Backstabbing isn’t just for friends

January 31, 2008

Here is a story straight from the streets of my school.  A guy walks down the street (the street is Broad Street), feels a punch to the back, figures ‘damn that hurt, whatever’ and keeps walking.  The man continues down the street until someone informs him he has a knife in his back.  He goes to the hospital, he will be fine.  I think this story is a perfect summary of the area I go to school in.  First off, a stranger might just stab you for no reason, you could get punched in the back and know it is not worth reporting, another stranger wouldn’t hesitate to get up in your business about the knife, and Temple hospital still wouldn’t be shocked when you came in.  It also says something about the students in the area, an article about the event has been the biggest e-mailed story through campus all week.  Read Article Here. Here is a quote from the article.

Here’s something you’d hear only on the hardscrabble streets of Philadelphia:

“Dude, you got a knife in your back.”

That’s what a passer-by yelled to a Philadelphia man after a bizarre incident as he was walking along Broad Street in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night.

After receiving what he thought was a punch to the back from a stranger, the victim told police that the passer-by pointed to his back and yelled about the knife.


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Worst Fashion Ever??

January 31, 2008

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A shirt that looks like a gross hairy chest.


Unique Movie, Unique Music

January 29, 2008

I probably have blogged about “Juno” before, but I have to again.  I encourage all of you to see it.  One of the best, if not the best movies of the year.  But today my obsession has spread to the soundtrack.  It is awesome.  19 tracks, I don’t love them all.  In fact there are several I hate.  But the ones I love are crazy good.  Plus the entire soundtrack is so different, so fresh.  It makes you think about the movie.  I listened to the entire soundtrack during my drive to school, and the time flew by.

Some of the tracks I particularly like:

Well Respected Man, A – The Kinks

Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian

Tree Hugger – Kimya Dawson/Antsy Pants

Loose Lips – Kimya Dawson

Dearest – Buddy Holly

Not sure if this link will work, but here is the mp3 of one of the songs.

kimya-dawson-loose-lips4.mp3


Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.)

January 29, 2008

How badass is the fact that they are making a G.I. J.O.E. Movie? The Internet gossip is all abuzz with who is in it and who isn’t. The imdb page. Jason Gordon Levitt, Sienna Miller, and Marlon Wayons are supposedly in it. I also read on another site that Channing Tatum has been cast as Duke. Well whoever, it should be cool.  I used to play with the action figures  for hours imagining the weirdest story-lines.  (Of course all stories revolved around the fact they could twist around the center)


Charlie Bit Me

January 28, 2008

SLEEVEFACING: Art or Dirty Word?

January 25, 2008

I recently came across a new word, Sleeveface or Sleevefacing. My initially thought was a nasty sex term. I am sure some of my readers could come up with a good definition for sleevefacing. But to my surprise it is an up and coming pop/modern art form.

According to UrbanDictionary.com:

Sleeveface: Sleeveface is the art of “one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of the body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion.” You’re basically posing with the record label as though it were a part of your own body.

Here is a whole album of sleevefacing pictures!!


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Score One for Team Clinton

January 24, 2008

I read an editorial on the New York Times website endorsing Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination tonight. I am not going to rephrase or highlight it, because I believe you should read it for yourselves in its entirety (its not long). I feel it accurately captured my view on the election, and the differences between Clinton and Obama.

I like both of them politically and because of the great overlap in their platforms it can be hard to differentiate.   I would be happy with either in the White House, but one clearly has more experience and is at least vocalizing more specific, in depth plans for our country.  While they share similar goals for the country, I need a president with plans to achieve those goals.  Although Clinton’s plans have not always panned out, she has always been forward about her successes and failures and willing to keep moving to get things done.

Read the Editorial Here