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FLASH: Kermit, Dunkle an item

FLASH: Kermit, Dunkle an item

Ashvegas is receiving reports that local TV news anchor Victoria Dunkle and famous Muppet frog Kermit have been seen canoodling around town after last week’s sexy on-screen banter between the two. The two met on-screen during a promotional tour for a Muppet remake of the classic “Wizard of Oz.” During a 3- to 4-minute interview, Dunkle and the frog were[Read More…]

by May 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Victoria and the frog

Victoria and the frog

You know it’s sweeps when… Victoria Dunkle interviews Kermit the Frog. This happened Friday on our local TV news, the noon edition. If you all don’t watch the noon news, you’re missing out on lots of good stuff. The salacious interview came as ABC was trying to pump up “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz,” starring R&B songbird Ashanti beside the[Read More…]

by May 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

United, we fall: Part Two

Rant: still on. United Airlines sucks. OK, where was I? After getting on my United flight headed from Charlotte to Washington, we were forced back to the terminal for a look-see at the engine. We deplaned and sat around for an hour. I strolled the short concourse where I was trapped. I chatted with a fellow passenger about how fucked[Read More…]

by May 22, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

United, we fall

Rant: on. United Airlines sucks. They’re broke, busted and disgusting. Let me count the ways. I arrived at Charlotte-Douglas this morning in plenty of time for my 9:55 a.m. flight to Washington-Dulles. No problems in Charlotte. I e-ticketed, so I had the boarding pass I printed from home in my hand and ready to go. Security in Charlotte wasn’t bad,[Read More…]

by May 22, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Our Nation’s Capital

I’m blogging to you from Washington, D.C., so please forgive the typos and hasty posts. I’m on one of those Sheraton lobby computers where you feed your dollar bills into a machine and it starts counting down your time. I’m here for the wedding of a friend of a friend. It should be quite the show. The groom is from[Read More…]

by May 22, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ted’s Excellent Adventure: In Ajijic, don’t bother the burros

Ted’s Excellent Adventure: In Ajijic, don’t bother the burros

Ted’s excellent adventure recently led him into the village of Ajijic, not far from neighboring Chapala, Ted’s home base. Steve ran into Ted there and provided these photos, which are way cool. Go to Steve’s Web site to see more. Ted was checking out the market in Ajijic. Looks like he was having a good time exploring. Ajijic still sleeps,[Read More…]

by May 21, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
In Memory: Michael “Alvy” Alvarez

In Memory: Michael “Alvy” Alvarez

“We should all try to live as kindly and gently as Alvy did.” Thursday night, downtown Ashevegas said goodbye to Alvy Alvarez, the gentle spirit at Gold Hill Espresso and Fine Teas who took his own life last week. A large crowd of mourners filled the Orange Peel for Alvy’s send off. As I’ve noted in earlier posts, Alvy’s death[Read More…]

by May 20, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Chapala: Drop it like it’s hot

Chapala: Drop it like it’s hot

If you’ve been keeping up with Ted’s excellent adventure, you’ll know that Ted met Steve Miller, a sharp photographer and freelancer. They met up in the Lake Chapala area, and Steve has been dropping notes and generally keeping in touch. If you haven’t done it yet, you need to check out his Web site, where you’ll see samples of his[Read More…]

by May 20, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Greg Allman, all burned out

Greg Allman, all burned out

Here’s another story from the Beer Guy, as told to Ashvegas (see archives for other stories, including “Johnny and Jesus in the Clouds”). (A little background here for starters: Cher screwed around on Sonny with several men (and probably a few women), including Allman, whom she married five days after her 1975 divorce with Sonny. They got hitched in Las[Read More…]

by May 19, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Give yourself a hand

Give yourself a hand

This is cool – from the Scrutiny Hooligans site. Please follow and like us:

by May 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
When bears attack (not)

When bears attack (not)

You know it’s sweeps when… Bears attack. Almost. The local TV station ran a report tonight about the dangerous of bears nearly attacking people. It had a good supply of home video shot by a local resident, but that was about it. At least until they pulled out the fact that this is National Bear Awareness Week. What a great[Read More…]

by May 19, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Darth Blogger

Darth Blogger

Luke, I am your blogger. Please follow and like us:

by May 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ballet Warraba: A ballet of a different sort

Ballet Warraba: A ballet of a different sort

Ballet Warraba, an international dance company that performs African “ballet” will hit the stage at the Diana Wortham in downtown Ashvegas tonight and tomorrow. Check out their web site. Those of us who dropped by Fair Trade Day at Pritchard Park over the weekend got a preview. The drummer jams. For a drummin’ town like Ashvegas, they fit right in.[Read More…]

by May 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A dog’s life in ‘freestyle’

A dog’s life in ‘freestyle’

I promised you a story about dog dancing, so I’m here to deliver. Last weekend, a group calling itself the World Canine Freestyle Organization came to town for a weekend of workshops in dog training and dancing. The pooch prancing is what gets everybody’s attention. The competition was actually held Friday. I think about 100 spectators showed up for the[Read More…]

by May 17, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

News annoyances

Yes, it’s still sweeps. So here we go… Bulldog’s Top Ten TV News Annoyances: 10. Cliches “Focus in.” As opposed to, what, focus out? “Now we turn to.” Good Morning America does more “turning” than a carousel. “Speak out.” (See “Focus in” above.) 9. Weather Teaser “Old Man Winter dumped 10 inches of snow on us today. What’s the forecast[Read More…]

by May 16, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
A Drive-By music review

A Drive-By music review

This from Ashvegas music correspondent MicFly: Truck Stop: Patterson Hood in Town When guitarists for rave-up rock bands do one-off solo shows, it’s often time break out the acoustic guitar and visit the softer side of life. Drive-By Trucker Pattersoon Hood brought an acoustic with him to Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. on Friday night, but still couldnt let go[Read More…]

by May 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: Ted Turner in Ashvegas?

Blog bits: Ted Turner in Ashvegas?

Turner turning heads Got a reliable report over the weekend that Ted Turner was spotted at UNC Ashvegas graduation on Saturday. One fan asked for a picture with the cable news mogul and was sternly told “No.” I don’t know his family connections, so I have no idea if he was there to see someone walk the stage or just[Read More…]

by May 16, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Remembering Alvy

Remembering Alvy

I walked by Gold Hill Espresso and Fine Teas yesterday and snapped a few shots of this impromptu memorial to Alvy Alvarez, the shopworker-turned-owner and manager who sadly took his own life last week. His death shocked Ashvegas. People are stil stunned. I want to thank JJ for commenting on an earlier post. I didn’t mean to insinuate that a[Read More…]

by May 16, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Tankini time in Ashvegas

Tankini time in Ashvegas

OK, I’m admitting up front that I’m using this post shamelessly to put up a few pics of beautiful women in bikinis. But this is an Ashvegas business, so I’m legit in commenting. (That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it.) Let me start by saying that I admire any person, any entrepeneur, who’s willing to put themselves, and their[Read More…]

by May 15, 2005 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas political update

Ashvegas political update

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s race Looks the High Sheriff’s staying put, after all. I wrote earlier (click “Ashvegas politics” link at bottom of post) about talk that the Buncombe County Sheriff was going to step down because of ailing health, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Here’s why: Nobody could get behind the new guy the sheriff wanted,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

Chappelle shows up just in Time

Looks like Dave Chappelle has crawled out from under the rock he was hiding under. Drudgereport has the blurb, saying that Time magazine will have the story. See my earlier post on Dave. Please follow and like us:

by May 15, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Where to begin: Dogs, fair trade, grumpy vaginas

Where to begin: Dogs, fair trade, grumpy vaginas

There’s so much going on today, I don’t know where to begin. The dog dancers are still going strong today over at the Sunspree. There’s a World Fair Trade Day event in downtown Ashvegas, where you’re guaranteed to get a snoot-full of hippie. Then there’s the Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mountain and a book reading by Susan “grumpy[Read More…]

by May 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
It’s the Fourth of July in my backyard

It’s the Fourth of July in my backyard

It looked like the Fourth of July in my backyard because my rose, called the Fourth of July, broke out in glorious bloom for the first time this spring. It’s been a struggle in Ashvegas and the surrounding mountains because a late cold snap really fried the tender buds on trees and flowers. The late freeze killed my ancient, giant[Read More…]

by May 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas base closure?

Ashvegas base closure?

Who knew we had a “military base” right smack in the middle of Ashvegas? Actually, I did. I’ve been to the Naval Reserve Center off Merrimon Avenue, behind the post office. But you can’t really call it a base. I think all of about six or seven people actually work there. While the reserve center is small, it has been[Read More…]

by May 13, 2005 2 comments Asheville News

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