I have had the good fortune of following The Thermals since the band's infancy and have enjoyed watching them grow from an underappreciated, noisy post-punk rock band to an almost-as-appreciated-as-they-should-be, noisy post-punk rock band.
What do a dirty old man, a teenager who hasn't spoken in months, an unsuccessful motivational speaker, a working mom, a gay academic and attempted suicide, and a pudgy little girl who wants to be a beauty queen have in common? Not much, really, but they're family and that's enough.
Larson's busy nightlife is bolstered by the presence of the Larson Coffeehouse, opened in 1985 by Larson's Hall Council. Since then, caffeine-fueled night owls who have won the room-draw lottery have been flocking to Larson's accommodating roost.
Bebo, Bolt, Flickr, Friendster, Hi5, LiveJournal, MySpace, orkut, Xanga, Yahoo! 360, YouTube
These names are emblazoned in the catechism of Internet savvy Generation Y. They are the names of the most popular social networking sites, sanctified forms of communication, socialization and individualization.