11.23.2004

Binion Trial: Part 2

LA Times:

A jury on Tuesday found an ex-stripper and her former lover not guilty of drugging and killing Las Vegas casino heir Ted Binion.

Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish were acquitted on three counts — including murder and robbery — after 18 hours of deliberations over four days by a Clark County jury. Both were found guilty of conspiracy, grand larceny and burglary.


Neon mentioned it and it's true, only in Las Vegas. It's just like a CSI episode. And why is her being an ex-stripper important. It's mentioned everywhere. They can't refer to her without saying she was an ex-stripper. Well anyways, the former exotic dancer will probably still serve some jail time for the burglary and grand larceny.

Watch Sandy cry during the reading of verdict here.



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Updated Album List

Here's an updated list of the albums I've downloaded this year. I failed at the one per week goal but only because I would forget or put it aside for later. I've definitely downloaded more than 52, these are just the best, with more to come one a week (hopefully). The bold one's are my top 10.

52 Albums in 52 Weeks
Week Album Artist
47 Love Angel Music Baby Gwen Stefani
46 Has Been William Shatner
45 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) The Wu-Tang Clan
44 72 and Sunny Uncle Cracker
43 Ocean Avenue Yellowcard
42 Sublime Sublime
41 Around the Sun REM
40 Music by Cavelight Blockhead
39 Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine Cee-Lo
38 No Roots Faithless
37 American Idiot Green Day
36 Joyful Rebellion K-Os
35 White People Handsome Boy Modeling School
34 Rules of Enragement Lewis Black
33 If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears The Mamas & the Papas
32 Good News For People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse
31 Americana The Offspring
30 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Public Enemy
29 Blink 182 Blink 182
28 Sing the Sorrow AFI
27 The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest
26 Greatest Hits 93-03 311
25 To The 5 Boroughs The Beastie Boys
24 Hot Fuss The Killers
23 Diva Series Nina Simone
22 American IV: The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash
21 Pisces Iscariot Smashing Pumpkins
20 Confessions Usher
19 Kill Bill: Vol 1 Various
18 Love Songs Barry White
17 Billy Breathes Phish
16 Songs About Jane Maroon 5
15 Atlas Kinky
14 Life for Rent Dido
13 Musicology Prince
12 Boy In Da Corner Dizzee Rascal
11 Lost in Translation OST Various
10 Steal This Double Album The Coup
9 Personal Journals Sage Francis
8 Sonador Adan Sanchez
7 Cartel de Santa Cartel de Santa
6 The Grey Album Danger Mouse
5 Lo que te conte mientras te hacias la dormida La oreja de Van Gogh
4 God Loves Ugly Atmosphere
3 Sumday Grandaddy
2 Chutes To Narrow The Shins
1 The Preacher's Son Wyclef Jean

Sideways

I watched Sideways last night, excellent movie. Great actors, I really like Paul Giamatti, he did a great job in this and in American Splendor.

In this movie he plays a Miles, a wine loving, middle school English teacher with aspirations of being a published writer. He's divorced, depressed, and having a mid-life crisis. His friend Jack, an actor who mostly does commercials now, is getting married in a week. Miles takes him on a tour of wine country as a gift, and here the trouble ensues. Over sexed Jack wants to have an affair, while Miles just wants to sit with a bottle of Pinot and be moody. Miles falls in love, Jack has his nose broken for saying he's in love. Damn it's a great movie.

Dark Skies

I ended up going to the Dark Skies campout, Saturday, with Tim, or Gray as he introduced himself to people. It was organized by the Las Vegas Community Artists Group and they actually did a good job. From what I can recall through my rum induced haze, there was about 30-35 people there. Big bonfire, but it was still fucking cold, though the rum helped that. It was a billed as "10 of the most aggressive DJs in town kick your ass for 13 hours straight, plus fire, art, and pancakes!" Vegas isn't know for great DJs, so '10 of the most aggressive' doesn't really mean much. Plus I'm not big on techno and it's derivatives so I can't say the music was that great. But they did go on for 13 hours. In fact, I went to my car and listened to Wu Tang at one point, just to clear my head a little.

I met a lot of cool people there. Both young and old. A lot of them veterans from Burning Man. They all hope that this will grow, maybe not to BM proportions, but to something a lot bigger than this time.

Here's some pics.





11.11.2004

11.05.2004

We Fucked Up



Sweet Rosario



Doesn't Anyone Care

Why isn't this a bigger deal? The Democrats are just bending over, again, and letting the right fuck them in the ass with no vaseline, for another four years. Al Gore bent over, and now Kerry bent over. Four more years baby, four more years.

Computer error at voting machine gives Bush 3,893 extra votes use bugmenot.com for registration

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A computer error with a voting machine cartridge gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in a Gahanna precinct.

Franklin County's unofficial results gave Bush 4,258 votes to Democratic challenger John Kerry's 260 votes in Precinct 1B. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct.

Matthew Damschroder, director of the Franklin County Board of Elections, said Bush received 365 votes there. The other 13 voters who cast ballots either voted for other candidates or did not vote for president.

Even More Bullshit:
Computer Loses 4,500 Votes