If you’re as behind as I am, you’re not using a newsreader to read 2sb. Mike Karr turned me onto Konfabulator, a utility for Mac OSX that features “widgets” for various tasks. The Kontent widget’s working great with 2SB news (use this link for the 2SB feed). Also very cool for those of us dorks that load album art into iTunes: the iTunes Companion.

Chad’s party

Cha-Cha‘s Los Corazones Negros Christmas party is tonight (Friday) at 3140 W. Lyndale, at 9pm. Waxon Seven is still playing as far as I know, though maybe without drums… it should be a hoot for those of you that aren’t having a baby this weekend.

Scooter sales slipping in India

Patrick from Baron Von Scooter sent us this interesting story about

the fall of scooter popularity in India, generally considered to be one of the hottest scooter markets. The decline in sales has even put LML’s ET4 knockoff on hold. Analysts are hoping for an upturn on the heels of the Honda Eterno and several new Bajaj models. Maybe what they really need is the timely-named Sauron. Middle-Earth evil, available now at BVS.

Yamaha paper models

Bill from scoot.net sent this link to Yamaha Papercraft, with downloadable templates to build paper models of Yamaha motorycles (including the T-Max scooter) and (inexplicably) seasons and animals. Check out the “accessory kit” that comes with the YZF-R1. Something else to do over the holiday break, as if we don’t already have enough.

RIP, Mags!

mags.jpg The Chicago Blackhawk’s greatest defenseman, Keith Magnuson, was killed in a car crash outside Toronto. Magnuson was very active in the NHL Alumni and Blackhawks Alumni and did loads of charity work, and he’ll be missed by hockey fans everywhere. especially when they visit the Hockey Hall of Fame. How many great players will we lose (Tim Horton, Herb Brooks, Dan Snyder, and almost Vladimir Konstantinov) before we learn that hockey players should travel only by rail?

Congratulations, Lu$

Frequent and beloved 2SB contributor David Lucash, who has been walking around with a diamond in his pocket for a year, waiting for the “right time,” has finally asked Jennifer Sieve for her hand in marriage. As everyone but Dave expected, she said “yes.” No date or further plans have been set. Go Dave!