Category Archives: Pop Culture

Developing: Phish Terror Threat!!!

We’re getting ready to head to the final weekend of Phish this Friday, so we’re perusing the Caledonian Record, which is of course the newspaper of record for the empty parts of far northern Vermont. When what to our wondering eyes should appear but this:

Tight Security Set For Phish Festival
COVENTRY VERMONT — Although no threats have been received regarding a possible terrorist attack at the upcoming Phish festival, law enforcement is viewing the venue as a “soft target.”
Homeland Security, he said, will be involved regarding possible terrorist attacks. The agency will cast a wide net from Newport to White River Junction.
“It’s an attempt to deter any terrorist attacks,” Robillard said. “It is a soft target. There are known terrorist cells in Montreal.”

Of course there are. And what better way to win the support of a grateful nation than taking out a few thousand hippies? Remind us to wear our dress grays for the occasion.
· Tight Security Set For Phish Festival [Caledonian Record]

Siberian Chic

First there was Maria Sharapova—well, okay, first there was that giant killer asteroid, and then the Gulag, but we digress—and then there was our cab driver on Saturday night in South Beach, a Siberian native and big fan of the place. Apparently—and we’re just parroting him here—it’s delightful. And so, it must be asked: is Siberian Chic the next big trend?