Friday, January 15, 2010

The Boys Consider Larryville's New Snow Shoveling Policies / Plus, Pothead Pick of the Week!

Certainly the most-debated topic on the LJ-World's message boards thus far in 2010 has been the city's decision to ticket citizens who do not shovel their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowstorm (relying, more or less, on a "squeal on your neighbor" policy to ascertain who deserves tickets while leaving thousands of other uncleared-sidewalk-owners unticketed).

Chip: "The policy raises fascinating questions about our definitions of 'public' and 'private.' Sure, when the city wants the snow to be cleared, it's MY sidewalk. But when I want to set out a bear trap, baited with PBR, to catch some of the pesky neighborhood hipsters, it's suddenly 'public' property again. Can someone explain this to me?"

Richard: "Being a non-sidewalk-owning apartment dweller, I love the new policy, and have had a lot of fun ratting out my enemies and watching them get ticketed."


If you're a Larryville hippie, you've likely spent most of the week smoking up (possibly with K2) and listening to the Flaming Lips' track-by-track "reimagining" of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon (perhaps while watching Wizard of Oz).

The Pitch's Jason Harper offers a fun review:

"There's a bit too much reliance on frog-fart fuzz bass ("Money" is downright flatulent), but because the Flaming Lips are masters of psychedelic inversion, there are few moments that don't live up to the promise of a blissfully whacked-out trip. Try not to knock over the bong when screams blast through the freakish climax of "Great Gig in the Sky."

Chip: "What's a bong?"


two dollars said...

Maybe it's just me, but every time I hear "K2" and "drugs" in the same sentence, I hear Booger...sorry, Charles de Mar saying, after a good snort, "This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?"

"The K-12 dude. You make a gnarly run like that and girls will get sterile just looking at you."

wooderson said...

"You got a joint on you, man?"

"No, not on me."

"It'd be a lot cooler if you did!"