FUBAR-Cam Update, and Random Friday Mind-Crossings

1. Is it just me, or did the thought cross your mind yesterday that somewhere on earth, a minority kid is pretending to be trapped in a runaway balloon, while actually hiding in a cardboard box in the attic, and the media is completely ignoring it?

2. Also crossing my mind yesterday while watching the flying jiffy pop for 3 hours: as a result, we’re now 3 hours behind on CNN failing to tell us how our various wars are going, how health care reform is proceeding, or how the economy’s faring. More in line with CNN’s realities, we’re also 3 hours behind CNN giving us the latest useless, yet breathless, update on Michael Jackson, who is reportedly still dead.

3. Yesterday after work I went to the dogcanyon.org party at the Broken Spoke. I haven’t been to the Spoke since Speakers Night under the Gib Lewis administration, immediately after the earth’s crust cooled. It hasn’t changed a bit – it still looks like it’s about to cave in, and still smells like 72 years worth of walks of shame. In other words, it’s perfect.

The first thing I noticed was that driving to South Austin during rush hour takes about as long as it would to drive to the actual Dog Canyon in Big Bend.  The second thing I noticed is that once I got all the way down there, I discovered that, as it turns out, all the people who would show up to a dogcanyon.org party are the same people who show up at all the other parties.

One highlight was DC.org founder Glenn Smith persuading a not-very-hesitant Elliott Naishtar Naishtat to reenact his mountain lion impersonation from years ago. Actually, that’s a lie – it wasn’t a highlight. That impersonation couldn’t hold a crowd when Naishtat first did it a decade ago in Marathon, Texas, but here’s a real highlight: Glenn Smith on guitar and his very talented daughter Katie Smith on fiddle, joining the Sunset Valley Boys for a couple of songs.

[photo by Barbara Schlief, whose i-phone totally trumps my blackberry. Go see Barbara’s real photos here and hire her for your next gig, or the terrorists win]



5 Responses to FUBAR-Cam Update, and Random Friday Mind-Crossings

  1. Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    Re: #1. Yes, it’s just you. But we depend on you for such observations.

    Don’t Mess w/ Pink

  2. Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    “…smells like 72 years worth of walks of shame.” Thanks for the belly laugh.

  3. Anonymous October 16, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

    I’m impressed you know Dog Canyon is in WTX. Wrong Nat’l Park, though….makes for an even longer drive.


  4. FUBAR October 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    Anonymous (if that is indeed your real name: Dog Canyon is indeed in Big Bend National Park. There may be other Dog Canyons, but that’s the canyon I was talking about, and the canyon Glenn’s website is named after.

  5. whiskeydent October 16, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    It’s a rare occasion when a) Fub and Glenn agree and b) they’re right.


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