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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

jun 12
2006

the befuddling dakota

FILM

So that little movie that got me in a little t-shirt trouble last Fall finally came out this weekend. I wish I still had enough agitprop in me to call for a boycott, but I'll probably go see it this week.

MUSIC

I doubt you watched VH1's Story of Heavy Metal last week, but the best part was a puffy, wasted, maudlin Jani Lane saying he could "shoot himself in the fucking head" for writing "Cherry Pie." Dude, Decline of the Western Civilization was decades ago!

If you missed it, Gnarles Barkley on the MTV Movie Awards.

The boys from Aesthetic Apparatus were on Coudal Partners' Field-Tested Books. I started a MNspeak thread.

Do you think the Flaming Lips snagged the bouncing balls idea from this famous Sony ad for their new video?

BOOKS

Doctorow on Coupland.

ONLINE

I should totally take Scoble's place.

Rocketboom Amanda was on Reliable Sources this weekend.

NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota continues to befuddle me. I don't know how one can measure this, but it must be the most conservative state in the union, yet it still somehow elects Democrats to congress and has occasional socialist streaks. The latest is the North Dakota Farmers Union opening a restaurant in Washington, D.C. Agraria, which cost about $4 million to open, will feature home-grown product shipped directly from farmers -- about a third of it from North Dakota and the rest from family farms in 25 states. AP has some photos.

4 comments

Old Jani Lane = Current Tim Nelson, I never knew.

posted by MPLS at 11:45 AM on June 14, 2006

Great idea coming from the North Dakota Farmers Union. We need more ideas like this coming to fruition. Growing up there, North Dakota's a great state.

posted by Baasch at 3:43 PM on June 16, 2006

i would rather be the guy dumping out buckets of superballs on the hills of san francisco than be robert scoble any day of the week. wow, there is a whole website dedicated to that ad, and yet they couldn't come up with a better domain name than bravia-advert.com? they should have let the ad firm do the website, too. can't wait to hear that song on "Songs inspired by the Garden State soundtrack".

posted by adm at 2:34 AM on June 19, 2006

Good on ya, North Dakota. I passed a similar operation in Iowa while driving back from Omaha this weekend. I was tempted to stop, but it would've killed my Omaha-to-Minneapolis-in-five-and-a-half-hours thing I had going.

posted by Alexis at 8:58 PM on June 20, 2006




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