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September 28th, 2011 By Eli Johnson | The Morning After |

Music, Movies and the Not So Mundane

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Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski last night was greeted with applause while picking up his lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival. He was unable to pick up the award in 2009 after being arrested by Swiss police for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977. "I mean, who else would have the guts to come to this festival after he has been arrested here?" said This Brunner, a Swiss film and art expert in Zurich. "He has a unique personality, he has a huge heart."

You can stream Brett Dennen covering "Hard TImes Come Again No More" here. Dennen will play the Madison Theater Oct. 10 with Blind Pilot, which just recently put out a new album.

Happy Birthday to Janeane Garofalo, Mira Sorvino and Naomi Watts. And a Dispassionate Birthday to Hillary Duff.

This is a short documentary called American Juggalo. Proceed with caution.

"Welcome to the Dark Carnival, mothafuckas!"

Dan Akroyd will be signing bottle of Crystal Head vodka at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield on Oct. 17.

A woman was taken to hospital after a toilet she was using exploded* in the General Services Administration Building in Washington, D.C. Employees of the building had received a memo** warning them not to use the bathrooms in the building.

"DO NOT flush toilets or use any domestic water. Due to a mechanical failure, there is high air pressure in the domestic water system that resulted in damage to toilets. The engineering staff is working to correct the issue. There has been damage to flushed toilets that has resulted in injuries. We will announce when the issue is resolved."

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says the woman has serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

*Insert an "explosive diarrhea" joke here.

**Say aloud, "Somebody didn't get the memo," here.

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