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Wednesday, July 20, 2021

When I first heard of Blavod, the black-colored vodka, it somehow put me in mind of Blacula.

Scream, black vodka, scream!

Turns out I’m not the only one with African bloodsucker on the brain: Take some Blavod and some Bloody Mary mix, and you’ve got yourself a Blackula. I can totally see the likes of Jay-Z and Ludacris downing these.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 07/20/2005 10:46:32 PM
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Google Earth, with all its satellite-photo fun, is creating such a buzz that expanding upon the idea was only natural.

So the search giant went for the next-closest celestial body. Google Moon lets you scour the lunar surface, perhaps to scout out locations for setting up a satellite office (get it?). I’d opt for a site next door to Google’s lunar offices.

Just don’t zoom in too close, especially if you’re lactose-intolerant.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 07/20/2005 10:26:16 PM
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I recall that the recent CreativeTampaBay workshop I attended cited the abundance of festivals as one of the robust features of Tampa Bay’s socio-cultural stew.

Here’s a new one: Megaveraneo 2005, celebrating Hispanic music, food and atmosphere, this weekend at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Ten bucks admission for a free-for-all like this seems a bit much. But it is something to experience, so maybe it’d be worth it. And it’ll feature some rockin’ reggaeton, which I’ve reviewed here before.

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 07/20/2005 10:01:49 PM
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Could the new emergence of the Coyote Democrat have yielded Presidential timber so quickly? Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is getting some early buzz as a Democratic contender for the White House in 2008.

It could be due to his colorful quipping:

He recently compared President Bush’s pitch for changing Social Security to a livestock auction selling bum beef, and he said this of the way the nation’s capital works: “If I stay in Washington for more than 72 hours, I have to bathe myself in the same stuff I use when my dog gets into a fight with a skunk.”

The built-in joke is that the Democrats are in such disarray that they have to look in the most outlandish places for viable national candidates…

- Costa Tsiokos, Wed 07/20/2005 09:36:17 PM
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