Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Joey Garlics Pizzeria

The name has a ring to it, but Joey Garlic's does not live up to it's persona. Walking into the quant Ialian restaurant, one might have a positive reaction to the delicoius aroma and smiling faces, but once you are seated and ready for drink and a meal, that will change.
My family and I went there for dinner last weekend and we were appauled by the terrible services and not quite above average food. After ordering just our drinks, we were not served for almost 20 minutes. Then, when our food orders were finally taken, we waited almost an hour to eat our dinner, that turned out not to be all that great.
Joey Garlics offers takeout and pickup orders, and apparently that is what they are known for because dining out was not the right choice.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Honoring April 20th

Ohhhh 4/20, the day that many high school and college-age people use as an excuse to refrain from responsibilities and all reality to smoke pot. For many, it's just like any other day. Although I am not an avid celebrator myself, I always wondered about the true significance of this day.

After some research, I found that 4/20 comes from a story about a group of teenagers at San Rafael High School in California in 1971 where the teens met at 4:20 p.m. (the time that afternoon detention was let out) every day to smoke marijuana at the Louis Pasteur statue (as seen in the photo). To this day, April 20th has become a counterculture holiday where people celebrated with marijuana.

Approximately 10,000 people at the University of Colorado at Boulder celebrate it as a part of Earth week very year. UC has played a huge part in maintaining the rememberence of 4/20. While, police have tried to prevent the celebration, thousands more partipatants visit the campus every year.

Internationally, 4/20 is observed as well. At the University of Otago in New Zealand, students meet on the Union Lawn on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:20 to smoke pot in public as a way of protesting its illegality.
Well, my research did not prove much to me that 4/20 is the least bit historical. It simply says that a bunch of hippies started smoking pot after detention and some others followed with the trend. Although, Earth week is definitely worth celebrating.

Furries are Freaks

I know my title of this blog is very judgemental and I try not to be a judgemental person, but after reading about Furies I just had to blog about it.
I tried to keep an open mind thoughout the piece, but by the 10th page and the 20th reference to having sex with stuffed animals, I just couldn't beleive what I was reading. I understand that people may have weird fetishes and that's cool, but firstly, keep it to yourself and second, having stuffed animal fetishes should not even be considered a fetish, but instead what a source calls, "Beastiality," especially when taken to completely inapriate extremes of living animals.
I could go on about the absurd details that this writer shares about the Furies, but the bottom line is these people that claim they are only turned on by "plush" were completely fu*ked up by cartoons when they were kids and they all need reality checks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hey There Delilah

I recently began reading the syndicated radio star Delilah's book called "Love Matters." Her book is full of reasons why love matters. She is sappy, I know, but I have grown to appreciate hearing the personal stories from her listeners and her wise commentary.
If you are not familiar with her, Delilah is the host of a nighttime radio show broadcasted across all of North America and known for her mesmerizing voice that tells stories about love and loss as she then chooses sappy love songs accordingly. Delilah is not perfectly in tune with her own love story, she has even been divorced three times in her life and still has not found "the one" she explains, but listening to other's experiences is fulfilling to her.
She has deemed herself the "Queen of Sappy Love Songs" and has been said to say her show is a "safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a comfortable cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth and share their secrets."
In her book Delilah writes of her favorite love stories over the years including "The joyful reunion of a widow with her first love thirty-eight years after giving birth to their child, "A young woman's agonizing decision to renounce the love she found while working at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11," and "A poignant encounter with a "Christmas angel" during one man's holiday rounds as a professional Santa.

Click to listen to Delilah.

Monday, April 13, 2009

"Another Bambi Moment"

On April 22nd, Disney's new creation by Disneynature, "Earth" will hit theatres with the over-obsessed, under-used phrase "go green." According to the New York Times, the movie features a baby elephant is separated from its mother and dies, a cheetah who eats a baby gazelle, and a father who bleeds to death after when attacked by a walrus.
Disneynature is a new label that includes the same people behind Discovery Channel's mini series "Planet Earth." The focus of the G-rated documentary film is to show the stuggle of three familes of animals over time.
Disney has a goal of showing the public the natural life of nature to ultimately promote environmental awareness and of course make another hit for kids and families.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Crowned Music Kings

The song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon has been stuck in my head all morning, which made me think, 'why not blog about them.'
This band relased their third 2007 album "Because Of The Times", which Entertainment Weekly called it their "crowning achievement," and Rolling Stone questioned their improvement because to their surprise, had already gotten so huge. The 2003 Youth and Young Manhood and 2005 Aha Shake Heartbreak lead to the ground-breaking Because of The Times bringing the band to global success. Selling out concerts all over the U.S., Kings of Leon also healdlined the Glastonbury Fesitval in the U.K. and the Oxygen Festival in Ireland all while selling out at their London show of a 20,000-seat Arena in under an hour (where Led Zeppelin held its reunion concert).
Kings of Leon will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals on Friday, August 28th and Sunday, August 30th August with Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Placebo, The Prodigy, Bloc Party, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs just to name few.

They are really a great band with a unique sound so take a listen to "Use Somebody" if you hadn't already heard

Monday, April 6, 2009

Celebrity Tweeting

I found an article in the Chicago Tribune entitled "Celebrities on Twitter: Real or Fake?" In my mind, I said to myself 'fake, no question." This writer gives an interesting twist on the idea in that maybe their tweets are real, but they have a hidden meaning. Unfortunately, identity theft on twitter is just going to make the social networking site lose its credibility, if it had any in the first place.

Check it out. See what you think celebrities are saying, if its them at all.,0,1405201.story