In which salome and I discuss the ubiquity of hip roller derby

salome_st_john also if I NEVER see another roller derby photo again I will be so excited and I have friends in roller derby I AM SO SICK OF IT

substitute yup. we should franchise it to junior high schools and retire rich

salome_st_john oh christ best idea ever

substitute has the roller derby cute girls indie boys movie happened yet? it’ll be like the Singles or Breakfast Club for this generation of blurpsters. The Postal Service playing as our heroine goes for the gold. Pardon me while I have a small seizure, here


substitute GLOBBLE
The sounds of the 90s, the roller derby excitement of the millennium, and the girls you love: It’s Henry Rollins’ Saturday Night Derby show! With special guest host Ben Gibbard and musical appearances by AFI, Ozomatli, and Juliette and the Licks!

salome_st_john I just peed

substitute I’m going to hell, aren’t I.

salome_st_john luckily I’ll be driving

25 thoughts on “In which salome and I discuss the ubiquity of hip roller derby

  1. You are two of my favoritist assholes ever.
    So my aunt wants to open a roller rink in murrietta because WOW SURPRISE nothing to do here and my 16 year old cousin is all yay yay roller derby. I think you and Leah should pitch your idea to them. Bleach Maritni’s for everyone, too, clearly.
    It’s really good exercise?

    1. Its great exercise, I have lost .01″ cellulite, or so it seems. Ok, shutting up now. Sorry, I have nothing bad to say about Derby.

      1. i have a brown fedora but there is no feather in the band and i would like this taken into consideration

  2. Just goes to show you how much location makes a difference. I love me some roller derby, but it seems that in Chicago the girls and the crowd are quite different than out your way. Cornfed midwestern girls & southside badasses made for some brutal fun.

      1. I can understand that. It hasn’t reached that sort of popularity here… the fanbase is made up, mostly, of chubby chasers like myself. Call me a shallow fetishist, but Ye Gods it’s just too much ass to pass up.

      1. REALLY?! I swear to you, I thought only me and the other derby girls and assorted fans bought into this.
        Send me coverage, I need proof. And I’m with you on a lot of anything pop-culture is usually a bad thing.
        Side note, care to nosh this weekend? I’ll be there Sat/Sun…

      2. It’s a THING now. Invest in it somehow, because every Fall-Out Boy fan in Sheboygan is going to be doing it in a year.
        Nosh: Yes. YES. Sat. lunch?

    1. I second his comment! It is not the activity itself or the people – I love all my derby girl friends and their derbying. It’s more the slow build I can feel and see around me… Saturation point for me. Maybe it’s also ‘cos some of my derby-oriented friends got SUPER into it, to the point where that was all they cared about and that sort of alientated me from them/it, y’know?
      By the way, am I ever going to met you?

      1. I hear you guys- its definately (and I hate to say it) a lifestyle, which is why people get so saturated. I skate four nights a week, so its a big part of my life. But jeez, I know when to shut up about it. Not everyone cares. Its like…hockey or…furry’s. Everyone has their thing.
        You should join Conrad and I for some lunch, although I may be down Saturday closer to dinner. Or Sunday. I should be around for a good part of the weekend!

        Anyway, I would love to try and get together with you two this weekend altho it may be kinda tough – I happen to have two bbq/party thingers to go to, one each day that starts around 3ish. Maybe Sunday before that? If not, then the next time you are down for sure.

  3. Can I ask the derivation of blurpster? Because I’m going to start using it anyway and I don’t want to mess it up.

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