Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Isbell and the Fonz

Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of attending the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit's show in San Francisco. I've been working feverishly trying to edit all of the pics but it do look like I won't have those ready until Friday's post. Here's a shot in the mean while.

Many more pics and a few tales from the show coming up on Friday:


In DBT news check out the podcast interview with Patterson at Inside Georgia Music.


Does anybody have 50 bucks in quarters?

Medicinal marijuana to be available in vending machines:

"Herbal Nutrition Center of Los Angeles will make retail history with the debut of the first vending machine of its kind.

The PVM ('prescription vending machine') will dispense medications, including Cannabis, also known as marijuana. A strict verification process is required to obtain an access card to operate the machine, including a face-to-face consultation and fingerprinting."

Old, stupid laws.

In Virginia, serving sangria could land you in jail:

"Serving the traditional Spanish beverage of sangria could land you in hot water in the southern state of Virginia, but lawmakers were debating Thursday whether to legalize the tapas bar favorite.

Violating the code, which dates from 1934, a year after the end of the Prohibition Era, when alcohol was banned in the United States, is a 'class one misdemeanor, punishable by a 2,500 dollars fine and/or 12 months in jail,' Marshall said."

Very down with the cloning. I was in a theatre production of Brave New World many moons ago. I played Helmholtz Watson.

US scientists close to creating artificial life::

"It is one of the Holy Grails of science, but also one that stirs deep fears as forseen in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel 'Brave New World' in which natural human reproduction is eschewed in favor of babies grown artificially in laboratories."

I had a Fonz t-shirt and a sweet Fonz ring when I was a kid. The ring had an actual picture of the Fonz with thumbs pointed decidedly upwards.

Milwaukee statue will `Bronze the Fonz'
"Aaaaaaay! The Fonz will be returning to Milwaukee later this year -- permanently, and in bronze.

A statue of Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli, the leather-jacketed biker from 'Happy Days,' will be erected in the city where the TV sitcom was set, now that local groups have raised the $85,000 needed to do it, civic leaders said Friday."

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