Friday, March 11, 2005

L.A. Derby Dolls on ESPN2

The L.A. Derby Dolls had their first bout taped by ESPN2.

Watch the Sirens take on the Tough Cookies on "Timeless" this Saturday, March 12, 11:30am Eastern/ 10:30am Central.

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friday random ten

Lauren has the instructions.

"FunFunFun" - This Microwave World
"Girl's Night Out" - Sue Foley
"Paved Road To Berlin" - Giant Sand
"Disco 3000" - ex-Girl
"Apronstrings" - Sixteen Deluxe
"Poor Lost Soul" - James McMurtry
"12XU" - Wire
"Blitzkrieg Bop" - Ramones
"Organic Beauty" - Govinda
"Peter Gunn" - Art of Noise

friday elfgirl blogging

kadie edition Posted by Hello

Thursday, March 10, 2005

f***ing blogger

fucking blogger

thanks PSoTD

Arizona Roller Derby Bout This Saturday

The flat track Arizona Roller Derby will skate a bout this Saturday in Pheonix.

The Smash Squad will take on the Bad News Beaters.

Saturday, March 12.
Castle Sports Club, Pheonix, AZ.
Doors at 7pm

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
(kids under 10 free)

Live music from 4 Bill Stall and DJ Chris.

Please visit the Arizona Roller Derby website for more info.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Minnesota RollerGirls Bout Photos

The Minnesota RollerGirls skated their first bout of the season this past February 27th.

The Dagger Dolls defeated the Atomic Bombshells in the first bout.

The second bout featured the Garda Belts winning over the Silver Bullets.

See pictures of their first bout by Steven R. Wolf and Tony Nelson.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

rollergirl haiku

Strawberry flying
Unhesitating through pack
Calls off jam with flair

Rollergirl in lap
Tallboy makes a splash on track
Announcer says "Lift!"

She's the lead jammer
Toppled blockers in her wake
Nothing but Trouble

snakes, weasles and hyenas


We are relieved the Italian journalist was set free. I, personally, was very happy. Iraqis are getting abducted these days by the dozen, but it still says something else about the country when foreigners are abducted. Iraqis have a fierce sense of hospitality that can border on the obnoxious sometimes. When people come to our houses, we insist they have something to drink and then we insist they stay for whatever meal is coming- even if its four hours away. We cringe when journalists and aide workers are abducted because it gives us the sense that we’re bad hosts.

People are always wondering why they abduct journalists, and other innocents. I think its because the lines are all blurred right now. It’s difficult to tell who is who. Who is a journalist, for example, and who is foreign intelligence? Who is a mercenary and who is an aide worker? People are somewhat more reluctant to talk to foreigners than they were at the beginning.

The irony of the situation lay in the fact that Sgrena was probably safer with her abductors than she was with American troops. It didn’t come as a surprise to hear her car was fired at. Was it done on purpose? It’s hard to tell. I can’t think why they would want to execute Giuliana Sgrena and her entourage, but then on the other hand, I can’t think how it could have possibly happened that they managed to fire that many rounds at a car carrying Italian intelligence officers and a journalist (usually they save those rounds for Iraqi families in cars).

There really is no good excuse for what happened. I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out what the Pentagon will say short of an admission that it was either on purpose or that the soldiers who fired at the car were drunk or high on something…

I have a feeling it will be the usual excuse, “The soldiers who almost killed the journalist were really, really frightened. They’ve been under lots of pressure.” But see, Iraqis are frightened and under pressure too- we don’t go around accidentally killing people. We’re expected to be very level-headed and sane in the face of chaos.

I wager that this little incident will be shoved aside with one of those silly Pentagon apologies that don’t really sound like apologies, you know: “It was an unfortunate incident, but Sgrena shouldn’t have been in Iraq in the first place. Journalists should stay safely in their own countries and listen for our daily military statements telling them democracy is flourishing and Iraqis are happy.”

On Uppity Women

From the Minister of Proper Gander:

Just because a woman stands up for herself doesn't mean she is telling a man to sit down.

A Heretik Manifesto On Uppity Women.


VICE Squad 141, Iron Curtain 82

The girls from the flat track Tucson Roller Derby skated their second bout of the season this past Saturday in Tucson.

Final score: VICE Squad 141, Iron Curtain 82

Iron Curtain:
Doris Badenov 39 pts, 14 jams, 2.79 pts/jam; 5 penalties
The Hammer 6 penalties
Berlin Wall 12 pts, 3 jams, 4 pts/jam; 17 penalties
Cher Noble 5 penalties
Anna Kareena 3 penalties
Knuckle Sandovich 0 pts, 3 jams, 0 pts/jam; 10 penalties
Vodka Tonic 31 pts, 11 jams; 2.82 pts/jam; 5 penalties

VICE Squad:
Whiskey Mick 11 pts, 3 jams, 3.67 pts/jam; 19 penalties
Kamanda 17 pts, 5 jams, 3.4 pts/jam; 9 penalties
Barbicide 4 pts, 1 jam, 4 pts/jam; 17 penalties
Penny Tencherry 78 pts, 16 jams, 4.88 pts/jam; 4 penalties
Dirty Teri 32 pts, 6 jams, 5.33 pts/jam; 2 penalties
Hard Anya 15 penalties
Carrie Guns 11 penalties

The VICE Squad unleashed utter police brutality upon the Iron Curtain Saturday, beating them by a whoppin'59 points. Despite the huge point gap between the teams, the bout was highly charged and nearly totally out of control with numerous jammer takedowns and vicious fights.

The Captain of the Iron Curtain, Knuckles Sandovich, sustained a cut when she slid into our photographer's knee -- eye first, and had to receive 10 stitches after the bout, but after being treated by our quick responding trackside EMT, she was up and ready to pivot as soon as he stopped the bleeding.

Whiskey Mick, Captain of the VICE Squad also needed trackside medical attention after taking a wristguard to the eye, knocking out her contact, and scratching her eyeball. After quick treatment from the EMT, she was up and in the next jam.

The next bout promises to be extremely charged with the VICE Squad rematch against the FTW on April 16th, with live music from San Francisco's Hammerlock.

Please see the Tucson Roller Derby website for more info.

stats and comments provided by Kim Sin

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