First off, Free State is hosting a costume party. Here's the official info:
"If you come to Free State on Saturday, you can be a part of our Kansas costume contest. Use your imagination - sunflower, box turtle, Amelia Earhart, Dorothy Gale, cottonwood tree, John Brown, Dennis Hopper, Gen. Eisenhower, Doc Brinkley, whatever Kansas reference you fancy. (Any live animals must remain outside.) We’ll post your photo on Facebook and the most popular costumer wins a dinner for two every month for 2011. We’ll have three additional winners, each good for dinner for two. We'll tally the number of "likes" for each photo to determine the winners."
Chip: "I'd love to dress as Langston Hughes, one of my favorite Larryville literary heroes, but I'm afraid that the necessary blackface component of the costume might be misunderstood by local progressives."
Then there's the fact that the KU/K-State match-up conveniently occurs in Larryville on that day and, in conjunction, something is happening at Liberty Hall involving a "see who's greener" contest involving the two cities (although we are currently unable to find a single piece of information online about this event or to remember what it's called).
Chip: "No matter, as I'm fairly certain that we are greener than those redneck fuckheads in Manhattan, who leave a trail of Skoal and Natty Lite cans in their wake."
And speaking of being "green," the LJ-World is now offering a new on-line "green edition" of the paper:
"The new Green Edition is an electronic version of the newspaper as it appears in print. It gives readers complete control to zoom in on an article or an advertisement, navigate each section and even turn pages."
A subscription to the 'green edition' costs $8.10 per month.
Chip: "But is there anything I can get from the 'green edition' that I can't already get on-line for free?"
Richard: "Primarily a powerful feeling of self-satisfaction."
Sure, the hippest of hipsters abandoned Iron and Wine as soon as the Garden State soundtrack thrust them into the mainstream, but perhaps the absolutely adorable title of their new album, out today, will lure a few of you back into the fold. It's called Kiss Each Other Clean.
Richard: "It sounds like a legendary, lost Transmittens album. I'm purchasing it immediately."