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December 31, 2010 at 10:25am

Crazy Shit I Found on the Internet


I dug through the archives and pulled out one of my all time favorites. You may have already seen it, but dammit, it's too good to see just once. Comedian Mike O'Connell and Dr. Ken (you may remember him from such films as Knocked Up ... oh yeah, and he has a quick butt-ass-naked cameo in The Hangover)star in this spoofed hip-hop video. It's delightful to the ears and eyes (Dr. Ken shakes it in a sparkling spandex onesie). Delicious.

Filed under: Video Hot Spot,

December 31, 2010 at 12:35pm

THE PREFUNK: Supernova Holiday Party

Bring on the fuckin' New Year, says this alcoholic house cat.


OK, so, technically it's a day off at Weekly Volcano World Headquarters. Technically, employees of this fine rag are supposed to be resting and relaxing with family and friends, taking some time for themselves and bringing in the New Year without the pressure of work.

But do you think that's going to stop the Prefunk from doing what it does best - providing a primer for you and your liver for the coming weekend (with a picture of an alcoholic household pet thrown in for good measure)?

Fat chance.

Supernova Holiday Party with C.F.A., 12 Gauge Saint and Blood Hunger

Saturday, Jan. 1

Here's a quick list of things that are awesome:

Free shows

All ages shows

Holiday parties on Jan. 1

Cody Foster


Steve Pool's hair

Now, admittedly, one of the above items has nothing to do with Saturday's free, all-ages holiday show with C.F.A., 12 Gauge Saint and Bloodhunger at Supernova Hair and Tattoo (817 Division, Tacoma) - but it really doesn't matter. It's a fine list of awesomeness, and Saturday's show at Supernova (starting at 10 p.m.) will be a fine display of awesomeness. Not quite ready to give up on the holidays yet? Want one more raging night of T-town metal to fill your stocking (wait, what?)? This show is just your ticket.

PREFUNK: In the day leading up to Saturday night's show, try a burger from the Burger Bar, an Americano from Satellite, some bit of novelty sparkly goodness from Tricky's Pop Culture Emporium, and ... wait. Crap. It's New Year's. Many of those places will probably be closed.

A good Plan B would be to simply spend the day sleeping off the hangover on the couch before finally rustling to activity about 7:30 p.m. to find some food for your belly and a (relatively) clean 3 Inches of Blood t-shirt from your floor to head out in.

Filed under: All ages, Music, Tacoma, The Prefunk,

December 31, 2010 at 10:23pm

Best of Olympia 2011 voting is now open!


OK, we were going to wait until it was officially 2011, but the excitement is just plain killing us. Plus, there's that big-ass banner ad running on the top of our site - which kind of gives it away.

Voting for the Weekly Volcano's Best of Olympia 2011 issue is now open. Best coffee shop, best bar, best bartender, best beard -- it's all there for you to weigh in on now (except for the beard category, which we TOTALLY should have included).

Note: The Best of Olympia will encompass all of Thurston County ... yes, Lacey, we're talking to you. And don't get your panties in a bunch, Tumwater, we didn't forget you either.

Go to bestofolympia2011.com right now to cast your vote. You could win a $200 gift card to the Ramblin Restaurant Group and a free night's stay in a Phoenix Inn suite just for voting. Voting ends Jan. 31.

And look for the Volcano's Best of Olympia issue to hit streets Feb. 17.

Oh, and Happy New Year!

That is all. Go back to getting wasted.

The Best of Olympia 2011 is sponsored by the awesome The Washington Center for the Performing Arts.

Filed under: Olympia, Best of Olympia,

January 1, 2011 at 10:07am

PETTY QUESTIONS: Out At the Pictures

PETTY QUESTIONS: A weekly local advice column about pet peeves and trivial matters by Owen Bates (not pictured).


Wow, we made it. Another year. The final Petty Questions until 2012.


Just kidding. 2013.

In the last 24 hours I've seen three movies at The Grand: Black Swan, The King's Speech, and True Grit. Let me explain something – I like movies. Let me explain another thing – movies are sometimes the only things that make me feel whole. Also, my cat marked my laptop bag and I think I'm coming down with a cold, so I feel crummy. For Christmas my parents gave me a one-way ticket to nowhere.

One of these things is completely false. Can you guess the fake? Here's a hint: my parents did not give me a one-way ticket to "nowhere" for Xmas. It is a round-trip ticket, to Boston, and it was booked way before Christmas but not enough before to get a killer deal, just an OK deal with a connection in Chicago that got cancelled due to the snow and it's great to be back in the Emerald side of the Emerald state (you know what I'm talking about, folks.)

Coincidentally today's question is about the movies I heard.

QUESTION: I want to know why movie screenings are not more like catching a train? Because I hate people walking around a theater room when I am trying to get into the fucking zone for the feature presentation during the trailers. And when your ass is late to the station, you may have bought a ticket, but the doors are locked and train's done left without your tardy assed ass. – Cinemas Are Fun!

CAF, I thought I felt bad. You're in a pretty foul mood! (I don't feel that bad yet; it's mostly the anticipation of feeling worse that's like, come on.) Let's see what we can do for you here at the foul mood hospitalhouse. In order to do that I'll have to find the root of the problem, the origin of the trauma. I am going to deconstruct your mind.

"I want to know why movie screenings are not more like catching a train?" Here's what we can discern: you feel that movies are not shown but screened, perhaps because for you the presentation of a movie or a film is a big deal, an event, like the birth of a baby sister that makes all your parents attention go away. Moreover, the image of a train comes to your mind, a confusing symbol of both moving forward – progression – but in old times – regression. Classic Elektra complex. "?" seems to suggest that you don't even have a clue what's up, so that's pretty much what's up.

I'm bored with that so I'll just give you plain straight advice. Until you are allowed to murder and debase people on the basis of vigilante justice, I don't think there's going to be much you or anyone can do to deter people from entering the movie late. It's annoying I know (trust me, I KNOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Yes I know what you are talking about CAF and I cannot only sympathize but also empathize for I am angry too I know!!) What are we going to do, not let people in late by even a minute? It's fascistic and bad for business – "Gonna have to go ahead and give that idea two boos down," sign-languaged Roger Ebert, a critic.

What am I going to tell you to do? Here's what I'm going to tell you to do. Either sit all the way up front or all the way up back. I could have thought of that myself.

If you're in the front row those "assclowns," as you didn't call them, won't even be in your line of vision. Plus you'll be up close, in smooching distance of Natalie Portwoman. This may cause your eyes to hurt over time because of extreme light and eventually blindness---but whatever since you're getting into, as you did call it, "the fucking zone."

If you sit in the back then all the tardy boys will be small and look like stupid ants. You can crush them. Ants don't even factor into your existence (vis-à-vis their being stupid). Plus, if you're in the back you can see the whole screen easy! I stole that tip from Pauline Kael who is dead. Another tip of mine/hers: don't let the darkness consume you.

I bet you were expecting a story. Like, "your predicament reminds me of the time a made-up friend of mine went to boarding school with a pirate in the wilds of the Sahara." Well then, I've got news for you buddy: I ran out of stories and this will be a boring no-fantasy no-fun column now hahaha tricked you! Try unsubscribing your RSS feed now! It is very simple to do, try it. See? I'm gone.

(At this point I put a cloth over your head and then escape your bedroom at a normal walking pace.)

Ring ring hey, check out next week's column alright? It's going to be about telephones. Yes way!

Please direct questions to: askpettyquestions@gmail.com.

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Filed under: Petty Questions, Tacoma,

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