The Westword.com blog shortcut, August 28 edition

Pity those fools.

Today in Backbeat Online:Freaky Friday: "Treat Your Mother Right."Q&A with John Osborne of KingBilly. • Last Night: Desolation Wilderness at Rhinoceropolis. • The Denver Boot: Lion Sized at the Larimer Lounge -- 08/02/09. • Five movie hippies who make us wish we lived the '60s.

Today in Cafe Society:Free BBQ for Daves at Famous Dave's. • Get your junk food fix at the Colorado State Fair. • The List: Denver's top ten pho spots. • The pizza battle continues between Belmar and Virgilio's. • Oskar Blues Liquids & Solids has yet to solidify.

Today in The Latest Word:Jared Polis' fondness for polar bears and afterbirth. • Why Denver beats Indianapolis in Frontier sweepstakes. • Shmuck of the Week: Who else?Xcel Energy, others accused of OSHA violations in incident that killed five. • The next biggest series of the year for the Colorado Rockies. Batter up.

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