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DMB rewards scary stalkers with studio tour.
Dave Matthews Band posted a video to their website, via YouTube, which they describe as such: In late February, a group of 15 DMB fans from Canada discovered the location of the DMB studio and upon arrival, lingered outside hoping for a chance to meet DMB. Rob Cavallo, producer, invited the lucky fans in for …
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Candy Review: Hershey’s Thingamajig, Wildly Cherry M&Ms.
I spent the last week on vacation in Chicago, and one of my goals for the visit was to find some regional candy bars. Despite stopping in a dozen or so corner stores to study their candy racks, I wasn’t able to find anything more interesting than a Chick-O-Stick (which I like, but that’s a …
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The White House is planning a victory garden.
Michelle Obama will plant a vegetable garden on the White House lawn. With eleven hundred square feet of organic garden, there will be lots of room for the planned lettuce, sugar snap peas, spinach, broccoli, spinach, onions, chard, kale, collards, fennel, rhubarb, carrots, and an assortment of spices. It’ll be fertilized with compost from the …
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I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.
“And when gasoline got too expensive, we took out the windshield and the engine and hitched the car to a horse! We called it a ‘Hoover Wagon.’” An Abe Simpson quote?* Nope—that’s what some folks did during the Great Depression. Reading a 1935 issue of VQR today, I noticed the event was then referred to …
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Mt. Rushmore in a half-million years.
A fauxto of Mount Rushmore as it will appear in 502,000 C.E. (Via The Long Now)
Buckingham’s Willis Mountain.
While driving through Buckingham County yesterday, up and down the hills of the Piedmont, I was surprised to see a prominence to the south of Dillwyn. The size of a small mountain, it’s oddly-shaped, in a way I couldn’t quite put my finger on. It turns out to be an interesting spot. Willis Mountain is …
Public Citizen, the VA ACLU, and the TJ Center are representing me.
There’s lots of great news on the topic of my subpoena. The first is that three legal groups have all swooped in to save me (and cvillenews.com) from myself: Public Citizen, the ACLU of Virginia, and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression. Paul Levy, Rebecca Glenberg, and Josh Wheeler—from each organization, …
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Bubby Boobop and the Grand Duke of Razzmatazz.
Dave Matthews Band, having apparently lost their minds, has announced in an e-mail that their new album will be entitled Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King. The band was done when LeRoi Moore died last year. Maybe this new album will prove me wrong, but I suspect not.
X to me.
In English, when we want to describe something as incomprehensible, we might say “it’s all Greek to me.” From the always-excellent Strange Maps comes a diagram of what language people use in place of “Greek” depending in their native tongue. Romanians say “it’s all Turkish to me,” while Turks say “it’s all French to me,” …