Friday, August 05, 2005

friday random ten


Minus - Beck
The Curse of Millhaven - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
University - Throwing Muses
The Professional - Sleater-Kinney
Blown a Wish - My Bloody Valentine
Moby Octopad - Yo La Tengo
Terry - James McMurtry
Ballerina - TunaHelpers
Levitation - 13th Floor Elevators
The KKK Took My Baby Away - Ramones

friday briefs

Juba the sniper.

Paul Krgman on the father of "intelligent design."

Jill at Feministe on why God Dennis Prager Hates Dudes in Dresses.

Rollerball 2005 Awards

The winners of the Lonestar Rollergirls Rollerball 2005 Awards have been announced.

Most Team Spirit: La Muerta, Queen of the Putas
Most Improved: Sweetie Switchblade, Hellcats
Best Bruise: Helena Handbasket, Holy Rollers
Best Sponsor: Independence Brewery
Big Gunns (Best Biceps): Mau Mau, Hellcats
Crowd Favorite: Chola, Putas Del Fuego
Most Dedicated: Chola, Putas Del Fuego
J-Lo (Best Booty): Catalac, Hellcats
Velveta Queen (Cheesiest): Cheapskate, Hellcats
Bets Tattoo: Varuca Assault, Cherry Bombs
Best Man of the Derby: Sol
Best Rookie: Venis Envy, Putas Del Fuego
Most Feared: Cherry Chainsaw, Cherry Bombs
Best Band: Boom Box
Best Fight: Chola (Putas)/Luna (Hellcats)
Best Production Person: Ayman
Golden Tickets: Holly Peno, Putas Del Fuego
Best Fan: Chola's family
Best Take Out: Lux, Rhinestone Cowgirls
Get a Room Award: Frankie/Lux
Drama Queen: Luna, Hellcats
Best Non-Derby Performance: Cheapskate dances on local access tv
15 min. ham: Cheapskate, Hellcats
Best Blocker: Hell's Belle, Putas Del Fuego
Best Pivot: Witch Baby, Rhinestone Cowgirls
Best Jammer: Chola, Putas Del Fuego
Purple Heart: Cherry Chainsaw, Cherry Bombs
MVP: Gun Smoka, Rhinestone Cowgirls

The Lonestar Rollergirls have also released their new season schedule starting this Fall.
All bouts will be held on Sunday nights with doors opening at 6 pm.

Sept. 25, 2005 (exhibition bout)
Oct. 9. 2005 (exhibition bout)
Oct. 30, 2005 (exhibition bout)
Nov. 20, 2005 (start of regular season)
Dec. 4, 2005
Dec. 18, 2005
Jan. 8, 2006
Jan. 22, 2006
Feb. 5, 2006
Feb. 19, 2006
March 5, 2006
March 19, 2006
April 2, 2006
April 16, 2006
April 30, 2006
May 14, 2006
May 28, 2006
June 11, 2006

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Vanity Fair floats allegations GOP chief Hastert took Turkish bribes.

Raw Story

"[Sibel] Edmonds has given confidential testimony inside a secure Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility on several occasions: to congressional staffers, to investigators from the OIG, and to staff from the 9/11 commission," Rose continues. "Sources familiar with this testimony say that, in addition to her allegations about the Dickersons, she reported hearing Turkish wiretap targets boast that they had a covert relationship with a very senior Republican indeed—Dennis Hastert, Republican congressman from Illinois and Speaker of the House since 1999. The targets reportedly discussed giving Hastert tens of thousands of dollars in surreptitious payments in exchange for political favors and information. “The Dickersons,” says one official familiar with the case, “are just the tip of the iceberg.”

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Texas Rollergirls Championship Bout

The flat track Texas Rollergirls will have their Championship Bout this Sunday, August 7th.

The undefeated Honky Tonk Heartbreakers will battle the Hotrod Honeys for the 2005 season championship.

The first match will feature the Hell Marys (Hell Yeah!) scrapping with the Hustlers for third place.

Sunday, Ausgust 7.

Playland Skate Center

Tickets are $10 in advance.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, bout at 7:15 pm.

Music by The Arm and Blackpool Lights.

Visit the Texas Rollergirls website for more info.

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wednesday reads

War on Terror explained by Juan Cole.

Hmmmm...Billmon on the Ohio District 2 election.

last throes

Regender, a different website translator. This nice hack swaps genders in documents.
(via arse poetica)

A Department of Labor report released Monday finds that America's high schools are not sufficiently preparing emerging dropouts for the demands of unemployment.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Italy Wins Homeless World Cup

After 114 matches over five days the Homeless World Cup said goodbye to Edinburgh in front of a packed Ross Bandstand on Sunday night.

The five days of competition saw an incredible 625 goals scored in front of around 60,000 fans.

Italy lived up to their number one ranking when they edged Poland in the final by three goals to two. Italy had also kicked the event off on Wednesday morning when they lost to Ireland.

It would remain the Italians only defeat.

Scotland sent the crowd wild with a series of heroic performances before settling for fourth place. In Gary Lipscombe the Scottish fans found a new hero.

Namibia lit up the event with a series of amazing displays. For many Ataka Jansen was the star of the event - although Portugal's Nuno Carlotta certainly pushed him all the way.

England captured the Big Issue Scotland Trophy with a convincing display against the Portuguese. The Welsh Dragons won the City of Edinburgh Trophy after edging South Africa in a close encounter.

There was Scottish success in the INSP Network Trophy when the Czech Republic pipped France in the decider. The Czech's had local hero 'Shandy' (Andy McIntyre) as one of their players.

The United States captured the Fair Play Award - after capturing the hearts of everyone who saw them during the week. And Australia were voted best new team after their impressive debut saw them secure eigth place.