Friday, September 18, 2009

A New Installment of the Changing Face of Downtown Larryville / Fire the Cannons, Duke's In Town / Breaking News / Photo of the Weekend

If you've noticed an unusual number of bewildered-looking hipsters ambling along 8th Street, it's probably because they no longer recognize their beloved TapRoom, which now sports an elegant facade of large bay windows that allows sunlight (dreaded sunlight!) into the dive. To quote Homer Simpson: "You ain't thinking of getting rid of the dank, are you, Moe?" Truly, this is a sad day for Larryville.


A few weeks ago a downtown Civil War re-enactment was abruptly cancelled because Larryville's city fathers believed the cannon fire would alarm residents and disturb area dogs. But apparently that policy doesn't apply at football games, where a 75 mm Howitzer cannon will be fired this weekend each time KU scores against Duke.

Chip: "I hope to lead a chant that goes, 'Rip his fucking head off...with a cannon!' "


A current breaking news story on the LJ-World website reads as follows:

Large gas line breaks in North Lawrence; smell covers wide swath of city

Many residents were looking forward to a better-smelling-than-usual weekend in Larryville since many local hippies have traveled south to the Winfield bluegrass festival, but perhaps this isn't meant to be.


A. Ruscin's newest photo spread is from the Replay, and we've chosen this image to share with you. It's a lonely young hipster in a tie, dancing politely by himself with his eyes closed.

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