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Warning Area 291?

Pardon my French, but what the fuck? Joe posted on my mysterious boom entry below with this link to the most recent local article in regards to boom:

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20060427-9999-1n27boom.html

Personally, I bet you could catch some hella big marlin out there in Whiskey 291. Or get shot to death and turned into chum. Tax dollars at work indeed.

I just came from seeing Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Dir. Michel Gondry) at The Parkway Theater with Zsolt and Julia. If you're looking for a movie that's like the total Bizzaro-World mirror image of sub-sonic-boom-producing-US-military-black-ops-classified-top-secret-bullshit, go see this film. Dave Chappelle drives around southern Ohio inviting people to a concert in Brooklyn featuring all the extra-progressive hip-hop heads you care to name. Then he has lunch at HaHa motherfuckin' Pizza. I wish to God I still had that t-shirt. That was the best t-shirt of my life. The whole experience made me miss Brother Will in a fierce way. It also made me want him to burn me copies of all the Common, Mos Def, Roots, etc. cd's he's got. Coz I'm selfish like that.

And good news from Zsolt and Julia: they're engaged! Zsolt proposed to her at Stinson Beach yesterday evening as the sun set over the Pacific. Come on! Very happy news.

It's after midnight in Oakland, and I'm not a pumpkin yet, so I must be doing something right. Time to see about cracking a few of the books I need for my final paper.

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