It's about that time, again everybody. And as you probably know very well, Arizona's biggest rivalry, the game between Sun Devil and Wildcat football, is only days away now. As is tradition, the two schools have taken to showing their spirit by bringing their colors to their opponent's doorstep.
Except this year ASU got their entire 'A', of their 'A' mountain painted— and UA got away with a failed attempt at a first-grade handwriting assignment. In response to a new red coat of paint for ASU's famous 'A', the Devils took to the iconic Wildcat Family Statue on the University of Arizona mall, and sprayed a lackluster ASU on its side.
Since I've apparently included "People Making Fun of Kanye West" on my regular Tucson Weekly beat (along with beer news and wanting to self-immolate whenever I see something new about Amy's Baking Company, of course), I feel it's only proper that we take a look at one of the few YouTube videos to make me startle myself with laughter: James Franco and Seth Rogen's reinterpretation of Kanye West's "Bound 2" music video.
"Bound 2" features West riding a motorcycle
in front of a greenscreen through scenic locations while his fiance/heir-to-his-spawn Kim Kardashian straddles him, topless. (For the record, the video reaches Peak Awkward when West rhetorically asks the listener "have you ever asked your bitch for other bitches?" as the mother of his child looks into his eyes. Love!)
Even if you don't generally dig Franco or Rogen, their video's version features far less "Actin' Hard An' Shit While Rapping" and more "Seth Rogen's Bedroom Eyes/Hairy Back," which is a welcome change.
Tired of crawling under the Christmas tree to check and fill the water? You should consider backing Thomas West's "dipstick" Kickstarter campaign. West is trying to raise $1,500 to build a Macgyver-like device that will measure the water levels and refill without having to get on your hands and knees.
The Arizona Cardinals whooped the Indiana Colts 40-11 yesterday afternoon. After four straight wins, the Cards are firmly seeded in the NFC playoff picture.
Nothing about Sunday's game was close. The Cardinals dominated a first place team in every way that mattered, taking a 27-3 lead into the halftime break and extending it to 34-3 before the Colts finally reached the end zone. The game was out of hand pretty much from the beginning, which allowed some fans to apparently leave as the third quarter came to an end.
Built to Spill, not really promoting anything but featuring a new lineup, will hit the new, larger stage at Club Congress tonight, but if you don't have tickets already...tough break, the show sold out earlier today.
However, if you're looking to cram a bit before the show (or wistfully listen to what you're going to miss), here's a Spotify playlist of ten of their best songs, as arbitrarily chosen by me, a guy who used to make music playlists for a living.
Remove all dead plants, dying plants or past their prime plants. Be somewhat careful of the roots of the central plant. Be sure to get out all old roots and anything that does not seem healthy.
Add fresh potting soil and a handful of time release fertilizer and mix it in with the old soil as much as possible. NOTE: If the old soil is entirely root bound, you are going to need to remove the central plant, discard the soil and start with fresh.)
Plant your new flowers leaving about 1-2” between plants.
Pack additional soil in around the plants, making sure you do not bury the stems deeper than originally planted in their nursery container.
Water in thoroughly with a gentle shower.
Advice for flower shopping: Grab a cart at the nursery and an empty flat or carton and place your selections on the flat and then step back and look at it. Look at it hard and long and be sure it sits right with you. A 24” pot with one central planting will need approximately fourteen (14) “4” inch” plants. If you select any gallon plants, they can replace 3-4 smaller ones. I urge you to use 4” plants and not six-packs.
Important: When you go shopping and bring your plants home, water them in well and plant as soon as possible — as in the same day. If you have to wait until the next morning, place them in the shade to rest until the morning.
About 9,000 cyclists came out to ride in the 31st annual El Tour de Tucson despite consistent rainfall and overcast skies. Sabino Creek eventually had to be closed midway through the race because of flooding, but that didn't stop fans from coming out to support the cyclists. The 2013 El Tour had the sixth most registered riders in its history and marks the first time the race has seen rain.
This year's El Tour also had the inauspicious distinction of having the second only tour-related fatality when a rider was struck on Interstate 10 and Sunset Road, story on KOLD News Now here.
Listen to Robert Alcaraz's report at El Tour de Tucson below.
The Tucson Audubon Society's Young Birders Club hosts an easy bird walk to learn to identify birds,… More