Quo Vadimus

Saturday, October 25, 2003


If you have to go, you have to go.

Associated Press, 10/24/03:

Boxer Paul Spadafora, who gave up his lightweight title this summer, was arrested Friday morning for open lewdness and public intoxication, police said.

Officers on routine patrol spotted Spadafora, of McKees Rocks, urinating on a downtown street about 2:45 a.m., Pittsburgh police said.

Undefeated as a pro, Spadafora had been the International Boxing Federation lightweight champion, successfully defending his title nine times. He gave up the title, saying he could meet the 135-pound weight limit, and said he was moving up to the junior welterweight division.

Spadafora was released from the Allegheny County Jail on Friday, his promoter, Michael Acri, said. Spadafora told him he had to go to the bathroom badly*[QV emphasis added], Acri said.

A hearing was scheduled for Nov. 3.

*Seems reasonable. I mean, it's just some street in Pittsburgh, not a Presidential Palace. Yes, I did indeed Google "urinating".

UPDATE: Man. I thought this was just going to be a silly little al fresco peeing/"badly" post. No way. Spadafora ruined all that by shooting his girlfriend.

posted by Linus | 11:59 AM

Friday, October 24, 2003


Rise again, little fighter.

So there was that Pixies reunion news flare-up last month (I guess that was just a joke?) but man, how 'bout this one -- White Lion. Mike Tramp and the decade-plus MIA Vito Bratta, together again.

Eppy - next time you need a break from the Belle and Sebastian, pop this in.

posted by Linus | 6:09 PM



Third wheel.

posted by Linus | 4:50 PM


Most popular Halloween costume for 2003:


posted by Linus | 2:56 PM


Lightning Bolt

Jan! Get that umbrella away from Jesus!

posted by Linus | 7:34 AM

Thursday, October 23, 2003


RIP. #005:

Fred Berry.

posted by Linus | 8:56 AM

Wednesday, October 22, 2003


RIP. #004.

Elliot Smith.

posted by Linus | 7:33 AM

Tuesday, October 21, 2003


The color red.

I bet some of these ratings board sessions are pretty fun:

"I think that's too much impaling."

"Nah. It's just the right amount of impaling for my tastes. I'm giving this an R."

[Chuckles all around]

"Touche. Ok, let's break for lunch, and then we've got the Solondz, so that should take up the rest of the day."

posted by Linus | 7:36 AM

Sunday, October 19, 2003


Interpreting film through MS Paint.

posted by Linus |
10:28 PM


A person tears up a document and eats pieces of it.

[Hilarious Intolerable Cruelty* SPOILERS in the link below.]

"... she responds that her husband was gentle at first, but then got into toys, videotaping and created a sexual gizmo called "The Intruder" from the vacuum cleaner."

*Best cameo of 2003 -- Bruce Campbell reprising his role from Fargo: "Soap Opera Actor".

posted by Linus | 8:29 PM