store, tryin’ to look for food
Corner store’s kinda flooded so I broke my way through
Got what I could but before I got through
News say the police shot a black man trying to loot
In addition to the powerful lyrics, it's a pretty hot song. Hear the whole thing here.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Broken Pinky Toe?

I think I just broke my pinky toe. I jammed it into the radiator when trying to run into my room (I was naked on the couch and my roommate and her friend walked in).

It's pretty painful and was sticking out the side a bit. I've got it taped to the next toe with an ice pack on it. Anything else I should do? There's no point in going to the doctor for this, right?

I'd take a picture but it hurts too much to get up and get the camera...I'll post one later when it's all nice and bruised.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Get Out The (Primary) Vote While Advocating for the Legalization of Marijuana and Gay Marriage!

There are only six days left until the New York City Democratic Primary. The Primary is just as, if not more, important than the election in November because in the Primary we'll decide what Democratic candidates to put up. For some races (i.e. Borough President, Public Advocate, etc.) the Primary will determine the election because there just aren't that many Republican candidates in a place like New York City (thank God). But that means there are some bad Democrats out there. So, get your ass to the poll (find your polling place here).

But if you really care about New York City politics (and you should because they affect you!), I suggest you try the new software by 2002 Libertarian candidate for New York Governor Scott Jeffrey. Jeffrey created LegalizeVotes.com at first to help promote his organization's issues (the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage) but LegalizeVotes quickly developed into a way for any New Yorker to start their own Get Out the Vote (GOTV) campaign without leaving their home or office. With this easy-to-use, web-based software you can look up your friends, send them a reminder to vote, endorse your favorite candidate and send them a MapQuest link for their polling site. It's super easy and fun because you can also check out your friends' voting scores. Hell, you can even check the voting scores of New York City celebrities. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker scores a 6.7. Carrie Bradshaw would be so proud! With a 1.1, Woody Allen proves once again to be a poor role-model. Al Franken rates a 6.7 and Howard Stern gets a 7.5. Howard Stern beats Al Franken?

Visit LegalizeVotes. Check out my poor voting score. But most importantly, get off your ass and vote on Tuesday, September 13!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

I'm baaaaack!

Yes, eefers escaped for another weekend in the country. And, yes, it was delightful, once again. Having no TV, phone or email, though, I missed out on the news of the terrible tragedies in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It's quite sad that our government can't seem to take care of these people. But Kanye West said it best.

In other news, Mayoroke was a blast and eefers was Gawkered for it. Sadly, Giff didn't show. Nor did any of the mayoral candidates (except for crazy Christopher X. Brodeur and he didn't even sing because I wouldn't let him sing his original tune "Are You a Communist?"). But even without the mayoral candidates, the night was a huge success. See pictures here. If I look drunk, it's because I was. Very drunk.