Friday, July 18, 2008

Misc. Friday Stuff


Miscellaneous links as I clear out the pixel-attic on a slow, smoggy L.A. Friday:

HCwDB legend The Batbag is very excited about his movie opening today, The Dark Scrote.

The Oakland A’s are using Jerz Guids to promote bobblehead sales, disturbing a number of readers up in Oakland to send in this link.

NFL coach Mike Ditka Discovers Tanning Beds.

The musical guys at Foglizard wrote a song dedicated to HCwDB. I am honored. Anyone who rhymes “tan in a can” with “Grieco’s our man” deserves major props, and the whistle solo is genius. We need more whistle solos in rock. Basically there’s The Bangles’ Walk Like an Egyptian and Paul Simon’s Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard. Need more.

Looks like Ken Pringle, the Mayor of Belmar NJ likes to make fun of guidos:

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In his weekly newsletter to summer renters, the mayor, borrowing a reference he thought was fairly commonly used in his town, and lifting an incident from “njguido.com,” described a certain type that descends on Belmar:

‘Guidos as kind of a rare bird and are “as welcome as, oh, Canada geese.”‘

Pringle switched to full damage control mode on Wednesday.

“In a very positive way, the 20-somethings who consider themselves to be ‘guidos,’ it’s not an epithet,” Pringle said. “In my own town, I will tell you that there are people who don’t like it; but it’s like a generational divide on this issue.”

Alison Lupinacci and her friends say even though their parents hate it, they are on that generational side of Italians who think the term is OK and defines it the term as:

“They mean… pump their hair, spiked hair, chains… you know, big muscles,” Lupinacci said.
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Yes. Yes they do. And more from the Daily News:

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The newsletter also tossed a few darts at “Guidos” in town.

“They’re always tanned to the color of coconut shells and easily identified by their plumage: satin shirts and short skirts on the females; Armani Exchange T-shirts and artfully distressed jeans on the males,” he wrote. “The call of the Guido is bellowing, and frequently slurred, invariably starting with the sound, ‘Yo.'”
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Ever get the feeling Mayor Pringle reads HCwDB?

Nice to see The D-Neck Tee Shirt enter the lexicon, although I’d personally call it “The Gator Neck.”

Jules is so sexy, he don’t even need no ladies.

And then there’s the simultaneous slap/pie move which I can’t tell if it’s douchey or really damn funny.

Your humble narrator is coming off a very busy week promoting the book and other good things.

I sit and ruminate. I meditate and flatulate.

And all is good as the setting sun casts its rays through the smoggy underbrush of a city on fire.

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