For a lark, let's find out what the boys are carrying in their pockets:
Switchblade, in case of visit to Club Axis (Richard); half-chewed log of beef jerkey (Chip); just enough cash for a Replay cover charge and 3 PBR's (Richard); journal full of hand-written odes to Quinton's waitresses (Chip); Kodiak-brand dipping tobacco (Chip); Big League Chew (Richard); flavored condoms in case of back-alley fun with drunken sorostitute (Chip and Richard); ticket stub from Hannah Montana film (Chip).
What's in your pockets, readers? Funniest answer gets a free PBR.
At the LC, we love power-pop in the springtime, and a new band is giving us just the sugary sweetness we need. That band: Tinted Windows, a veritable supergroup fronted by Taylor Hanson and featuring Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne, Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins,
Entertainment Weekly gives it a B+ and says: "It's all hook-riddled, fast, and ephemeral, and if you don't love it, your tie's too wide."
Chip: "I've always hoped that Hanson and the Pumpkins would merge, somehow. Also, I prefer this record vastly to Charles S. McVey's "Animal," and that's a nod to the readers who actually read our weekend blog material."
Richard: "My tie's too wide. Still, I hope that Cl.thier learns at least a few tunes from this before Friday."
Now that we have a ranked baseball team at KU, we've started getting front-page LJ-World stories that document its every victory. This weekend, the Hawks won their series against Nebraska for the first time since '97. The LJ-World offers this powerful bit of rapturous nostalgia: "The last time the Jayhawks defeated the Huskers in a series, 'South Park' had just debuted on Comedy Central and Bill Clinton was beginning his second term as President."
Marge Simpson: "This story begins in the unforgettable spring of 1983. Ms. Pac-man struck a blow for women's rights and a young Joe Piscopo taught us how to laugh."
Chip: "Would it kill the LJ-World to give me a single fucking front page story about KU football?"