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March  23

Calling All Weekend Thrill Seekers

The Baristanet Thrills page, which you now link to on Happenings, is going away. Beginning this Friday, March 24, we will make “Thrill Seekers” a regular Friday post, starting it off with a smattering of the standout - or unusual -  weekend events that we hear about.  But we want the rest of the Thrills listings to come directly from you.  You are invited to post back with information and links about cool events which you would like to publicize around Baristaville.  You may also want to advertise your event in our Classifieds. We’ll continue to post stories on weekdays, about events that come up during the week.

Just a few ground  rules:
Keep your Thrill Seekers comments about upcoming events. Save your interesting and always entertaining chatter for other threads, or our Daily Chat.  Always try to provide as much information as possible about date, time, location, price, and a contact for more info.  And of course, be sure and mention the connection to Baristaville.

March 23, 2006 in Brand New | Permalink


Good idea to bring some focus to upcoming events ... but how about making the data really useful and compiling it into a monthly calendar? That way we can quickly see what's happening on a particular date.

Posted by: htb | Mar 23, 2006 2:47:57 PM

Yes, we'd love to do that... and if there's anybody out there who is expert in the software necessary for that, contact us through tips.

Posted by: The Barista | Mar 23, 2006 3:03:02 PM

You mean you want us to stay on topic? Those are a lot of instructions, Barista. I hope I can keep them all straight.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 23, 2006 3:04:08 PM

I submitted this through the events link. I found out about it on the ALS website. April 19
2nd Annual "Laughter IS the Best Medicine" Improv Comedy Benefit
A benefit for the ALS Association and the AIDS Resource Foundation for
Children. Performance by Nutty By Nature, eight member improv comedy
12 Miles west Theatre
562 Bloomfield Avenue
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Showtime at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $20.00, includes refreshments
For reservation or more information
call 973-566-9700, ext. 4

Posted by: Nicki | Mar 23, 2006 4:43:04 PM


Monty Python's Personal Best
PBS Mar 23 10:00pm
60 Mins.

"Graham Chapman's Personal Best" Episode #102.
Favorite sketches with Graham Chapman include Spam, wrestling, a documentary on mollusks and the wit of Oscar Wilde.

Posted by: Chris | Mar 23, 2006 7:25:08 PM

Thanks Chris! I'll set the VCR.

Posted by: State Street Pete | Mar 24, 2006 1:53:03 PM

Pete, it was on last night. I noticed the listing just that night, or I would've mentioned it sooner.

But I found these other episodes in the series:

Michael Palin's Personal Best
WEDW Mar 25 05:00am
WEDWDT Mar 25 05:00am
WEDW Mar 26 12:00am
WEDWDT Mar 26 12:00am

John Cleese's Personal Best
WNET Mar 30 09:00pm

Terry Gilliam's Personal Best
WNET Mar 30 10:00pm

Terry Jones' Personal Best
WEDW Apr 01 05:00am
WEDWDT Apr 01 05:00am
WEDW Apr 02 12:00am
WEDWDT Apr 02 12:00am

Posted by: Chris | Mar 24, 2006 4:44:03 PM

Kewl! Thanks, Chris!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 24, 2006 4:45:41 PM

Looks like we missed Eric Idle's episode. And I don't see WNET listed for Palin & Jones. Now these are the shows that they had better repeat soon -- or during pledge-drive time, instead of all those doo-wop shows ad nauseum!

Posted by: Chris | Mar 24, 2006 8:09:47 PM

By the way, I laughed my three buttocks off watching Graham Chapman wrestle himself in a ring for five minutes.

Posted by: Chris | Mar 24, 2006 8:10:52 PM

Chris, I really don't appreciate your planting the impossible Escher-like image of three buttocks in my mind, where it will haunt me all weekend. Please provide anatomical drawing. Thanks.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 24, 2006 8:55:54 PM

My apologies for Moebius-stripping like that in public!

Posted by: Chris | Mar 24, 2006 10:16:11 PM

Spend some time reading this:

The latest Tax Foundation report [http://www.taxfoundation.org/files/sr139.pdf] of how the states fare in sending tax dollars to the federal government and then getting that money back shows that under the Republican Congress New Jersey is really getting screwed.

* In 1994, the last year of a Democratic Congress, New Jersey got 69 cents on the dollar from the federal government. After ten years of almost unbroken Republican control of Congress, New Jersey is now getting 55 cents on the dollar. That's a 20 percent drop in relative funding.

* Oh, and the 55 cents on the dollar figure is the worst in the nation.

* In 1994, the last year of a Democratic Congress, New Jerseyans paid 133 percent of the national per capita average in federal taxes. Ten years of Republican control of Congress means we pay 144 percent.

* Compounding the insult of forcing us to pay a larger share of federal taxes than most people in other states, the last ten years have seen a precipitous drop in our percentage of the federal budget coming to NJ.

* Back in 1994, the per capita spending on New Jersey's residents was 91 percent of the national average. After ten years of Republican control, we now get 78 percent of the national average.

It's fair that New Jersey is a donor state, because we are wealthier than most. We were a donor state under a Demcoratic Congress, and we are a donor state under a Republican Congress. But under Republicans we are sending more and getting less than ever before!

Don't let those Republicans tell you they are reducing our tax burden and helping us to keep more of our money in our pockets.

The fact is that when we used to send money to the federal government we got 20 percent more back than we do today, and that is thanks to a Republican Congress. This results in New Jersey's income and property taxes rising to pay for roads, schools, environmental controls, port security, etc.

Posted by: horn-rimmed glasses | Mar 24, 2006 10:34:19 PM

horm rimmed, I couldn't make it past the third word (TAX).

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 25, 2006 12:19:20 AM

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