I haven't been to CBGBs since, oh I don't know, maybe 1997, but the thought of it closing is horrifying to me and my childhood. It doesn't make sense that they can't raise $300,000. They're trying to launch a 30 day musical festival with The Beastie Boys and Green Day and David Byrne and whoever. The thing I'm surprised about is that a couple of rich people won't just give them the money, these musicians can afford a couple of Gs to the venue that launched their careers. Also, I realized a little awhile ago that The Golden Girls outlived The Ramones.
I hate hypothetical vegetarian questions. They are always set up to create some sort of "gotcha!" dichotomy, no matter how flawed the logic or how much disbelief you need to suspend in order to answer the question. I hereby call for all veg*ns to refuse to answer these questions from here on in. The next time someone says "If you were in a post apocalyptic society and a cow came up to you and begged you to eat it and you hadn't eaten in three days and then fried chicken came raining down from the skies WHAT WOULD YOU DO??!?!!" just take a pass.