Friday, August 31, 2007
He said, he said: the Craig arrest interview with Sgt. Dave Karsnia. [on CNN.com August 31st, 2007]
Friday, August 24, 2007You've got to hand it to Chicago - we know how to weather stormy weather:
(CNN) -- Severe weather in the U.S. Midwest and Southeast overnight bedeviled air traffic, knocked out power to large sections of Chicago, Illinois, and pushed rivers and streams out of their banks...Thousands of passengers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were significantly delayed early Friday as 90 percent of departures were running late or very late overnight...The weather also cut power to parts of the O'Hare complex, witnesses said Friday, following a day when severe thunderstorms moving slowly through Chicago knocked out power to more than 300,000 customers."Whotshhhh...shtorm?"
The storms kept people huddled inside businesses -- including taverns -- in Chicago.
"It was out of control," bartender Nick McCann told The Associated Press. "People would not leave. ... We had $2 margaritas, and people were getting hammered."
Friday, August 17, 2007Perhaps you have been wondering about the scarcity of new posts here on Farkleberries for the past little while, and maybe your RSS feed hasn't been delivering very many fresh nuggets from this little corner of the Internet. There have been many major changes and business afoot (regarding work, school, and family) at Chez Farkleberries this summer that have occupied my attention - not the least of which is that I've just started law school, while continuing to work full time and commute back and forth across Chicago on a daily basis.
As a newly-minted 1L, life is freshly busy, crazy, exhausting and exhilarating. Many people have told me it takes a few months to "hit your groove," and I tend to believe them - at other times in my life when I've been faced with big changes, I've always been surprised at the human organism's capacity to adapt. Also in the equation is the fact I am significantly skewing the age distribution of my class upward, as a non-traditional age student.
During our introductory days, an administrator provided us with the Part Time Evening Division law class demographics, which indicated that for the 20th year in a row, more than half of the student body at my school was female - and the median age of incoming 1L's this year was 26. Considering the fact that the youngest students are likely at least 22, even if fresh from undergraduate work, I am a definite outlier lying a few standard deviations above the mean. But few worries about that...just a little grise, no so much eminence yet.
With all the brain work we'll be doing, I'm sure I'll have a lot to say along the way...
Monday, August 13, 2007Lice? Check. Boils? Check. Locusts? Check.
Van Halen reunion tour? Check!
[AP] LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Rock band Van Halen has reunited with the group's original singer David Lee Roth for their first tour together in more than 20 years, they announced on Monday at a news conference. Roth, 52, spoke virtually nonstop at the press event, promising that the band's upcoming 25-date North American trek was merely the precursor to a world tour and to a new album.By the by, the New York Post explains DLR's famous "incentive bonus system" for steering nubility backstage: in short, not a gigolo. At all. Let's face it, dude - '80s sex god' or not, you paid for it. ;)
"This is not like the Police," Roth said, referring to another band that recently papered over personality differences to launch a one-off reunion tour. "The idea is that this will continue on and on and on. [W]e think we got it right this time," Roth added. "You come and judge the performance harshly, please. I beg you, come on down and see."
Friday, August 10, 2007
'...You Are Safe If You Believe You Are Safe...'
- Robert Fripp and Brian Eno - Ankaa
- Sigur Ros - Gong
- Faithless - Reverence
- The Original Onions - I Ran (So Far Away)
- Kraftwerk - Expo 2000 (The UR INFILTRATED Mix)
- Jorge Reyes - Tlazolteotl
- Johnette Napolitano - Like A Wave
- Ladytron - P.A.C.O!
- Marianne Faithfull - She
- Felix Da Housecat - Devin Dazzle Theme
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