Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Own Personal Shark Week!

Posted by on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Whos the Boss?

Shark Week is here again, and I'm taking the bait.

Why does this non-event garner SO much press for Discovery Channel?

Does it really bring in monster ratings for the cable network, or does it perform only because it is literally the only original block of programming on television this week? (Is this a fish in a barrel thing? A big fish in a small pond? )

I couldn't resist the urge to bite. Now I'm on the hook and post a shark blog.

Are there any more sharky puns I can throw out with the chum, or have these attempts at humor jumped the shark?

My own personal week of Shark Week alternatives:

Day 1: JAWS
Everything you ever needed to know about sharks. If it weren't for Jaws, there would be no Shark Week.

DAY 2: OPEN WATER
Blair Witch meets Jaws

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Photo of the Day: Southeast Kickball Fest

Posted by on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Kickball - With teams team names like High Rollers, Kick Rocks, and a few referencing certain male body parts, you wouldn't think that this kickball game was something to be taken seriously, but don't tell that to the competitors who put it all out on the line for a chance to make it to the Kickball National Championship.

In the tournament on Saturday at the Georgia Tech rec fileds, team "Flying V" beat out "MTF" to make it to the next round.

More photos from the Kickball Championships

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Air Loaf: Prison for profit

Posted by on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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CL's Chante Lagon and Gwynedd Stuart discuss how the new HB 87 anti-illegal immigration law will affect Georgia's private prison system.

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5 things today: Warped Tour, Goth Danse

Posted by on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM

1. Against Me!, Yelawolf, and others play Warped Tour at Lakewood Way
2. Goth Danse Party at 529
3. Dance Truck's ambitious PLOT continues at the Goat Farm
4. WonderRoot Open MIc celebrates their two year anniversary
5. Crazy, Stupid Love continues at area theaters

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5 things today: Warped Tour, Goth Danse

Posted by on Sun, Jul 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM

1. Against Me!, Yelawolf, and others play Warped Tour at Lakewood Way
2. Goth Danse Party at 529
3. Dance Truck's ambitious PLOT continues at the Goat Farm
4. WonderRoot Open MIc celebrates their two year anniversary
5. Crazy, Stupid Love continues at area theaters

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Most popular damn posts o' the week

Posted by on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM

Federal lawmakers this week quit making sense. Zoo Atlanta's residents took a break from giving birth to beautiful little creatures. And an Alabama man with the coolest name on Earth came out looking better than everyone else. Take a moment and reflect with us on the past week's most popular posts on Fresh Loaf, which will spend Saturday sitting in a gas station playing those video slot machines. Come say hi.

1. Georgia lost one of its quirkiest and most controversial lawmakers.

2. These downtown and Midtown boosters have it all wrong. The downtown connector doesn't need hanging ivy, artistic lighting installations or even contemporary art on retaining walls and overpasses to impress out-of-town motorists. The road needs animatronic puppets — with glowing red eyes.

3. Atlanta Public Schools board members probably have whiplash by now. They had a bad day. Then they had a good day.. And then they learned they werein the red.

4. It's high time someone stepped up and said, "This is America, and Atlantans should have the right to buy and sell handbags and snow globes on each and every street corner." The Founding Fathers said so.

5. Should you ever consider stealing a scooter, please first put on a shirt. Please. We know it's hot and everything, but you know there's gonna be a surveillance camera and the cops are going to release the footage. Plus, we have to watch it.

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I just wanna DANCE!

Posted by on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 11:05 AM

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So, today is National Dance Day, something apparently created last year by "So You Think You Can Dance" judge and television producer par excellence Nigel Lythgoe.

To celebrate, Atlantic Station is hosting dance activities in Central Park all day from 2-9PM.

Will there be a "surprise" Flash Mob at 2:30 PM?!?

You tell me:

Shhhhhhh! Its a surprise.
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5 things today: Atlanta Indie Fest, Four Coats

Posted by on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

1. Atlanta Indie Fest brings indie rap, including Aleon Craft, to the Graveyard
2. Four Coats unveils Atlanta's newest murals
3. Tabloid continues at area theaters
4. Ferngully: The Party at Metropolitan Lofts
5. Dance Truck's ambitious PLOT continues at the Goat Farm

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5 things today: Atlanta Indie Fest, Four Coats

Posted by on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM

1. Atlanta Indie Fest brings indie rap, including Aleon Craft, to the Graveyard
2. Four Coats unveils Atlanta's newest murals
3. Tabloid continues at area theaters
4. Ferngully: The Party at Metropolitan Lofts
5. Dance Truck's ambitious PLOT continues at the Goat Farm

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