Archive for July, 2007

I-10 Katy Freeway Closure This Weekend

Just great. In case you didn’t already know, both sides of the Katy Freeway will be shut down from 5AM Saturday until 5AM Monday (among other inconveniences). You might want to rethink those weekend plans…

Find out more details in this Chronicle Article: http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/4960496.html

What is this Domy Books?

I forgot how I found this place, but it wasn’t from simply driving down the street because if you blink, you’ll miss the store front. See?

Front
Here’s the store front as viewed from across the street.

I think I may have discovered Domy from a listing in the Houston Press on their Monday Night Movie Nights. Anyway… a new bookstore in Houston is a light to which I fly. Thankfully, people still read (as evidenced by Brazos Books remaining steadfast and open) and I found the stuff at Domy to be “alternative” from other bookstores I’ve known.

Okay… not quite as “alternative” as say Black Hawk Leather since Domy seems to be more like an independent comic book store but mainly carrying hardcover / limited edition graphic novels and small press comics as well as rare and wonderful art/music videos kind of place. Fuck it, here’s a photo to help give you a better clue:

Inside

It’s a great place to let your mind get lost and enjoy the absurd and fantastic. The people who own Domy also own Cafe Brasil as well as that crazy looking clothing store next to Cafe Brasil.

Houston art scene awesomeness: Give Up vs. Yar

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Domy Bookstore (1709 Westheimer) is hosting an art opening par-tay for Houston artists Give Up and Yar this Friday from 7-9pm.

Can’t make it then? The show runs at Domy until August 17th, or you could be cool and just pick up an inaugural copy of Case Magazine to see some more Houston urban art lovelies.

Live blogging action for a city under siege – Islamabad Metblogs

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For you world affairs junkies, do make a visit to the Islamabad Metblog as they continue their live blogging coverage of the deadly clash between extremist Islamic students/members of Lal Masjid and Pakistani security forces.

Photo via Islamabad Metblog.

When I59 Flooded

With all this rain ruining our weekend I thought it might be a good time to reflect on the time that I59 flooded during reconstruction. I can’t remember what year this was but the photos (unknown source) are incredible!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

!!!!!!!!!!FOURTH OF JULY!!!!!!!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME & HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO EVERYONE!!!

I hope everyone enjoys their time off and takes advantage of their liberty and freedom while we’ve still got it!

No Slurpees for you – Houston misses out on the Kwik-E-Mart fun

Woe to the city of Houston, the land without 7-Elevens. If you’re headed up to Dallas, however, make sure to stop by to get your Squishees and Buzz Cola.

From the Chronicle:

Over the weekend, 7-Eleven Inc. turned a dozen stores into Kwik-E-Marts, the fictional convenience stores of “The Simpsons” fame, in the latest example of marketers making life imitate art.

Those stores and most of the 6,000-plus other 7-Elevens in North America will sell items that until now existed only on television: Buzz Cola, KrustyO’s cereal and Squishees, the slushy drink knockoff of Slurpees.

Lollipauperz Art Party {VIDEO}

About a year ago we hosted a record jam at the Lollipauperz house. The records were later bolted on the streets for the West Fest and we hosted a bike tour to view them. This gives you some idea of what went down that night…

Lollipauperz Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lollipauperz

ENJOY!

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