Friday, February 27, 2009

To Spit Or To Swallow?

I just received a note under my door from the landlord.  It reads as follows...

Dear Tenant,

It has been brought to our attention that tenants are smoking and spitting in the common areas of the building.  Smoking in the hallway is prohibited by the NYC Fire Code and subject to penalty.  Further, spitting is unacceptable and this disgusting habit must case immediately.

Please help us keep you building clean and habitable.

Ahh, yes, there is nothing like the classy people that live in the average NYC walk-up building.  While I don't know who the spitter is, I do know that the smoker is an older woman who smokes in the hallway because she doesn't want her granddaughter to inhale the smoke.  How lovely that she sends it to the rest of us.

(Loyal Rubinville readers might remember that a few years ago I wrote about how once when I saw her smoking in the hallway she hid the cigarette up her sleeve and then it literally looked as if her body was in fire as the smoke poured out of her jacket.)

Alright, that's about it for me.  Have a nice weekend.  Oh, and in case you didn't understand why I chose the picture above, those are llamas, natures most notorious spitters...

Keep Your Chin Up (Or Down)

This has been a very basketbally week here in Rubinville. This particular clip is actually quite informative, as it goes to show that if you can't dunk without a trampoline, you just shouldn't even try...

More this afternoon...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh, Joe!

VP Joe Biden, who I like, and not just for the verbal gaffes, had quite a brain freeze this morning on CBS' Early Show. Enjoy...

I'm not sure what "number" Joe was talking about, but I still think it was a closer word than anything John McCain would've come up with...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Topical #33 was just posted and I think it is one of our best.  Mike Singer, Shawn Hollenbach and I discuss a bunch of stuff from the stimulus package to 5 Hour Energy to trying to disconnect from the internet when you're on vacation.  Click the link below, and listen in...

I Love This Game

If you didn't see how the Nets-Sixers game ended (oh, who am I kidding, we all know you didn't), then you need to see this bonkers shot that Devin Harris hit to end the game. There's nothing quite like seeing a pro do what they do best (along with a healthy amount of luck)...

Full post after I hit the gym to work the arms. You never know when I might get an opportunity to hit a shot like that...

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Oscar Stuff, etc...

Any gay person, or friend of a gay person, or family member of a gay person, or human of decency, humanity or equality should watch to Milk screenplay winner Dustin Lance Black's acceptance speech from tonight's Oscars.

While I'm sure you can find a clip of it YouTube, in the meantime enjoy this interview I did for Talking About with JC Alvarez on Queens Time Warner Cable this past Friday...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Ouch and OUCH!

Check out this nutty video of the Milwaukee Bucks mascot first getting hit in the nuts by a basketball and then actually falling through the hoop. It would be more hilarious if he hadn't torn his ACL, but I guess that is the risk when you sign up for the gig...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Big Lizard

So, despite my rejuvenated and refreshed self, it has been a little hard getting back into the swing of things here in NYC.  I keep thinking about the beach, the pool, the sun, and this lizard, who I met right behind the apartment.  He was with a friend, an even bigger, greener lizard, but that guy scampered off before I could snap a good pic of him.

Speaking of animals, everyone is going bonkers over this chimp that mauled a woman.  The big rumor now I'm hearing is that the owner of the chimp gave it Xanax and wine before the incident.  Now, I'm not saying I would or have mixed those two things before, but they do kinda seem like the last combination of things that would make you maul someone.

If we were talking wine and weed, well, then that's a whole other story.  But apparently, this chimp stopped smoking weed after the Michael Phelps thing.

A headline right now on reads, "Pope Tells Pelosi To Reject Abortion."  Wow, I can't believe the pope banged Nancy Pelosi.  Can you picture that?  Horrible, right?  I feel like her vagina is even botoxed.

Okay, I'm gonna take a Xanax, have a glass of wine and walk my lizard...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Revenge Of The Fallen...Comedian

I'm officially back from vacation in Florida. While I made friends with several retirees, I ultimately decided to postpone my own retirement and come back to where the action is. I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, reenergized, refurbished, repaired, and dare I say just a tad redundant. Anyhoo, my return is official and honor of that enjoy this brand new trailer for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen...

Now get out there and celebrate President's Day the way all American's are supposed to, by purchasing discount underwear at Filene's Basement...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day Shells

I know most people give chocolates for Valentine's Day, but I thought I'd snap this picture of some shells at the beach as my Valentine's Day gift to you instead. I mean chocolates get so sticky and I don't want you to muck up your keyboard...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Bicycle Diary

I was just biking a random path on the island and a group of four girls in an SUV started honking the horn and waving to me.

Ya, I still got it...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dynamic Duo

Taking self-portraits with an iPhone really can exhaust the arm.  I just snapped this picture of us about 20 minutes ago after a day of kayaking and biking.  

If you've heard of a better reason for pre-dinner cocktails, I'd like to hear it...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feet First

For the hundreds if not thousands of people clamoring for pics of me in Florida, I thought I would start with this pic of Carlos' and my feet in the sand on the beach.

I think it's pretty obvious which one of us is of Latin descent...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


...has me tanned, fed, rested and happy. Now I see why people retire here...

Friday, February 06, 2009

The Other Beach Boys

Carlos and I headed to Sanibel Island, Florida, for some much deserved R&R.  The vacation will include the beach, the pool, the beach, the pool, eating lots of fish and the beach and the pool.  Oh, and maybe we'll go miniature golfing one night.  

I will be taking my computer so I'll post some pics from said beach and pool.  And if I win in miniature golfing, I'll snap a picture of that, too...

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"Is This Real Life?"

This video kinda make me wanna go out and get a root canal...

Monday, February 02, 2009


14 time gold medalist Michael Phelps has been caught taking what appears to be a very healthy-sized bong hit.  As expected, he has issued an apology and promises not to smoke again.  It seems to me that if you can win all those gold medals AND smoke weed at the same time, he should be getting some other kind of award as well.  My college years are a testament to the fact that this is not a drug that helps you get things done.

Speaking of getting things done, how about those Pittsburgh Steelers?  I wonder how many of the players celebrated with bong hits.

Oh, you're right, that's more of an NBA player and apparently swimmer kind of thing thing, too.

Alright, I've got a pretty hectic day but will try to check in later...