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Tofu: The Other Holiday Meat

While traveling West on my way to can salmon in Alaska, I stopped in Tacoma, Washington, to stay the night with my aunt and uncle. My cousin had just graduated high school and the graduation party spread was available for post-driving snacks. I excitedly munched the baby carrots and dipped the cut cauliflower and broccoli […]

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Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy

Because yours truly is kinda behind the curve on the music side of things, this is the first time I’ve seen this, and I’m now crying my eyes out while shaking my hips ’cause I wish I would have seen this when it came out a year ago. It’s the best thing since Beyond the […]

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The Creepy and the Kooky

Although I really wanted to highlight this website for my Friday intarweb fidz selection, I thought I should celebrate my favorite heathen holiday with a video tribute to the more fright-loving side of the imagination. Whether you like the bejeebus scared out of you or get off on frightening other people (please no ski masks!), […]

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Face Music

If you’ve already guessed what social networking site I visit most often, then you’ve probably seen this already…and you likely agree that this is still pretty damn cool. […]

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Fight! Fight! Fight!

I’ve had a fascination with best fight scene and best chase scene after the Great Huggies Chase from Raising Arizona and the fencing between equals of The Princess Bride (my bias possibly being influenced by the Under-29 Female Effect). But what about the worst? Ridicule is an equally fun form of entertainment, after all. And […]

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KRUI@CMJ – Late Thursday update

Oct 23, 2008, 8:09pm Our friends at KRUI caught a hot show last night with Lykke Li. I’ve never heard Lykke Li, or at least I’d never heard of them until I stopped by their MySpace page and found the song Little Bit. Where had I heard that? Turns out its been used in a […]

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Free Rice and Ennui

Can’t seem to focus on work today and wish you could feed the hungry and test your vocabulary at the same time? Then check out FreeRice.com, prove you know what an “eland” is, and get 20 grains of rice donated to the United Nations World Food Program for each correct answer. Oh, and, if vocabulary […]

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A-List: Climbing PoeTree

Hurricane Season: The Hidden Messages in WaterClimbing PoeTree, Alixa + NaimaSaturday, September 27, 2008, 7pmWesley Center, 120 N. Dubuque St., Iowa CityWhat more can be said about water after the summer we’ve just had here in Eastern Iowa? That we’re all composed of it, that we all depend on it, and that we all now […]

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part of me wants to be him

Nick Petira might start a whole new genre of music with this, hermavocal pop, at least that’s my wish. From maxon5ames5’s comment, “that girl sounds like a guy!!!!!” to vicktorr2008’s “the moment i heard you singing jasmine’s solo, i squealed like a girl. i am a girl, but what the hey. you have an AMAZING […]

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Monster Camp Movie Review

Monster Camp Documentary, 90 min Directed by Cullen Hoback Hardacre: Friday, August 1, 6:00pm For all the types of two types of people in this world, this documentary highlights possibly the most psychologically fascinating. 1) Those who escape their lives by socially acceptable methods (alcohol, affairs and pornography, to name a few) and 2) those […]

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Roll Tape!

Perspectives on the Iowa Filmscape The state of Iowa still struggles to prove itself as a cultural oasis, attractive to those looking for a well-rounded place to plant new roots. Iowa City is some kind of exception to this, but still lacks the entertainment options of a big city—even if it has that big city […]

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Whoah.

I’ve been in Iowa City for about eight years now and always see these kids at some point each spring or summer. My roommate was talked into getting a Reader’s Digest subscription that was supposed to be in Spanish–convincing herself that at least it would be somewhat of a learning experience if it were in […]

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