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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

One sign McCain doesn’t see Clinton as a challenge:

Friday, February 29th, 2008

When you search “Hillary Clinton 08” and “Barack Obama 08” on Google, check out who’s paying for the sponsored ads on the right side… Hillary has ads from, um, zazzle.com : Obama, on the other hand, sports ads from John McCain’s campaign: McCain has been loading up google ads on his opponent’s search terms for […]

Joe, Places, U.S.A. | 1 comment

King Corn documentary playing Denver, one night only

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Hey, So I saw this documentary in Portland back in November, and it was great. It was all about corn farmers in the United States and the last thirty or forty years of the corn industry — sounds like a real snoozer, right? It’s not. It explains obesity, diabetes, the current state of vending machines, […]

Denver, Joe, Movies, U.S.A. | No comments

What does Denver prefer more than erotic services?

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Ah, Craigslist. You are so full of information about people and the way they live. Based on intelligent website traffic estimates, “erotic services” is hands-down the most-clicked Craigslist category in most major U.S. cities. Actually, all of them. Except Denver. No, not Denver. In Denver “cars” takes first. Yeah, we like cars more than getting […]

Awesome, Denver, Ideas, Internet, Joe, U.S.A. | No comments

Plan: Awesome Summer

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Winter? Don’t care for it. Spring? Those frigid Chicago springs turned me off on the concept. Summer? Awesome. The hotter the better. Walking back from the grocer yesterday I got an thought, and I’m laying out the start of that thought here. It’s a plan called… Awesome Summer The first question is: What makes for […]

Awesome, Chicago, Colorado, Denver, Ideas, Joe, Places, Sane, U.S.A. | 5 comments

Born in the U.S.A. born 25 years ago

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska is one of my favorite albums. I had heard he recorded Born in the U.S.A. for that album, but it didn’t make the cut. The only way that song made sense on Nebraska was its lyrics, and that puzzle stuck around until last month, when I found the Nebraska version of Born […]

Music, Rock, U.S.A. | 3 comments

Made it.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I’ve got a new zip code (80204), a new extension at my office number (1057), and a new skyline. In the past 16 days I travelled 6880 miles (more than half done in my hardy Honda Civic hatchback). This incuded a wedding, a visit with my dad’s side of the family (four separate visits), two […]

Colorado, Denver, Family, Friends, Joe, North Carolina, Places, U.S.A., Winston-Salem, Work | 8 comments

One thing I like about the United States:

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

We test the limits. Democracy’s a big experiment with whether humanity can govern itself and stuff. It’s debatable what’s happening with that experiment now, but heck that’s the experiment. I kind of wish Columbus had been born like 200 years earlier and stuff and the U.S. got launched a couple centuries earlier, ‘cuz it’s hard […]

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On California Candles, blowing stuff up, and lameness

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

I have to work tonight which is lame. Lameness only exceeded by my having to work tomorrow night, and that lameness is only exceeded by not getting time and a half, or time and a anything extra. But America wasn’t founded just so I could complain about shit. No, America was founded so we could […]

Friends, Joe, U.S.A., Winston-Salem | 1 comment

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