The first thing I did when I learned I had passed the CA Bar was wake up my dogs and squeeze them tight.
AIR FRANCE LOUNGING.
VOLUME 3 IS OUT NOW!
After three years since Volume Two, and two since A Very She & Him Christmas, Matt and Zooey are back and better than ever with the release of their third LP. With fourteen songs - 11 originals and 3 covers - packed with numerous special guest appearances matched with their classic, timeless sound, Volume 3 displays the duo at their very best.
What do you think of the new album?
HAHA yes so good.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder makes a two-point shot with 12.6 seconds left against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 93-91.
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Tupac Shakur’s deposition. Watch this if you like 2pac, hate 2pac, like rap music, hate rap music…
I love when you are at a show and something happens in which your faith in humanity is so awesomely restored. Last night at the Fall Out Boy gig, amidst the sea of screaming kids, was this guy. He told me that he had waited his “entire life” to be where he was. According to the security guards he was ushered to the front barrier after an 18 hour wait out side the Metro in Sydneys CBD. His excitement was something of a great beauty. As we were sorting our gear and lenses of choice for the show, I looked behind and noticed that old mate was holding a guiding stick over the barrier. Buddy was blind, as the band kicked off into the first track Thriller, the vigor and excitement that came from this young kid… I’ll tell you what, I am still getting shivers even thinking about it. So whilst I was ironically capturing the band for a bunch of people who would look over the pics and say “Oh that was a good night”… Or for the sea of kids who were watching the gig through any number of portable device screens. This guy was there, living his dream. Kudos.
Love this story.
Back in college, like ten years ago, I had to do a map analysis project for my GIS class. So I chose to analyze the effects of sex offender laws. The result was that registered sex offenders could essentially live nowhere. No one likes sex offenders, but someone needs to step up and do something. I argued that these laws were horrible public policy (as an aside, they are substantively over-broad as well, but that’s a whole other issue that will have to wait for another rainy day). Ten years later, they are still horrible public policy. The people in this particular community got stuck with a problem other communities passed off to them, and in turn they are simply doing the same to their neighbors. Like a lot of things in this country people just keep passing the buck forward.
“It’s a tough issue,” said Mary Gant, a Wilmington resident and community activist. “I know they have to live somewhere. But I don’t think you should dump them all in one area.”
I do not think Mary Gant understands the irony in her statement. That “somewhere,” because of over-restrictive laws, is always going to be “one area.” By building your “parks” you are dumping them all in another “one area.” People need to see a visual representation of how this really affects sex offenders in terms of living availability. It is impracticable. I don’t think people realize how many parks, schools, libraries, etc. there are in their communities. The people of Harbor Gateway shouldn’t be lauded for pushing through this “park,” as it just exponentially increases this problem. Eventually, there will be nowhere for these people to live, and the last I checked, even sex offenders still had rights.