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Happy Thanksgiving -- The evolution of Thanksgiving

Posted by Eric Brightwell, November 22, 2007 12:05pm | Post a Comment



December 4, 1619. 38 Brits got together in Charles Cittie. Captain John Woodleaf spake,

"Wee ordaine that the day of our ships arrival at the place assigned for plantacon in the land of Virginia shall be yearly and perpetually keept holy as a day of thanksgiving to Almighty god."

    Wahunsenacawhk                          Matoaka                                                       John Rolfe

They had reason to give thanks after rocky relations with the natives started to calm down. Previously, after Chief Wahunsenacawh's daughter Matoaka (nicknamed Pocahontas) married John Rolfe, relations between the two peoples had improved. In the spring, however, new leader Opechancanough's adviser and famed warrior/magician Nemattanew (derided as Jack of Feathers by the English for his feathered costume) was murdered by two Englishman disproving Nemattanew's claim that a magic oil made him immune to gunfire.

Opechananough

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LAST MINUTE THANKSGIVING TURKEY COOKING TIPS

Posted by Billyjam, November 21, 2007 06:09pm | Post a Comment

If you are one of those individuals who has an uncooked turkey, a ton of people coming over for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, but don't have a clue as to how to go about cooking the bird coz you have never cooked a turkey before, then the above basic how-to-cook a turkey with Chef Tom should be of help. And if you are one of these harried people, you may wish to check out the first part in this simple how-to video guide by clicking here.

GRAFFITI ON THE BEACH: PART ONE

Posted by Billyjam, November 21, 2007 03:08pm | Post a Comment
The other day I made a trip out to one of my favorite places in the world: the beach at Bolinas, CA -- about an hour's drive from Oakland or San Francisco, north of SF, just past Stinson Beach on the Pacific coastline. There the beach is beautiful, the surfers plentiful, and the out-of-context yet unobtrusive graffiti along the beach is in full effect as usual. And as usual, much of the graffiti along the beach at Bolinas is influenced by its surroundings: i.e., images of surfers and sharks and birds, as you will see in some of the pics below -- part one in this three part series.

Of course, this was just the other day, meaning in these immediate post-Bay oil spill days. And even though technically Bolinas was not closed off to the public for fear of oil contamination and surfers were out en masse, it was still not completely safe, especially for dogs without leashes as you will see from some of the signs below, although that didn't deter a couple of canines that I saw running freely (without leashes) along the Bolinas beach. One of the reasons it was unsafe for dogs was because oil-contaminated birds were still showing up on the beach.

Above and below are some of the warning images from the beach at Bolinas, but mostly I've included images of graffiti art (of all sizes and types) along the beach walls and leading down to the beach.

This is Part One in a three part series. Part Two in this series will be posted in a few days and Part Three (which will include more big graffiti pieces) in about a week. Thanks for checking it! And if you know of any remote rural spots in NorCal where you also unexpectedly find graffiti or murals, please share in the COMMENTS box all the way down. 




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The Wright Stuff - Guests & Intros Updated ! !

Posted by phil blankenship, November 21, 2007 12:22pm | Post a Comment
THE WRIGHT STUFF @ The New Beverly – Dec 2nd - 17th

Just when you thought you couldn't get any more excited about Edgar Wright's festival at the New Beverly, we've come to blow your mind. The line up of Edgar's special guests are so incredibly awesome, you are going to thank us profusely for the best Christmas present you have ever received.

The following performances will feature introductions from Edgar and Q&A's with these special guests.

Dec 2nd 7.30pm – Bugsy Malone & Phantom of the Paradise

On the night of Dec 2nd , Edgar will start off the whole shebang with a very, very special guest. Not only the super talented composer of Bugsy Malone, but the star Phantom Of The Paradise, Mr. Paul Williams.

Yes, that's right, one of America's greatest songwriters will be in the house and talking to Edgar.

Also! December 2nd, at midnight is the Dangerous Business Secret Show, all are invited, and it's something you certainly won't want to miss!

Dec 5 – Flash Gordon & Danger Diabolik – 7.30pm

In attendance with Edgar will be everyone's favorite Flash nemesis, Prince Barin himself, Timothy Dalton.

Then Joe Dante will be helping Edgar introduce Mario Bava's cult classic Danger: Diabolik!

december 7 - The Last Boy Scout and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – 7.30pm

In attendance with Edgar, the writer of Last Boy Scout and the writer / director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, as well as countless other crime classics, Shane Black, will be in attendance!

Dec 10 – American Werewolf in London and Tremors – 7.30pm

You can't get much more brilliant than John Landis, and we've got him! The director of American Werewolf will be in here in person and in conversation with Edgar.

December 12 - Top Secret and Bananas – 7.30pm

In attendance with Edgar tonight, a very special guest. When it comes to comedy, the name Zucker ranks high on the list. It doesn't get much funnier than Top Secret, and it doesn't get much more exciting than a Q&A with David Zucker himself!

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DO ANYTHING FOR DETHKLOK

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, November 21, 2007 12:17pm | Post a Comment
Question:  Do you own a television?  How about a DVD player?

If you answered "yes" to both questions, you have no excuses.  At your earliest convenience (which is probably now if you're just fucking around and reading this), go get Metalocalypse Season One and WATCH IT!!  Seriously.  But finish reading this first.

Perhaps you've heard of a little thing called Adult Swim?  It's the late night cartoon extravaganza which airs on Cartoon Network.  Such shows as Robot Chicken, Moral Orel and Aqua Teen Hunger Force, oh, but to name a few, have quickly become some of my favorite cartoons ever.  Check out this clip from Season Two of Robot Chicken:


That's some funny shit there. 

But I am here today to tell you about Metalocalypse, the best fucking show on TV.  Premiering last year, Metalocalypse centers around the exploits of the biggest, most metalest band in the world, Dethklok


William Murderface plays bass.  "No one in the world is full of more hatred than him.  And he hates no one more than he hates himself."  Skwisgaar Skwigelf is from Sweden, and plays guitar.  He is the fasted Guitarist alive.  Nathan Explosion is the "brutal vocalist and lyrical visionary of DETHKLOK."  Pickles the Drummer "became the world's most celebrated drummer after fronting LA rock band "Snakes and Barrels."  Toki Wartooth also plays guitar, and he is the second fastest Guitarist alive.

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