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went to Augusta for an Ultimate Frisbee tournament last weekend. On my way out of town I ran out of gas at the intersection of Savannah Ave. and Northside Dr. which is several blocks from my house. I walked a mile to Kmart in the dark to purchase a gas can, and returned only to find two police cars with their sparkly blue lights dancing like a strobe around my vehicle. When it was all said and done, and my car was finally revived, I was less than amused to find that my stereo system had crapped out. Nothing like a two hour drive by yourself in complete silence… If it were not for the noise canceling headphones I had carelessly left in my car, I would not have been able to listen to a band that Alex Pound, bassist of

Elastic Skyline, had recommended to me a year or two ago: Spiritualized. This is music best played through noise-canceling headphones, trust me. I kept having to remind myself to breath because it was literally leaving me breathless. At certain points, I couldn’t help wondering if I was going insane. If you’re a fan of experimental, yet extremely rewarding music, look them up. If you think it’s a little too spacey for you, give it a few more minutes. If the sound doesn’t grow on you, look up “Came Out of a Lady” by Rubblebucket or “Fire in the Oven” by Elastic Skyline on YouTube. They’ll be sure to put a smile on your face. See you at happy hour!

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THE BRAWL FOR ALL-UCAN-EAT, PART II SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AT 9PM - RYAN’S STEAKHOUSE, STATESBORO Tom Caiazzo – Contributing Writer kay Statesboro, it is 9:00pm on a Saturday night, your first weekend in town before the start of the Fall 2011 semester. It’s a little too early to hit the local clubs but you are still looking for some fun and you’re hungry. Well, you’re in luck! On Saturday, August 27th at 9:00pm, APW wrestling and RYAN’s restaurant present the “Brawl for AllU-Can-Eat II.” Simply eat all you want at a table right in front of the wrestling ring and watch sports entertainment at its finest for two and one-half plus hours. I suggest you get there a little early. As you head to the salad bar, you can’t help but hear the banging and clanging as they put the ring up. Later, as I ate some chicken, macaroni and cheese, and other great offerings, I watched for two-plus hour’s body-slamming, punching, and great wrestling from a ringside seat. All seats are about ringside! There was also comedy, storylines, and some excellent entertainment. When the Show was over, I left with friends to continue the night. It was the perfect start. If you aren’t doing anything on Saturday, August 27th, I highly recommend that you head down to RYAN’s and check out the Brawl for All-U-Can Eat. In fact, and you wrestling fans will recognize this name, the

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Highway 80 E., Statesboro, GA 30461-0800). Tickets are only $15 (kids under 6 are free with a paying adult) which includes all you can eat (including desert) and drink, and the wrestling show. As the always do, APW donates a portion of the proceeds to various local charities with this one going to the National Guard Family Support Foundation. Tickets are available at the door the night of the event, or in advance at the following Statesboro locations: RYAN’s, Now or Never Tattoo, Eagle Automotive Services, Textbook Brokers, Holiday’s Greek and Italian Restaurant, and Statesboro Karate. For more information, visit APW on FACEBOOK (APW), or www.apwwrestling.webs.com, or call: 912-489-9481.


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Art Swap: Two for the Road opens at Averitt Center

The Averitt Center for the Arts’ newest exhibit brings the works of Swainsboroarea artists to Statesboro. Art Swap: Two for the Road features the works of artists with the Emanuel County Art Guild. The exhibit opened Friday in the Averitt Center main gallery. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 1 and is free and open to the public. Then, in November, the second part of the show begins as artists with the Statesboro Regional Art Association take to the road for an exhibit of their works at the Kalmanson Gallery in Swainsboro. The show opens with a reception on Nov. 6 and runs through Nov. 25. “The swap promises to be a fun opportunity for both communities to enjoy new art by regional artists,” said Shelia Stewart-Leach, gallery curator for the Averitt Center. Art Swap: Two for the Road is sponsored by the Statesboro Regional Art Association.

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THE BORO’S LOVE FOR POLICING CONSUMPTION On my way out of the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, I was thinking two things. After thoroughly lamenting the fact that I had just missed out on some dope happy hour specials at Gnat’s, I couldn’t help but think about how City Council has got a lot of work to do in regards to the city’s prehistoric alcohol ordinances. This very point has been made clear to me many times by many different people since I moved here just two months ago. However, it was made clearest to me by Mr. Kbob Kelly himself who spoke candidly, Tuesday evening at City Hall, on the behalf of the restaurant & bar community of Statesboro. Brian Kelly came to the meeting equipped with a twenty-three page suggestion for the reform of Statesboro’s alcohol ordinances. One hot topic was the price limitations put on alcoholic beverages by the city. During the meeting, a suggestion was made to enact pricing minimums in addition to the complex pricing limitations that are already there. That means, venders cannot legally sell a beer or shot for less than a dollar or so. “Pricing minimums prevent binge drinking,” members of City Council explained, “We want to prevent someone from going out and getting smashed on $4. It would also make it easier for cops to spot violations. They can just walk into a bar in regular clothes, and if they see someone buy 3 beers for $2, they’re busted. ” Kelly, whose bar is known for it’s pricey beers, had a different idea. He replies, “It’s a matter of Statesboro’s finest; Do we want Wendell’s guys wasting their time policing pricing restrictions on legally operating businesses? They ought to be fighting crime and combating DUIs. I just don’t think it’s a capitalistic way to do things.” Among other capitalistic debates was the question of the legal last call time in Statesboro, which is 1am. Kelly suggested moving the last call time back to 2am; thus, giving business owners the freedom to decide when to close their doors. He believes the extra hour will bring extra profits. This idea was met with apprehension by those who claimed that if the last call was to be made later, people would not come out as early as they tend to now. There appeared to me to be two resolutions that worked with seemingly everyone in the concerned crowd. First, that with many, or even most of these ordinances, it would be far more beneficial for Statesboro to look to State code for guidance and clarity on these important issues. Second, that we must enact Restaurant classifications with differentiated licenses. By classifying restaurants into: Restaurants (serve only food), Taverns (serve food and alcohol), and Bars (serve only alcohol) the city could eliminate the 50/50 rule (that all restaurants must have at least 50% of their revenue from food sales) which has proven to be nearly impossible to regulate and enforce in the past and present. I can vouch that the City Council is now informed on the community’s numerous issues with the alcohol ordinances. I have only stated a few here. I look forward to witnessing their progress, and writing about it here.

“It’s a matter of Statesboro’s finest; Do we want Wendell’s guys wasting their time policing pricing restrictions on legally operating businesses? They ought to be fighting crime and combating DUIs. I just don’t think it’s a capitalistic way to do things.” - OWNER, KBOB KELLY’S AT TUESDAY’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

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Malia Imle -"What's the real issue? Because the public isn't even informed on most of these ordinances, I know students are in the dark. I'm a marketing major, and I can't help but notice all of the money our county is throwing out on alcohol revenue” Tori Williams - "The fact is they're taking our rights away with these ordinances. Plus, the city of Statesboro could use the extra income from alcohol sales! All of the other counties are enjoying it, why can't we? Rob Wilkerson - "We were just talking about this topic at the Downtown Development Authority board meeting. I moved here from Athens, and the differences between here and there are like night & day. There's a fear of change in this area, but the fact is that times have changed. The board would like to see the City Council lift several of the ordinances, but in past they haven't budged.

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ne of the very first columns I wrote for this paper pondered the definitions of liberal and conservative (politically speaking anyway). I have always identified as liberal, but some very smart people I know choose to call themselves conservative. Whose approach was the most valid? I wondered. Who was right? So I explored some of the identifying markers, debunked some stereotypes, and came to my final conclusion — in the end, neither liberals nor conservatives have the monopoly on common sense. However, after witnessing the recent debacle over the debt ceiling, I’ve decided that I agree with economist Paul Krugman when he says that we have to abandon our ideas about political politeness and speak plainly. He says that this time there really is one group at fault — the G.O.P. As Krugman says in his New York Times column, “The problem with American politics right now is Republican extremism, and if you’re not willing to say that, you’re helping make that problem worse.” I’m not one for political name-calling. It wastes time and annoys the pig, so to speak. But the blatant snow job being performed on Americans right now by the

G.O.P is so infuriating, so cruel, so unde- $250,000 — should be paying more taxes. mocratic, so self-serving, that I feel com- And then he explained why, very simply, this pelled to say it as strongly as possible — was the fair and right thing to do. the Republican Party is leading us to our The outraged backlash and vitriolic own destruction, spewing were and somebody stunning. Fox had better find News commenthe brakes, and tator Eric Bolling fast, because we even called him a can’t count on socialist. Think the Democrats to about that. do it. We can’t Warren Buffet, count on the twoone of the most Warren Buffet did the math and decided party system at successful capithat people in his tax bracket - the five all. talists of all time, percent of Americans making over This debt dares to suggest $250,000, should be paying more taxes. ceiling deal is a that maybe he And he then explained why, very simply, prime example. It and his megait’s the fair and right thing to do. was extortion and wealthy counterblackmail. It parts ought to appealed to our baser human urges. And it is pay their fair share of taxes, and suddenly, absolutely not going to solve our HUGE he’s a socialist. problem, will only exacerbate the problem, We have become a nation of the rich, and this will all happen right under our noses. for the rich, and by the rich. And every time This is not some personal screed. I’m one of the not-rich tries to pull back the curno economist. I can barely keep track of tain, they get accused of fomenting “class the in-go and out-come of my own bank- warfare.” Oh, there’s a war going on, all ing account. Which is why I rely on right, but it’s being waged against the poor smarter people than me to explain money and against the working class, and fear and matters on such a grand scale. People like self-righteousness are the ammunition. Warren Buffet. Buffett did the math and Fox News’ recent Class Warfare decided that people in his tax bracket — the extravaganza was the absolute worst. five percent of Americans making over Talking head after talking head got right

into the camera’s eye to whine about the extravagance of the presidential Secret Service bus on the one hand, then poohpooh the billions of dollars that would come from a simple tax extension on the other. Since when did one million become an enormous sum compared to seven hundred billion? Only in the ultra-conservative brain, apparently, where even math can’t get a foothold. And then — and this is the part that really infuriates me — Fox went on to list all the extravagances that “so-called poverty-level households” enjoy, things like . . . refrigerators. Like we’re not supposed to get offended at that. Like these people don’t really know poor until they’ve had to drink spoiled milk. No wait, if they can afford milk, surely they’re not poor, right? Ah, those tricky households of four making less than $22,350 a year — we see your cold milk! And your refrigerator that most likely belongs to your landlord! I’ll leave Paul Krugman with the last word. In his opinion piece, “The President Surrenders,” he writes, “What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t.”

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KBOB Kelly’s The best of both worlds for people on the go or short on cash. Inexpensive yet delicious. Drive thru, dine in or enjoy the patio.Try the KBOB, or all you can eat boneless wings.The buffet of condiments and sauces is unlike any other. Huge selection of imported, domestic and microbrew draft beer.The patio is an ideal hangout, pet friendly and host to live music. 516 S Main St., 912.489.3365, Closed Sun., L,D • BAR • $

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Buffalo’s Southwest Cafe An appealing, value-priced southwestern style menu, family friendly dining in a fun and unique casual atmosphere. Catering available and Express Lunches under $6! Great live music venue as well. 120 Lanier Drive, 681-WINGS. L, D • BAR • $-$$ Loco’s Grill & Pub Casual dining and full bar, Loco’s was founded in 1988 in Athens, GA. A great hangout for friends, the menu has grown to include appetizers, salads, specialty sandwiches, wings, grilled burgers and entrees. 91 Briarwood Lane, 912.681.2002, Open 7 days a week, L, D • BAR • $

Gnat’s Landing takes you to the beach. Serving fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads and all of your home-cooked favorites.Try the fried pickles or the cheese grits. Now offering delivery and a new $6 lunch menu. Great venue for happy hour and live music. 470 S Main St., (912) 489-8291. L,D • BAR • $$

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The Eagles Have Landed; ‘Eagle Nation on Parade’ he first eagles for Georgia Southern University’s “Eagle Nation on Parade” have arrived and will soon be completed works of art that will dot the Statesboro/Bulloch County area. The eagles will add more artistic vitality to the community, while funding Georgia Southern University scholarships and research initiatives. The eagles are fiberglass structures that stand more than six-feet tall and depict the magnificent bird about to take flight. Artists will be chosen through an application process to paint or decorate the eagles, which will then be auctioned to raise funds. The artists will work to embellish the eagles during the fall semester, and the eagle auction is tentatively scheduled to take place in February 2012. “The ‘Eagle Nation on Parade’ project is a perfect example of how

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This is really happening. Lou Reed and Metallica’s collaborative album now has a release date, according to the elegantly titled website loureedmetallica.com. Expect to hear from the unlikely collaborators on Nov. 1 in the U.S. and Oct. 31 worldwide. This might be the coolest thing ever. On Sept. 13, Common’s memoirs “One Day It’ll All Make Sense,” will be released through Atria Books. After the success of

Jay-Z’s book of memoirs from last year, Common’s book is already getting big endorsements from people like Maya Angelou, who is featured with a glowing quote on the cover of the book. The book describes his life growing up on Chicago’s South Side and the trials of his coming-of-age success story that explain the man behind the “conscious rap.” Each chapter of the book starts with a personal letter sent to someone close to him, including frequent collabo-

SCENE rator Kanye West and ex-girlfriend Erykah Badu. To commemorate their upcoming documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, directed by Cameron Crowe, the band presented its fans with an online scavenger hunt, the purpose of which was to reveal the tracks for the accompanying soundtrack one by one. All in all, 29 tracks were announced, all rare recordings spanning every era of their career. Many of the songs are live versions of material from their blockbuster debut album Ten, which, not coincidentally, will turn 20 years old next Saturday. Originally slated to drop Sept. 27, muchhyped Alabama-native rapper Yelawolf has pushed back the release of his second major-label album, Radioactive. According to Hip-Hop DX, the official release date is now Oct. 25.The new date means the release of Radioactive will coincide with those of some industry heavyweights, notably Drake, Coldplay. It may sound surprising that wacky bass virtuoso Les Claypool’s flagship funkmetal trio Primus hasn’t come out with anything new in over 10 years—but that’s because in the meantime Claypool hasn’t exactly strayed from the public eye. Since Primus went on hiatus in 2000,

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