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But I’m not even supposed to be here today!

Kevin Smith is set to direct The Passion of the Clerks, a sequel to his 1994 debut film, Clerks.

Kevin Smith is a great film maker and his films are always entertaining - it'll be interesting to see the Clerks sequel when it's finally released. Poking around his website, ViewAskew, it looks like Clerks X (a tenth anniversary edition of Clerks) and Jersey Girl will be available on DVD soon.

Badger badger badger

A funny, looping flash cartoon has been circulating among AIM profiles and the like for a while. In case anyone's curious, the song goes:

Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger
Mushroom Mushroom
Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger
Mushroom Mushroom
Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger
Mushroom Mushroom
Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger
Mushroom Mushroom
Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger
A big ol' snake - snake a snake oh it's a snake

Repeat ad infinitum.

The Majestic Restaurant is no more :(

From the July 4th edition of the Indianapolis Star:

INDIANA DIGEST

Milwaukee-based steakhouse to open restaurant here

Indianapolis -- A Milwaukee-based steak restaurant plans to open an Indianapolis location in August.

Mo's: A Place for Steaks will open at 47 S. Pennsylvania St., replacing Majestic Restaurant, which closed in May.

Mo's co-owner John Vassallo said the Downtown atmosphere attracted him.

Mo's offers entrees ranging from a chopped steak for $12 to a 24-ounce ribeye and a 12-ounce Australian lobster tail combo for $82, according to the online menu for its Milwaukee restaurant.

And from WTHR:

A new steak chain coming to Indy

Kris Schubach/Eyewitness News

Indianapolis, July 3 - When it comes to downtown dining, Indy's motto seems to be "let them eat meat."

Craig Stonebraker, owner of Murphy's Steakhouse says, "That's what our palate is, a meat and potatoes town."

Steak places sprinkle the downtown skyline, most of them chain restaurants. And a new meaty establishment is opening soon.

Mo's, A Place for Steaks is based out of Milwaukee, but proprietor Jeremiah Hamman is home grown and hopes to give it a Hoosier flavor. "I feel we can build relationships and make people feel special."

Work is well underway to renovate the former Majestic Oyster Bar into an upscale Cheers-type venue, which may not be an easy job in an already saturated meat market.

"I don't know how many we can accommodate. Something's got to give." Stonebraker has managed to carve his own niche as an affordable, family-owned eatery.

But admits his is a dying breed. "Chains come in, build a $4 million building, $100,000 a week the minute they open their doors. It's tough to compete."

Yet those who market Indy say it's just this kind of place; unique, customer oriented; that gives a city its own flavor.

Tamara Zahn says, "We love the St Elmos, the Shapiros, the Slippery Noodle because we can't find them in every city."

Hamman says, "Chain or not, if you go somewhere they take care of you, give you a special feeling. We're trying that here."

Since we were unable to have our traditional anniversary dinner at the Majestic, Krissy and I went to the Eagle's Nest (keeping in the wedding theme - we had our rehersal dinner there) for a spectacular view and mediocre food. We hoped to be able to return to the Majestic next year, hoping the new owners wouldn't change it too much. But since "renovate the former Majestic Oyster Bar into an upscale Cheers-type venue" doesn't mean "not change it too much", it looks like we'll need to find a new tradition :(

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