Archive for June, 2007

Moped + rap = throw a kit

Here is the hot new rap that has the scooter/moped community in a tizzy!Name drops some Puchs. This is awesome. Moped army.

June 30, 2007 at 1:47 pm 6 comments

Do you watch crappy sitcoms?

Consider theyself duly skewered!

June 29, 2007 at 4:28 pm

Eternal search for the perfect L.A. bar

The perfect bar.

I pull up to parking lot and find a few Vespas outside. I walk inside, and the place is appropriately dark with lots of seating. In the corner, there is a jukebox with lots and lots of CDs in it, but no copy of Bob Marley Legend. The jukebox has “Under the Bushes, Under the Stars,” “Damned Damned Damned,” and “Murmur.” There are TV’s above the bar, but they aren’t playing sports, they are playing old weird horror movies.

I go up to the bar and they have the three devil brews: High Life, Old Rasputin, and Newcastle. And they are reasonably priced. And the bartender says “honey” and “sugar” after every thing.

In the other corner, next to the pool table and quarter machine, are Captain Fantastic and Black Knight pinball tables. They also have a cocktail version of Galaga and Scrambler. As it turns into evening, the bar gets a little more packed, but it never is jammed full, and there aren’t any hipsters or frat kids. Just a mix of people enjoying the social aspects of the most perfect bar in Los Angeles. Someone puts on “Fan Club.”

WILL I EVER FIND THE BAR I’VE DESCRIBED HERE?! Ahhhhhhh!

“Pass the word: the chicks are back, the chicks are back, yeah, the chicks are back!”

June 29, 2007 at 11:59 am 6 comments

I GOT AN iPHONE!

I got one I got one I got one!!!!

I got a freaking iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

just kidding

June 29, 2007 at 11:31 am

The Silver Ball

I love pinball. Do you remember? I even own a pinball machine which I restored myself.

Unfortunately this pinball machine is still in Oregon. Everything else is here – except my sweet, sweet 1979 Gottlieb Countdown. I made a webpage about it years ago. Let’s see if I can find it.

Holy crap.. here it is!

http://www.geocities.com/youarefree/

It was last updated nearly 5 years ago. Holy shit. This was when I was still living in Portland. Here is a picture of my old apartment!

Look! There is the big brown farty chair! You can barely see my red couch (now back in my possession!) Look, it is raining – just like it does for 9 months straight up there! Oh nostalgia, you got me good!

God that was a cold apartment. But so nice and big, big balcony, right close to work and school.

Anyway, back to pinball. I guess NoHo Scooters in North Hollywood (obviously) has a pinball machine in back. Pinball is scarce here in L.A., at least on the west side. I can’t find any old machines in bars or anything. That is why I need to get my table down here. Pinball badassery.

Favorite pinball machines, you ask? My Count-Down, Gottlieb Charlie’s Angels, Medieval Madness, the Indiana Jones widebody, Bally Rolling Stones, and F-14 Tomcat. Those are just a few. Do you have any favorites? (If it is Addam’s Family, I’ll slap you in the face).

June 28, 2007 at 2:08 pm 5 comments

In case you want to know…

If you watched all 3 Die Hard movies and all 4 Lethal Weapon movies back to back, it would take you 14 hours and 15 minutes.

Not a wasted day, I do believe!

June 27, 2007 at 10:54 am 7 comments

Pollard’s Happy Jack Rock Singles Club

I love gettin’ mail.

That’s why I joined the Happy Jack Rock Singles Club! Nooo.. not those kind of singles. RECORD singles!

I get one a month for the next year – 12 in total! Each one is a single off of the two records Bob is releasing in October, and the B-side is a non-album goody. Unfortunately, the track I’m most excited for (an extended version of “Isolation Drills” Frostman) doesn’t come out until 12 months from now!

I’m dreading the anticipation of each record, each month. What have I done?! “Mail order is so exciting, yet so excruciating!” (I just dropped some Animal Crossing – oh snap).

June 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm 3 comments

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