Saturday, January 31, 2009

Forgotten Detroit

I thought this was a really cool site. It's a collection of picture and history of various landmark buildings in Detroit that have long since fallen into decay. Some of the buildings were clearly beautiful in their time, and good architecture shows through even after decades of abandonment and neglect.

The Michigan Central Depot is particularly impressive, as are the theaters. I've always wanted to get a chance to explore abandoned buildings, but haven't ever had much of a chance to. None of the ones in Spokane seemed particularly interesting or easily accessible. Plus, trespassing in Spokane seems like a risky idea given the police force's tendency towards shooting first and then shooting again, skipping that whole inconvenient hippie phase of "asking questions."

Reeling Back The Years

Since we like music lists, I've seen this one a few times. Pick a song for every year of your life. Not your favorite song during that year, but a song that came out that year. If you need help, Wikipedia helps.

1984: "The Heat Is On" - Glenn Frey
1985: "Money for Nothing" - Dire Straits
1986: "Master of Puppets" - Metallica
1987: "Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns n' Roses
1988: "Do What You Want" - Bad Religion
1989: "Gouge Away" - Pixies
1990: "Enjoy the Silence" - Depeche Mode
1991: "Something in the Way" - Nirvana
1992: "Would?" - Alice in Chains
1993: "Returning the Screw" - Fugazi
1994: "Carousel" - Blink 182
1995: "The Dandy Warhols' T.V. Theme Song" - The Dandy Warhols
1996: "Dramamine" - Modest Mouse
1997: "The Mollusk" - Ween
1998: "Holland, 1945" - Neutral Milk Hotel
1999: "198d" - At The Drive-In
2000: "Salty Dog" - Flogging Molly
2001: "We Laugh Indoors" - Death Cab for Cutie
2002: "Don't Know Why" - Norah Jones
2003: "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt" - The Mars Volta
2004: "Evil" - Interpol
2005: "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" - Dropkick Murphys
2006: "Little Lover's so Polite" - Silversun Pickups
2007: "Fluorescent Adolescent" - Arctic Monkeys
2008: "Black River Killer" - Blitzen Trapper
2009: "My Girls" - Animal Collective

Sountrack to Paul's Life

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Creepy Ted Haggard Video

So apparently evangelicals have the best sex? Who knew?!

This video is only 50 seconds long, but it is unbelievably creepy. Haggard gives off really odd vibes in general. It's like the repression is slowly tearing his mind into pieces.

Watch it here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Soundtrack to my Life

Everyone else post theirs accordingly. (Youtube links optional.)

Opening credits: Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Waking Up: Bright Eyes - Bowl of Oranges
First Day at School: Regina Spektor - On the Radio
Falling In Love: Joseph Arthur - Honey and the Moon
Fight Song: Dropkick Murphys - Shipping Up to Boston
Breaking Up: Tegan and Sara - Where Does the Good Go
Prom: Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Life’s OK: Feist - Mushaboom
Mental Breakdown: Mirah - Cold Cold Water
Driving: Anna Nalick - Breathe
Flashback: The Waifs - London Still
Getting Back Together: Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
Wedding: Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Birth of Child: Norah Jones - Seven Years
Final Battle: Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Death Scene: Jack Johnson - It's All Understood
Funeral Song: The Beatles - Across the Universe
End Credits: The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Rachel says (2:53 PM):
Last month, psychologists from the University of Leicester, working with a BBC documentary team, showed that 1-year-olds not only remember but prefer music that was last played to them throughout the final trimester of their mothers' pregnancies. (Their preferences were indicated by a relaxing heart rate.)

Rachel says (2:53 PM):
i maybe take issue with what "remember" means, but that's still neato

Becca says (2:54 PM):

Becca says (2:54 PM):
Behbehs can be de smart

Becca says (2:54 PM):
I'm going to sabotage your behbehz

Becca says (2:55 PM):
By blasting Britney Spears in your last trimester

Rachel says (2:55 PM):
at least my babies won't get blasted with modest mouse

Becca says (2:55 PM):

Rachel says (2:55 PM):

Becca says (2:55 PM):
Baby fail

Monday, January 26, 2009


I just had a run in with this motherfucker. Read this article. Nice to know I'm battling the immortal. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!!

Christian Ellis

You guys need to watch the pilot episode of the show "Moonlight." I looked on Hulu for it unsuccessfully, but if you guys ever have a chance to watch it you must, it is hilarious and hit a little too close to home. Apparently it is on iTunes.

Portland, Feb 27 - March 2

Aaaaaand... booked.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Who wants to travel somewhere?

Southwest has a limited but ridiculous choice of cheap flights to places until March 11th (Book by January 26 for travel by March 11, 2009 with 14-day advance purchase).

Monday, January 19, 2009

Mad Libs

"Hi everyone -- I need a [new pair of underwear]. Please make suggestions. As of right now, I don't believe I can get a [pair of boxers] because it's not compatible with my work bizniz. My only requirement is that it must be a [thong]. I'd also prefer to look cute while using it, but that's not totally essential. And I trust you folks to know about [underwear] stuff, so...

Suggest away!"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Cutest Girl.... first grade.

Don't forget plenty of these...

New Laptop becca should get

Isn't one of her requirements that it be a laptop?

New computer that Becca should get

Hi everyone -- I need a computer. Please make suggestions. As of right now, I don't believe I can get a Mac because it's not compatible with my work bizniz. My only requirement is that it must be a laptop. I'd also prefer to look cute while using it, but that's not totally essential. And I trust you folks to know about computer stuff, so...

Suggest away!

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Continuining Story or Radar Love: A Tooley Story

Day 1:

9:27 - Got the car finally loaded and on the road
9:57 - Total shots of coffee surging through my body = 5
9:58 - Loud "what the hell have I done" sigh comes from passenger seat; I ignore as road noise.
11:03 - Witnessed first overturned car

11:04:00 - Made jerky movement pretending I'd lost control of vehicle
11:04:01 - Rubbing arm from where Devon punched me
11:14 - Enter Idaho

1:?? - Enter Montana. Upon entering the population rose from 2,108 to 2,110. Sheep population however still at a steady 2,492,268,100,184.

2:34 - Rang the bell for some delicious taco lunch in Missoula. Food served from 16 year old man/woman. Could not quite tell.
8:39 - Arrived at Billings "butt fuck" Montana. Hey, interesting fact, Joos is from there.
8:56 - Ate dinner opposite a couple of Montanans who could blend in perfectly with the best of the mullet wearing, forty drinking, toothless, meth head Spokies.
10:47 - Enter Wyoming. Note the photo is not blurry, the entire state is in perma-drunk.

11:13 - Made it to Sheridon Wyoming and rented a room for night. Wyoming is classy, the rooms come with only king size beds. In Wyoming that means they push 2 twin mattresses and charge you extra. Who'd a thunk?

Never Forget

Goodbye Toodles and Devon!

Folks, the majority of Spokanicity resides in the city and county of Spokane no longer. It's officially the end of an era.

Welcome to the year 0 P.H.A.G.E. That's Post Hat and Gloves Era, if you were wondering.