Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

On This Day In History

Remember last October 28th? I posted this pretty funny pic, if I do say so myself.

Anyway, it's David's birthday again! Since his last birthday, he visited NYC once for NYE and we had much fun buying brightly colored pants, suffering the heat of my new apartment (until Jeremy figured out how to turn off the radiator, bless him), ate nice food, and tussled with Zach. He visited once again after that, which was after I ate that bad burrito, but we STILL had a nice time eating a mild dinner and watching a Barbara Stanwyck movie. Aren't friends great?

Here's hoping he visits again soon. In the meantime, here's us c. 1994, celebrating all the loot we picked up at Graceland. God Bless us ALL !

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Watch Out, Mexico!

NOM was onto something. Storm's Comin'!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Rae of Light

I had nothing to blog today. Then a friend featured this.

I have no understanding of this, but now at least there's content. Win some, lose some. Nice to see you again, Mrs. Garrett.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

White Hot Knuckle Thrills!

Here's a nice thing - movie posters done as comic books.

Even thinking about this movie makes me scaredy. I'll never eat Snickers again, nor marry a preacher!

And? Even thinking about this movie makes me sweaty at the ballet bar.

Monday, October 18, 2010


It's the end of the world as we know it. Curmudgeons: you were right. Culture is dead.

On the plus side, my nephew is potty-trained.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grand Ol' Opry

That great Aussie bum Joan Sutherland went up to Heaven this week. I was never a big Opera fan (mostly it's like a long episode of Frasier but with singing), but I do like talent.

Here she is with Dame Ella Fitzgerald & Dame Dinah Shore, upstaging them without even a microphone.

God Bless, Joan Sutherland

Friday, October 15, 2010

Riding The Bus To Brooklyn?

Wait, really? There' s a LIVE celebration of this tonight?
I may just have to cross the waters.

Riding the Bus with My Sister: Live!

Union Hall

702 Union St (between Fifth and Sixth Aves, Park Slope, Brooklyn )
Park Slope, Brooklyn | Map


Subway: R to Union St | Directions


Tickets: Free

Author Eliot Glazer (My Parents Were Awesome: The Book) is obsessed with the 2005 made-for-TV sobfest Riding the Bus with My Sister, in which Rosie ODonnell stars as a mentally challenged woman whos a big fan of donuts and public transportation. Hear him talk about the film, and expect plenty of trivia, Koosh balls, guest stars (comedians Matt McCarthy and John Gemberling, among others) and, of course, free donuts.

Tonight 10pm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Snickers Really Horrifies

This so makes me never want to eat a Snickers. It's like the Night of the Hunter of candy commercials.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Drei Dinge auf Deutschland

Here are three things I learned while in Germany.

One: if you order Nachos, you get a plate of Doritos with three dips.

Two: they have no idea what QWERTY means. Tzping can be a dooyz.

Three: here's a gratuitous picture of me with culture and coffee.
Das Ende.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Books Are Exciting!

So, our dear friend Damon is a hero!

He's pictured above left at a previous Bookfair, I think this was 2004 or thereabouts. Most years, I get to celebrate my birthday with him, which is a pretty good consolation prize for not being home.

Anyway, this post isn't about my birthday, or even our friendship.

You may have seen this piece on NPR, or elsewhere:

Sadly, that's what happens when you go to 3rd World Countries like "England."

Fortunately, Kiwi-trained heroes abound, even on Knife-Crime Island. Here's what our Damon did:

Heroism! Cussing! Spectacles! Book business is fun! In the end, Sir Franzen got his glasses back, Damon and I had beer and "nachos" (pictures TK), and then I read about half of Freedom on the flight home. All in all, Win Win Win. Except for the miscreant.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Also? God's Horniest Creature

The Power of Positive Thinking: if you create a tag called "Gay Unicorns," you're going to stumble across some out there.

Songs of Solomon

Heaven got a bit soul-ier yesterday.

Good ol' Solomon Burke died this weekend, aged 70. He was a big deal in the 60s, and I really liked his work in the late 00s, when he did albums with covers of Tom Waits, Dylan, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, & others.

According to the obit I read, he has 21 children and 70 grandchildren.

Here he is covering that great Carol Channing/Pearl Bailey song I love so much. It could be about slavery, or about doing a televised Broadway show with your best friend, or passing, or I guess be about getting away from your 91 direct dependents. Rest in Peace, King of Soul.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fruhliche Geburtstag To Me

Birthday, Frankfurt Book Fair style.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fruhliches Geburtstag!

This nice German Owl would like to wish Kevin a happy birthday. Both the owl and I are very happy that Kevin got borned back in the day, and that we are now friends. Amen!

Sunday, October 3, 2010