Thursday, April 30, 2009

Biden Blooper #346

Joe Biden, this morning on The Today Show...

"I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico, it's you're in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes it goes all the way through the aircraft. That's me. I would not be, at this point, if they had another way of transportation suggesting they ride the subway. " 

Ah, well, thank you very much, Joe.  Now the roughly 8 million people who live in NYC can take all those other methods of transportation that we have, but never use, cuz we love the subways so much.  Finally, I'll get to use my teleporter.  I hope I have enough triple-A batteries around here.

Coffee time...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And Then There's Dorothy

Remembering Bea with Frank DeCaro and Jim Colucci (Author of the Q Guide to the Golden Girls) was really fun yesterday. We told stories, shared memories and took a bunch of phone calls. I was the only one of the three of us not to have met her in person, so I think I enjoyed the reminiscing the most.

After this I will get back to regular posts, but I wanted to put this clip up from yesterday's Today Show, with Matt and Meredith interviewing Betty And Rue about Bea...

Goodbye Bea, tell Estelle we said hi...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Siriously Bea

I am on the Frank DeCaro show on Sirius channel 109 right now doing a "Remembering Bea Hour." Tune in and reminisce with us...

Golden Finale

I've been reading a bunch of wonderful articles about Bea's life and career, and will write up something myself tomorrow, but in the meantime I thought that posting this clip from the finale of The Golden Girls would be fitting. I remember watching this episode as a kid back in 1992, sad that the show was ending, but happy that Dorothy was leaving the girls to marry Blanche's uncle Lucas, played by Leslie Nielson, another of my faves...

Saturday, April 25, 2009


As I was walking down the street on this incredibly beautiful day I suddenly got a whole bunch of texts about Bea Arthur passing away this morning.

Beyond sad right now.

Obviously, a major post about her will be coming...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mount Motumbo

The oldest player in the NBA, an 8-time All-Star, 4-time Defensive Player of the Year, and generally really nice guy, Dikembe Motumbo, was hurt in last night's Rockets-Blazers game. Apparently, the injury is career-ending, and this giant guy, who played every moment like it was his last, has blocked his last shot. I mention this because there is nothing like seeing someone, no matter what they do, do what they do with passion, dedication and love. The video below is from back in 1994 when his 8th-seeded Denver Nuggets upset the 1st-seeded Sonics. It was the first upset of it's kind, and his emotions after are just priceless. Check it out...

It's a good lesson in being passionate about what you do and then it never really becomes work. That being said, I have a lot of work to do on my 3-point shot if I wanna make the NBA next season.

Got a bunch of good shows this weekened, if any of you are in NYC, let me know. More tomorrow...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday's With Grandma

Been out an about with grandma today so haven't had any time to post.  Just got back and have a few things to do, but will try to post something by this evening...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Clowing Around With Racists

Check out this video from today's United Nations (Bogus) Conference on Racism. The man speaking is not a character from Planet of the Apes, but actually the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The people walking out of the conference while he spoke were delegates from good-guy countries such as Australia, Italy, Britain and France. Noted bad-guy countries like Syria and Saudi Arabia stuck around for the whole speech, while the Swiss, impartial as always, just stuck around for the sponge cake.

The chances that there were two clowns in the crowd as this clown spoke has to be pretty slim...

Spring In The City

It was a beautiful weekend here in New York City.  I snapped this picture at The Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday.  Since it has been a long time coming for the nice weather, it was probably as packed in the park as I've ever seen.  Emma probably sniffed more butts on that day alone than all winter combined.

Alright, gotta sweat out the Corona's from the weekend, I shall return in a bit with a full-week of posts...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The First Four Years

Today is Carlos' and my fourth anniversary.  We're going out to dinner tonight to the same restaurant that we went to on our first date, an italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, called Pomodoro.  If that name rings a bell for you, it might be because this is the very same Pomodoro restaurant that Jerry told George everybody goes to break up in a season eight episode of Seinfeld.

Assuming life doesn't imitate art, it should be a perfectly lovely evening.  

Four years. Wow, I really am some kind of gay from the future or something...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fear Not

As a couple of you have noticed, we've had some technical issues with Rubinville overthr past 24 hours. Things are fixed, though, and we'll be back to normal posting tomorrow...

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy...Oh, Wait, Wrong Story...

I'm off to Jersey for a couple days to do the Passover thing with the family.  We will retell the eternal story of the Hebrews freedom from slavery and everything else you saw Charlton Heston do, just with less guns.  My favorite part is the mandatory four glasses of wine that must be drank during the Seder.  Call me a zealot, but it is my religious duty.

Have a good Easter/Passover/Kwanzaa 2/Whatever else you might celebrate...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


For those of you who aren't friends with my on Facebook (and why in the lord's good name aren't you?), here is a picture of me doing some rock-climbing a few days ago.  I would've just swung up to the top, but my web-shooters were out of fluid after a night of saving people from broken ski-lifts.

Oprah has Dr. Oz on today discussing the "Blue Zones" which are four places in the world where people live the longest.  Basically, you should live in a nice sunny place, eat good foods and get regular exercise.  Sucks for those Alaskan, cheeseburger-loving, couch potatoes, doesn't it?

I just Febrezed the couch and I think I'm getting mildy high.  Lemme enjoy this...

Back From Syrup Country

I am back in the big city after a couple great days in Vermont.  I snapped this picture just after a little mid-day rain, and it is quite artistic, if I do say so myself.

Lemme get a run in and then I'll have a full post for ya...

Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Mountain Dew Paradox

As I write this, after a day of working out, more quality time in the hottub and my first ever rock climb, I am drinking a Mountain Dew. It really tastes like carbonated urine. Why in the world are people drinking this crap?

And that is what is known as The Mountain Dew Paradox; understanding the irony of saying that I rock climbed today, yet don't like Mountain Dew, the official drink of rock climbers everywhere...

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Fireside Chat

I am sitting in front of the fireplace here at my pal's cabin in Vermont. We just hit the outdoor hottub and then had a nice relaxing dinner. Assuming this doesn't turn into some kind of Friday the 13th situation, I sense a really relaxing couple days.

There is just something about sitting in front of a fire after some wine and a hottub that really makes you appreciate the simple things in life.

Oh lemme go, there is a knock on the door, it looks like a perfectly nice fellow wearing a hockey mask...

Next Stop: Vermont

Hi everyone. I am writing this from my iPhone while on a train out to Jersey to meet my old buddy Jon for a trip to Vermont. It's a last minute excursion just to clear the mind and drink plenty of maple syrup. Just what I've needed.

I will post while I am gone to make up for the sporadic posting lately. Oh, and the announcment that I mentioned is still coming, lemme just get a couple glasses of syrup in me first...