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January 19, 2010

#27 On The List of Things About Which i Shall Not Apologize

i like the Kings of Leon. i think that's some interesting post-millennial Southern Rock they got going there. Europe seems to have gotten really into them, but over here all i get are rolling eyes from my peers (and even my wife) when i mention the name or turn up a song. I'm here to tell you though... i shall not go quietly into that goodnight. i will not let peer pressures or the derision of strangers change my mind or my feelings. i like the Kings of Leon.

I'm not the one being defensive! You're the one being defensive!

Why DO (those of) you hate them? Sure, that one tune is alittle obvious and got overplayed, but other (supposedly cooler) bands have committed far worse offenses. i guess haters wouldn't be haters without something to hate. Contrarians couldn't be contrary if they didn't first hear someone else express an opinion. It's cool though. Go ahead and hate. Go ahead and be contrary. Just don't overplay your hand.

I'm not even listening to them now myself. i was just listening to REM on Pandora and it reminded me. Of the Kings of Leon and the hate. The Kings of Leon aren't as good as The Constantines (a whole other conversation), but they're not that far off. If you're looking for something just alittle different in your standard rock'n'roll, the Kings of Leon are exActly that. i don't expect that they're going to blow your mind, but they sure don't suck.

So, despite your barely concealed scoffs, I'm going to continue to like Kings of Leon. And occasionally turn it up. So shut your hating pieholes and get over it.

-Leon admits: We're bigger than we wanted to be.
-Some dude named Thom Yorke thinks they're cool.

January 17, 2010

Do the Math

Eleven guys walk into a basement to play poker at eight o'clock and are divided into two tables of five. Two guys have gone bust (one from each table) after the first couple of hours. It takes another two hours to claim just one more guy. By the sixth hour though, two combat-fatigued guys have flaked-out and gone kamikazee (losing everything in one suicidal hand). Then a phonecall from one guy's wife results in his premature cashout. The two tables are consolidated into one, but soon the host tips over onto the floor. After two more grueling hours, wherein the host has managed to crawl only halfway up the stairs to his sleeping quarters, the remaining guys split what's left of the pot (less than a couple hundred) and skulk home to beat the rising dawn.

i netted about $2.

Was it worth it?

January 01, 2010

In Cyberspace No One Cares If You Scream

There are, however, exceptions to that rule. And we, the staff at Keeferman.Net, are here with a reminder that Keeferman cares.

Crimefightin' ain't easy though and it'll take a lot outta ya. After a brief hiatus, Keeferman's ready to get back down to work. 2009 was a great year -and not just because it was the Year of the Ox. 2010, the Year of the Space Odyssey, promises to be even better, but you've got to remember to do your part. Goverment stipends aren't as big as they used to be, corporate sponsorship in these situations is a tricky ethical tightrope to walk, and guild regulations limit the size (though not the Quantity) of gifts from individual public donors. Keeferman does, however, have expenses and a family to support.

You're civic-minded, but maybe you haven't really had the opportunity to express yourself. Perhaps you've been meaning to donate, but were just waiting for the right time. Well, it could be that the time is now. Why don't we all present Keeferman with symbolic gestures of respect and appreciation? Let's all give 'til it hurts.

Afterall, you gotta Give love to get love.

Thank you and Happy New Year,

-the Staff

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