Incidentally, I Also Had Difficulties "Cutting It" as a Poor Man Stealing

Awwwwwww, yeah. Merriweather Post Pavilion. July 26. Say it with me, folks...



The only question is this: Should I get lawn seats or should I spend the extra money to be that much closer to this rocking Canadian quartet?


  1. AnonymousMay 10, 2006


    Why should I care about this?

  2. I'm praying that this is intended as irony.

  3. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Nickel Back is one step above Creed. CREED!

  4. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Please tell me you're joking. Your satire wasn't strong enough.

  5. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Rusty, WTF?!?!

  6. I am really hoping this is serious otherwise I have lost all respect.

  7. Wow. Let me vent about the idiot woman ahead of me in the Starbucks line real quick. She was another one of those "half soy-half organic-with a lime-double doppio-decalf" types. She made me ten minutes late for work because her order wasnt perfect enough and I almost got fired. I'd like to hit that woman. If I see her again, I'm going to have a little chat with her that there are other people living on the planet besides her.

  8. decaf. Im so pissed I cant even spell.

  9. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    It's too bad these guys settle for writing such bland pop songs. They're actually great musicians, technique-wise, but can't seem to channel that into great music.

  10. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Don't blame that uptight woman for your inability to make it one morning without Starbucks.

  11. True. I'll give you that. I am an addict to the bean.

  12. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Is it just me, or does it sound like the lead singer sounds like he's trying to have a bowel movement while singing?

  13. AnonymousMay 10, 2006


    (Your comment is more interesting than the Nickelback thing.) I love the bean too and was once behind a yuppy mummy in Starbucks who was also a bit earthy, if you can imagine. I watched the barista's horrified face as she handed him her infant's "baba" to fill with milk.

    The brat was getting a pretty elaborate, expensive drink too. Also, she had cat hair clinging to her black sweater set.

  14. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    I don't go to Cosi's anymore b/c the counter staff was more interested, last time I wnet there, in conjecturing on whehter a certain "chick" was "bi" or not. Interesting, but still serve me as you chat.

  15. i hate nickelback
    a lot.

  16. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    My mind is unable to grasp the concept of anyone going to Starbucks. Do you folks actually enjoy being ripped off? Sure, its good coffee, but it sure in the hell isn't four times better than Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds, which the price would make you believe. Starbucks is all about mediocre coffee and brilliant marketing. Unbelievable that people actually buy the crap.

  17. your Nickelback article blows ass...mine is way better.

  18. Not to add my input to the already long list of "really? nickelback??" but come on. I'm guessing you're joking because I don't think that anyone honestly likes nickelback, it's an urban myth.

  19. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    "My mind is unable to grasp the concept of anyone going to Starbucks. Do you folks actually enjoy being ripped off? Sure, its good coffee, but it sure in the hell isn't four times better than Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds, which the price would make you believe. Starbucks is all about mediocre coffee and brilliant marketing. Unbelievable that people actually buy the crap."

    You are paying that price because Starbucks actually pays a decent price for beans to farmers in Central America and Africa and also pays health insurance for its employees. Better than most corporations. And the coffee is good.

  20. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Starbucks coffee tastes like burnt turds. I would rather drink 7/11 coffee even if it cost more...

  21. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    7-11 and McDonald's coffee taste terrible. I don't see how people can think Starbucks coffee is WORSE than either of those two ratholes! It is rather strong, which I like...myabe that's what turns some people off? I like about 3 tablespoons of coffee to 8 oz. of water....gets the colon really moving.

  22. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    You should stick a Q-Tip in your ear and save yourself the pain of hearing them live.

    Having said that I like seeing the band so I prefer real seats instead of sitting on the lawn. Do you get an echo on the lawn or have people had a good experience there.

  23. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    For once, I agree with AKA. It's wonderful that they give part-time workers health insurance and the coffee IS superior.

    Anyone who tries to say that Dunken Donuts, 7-11 or McDonald's coffee is 1/10 as good is a raging unsophisticate. Sometimes you'll get a lazy counter person who'll give you the old burnt stuff, but if you're not a total snot, you'll get fresh stuff. Ask for it. Starbucks also has a lot more caffeine than anyone else. I read somewhere it was maybe 300 milligrams per cup (perhaps I'm wrong).

    Who told you their coffe is FOUR times more expensive than Dunkin? I think it's only 20 cents more expensive--well worth it.

    I know because I used to go there at least twice a day. If it makes me happy, it's worth the money.

    You just don't like the company b/c you suspect you might have a brain in your head and it's easy to parrot what others say.

  24. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    You WOULD like nickelback, irina.

  25. Re the coffee debate: In high school I would go to Dunkin' Donuts, on average, three times a day. It got to the point of addiction.

    Unfortunately, due to their new policy of adding "flavor shots" to their coffee instead of actually brewing flavored beans, I can never go back.

    Starbucks coffee is gross. Way too much caffeine.

  26. just realized my comment read wrong: Meant to say, "isn't serious," not, "is serious." I can't handle even people i don't know thinking I like nickleback. Even for a second.

  27. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    For once?

    I'm always right. I guess that means your usually wrong.

  28. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Nickelback is alright. Sorta reminds me of an alternative country song while sitting on the toilet taking a hemmorhoidal dump. I say this in positive light. Anyway, O.A.R. is better, and they are playing a few days before or after them at Merriweather.

    Starbucks treats their employees very well, even part-time employees get health benefits. I just don't care for their coffee, too strong for me. 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts, and even Einstein Bagel have good coffee.

  29. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Sit closer so you can shoot them all and end the worlds suffering.

  30. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    "Raging unsophisticate?" I'd rather refer to myself as someone who has more common sense to be ripped off on a fucking cup of coffee.

  31. Dude, you're not gonna get a cup of coffe for less than $1.70 unless you brew it yourself.

  32. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Krystal Koons,

    You're such a douche, You couldn't even throw me ONE bone. I hate you. Motherfucker, you're right about 1/3 of the time. Peace to you dude. I have hope for you.

  33. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    Starbucks coffee too strong for you? pussies. Obviously never overdosed on cough syrup while drinking vodka and smoking dope. Pussies. Oh, 300 milligram of CAFFEINE is too much for me!!! Oh, my aching vagina!

  34. AnonymousMay 10, 2006


    I think you meant to write "you're" rather than "your." It's a common mistake, but I'd expect that from a common person.

  35. AnonymousMay 10, 2006

    aka: if I ever met you in real life i'd ring your neck.

    We agree to disagree this time, paritally, buddy.

  36. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    I enjoy listening to NickelBack while drinking a $8 Starbucks product, hands in my pocket fondling the flaccid while watching the homeless walk by asking for the change I never plan on providing them.

  37. AnonymousMay 11, 2006


    "Dude, you're not gonna get a cup of coffe for less than $1.70 unless you brew it yourself."

    New York City -- 65 cents on the street. But then again, New York City doesn't suck like this place does.

    Anyone who doesn't think Starbucks is overpriced deserves to be ripped off.

  38. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    My boss, an efficiency expert, has been to Columbia several times and has been to some of the bean plantations that supply the beans to Starbucks. He said all the good coffee beans never leave the country; the beans that Starbucks purchase are the worst of the worst, many times covered in bat guana. The workers there laugh that they can sell these low-level beans to Americans and they think it's good coffee.

    Having said that...then where is 7-11 buying their beans from?

  39. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    Starbucks is terrible. People think that because it has a strong flavor and is expensive that it MUST be a good cup of coffee. It isn't. What it is, is burnt grade D beans that taste like ass.

    Stop by Juan Valdez if you want an expensive but good cup of coffee...

    What I really don't get is the dumb assholes who have to stop at Starbucks every day when they have Starbucks brand coffee brewed in their office. I have worked in 3 offices in the city and all of them buy Starbucks and brew it, and I still see assholes coming in to work with a full cup of coffee. THAT is DC.

  40. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    and this is Boston:

  41. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    Stupid babies, always polluting Bostons sewage with their leftover arms...

  42. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    Why is every one ganging up on me?



  43. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    Rather than worrying about what row he can get at a concert, maybe Rusty should reflect on the central topic of this blog and how completely unrelated his latest posting is.

    Let's change the blog to "why.i.am.rusty.the.retard"

  44. AnonymousMay 11, 2006


    You are right about something: your mother thinks you're good looking. But then again, she's so fat... she gotta wear a tent as a dress.

    Let's "MIRL" for the Minuteman rally. How 'bout it, buddy? We'll have a picnic. You bring some sandwiches and I'll bring a nice bottle of Pinot Noir.

    Scrolling down, I'm sure there'll be more insipid, witless comments better expressed in crayon.

  45. AnonymousMay 11, 2006

    No one goes to Starbucks for regular coffee, they go for the lattes, mochas, cappocinos- the fru fru drinks, you can't get those at the 7-11!