Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This is a Test, Only a Test


It's been a little sparse around here lately. There is so much going on with The Six Pack, most of which is behind the scenes, that Rubinville has been relegated to the backseat. Considering that I've almost hit the 8 year anniversary of blogging, I actually feel bad about this and have been trying to figure out how to rectify the situation.

So, I am trying a little test to see if we can find a better balance of things get Rubinville into 2011. And in 2011 Tumblr is the fancy new blogging thing that all the kids are using. Why am I assuming you all have no idea what this is? Nothing personal Barry and Hal!

Click here to see the new test site. It's a work in progress for sure, but I think it'll make my ability to get things up on a daily basis easier and stay connected to the Twitterverse, Facebookverse and Tumblrverse. (As well as all the other 'verses' to come, which I will at first hate, then love, then hate.) If the test site goes well it'll eventually be the all-new Rubinville.com and this site will become a giant archive which I guess I can sell off in pieces to the highest bidder. Or something like that.

Man, remember when I just wanted to make a couple people laugh?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Comedy 101

Bill Maher was on The Tonight Show last night (yes, it still exists) and held nothing back with either Jay Leno or the uptight audience. I'm always amazed when a crowd can groan and moan at a comedian when they already know exactly how he thinks. Check out this clip, which really gets good around 5:45...

You've gotta give it up for Maher, to go on the most politically correct show and totally take over. Leno, as always, offers up a couple mumbles and says nothing. Beyond saying what he feels (which too few comics actually do), I admire Maher for not going for cheap laughs and most importantly not caring what the crowd thinks of him. A good lesson for me and a great lesson for Leno.

Now where is my rubber chicken and trick bow-tie?

Friday, January 07, 2011

Blue Rubber Shoes


It's snowing again in NYC, which means it's time to bust out Emma's blue rubber shoes.* Literally, every person who walks by has an "Awwwww!" or a "How cute!" or a "OMG!"

I assume some of them are talking about Emma, too.

*Store was out of blue suede shoes.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Building Digital Bridges

First off, happy New Year, everyone. Sorry it's been a little sparse around here, but we've got so much going on with The Six Pack and sometimes you've (I've) got to prioritize.

I caught two pretty great flicks over the break, both starring Jeff Bridges. The first True Grit by the Cohen Bros., and the other Tron Legacy. While I really dug both of them, Tron really left me inspired and touched my raw digital nerve. It was just a feast of fun for the eyes, ears and brain. The soundtrack was all scored by Daft Punk and you can listen to a 20 minute mashup here.

If you haven't seen Tron yet, check out this clip and get to your local IMAX 3D. (Even though it's 20 bucks in NYC, c'mon now...)

And speaking of digital fun, our New Year's Six Pack is ready for you to download. Click and play...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Daddy Complex

Meet Ramajit Raghav, the world's oldest father at 94 years old. His spring chicken of a wife, 59 year old Shakuntala, gave birth to their son a month ago. Ramajit says he did much praying and that the child is "god's gift."

Seems to me like Viagra was the real gift here. And if not, they should be selling this guys blood.

Oh, also it snowed here in the north east, did you hear about that?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Close Encounters of the Political Kind


New reports say that the democrats are consulting Steven Spielberg to help them rebrand themselves. So far the only thing he has offered up is to make Nancy Pelosi look more alien-like, though her plastic surgeon says that is scientifically impossible.

Here are several other jokes that would've worked there:
  • He has recommended that like ET, Harry Reid hide in a child's closet until it is safe to come out. (Better right before the election.)
  • He told house democrats to shape their mashed potatoes into Tea Party Republicans and then smash them.
  • Mentioned that they might want to stop referring to President Obama as "the Minority Report" president.
  • He reversed roles with them and asked for help rewriting the end to "AI."
  • He told them to get the names of the people on Schindler's List and ask for campaign donations.
Got any more for me? Did I skip something glaringly obvious?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Elclipse This

Check out this pretty amazing video of the lunar eclipse last night. Did any of you guys have crazy dreams all night long? I think I had a total eclipse of the brain...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gone Ice Fishin'

Didn't get much done in Rubinville this week. Call your local congressman for a tax rebate.

(Back in action next week, just got a lot cooking. Hope everyone is staying warm.)