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Saturday, January 25th, 2003 @ 07:49 pm
Posted By Brent
I know its superbowl weekend and all, but I had to get this in, for posterity, if for nothing else. Last weekend we, and by that I mean the 'cool people', decided it was a great day to go to the zoo. Animals were seen and beer was drank. All in all we had quite a swell time.

Of course, going to the zoo comes with its little worries. Will a monkey decide to fling poop on me? Will a ..., ok, well, the monkey poop-flinging is about at the top of my list, but no, that didn't happen. However, I did get nachos, or as the nacho booth spelled it, 'Nachoe's". Yes, that's an 'e' on the end. And yes, that and apostrophe before the 's'. I should be posting things like this within a closer temporal vicinity of the actual occurence, seeming as I'm sure there were more anecdotes I could share with you, but looking though the beer haze, and a full week of work, this was all I could come up with.

It was also my inagural 'trip' to anywhere of importance with my new digital camera. So, there's a shitload more pictures than you'll see here, but being my first real picture taking experience with it, I took a great many. If I were to show them all, the server would surely smoke and pop.


NAME: ian
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 06:48 pm
i'm comin'. meeting kelly at 7 and then we'll be over.

in other news, regarding the show...
this is the site of lost sounds. i am listening to a song now and i can say this: barring plague or bankruptcy, i will see that show. and my friends will too. because lost sounds is good for you.

NAME: shit
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 06:34 pm
get over here and sing god damit! sing like the wind

NAME: ian
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 06:29 pm
sorry, i was drunk and thought the story was a better idea than a link.

so fix swears lost sounds is a show to see. anyone up for monday, feb 10th? i mean, it's the dixie and all, so you'll have to be hardcore. but, uh. that's all.

NAME: barfly
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 04:10 pm
you say potato I say vodka

NAME: barfly
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 04:05 pm
Would a girl drink drunk enjoy the show?

NAME: fix
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 03:32 pm
and also
Tue, Feb 11: New Orleans at El Matador (after Dirtbombs show party)

NAME: fix
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 03:31 pm
lost sounds
Mon, Feb 10: New Orleans at Dixie Tavern with DEAR DIARY I SEEM TO BE DEAD

NAME: fix
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 02:57 pm
good 'ol other stuff!!!

NAME: sam
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 01:54 pm
can i be frank

NAME: party lover
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 01:29 pm
fuck germany. the only real bock is made right here in abita. we dont use potatoes either just good ol other stuff.

NAME: Miss A
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 01:00 pm
"Oh and more pictures" begs Miss A. "More pictures of the troops."

NAME: Miss A
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 12:59 pm
What a shitty way to die, having some punk ass kid shoot a potato through your head.

NAME: barfly
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 12:14 pm
Isn'nt boch made in Germany?

NAME: glitch13
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 10:04 am
you could have just posted a link.

NAME: ian
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 02:35 am
god bless the world:

Safety chiefs target German craze for 'bazooka' spud guns

From Allan Hall in Berlin

GERMAN youths have taken up a dangerous new pastime: firing potatoes as fast as a rocket from “bazookas” made from drainage pipes.

One man almost lost an eye, a woman had her leg broken and one teenager was badly burnt when the hairspray used as the propellant exploded in his face as he prepared to fire.

A 16-year-old in the university city of Göttingen lost part of his ear when the firing chamber ripped open as he pulled the trigger.

The so-called Kartoffelkanone are made from piping and masking tape bought at any hardware store. With a range of 200 metres they could split a man’s head at 15 metres and penetrate a wooden wall at 90 metres.

The guns are not governed by the usual strict firearms regulations in Germany, but prosecutors in the republic’s 16 states are passing emergency rulings to try to outlaw them.

Horst Przbyla, a munitions expert for police in Brandenburg near Berlin, said: “What started out as an extreme form of paintball has become deadly dangerous. Certainly, anyone caught in the path of the projectiles can expect to sustain very serious injuries indeed. It can only be a matter of time until the first death.”

Police are considering asking leading hardware chains to sell piping only to adults.

Local stores that sell hairsprays and pressurised lighter fluid, the favourite propellants for the DIY weapons, may also be asked to sell them only to adults. Failing that, police suggest that youngsters should have to explain why they are buying them.

A website used by the Kartoffelkanone enthusiasts was receiving only 20 hits a day just three months ago: now there are more than 700.

German police fear that the youths will turn to more lethal ammunition than potatoes. Tests have shown that such a bazooka firing an empty film canister filled with sand and the cardboard centres of toilet rolls filled with cement could penetrate brickwork.

An apple fired from one of the guns almost took out the eye of a middle-aged man near the Baltic coast.

In Bavaria a 55-year-old woman suffered severe injuries when a potato smashed into her thigh as she walked near woodland with her dog. A school in Weinstadt in Baden-Württemberg recently came under a potato barrage from children playing truant, while in the Taunus region several windows of a block of flats were smashed.

The hairspray is ignited using a battery which provides a spark. Some youths have made multi-barrelled potato cannons, resembling the Soviet Katyusha rocket launchers of the Second World War and capable of firing at a phenomenal rate.

Thuringia in the east has imposed a ban on the guns and four youngsters in the town of Schlotheim caught by police had their weapons destroyed and were sentenced to 25 hours community service. Police also caught two teenagers with a cannon nearly 6ft long in one Rhineland town. A spokesman for the police in Brandenburg said: “Woodland on Sundays echoes to the thump-thump of these guns. It is a growing social problem that needs to be tackled.”

NAME: ian
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 02:27 am
if there's a god in heaven, i'll wake up with the wings of a buffalo.

NAME: barfly
Thursday, January 30th, 2003 @ 12:23 am
I like to mambo.

NAME: party lover
Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 @ 07:08 pm
bock 2

NAME: barfly
Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 @ 06:42 pm
I smell hotwings.

NAME: party lover
Wednesday, January 29th, 2003 @ 05:36 pm
lets drink beers at my house tonight!

NAME: ian
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 @ 11:36 pm
right click, save as, cringe:

a song

a different song

NAME: GirlyGirl
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 @ 09:36 pm
Checkin' the oil!

NAME: check
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 @ 07:21 pm
testes 1,2....3?

NAME: fix
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 @ 04:39 pm

NAME: Miss A
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003 @ 01:52 pm
I want to go to a zoo.

NAME: fortune cookie writer
Monday, January 27th, 2003 @ 02:02 pm
You are never bitter, deceptive, or petty.

NAME: ian
Monday, January 27th, 2003 @ 12:31 pm
see, maybe if you were here telling me that i might be a little more inclined to listen.

also, for a funny link, how about a link to that last touchdown yesterday? that was hilarious.

NAME: Miss A
Monday, January 27th, 2003 @ 10:35 am
For the love of god Ian, shave..SHAVE.

NAME: ian
Monday, January 27th, 2003 @ 03:48 am
attn: fix.
still with us?

NAME: 2dope
Sunday, January 26th, 2003 @ 11:45 pm
How did you photshop the cool in there?

NAME: newyort
Sunday, January 26th, 2003 @ 03:27 pm
wow! those people look cool. how could someone like myself hang out with such beautiful women and handsome guys? i mean wow!

NAME: pizza party dude
Sunday, January 26th, 2003 @ 03:23 pm
they have cheese or pep. only.

NAME: ian
Sunday, January 26th, 2003 @ 03:08 pm