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    It's true...I'm such a fan of Chuck Palahniuk that even if he squatted over my open mouth and deposited a chocolate, cigar-shaped, sewer serpent into my open mouth, I'd exclaim, "Thank you sir, may I have another." with a literal shit eating grin emblazoned across my face. Luckily, for me, the new novel, "Rant" from "Fight Club" author, Chuck Palahniuk is far from stinky turd level. It's more like a chicken pot pie served to...
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    A "PSA" supposedly airing on BET. At first listen I found it offensive and borderline horrifying. By the third listen I found it catchy and practical. If I listen to it one more time, I might have to make a concerted effort to not accidentally start singing it out loud. I'd hate to get my ass beat....
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    Everybody knows that when you get into a car accident, everything goes in slow motion. Time suddenly slows to Matrix speed. Every detail normally blurred and insignificant, is now in HD detail, and crystal clear like wine glasses washed in Cascade. That's nothing new. But what everyone might not know is that afterwards, you have to talk to a lot of people. A shower of people that appear like worms out of the muddy ground...
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    Roger in accounting shows up at the office every day before 7:00 am and leaves the office at 3:00. This is because Roger works in Culver City, but lives in Riverside and these are the most effective hours for him to try to alleviate some of his crappy ass commute. Roger is not alone. And now, with the help of the am 640 radio duo, John & Ken and the Reason Foundation, he has...
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    The new Tim Buckley DVD, "My Fleeting House" is a collection of classic, full-length performances, rare clips, and interviews. It has eleven songs with footage spanning the length of his career, from 1967-1974. It includes previously unreleased video of Buckley on The Steve Allen Show, The Monkees' and WITF's The Show. It features interviews with Buckley's co-writer Larry Beckett, guitarist Lee Underwood, and the author of "Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and...
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    June 10, 2006 Dear Diary- Turns out horseracing is harder than it looks. First of all, the beer line is like a mile long and when you get up to the front, the old lady only lets you get two beers per person and I was only one person. You do the math. Second of all, it's hard to pick the winning horse in each race if there are multiple interesting and/or cool names in...
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    Ever take dirty Polaroids of your wife? Maybe wrote a pornographic love note to your boyfriend? Doodle a penis bouquet on a cocktail napkin? Ever wanted to get your hands on any of the above and enjoy a voyeuristic snapshot into somebody else's sex life? If your answer to any of these questions was yes, you might be interested in checking out the DIRTY FOUND Outreach Program. Taking place this Friday, April 27th at the...
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    In December, we gave you a top ten list of LA Painters. Maybe you checked them out, and maybe you didn't. If your answer is the latter, boy, do we have good news for you! Mark Ryden, Southern California artist extraordinaire, currently has an exhibit, "The Tree Show" on display at the Michael Kohn Gallery through April 28th. If juxtapositions of the sweet with the sick, or the cute with the carnal, make your...
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    I really, really, really liked Grindhouse for many reasons that I can probably only effectively communicate to you orally and/or non verbally. But this is the written word, so alas, I must force myself. Meanwhile, you will have to imagine my excited gesticulations. I do a lot of pointing, and thumbs up, and punching motions, karate kicks, Elvis arm moves, and touchdown dance type shit when I talk about Grindhouse. It's that type of...
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    I have a nice friend who hooked me up to see a special screening of the new Borat movie. Not only was we able to get to go to the screening, but we were on "the list" and got to get out of the long line, bypass all the riff-raff and make our way into the theater to take the primo seats behind the super primo seats that were reserved for "PRESS". And let...

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