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Fannie Lou Ickes and the astroturf garden

Just when you thought there was nothing else that Hillary’s minions could say or do to make you dry heave in terror (like, for example, claim that perennially pampered Florida voters are facing Zimbabwe-esque levels of political oppression), Harold Ickes has gone and done it.

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oh… numnah!

Sameer Mishra is one cool customer. What a great kid*. Here he is at the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, carried live Friday on national television. This wasn’t the end, but he is the 2008 Champ. (N.B. Scrabble players — NUMNAH is no

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Muppets creep-out

I’m happy that others have taken this Muppets thing and run with it — but it’s been a while since I’ve posted my self. Check out this skit where they act out “The Gambler” with Kenny Rogers and 3 human-esque puppets.  Creepy. And, somehow, a

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2 Lost Alternate Endings From Good Morning America

They filmed 3 different endings in case of a leak or spoilerage, but it’s obvious that the one that aired was the one they preferred, and it’s the most awesome. The other two wouldn’t have made any sense.

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Goins’ On Tonight

The Rhode Show with Joey Beats, soul chanteuse Mary Bee plus the CD release of their Growth Project 2.0. AS220, 8pm, $5 Soul Power at tazza. DJ Ty Jesso and special guests rock sweet soul, funk and r&b while a bevy of beautiful go-go dancers

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Granoffs poop on the little guy (again)

The Arcade’s Christmastime decorations and hustle-bustle helped grow my early love of Providence — the perfect intersection of 34th St and Bedford Falls. The building could certainly use an upgrade, and has been intentionally allowed to atrophy over the last few years. But this is

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Today: Unity Fest ’08

Push back against the budget cuts.  And party: JOIN US! BUILD UNITY, HOPE & KNOWLEDGE “ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE” 3PM-6PM (Rain or Shine) Saturday May 31st, 2008 Open Table of Christ UMC 1520 Broad St. @  Washington Park UMC The event will feature performances by:

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mars made of creamy nougat/not lemon chiffon as once thought

This from the New York Times web site, specifically, the slide show which is a huge time-vampire. Moving ice too on Mars? Examining images like this one of a canyon taken by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists at Brown University believe they see evidence of flowing

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“Don’t be afraid”

Following from today’s tragedy there, I’ve become aware of all of the Youtube vids of landings at Toncontin International.  Worth the watch. From the ground:  [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loyKfeV7NFg&feature=related] Cockpit view: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAxAso8xSo0] From the terminal:  [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq27xilS2bE&feature=related]

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The remix that needs no jury deliberation

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emY42W70zZU] With the R Kelly child pornography/teen golden showers trials twisting and turning on the daily, let’s step back and recognize that no one makes a self aggrandizing remix like Robert Sylvester Kelly. Money quote in this remix of the Dream‘s Shorty is the shit:

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Sea Shanty Shakedown tonight

The Providence Roller Derby has a bout tonight downtown at the skate center. The Old Money Honeys vs. The Mob Squad. The doors open 7PM and the fight, I mean, sporting event should kick off at 8PM.$13 for adults/$6 under 12/children under 6 pay absolutely

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Happenings Tonight

Exile On Richmond St. at Jakes Bar and Grille, tonight the Cold War DJs, we’ll be playing indie rock classics, britpop, new wave, come to dance, come to drink! 10pm, free! DJ Freddie Unrest at Jerky’s Alternative Men’s Club for the Post-Roller Derby fiasco, playing

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Lost Season Finale: Time-Traveling Bunnies

Last night, in a stunning and worthwhile climax to what turned out to arguably be one of Lost’s best seasons, we got to see the startling event promised episodes back when Ben said to Hurley; “We have to move the Island”. What the hell could

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Carnival @ Prov Piers

The first Providence Piers Waterfront Fair begins today and runs through June 8. In addition to about 50 rides — including an 80-foot Ferris wheel — there will also be dozens of traditional carnival games. Admission today is waived for those who donate two canned

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“They said this day would never come…”

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMbTBzPgMb0] What started in Iowa, ends in South Dakota and Montana on June 3rd: Final Primary Results Watching Party with OBAMA RI WHAT: Please join the OBAMA Rhode Island crowd as we come together for one final primary results watch party this coming Tuesday, June

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New Girl Law

The Chbap Srei, or Girl Law, is a wicked old book written in verse intended to tell ladies about all the things they should and shouldn’t be doing, like taking care of the parenting (encouraged) and allowing the fabric of your clothing to make noise