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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
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This week: If you ever wondered what an actual Backpack Picnic looked like… you obviously spend too much time watching these weirdos. At any rate, the Backpack boy have obliged those curious with this eye-opening episode.


Every week PopMatters will be offering an exclusive early look at a new episode of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Tuesday, Jan 29, 2008
by PopMatters Staff

Right Hand on My Heart [MP3]
     


 


Clocking in at just 37 minutes, Mission Control may run a little shorter than Give ‘Em All a Big Fat Lip, but its relative brevity insists any listener to take on multiple plays. Like the band, who have since enlisted the permanent addition of bassist Tim Deaux, the album sounds like something complete, that survived the changes that were necessary to make it. It is also something that will in all likelihood end up being one of the best rock albums of the year.—Mike Hilleary


The Whigs on David Letterman



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Sunday, Jan 27, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
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This week: Ever wondered where those random shoes on the side of the road come from? So does Backpack Picnic. In this skit, Shannon does something completely unexpected and almost gets everyone killed looking for the answer to this important question.  Kinda.


Every week PopMatters will be offering an exclusive early look at a new episode of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Thursday, Jan 24, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
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This week: Visit the strangest waiting room in America. Despite not being allowed to use cellphones or gerunds, there’s something even more odd about this place. You won’t believe the incredible visual effects in this week’s episode of Backpack Picnic.


Every week PopMatters will be offering an exclusive early look at a new episode of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Friday, Jan 11, 2008
by PopMatters Staff
Trans Am

Trans Am


Today’s the day to wear orange to voice your support for the closing of Guantánamo Bay. The ACLU has organized this visual, political effort and is calling on people opposed to torture and indefinite detention to show their thoughts by donning orange garb today. Find out more about what you can do and how to get involved on the ACLU site.


Here’s what a few folks you may know have to say on the issue:


“I’ll be wearing orange because I believe in human rights.”
Susan Sarandon


“I’ll be wearing orange because this prolonged torture is obscene, nakedly sadistic and patently un-American.”
Henry Rollins


“I am wearing orange because respecting human rights is the only way to preserve humanity.”
Gloria Reuben


“I am wearing orange to help bring back the dignity our country has lost as a result of Guantánamo. We must join together in solidarity to demand the immediate closure of this shameful prison. It has tarnished America’s image in the world and continues to be a symbol of torture and injustice.”
Meshell Ndegeocello


“Guantanamo Bay is un-American.  That’s why it’s in Cuba.”
Phil Manley, Trans Am


“Everybody has the right to be treated justly and the injustices and corruption of this facility has already been exposed.”
One Be Lo


“I wanted to get involved with this cause because I feel no matter the situation, human rights come first”.
Rasco, (one half of Cali Agents and solo emcee from NorCal)


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