Saturday, November 1, 2008

IPOPA Signing Off

Some will cheer gleefully, some will fall into mild depression, and some will be concertedly indifferent. But IPOPA will be going on hiatus until January 1, 2009. I have to focus on getting married in Jamaica, some much needed R&R, and then catching up at work from all the R&R. But before I go, I’d like to make two pleas:

First, regardless of what happens Tuesday, try to be gracious to the victors. The internet has created more polarization over politics than ever. We’ve become angry in our discourse, and I think it’s because it’s easier to tear somebody a new orifice when you aren’t looking at them. Remember that we can vehemently disagree, but we’re all in this American ship together.

Second, come see IPOPA’s alter-ego, Bullworth, rock the mic at Tonic Ball VII on November 21 and support Second Helpings.

Second Helpings,, rescues prepared and perishable food and re-prepares it for organizations that feed meals to the hungry. Second Helpings also teaches adults careers in culinary arts.

Tonic Ball VII is a highly anticipated music bonanza, and here's how it works. Over thirty local bands with styles ranging from rock, pop, punk, funk, country, and everything in between, take the stage at two venues next door to each other - Radio Radio and Fountain Square Theater. Each band performs an original song and a "cover" of the featured artists, which this year are Elvis (at Radio Radio) and Queen (at Fountain Square).

IPOPA gets to drop some verses with the band formerly known as Squibnocket, which features Steve Campbell on bass, John Krauss on drums, and Kevin Sifferlen on guitar. It's a great event for a great cause. If music is not your thing, you still might enjoy Tonic Gallery, which is an art exhibition with works for sale and proceeds going to Second Helpings. Tell your friends!


DATE: November 21, 2008

TIME: 8:00 p.m. start

WHERE: 1119 E. Prospect Street

COST: $20

For tickets, call or email Jennifer Arnold at 632-2662 X. 12, or


Wheeler Arts Community, 1035 Sanders St., from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 21.



Vox Populi said...

Enjoy the time off! I'm a daily reader and will definitely miss your stuff over the next couple months. I look forward to your return.

Anonymous said...

Say it ain't so, Chris!

I've been a regular for a couple months now, and I've rarely found another blog as interesting.

Hopefully you'll come back in 2009 with the batteries recharged!

Paul K. Ogden said...

I will miss IPOPA. Even though it leans to the left, I do appreciate the objective approach. It makes ready blogs so much interesting when they're not just spouting partisan stuff.

Enjoy the time off and look forward to your return, Chris.

varangianguard said...

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! :)

Athena said...

Congratulations and enjoy your time away ... I'll try to catch you at the Second Helpings event!

legaldiva said...

Two months? That's just wrong...I'm sure you can sneak away for a couple of quick snippets here and there:) I mean, dang, this is the most exciting election in our lifetime!

Anonymous said...

Is this the blog version of a cliffhanger? Election day is tomorrow! Where am I going to get my fix on politics (You can use that line in one of your rap songs if you'd like.)? I'm mildly depressed over your hiatus, but I hope you get what I'm sure is some well deserved R&R. Congrats on the upcoming nuptials!

Anonymous said...

I'll say it for everybody: Married to the love of a lifetime, off in sunny Jamaica, saw a historic presidential win (clarity, sanity and perspective won over cynicism, failed ideas and meanness--oh, and hell! the brother won, ya'll).

You've hit the lottery.

Everyone, we will anticipate that this man will have the biggest noggin on the planet. Cause he'll surely be smelling himself.