Warts And Ball
Pee-wee sports teams are often sponsored by local small businesses, meaning they usually have non-threatening names like the "Crazy Joey's Used Car Emporium Demons" or the "Zippy's Tax-Returns-in-24-Hours Bombers." But a soccer team in Lincoln, England, has nabbed a sponsor that should make their 10-year-old opponents pee their knickers. The BBC reports that the team has struck a deal with legendary Heavy Metal kings Motörhead to sponsor the club, thanks to the coach's friendship with the band's singer, Lemmy Kilmister. The team will reportedly take the field to the strains of "Ace of Spades" and the band's logo -- featuring the monster-skull, Snaggletooth -- adorns their uniforms. The report didn't give the team's name, but, really, can you do better than the "Lincoln Facial Warts"?
The Ultimate Protest?
Earlier this month, Malachi Ritscher -- a sometime musician known in the Chicago music scene as a tireless supporter of experimental and improv music -- committed suicide to protest the war in Iraq.