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We’re Not What You’d Call Fun Drunks

I’m not really sure where the data for a list like this comes from, but while researching the new Richard Florida book I found the list of the Top 101 Counties With The Highest Percentage of Residents That Drank Alcohol In The Past 30 Days.

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Send the others home…

… we have our Iggy Pop. Okay, it is not exactly breaking news that Elijah Wood will be handling the part he was clearly put on this earth to play. We’ll see. As far as I’m concerned nothing is gonna top Ewan McGregor as the

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This is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to Me

For today, anyway. From Pitchfork: Fifteen years after its Matador Records release in 1993, Exile in Guyville is getting the reissue celebration it deserves. On June 24, ATO Records will beef up the album with four bonus tracks from the original Guyville sessions as well

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Bush booed at Nats Opener

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHUAsTrl4JI&e] Ouch. Definitely some cheering too, and definitely a well thrown pitch. Still, ouch.

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Stupidest bike lane competition

I’m a walker, not a biker, so this is of limited personal significance to me.  But our readers might be interested in Slate’s contest to find the country’s ‘stupidest bike lane.’  So far the leading candidate is in LA, but I’m sure that we New

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Starting tonight: Looking the Storm in the Eye

Info on the week’s events here. And the word on tonight’s kick-off below. 7pm Monday March 31st At The Black Rep (276 Westminster) DARE and PolyPhonic Kick-Off Event DARE workshop followed by PolyPhonic Open-mic with spoken word, short films, and a DJ. DARE is excited

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Warmongers Not So Enthusiastic About Tired Old Man

McCain’s not exactly raking in the donations from the people who poured money into the Bush/Cheney campaign juggernaut back in ‘o-whenever, and an examination of his fundraising network shows the following: “Several former Bush fund-raisers said in interviews that they believed many more Rangers and

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Al Gore Unveils $300 Mil. Climate Change Campaign

  As it becomes more and more clear over the years that Al Gore does a much better service to the world around us out of office than he ever would have as President, on Wednesday he is set to launch a three-year, $300 million

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Bedtime for Bozo — but nowhere near the sick kiddies, please

I was never as scared of clowns as my little sister was — I have this especially vivid memory of Fourth of July in Rockville, MD circa 1987. I was a mumbler even then, and shocked that the fireworks illuminated the clouds in the night

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What are the odds?

Turns out two of the ‘top-50’ UFO photographs taken world-wide in the 1960s were snapped in Woonsocket: “1967-Woonsocket, Rhode Island. A daytime photograph of a disk-shaped object was taken in East Woonsocket UFO contactee Harold Trudel. The photograph shows a slightly asymmetric hubcap shaped object

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Obama wins Texas, expands national lead, feeds dairy cows

In that order. First, news out of yesterday’s Texas County conventions that, with 83 percent of the delegates in, Obama is leading 56-44%. When all is said and done, Obama’s caucus margin will thus overwhelm Clinton’s thin primary margin, and He will carry the state

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Get outta the house tonight: The Colonel at 121

This Colonel Maguire scoundrel sure liked his guns — and Lady Cathcart’s jewels: SUNDAY NIGHTS @10pm shake it up Sunday with Johnny “the colonel” Maguire and Mike Kelly. Old rock ‘n roll to stir your soul and move your feet.

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Old money does not for good taste make.

(Thanks to tipster Amanda) The push is on to ban the reviled Segway from the streets and sidewalks of ‘America’s Society Capital’ aka ‘the Queen of Summer Resorts’ aka ‘the City by the Sea’. aka, Newport: NEWPORT — The Newport City Council is considering an

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Pub Quiz tonight

Tonight is Pub Quiz at the Wild Colonial. It starts at 8:00PM and you can just show up. Teams are up to four people and the rules and instructions are explained as you go. Cool prizes. Wild Colonial/250 South Water Street/wheelchair accessible/free parking

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ever wonder… what IS that thing?

Or do you just stumble through life thinking about food and sex? My new neighbor recently asked me about the enormous wall near our building and I was shocked at how little I could tell her. Happily today’s ProJo has all the answers. Robert Emlem

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Congratulations Ariel!

Big ups to the lovely and brilliant Ariel Werner, Brown junior, criminal justice reformer, Dose blogger and Rhode Island’s own and only 2008 Truman Scholar. Her bio on truman.gov: Ariel Werner is a student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where she works to