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May snow in Denver

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Here’s a photo from the May snowstorm we had in Denver:

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The impromptu Avett Brothers haiku ticket contest I launched on craigslist

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I had a ticket to Wednesday’s Avett Brothers show at the Boulder Theater. I couldn’t go, and so I went to craigslist to sell the ticket. I didn’t want to sell it to the first person to email me … that’s boring. So I wrote this in the post: “If you want the ticket, send […]

Colorado, Denver, Joe, Music, Places, Rock, Words | No comments

Colorado License Plate of the Day

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Saw this car parked in front of Denver’s city/county building. Plus one bajillion clever points.

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Ken Otterbourg’s post about race, reporting, and why there’s no National White Theatre Festival in the U.S.

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I used to work for the Winston-Salem Journal, and I still tune in every once in a while to the blog its managing editor Ken Otterbourg writes. Ken wrote about the newspaper’s coverage of the National Black Theatre Festival, and the feedback he gets from the town. He wrote this paragraph, which handles gracefully the […]

Joe, Journalism, Media, Places, Winston-Salem | No comments

On success, and the Colorado Rockies’ nine-game winning streak

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Denver Post sports columnist Dave Krieger (catch Krieger on twitter here) juiced out a good quote on the Colorado Rockies’ season, and what’s different now, from Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki: “The biggest thing for me is the mood on the field has changed,” Tulowitzki said. “Early on in the season, we were expecting bad things […]

Baseball, Denver, Joe, Quotes, Sports | No comments

Taking care of @ColoradoTweets

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Today the COTweeters group-tweet list (where anyone can send their tweets to the group, and the whole group gets them) succumbed to spam-bots. It had been getting worse and worse in the past four weeks. The bot-spammers are now winning over on COTweets, so I went and created a new Colorado group-tweet list, ColoradoTweets, that […]

Colorado, Denver, Internet, Joe | 4 comments

Eight haikus about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Here are 8 haikus I wrote today about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. All but one or two were written before the Denver Nuggets played the Mavericks in game 5 of their NBA playoffs series tonight. Mark Cuban is a rich businessman who owns the Dallas Mavericks He doesn’t really know how to play basketball, […]

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John Wenzel wrote a book about indie comedy.

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

John Wenzel wrote a book about indie comedy. It was published this month. I started reading the book this week, and I noticed that Mr. Wenzel likes to put funny or not-so-funny asides in the last sentence of paragraphs. Mr. Wenzel writes about music for The Denver Post. The book, Mock Stars: Indie Comedy and […]

Denver, Friends, Joe, Work | 1 comment

Bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon bacon,

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

bacon. I’ve been using that word a lot this week. This month. Yeah, really, this year. This week the new band I’m in, The Bacon Lobby, released our first song and music video. It’s called Bacon Man, and it’s about Obama. Sometimes we call it Obama Bacon Man. It goes “O–bama bacon man, make it […]

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Which is more destructive: voter intimidation tactics or fake-voter registration tactics?

Friday, October 10th, 2008

In Philadelphia this week this flyer was posted around black neighborhoods: Read the article about this voter intimidation scam at philly.com here. It’s not the first time this tactic has been used — snopes.com has this to say about this scam: Every presidential election prompts the circulation of misinformation regarding voting procedures. Sometimes the misinformation […]

Joe, Politics, U.S.A. | No comments

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