Friday, March 11, 2005
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
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:15 AM
Thursday, March 10, 2005
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.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Arizona
Posted by cuddlefish at 10:52 AM
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
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.
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, Minnesota
Posted by cuddlefish at 6:38 AM
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
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.”
Posted by cuddlefish at 7:46 AM
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
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
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
tags: roller derby, rollergirls, VICE Squad, Iron Curtain, Tucson
Posted by cuddlefish at 6:52 AM