Monday, December 31, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Browsing the inflight safety manual....



Ballerina bracing for mid-air catastrophe???

Huh!!!!????!

Happy holidays ya'll!!
Bad Magic!!
when its all over you will be amazed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_VczsxcMj0

Thursday, December 13, 2007

DJ Ninjamonkey3000

I will be DJing at Craft Mutiny's Holiday Booty Market this coming Saturday from 4 to 6.
Stop By!



I haven't been a DJ in a while (since college), what should I play?
Send in you requests now, don't delay!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bobby Boswell Traded

Just learned that Bobby Boswell of DC United has been traded to Houston. Boswell, 2006 Defender of the Year, had a rough season this past year and spent a lot of time on the bench due to on the pitch inconsistencies (it happens). Say what you will of his playing abilty, and his media whoredom, but Bobby is a genuine down to earth guy. Probably one of the easiest sports personalities to have a conversation with.

I wish him the best of luck in Houston.

Below is a video of Bobby and I singing to my friend Caroline, a REAL Bobby Boswell fan... Who's cheer, "Bobby's Hotter" echoed throughout RFK during the DC v LA game (Beckham's premiere).

Monday, December 10, 2007

Jack Evans is interested....


Received the following "press release" for IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



PRESS RELEASE

Council of the District of Columbia

Office of Councilmember Jack Evans

The John A. Wilson Building , 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Washington , DC 20004

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _______

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2007

Contact: Sean Metcalf, Director of Communications, 202-724-8058

Evans Looking Forward to OCFO’s Audit Committee Results

( Washington , DC ) Today, Councilmember Jack Evans attended the DC Chief Financial Officer’s introductory meeting of the Audit Committee to review the financial management and internal controls of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO). The Committee’s mission is to review the performance of the OCFO and its function in each District agency. Over the next three years, the Committee will provide quarterly reports on its findings and recommendations.

“This is a great step in gaining a better understanding of how the Chief Financial Officer interacts with each agency and, which controls are working or failing,” Evans said. “I look forward to reviewing the data, which will be provided in the upcoming months.”

The Audit Committee includes:

* Sheldon Cohen, Chair (Director at Farr, Miller & Washington, LLP);
* Donald H. Chapin (Retired, Director of Auditing, Arthur Young & Company);
* John Hill (Chief Executive Officer of the Federal City Council);
* James Hudson (Retired, Chairman of the JAH Development) ; and
* Irving Pollack (Of Counsel, Fulbright & Jaworski).

The next meeting of the Audit Committee will be December 20, 2007.


Not only is he spamming community "Yahoo Groups" but he is setting himself up to be the savior (if only in the eyes of the plebes of ward 2) by placing himself as far removed from the shit storm that is taking place at the OTR and OCFO. It is hard for me to believe that as chair of the committee of finance and revenue he is looking for
"better understanding of how the Chief Financial Officer interacts with each agency and, which controls are working or failing”

Maybe if Mr. Evans focused on being a Councilman instead of taking part time jobs (with potential conflict of interest issues) he would have a better understanding. Though I am fairly confident he has a clear understanding of the situation the city, OTR and OCFO are currently in.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Attention Men with Thinning Hair:



Well First its the only product that I have ever seen that works on thinning hair,
just by using it once every 90 days,
its not a daily regiment,
or twice daily regiment
who has the time for that nonsense?
Just use Procede every 90 days and it works.

Giuseppe Franco

I don't own the company,
I don't know anything about it.
I just know that this is the greatest product ever
for the appearance of your thinning hair.
Look stop hiding your hair under these caps.
Stop denying your hair looks bad
and Do something about it.
You could be on the road to fuller thicker hair
Right Now!
by getting on a Procede Program.

Hey,
I'm Giuseppe Franco,
I'm not putting my name on the line for something the doesn't work.

Giuseppe Franco

My hair looks thicker,
because it is thicker.
This is my real hair!
That's what so great about Procede.
Some Guy.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Metro Kills

http://wmata.us/

not for the faint of heart.

Mr. Kolako was sentenced today to two 6 month sentences for the Valentine's Day 2006 accident that killed two pedestrians; Martha Schoenborn and her next door neighbor Sally McGhee. Supposedly they were on their way to Woolly to see a show.

Notice how the bus driven by Mr. Kolako accelerates through the two.

So SAD.

Were two 6 month sentences enough?

MOD NOTE: My friend Puja brought me to the link, but it turns out the DCist had advertised this link earlier. I guess I need to read the DCist more often.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Morning After 460 Ridge St NW


460 Ridge St NW, originally uploaded by niello8.

Bricks lay strewn across the side walk, the innards of the burned out shell visible for all to see. Word on the street, this abandoned building is owned by the city. Buildings left to rot, while my neighbor's and landlord's property tax go up, all the while millions of tax dollars are stolen by those we trust in the DC governement.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ridge Street House Collapses 11:10 PM 11/26/07

Just as we settled down to watch the 11:00 PM News a commotion of sirens and lights blazed past the house. Upon further inspection and a short walk I found that a house or the shell of some long ago abandoned house collapsed. 462 or 464 Ridge's east wall collapsed onto the sidewalk and adjoining property. Below are photos taken moments ago.
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The last BLURRY photo is that of a search and rescue K9 and was my first glimpse of the disaster scene, the sight of the dog got my spidey senses working overtime. No word on whether or not anybody was pulled from the rubble. Keep looking back for updates.

Monday, November 05, 2007

The Ultimate Mash up!

Can I has cheezeburger and Knee Deep In Mud give you the ultimate mash up! Courtesy of weaselbabe....


thanks to weaselbabe for the mash up and to keith for posting the original blog entry.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Go! Team

not to be confused with The Go Team....


what's not to love about a lead singer who's name is Ninja?????


I went to this show last night not thinking I knew any songs by them, it turns out I knew one. The song from the honda civic commercial.


random thoughts and observations from last night:
UP with people!!
horrible mix
why are the lead instruments pre-recorded?
was that a mini bubble skirt?
why are there two guitars being played onstage, but I can't hear either?
where are the horns coming from?
I see a keyboard being played, but the rhythm the player is playing is different than the sound emanating from the PA.
if you are going to pretend to play the harmonica, it would be good if the audience could hear it.
pre-recorded guitar and bass feedback between songs is key to a great show.
Why was the last song played the only song which sounded like it was played live?

I was underwhelmed by their "overwhelming" performance.....
blah!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Mornings are the bestest...


...when you get to clean your bosses shit off the toilet seat.

NO LIE.....this week is gonna be the bomb....

Friday, October 12, 2007

While discussing dc's recent folk rock craze...

While discussing dc's recent folk rock craze with Imperial China's Mr. Johnson I got this gem:
"reactionary, as all scenes are. IT was only a matter of time before dc grew tits after the dischord days"

Words have never been more eloquent, go see Imperial China w/ J Forte and the Secret Pop Band at the Red and the Black October 20th 2007.

I will be there.....

Friday, September 28, 2007

NInjamonkey3000 Mix Numero 3! Check IT!






UNiverse, Universe The Sundresses/
Keep It Inside J. Forte*
- The Answer Lone Ranger>
High On A MountainTop Loretta Lynn/
The Lady is A Tramp Sammy Davis Jr./
Objects Of My Affection Peter Bjorn And John(
The Truth About Johnny The Raveonettes*
Memory Of A Free FEstival David Bowie}
She Is Gone Again Lee "Scratch" Perry/
Motoroller Scalatron Stereolab%
Home Of The Brave Spiritualized!
Soul Walk Lee "Scratch" Perry?
Livin' fir the weeekend The Dirtbombs/
Bonus Track Unrest/
Pretty Thing Bo Diddley&
- No Satisfaction Black Mountain*
$20 M.I.A/


IF you want a copy email me with address and I will sent one via USPS......
FOr Mella mella!!!!!!















RIP inDCent eXposure

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Found this...



this was shot right AFTER he was accused of being a Judas, though not shown here Bobby replies/exclaims aside to his band mates "Play it fuckin loud" They then proceed to tear through (the good tear through) the most rip roaring version of the song ever.....

RIP ROARING!!!!!!

I think this was the first time since Buddy Hollies' death all were able to breath a sigh of relief. Music was not dead, rock and roll was not, as would be exclaimed by the cheep Dylan wanna be years later, Don Mclean.

Enjoy!!

Meanwhile BACK IN SHAW!! SHAW!!! IT'S A STATE OF MIND!!!!

Did you see the Washington City Paper's article on the Post's article on LeRoy?
What's the news?

Read it at the City Paper's website...I think what's more important here, is to point out that Leroy is a douche, not that the Post covered the wrong angle.

Douches Unite!!!!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

I can has cheezburger?

Been stalking I Can Haz Cheezburger?, for quite some time.

I have also gone so far as to make my own ICHC? inspired pics, which I proudly display below.

St. Louis United

Created this after I found out the St. Louis' prospect of an MLS team could possibly share United's name.

fatty
Created this by using Smith's early morning quote, from a time wasting website.

Red Bullz
Created this pic when it was determined that the Red Bull supporter group ESC, where using Barra Brava & Screaming Eagles chants, cheers and songs.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sweet Jesus, I'm famous!




Ninjamonkey3000 has been picked up for syndication!! Well sort of.....

New blog service, Shawington, has added Ninjamonkey3000 to its blogroll.

Since Shaw is the "Bloggiest" DC neighborhood, someone had the bright idea to "aggregate" 33 blogs into one super blog. ├╝ber blog, if you will.

What does this mean for Ninjamonkey3000?
*Ninjamonkey3000 will need to figure out how to add Shawington to it's own blogroll.
*Ninjamonkey3000 will have more posts about Shaw. (technically the Ninjamonkey3000 Batcave HQ is half a block out of Shaw, but who is counting geography, SHAW is really a state of mind).
*Ninjamonkey3000 will need to start to type good!
*Ninjamonkey3000 will need to post more often than our current one post every 5 years. The public have spoken, THEY WANT THEIR NINJAMONKEY3000.
*Ninjamonkey3000 will need to start posting more pics of thyself so random anonymous Shawsters can slap me on my back and say "HEY even though your NM3000 BC HQ (Ninjamonkey3000 Batcave Headquarters) is technically half a block outside of Shaw, you are awesome and you represent Shaw's state of mind, but can you fix yer typing? It's not good."
*More anonymous comments that say, "you suck!", or "shut up, fatass!"


Note to Shawington.........
Please fix your blogroll, the blog is Ninjamonkey3000 NOT Ninjamonkey or Ninja Monkey.

Thanks for tuning in!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

HAted by all...

loved by few!!!

Keys were lost, but now they are found....
Derbies were missed.
as well as a romp.
Played some footie... got hot almost passed out
Played croquet!!! Pimm's, Ikea Bisquits and more Pimm's.
Watched a game, won 1 nil
Played lackluster game of Trivial Pursuit.
Drank a beer.
Gave a ride
WE DON'T USE THE WORD FAG! (that's the royal we).

Found these, enjoy:


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A little late as always



As usual I am late to game!!

I recently picked up the Peter Bjorn and John album Writer's Block. THough I'm not "into" all the songs off the album, they are a smashing groop. Ideal tracks for listening: Objects Of My Affection, Up Against the Wall and off course the crowd favorite Young Folks.

In other news I am job searching, but massive soul searching is needed before this can happen. Ever been in a rut and you are unsure of how to exit said rut? Possibly I am taking the rut stuckness out on the wife, which is unwarranted and unfair on my behalf. I need a big change!!! My pain should not be her pain!
Though I can't blame all my work issues on my employer, I just can't stand the fact that I am ignored on almost a daily basis.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Fireworks are the SHIT!!

4th of July, wow.

Explosions everywhere until 4 in the morning...

America FUCK YEAH!!!!!!



First we sat on the beach and viewed the above.

Then we sat on the crow's nest of Le Spot and watched the neighborhood EXPLODE!!!

Awesome!!!

Fireworks are the SHIT!!

4th of July, wow.

Explosions everywhere until 4 in the morning...

America FUCK YEAH!!!!!!



First we sat on the beach and viewed the above.

Then we sat on the crow's nest of Le SPot and watched the neighborhood EXPLODE!!!

Aweseome!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The ridiculousness of my work place

I just returned from the all purpose drug store that also sells things other than drugs (CVS), why did I go to the all purpose drug store that also sell things other than drugs?

Well I had to buy a condolence card for my co worker whose bird was murdered while being babysat by the "office manager". It turns out that the "office manager"'s mother accidentally SAT on the bird, affectionately named after a type of raw japanese food.

Ironic that the bird that was being birdsat (babysat) was killed by being SAT upon....

This shit is hard to make up...

ABSURDISM at its finest

Friday, May 25, 2007

A thought for Memorial Day Weekend....

What would Jesus do?

Park Illegally

Change that what would Sweet Daddy "I was a snake oil salesman" Grace do?

Besides take moeny from his poor parisheners to fuel his desire for earthly material items......

PARK ILLEGALLY....

Thanks to DC for all the parking enforcement.... YOU ARE AWESOME....

Friday, May 18, 2007

Shiloh owned buildings condemned, CENSURE THORPE

About time the city has started to to listen to residents of our neighborhood.

Found this article from the examiner, Leroy Thorpe does his usual playing the race card.


Hey Leroy, I'm still waiting for that riot!!

A commenter brought up an interesting item. Why has Jack Evens not censured Leroy Thorpe? He is dividing this neighborhood, he is the bigot, racist, sexist and rapist!

For more on Leroy Thorpe visit Leroythorpe.com.

CENSURE THORPE!!

Monday, May 14, 2007

chk chk chk & holy fuck @ 930

Amazing!

Did not know what to expect form holf fuck, the openers.l But their drum & bass with noise was reminiscent of some early shoegaze......

!!!, wasnt sure what to expect. I loved them the first itme I heard them while listening to KEXP, but really I had no expectations.

They are most definitly capable musicians, but I do have to take issue with Nic Offer's weak imitation of Mick Jagger. Nic needs to learn some more moves if he ever wishes to be clos eto the same league. His was but a weak imitation.

I have to say I have not danced as much as I have on a Monday night in a real long time. THANKS !!!

Note to the 930, if you are going to enforce no smoking or drugs, PLEASE ENFORCE THOSE RULES ONSTAGE AS WELL. !!!'s guitarist was openly smoking something (probably weed) out of handmade apple pipe. YES, edible drug paraphenalia.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

First and foremost HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

Series of Events

Two weeks ago, I smashed 'Bea' on the stage of the Velvet Lounge and then again on the wall of the Velvet Lounge.

Friday- Ate at La Tasca, CRAPPY TAPAS that taste like my home cooking, with our friend Kristine to help celebrate her divorce. Then ended the night at Tunicliff's with Diet Cokes and Cape Cods.

Saturday- Slept in, the wife made breakfast, slowly awoke then watched last weeks New England v. Chicago. Twellman you SUCK! Eventually dressed in my Preppiest/Upper Crust/High Society informal wear for an afternoon of croquet with the Official Unofficial Croquet Society of DC. Croquet and stuff 014 Consumed quite a few Pimm's and Iced tea, hit some balls through a couple of wickets and cheated, cheated, cheated, cheated! HUZZZZZZAHHH!
Then ate dinner at Clyde's and heard all the dirt of some married Joe who is attempting to have an affair. Due to rain we kept dry by staying in Clyde's for a couple extra minutes. Eventually we made our way out to rural Northern Virginia (via METRO) to catch Greg's band's CD release show. Saw two bands and left during Greg's set (sorry Greg, but we were tired, drunk and not feeling social). Croquet and stuff 122 But they are really a great band, go see them.....Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune Lejeune

On the Metro back, some machismo no neck schmuck asked if I wanted him to beat up a group of mooks (read GWU trusties) who mocked my Preppiest/Upper Crust/High Society informal wear. Croquet and stuff 002 Huh??!?!?!?!

We sat across from teen wearing nothing more than a hankie, who was either on her way to fuck for money or some XTC fueled all night dance party. She slept the whole ride from Clarendon to Metro Center.
The wife wanted to walk from Metro Center to home, slighty drunk and extremely exhausted I agreed. It was raining! We got wet, but enjoyed the stroll, by-passing Little Time Square and past the fools in line at A Venue (waiting in line to go to a club????????I do not comprehend why anyone would do this in the rain or just in general)
We eventually got home and watched our recorded msut see tv (YEAH DVR!), My Name is Earl and the Office as well as CSI!!!!
Around 1:30 we heard several gun shots, I mistook them for firecrackers so I did nothing. Ten minutes later another gun shot or firecracker was heard. I immediately called 311 (311 was chosen because I was honestly unsure if it was gun shots or firecrackers). A call was made, I did my job!

Sunday- Slept in, then made breakfast for the wife.... Her favorite French Toast (did you know in France french toast is called LOST TOAST?)!!!!
Over preparing and eating of breakfast the wife and I watched last nights Galaxy v. New England. This was a tough match to watch because I did not want either team to win. New England the finer of the two teams beat Landon "Forehead" Donovan's Gaylaxy 3-2. Definitly a sweet match.

Checked my email, and found that KEVIN!!! from the Bolophonics had this to say:
Mighty!, after thinking about it for the last few weeks I've decided that
I want to stop doing The Bolophonics. After 3 years, we are still
begging and cajoling our friends/family/co-workers to get out to
shows; for whatever reason, we cannot build a fanbase of any size.
Maybe we suck as a band, maybe we don't know what we're doing from a
promo standpoint, but I'm also getting kind of burnt out on music in
general and don't really have the fire I once did to keep it going.

Now I need to find a new band, I felt the end coming and decided not to keep it going cause I too wanted to end it. But since I was only involved as the bass player with close to zero artistic input (not by my choosing) I am not so sad to see it go. Sure I am sad I won't be playing out anytime soon but not sad in the sad be depressed for days!

Eventually we got out of the house to BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY. For her work mostly, we made stops at Pearl art store and Home Depot. We also stopped at La Madeline for 'french' food. Had to complain to the manager about the conditons in the outdoor eating area. Supposedly La Madeline has staff to clear dishes and used food trays. Piles of dirty dishes and detritus had collected and was a happy hunting ground for the areas sparrow and starlings. The wife and I had to clear a table ourselves.....I chose to complain or more honestly bring the manager up to speed on the conditions becuase I spent and exorbitant amount of money on food that was prepared prior to my arrival. $21.00

Finally after eating, the wife and I decided to stopped by GUITAR CENTER \m/ :) \m/

Saw a bass that I had been eyeing on E-Bay, Fender Jaguar Bass (a new bass, Jaguar has previously been found in the guitar and baritone guitar variety). I test drove the bass for a while then pumped into David, who at one time dated a friend, who I have been acquanted with through the DC RAWK scene. He was most recently in Third Programme, but I am sure he is in some other GROOP currently. Well any way long story short David works at Guitar Center and was able to extend to me the "BUDDY" Rate. He knocked a $100 off of the store price, which was already below the prices I found on E-Bay. A quick decision was made and I purchased a brand new bass.
Croquet and stuff 127

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Night!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Word of the day!!!

Aniconism -noun-
opposition to the use of idols or images.

Aniconism is the absence of any representations, in a restricted sense those of living or divine beings, and more generally, any type of human substitution.

Still 33, 5th day in and everything is still a ok







Friday, May 04, 2007

Jesus and I. 33

33 today.

If you are interested and you read this blog, I will be celebrating at Mozart's Cafe starting at 6:00.

Mozart's is at 1331 H Street.

Good Beer served by the litre.


Hopefully I won't be crucified.

mighty!

DC United v NE

DC United v New England 004
Tied 1-1
Best so far.

PLEASE KEEP MORENO ON THE BENCH.

Finally someone who deserves being capitan is now capitan, or as I like to call him Capitan Caveman. Benny Olsen that is......

Caroline and her friend Lakshmi attended with Jenn and I.

DC United v New England 007

Here are some pics and a video just after a big pushing match started. Notice the love for Twellman.


Best chant of the night has to be:
"Twellman, Twellman, Twellman, YOU SUCK!"

DC United v New England 009

Notice how the 100's thru 300's are packed!!! Better than the nationals attendance.