Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Real Story of Novato’s Round House

Ed Note: The recent rental ad for Novato’s Round House on Craigslist is like having Emmanuel Lewis show up at your work Christmas party wearing a Braveheart costume and FaceTiming with the ghost of Elliott Smith. Or, in the words of the ad, its a once-, (maybe twice)-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Intel from a couple guys in line at Italian Delite yesterday...

It can happen to you.

202-224-3121 By Andrew J. Pridgen A little more than a year ago, a coworker, who also happened to be my girlfriend, texted me from across the building. “Do you have a minute? Let’s go for a walk.” I met her in the lobby and we started outside. Before the doors swung shut behind us, she let it out. “I found out...

I’m with her because she’s with Joe

And that’s all there is. By Andrew J. Pridgen The last time I hung out with Joe, like really hung out, not just at a wedding or in Vegas or on a quick phone call, was when he came and visited me while I was living in Lake Tahoe. It was nine, maybe ten years ago now. Fuck. It’s been a decade....

A Christmas Prayer from the Evangelical Trump Voter

Please bow your heads... By Andrew J. Pridgen Dear Lord, mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace, At this time of uncertainty, please keep us on this Christmas Day from being preoccupied by the distractions that face a nation and a world. And please punish mightily with sores on the crooks of their elbows the almost three million extra Americans, mostly from...

The vacation I’m jealous of is not the one you’re having

I'm having a hard time with all your vacation photos. They're everywhere. It's not that I'm particularly jealous of the places you're going or the vacation you're having—I'm more envious of the one I'm not having. Some (family reunion in Missouri) you have no reason to post other than to make me suffer along with you. That's fine, I get it....

The NCAA is Bersting with hypocrisy

Written by Kyle Magin Go ahead and think of a handful of things that could get you fired from your job. Alright, what’s on the board? Uttering an on-the-record racial slur? Using unethical/potentially illegal tactics to get your work done? Making your place of employment look tyrannical in a publicly-circulated email? How about costing your employer $2.5 million? Yep. That last one ought to...

Welcome to baseball 2016: Spring Training in midstream

Pitchers and catchers aren’t the only ones working the kinks out in February. By Andrew J. Pridgen My first spring training was in March of 1999. The old timers (the still upright World War II snowbirds) were on hand with their whiskey and oxygen, riding custom golf carts around Old Town Scottsdale, buying general reserve seats and scooting down behind home...

God help us…if we still deserve it

Today is the day a chosen few will voluntarily move to appoint a despot the leader of the free world. How we got here and what to do now. By Andrew J. Pridgen I find this past month that I vacillate between "Well, who knows what will happen, just have to keep moving." And "Oh shit, time to move into...

Jose Fernandez is the embodiment of a spirit we seem to have lost

"I think that what makes a player good is not out there on the field, it's who he is as a person. I know where I came from, and I know what I want." — Jose Fernandez, age 20 upon receiving 2013 National League Rookie of the Year honors. By Andrew J. Pridgen Jose Fernandez isn’t just special in memory. He is...

Why white people taking engagement photos in front of places where white people used to work signals the end of capitalism and life as we know it

We unapologetically telegraphed our demise to one another and did it with a smile and a chalkboard. By Andrew Pridgen Capitalism is over. The experiment is done. It failed. It not only failed for the masses it was supposed to fail for, but it is now failing for an ever-growing number of the few it was supposed to benefit. But we...