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2005 Stories by George Tabb

Archives: 2005
  • Acting Strangely

    published April 21, 2005

    "George," I hear my stepfather, Nick, say to me in my mind, as I ride to the Phoenix Film Festival with my friend Maria, "your SAG card and a... More >>

  • Shoot 'em Up

    published April 21, 2005

    Remember back in the day, when you'd fire up your NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), and instead of hunting ducks or picking flowers, you'd... More >>

  • Caught on Disc

    published April 14, 2005

    Ever have one of those weeks when you just think the opposite sex is completely nuts? That you are one way -- the right way -- and they just... More >>

  • Chance Encounter

    published April 7, 2005

    "What do ya think?" asks Nick, my 74-year-old stepdad, as we watch the same Casino Arizona commercial on the television for the zillionth time.... More >>

  • Addicted to PSP

    published April 7, 2005

    Punk Rock. That's right, Punk Rock. Where the hell are all my CDs you local bands are supposed to send me? The idea here is to get the... More >>

  • Shui to Go

    published March 31, 2005

    "He's the exact same guy after 25 years," I exclaim to my old college buddy, Aaron, who's in town visiting, as well as to my 74-year-old stepdad,... More >>

  • Flying Solo

    published March 31, 2005

    I've written many thousands of words about my most beloved gadget, the GameBoy. And, of course, the GameBoy Advance. Tiny machines that let... More >>

  • C'mon, Get Yappy

    published March 24, 2005

    It must have been Molly that finally set me off. I mean, with her warm, brownish hair and those loving eyes, well, she just reminded me of... More >>

  • Titillating Pixels

    published March 24, 2005

    The last good punk rock that came from Los Angeles was probably in the early to mid-1980s. Those were the days. The Angry Samoans, Black... More >>

  • Sick As a Dog

    published March 17, 2005

    About one week out of major abdomen surgery, it starts. Not the pain, or my clock-watching hours of when I could take my next pain pill.... More >>

  • Press Play

    published March 17, 2005

    Punk rock, baby. It's been one of those weeks where nothing seems to be getting my joystick hard. It's probably because I'm still down from... More >>

  • Shoot 'Em Up

    published March 10, 2005

    "I hate them guys," explains my stepdad as he sits and watches me shoot Nazis through my XBox on my 32-inch Panasonic television, which he can't... More >>

  • Emerald City

    published March 3, 2005

    "Bwian," I say to my pal Brian -- because of the Monty Python film Life of Brian, but who I really like to call Emerald Brian since I know... More >>

  • Brain Trust

    published March 3, 2005

    Maybe I'm not laughing as much at zombie flicks these days because I got a huge hole in my gut that's leaking blood and stuff all over the house,... More >>

  • Bonding Rituals

    published February 24, 2005

    "I just got done burning all my clothes," explains The Barin, whose real name is Brian, but likes to go under the name Barin Darnew, probably just... More >>

  • Better Read Than Dead

    published February 24, 2005

    Usually, I'd be the first guy to argue that books are not punk rock. They have weight, they have those things called "words" in them, and they... More >>

  • Vid Kid

    published February 17, 2005

    Now out on DVD is the entire third season of Fox's brilliant 24, probably one of the best dramas ever made for television. Much... More >>

  • Myst Opportunity

    published February 10, 2005

    "It's just not the same," says Jersey Mike, as I ride with him toward Scottsdale in his '96 Thunderbird, which used to be a '96 Lincoln Mark VIII... More >>

  • Oh, the Horror

    published February 10, 2005

    There are punk rock bands, and then there are PUNK ROCK bands. Out of New York City comes Endangered Feces. Now, I gotta admit, I've known... More >>

  • Bathroom Humor

    published February 3, 2005

    "Dude," says the kid with both his ears pierced, "it's so obvious you are gay. Why not just come out and say it, you fag? I won't judge you!"... More >>

  • All Dolled Up

    published February 3, 2005

    Before I get into Halo 2, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, there's a little matter of The New York Dolls' new... More >>

  • The Beat Goes On

    published January 27, 2005

    "We didn't play cowboys and Indians as kids," explains my pal Sean, a hulking, six-foot-two-inch Navajo who weighs upward of 290 pounds.... More >>

  • Punk rock, video game, and DVD reviews

    published January 27, 2005

    A few months back, I saw some great punk rock here in Phoenix. At The Emerald Lounge, to be exact. The band was called The... More >>

  • Rollin' With the Punches

    published January 20, 2005

    "Do you really think these girls are gonna kick your ass?" asks The Baron, as we make our way toward The Rogue in Scottsdale, already three hours... More >>

Archives: 2005