Saturday night, the hometown Classic City Rollergirls are set to battle their counterparts from Chattanooga, and for familiar reasons, they have their work cut out for them.
Chattanooga bested Classic City last season, 128-107. This season the Tennessee team is off to a 1-1 start, having split a home-and-home series with the Bowling Green, KY-based Vette City Vixens. Led by standout blocker Tasty Murder and a pair of high-powered jammers, Gisselle Bludgeon and (recent Knoxville transfer) Drop Dead Gorgeous, the road team looks to improve their record and, at the very least, preserve their No. 122 WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) ranking.
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The Boybutante AIDS Foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Back to the Future-themed ball at the 40 Watt Club last Saturday. After the jump, check out some photos from the event.
The 24 Hour-ish Film Festival, the annual event put on by Film Athens wherein teams are given a line of dialogue, a prop, a special requirement and 24 hours… -ish (very -ish; it's actually more like 42 hours, but who's counting) to create a short film, happens Wednesday, Apr. 23 at Flicker Theatre & Bar.
But if you're interested in entering a movie into the competition, you've gotta scoot on down to Flicker between 4 and 6 p.m. today to get briefed on your mission. There's no pre-registration required (though there is a $20 entrance fee per team for non-Film Athens members); just show up and get crackin'.
Completed films are due back at Flicker on Sunday, Apr. 13 at noon. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Audience Choice and Judges' Choice winners following the Apr. 23 screenings.
The University of Georgia Ice Dogs hockey team made its Athens debut Wednesday night at the Classic Center, beating arch-rival Georgia Tech 6–3.
The team has played home games mainly in Duluth, but thanks to the new removable ice rink and bleachers at the Classic Center, now squares off against visitors just a few blocks from campus.
"To be home now in Athens after 27 years is just the biggest thrill we could ever imagine," head coach John Hoos said.
Yesterday we brought you the news that "Party Down South," the CMT series that features eight under-brained young adults with nicknames like "Daddy" and "Lil' Bit" living together for a couple months and terrorizing whatever unlucky locale happens to be playing host while destroying their minds and bodies with insane amounts of alcohol, has chosen our unlucky locale to film its upcoming second season.
Already, tales of horror have started to filter in, with folks reporting sightings of cast members riding through downtown in trucks and imploring female bystanders to bare their breasts for the cameras.
And that was Monday morning. We have a feeling it will get much worse before it gets better.
So, as a public service, we'll track further tales of menace (or, y'know, just let you know where they are so you can stalk/harass/avoid them) in this post, which we'll update as tips come in. Send us your sightings on Twitter at @FlagpoleMag, or via Facebook.
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