Random Open Thread.

I know, I know: “the work has just begun.” But … am I the only one who stopped reading e-mail from David Plouffe back in September? I got one today from him, asking me to watch this video:

Anyway, what’s happening, folks? Got some news? Links? Random insights? Share ‘em here.

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  • This is from my own blog, but if anyone here is from the DC, MD, VA, or NC area I heartily recommend going to this:

    Circles 10
    April 4, 2009
    Located in Godwin Gym at JMU

    For the 10th year in a row, James Madison University’s Breakdance Club will be hosting Circles. Circles has become one of the largest hip-hop charity events on the East Coast. With live DJs, a graffiti expo, MC battles, Bonnie and Clyde battles, and the most anticipated 4 vs. 4 crew battles, Circles strives to represent four of hip-hop cultures major elements.

    Brought to you by Scion.

    $3,500
    4 vs. 4 Crew Battles
    $300
    Bonnie & Clyde Battles
    $250
    Emcee Battles
    Graff Expo

    Every year ALL proceeds from Circles are donated to charities such as:
    Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Mercy House
    Kids for World Health
    and more

    Doors will be open to spectators at 3:00 PM
    Battles beginning around 4:00 PM
    Featuring:
    Circles 10 Emcee: A-Class
    On the Decks: DP One — Turntable Anihilists
    Special Guest Judges: Puzzles– Supernaturalz Crew
    Abstrak — Skillmethodz Crew

    Prices:
    General Admission: $10.00
    Student Admission: $7.00 (Bring any current College, Highschool, … Student I.D.)
    Circles 10 T-Shirt: $13.00
    An additional fee of $5 will be charged for entry with a Video Camera.

    To Register for Emcee, Crew or Bonnie & Clyde Battles please send an e-mail
    to JMU.Circles@gmail.com with the following information:
    Crew Name, Area Repping and BBoy/BGirl Names.
    OR
    MC Name, Real Name, Crew Name and Area Repping.

    To sign in for the graff expo, please email Bryan at bryan.ausink@gmail.com. Spaces are limited.

    Final Registration Forms must be completed at Circles front desk.
    Registered crews will have prefilled form available for them to sign before entering.
    Crews who have not completed their Registration Form before 5:00 PM will not be allowed to battle.

    Keep checking for updates on our website: orgs.jmu.edu/breakdance

    Be sure to youtube Circles 4-9 to look at some of the best 4 on 4 action on the East Coast (why does that not sound kosher?). On top of that, check out some of the footage from our judges:


    (Cat in the white on the right, not his best battle but his flow is sick and his crew beats out Hong10, The End, and Physicx)


    (Ab on the left)

  • This is from my own blog, but if anyone here is from the DC, MD, VA, or NC area I heartily recommend going to this:

    Circles 10
    April 4, 2009
    Located in Godwin Gym at JMU

    For the 10th year in a row, James Madison University’s Breakdance Club will be hosting Circles. Circles has become one of the largest hip-hop charity events on the East Coast. With live DJs, a graffiti expo, MC battles, Bonnie and Clyde battles, and the most anticipated 4 vs. 4 crew battles, Circles strives to represent four of hip-hop cultures major elements.

    Brought to you by Scion.

    $3,500
    4 vs. 4 Crew Battles
    $300
    Bonnie & Clyde Battles
    $250
    Emcee Battles
    Graff Expo

    Every year ALL proceeds from Circles are donated to charities such as:
    Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Mercy House
    Kids for World Health
    and more

    Doors will be open to spectators at 3:00 PM
    Battles beginning around 4:00 PM
    Featuring:
    Circles 10 Emcee: A-Class
    On the Decks: DP One — Turntable Anihilists
    Special Guest Judges: Puzzles– Supernaturalz Crew
    Abstrak — Skillmethodz Crew

    Prices:
    General Admission: $10.00
    Student Admission: $7.00 (Bring any current College, Highschool, … Student I.D.)
    Circles 10 T-Shirt: $13.00
    An additional fee of $5 will be charged for entry with a Video Camera.

    To Register for Emcee, Crew or Bonnie & Clyde Battles please send an e-mail
    to JMU.Circles@gmail.com with the following information:
    Crew Name, Area Repping and BBoy/BGirl Names.
    OR
    MC Name, Real Name, Crew Name and Area Repping.

    To sign in for the graff expo, please email Bryan at bryan.ausink@gmail.com. Spaces are limited.

    Final Registration Forms must be completed at Circles front desk.
    Registered crews will have prefilled form available for them to sign before entering.
    Crews who have not completed their Registration Form before 5:00 PM will not be allowed to battle.

    Keep checking for updates on our website: orgs.jmu.edu/breakdance

    Be sure to youtube Circles 4-9 to look at some of the best 4 on 4 action on the East Coast (why does that not sound kosher?). On top of that, check out some of the footage from our judges:


    (Cat in the white on the right, not his best battle but his flow is sick and his crew beats out Hong10, The End, and Physicx)


    (Ab on the left)

  • You know, it’s gotten to the point that I pretty much delete all e-mail mail from Plouffe and even those rare ones from Michelle without reading them. I damn near treat those messages like they come from a Nigerian princess.

    Which is sad, in a way. It makes me feel shallow, like I was only down for the cause when it was popular. If anything, this is the time to pay attention and scrutinize and do a little fact checking.

    But at the least, Obama and Co. are making an attempt to communicate their goals and plans with the people. Obviously, that’s something that was missing in the previous administration.

    What I’d ask them to do next March, however, is to send along his NCAA bracket: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/obamas-ncaa-bracket/. I shouldn’t have to read it in the streets.

  • You know, it’s gotten to the point that I pretty much delete all e-mail mail from Plouffe and even those rare ones from Michelle without reading them. I damn near treat those messages like they come from a Nigerian princess.

    Which is sad, in a way. It makes me feel shallow, like I was only down for the cause when it was popular. If anything, this is the time to pay attention and scrutinize and do a little fact checking.

    But at the least, Obama and Co. are making an attempt to communicate their goals and plans with the people. Obviously, that’s something that was missing in the previous administration.

    What I’d ask them to do next March, however, is to send along his NCAA bracket: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/03/20/obamas-ncaa-bracket/. I shouldn’t have to read it in the streets.

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