Fierce Anticipation: Sept. 12-14
A blogumn by Ryan Dixon
On the subject of what to do this weekend…
The food at the Los Angeles County Fair. While Southlanders on low-carb diets may equate a trip to the fair with the Bataan Death March, for those of us who assume that technology will advance fast enough in the next 20 years to allow Nanobots to clear out our sure-to-be-clogged arteries, there’s nothing better. Here’s just a sampling of the deep-fried delicacies I can’t wait to taste: Snickers, Oreos, avocado, Pop Tarts, Cheese Ravioli, Spam, frog legs, Twinkies, pickles, zucchini, banana pudding, cheesecake, Milky Way bars, Coke, White Castle burgers, and, my favorite from last year, the deep-fried Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich. In between the eating, I hope to rid my body of at least a few hundred of the newly arrived caloric compadres by heading over to the Winter Wonderland expo where one can ice skate in the indoor rink, sled down the “sledding ramp” and use the fake snow that falls every half hour to start, well, a fake snow ball fight. Thru September 28th.
KINDA WANNA READ
The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008. Aside from a mile-long title that I find strangely reminiscent to X2: X-Men United, I’m excited to dig into the fourth part of Bob Woodward’s chronicle of the Bush presidency. As usual per the Woodward brand, the book includes a host of juicy headline grabbing behind-the-scenes events including revelations about the intense spying the Bush administration subjected upon Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his government.
WOULDN’T GO IF YOU PAID ME
ApologetiX: Live in Concert. For those readers living in or near Farmer City, IL, this Saturday night you’ll have the opportunity to hear the miraculous musical stylings of the world’s most famous and, perhaps only, Christian parody band at the Blue Ridge High School. Aside from the “Barbara Ann” parody, “Baa! We’re Lambs”, the divinely inspired playlist includes “The Devil Went Down to Jordan”, “The Real Sin Savior”, and the “Bethlehemian Rhapsody.” Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.