Thursday, March 16, 2006

A Band by Any Other Name...

There was an interesting article in yesterday's paper about some of the weird names of bands that are in Austin this week for the annual South by Southwest Music Conference. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Triumph of Gnomes
Things That Go Pop!
King Straggler
Nine Black Alps
Jedi Mind Tricks
Love of Diagrams
Decoder Rings
The Crack Pipes
Drunk Horse

...and my personal favorite:
Lesbians on Ecstasy. (Out of bizarre curiosity, I checked to see if they had some sort of music site; they do. The music is as weird as the name, too.)

Granted, it could be said that someone who fronts a band named Team Demon/Dingus doesn't have much room to make fun of anyone else's band name...but the ones above made me laugh.

Taking a bite out is crime: I thought it was weird that these two stories came in practically at the same time...

EXHIBIT A: A middle school teacher in Louisville, Kentucky was fired this week for allegedly biting a student who refused to spit out a piece of candy when asked.

EXHIBIT B: An associate dean at an Indiana university had a car accident in Evansville; a man stopped to help him and was promptly bitten on the calf by the dean.

And is it just a coincidence that both of these things happened in cities that are rather close to each other?

One more bite: Here's a short but hilarious column from James Lileks about an apple a day keeping the doctor away.

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