Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Score

A weekly rating of the city zeitgeist.

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 at 4:00 AM

-5 With its grass-cutting budget slashed, the Virginia Department of Transportation puts out a call for help from civic-minded folks who can provide volunteer mowing. For drivers caught in Interstate 95 gridlock it's called the “Park and Mow” project.

+2 Boy Scouts help the GRTC Transit System retire the flag at its old headquarters and raise one at the company's new headquarters on East Belt Boulevard. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli promptly files suit, saying the bus company, with its carpool-encouraging, energy-efficient leftist agenda is an affront to Global Warming Anti-Believers who are the Real Good Americans truly deserving of the Stars and Stripes. 

+1 Virginia holds a Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on May 25-31, during which you can buy glow sticks, duct tape and bungee cords tax-free. Finally, a political issue all those RVAlution kids can get behind. 

+4 Nutzy the Flying Squirrel takes the conductor's baton as part of the Richmond Symphony's Celebrity Maestro benefit concert. Everything went great until the after-party, where he mated with the bassoon, creating a demon breed of spindly legged, four-eyed creatures with bushy double-reeds and gap-toothed embouchures, whose horrific squeals of “kill me, please” in the key of C send Richmond animal-control officers scrambling to euthanize the cruel violations of Mother Nature. 

+6 Virginia Commonwealth University holds its graduation ceremonies. Finally the 32-year-old guy in the cubicle next to you has a diploma to put on his wall.

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Connect with Style Weekly

Free Will Astrology

  • Week of September 8

    Week of September 8

    • Sep 8, 2021
  • Week of September 1

    Week of September 1

    • Sep 1, 2021
  • Week of August 25

    Week of August 25

    • Aug 25, 2021
  • More »

    Short Order Blog

  • Philippine Flavors

    Philippine Flavors

    Auntie Ning’s brings Philippine favorites to the city via a new brick-and-mortar.
    • Aug 31, 2021
  • Yes, Virginia, there's CBD popcorn

    Yes, Virginia, there's CBD popcorn

    Lammar Marie Gourmet Popcorn is offering two popular flavors with cannabidiol.
    • Aug 30, 2021
  • More »

    Studio Blog

  • PREVIEW: A Month Celebrating India at Gallery5

    PREVIEW: A Month Celebrating India at Gallery5

    • Sep 7, 2021
  • Stuff to do this Week

    Stuff to do this Week

    Yes, the Amazing Acro-cats are back in town plus more great bands ...
    • Aug 30, 2021
  • Live Review: Wilco and Sleater-Kinney at Brown’s Island, Wednesday, Aug. 19

    Live Review: Wilco and Sleater-Kinney at Brown’s Island, Wednesday, Aug. 19

    • Aug 23, 2021
  • More »

    Copyright © 2021 Style Weekly
    Richmond's alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion
    All rights reserved
    Powered by Foundation