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What are you going to do tonight? It's rare that there's a glut of good stuff to do in the scruffy little city®, but tonight features two big'uns.

First is the mayoral debate between Madeline Rogero and Bill Haslam at Fulton High School. This should be good. It will be interesting to see how Haslam reacts to his posh surroundings there. The Fulton/St. Mary's/Old North Knox/4th and Gill/Fountain City is the only part of town that appears to be solidly in Rogero's camp. There were several Rogero banner wavers on the side of Broadway as I drove to work this morning, and Madeline posters certainly outnumber Haslam in the yards of those older houses. The downside to the event is, of course, the apparent doom of the Rogero Campaign. With the Metro Pulse giving a glowing endorsement to Haslam, the end is in sight for Madeline. She's also resorted to "clever" parodies in her ads, which is never the sign of a healthy campaign. It should be interesting to see what Madeline says tonight. I imagine she'll probably try to spark things a little, maybe even throw a little outlandishness into the mix.

What I'll probably end up doing, though, is going to hear the writer/director John Singleton speak at UT. It's free, and it's been poorly advertised, so it should not be difficult to get a seat. UT is a bit bipolar in it's guest speakers. I've seen Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck D., and now Singleton, but I've also been there when a serious egg was laid. Howard Zinn was a major disappointment, but I don't think that's any fault of the University's.

Actually, I'll probably just end up at Golden Roast playing Tiger Woods PGA Golf 2002. Again.
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