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Big blogosphere

Big blogosphere

Lest I forget how tiny, how incredibly small my little piece of the blogosphere is, I go here.

by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
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by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What about those rocks?

What about those rocks?

I wanted to follow up on my visit to Dave’s Avant Garden last week. I had a great time checking out Dave’s rock stacks. Dave is passionate about rocks like no one I’ve met before. When he’s working with them, you can see him sort of talking to them in his mind. He gets a sense of their weight, their[Read More…]

by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
This is why they call it bee balm

This is why they call it bee balm

Check it out. I caught this bumbler working Saturday morning. More photos on the flickr badge, lower left.

by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
In the garden, it’s berry-pickin’ time

In the garden, it’s berry-pickin’ time

I had a blast harvesting my first few handfuls of berries in the garden Saturday morning before the rains moved in. I’ve got raspberries and blackberries and they’re just now turning. I had to cover them up during that late cold spell we had earlier in the year and the plants have been just fine. It looks like I’ll have[Read More…]

by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What’s going on with Rashad McCants?

What’s going on with Rashad McCants?

Word is that Rashad McCants’ stock as a potential NBA baller has been dropping faster than a pair of Paris Hilton’s panties. What’s going on? The Citizen-Times has a story here</a a column here. We’re watching Rashad because he’s from Ashvegas, because he played for the Tar Heels and because he’s just one of those characters you’ve got to watch.[Read More…]

by June 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
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by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
What you said

What you said

Folks, in an attempt to make it easier to read your comments, I’m pulling some of the best out and onto another page. At left, you can click on “What you said” to read the most recent comments from posters. As you all know, you can click on the “post a comment” link at the bottom of an individual blog[Read More…]

by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

A new look?

What do you think of the new look? I kinda like it, although I’m not sure about the stripes.

by June 18, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
A shout out to Hey!-wood County

A shout out to Hey!-wood County

Maybe I’m not like most bloggers. Maybe most bloggers want to toil in obscurity, just putting their shit up on the web and hoping nobody notices. Not me. I want people to read me. I want to start conversations. I want people to take part – isn’t that the purpose of putting it out on the World Wide Web?? So[Read More…]

by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Another blog cartoon

Another blog cartoon

Apparently this one is really, really big across the pond. There’s some debate over whether it should even be called a “cartoon,” but whatever you call it, it’s hot. The dude is selling prints for big bucks.

by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The waffler strikes again

The waffler strikes again

Last weekend, Susan Fisher, one of three N.C. House representatives from Buncombe County, wrote a guest editorial about the need for Ashvegas City Council and Buncombe commissioners to work out a deal on the water agreement. Fisher’s words is one thing. Her actions are another. She’s been all over the road on the issue, so how can we trust her[Read More…]

by June 18, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Blog cartooning

Blog cartooning

This guy is awesome. Hugely popular in Britian. I will tell you more about him soon, but for now, I want to keep him to myself. (Though you’re certainly welcome to figure it out for yourself.) Of course, I don’t make money on this blog. In fact, it’s costing me. Maybe one day I’ll figure it out.

by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A mountain lotus garden

A mountain lotus garden

John “Punnyman” Le left the puns to the anchors and did a decent little story on a beautiful Madison County lotus garden during the Friday night news. Problem is, as usual, he left the news out. Is it open to the public? When? How do I get there? There was some mention of a festival – when? C’mon, dude. What[Read More…]

by June 18, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Dreamland diaries

Dreamland diaries

The last vestigae of the old Dreamland Drive-In is going by the wayside. The local newspaper has the story here. That part of town was once part of the boonies. It was so dark you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face at night. So the Pless family opened up a drive-in theater there in 1948, just after[Read More…]

by June 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Pissing in the wind

Pissing in the wind

WLOS led separate news casts with major breaking news Thursday night: first, there was “just released surveillance video” of last fall’s flooding (yes, this is true); and second, there was breaking news from Pritchard Park – bums piss in the park (gasp!) Russ “Nice-Buns” Bowen had the scoop on the flood videotape. They could have aired tape of grass growing[Read More…]

by June 17, 2005 6 comments Asheville News
Harry Potter, here we come

Harry Potter, here we come

Is everybody ready for more Harry Potter mania? “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” drops July 16. Over at Malaprop’s, people are already planning a release party at 11 p.m. on July 15 – at midnight, the new book will be released. The store is taking prepaid holds, and they’re giving away a $5 gift card to buyers when they[Read More…]

by June 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
The Avant Garden

The Avant Garden

I recently took a trip over to the Avant Garden and had a great time. I learned the power of rocks, and the meaning of “fuegonauts.” (Is that the right spelling, Dave?) Check out Dave’s blog – it’s way cool. I waded crotch-deep into the Swannanoa to help Dave fix some of his cool rock stacks. I got some insight[Read More…]

by June 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Dinner for the Rich

Dinner for the Rich

Dinner for the Rich – that’s what we call Earthfare, a home-grown Ashvegas organic grocery chain that’s just opened up shop in Chapel Thrill. I remember when Dinner for the Earth (the precursor to Earthfare) opened up in some creaky warehouse space down on Broadway. Wow, we though. A place where you can buy hummus and babaganoush and organic peanut[Read More…]

by June 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
An accusation minus a response

An accusation minus a response

Bulldog rants on GMA: If you’ve ever wondered why there is so much mistrust of “the media,” look no further than Exhibit A from Good Morning Liberal America on ABC. Diane Sawyer “turned to” a Duke University Hospital representative Tuesday to answer questions in regard to the story about surgical instruments being mistakenly cleaned in hydraulic fluid, and the effects[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Celebrity post #3: Amy Davis

Celebrity post #3: Amy Davis

A couple of days ago, Bulldog said he saw a bloopers clip of former WLOSer Kathy Scott, but it was actually former WLOSer Amy Davis. She wanted to be sure we got it straight, so she sent us a note, Bulldog: Hello, A former co-worker of mine at WLOS in Asheville e-mailed me a link to your website with the[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
WLOS blog bits: Sightings, a weather shank and more

WLOS blog bits: Sightings, a weather shank and more

Sightings John “Punnyman” Le knows how to rib, after all. Le won last weekend’s rib fest at the local TV station, a litte competition he and a videographer have each year for top billing. Reports are that his ribs were finger-lickin’ good. That John Le, he’s a real ribber. (ha-ha; get it John; a pun; I made a pun on[Read More…]

by June 16, 2005 6 comments Asheville News
Stories that make you go ‘hmmmmmm’

Stories that make you go ‘hmmmmmm’

Hawaii Five-uh oh Cherub Charu cranked up the outrage factor on the local TV news tonight (it actually aired early Wednesday because of the NBA game) with a sensational story about Buncombe commish folks heading to the sunny sands of Honolulu, Hawaii for a big conference. Most of her video to illustrate the story about the July conference of the[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 5 comments Asheville News
So are we done with Michael?

So are we done with Michael?

Now that Michael Jackson is “resting comfortably” at this Neverland estate, are we done? Probably not. As usual, the media has to find something to keep the story going, because it hasn’t found the next big celebrity trial to pounce on yet. So there’s this: Gallup: Public Splits, In ‘Major Racial Divide,’ on Michael Jackson Verdict NEW YORK– An overnight[Read More…]

by June 15, 2005 1 comment Asheville News