Monday, July 28, 2008

Overheard on the Subway
"Remember that time I argued that paper should be on the periodic table? Because there's regular paper, and Liquid Paper, and if you put Liquid Paper in a microwave, it would probably turn into a gas."
- female high school student talking to a male high-school student wearing a periodic table t-shirt

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

First, some sports-related thoughts...

- Brett Favre needs to grow up and stop being a bitch. He dug his own grave. If he weren’t sure he wanted to retire, he should have waited. But he shouldn’t get upset at the Packers for moving on. If he does decide to come back, essentially the Packers have benched him. It happens to older players when there are younger players in the wings. That’s no reason to throw a hissy fit. And why is it okay for him to be selfish and demand a release because that’s what’s best for him, but it’s not okay for the Packers to want to get something in a trade because that’s what’s best for them?

I really didn’t want to stay up watching the All-Star Game until 1:45 in the morning, but I did… in the hope that they would actually run out of pitchers. Really it’s the managers’ own faults (especially Francona). Why do they burn through pitchers so quickly during All- Star games? Let them pitch 2-3 innings, not just 1. Not every single player has to play. Isn’t it just an honor to be there?

And now some random thoughts...

One of my friends sent me this link. Now I really want a Ruck the Vote t-shirt.

I also really want this zombie garden sculpture. Oh, and I’d like a garden or a lawn.

- The dating show I recently worked on, You Rock, Let's Roll, premiered on Monday. Feel free to watch it weekdays on Fuse at 6pm, 11pm, or 1am.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Some quick notes as I consider to rue the decision to continue a game of beer pong with SoCo after the 4th of July party I was at ran out of beer...
- My Emmy is already starting to pay off: I've been deemed worthy of a Gothamist interview. Although I'm regretting giving my approval to that photo...
- Our good friend over at The Sticking Point has at long last posted his first podcast... or as he calls it, a Pointcast. Give it a listen.
- I, along with some other former workers on the now-deceased Fuse daily show The Sauce, will be part of The Rejection Show on Wednesday. Sorry for the short notice, but I didn't realize I was part of it until today. Feel free to drop by if you've got no plans.
- Was my edition of The Borough Standings so bad that Time Out NY discontinued it? Or did they get so annoyed by my complaining that they discontinued it? Either way, there have been 3 issues since then and no Borough Standings. Sorry to those who liked that feature.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wow, I can't believe it's July already. I've been so swamped with work over the past month... last Saturday was my first real day off since June 8. But now that things have calmed down a bit, it's time for some updates...

- Thanks to everyone for their congratulations on the Daytime Emmy. I just this morning received an e-mail on how to claim my statue. It costs $325 and takes 6-8 weeks to arrive, but it will be engraved, which I was not expecting. Kind of pricey, but worth the money, methinks.

- The reason I've been so busy is because I've been writing for a new Fuse dating show called You Rock, Let's Roll. It's similar to The Dating Game, but the pickers are music lovers and the contestants are musicians (in a very loose sense of the word). Despite the extreme work and stress, it actually turned out much better than I had anticipated. It premieres July 14th at 6pm, but don't feel obligated to watch.

- Also thanks to You Rock, Let's Roll, I'm now the proud owner of the World's Biggest Piano Mat! Although I'm highly dubious of their claim.

- Last night a group of co-workers and I went to the Brother Jimmy's on 32nd St. for all-you-can-eat rib tips, hot wings, and beer. When we were done I split a cab uptown with a co-worker, and who should step out of the cab we had hailed? Lance Bass (and his manager), looking spiffy in a suit. And he walked right into Brother Jimmy's, presumably also for rib tips, hot wings, and beer. The cab driver informed us that he had picked them up at Lincoln Center, although he had no idea who Lance Bass or N'Sync were (but he did vaguely remember Bass trying to buy his way onto a space shuttle). My co-worker was very excited to be sitting in Lance Bass's "ass warmth." She was more than slightly intoxicated.

- I'm probably very late to the party, but FailBlog is my new favorite website. Check it out.

- Last Wednesday night I saw Pearl Jam at MSG. Amazing, amazing concert. I was sitting behind the stage, 4 rows up (very cool perspective being able to watch all the fans on the floor, who knew every single word to every single song, and also being able to watch Eddie drink 3 full bottles of wine over the course of the show). Good thing I hadn't been in the fifth row, because about 10 minutes before PJ hit the stage, the people behind me suddenly realized they'd been splashed. Not by water, or beer, or soda. But by vomit. Good times.

- And finally, why does Heath Ledger's Joker look so much like Brandon Lee's Crow?