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sass: If you had to adopt a baby, what kind would you get?

id let my wife pick it out. packaging has never interested me. its all about content.

Just Me: If you have an awesome girl from the past show up at your house AND she happens to be an ex…how come to photos??

how come to photos? you mean how come TOronto photos? or you mean how come no photos? i think you mean how come no photos. ok some girls dont really like me taking pics of them. even some of my exes. also i cant find my good camera. also im not sure we were in the picture taking mood. we did see Benjamin Button. which neither of us liked very much. but yes i love her, shes rad, and i think shes coming back on sunday.

Josh: 1. Why is metromix being absorbed by the guide? I mean, really, what difference could firing a handful of talented people make for the man… 2. Should I give up on the seemingly outlandish idea of writing for pay, given the current circumstances? 3. What are you listening to these days? 4. When can I see your pretty face schlepping around these parts? I moved back to LA! The end.

1. i really dont know as i havent read anything official yet, but no matter the reason if its true suddenly you’ll have a nice team of people, who are all really good, working as one. a real live super group. did the brits complain when cream and zeppelin were formed? either way, anyone who gets to work with any of those people regularly feels very fortunate. i hope its true.

2. youve come to the wrong blog if youve come looking for someone to tell you to give up on your dreams. hell i got paid not just to write but to blog of all things. seems to me that there are more people reading and more people writing than ever in history so dont give up the dream, but maybe adjust what youre ok with it looking like. it might not being the guy who writes the Spin cover story once a month, instead it might be the guy who writes on Stereogum three times a day.

3. these days im listening to the weirdest collection of music: avril lavigne’s “girlfriend”, dinosaur jr’s “beyond”, tsar’s first record, matthew good “live at massey hall”, the ting tings, cypress hill’s “black sunday”, and the freaking Gossip Girl soundtrack. needless to say im probably more influenced by the women who come here and dance on my coffee table than i should be.

4. let me know the next time youre about to go a show at The Scene or at the Redwood. im usually minutes away.

Krista: off to top of your head, can you name a celebrity that you’ve met in person that was very different from your ideal image of them?

Bill Buckner was a dick, Molly Ringwald was tall, Elvis Costello was extremely nice.

adrienne: how come you weren’t nominated for best diarist?

first cuz this blog isnt any good. technically.

secondly cuz i hardly ever get nominated for any of that stuff.

thirdly cuz how is this incarnation of this blog gonna beat raymi or dooce in a popularity contest? or any contest?

jon: What do you now wish you were taught in school?

how to dance, how to change my own oil, rails, reverse psychology, audio engineering, self confidence, how to do my taxes, trigonometry, how to tell the difference between a shite and a sunni, and Spanish.

Don: do I ask my question here? or

yes you do.

PatZ: Will Lars Ulrich ever stop being a tool?

Lots of people are tools. Some work hard at it, some are just born that way. Some have no way out. What are they gonna do, buy a new hat? You shouldnt hate your local tools though because all they do is make you look better.

Rock stars however are a different story. Rock stars are supposed to be divas and ignorant and ridiculous. It’s part of the spectacle. Wilco’s fine but I’d rather be in Poison. you would too. therefore its impossible for a rock star to be a tool. infact if you’re such a rock star that your band sold over 100 million records and and and somehow you can release a record in 2008 and not just that but a metal record that sold two million worldwide, then you can act like a tool, but you cant be called one. it’s simply the way of rock. (see: nugent, ted)

bloopy: i saw the blues brothers for the first time in *years* the other day and noticed how much of chicago was in there. . . do people from chicago tend to dig the blues brothers (the movie. . . as in the original movie) as much as, say, people from alabama apparently like skynrd’s sweet home alabama (at least i’ve heard that they do)?. . . or is it more like just something they tolerate and/or don’t give a shit about?. . . or is this, unlike what my fluid mechanics professor once claimed didn’t exist, a stupid question?. . .

people from chicago think the blues brothers deserves and oscar. i believe it deserves an oscar And a grammy. not only does it have lower wacker and daley plaza, but it features the finest ball park ever – and implied that illinios nazis didnt know that 1060 w. addison wasnt where jake or ellwood lived. ferris bueller is also a classic, but the blues brothers showed off chicago better than any film ever. thank you.

Travis: Have you seen Zeitgeist yet?! The addendum is kinda strange, but worth a look…

nope. my a-d-d doesnt allow me to watch a film on my computer for that long.

-k-: $4 an hour to park on the streets of LA – A really bad idea or a really terrible idea?

its a fine idea if you also keep the subway open 24 hours. if youre going to punish people for driving and parking, reward them for using public transportation. in fact, how about using those new meter fees to pay for the subways extended hours. if i was paying a few more bucks for a worthy cause i would be cool with it.

Phil: I saw the movie Twilight last night and it was slow but ok. I cant work out if I liked it or not so, Tony did I like Twilight?

yes. you also liked the way you looked in that pretty dress.

Wayne: did you notice that The Pants returned this week?

one of the best things about rss readers like Google Reader, i think i knew minutes after she posted that she was back. i was so excited i made a sandwich because i wanted to savor it. i still havent finished it.

ironically probably the worst thing of 2008 was
the lack of pants.

its not even noon and your bff raymi has already blogged twice

performed three costume changes, been frustrated by the world five times, and shot video of herself playing chinese checkers. the question is what have you done?

born a long time ago in a galaxy far far away, little raymi sunshine found her niche as a premiere blogger back when you were still being blown away by tsar’s first record (one of raymis faves).

today she finds herself up against for best blogger in the universe bragging rights with her toughest foe, Dooce, the american favorite from LA who now lives in the SLC. the busblog sat down with ms minx to check in and speculate on her thought process going into the final days of voting.

busblog: raymi why should you win this award. youre not even original.
raymi: pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft
busblog: but dooce writes about having a child, you dont have any children
raymi: yeah and if i do then i will write about how f-ing retarded my kid is
and mouthy
and moody
and how much i deserve it
my kid better be a girl too
busblog: omg when are you expecting?
raymi: haha
not for a loooong time
im not done failing at life yet
kids are for the second stage of life when all your avenues and chances dry up, then you have a kid and instill all your insecurities and missed-out-ons into it

busblog: in retrospect was the tattoo a bad idea?
raymi: no
sometimes i look down at it and go sigh how bored am i of you
but then i think how much i love it and how i want a unicorn and other stupid stuff
i will inevitably get one on my other arm of something
maybe RAYMI in some arty farty script

busblog: when will the larger than life portrait of fil adorn your back with huge gothic script under it saying “my mans”?
raymi: never
back tattoos are for strippers and fat hippies
and chodes from the burbs
and you
busblog: my raymi tattoo portrait is almost done so hush
which is your real bff?
the blonde, or sass?
raymi: you couldnt draw yourself out of a wet paper bag
they are both my friends and i love them
nice angle you dirtbag

busblog: lets say there was one life preserver left
raymi: bahaha
busblog: both of them were swimming off the titanic
raymi: well whichever one was more athletic
busblog: of course you had a cool one
which would you throw the extra one to?
raymi: me included, id give it to the poorest swimmer
busblog: sass wins then

busblog: ok, now to your art
how many pieces have you sold over the last year?
raymi: remind me to charlie horse you when i see you next
um a ton
busblog: how many do you thnk dooce has sold?
raymi: she doesnt have to make crappy art
she just has to write about her totally domesticated life in utah and her daughters facial expressions and her legions go OOOOOOOOOH AAAAAAAAHH SO AMAZING
raymi: ive sold 35 paintings in total
give or take
the bad kids are in the park right now
it’s balls freezing right now and dark wtf
they havent been around inawhile
where did you go

raymi: tony i have a question for you, why aren’t you in jail yet
what do you think the internet would be like if i never found you
busblog: they cant keep a good brotha down
it would be less canadian, thats for sure
raymi: i mean my readers and yours
you would inevitably find and irritate me though
busblog: doubt it
raymi: im glad i have more bg info on you and see the wizard behind the curtain that your toolbag readers dont see haha
though i must say in real life you talk a good game, v well spoken and intelligent
busblog: thanks baby
raymi: dont let it go to your head
busblog: also you know way hotter stories about me than ive ever told on m’blawwg
raymi: if by hot you mean gross, thanks trying to forget about that. next!

busblog: how did you lose all that weight?
please say snorting weight loss pills
raymi: by watching what i eat and when i eat
and being stressed out
and stopped drinking beer
white wine instead of red
busblog: interesting
raymi: wii fit
busblog: are you still 20 on wii?
raymi: in the summer biking and walking
depends how shaky i am
i think im 23 right now

busblog: where should people vote for you?
url please
also, how often shoudl they do it
busblog: also, should they tell their friends
raymi: every 24 hours from when they last voted
and they should make a point to go to libraries and work and home vote wherever
they should tell as many people as possible
busblog: ktnx now make out with fil for a good 4 minutes and say its from me and pitt
raymi: SICK DUDE
my breath stanks
busblog: that parts pitts. mine is the roaming hands part.