Oh, raves. Drum-fueled machines for drug-addled, bracelet-wearing kids who love living life in excess. Well, we went to one, but it wasn’t long into it that the idea of $13 beers sent me home to my grill and a $9.99 12 pack of Guiness’ Black Lager. But, before we left, we got took some shots of some insanely accessorized people who were obviously having the time of their lives.
So, last time I wrote something about the Angel City Derby Girls, I discovered firsthand the fury of kombucha-powered heckling. It was, well, just like any other internet trolling: lots of impassioned insults that were ultimately silent when proven to be on the losing side.
So, imagine my surprise when the ladies of ACDG tells me that the unwashed masses of Santa Cruz were not their main rivals, that slot was saved for the Sacred City Sacrificers (Terrible name, by the way. Who do you think you are, JESUS?!).
Well, anyways, the …
I like beer. I mean, who doesn’t. Assholes, that’s who. Anyways, Riverside’s Inland Empire Brewing Company are having their fourth annual Beer and Food Truck Festival at 1PM on Saturday, February 23rd, and if you’re local, you better be there. 40+ breweries, 10 “gourmet” food trucks. Why did I use quotation marks on “gourmet?” Because as much as I LOVE the idea of a truck called Baconmania, I can’t call it gourmet with a straight face.
Well, for $40 (+$2.39 service fee), you get fifteen 4-oz tasters, access to the trucks …
So, Gabe and Dennis of Original Knockoff asked me if they could cover the BevMo BeerFest for Racket. Seeing two of my favorite people talking about one of my favorite things was a no-brainer. Here is the first part (of seven), where the guys talk about one of my go-to beer when I am getting Thai food, Chang.
It’s been a few days now since my friends and I found out that Huell Howser died. I’m not good at eulogies. I couldn’t think of anything to say at my grandparents’ funerals, partly because I had the chance to tell them everything I wanted to already. This is one of the very few “celebrity” deaths that has ever bothered me and I still don’t know if this will adequately portray the raw feelings that I have had these last few days, but I have to try. For Huell.
If you’re …
Assassins Creed 3
The first thing I noticed about this game was that it was not a continuation of the last 3 games. It was evident from the outset that Assassins Creed 2 and its 2 follow ups of “Brotherhood” and “Revelation” were all from the same stock, while AC3 was going to be going its own route. This is, of course, due to the fact that there were completely different development teams altogether. It definitely disconnected me from the franchise though, and made me feel that I got to party …
So, as with all of our gift guides, I’ve compiled a shit-ton of stuff that I really want. So, friends, family or that hot co-ed down the hall, I’m sure someone you know will want anything or everything on this here guide. So, here you go, the guide to awesome stuff that will make your girlfriend forget about that time you fell asleep during your girlfriend’s tirade about her boss.
Chambers by RZA
So, of course there’s the beats by Dre, but I had a friend hand over her Chambers by …
Ahh, Comic-Con. A time for everyone to set aside their differences and focus on the love of the art of comics. Nah, just kidding. DC sucks and I’m totally loving all the rad fucking toys and exclusives that San Diego Comic-Con has going on this year. Things that have ruled so far:
Mimico’s Adventure Time Fionna, Dark Knight Rises Bane and some Storm Trooper exclusive flash drives.
Since Caitlin and I are huge Adventure Time fans, we obviously only cared about that. And apparently so did everyone else, as Cait grabbed the …
It’s here! Preview Night is over and San Diego Comic-Con 2012 is officially in full swing.
Racket Magazine is out for blood this year – well, SDCC exclusives, rather. Jonathan Yost, Laura Gaddy, and I will be taking the convention by storm, hoping to absorb as much animated, pop cultured, loot-filled goodness as possible.
While the Nerdist (featuring Neil Degrasse Tyson!!), The Hobbit, and the return of my beloved Doctor Who are high on my radar for panels, much of my time in San Diego will be spent wandering, gleaning as much …
Cinefamily is having their first ever Fantastic Elastic 24hr Holiday Telethon Event today! The Silent Movie Theater in Hollywood is opening its doors for FREE, and keeping them open, for one jam packed day bursting the seams with stars, screenings, special guests, band performances, and giveaways. Highlights include programs and appearances by Spike Jonze, Benicio del Toro, Robert Forester, Michael Cera, Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, screenwriters Josh Olson (A History of Violence) and Larry Karaszewski, Neil Hamburger, DJ Lance Rock, and many many more! The line-up is amazing!
Racket has a wide variety of talented specialists creating engaging content to help you keep up on the latest trends and releases. We also have Original Knockoff, our video production team who works for booze and does shit like this. What is this, you ask? Why, this is what functioning alcoholics look like at home with other functioning alcoholics.
Holy fuck. I am turning 30. I’m pretty sure at some point I will need to be a full-blown grown-up. As such, I am going to put some pricey ass shit in here as I describe how I expect shit to go down as I celebrate turning the big 3-0.
First thing’s first, I am gonna need some booze. Wait, first thing’s first, I’m gonna need a camera to document all the cool things my REALLY cool friends are bound to get me. This will probably be the Flip MinoHD 8 …