Wednesday, September 7, 2005

DEBATE AT LOLITA BAR: "Are Chain Stores and Big Box Retailers Hurting New York City?"

Yes: Becky Ellis (Burning Man participant)
No: Megan McArdle (, The Economist)

Moderator: Michel “The Brain” Evanchik
Host: Todd Seavey

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 8pm
Lolita Bar (northeast corner of Broome and Allen on Manhattan’s Lower East Side)
Free admission, cash bar

P.S.-for-tech-people: Got any good advice for the cheapest way to send out mass e-mails? The official Jinxlist is via Yahoo and my personal list here is just one big, big bcc field — but I could use recommendations for sending out the (much larger) lists used at ACSH, where I work, since our old service, maintained by the group ISIL, appears to have died (at least for now).

P.P.S.-for-New-Wave-fans: Though my television works only intermittently, which is for the best, let it be known I am rooting for Jordis ( ) to become the new lead singer of INXS on the thrice-weekly CBS primetime show Rockstar:INXS, despite her shocking mishandling of Aerosmith’s “Dream On” last week.

But here, too, there is contention within the Jinx family, as onetime Jinx debater Marcia Baczynski (and her CuddleParty co-founder Reid Mihalko) are friends with the contestant named Ty and are rooting for him (and I predict these two will in fact end up being the last two contestants). Choose sides accordingly — but know that in truth Michael Hutchence dies again a little bit every time any one of these pretenders takes to the stage. Watch the world argue, argue with itself…

(NOTE: The above was sent as a mass e-mail in the days prior to the debate and was posted on this blog retroactively in April 2007. Click here for other Debates at Lolita Bar.)