Apr 11, 2007
Bullsh@t -- Local, Snarky, and Fun
There's a new blog in town, and folks it just reeeks of "creative class".
An excerpt from their blog entry on the Jo & Joe's "Irish Pub" replacement:
I CAN NOT WAIT for the new Irish Bar that’s going into the space that used to be Jo & Joe’s!!! It’s gonna be the GREATEST! It has all the authentic charm of “Irish World” at Epcot Center in sunny Disney World…no wait, the authentic charm of Durham’s “other” downtown, Southpoint Mall!
Just peeking through the window I’m overjoyed by the EXTREME attention to detail. Even the dust on the bar looks imported from “Irish World.” The church pew booths are all the rage…it’s like going to confession—WITH A BEER!
Bullsh@t is just a few days old, and they announced their presence to a friend of Joe V.'s by leaving one of their droppings on said friend's blog. We have no idea who they are, but if their about page (which mentions that the authors are a collective of real estate people and other locals) is accurate, I'm guessing that they're going to stay anonymous for as long as they can. That, or quit being funny. I wonder if they've met Esther Carp?
a Durham real estate version of Perez Hilton... how delightful.
Posted by: georg | Apr 11, 2007 12:46:41 AM
During a short stint at an armpit office building in downtown Durham, Jo & Joe's was my one-day-a-week-non-brown-bag-lunch destination. It was usually Friday, and it was usually a burger, and not being a "well-nourished American," I could only eat half of it (the rest saved for a pre-dinner snack). I'd sit at the bar and chit chat with the bartender, who had my order in before I even sat down. Sometimes I'd be back at night to hear a band before heading over to Ringside for early morning dancing.
Jo & Joe's, R.I.P.
Posted by: Crouching Hamster | Apr 18, 2007 9:03:11 PM
Phil! Post something else, so that you don't have excreta at the masthead of your blog! The people demand it!
Posted by: Brian Rice | Apr 23, 2007 11:31:49 AM
Wait--there's something wrong with excreta at the masthead of your blog-?
Posted by: Blazer Manpurse, BFA | Apr 23, 2007 5:15:29 PM
Phil, please, oh please, replace that picture! And please let us know you are okay! :)
Posted by: Lisa | Apr 24, 2007 1:20:34 AM
Lisa -- thanks for checking in! I'm fine, thanks. Just been a bit busy with work stuff during the evening hours when I typically blog. This is generally a good thing, since "busy with work stuff" is too often a rarity (and how's that for a strange phrasing). Given your recent post about discovering your own tolerance/not for vulgarity, I feel extra badly about leaving the "art" up, but seeing how you're the new prez of your local chapter of the you-know-who, I'm sure you'll understand. At the very least, take comfort in the visual relief prompted by:
Brian -- your wish is my command. New posts now occupy the top of my blog. Oddly, the email from Typepad to notify me about your comment got shunted to Junk Mail by Yahoo! I went looking for it after I saw Blazer Manpurse's response. "There's got to be an irony in here, somewhere!" [to paraphrase an apt joke. props to anyone who calls it.]
Blazer -- meet me at the new parking deck and I'll explain. (I'll be the guy in the trench coat.)
Posted by: Phil | Apr 24, 2007 2:20:41 AM
I'm not very awake yet (and bloglines apparently has not been telling me when you post, by the way), but that excreta looks like smoked sausage to me.
Posted by: Stew | Apr 24, 2007 6:46:14 AM