Friday, September 29, 2006

Good word

"Squeaky Fromme isn't the only one who can shave her head and make something of it."

-- Robert Christgau, on Sinead O'Connor

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Moonlighting strangers

Okay, I promise not to make a writing habit of the interspersed periods, but tell me this notice in today's Rhythm section is not the Greatest. Ad. Ever.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Speaking out

For many days recently there were demonstrations at the Blair Street facility of Madison Gas and Electric Company. The protestors opposed MGE's plan to reduce pension benefits.

I biked through the demonstrations each day on my way home from work, and as I did I tried to make out what their placards said. One said, spelling MGE, "Money Greedy Executives." Another said, "MGE: Your Neighborhood Enron."

There was another sign that eventually I realized said "Future 4 Sale." But do you know what I thought it said at first?

"Futon 4 Sale."

Hey, when you've gotta move the merch, you've gotta move the merch.