Jeff Ensley (echokid)

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Stik Figga -- The Long Walk

Nothing beats the Stik...except for more Stik.

October 2, 2005 at 2:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hippies Invade China Town

Man, I LIVE in China and I have never seen a fortune cookie once. They pass 'em out like candy in the US, but fortune cookies in China? Forget about it !!! I guess I'm used to the great Topeka Chinese restaurants...I must say that the food in Xi'an is much cheaper, though.....

I haven't seen any hippies in China yet either...

October 2, 2005 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Billions / The Girl Is A Ghost / thesistermaria -- 09/30/05 at Granada

Did anybody catch the opening act? The Sister Maria was awesome!!! Where's the love? Oh right...in Top City...

October 2, 2005 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Watch the Oscars and Grow Your Brain!

I can't belive "Johnny America" was snubbed for an Oscar for best screenplay adapted from an original work. These awards are rigged!

PS: On an unrelated/related note, Johnny America still rules, or 'rulz' as circumstance may dictate.

April 6, 2005 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ben Lee / Har Mar Superstar / Maria Taylor -- 04/06/05 at Bottleneck

Actually, there is no "e" in Grand Royal. And Ben was signed up at least a year before he turned 16. Anyways, it should be a great show tonight. I'm his biggest fan...which sort of like saying you're the world's tallest midget.

"And it's black
And it's cool
And it knows just what to do
I wouldn't swap it for the world
It's my turntable"

-BL

April 6, 2005 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Spooky Sounds for Halloween

Am I the only one who felt that the 'Harry Potter' saga was largely lifted from the fertile framework that is 'The Worst Witch'? While the 'Harry Potter' saga is obviously much more complex and certainly stands sturdily on its own merits, when I saw 'The Sorcerer's Stone' I totally thought, "This is 'The Worst Witch' only with wizards".

Post script:

Johnny America 4-Eva !!!!

January 28, 2005 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Thanksgiving for One

Dear Jay:

While I surmise that your advice, (although based upon real experiences) is offered up in jest, I read in the KC Star Magazine that there are now actual Thanksgiving meals available in drink form. These bottled "dishes" are provided by Jones Soda (widely known for their fine beverages).

Here's a link to their site:

http://www.jonessoda.com/files/turkey...

Post script:

Johnny America Rulez!!!!!

January 28, 2005 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Good Little Capitalists

Firstly, anyone who creates a product and sells it is not necessarily participating in capitalist exercise. They are certainly engaged, by definition, in a market of sorts, but markets can be socialistic or capitalistic in nature (or mixed). The defining trait of capitalism is a privately owned means of production utilised for gaining profits which are then privately collected. In a socialist market scheme, the ownership of the means of production are owned collectively and profits earned are shared amoung the workers (who are also the owners in the enterprise). To point to the presence of "profits" and "sales" as evidence of "capitalism" is to miss the point. Sales and profits are natural components of any market. The ownership (private vs collective) is the determinant of whether a venture is representative of capitalism or not. I don't know if anyone here has ever heard of a grocery store in Lawrence called the Merc. They sell products and make profits, but these profits are not privately owned or controlled the way Dillon's and Wal-Mart's are. As a result, the Merc's operations cannot be classified as a capitalist enterprise and neither can the calendar of a few anarchists, despite the fact that they're making money. I think it's safe to assume that the profits will be collectively shared.

Secondly, kids who slap the "A" stickers on their cars, guitar cases etc: are not necessarily anarchists. There are few anarchists who rely on the "a" in a circle symbol to represent their cause. These wannabes probably have no concept of anarcho-syndicalism (aka libertarian-socialism) and aren't likely to be familiar with any of the major figureheads of anarchy like Bakunin, et al. The preferred emblem of anarchists is the black and red flag. An "a" in a circle sticker no more makes an anarchist than a "Porn Star" shirt makes its wearer a star of porn.

January 28, 2005 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )