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03/20/12 06:04 - ID#56257

2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade

So I wish I had My Pictures on Webshots but haven't had the time cause there you can view a slide show ..... Maybe revisiting the youtube slide show is an idea.... About 200 photos on the book of face....



Now on my Way home I tried to capture the culture and I don't know if that is possible really.... Didn't go into any bars with the Walking dead and animation domination line up and having to work the next day.... Wish I would have gone to see Henry Rollins Spoken word...... But oh well.....



Hoping that the pictures I post show the spirit of the parade if that is possible.....?

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That is plenty I'm sure.....
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Category: holiday

03/18/12 10:43 - ID#56240

St. Pats 2012



Interesting article About the Parade

Bandits won but only a few pictures after the parade do to Battery life and time of down loading need to wait till after the parade.... They had this great jerseys that I would love kinda wish I didn't buy the all star one now and got this one but I didn't know...

Sure many people went out last night or went to the other parade......

I'm sure many will go out after the parade as well...... Wish I was going to see Henry Rollins spoken Word .... That is all ways a great time...Oops....

Walking dead tonight.....

Here is the article... In box form....

Updated: March 18, 2012, 9:37 AM

Buffalo's St. Patrick's Day Parade is serious business for Thomas Patrick Young. As a member of the United Irish American Association, Young has helped plan the milelong march for 22 years.

Today marks the 71st marching of the parade, which sports six divisions and 3,000 marchers. It is expected to draw from 100,000 to 150,000 spectators along Delaware Avenue from Niagara Square to North Street.

Young will be in charge of the 40 vendors who sell food and novelty items. You'll find him on a golf cart patrolling the route -- helping with crowd control and basking in Irish pride.

People Talk: You must have your hands full with vendors.

Thomas Patrick Young: Buffalo is not a mecca for vendors. While most of the food served curbside and at different corners is local, the novelty vendors are from other cities -- Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Binghamton -- throughout the Northeast. They start approaching me in January.

PT: What won't you allow them to sell?

TPY: Silly String, because of the cost of the dresses the dancers are wearing. They're $800 to $900 a piece. And we don't want Silly String on our black long coats and top hats.

PT: How many dancing groups do you have?

TPY: At least six. We have units spread out so it's not band after band, and not dancing group after dancing group.

PT: What about union after union?

TPY: We dedicate our third division to the unions. This year that division has 29 entries. It could be a record-setting year for floats this year. We have 20.

PT: Do marchers still throw out candy?

TPY: There's nothing to be thrown from any vehicle. We don't allow that. It's too dangerous. People still do it, but we try to stop it as fast as we can -- just like drinking [alcohol] by marchers in the parade. We tell them that we'll buy them a drink after the parade. We're looking for a parade that moves swiftly and smoothly. We don't like gaps. People may think the parade is over.

PT: What kind of floats do you frown upon?

TPY: Anything that is not a tribute to St. Patrick. Sunday starts with a Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral that is dedicated to this year's grand marshal, Patrick Plunkett, and to my Aunt Catherine.

PT: How many judges are there?

TPY: Six. We have judges for floats and judges for groups. We actually hire a local judging company. We also have a trophy day for the winners, which is usually two weeks after the parade at the Irish Center.

PT: What float turns your head?

TPY: The Steelworkers. For years they had an 18-foot I-beam, and we were never sure whether it would make it under some of the wires on Delaware Avenue. It's much lower now -- probably 7 or 8 feet -- so there is no fear of ripping the street lights out.

PT: Tell me a parade fact.

TPY: What a lot of people don't realize is that we -- the [United] Irish American Association -- pay the bands to come in and play.

PT: How about a historical fact?

TPY: They didn't have a parade in 1941 because of the war.

PT: What role does weather play?

TPY: When the weather's bad, the parade is small. Less marching bands show up because of all their stuff. If you're coming out with your $2,000 trumpet, you don't want to have that out in the rain. We mark them down as no-shows.

PT: Does a no-show one year affect the group's placement the next year?

TPY: It depends on the nature of their group. If they're Irish dancers and have their little short outfits on and it's 6 below zero, we understand.

PT: Tell me about the grand marshal selection process.

TPY: A lot of it involves how long you've been with the parade committee. We also look at what you've done as far as donations. We are very selective about this because this person is going to wear the face of the parade this year.

PT: You wore the face of the parade in 2010, right?

TPY: I made it a once-in-a-lifetime day, my day in the sun. I had family in from all over the world. It was my dream.

PT: Do you have Irish setters?

TPY: I have a black Lab who is fully set up with a green collar and scarf for St. Patrick's Day. His name is Mister Murphy.

PT: Tell me about the parade cleanup brigade.

TPY: First, everybody who comes with horses is always equipped to clean up after them -- mandatory. You must have your own scoop. General clean up is usually done by volunteer eighth-grade groups. We have 20 Port-a-Johns.

PT: What do you do for fun?

TPY: I'm an avid golfer and bowler. As a young man, I had my heart set on being a pro bowler. I still bowl on a league every Monday night. I dedicate a lot of my time to work. My job is in the commercial collection industry in this volatile economy. We've actually replaced the steel industry with the collection industry in Buffalo. There are thousands and thousands of employees.
jkwiatkowski@buffnews.com


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Category: photos

03/12/12 07:15 - ID#56212

WWE 3-10-2012



Close to 200 Photos on Facebook from Sunday's WWE House show....

I had a great time.... I think where I was sitting was the players bench

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Now most of the time with House shows since they aren't recorded the tittles don't change hands and this was true.... So I like Both R-Truth and The miz so I was a bit Divided on this one..... Not a tittle match so.... But before that Santino defended his Tittle.....

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The Divas.......

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Skip ahead to the world tittle Match 2 out of 3 falls for the tittle.... Ziggler the challenger looks like he should be on Saved by the bell......

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03/08/12 05:33 - ID#56187

ARGh Tired of being Tired

Yes a blog where I wine.... Tired of being Tired...... I do like what I do at my job but not liking how things are going currently.... It doesn't help that I've been sick for about 2 weeks.... Last few days I haven't been like bad but just feel kinda run down..... I'm supposed to be going out Sat. Night might just skip it and just stay in all day and get all caught up on the DVR...ARGh who knows....Have a WWE event on Sunday that will be fun..... Wait isn't the next weekend the Parade?.....
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Category: photos

03/04/12 12:31 - ID#56170

ARGh.... Bandits

I honestly after another Bandits Loss last night don't feel like posting any Pictures But I will argh.......

The Put in the New Goalie they traded for and at the end of the game they had to switch him out..... Seems like they can't win no matter what they do????

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I had fun but don't know what they have to do to win?
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Category: photos

02/26/12 02:50 - ID#56138

2012 NLL All Star Game


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The East Lost by two goals argh.... But still a fun time....
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02/26/12 12:50 - ID#56137

NLL All star Game 2012 Pregame

So Yesterday at the Arena was the NLL all star game.....

Now you could get things Signed and some place the bandits Danced or get face painting... I watched the LaNova Chicken Wing eating contest....

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Yeah I should have singed up for this... Didn't think about it as free food... Now the way that I think it works is that they weigh each box before and after.... They only give you 3 minutes think the winning women had 13 ounces and the guy about 16....

Winners went on the field at halftime....

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So I admit I'm not sure what Right to Play is.... My guess is that it tries to get people or kids whom are poor or not Normally Lacrosse players to play? Well here are some more pregame Pictures yes the bandettes are part of them....

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Category: event

02/23/12 05:30 - ID#56114

The Death Of Diablo

So as some of you may know on March 10th 2012 it is official Club Diablo is having it's last even a Funeral and it is closing..... Guess they have been selling some stuff on the web and I guess once it closes things from the bar will be up for sale... I really need to look into that.....

But before I talk about Diablo I should mention that I'm not from the Continental..... I know some people who read what I write are....
-For many years never heard of the place
-Bands I have never heard of
-Dance Music isn't really my thing
-Would have loved to find out if the legendary 3rd floor was true or not
-If said band was there getting home at some crazy time at night would be tough.....
-Back what must have been ages ago I think a saw a band out side of the place at one of those festivals might have been the art voice street fest but never made it inside......

Now I'm not going to lie and say I'm at Club Diablo once a month... In fact I don't go there very often.... But it is the coolest place in town....
-Jen sure knew how to poor a drink and was sweet and pretty
-Love the interior
-They play Rock Music not only that dance stuff
-None of that here is a line to get in crap lets make you wait....
-One Never feels out of place there.... That kid with the leather skirt on is like so what.... Or a dude with a suit so what.... Or dog collar and chain so what
- Now again I'm not a regular but it is a great place for so many people

The reasons why I didn't go that often are the same as for the Continental......
-The biggest is from downtown to around Grover is a long way at 3am or even longer at 4am , and why is there never any cabs about and do they even take debit cards?
-Yes bands I've never heard of is another reason

But again it is an amazing place and it will leave a big vast hole when it closes.... I wonder if any thing else will move in there and how it would compare....

So I guess I should list some things that I remember seeing there....
-Caught some kind of Contest with Mike after something else we went to
-Went to see DJ Curt Soma spin a couple times I think
-Purgatory Fetish :That was eye Opening
-Purgatory Fetish show 2: That was Amazing
-Cony Island cockabilly Road Show was amazing: Bands and Side show stuff it was amazing
- Think I saw a small version of that show
-A Fetish show (no photos unless you knew the person on stage) by one of the local groups Niagara Fetish of some kind
-Satan For President Art Show!!!!!
-As Summer Dies Anti Valentines day show
--->I feel like I may have seen them twice there....
-Technoir Fashion Show 2 wish I would have seen the 1st one.....
-I'm sure I'm leaving something out.........How did I see the Hell's Harlots?

So kinda lost my train of thought... Remember I don't prof read I just kinda have an idea what I want to say when I write a blog then go at it... But the place will be missed by myself and even more so by others... So stop in and say your respect or for those that don't believe in funerals poor some out for Club Diablo that night where ever you hang out.....

I my self amworking on plans to go.... Don't have them all worked out... Why are Downtown Hotels so costly... I remember they use to be more then staying in Toronto and they still are it looks like.... The next day I have wrestling and it will be cold I'm sure and If I go out and get a suit I could just walk from a hotel... Don't want to try that with a big camera at 3am.... I wish I could find a fun suit you know with like flames or something or even a cool suit that would look gangsta.... Or even an all red one..... Guessing it will wind up being JC Penny black dress pants and suit jacket with black shirt and black tie?

I feel like i left something out.......

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Category: photos

02/21/12 06:59 - ID#56109

Parade

So I like the big camera but bringing it was a mistake but I didn't know it at the time my little water prof camera would have been better... Don't get me wrong the light was weird but still it would have done better... Wish I was going to Nietches but lame staying in... Part of it is the alarm goes off at 4:30 Am...

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02/12/12 11:57 - ID#56055

Red Tails Phantom

Well Yesterday's plan got thrown off a bit and then the Bus to the Movies was mega late... So I missed The First showing of Phantom Menace and saw Red Tails.... Pretty good movie... Yes even if anyone doesn't like Negros I know there are some out there it is still a pretty good movie... It is a pretty good war movie I think oh yeah and it is Black History month so it kinda fits... Didn't know it was a Lucas Films movie.... Plus the music is amazing I'll post some Youtube stuff I can find........I use the term Negro cause it is the term used in the movie as a positive....

Phantom Menace in 3D... How you make a movie that was filmed all ready 3D I have no idea... Been a long time since I've seen it and yeah it is still pretty good. So that also means it is tough to compare it to the 3D version... But the Darth Maul Glasses are worth the price so..... I still don't think I see all things 3D but a couple explosions looked pretty cool and some of the lasers and Light Sabre Stuff was cool.... Now only 5 more 3D movies wonder about clone wars... I wonder if this will set up episodes 7,8,9 only in 3D... Now some would say whats the point but... Doesn't Han and Leia maybe have a kid... And you are telling me that am A sith Lord that shoots lighting out of his hands dies from that fall? Maybe Speilberg will do them who knows.....

Opening ..... Terrance Blanchard also did Malcolm X very dramatic Music



This is going to be kinda random since I don't know what song is what kinda



Blue Skies .... Some times I wonder if I was born at the right time



Think Christina Agularia does a Modern Version of this song but this isn't her's






Another old timey song




Well that is Plenty now one from Star Wars

Yes some talking but worth it


Darth Maul Isn't dead! Ha
Granted Video ends before that but gotta love that music...
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