Tuesday, May 24, 2005

My 'Lanta - 24 May 2005 - Atlanta Craigslist

Dogs with missing testicles?
Mythopoetic men?

It must be The Best of Atlanta Craigslist on My 'Lanta.

Download it right here.

Friday, May 20, 2005

My 'Lanta - 20 May 2005 - Community Announcements

That's right -- My 'Lanta once again brings you closer to the city you be livin' in with this week's Community Announcements.

Download the latest My 'Lanta by clicking here.

For a transcript of today's Podcast, get a pen, a piece of paper, and write down everything we say.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My 'Lanta - 18 May 2005 - Atlanta Music History

Today's slice of Atlanta music history concerns the funny way your humble PJs (appropriate nomenclature for Podcasting DJs?) speak.

Download today's My 'Lanta by clicking here: Pardon My Southern Accent

Some links to make your enjoyment of today's 'cast more robust:
GSU's Johnny Mercer collection (tell Ms. Botts we say hi, and we'll stop by soon, we promise).
All about Henry "Red" Allen
Atlanta journalist Bo Emerson's take on the subject

Monday, May 16, 2005

My 'Lanta - 15 May 2005 Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Desperate for more of the Best of Atlanta Craigslist?

Even so, you might enjoy listening to this here free download.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Television -- the Kind Men Like

It's been a fantastic couple of days for all of you geeks and fetishists (and geek/fethishists; you know who you are) on AtlTon. On Thursday we watched highlights of a Stone Mountain carshow that focused on a tatted "Ms Metal" and her custom wheels. Later on the same telecast, we ogled as a hipster chick (Jennie Breeden, creator of "The Devil's Panties") in a Green Lantern t-shirt gave a walking tour of Oxford Comics; she helpfully explained that most of the "young girls" who came into the store were shopping for the [bizarrely sexualized] "teenage themed anime" titles that the store stocks (note: I've shopped at Oxford Comics for almost 20 years, and seen a total of 13 girls in the store ever -- three of whom I brought there, and 2 of whom worked there). The episode featured a sneak preview of Star Trek: Enterprise's 2-hour finale, but best of all -- and you Trekkers who missed the show will not be able to handle this, so I advise you take a preemptive cold shower -- Tammy was dressed during the entire show in a modified, off-the-shoulder hottie-style Lt. Uhura outfit (note: I crap you negative)!

At this point, I'm sure that I've lost most of you fellas to some erotic reveries, but wait -- there's more! On Friday night, the girls got all likkered up at Oakhurst watering hole Mulligan's. Shannon decided that she was up for a challenge, and ordered the (in)famous house special, The Luther, a bacon cheeseburger sandwiched between two glazed Krispy Kremes. Our cameraman, obviously bit of a perv himself, rendered the shot of Shannon shoving the gooey, glistening mess into her mouth in loving slo-mo -- and the producer, into it the spectacle as well, showed the sequence twice!

After forcing the hot meat into her mouth and severing it with her bleachy white choppers, Shannon threw her arms up and hooted and hollered in ecstatic bliss. Woo-hoo indeed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

My 'Lanta - 11 May 2005 - Atlanta Music History

Today's My 'Lanta is all about a little town just north of here called Doraville and the song written in its honor.

Download today's My 'Lanta by clicking here or here or here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

My 'Lanta - 10 May 2005 - Atlanta News

Do you want to catch up on all of the important local news you may have missed while you were busy searching the woods of Duluth for Jennifer Wilbanks?

If so, you should download the latest installment of My 'Lanta.

Download My 'Lanta - 10 May 2005 - Atlanta News.

And Keep Atlanta Awesome.

Brand New Atlanta

Cards and letters have been pouring in to My 'Lanta HQ ever since Mayor Shirley Franklin announced that the City is looking for a new "brand" and a new "tag line." We'll be dealing with this issue at greater length in a future My 'Lanta podcast, but in the meantime, enjoy this short list of The Best Slogans for a Newly Repositioned Atlanta! And don't forget: keep those suggestions coming, either as posts below or in an email to my-lanta@andy2000.org. We're counting on you!

Atlanta: The Courthouse Is Safe, Now
Atlanta: Have You Seen Our New Lowe's?
Atlanta: Home of the Runaway Bride
Atlanta: We Love the Braves (When They Win)
Atlanta: Lose Weight Now, Ask Me How
Atlanta: Make Us An Offer!
Atlanta: We're Here, We're Queer, Were You Invited to Elton's Party on the 17th?
Atlanta: Always 2 Years Behind NY. Always!
Atlanta: Have a Coke and a Smile
Atlanta: Who Needs Another Fucking Museum, Anyway
Atlanta: Home of Atlanta Tonight
Atlanta: Sure Beats Valdosta
Atlanta: Home of the 50 People in Georgia Who Voted for Kerry
Atlanta: For real estate developers, by real estate developers
Atlanta: Where Bad Planning And Patience Meet
Atlanta: The City Too Smart to Hate Too Obviously
Atlanta: Suburban looks, City taxes
Atlanta: What Goes Underground Stays Underground
Atlanta: The Houston of the Southeast
Atlanta: Some Bars Stay Open to 4 am
Atlanta: Home of the $5 lap dance

Keep 'em comin, and Keep Atlanta Awesome! (note to Mayor Franklin: our slogan can be yours for the right price. Shall we set up a breakfast meeting to discuss?)

Friday, May 06, 2005

She's "Back"

So Shannon was back with Tammy on last night's show -- but I think she's been replaced by an impostor.

Something seemed amiss: this new "Shannon" seemed plastic, vapid, and almost robotic, with fake-seeming bleached hair and teeth and a scarily vacant stare.

Oh waitaminute -- that was Shannon.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

My 'Lanta - 05 May 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist

Today's free My 'Lanta download is the latest installment of My 'Lanta's most popular feature, Phil and Andisheh reading their favorite recent entries from Atlanta's Craigslist.

Download My 'Lanta 05 May 2005 - Best of Atlanta Craigslist.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

My 'Lanta - 04 May 2005 - Community Announcments

The newest My 'Lanta podcast, My 'Lanta 04 May 2005 - Community Announcements, is now available. Click here to download it.

My 'Lanta has changed

Dear Fans of My 'Lanta-

Thank you for your responses to last week's maiden Podcast.

Some of the feedback was quite helpful (better mic placement, shorter segments) and some was not (request all you want, but we don't see any point in nude podcasting).

Based on that feedback, we've decided to break My 'Lanta up into short segments that will appear on this page three-to-five times each week. That way, you the listener can enjoy My 'Lanta's segments a la carte.

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If you want to install Podcast software on your computer and would like assistance doing it, ask us and we'll help you.

Runaway Co-host

Goldenrod Alert! Shannon Wiseman was missing from last night's telecast of Atlanta Tonight. Authorities report that she was last seen either:
(a) being hustled into a Mazda Miata by an ethnic-appearing man or woman, approximately between 5' - 7', medium build, brown or off-brown hair.
(b) aboard a Greyhound bus bound for Albuquerque (allegedly, she was overheard saying to the bus driver "Albuquerque? Sounds like it might be awesome!"
(c) passed-out, faced-down, on Cypress St., next to the dumpster at Halo.
If anyone has any further details or any other information, please contact UPN 69. Don't worry Tammy! She'll be back! (And if she's not, I'm sure you'll find someone else equally awesome to replace her).

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Radio Free Georgia

How do you make Mayhaw Jelly? Well, first you need yourself some Mayhaw juice, of course ...

Listening to the Wiregrass Ways Radio Archive isn't just educational -- it's nonprofit too! The following Realplayer links are provided by the Georgia Council for the Arts Folklife Program, the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University, and Listeners Like You!

Wiregrass Ways Radio Archive

That's My' Lanta

Overheard today in Target on Moreland Ave in S.E. Atlanta.

Employee #1: Did you say go relieve Christian?
Supervisor: I said go relieve Krisha
Employee #1: Krisha? What kind of name is Krisha?

Employee #1's name, by the way, is Quanda.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Save the Fugly Doodad!

According to a story in The Story, the hideous building at 1655 Peachtree St will soon be renovated into condos ("luxury" condos, I suspect--in fact, is there another kind?). The blurb promises that the "rooftop peach advertising platform," the ugly eyesore that looks like a hobo's straw hat, will remain intact, but I've got a funny feeling that some overly enthusiastic developer will shove it from the top of the building, set it on fire, or sell it to some guy in Dunwoody for his rumpus room.

Don't let this happen to our skyline! I'm sure the folks at Coldwell Banker/ The Condo Store (404/ 881-9000) would love to hear your opinion on the subject. I think I'll leave a dozen messages on their voicemail tonight just in case they get any ideas!

Sunday, May 01, 2005

De Cab County Police

Lack of insurance parks Lithonia cop cars

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/28/05

The people of Lithonia compare their quaint hamlet in southeast DeKalb County with television's Mayberry. But at least Barney Fife had his own squad car.

The Lithonia Police Department can't drive its vehicles because the city didn't pay the automobile insurance. The three patrol cars haven't moved from outside City Hall all week.

For now, police fight crime by car pool. (READ MORE)