I had the chance recently to sit down with the legendary Portland columnist, Nhemerson before his second round bout of the first annual Broowaha writer Deathmatch. I was reminded by his support staff (a yellow sticky note on his door) that this was a great honor and I should treat this interview like the gracious gift that it was. It went on to list the rules of interviewing such a dangerous man; No direct eye contact at any time, no mentioning of signs of aging like slight belly paunch or receding hairline, and that any mention of Dandy Warhols lead singer Courtney Taylor-Taylor would... Read More
So, as I know you’re all waiting with bated breath – here are the second half of the first round results for this deathmatch insanity.
Credo vs Crowbar
It was bound to happen, a top seed would come in overconfident and be taken to task by an upstart, just-happy-to-be-here eighth seed. On one hand, the top seed, Credo, a solid Broo participant – a thinking man, who's mastered topics as diverse as the city in which he lives. His latest article about sticking it to the IRS (in an purely intellectual way, of course) has garnered a Jen-and-Tonic-esque ten... Read More
Well, with apologies for the delay… the first round of the Broo Writers Deathmatch is in the books… with only a few upsets posted. Your Broo All-Stars are still very much alive and steamrolling towards the final four… There’s been some call for me to explain myself – as to just what exactly this is. And to that I say, I will do no such thing. On to the results:
Ed Attansio vs. Dr. Traci
It’s possible that Ed may finally meet his match in this tournament – but it wasn’t going to be in the first round. While an impressive... Read More
Dr. Traci vs Mora Ulman
As much of an advantage as it would be to have a naked profile picture – it looks like Mora is nowhere to be found – and even still, a PhD is a pretty heavy hammer to wield in this writing battle royale. Dr. Traci wins in a walkover – and now faces the juggernaut that is Big Ed.
Crowbar vs Tumerica
From their own descriptions:
"Tumerica is a freelance nonfiction writer, foodie, and poet. Tumerica lived for five years in Japan. When not devising strategies to change the world, she devotes the rest of her time to thinking... Read More
So here it is folks, the BrooWaha Deathmath... the genius of Bill Friday combined with my unimaginable lack of social options on St. Patty's day has bore this - another, less meaningful way to waste your time this tournament season. Eight (8) automatic bids – one for each of the top “Editions” of the Broo, awarded to the most read author in that division and twenty four (24) “at large” bids determined by the selection committee (consisting mostly of me). Selection critera was mostly the top twenty five (25) Broo writers ever - and some honorable mention folks... Read More
For years now, we’ve been hearing about what an animal lover Paris Hilton is. Now we’re finding out that it’s all a sham.
As reported on several web sites and in a handful of blogs, Hilton uses local dog rescue groups as her personal mutt exchange. She’ll adopt a dog, and then when she tires of it, she will return it like a Gucci handbag. Then, the other day, authorities from the ASPCA found one of her dogs hungry and neglected in a closet.
A few years ago, readers of two dog magazines selected Hilton as the worst pet owner in show business, for treating... Read More
We’ve all heard the saying, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure…”, well apparently it has become just that. Hollywood’s trash has become society’s treasures. This is ever present in the case of the motley crew of rich celebutantes who have defaced and stripped the once glitzy and alluring city with all its class and wonderment and turned it into a cheap version of the Bunny Ranch which even Ron Jeremy wouldn’t dare touch.
Unfortunately, the new wave of brat pack known as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and the rest of this booze (and bodily fluid) stained crew have... Read More
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