Sunday, April 23, 2006

Azure 2005 Vol 5

This is actual text written by one of my former students from last year's yearbook, which I sat and read through last night, before going out, while watching 100 Teen Stars on VH1:
"I keep my eye on fashion and manage to get the best outfits before everyone else knows about them. I like shopping out of state, in places like New York...I love the saying 'Dress to impress' because you never know who you will run into when you go out. So I always make sure to look 'clean' when I leave the bouse. Always in the best and nothing less. I'm sorry if that sounds arrogant but that's just the way it is."
Maybe you have to know the student to see the humor, but the yearbook is full of classic shit like this that sounds like some guy making a black comedy about high schoolers made it up. I would let the 4KS staff borrow it, but I'm actually borrowing it myself. This guy was actually fairly alright, if occasionally annoying, and often-times lazy. We spent about 15 minutes one Friday afternoon watching his football highlight film in class. It was awesome. Soundtrack and all.
On another note, the Werner Herzog feature in this week's New Yorker is amazing. Among other things, it details his recent experiences filming his first Hollywood feature with Christian Bale, in what sounds like a real-life Incident at Loch Ness.
Ghostface-If you're reading this, you should move to Grant Park, East ATL, Kirkwood, Candler Park or Inman Park.

14 Comments:

Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i think ghostface would hate east atlanta. then again, there's a reason to have contempt for any neighborhood.

live near piedmont park.

4/25/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

i see your point with east atlanta. there's a lot of annoying thirty-somethings with tattoos and too many married couples with big, well-kempt dogs there.

i think near piedmont park is a lousy choice too, though. the highlands blow. overpriced. all the losers that graduated from UGA and spent most of their time at the bars of the month on clayton and broad end up living around there. they wear all those damn pastel shirts. pastel is for girls.

huevos, i do concede though that you can come up with pluses and minuses for many of the neighborhoods in atl.

4/26/2006 4:24 PM  
Blogger christa t said...

Va-Hi is great as long as you stay away from the bars on a Friday night. And there are still cool places to go nearby like Righteous Room, Manuel's (if you are a middle-aged liberal), etc.

Sure it is not as "indie" as deuce deuce would prefer, but it's also not as "run down" and there are no "crackheads" asking you for money in your front yard. And you don't have to get on I-20 to get anywhere else in the city.

But there's still The Local, MJQ, other places in midtown where scene whores hang.

4/26/2006 5:18 PM  
Blogger christa t said...

Also, there are more forms of entertainment besides bars in midtown. Like good movie theaters and video stores and oh, the park. And trendy coffee shops. And nice places to walk/jog. And grocery stores with fresh produce. Ok, that's the last thing I'll say about the virtues of midtown living.

4/26/2006 5:21 PM  
Blogger deuce deuce said...

points well taken christa. i tend to judge heavily on the bar scene on the weekends.

the righteous room? never been there.

i've been to manuel's and they have FDR above the bar, so an automatic vote in my book. are you supposed to pronounce that place like he's my mexican brother or my redneck brother?

4/26/2006 6:39 PM  
Blogger mcsquared said...

i think deuce is right as far as the highlands go for the ex-emory, ex-uga, dorkhorse tavern crowd. it's kinda like the genco or the terry college graduation party of atlanta. lot's of dave, and lot's of guys who just just loved eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. it's it's own little buckhead for the people too cool to go to buckhead. as far as bars go, ponce (righteous room/mjq/the local) is probably on top, with east atlanta (gravity pub/the earl/flatiron) running second and buford hwy (all those karoake bars and follies and the pink pony) coming in at a close third. as far as just taking a walk on the sidewalk, i would take inman park or candler park over any neighborhood in atlanta, including the piedmont park area. i jsut can't really afford to live in those places. but maybe i don't really know your taste ghostface.

4/26/2006 7:59 PM  
Blogger mcsquared said...

oh, yeah..manuel's ...i love that place,...kinda like foxz in that you feel like you stepped back into the 70s. their hummus platter is awesome!

4/26/2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i concur that, in my somewhat limited experience, ponce probably has the best bars. and it is also minutes away from the highlands for an easy change of pace.

cabbagetown also seems cool. ATLiens, any thoughts?

4/27/2006 9:36 AM  
Blogger christa t said...

You pronounce Manuel's like user's manual. I think Manuel is of Polish origin.

4/27/2006 10:19 AM  
Blogger christa t said...

I do like Cabbagetown. There are a few good places there, but it's so tiny. You have to drive to get much more variety, although it is close to Inman Park and Grant Park.

4/27/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger hillary said...

Yes. Manuel Maloof. And the Maloof family. He's dead now, but he sure was something when he was cruising around the bar in his wheelchair, having lost both legs to, I believe, diabetes.

Manuel's is perhaps the primary place where I was raised. It is my favorite favorite bar ever. All the guys who work there kick ass. It makes me comfortable to be there even when there are ten cops inside. The parking lot is watched by a vigilante with a shotgun (they take turns). And they make the best steak fries in town.

4/28/2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger Huevos McGringo said...

i received a phone call yesterday from madame parson (ghost's ladyfriend). at least for the next 6 months, they will be residing in a post apartment on briarcliff.

4/28/2006 11:34 AM  
Blogger christa t said...

POST?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/02/2006 3:45 PM  
Anonymous Jenn N tONICXXX said...

LENNYS!

5/02/2006 10:59 PM  

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