There’s something inherently romantic about railway stations. It’s not necessarily the rose petals and champagne sort of romance but more of an old timey, nostalgic feeling. Back in the black-and-white days when everyone wore hats, ubiquitous train stations served as the embarkation points where travelers set off on daring adventures. While many were replaced by modern, functional buildings, the surviving relics of transportation’s past still house that built-in sense of elegant grandeur and innate drama.
Let’s Keep Sadie Hawkins Twerk-Free: A Plea to Twerkers
The following views expressed by Chris Bonk do not necessarily reflect those of the Eagle Rock Yacht Club and, like many of his other weird views, make us question whether or not to seek professional help on his behalf.
Twerking is an insufferable fad, and it has no place at this year’s Sadie Hawkins Dance Party.
For those who have yet to experience this rhythmic abomination either from a shared online video or (gasp) firsthand (thanks for the visuals, Miguel Cervantes), the solo gyration involves one’s hips moving up and down, subsequently causing the posterior keister region to shake in a similar direction. While the act has been practiced for decades, only recently has twerking taken the mainstream spotlight, jiggling its way like a disease throughout the internet, television, and our social consciousness.
A twerking outbreak in such a space as Union Station could have disastrous consequences for Sadie Hawkins guests. Flung glassware from knocked-over furniture becomes the unintended weapons of a twerker. Just imagine the horror a stunned attendee might experience while being bounced around like a pinball by a bunch of twerking butt flippers. And I haven’t even begun to research the potential seismological effects mass twerking might have on the fault line below.
Plus, it’s tacky.
As October 5th quickly approaches, I’ve been working vigorously with local government, enlisting the aid of the county clerk and a couple of comptrollers, to establish a perimeter around Union Station for the night. This “no twerking” zone will protect partygoers from secondhand twerk through dutiful monitoring by a special deputized twerk task force.
So if you lead a twerking lifestyle, please twerk at home before you come. Pre-twerk.
Over the past five years, the Yacht Club has endured its share of frivolous pop culture vagaries (I’m looking at you, Harlem Shake). Can it survive another five as a victim of twerking?
Show your anti-twerking support by snagging a ticket to the Sadie Hawkins Dance.
Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society. Taken from a lecture given by Jeremy Rifkin as part of the RSA’s free public events programme.
Watch the full lecture here: http://www.thersa.org/events/video/archive/jeremy-rifkin-the-empathic-civilisation
Sadie Hawkins 2013: Chris Bonk’s Guide To Not Being Creepy Around Women.
With Sadie Hawkins just around the corner, October 5th to be exact, we thought it would be a good idea to enlist the wisdom and life experiences of one of Los Angeles’ sexiest and most sought after men… Chris Bonk. Our hope is that his helpful guide will assist you in snagging a date to Sadie Hawkin’s– Our biggest, funnest, fundraiser of the year.
Typically, I spend my Friday and Saturday nights boppin’ around the hippest, trendiest clubs on Sunset Boulevard, with a lady on each arm and each leg. Women claw at each other just to get to me, and other guys gravitate around me like planets to the brightest sun, hoping to absorb some of my awesome radiation before returning to the black holes of their hopeless, lovelorn lives.
I didn’t always have it this easy. Despite my current charisma and massive…charming personality, I used to be creepy around women.
I’ll let that sink in for a moment.
Yacht Club - Week 8 - The Last Class, Dessert for Dinner!
Last week was the final Yacht Grub class of the season (no tears, we’ll be back) and in order to comfort the students, we had a very sweet ending. The kids are always asking for a little more sweet to their savory, so we agreed to have (healthy) dessert for dinner. Chef Reggie specializes in pastries so he taught the students a thing or two about baking by making:
Yacht Grub - Week 7 - Our Kabobs are Going Meatless…
This week, the students got to put their culinary knife skills to the test while learning simple afterschool snacks to make while the parental units are away.
It wasn’t exactly like those watermelon baskets that your mom would make for dinner parties, but there was a lot of cutting and fruit involved. To say the least, everyone left with all their fingers attached to themselves and not on the skewers. This week the students made:
Yacht Grub - Week 6 - Whole Foods Tour
Yacht Club Prys plastic bags from the water logged trenches
Prior to making the move to Atwater Village in East LA, I have to admit that I was on the ‘Sea of Cement bandwagon’. Another way of putting it, is my opinion of The LA River was that of a smelly cement gulch that was best experienced from the window of my car while on the freeway. Two things would soon flip my perspective: My dog and my bike. On these walks and on these rides I found that this river was completely misunderstood. I discovered an accessible getaway with a lot of beautiful vegetation and wildlife. The scary ‘River People’ turned out to be friendly locals and neighbors also there to simply enjoy the surroundings, ride the path or feed the ducks. This is a beautiful, active and useful place for Los Angeles.
Last week the Master-Debaters and The Misfits ditched dodgeball to take their teams on a bowling trip.