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Who Dat Rootin’ For Dem Saints?

January 18th, 2010 | 4 comments | Posted by Diana

"I hate Brett Favre."

It was with heavy heart that I state the obvious: Jen’s and my teams are out of the running for this year’s Super Bowl ring (my freakin’ Steelers, defending champions, didn’t even make it to the postseason).

I can’t speak for my illustrious writing partner, but this year I find myself (for the first time in my life) hoping that an NFC team takes home the big prize (Dear lawd, do not let Continue reading Who Dat Rootin’ For Dem Saints?

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ROCK OF ASIAN: The Predators

December 16th, 2009 | 5 comments | Posted by Diana

I’ll be honest. For about three weeks, when not busy playing Beatles Rock Band*, I’ve been dusting off old and also sorta-oldish punk albums, to give them a good spin–providing a soundtrack for the month’s chaos and all of my nervous holiday energy. 

“Punk” coming out of my speakers can mean a lot of things–sometimes the herky jerk of Bad Brains or Black Flag, sometimes a fun romp with the Ramones, Fugazi if I’m feeling fresh, Stooges if I’m not. And… okay. I’ve also been indulging my Orange County roots with bad 90′s power punk that will go unnamed to preserve my innocence.

What I’d not even thought to entertain, at least until this week, were all of the fun Japanese punk bands that I meant to fall in love with twenty years ago but didn’t because I was in elementary school without an Internet connection. Take, for example,  The Predators, who I’m listening to right now (via MySpace recommendation by Japanese alt-veterans, The Pillows).

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Roy Pearson Clearly Ain’t Packin’ Much In Those Pants

May 3rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Roy Pearson–the psychotic DC Administrative Law judge that has filed the most ludicrous vengeance lawsuit of all time against The Chungs (pictured below), an immigrant Korean couple that owns Custom Cleaners, an alterations/dry cleaners in Northeast Washington–is up for reappointment this week.

For those who don’t know, Pearson has somehow manipulated a temporary mixup with with his pants into a multi-million dollar litigous nightmare, citing among his complaints: fraud (for display signs saying “same day service” and “satisfaction guaranteed”) and the resulting necessity of a rental car every weekend for the next ten years to “drive” to another dry cleaners. The real sticker– Pearson’s pants were found a week after the snafu and he refuses to pick them up.

Here’s the deal. Pearson is a total punk. Look at The Chungs–they’re adorable. They are sweet, hardworking immigrants just trying to live the American dream of working long hours, dealing with asshole customers, and making just enough to scrape by.

Says the Washington Post:

“For the past two years… they’ve been dealing with the nightmare of litigation: a $65 million lawsuit over a pair of missing pants.

Jin Nam Chung, Ki Chung and their son, Soo Chung, are so disheartened that they’re considering moving back to Seoul, said their attorney, Chris Manning, who spoke on their behalf.”

What’s it going to take to stop Pearson’s temper tantrum?

One can only hope that The Chungs don’t give into this supreme asshat, win their case in court, and change their minds about leaving America.

Pearson, on the other hand, should be rightfully disbarred and kicked out of the courtroom faster than Britney Spears running from a shower. Homey sounds like he needs a pacifier and some Pampers waaaaaaaay more than a gavel.


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