15 August 2010

Dirty Linen Night on Royal Street

From Dirty Linen

Dirty Linen Night is the French Quarter response to White Linen Night, which took place last week in the arts district of downtown New Orleans. Dirty Linen Night has taken place on Royal Street for the last nine years, and it has focused on the eclectic offerings which tourists and locals alike can only find in the historic Vieux Carre. The art in the French Quarter ranges from not to good to great, and everything from sculpture to live performance art was available fro viewing at Dirty Linen Night. Pictures from the French Quarter event can be seen here.

From Dirty Linen

14 August 2010

Saints Training Camp 2

Saints Training Camp

The Saints took to the field last Saturday, even with a heat index of 105 degrees. The team looked good during the annual Black and Gold scrimmage. While the defense looked as solid as ever, the first team offense spent much of the afternoon working out some kinks. The team has had a lot on its plate the last few months, and hopefully, now that the revelry of Super Bowl XLIV has subsided, we can get back to business.





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10 April 2010

French Quarter Festival April 9-11



TGIF! or Thank Goodness It's Festival time. Folks, we have officially entered musical festival season in New Orleans, and French Quarter Festival is back and rocking away. As always, the French Quarter Festival features a wide variety of talent from New Orleans, and it takes place across several stages and several days. All of this musical merriment comes to you sans cash, aka, this cultural experience is yours for free. Additionally, most of the city's best restaurants set up shop to provide festival goers with some food. More information and a schedule for the festival can be head at French Quarter Fest's website, here.

12 November 2009

The Flaming Lips Video for Watching the Planets

Prepare to have you mind blown by nakedness in this video for Watching the Planets from the new record by the Flaming Lips, Embryonic
http://www.nme.com/video?bcpid=26429438001&bctid=49582897001

29 September 2009

One More Way To Kill Time

I should be reading for graduate studies, but now I am reading the comments of my peers. Darn you Google.

in reference to: Google Sidewiki (view on Google Sidewiki)

20 August 2009

Craigslist Scammer


I have been trying to sell a fridge on Craigslist, and every so often I get harassed by some moron trying to buy my items via a wire transfer or money order. What makes this so ridiculous is Craigslist forwards every email with a bold, multi-color header that warns against making such a transaction.

This morning I received one of the worst, most flagrant scam emails that has ever graced my inbox.
Hello,
I appreciate your item ads posted at www.craigslist.org and i will like to make inquiry. Am interested in buying the item from you. I would have love to come and check it myself and make payment with cash but I just got married and am presently on a honeymoon trip to Hawaii with my wife. Kindly withhold it with immediate effect from the advert Web as i don't mind adding $50 for you to do that, so I can be rest assured that the item is held for me.

I should believe it is in good condition as stated. I will be making the payment via Money Order,which my secretary will mail across to you. My Mover will be coming to check it from you once the payment has been cashed. Please I will need both your full Name, Phone Number and physical Address to issue out the payment. Awaiting your reply.

Regards
Gary Collin
After reading this, I was moved to reply to this asshole.
Dear Mr. Collin,

I appreciate your interest in my listings. Your generic email which makes no reference to any of my items for sale made me optimistic. If you would like for me to hold the items, I would appreciate it if you please send the money order to my cousin in Nairobi. He has been having some tough times as the prince of an obscure territory in Africa and has found much of his funds locked up in a bank. In order for him to get access to his funds, he needs a small loan which will allow him to get his money and pay back 10 times your investment! If you are interested, please wire the funds to
8 Valley Road. P.O Box 42254.
City, Nairobi. Country, Kenya
c/o Prince Mahmoud Bhaja

I look forward to doing business with you.

Sincerely,

The Rapscallion

P.s.- Go F*** Yourself and Stop Ruining Craigslist you sack of s***!
If you would like to sell anything to Mr. Collin, please feel free to email him at garrycolline@gmail.com. I am sure he will make you a good deal.

23 June 2009

Discovery: Vampire Weekend + Ra Ra Riot = Album of Summer 09

Started as a side project in 2005, Discovery is the interesting pairing of Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and Wes Miles of Ra Ra Riot. Discovery was put on hold after both gentlemen found success in their respective bands. However, with some down time, they managed to craft a unique pop record that makes use of hand claps for rhythms and synthesizers for harmony. Their debut LP, aptly titled LP, combines auto-tuning and drum machines with the R&B vibe of Vampire Weekend and the straight ahead melodies of Ra Ra Riot. LP by Discovery comes out on XL July 7th. Listen to both "So Insane" and the incredible remake of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back."

("I Want You Back" by Discovery)

("So Insane" by Discovery)

22 June 2009

Sneak a Peek at Burton's Wonderland

When Tim Burton announced his plans to film a live action version Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland," many questions were raised how the visionary director would distinguish his work from the classic 1951 Disney film, "Alice in Wonderland." Well the first images are out, and judging from the looks of Johnny Depp in the role of the Mad Hatter, audiences young and old are in for a treat next March when Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" hits theaters.
Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole have become a literary favorite since they were first published in 1865. Since then, Alice and here whimsical Wonderland counterparts have enjoyed many cinematic treatments, including a 1903 silent film directed by Cecil Hepworth. The best known version is Walt Disney's "Americanized" treatment of the British text. Although it strays from the source text, it succeeds in creating a visual spectacle which has mesmerized audiences for the last 50 years.
The legacy and popularity of Disney's original "Alice in Wonderland" is unmatched, but Tim Burton is one director who is not afraid to tread on hallowed ground. Roald Dahl's whimsical "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" enjoyed an excellent film treatment with the 1971 musical which starred Gene Wilder as the eccentric Willy Wonka. While "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" has become a children's classic since its release, Burton felt that there was still something more to get from the original story. With the help of Johnny Depp and his Michael Jackson-esque portrayal of Wonka, Burton brought audiences back to the Chocolate Factory in his 2005 version of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
The most recent treatment of note for Alice was in 1999 with a TV version released by the Hallmark company. The costumes and make up were pretty, but many critics complained that it lacked the punch of the Disney film. Ultimately, it left the door wide open for one more shot at a visual manifestation of Wonderland.
Disney had long desired to do more with the Alice story, and Joe Roth started putting the pieces together in 2007. It was not until later that year that the project solidified with the inclusion of Tim Burton as director. He originally stated that, "the goal is to try to make it an engaging movie where you get some of the psychology and kind of bring a freshness but also keep the classic nature of Alice." Fortunately, that freshness will come in 3D, as Disney and Burton believe that technology has progressed enough to offer the film in the exciting medium.
The film is already in the can, having been shot last winter over 40 days. All we are waiting on now is the CG to be finished. Starring Johnny Depp, Matt Lucas, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, "Alice in Wonderland's" "important date" for release is March 19, 2010. Don't be late.

07 May 2009

Manny Ramirez Suspended for 50 Games Trying to Get "Fertile"

Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games. It's not what you think. He wasn't taking steroids, he was just trying to boost his fertility. According to ESPN
HCG is a women's fertility drug typically used by steroid users to restart their body's natural testosterone production as they come off a steroid cycle. It is similar to Clomid, the drug Bonds, Giambi and others used as clients of BALCO.
Oh... Well, I still think it's ridiculous. I think Manny was just being Manny when he was taking women's drugs. He is obviously pulling a Dennis Rodman and trying to get in-touch with his inner female.