We are proud to announce that as The End of The Beginning tour begins TONIGHT in New Haven, CT - we have also secured the FINAL two shows that will finish out our last year of touring: two nights, November 15th and 16th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This final two night stand will be called “The End Of The End Of Beginning” and each of the two nights will feature completely unique sets including songs from all of our records and plenty of surprises. Come on out and celebrate the end of 10 years of non-stop touring with us! Tickets available here:
Also, as a reminder, we are starting leg one of our last year on the road tonight! Check the tour dates to see when we’ll be passing through your town and come on out: for the most part, these will be the last times we ever play these cities. Man, that hurts to type. See you at the shows!
Transit Miami’s revealing piece on Miami’s decades long failure to achieve the public transit goals of bygone years makes for a great read. The visual comparison of its transit trunk lines to those of other world cities achieves an instant and powerful point: transit success and system saturation takes decades of consistent investment and broad policy support.
How’s your city measure up?
This is really sad.
But obviously traffics jams are the best
1. Talking is faster than writing.
2. Reading is faster than listening.
3. It takes more time to listen to things that are “easy” to say than it does to read things that are hard to write.
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As if Cameron D’Ambrosio wasn’t bad enough, Kristen Gwynne tells us about another kid being arrested after being entrapped by an undercover police officer pretending to be his friend:
Doug and Catherine Snodgrass are suing their son’s high school for allowing undercover police officers…
With the Memorial Day holiday upon us (meaning a three-day weekend, barbecues, and — in my neck of the woods — lots of racing), I find myself struck by a phenomenon in this country that doesn’t get a whole lot of notice, probably because the public outcry would be so massive were it remarked upon:
… It’s impossible to count all the real-life lessons we learned from Arthur.
So Mark Turner absolutely and totally kills it on this track. I bought the album to hear Ethan Iverson outside of the Bad Plus, but Mark Turner is clearly stealing the show. I’ll write more about the album later, but oh my god, is the sax killing on this song.
Clouds start getting dark.
"But my code is running and I'm working on some other code, I can't go home."
Clouds continue getting dark.
"But my code is still running and my other code isn't working, I can't go home yet."
Clouds get darker still.
"How is this code still running? I guess I have to stay here."
Looks like it's about to rain.
"There's no way my code is working, it must be stuck. Let's force quit it."
Turns out code was actually still running.
"Well, that's it I'm going home now."
"Still going home."
I’ve done webcomics for like 15 years, but I’ve never ever had a dream that was about them, even tangentially. Whenever I dream, my comics don’t exist. My theory about this is that my brain’s just too damn tired of thinking about and juggling all my comic stuff in my headspace during the day, and…