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Category: protest

06/21/09 12:19 - 59ºF - ID#49017

How many polocks does it take to get a joke?

How many polocks does it take to get a joke? Apparently more than this many. These people are protesting a play called Polish Joke which is playing at Canisius' Marie Maday Theatre on Main Street.

Here is a guy with a proud Polish American Sign at the protest

[box]By Colin Dabkowski - At its essence, "Polish Joke" is about one man's crisis of identity over his Polish heritage, his long and misguided journey away from his roots and his eventual realization that true ethnic identity is to be denied at one's ultimate peril. It is nothing less than an affirmation, if a rather long-winded one, of the importance of embracing one's own heritage.

Playwright David Ives, in his traditionally neurotic and absurdist manner, has employed a hearty helping of self-deprecation, the standard tool of ethnocentric comedies like "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Ives' jokes - which aim to flip standard Polish jokes on their heads by placing them within Ives' self-critical narrative-don't always hit home. But what they never do is step over the line from satire and into demeaning caricature of Polish people, as has been suggested by community members, many of whom have neither seen nor read the play.

Thomas LaChiusa gives an adept comic performance as Jasiu, the conflicted protagonist, as does David Hoffmann in a variety of roles. Director Maureen Sheldon points out in her program note that she, and most of the actors - not to mention the playwright himself - are Polish.

This fact should encourage community members who have manufactured gut-reactionary outrage at what they read about the play, or merely at its provocative title, to come out and judge for themselves.[/box]

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Category: web

06/19/09 04:09 - 74ºF - ID#49008

Clipboard security

I wonder if this clipbard security thing is still an issue. Is anyone using IE 6 anymore?

Remember when I used to be creative? I used to have so much fun with photoshop in the days before the non-stop programming.

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Category: thursday

06/19/09 03:32 - 70ºF - ID#49005

Crazy Night of Debauchery and Drinking

Thursdays are starting to get ridiculous. I barely drink otherwise but then comes Thursday in the Square and suddenly I have a beer in each hand the moment I get there. This week the band was Better than Ezra.

You probably remember them singing this song on the radio and while that song was pretty good and the crowd was generally into them, thats about the only song I enjoyed. They definitely seems like a really heavily production studio dependent band. The singer is pretty hot though.

This is not at thursday in the square

I went with (e:terry) and a friend from work. We then met up with (e:vincent), (e:enknot) Casey and (e:enknot)'s friend Andrew. For some reason they all wanted to go to the gay bars. I guess the cheaper, stronger drinks. After that we headed over to primo pizza on Chippewa, then (e:enknot) and I ran almost all the way to Allen street at full speed.

Everyone else went to staples and the pink, I decided I wanted to go dancing at Ohm but when we got there it was closed. Well at least the door was locked, so we ended up at cathode where I tried to find a girl for my straight buddy but instead ended up being hit on by some old guys.

Then the best part was going home and eating smoked salmon with apples. Ya fish. Sometimes I think I should have been a sea lion.

This morning it all ended with breakfast at ambrosia

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06/17/09 10:11 - 59ºF - ID#48995 pmobl

Sushi time

I had an amazing day programming but forgot to eat in the hecticness.
By 9 pm I was starving and decided to take myself out to dinner.

It was weird going out alone. Not something I often do but in the end
I liked it and ate the fishes till I was full.
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Category: allentown

06/15/09 10:00 - 66ºF - ID#48983

Allentown Art Festival

Found these pics on my phone. The stretch down Allen heading
toward Allen west festival made me so claustrophobic.


The Lake Effect ice cream company out of lockport, NY had some amazing flavors. I had salty caramel and (e:james) had Guiness Stout. Strangely, they proofed him for the ice cream. I never saw someone proof before for food with alcohol as an ingredient.

They also have a facebook page and a commercial. They could really use a better commercial.

I was hoping to win the Vespa below. I bet $5, (e:Jim) bet $20. I guess
neither of us won, either that or he is keeping it a secret. The
money went to Theatre of Youth. The inside of their theatre on allen
was really nice. Someone said it used to be a porn theatre in the
80s. Can anyone verify that?

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06/14/09 05:13 - 73ºF - ID#48976 pmobl

Cheap pot

I know what you are thinking, not that. These are really nice clay
pots at wegmans for 1.99.
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Category: food

06/14/09 02:30 - 73ºF - ID#48973

Reptiles are where I draw the line

Watching the cook slide his greasy hands through the blackend fat
chunks of alligator to separate it from the meat made me want to make my own kind chunks.

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Category: church of the ascension

06/14/09 12:51 - 70ºF - ID#48971 pmobl

The Church of the Ascension parking

I guess the church people just have a love for parking on grass. Look
how much they already extended their strip of gravel by putting rocks
over the grass they ripped up parking on it. I wonder how far it's
gonna go. The more they park on the grass, the more torn up it gets,
the more of a parking lot they have.

Soon they will gravel over the whole thing. I mean look it's not even
a freakin straight line. The end is at a 15 degree angle into the

At least they have less cars than yesterday (e:paul,48965)

When we first moved in they only had a 3.5 foots strip that they kept parking over. Now its a full 5-6 foot area. Notice only 3.5 foot of skirt is on their property which means they use ours or just drive over the grass.

Church of the Ascension by Walter Braua, Warden To Donald J. Mayer
Warranty Deed Dated January 31, 2002

...the grantor (church) reserves for itself not its successors, heirs or assigns, the right to continue to have unobstructed access over that portion of the above described premises which are be conveyed herein, which portion is specifically described as "Stone Drive" on the attached survey made by Foit-Albert Associated dated December 7th, 2001, Job No. 01-23062 for the purpose of providing ingress and egress from Linwood Avenue in the grantors remaining property, which is adjacent to and contiguous to the conveyed premises and this reservation of rights shall not be a covenant that runs with he land and does not bind all successors, heirs, or assigns of grantee .

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06/14/09 01:10 - 57ºF - ID#48968 pmobl

And reach

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Category: parking

06/13/09 06:14 - 68ºF - ID#48965

The parking lot at the church

Seriously, today the priest next store parked on the church's lawn.
Followed by other people. Just as I predicted before it looks like a parking lot through the window. Now they have two rows and are right over the lawn.

Who parks on a lawn? Are these people from the country or what? When the priest does it on dance camp day it really send the wrong message about parking etiquette. He always tries to tell me he is so against illegal parking, whatevs.

The frustrating part is they drive over our driveway to get there.


However, the ridiculous part is there is parking on the street.
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