Ever have big plans for your life, but then you got high? Lethargic and under-achieving potheads may have created a bum rap for all of us, but that doesn't mean success and lighting it up are mutually exclusive. Breaking news: a lot of famous celebrities and creative-types smoke weed. If this surp ... More >>
Denver blog posts roll out the welcome wagon. Colorado Pols notes that Barack Obama will be introduced at his Denver appearance tomorrow by Sandra Fluke, the law student Rush Limbaugh branded a slut. Denver Egotist: Firefighters saluted in "Community Does Not Burn Down" campaign. Plants & Animals ... More >>
After racking up awards for his debut novel The Windup Girl in 2009 -- Nebula and Hugo honors for Best Novel -- Paulo Bacigalupi followed up with Ship Breaker, set in an equally dismal, dystopian future, and won another round of awards, including a National Book Award nomination and a Printz Award f ... More >>
Ted Nugent's comment that if Barack Obama is re-elected, the Nuge will "either be dead or in jail by this time next year" has elevated the Motor City Madman to the status of talking point/progressive whipping boy in this year's presidential race. Which is amusing to yours truly, given that he's said ... More >>
Hot dog! Pizza Hut is now offering pizzas with crusts stuffed with hot dogs and garnished "with a mustard drizzle." Sadly, it is only offering these pizzas in the United Kingdom. What the hell, Hut?! Don't Americans deserve a mustard drizzle, too?
It may be spring break for some students, but the rest of us are headed back to class -- way back to the 1970s, when discussion posters like these were created to prompt conversations (and confusion). Our first batch of rare finds featured captions. This one -- from the same set as our mind-warping ... More >>
Denver blog posts have been working out. Colorado Pols on the appearance of Georgetown law student and Rush Limbaugh-described slut Sandra Fluke at a Denver event to mark the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons: Birdman is the last Nugget remaining from the 2 ... More >>
What are two things that people really want right now? You guessed it: new flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and more Republican primary coverage. Last week Ben & Jerry's announced that it is debuting Greek frozen yogurt, bringing back "Chocolate Therapy" (chocolate ice cream, choco-cookies and ch ... More >>
Wanda Sykes is a writer, actress, voice artist, activist and standup comedienne extraordinaire -- and crazy enough to talk to Westword. Her career is as epic as her personality, and she has no problem saying exactly what's on her mind -- whether it be salty, spicy or sweet. Since she's coming to D ... More >>
Timing is everything in politics, and in birth control -- especially in the bad old days of the rhythm method, which it seems like some pols would like to return us to. In honor of Pro-Choice Lobby Day at the Colorado Legislature today, state senator Greg Brophy should choose to keep a low profile.
Denver blog posts fight the good fight. Colorado Pols shares Senator Greg Brophy's tweets about the college student Rush Limbaugh dubbed a slut, including one that calls him a hero and an icon. The Independence Institute's Jon Caldara: It's time to sink or swim. Mile High Hockey's Mike offers the ... More >>
Michelle Obama's ski trip to Aspen over Presidents Day weekend created a flurry of interest in our post from this time last year, when she and the First Daughters skied in Vail and ate at Restaurant Kelly Liken. Who knew that Rush Limbaugh was a restaurant critic? "The problem is, and dare I ... More >>
If it's Presidents Day, the First Lady must be in Colorado, skiing. Last year, Michelle Obama took the two First Daughters to Vail over the same weekend -- and our first clue that she had returned to the slopes was a flurry of hits on that piece. This time, Michelle Obama and her daughters ... More >>
With Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in Washington last week and with the president scheduled to be in Denver this Thursday, we're in a political mindset. And as anyone who's seen the recent GOP debates can attest, political spectating often drives one to drink. In that spirit, here are five drinking g ... More >>
The toastmaster.I watched Barack Obama's speech about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan more closely than any presidential address ever -- but not for the expected reason. I was a (sober) judge in a speech-related drinking game suggested yesterday by none other than super-conservative Rush ... More >>
Regardless of the fact Bill Hicks is often cited by current comics as one of their biggest inspirations, he was relatively unknown when he was alive, and even after dying in 1994 at the young age of 32, he remained overlooked by the public at large. To shed a bit of light on his comedy genius ... More >>
Brady Quinn.Three Denver blog posts for your eyes only! Mile High Report fan poster Sean in Pa. considers forgotten man Brady Quinn's place in the Broncos QB controversy. Denver Egotist checks out Colorado.com's mobile site. WhoSaidYouSaid isn't impressed by a movement to ban Rush Limbaugh ... More >>
While comments continue to fly over Rush Limbaugh's response to Michelle Obama's visit to Vail and Amber Taufen's open letter to militant vegans (148 comments and counting), some readers are fed up with controversy. If you can't stand the heat, get back in the kitchen. That's what Scubasteve did, ... More >>
Rush Limbaugh, ashShould Rush Limbaugh have commented at all on Michelle Obama's visit to Vail -- much less suggest that the First Lady, who has made childhood obesity her major cause, had no business eating short ribs? And did Cafe Society have any business getting into this political food f ... More >>
It's so much better with Ted.It's hard not to love Ted Williams, the Ohio man who was homeless, found redemption from drugs and alcohol and now has a job offer with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His voice really is amazing, which got us thinking of celebrities who have voices that are grating, ann ... More >>
Ken Buck.A triumvirate of Denver blog posts. 5280's Michael de Yoanna writes that Ken Buck and Dan Maes blame election-day losses on Republicans. Mmm-kay. Mile High Hockey's David Driscoll-Carignan notes that the Colorado Avs are hurting -- physically, that is. Ouch. Square State's Bill Eg ... More >>
Happy Presidents' Day! We hope you're one of the lucky few who actually get the day off (looking at you, bank workers, mail deliverers and other governmental types), and we hope you spend the day in deep contemplation of our nation's great leaders (that is the point of Presidents' Day as a holiday, ... More >>
The Tebows have brought Focus on the Family a lot of love, cyber and otherwise.The Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad co-starring Florida QB Tim Tebow and his mom spurred complaints from pro-choice groups that inadvertently helped spread FOTF's anti-abortion message. And even though the game i ... More >>
With a name like Rush, expect a focus on the running game.Talk-show blather king Rush Limbaugh didn't exactly make a splash as a Monday Night Football commentator (except with people who think Donovan McNabb gets overpraised because he's African-American). But he could get another shot at the ... More >>
American Casino attempts to deconstruct the subprime-loan disaster.
Today's Denver Post includes an article topped by the banner "Businesses Like Their Tax Breaks" -- a revelation that few observers would have guessed (unless they were awake and paying attention). Here are ten other similarly shocking headlines: 10. "Most Men Find Angelina Jolie Attractive" ... More >>
Just because speech is free in America doesn't mean it's always enlightening. That truth comes through loud and clear from the video above, assembled by Fireside Productions during Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's visit yesterday to the Stout Street Clinic, 2100 Broadway -- an effort by Democra ... More >>
The Truth logo.The Truth, at 101.5 FM, has launched its new website following yesterday's switch from its inspired interim format, The Pole. As a result, we now know the station's full slate: Mancow (6 a.m.-10 a.m.), Neal Boortz (10 a.m.-1 p.m.), Jerry Doyle (1 p.m.-4 p.m.), Michael Savage (4 ... More >>
Three Boulder Farmers' Markets so far, and I've seen the sun only one time more than I've seen Rush Limbaugh. The first was sunny, the second snowy (and cancelled), and this past Saturday's? Drizzly. It was still pleasant, though, sort of a natural version of a supermarket's attempt at playing God ... More >>
Yeah, I know: Paul Harvey, who died in Arizona on Saturday, was so conservative that he made Rush Limbaugh seem like Karl Marx in comparison, and in recent years, his famously precise diction had begun to fray at the edges. But cut the man some slack: He was still working at age 90. If I can form ev ... More >>
In his nationally syndicated December 5 broadcast, robust yapper Rush Limbaugh made mention of the Rocky Mountain News being put up for sale. "Did you see where Scripps Howard may have to close down the Rocky Mountain News?" he asked. "Propaganda organs are just falling by the wayside. The Obama ca ... More >>
What just happened? This stuff. Today in Backbeat Online: • A live review of the Smashing Pumpkins at the Ogden Theatre. • Eric Eyl's Mile High Makeout deals with dead days. • Ozric Tentacles moves to Fort Collins. Today in Cafe Society: • Steuben's toasts the end of Prohibition -- 75 year ... More >>
Letters from the week of 5/15/2008
Right-wing radio rabble rouser Rush Limbaugh may be “dreaming of riots in Denver,” but we’re dreaming of Rush in the middle of those riots, covered in pepper spray, wrists tied together with plastic police cuffs, a baggie full of Oxycontin hanging part way out of his pocket. At the moment, tho ... More >>
How seriously should we take Rush Limbaugh's fantasies of a disturbance in Denver?
On April 25, Denver's mainstream media weighed in on syndicated yakker Rush Limbaugh's recent wisecrack about dreaming of riots in Denver at the time of August's Democratic National Convention. In the Denver Post's piece, for example, interview subjects included Glenn Spagnuolo, spokesman for Recrea ... More >>
Here’s a selection of the best of last week’s music blogging from around the Village Voice Media empire: My interest in Gogol Bordello is officially increased by a thousand percent after reading this review that compares the singer to Cousin Balki, from the ‘80s show Perfect Strangers, on a ... More >>
Here's a brief look at some of the items America is desperate to learn about today: Fidel Castro dead The Internet is erupting over the rumor that Fidel Castro is dead. It has yet to be announced by any major news service, but it’s dominating Internet searches. If it’s true, maybe now the CIA c ... More >>
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