Rochester,NY- Devin Baxter knew he always wanted to be a cop. He remembers playing cops and robbers with his friends during sleepovers and just thinking to himself, how great it’s going to be when one day he finally gets to chase down the bad guys. Fast forward to twenty years later and Devin is finally living his dream. Yet, his new assignment has been one of his toughest jobs in recent years. He’s been assigned to the east ave Wegmans parking lot for the past six months. We spoke with Devin to see how this job has affected his mental health and his life.
” I’ve seen a lot of crazy shit in my line of work, but I really don’t think anything would’ve prepared me for this job. I’ve seen people run over old women, parking spaces covered with cans of Wegmans tomato sauce. Racial slurs being tossed back and forth by drivers. You want to see humanity at its worst, come down to east ave wegmans parking lot. These people dont care about anything except a dinner served with fresh avocados. I tell my kids every night to avoid this place, you have to keep your children safe at the end of the day.”
1. Huge voter turnouts for the 89th district’s new comptroller. People from all over the community came out in droves yesterday to participate in democracy. It was a beautiful sight, almost as beautiful as the play I put on that none of my friends came to see. I’m not mad and if anything it’s their loss. But nevertheless it was a wonderful day for the 89th district and I for one hope there is many more.
2. There were Oil spills from many pipelines last week, leaving many Americans concerned. Hmmm that’s interesting because I was concerned when it was 5 minutes to show time and the theatre space I’d rented was almost empty! Where are all my friends who said they’d be here? I asked myself. But was found to be let down once again, just like how America was let down by these spills.
3. Protest turned violent. The university of Berkeley, which is a hotspot for political unrest, Erupted in a violent clash between ideologies last week. Kind of like how my ideology of what makes a friend a friend clashed with the cold horror of nobody showing up to support my play last night. And it’s like, just tell me you’re not gonna go if you’re not gonna go. Like don’t lie to my face about it.
4. No! You know what I’m sick of being passive about this. You are all giant pieces of human trash! I’ve been talking about this play for weeks and have been writing it for YEARS! That’s it I’m doing it for real this time, I’m going to kill myself. I’m not bluffing this time. I might have been bluffing the other 16 times but no, I’ve had enough. And it’s all your fault! All of you!! I will be mentioning each one of you by name in my suicide note so the whole world knows what you did! I hope it haunts you forever and prevents you from sleeping at night you pieces of sub human garbage!!!!
5. The lilac festival is wrapping up and these local puppers couldn’t be happier
Rochester,NY- Cinco De Mayo is a time where people come together and steal from another culture they could really care less about. Yet, tonight David Shultz doesn’t feel apart of anything, he was invited to a “Cinco De Mayo” party and was looking forward to the games, the tequila and most off all, the connection with other people. Yet as soon he walked in, he just felt a coldness from all of the other guest. People scoffed things like “Nice Hat Hitler” or “Who let the racist in”. David didn’t feel welcome, as if he himself had become some sort of immigrant. We spoke with David to see how he’s handling it.
” You know, I just came here to spend some time with my friends and really just try to let my inner mexican out, enjoy some tequila, eat some tacos, you know, like mexicans! Yet, I’m standing in the corner, being shunned by everyone like I’m some sort of disease carrying mexi…oh wait..oh crap. Okay, now I think I understand why people aren’t talking to me”
David left the party and started to petition for a wall to be built around that party and any other place that made him feel weird and have to question his personal values.
Rochester,NY- Brian Little could not wait for Cinco De Mayo, his bros and him have a reservation at Selenas and can’t wait to sink their face into some tequila shots and sexually harass every girl within a twenty-mile radius. Yet, Brian also realizes that this is a very important day to the hispanic culture and doesn’t want to offend anyone, so Brian is making it a priority to wish a “Happy Cinco De Mayo” to any vaguely brown person who walks by him. We spoke with Brian to see how his act of kindness is going.
” You know, I just really want to give back to the Mexicans, Puerto ricans or whatever they are today, I know they fought hard in the civil war and really deserve this day in their honor. Also, they brought tequila into this country and nothing has gotten me laid more than tequila. I don’t really know how I can ever give back to these great people and their amazing island that they live on. Honestly, I know 9-11 was bad, but we really need to stop being so harsh towards these guys. They’re not all terrorist yah know? Happy Columbus day everyone!”
At this point Brian began to scream sexual innuendo to a girl across the bar and vomited all over himself.
Happy Cinco De Mayo Everyone.
-The Inner Loop Staff
Rochester N.Y. – The people of Rochester have lived in the shadow of a vicious hell beast for too long. For years, the tyranny of Time Warner Cable has imprisoned us and a dark cloud of fear and hate has covered the city. But no longer will we live in terror, for it is a new day. Spectrum Cable President and CEO, Tom Rutledge, has vanquished the Time Warner Cable Demon.
Armed with only his mighty sword Dáinsleif, the lost sword of King Högni, and his own strength and determination, Rutledge stormed the castle walls to the lair of the beast. Determined to cast Time Warner Cable back to the bowels of hell from whence it came, Rutledge the Mighty fought tooth and nail to bring peace to Upstate New York. The battle raged on, some say for days, others for weeks. In the chaos of the fight, Rutledge raised his mighty sword high above his head; a bolt of lightning struck the blade. In one fell swoop, Rutledge thrust his sword through the heart of the beast. Its villainous core erupted with black smoke and the Time Warner Cable Demon wailed in agony as its ashen blood poured from its unhealable wound.
“Back, back to hell you go, I command it!” bellowed Tom, “you’ll do know more evil here, set your customers free from the curse of your unfair rates and insane contract stipulations!!!” And with speed of Spectrum’s lightning quick internet, Rutledge swung his sword one last time, lopping the head of the beast completely off of his body. It was done, the fiery clouds cleared, beams of sunshine broke through. The murky, grim waters of the Genesee ran crystal clear once again and at last, Time Warner Cable had fallen. Our hero, Tom Rutledge, President and CEO of Spectrum Cable, hobbled his way to the town square to meet the people waiting for him and in triumph, raised the head of the demon high in the air and yelled, “IT’S A NEW DAY!”
Rochester,NY- On a sunny Saturday afternoon on May 22nd, Blake Holfman, a 28 year old Insurance Adjuster from the Park Ave area made history at the Cobbs Hill Basketball Court. For the first time ever, a white man has been picked first for a pick-up basketball game at Cobbs Hill Park.
The historic moment shocked the amateur sports world and according to sources close to Holfman, paved the way for aspiring amateur athletes everywhere. “This is a major step for white guys everywhere who deep down believe that ball is life,” Holfman commented. “But there are still changes that need made.” Holfman says that he sees it every day. “Every time a white dude steps onto the court with a group of black guys to shoot some hoops, they’re putting themselves out there,” said Blake. ”People get called names all the time that might not sound racist but, deep down, hurt the most.” Some of the more popular names white guys get called are things like Casper, Frosty, Rice Cracker and Mulletard, just to name a few. Holfman states “Casper is the worst one; I get called Casper all the time. Who would want to get named after some wimpy ghost?”
Holfman isn’t done yet though, just because he got picked 1st once doesn’t mean he can stop. “I’m not doing this for me anymore,” he said, “I’m out here doing this for everyone who’s ever been called a Larry Bird, a Kevin Love or a Chandler Parsons.” According to sources close to the game, white guys unfairly get stereotyped based on their looks all the time. For example, a tall, lanky, white guy with long flowy hair will get called Dirk, after Maverick’s center Dirk Nowitzki, but their game might look more like that of a Draymond Green or a LaMarcus Aldridge.
Blake Holfman is just one of the thousands out there every day, hustling and playing the game they love. One of Blake’s inspirations comes from Woody Harrelson’s character in White Men Can’t Jump, Billy Hoyle. When asked if he thought white men really couldn’t jump he chuckled and said, “Oh, we so can!”
Rochester,NY- News has just spread that a potential tornado could be headed into the Rochester area. Many are seeking shelter, going to Wegmans to prepare for the inevitable power outage. Many towns are taking action, closing off the streets, making sure that they can minimize damage. Yet one town has already been taking action, Irondequoit has known for years of the tornado about to touchdown and has made sure that their town has always looked like a tornado hit it. We spoke with the town supervisor to see how it feels to be ahead of the game.
” You know, Irondequoit usually doesn’t do many things right, but I really think we’ve nailed it. Finally after so many years of people doubting our intentions and thinking we were crazy and a tornado was never coming, we know now that our intentions were pure and the non-believers will now bow down to us in awe of our amazing ability to predict the future! Also, we can’t really afford any sort of clean up crew, so that also helps with this situation.”