Yessss! It came out in July, well, just barely. This fine 9th issue of
the fine publication of YO BEAT was supposed to come out July 1st, breaking the 37 day
marker by 10, and shocking our hordes of adoring fans. Oh well.
Instead, we squeak by, barely in this, the 7th fine month of the year, with the "Viva RutVegas Issue". Perhaps our most "locally specific" issue yet, but with good reason, as Rutland is the 25th best small city in the great United States according to some national census.
Allow me to discuss this title; in first place, the best small city in the country, Mount Vernon, WA. Now I've been to Mount Vernon, and let me just say one thing, they got nothing on us. The way I figure it, MV got big ups for being a hop, skip and a jump away from, the home of grunge, Seattle. Basically, it's nothing on its own. Also beating out Rutvegas, in what appears to be a massive conspiracy, Plattsburg, NY. If you figure this one out, let me know.
Enough about the competition, lets talk Vegas. It was once said there are only four activities to do in Rutland; go to the movies, bowl, drink and smoke. This, of course, was said by me, and anytime I shared my humble opinion I was immediately bombarded with suggestions of other activities. As it turns out, RutVegas is quite the mecca of underground activity. Snowboarding in the winter, skateboarding in the summer, you can watch TV, play video games, be an alley rat, smoke crack, kick it in the mall, be trendy at the Coffee Exchange, cruise with your windows down and bass box thumping to the beats of dead rappers or sit on top of your car in a parking lot. If none of that sounds appealing to you there's always drinking or smoking, which can be combined with any of the above.
What am I trying to say? NUMBER ONE... HERE WE COME! Eat your heart out Mount Vernon.
A Trip To the Movies: An honest assessment of all the hottest summer blockbusters, even the ones I didn't see.
How To Get Sponsored: You've got the moves, you've got the looks, now why aren't you getting free product?
Why We Love Degrassi Jr. High : Holden: So, what do you want to do tonight?
Banky: Get a pizza and watch Degrassi Junior High.
Holden: You've got a weird thing for Canadian melodrama.
Banky: I've got a weird thing for girls who say "aboout". -Chasing Amy
Walking the Diamond Run: A trip to everyone's favorite ghetto mall, the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland, VT.
Frank Black is Back: Frank Black takes Club Toast.
The Great RutVegas Area Bar Tour: Part 1: Drunks in Paradise: Monty goes drinking, what a surprise.
Top 11 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem: Based on fact, honest.
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