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Posts Tagged ‘Explosions in the Sky’

BDA: Austin (10/4-11/10)

March 20, 2012

Lifting Fog is nearing retirement, but standing in the way of digital shuffleboard bliss are 9-10 stray posts I’ve been sitting on for at least a year (if not years plural), including the last batch of “Barfoed Does America” entries. Just HUMOR ME WHYDONTCHA.

I. Prologue

I was maybe 30 miles into Texas, just pass Beaumont, when a cop pulled me over for speeding. “Where you headed so fast?” Officer Packer asked. “California,” I replied, trying my hardest to sound like a Steinbeck character. He looked me over. Peered through the windows of my car. “You off to school?” “School?” “Yeah, school — all your stuff there packed up, dorm room stuff.”

He was right — I DID own a lot of things more appropriate for a college freshman than an adult! And in that moment, halfway across the country with nothing but my license plate tying me to my previous identity (except all the French New Wave DVDs in my car, shirts that said “Haddonfield Swimming & Diving,” and the fact that I was still terribly, terribly me), I thought what the hell — let’s have some fun with this.

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Fireworks Make It All Better

December 14, 2011

December is one of those bipolar months. At the same time we’re gearing up for egg nog and repeat trips to the movie theater (Jewish or not!), the days are reaching their shortest length — light is at its minimal amount. We demonstrate how deeply we love one another in travel and gifts and begrudging church attendance, but we also can’t help but reflect on our own personal failings. We’re up and down, inside-out. Every year-in-review Top Ten list seems to have things so figured out at a time that’s otherwise beyond confusing for everyone else.

…But then Chinese explosion artist Cai Guo-Qiang sets off about a billion “daytime fireworks” in Doha, Qatar, and all your holiday frustrations take a backseat to the awesomeness of pyrotechnical impressionism repainting the sky. Things are good.

Everything’s going to be okay.

I’m Voting ‘Yes!’ On Prop 141: Listening to Explosions in the Sky Should Be Mandatory For All Citizens

October 24, 2008
Listening to Explosions in the Sky will change your lifeListening to Explosions in the Sky will change your life

As the busy days of the election rapidly approach, it’s important to remember the issues. I’m not referring to Sarah Palin’s alleged clothing budget (seriously Democrats, let it go – no amount of blogging and SNL joke-writing will force it into the public consciousness). I want to bring attention to a much overlooked proposition that pertains to the well being of all U.S. citizens. Proposition 141 states that it should be mandatory that all citizens listen to the band Explosions in the Sky, everyday. You might be scratching your head, thinking, “Hey, I read plenty of neo-conservative political blogs and I’ve never even heard of Prop 141.” I can’t blame you as it’s something I’ve just drafted tonight. Lifting Fog is progressive! Read more!