Archive for December, 2006
When you last checked in on us, La Cat and I were watching Love Actually and Road Trip (simultaneously!) whilst ensconced at the Ambassador, shaking underneath the sheets, knowing that at any minute the phone would ring, and the call would ring forth:
“TIME TO PUT THE BOOZE UP IN THE MOUTHS!!” would say Jaysus, or something, well, likely more eloquent. But with that general sentiment.
A lot of folks have written and called wondering what all the Glam Menagerie drank up when we were in New Orleans on a mission to be awed by the Hold Steady. The answer is: everything we could find. In the interest of brevity, I present some highlights—our official Guide to Getting Wrecked When You Go See the Hold Steady in New Orleans!
Dear Reader, you owe it to yourself to read Chris Sims’ Invincible Super-Blog—that is, if you love the sweet and terrible world of comics as much as Professor Fury and I do. The Sims effortlessly magnifies all the wonderful heights and 1990’s-era Marvel lows of comics, and he throws it at your face like a robot shark.
Last week a seventeen-year old woman named Victoria Monroe walked out of her class at the Mississippi School for the Deaf. Nineteen of her fellow students joined her.
The students were angry over a school system that failed to provide them with teachers that could speak to them. Ms. Monroe, as well as other students, were called upon to translate for the teachers—to act as interpreters for the class.
They were fed up, and the sucessful and extraordinary protest at Gallaudet University inspired them to do something about it—and they fought with their absence.
Wonderfully, gloriously, the school quickly terminated two of the administrators and it looks like the students will get their wish—and what they deserve: competent teaching in their language.
Prettyfakes loves Victoria Monroe!!