Archive for March, 2010

31
Mar
10

Blogging about blogging

It’s not as cool as rapping about rapping (more about that later), but when you blog about other peoples’ blog posts, which in part reference your blog, we’re pretty sure you trip a meta-switch in the universe’s space-time continuum, and brings about the near destruction of our dimension.

Just saying, and behold:

Thanks Publicola and Vulcan for showing the love today!

And now: rapping about rapping. If you like self-reflection AND good music, download that new new (as of last week) mixtape by the King of Ballard himself, Grynch. It is, indeed, titled The Rapping About Rapping Mixtape so go figure. Co-presented with taste-makers 2DopeBoys.com, it’s worth downloading and giving a couple spins.

31
Mar
10

The census: not just for the straights anymore

We too are trapped in a glass cage of emotions.

It’s always a mixed bag of emotions when something that should be totally basic becomes reality. To parse that convoluted sentence out, here’s what we mean: on the 2010 Census, Gay and Lesbian (and TBQ too, natch) couples can list their marital status.

On the one hand: hell yes! This is a great step forward for recognition of same-sex couples, and is a pretty bold step by the Census. On the other hand: argh! It’s frustrating that this half-measure that acknowledges the reality of same-sex couples is the closest many states have to actual legal recognition.

Long story short – kudos to the Census folks for taking this step, let’s hope it’s one more step towards equality for all people in our country. And yes – send that Census form in!

30
Mar
10

Mayor Mike McGinn meets Das Racist

In case you weren’t aware, last weekend brought a three-show set from hometown musical heroes the Blue Scholars. To celebrate the big time status of the weekend, the local boys brought in a finely curated coterie of out of towners to round out the lineup. Stealing the show? NYC-based future rappers Das Racist, who will most likely known to Bus folks for one of two reasons: a) one member of the group, Ashok Kondabolu, is the brother of the Bus’s official Comedian In Residence, Hari Kondabolu, and b) from their internet sensation hit song “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”.

And while they were in town, the Das Racist gentlemen spent some time backstage with none other than Mayor Mike McGinn. We have it on good authority that they were somewhat surprised to see an elected official hanging around backstage. Just another day in the life, am I right, fellas??? Here’s the video:

And to round it all out, enjoy “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”

29
Mar
10

Learned Hand

Ironically, that's not the learned hand. The knowledge is stored in his RIGHT hand. Dang.

Let that name ring. It’s too damn good.

29
Mar
10

Our Friends With Benefits are winners

The picture: AWESOME. The writing below? Really? REALLY??

Verily, ’tis true. Our most favored side in the right honorable Underdog Co-Rec volleyball league, Raptor Death Monkey, has a most nefarious alias. These erstwhile champions of Sport don the finest garb in which to do battle on the field of Volley-Ball, their raiments inscribed with those most powerful of phrases: Friends With Benefits. And lo, this awe-inducing statement, joined squarely with an athletic prowess and grace that can only truly be compared to the cheetah, has led the inimitable Raptor Death Monkey to an undefeated season. So far.

Fly, Raptor Death Monkey, fly.

And yes, they’re all Friends With Benefits at the Bus – you too can join their ranks!

25
Mar
10

Ah, Spring, when a young group’s fancy turns towards…

Candidate selection? Oooooh! It’s coming…

Behold the science in action.

25
Mar
10

Washington Bus Stimulus Package

The Bus is doing our part to bring this nation of ours out of the Great Recession. Our stimulus package? We are officially hiring a Field Coordinator to plan, organize, develop, execute, implement, etc our 2010 summer field program.

Yeah, it’s kind of like a big deal.

Here’s what we need from you: Apply! You can download the application right here, fill it out, and send it in. Gainfully employed? Too bad! How about you pass this on to the smart savvy young person in your world? Yes. Thank you.

It really is that easy. Check the job description/application for more details (ie: what you would actually be doing).