Friday, August 24, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Cookout, Darkest Hour, Ocean City Reduxed

In this omnibus edition of DeffoTotes!, you will find:

1) That sailor hats make people look either awesome or scary, depending on the situation;
2) Things are not always as they seem;
3) Old people don't always act old; and
4) The beach escaped certain death.

So let's get started! On Sunday we had a barbecue before the Darkest Hour concert. T-Bone (pictured) read somewhere that rock stars wear sailor hats, so he wore his to fit in. It totally worked:

We have started a new tradition at our barbecues, wherein vegetarians eat meat. It's amazing! Look!

Darkest Hour rulz, people.

Thing learned: kids do this thing now where they jump off the stage INTO THE CROWD, which catches them.

Later on, we learn how menacing sailors can be! The menacingness is made less so by the creepy hovering dude in the background, but it's menacing nonetheless.

Then we go back to Ocean City, where we took our chances a few months ago and got burned. NEVER AGAIN.

We stayed with Chaz, our friend/manchild who is turning into a beach bum.

Funcade Casino: you were on notice, and you got lucky.

Shenanigans: Ditto.

Shirt with half-naked lady posing alongside wolf: no problem.

Chaz making straw-sword to fight with 8-year-old at the next table while at dinner: good idea.

Heading to the bar after taking photobooth pictures: the best part of the beach.

Monday, August 6, 2007

You and Deffototes!, Creative Teaming. UPDATED!

UPDATE: The poll is coming along nicely. I've updated it to include the "other" answers to this point (FYI, Naomi is my roommate; Dave Wittig was my middle school youth pastor). Feel free to vote hundreds of times until we hit the 1,000,000 mark. We're presently at 51.

Things here at Deffototes! have been slow lately. It's August, and that means it's hot, and being hot is boring and not conducive to humor.

That's why I'm letting you, the tens of tens of people who are here, decide on an upcoming topic! Feel free to send in your own photos (to plasticand40 at yahoo dot com) if you'd like a personalized Deffototing!. Okay? Okay.

(BTW People, I've decided to cut off the voting at one million votes. Once we reach that, I'll get to work. Now gets to voting.)

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Summer Music Thursday Time

DC doesn't have many awesome traditions for its residents. The baseball team, you'll remember, has to make up its own as it goes along. But there is this awesome one where they put on free concerts at Fort Reno all summer long. This is Fort Reno:

This is how people relax there:

Fort Reno is right next to Wilson High School, which would be awesome if you went to summer school there, because you get to go to concerts afterward.

Fort Reno concerts, because they're for the kids, don't have the drugs or the alcohols. They do have babies.

It draws really good bands. This week two of our favorites (Benjy Ferree and the Aquarium) played. I originally wrote "NERD ROCK" on this picture of the Aquarium, not because they're part of a genre of music called Nerd Rock or anything, but just because when I listen to it I think of nerds and it seems that nerds like it alot. But Ana feels that categorizing music is dumb, and that it should just either be Awesome or Not Awesome. Since the Aquarium is her favorite band, I decided to acquiesce. Also she's holding a gun to my throat.

After the show was over, we went to DC9 for this DJ night by this guy. When we got there, Da Committee was on stage singing songs like "Last Call for Alcohol" and "DC Clap," the latter of which details how people in DC clap. The awesome part about the show was that people danced, which in DC is tantamount to a coup.

He asked for a Patron margarita before singing "Last Call for Alcohol." Gotta stay true to the lyrics.

Anyways, it was fun.

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