Lists for March 26, 2007

From Deadwood Edition #148

On Deck

...wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking. to.

  1. Hula, "1000 Hours"
  2. The Left Banke, "There's Gonna Be A Storm"
  3. Willie Nelson, "Red-headed Stranger"
  4. Killing Joke, "Revelations"
  5. Bad Brains, "Self-titled"

Tubers

...wherein local TV connoisseurs intimate what keeps them on their couches.

  1. "Hannity and Colmes" "I don't know how those guys do it, but somehow they're able to be both fair and balanced while being exciting and informative at the same time. Sean Hannity might be the most humble man on television today-if you don't count Bill O'Reilly, of course."
  2. "Extreme Makeover" "I think we should all thank God that TV can now show ordinary, ugly people with no style just what they've been doing wrong all these years. This masterpiece of television should really be shown to children before their parents can fill their heads with all of that 'Don't judge a book by its cover' nonsense."
  3. Everything on MTV "It's much more interesting now that they've taken away anything to do with music. Now if we could just get lawrence.com to stop putting so much focus on Lawrence. I mean, there are other towns out there."

Bound Up

Currently reading: "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight" by Thom Hartmann "Social inequality, war, global warming, peak-oil, environmental degradation, over-consumption ... it can be hard to get a grasp on how to begin to tackle this laundry list of problems our civilization has incurred in the pursuit of 'progress.' This is the best "big picture" book I've found on the subject. It cuts right to root of all these issues and still makes sense of what to do about it. Cheers!"

One book everyone should read: "Culture Jam" by Kalle Lasn "Culture jamming is all about taking our future into our own hands. It's about telling our own stories, and weaving a culture of positive values from the bottom up, rather than letting a handful of corporations create a consumer culture from the top down through billion-dollar ad campaigns and the mass-media. The book's really an inspiring treatise to all those who want to choose action over apathy when confronting their Monday morning problems."

Top 20 Stages of Grief for Jayhawk Fans

1. Denial
2. Scrawling "KU" in center of bracket with own tears
3. Doing victory dance with exhumed dog corpse
4. Scratching "NCAA Champs" into forehead with broken beer bottle
5. Anger
6. Capturing feral pig
7. Learning Bill Self's address
8. Blacking out whenever Roy Williams Coke commercial airs
9. Waking up naked in front of Allen Field House
10. Bargaining...
11. ...with hostage negotiator
12. Inducing coma until next season
13. Begging God to take you instead
14. Chaining Baby Jay to your radiator
15. Depression
16. Eating rat poison tainted dog food
17. Watching "Hoosiers" 24 hours a day in a windowless room
18. Realizing you have no idea what a "Bruin" is
19. Remembering that KU still doesn't suck as much as the Royals
20. Acceptance