Sunday, October 26, 2003

GO SEE Night of the Living Dead@!@!

presents a stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead. Featuring some of the madfuckingeniuses involved with their version of Reservoir Dogs. Hal Robins & John Hell lend their voices to this production, in addition to the likes of Bucky Sinister, Jon Fast and Paul Addis onstage. And your not-particularly-humble author appears in a pre-recorded segment. I havent' seen it yet, but all the reports back have been very positive.
Check the Spanganga
homepage for warning n' such (and, fyi, the vegetarian I know who saw it had no problem). Check the dates and ticket availability here, the
show runs through November 9th.

Two articles on Texas re-districting

The Washington Post delivers two insightful articles on the Texas Republicans re-districting powerplay. The first
deals with the legal issues involved the Democrats have filed suit claiming it to be unconstitutional and illegal; citing several experts, the article's thrust is that this is uncharted legal and constitutional territory. The other article covers
the diversity on the political spectrum of the Democrats who would be ousted by the news districting scheme--including some who vote with GOP frequently and who benefit the state by their senority.

If you are curious and want to geek (yes, as a verb) about more general redistricting stuff, there are links here to
all manner of redistricting sites, including those for each of the 50 states (hmmm, not quite Maine seems to be missing, I wonder why. Indiana makes up for it by having several sites for some reason). Here's
the California site
which has links to redistricting in the news stories, and maps of 2002 party registration by country which is interesting to look at.

I now know more than is useful about this. From here on I will begin purposefully forgetting it.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003


That's right, I'm bringing my First Frickin' Fridays series to an end this Friday. I'll have the wonderful help of omnimedia maven Univac. We'll make fun of Ahnold and show cool videos and play great music. You can show up and drink. :) Come out to 21 Grand this Friday.