Friday, July 31, 2009

Six Pack Site

As If you guys need another website to check out between Rubinville, all your porn, and Facebook, I've decided to give you one more. The official Six Pack site, is now up and running. Each week we'll post the current episode with some insider info and some links to the stuff we talk about. Bookmark it, Favorite it, or whatever it is you do to your important internet destinations.

Speaking of destinations, one I would really recommend for you New Yorkers is checking out the brand-new Highline, which is where Ben and I took the picture above. For those of you wondering what we were looking at in that particular shot, well, I have to leave some things to the imagination...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Mind The Gap

In another fantastic day we are having this summer, all hell broke loose for about 3 hours earlier this afternoon. I found myself with no umbrella-ella-ella (that still doesn't seem old to me), so I ran into The Gap.

I didn't buy anything, even despite their Red promotion. I guess I didn't feel inspi(red), thus none of the shirts were desi(red).

Gee, after such a humid day I'm awfully ti(red) and I think Emma just far(ted).

Damn, that last one didn't quite work. Close though...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Wait, What?


Just saw this sign at my local Duane Reade drugstore and I can't figure out if this is better for the prescription drug-addicts, or worse for the people who needs cabs.

Let the debate begin...

Hardball (And Fajitas) Without Chris Matthews

Yes, that is a waiter in the black t-shirt. And just beyond him is MSNBC's very own Chris Mathews. He was strolling down Columbus last night, apparently looking for a place to eat, but when my friend yelled, "Yo, Chris!" and waved to him, he turned around for some strange reason. He did give us a big smile though, so I'll put him on my list of pleasant celebrities. It's too bad he didn't join us though, cuz we had quite an Obama Health Care debate. We even did it with less yelling than on his show, though that wasn't too hard to do.

Lovely day outside today, which, if it's like every other day we've had this month, means that it will be hot for the next hour, then a lightening storm, then hot again, then a tsunami and then a mild evening. Bipolar weather is very in these days.

I'll try to check in between the lightening storm and the second heat wave...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Season Two And Episode Nine

The season two trailer of Clone Wars was just released. I can't imagine you didn't have a Google Alert waiting for this moment, but in case you missed it, here it is...

And, if that isn't enough of a treat, episode nine of Six Pack is up, too. I can't imagine you didn't have a Google Alert waiting for this moment, but in can you missed it, click here.

I really need to stop babying you guys...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Perks of Stardom


Ya, it's a good life.

Those are the feet of yours truly, after my third-ever pedicure earlier today. My first one was about two years ago, which after the amount of basketball I play, was long overdue. I actually heard that the woman who did my feet that day actually committed suicide a few weeks later. That kept me from getting another until last summer, after buying new flip-flops. Then today, after waiting for over another year, it was a "Treat yourself, Dave, you're doing good stuff." And alas, I did.

19 bucks for a pedicure and a 10 minute massage. I think that's a pretty good deal, especially for NYC, right? And no, there was no happy ending. That would've been and extra 10 bucks, which frankly, I just wasn't ready to splurge for.

Now what do people with freshly-cleaned toes eat for dinner? Hmm...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Other People Are Funny, Too

Real Time with Bill Maher, which had been off for a few weeks and missed the whole Michael Jackson death, made up for it on this week's show. I'd say this few minutes is far better insight about Jackson than the 1,400 hours of programming that CNN has devoted to him. Oh, and of course, he managed to get some commentary about America in there, too...

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Incredible (Hulk) Story

This is an unaltered picture that I took earlier today from the corner of 79th and Columbus while walking Emma. While those of you not from NYC may simply assume that our streets are normally flowing with green ooze, I can assure you that is not the case. (At least not the Upper West Side, though lord only knows what's happening in the East Village.) After discussing the matter with several other onlookers and thinking about it on a near-by bench, I could only deduce that the The Incredible Hulk was shot and multiple times and taken to The Museum of Natural History for further examination.

I walked over to the museum to inquire further about my hypothesis but was turned away by the night guard, played by Ben Stiller.

But why was the night guard working during the day, you ask?


And wasn't he recently transferred to The Smithsonian or something?

Or was it MOMA? Or the Museum of the Moving Image? No, no, that wasn't it. Oh, it was the Baltimore Aquarium! No, hmm, oh, who knows? I didn't see that stupid movie either.

Needless to say, I did what anyone else would do and took a sample of the green blood with the bag that was supposed to be for the dog's poop.

I'm still waiting for the results of the DNA test I did on the blood using my homemade centrifuge. I mixed the extra with some strawberries and a little GNC protein powder for a delicious after-workout shake.

I will keep you posted about this as well as the status of the radioactive pigeon bite I got yesterday...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Shining Light Of The Six Pack

The newest Six Pack was just posted, and if this picture doesn't scare you into listening to it, then I don't know what will. Amongst all our usual fun stuff, we interview Bravo's Andy Cohen, who has a new talk show debuting tonight at midnight.

Good lord, now this picture is freaking me out. I gotta shower or something...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Squirrel: The Other White Meat

Snapped this one of Emma yesterday as she patiently waited for a squirrel to fall out of a tree and become a tasty treat. Sadly, (for her) and happily (for squirrel lovers), no squirrel fell, and Emma had to settle for a bacon-flavored Nylabone.

As for the original white meat, I am about too stir-fry some. Maybe will check in later...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Publicity Picture Post

Ben I took some publicity shots this weekend and I thought I'd give you a sneak-peak. (See, there are some perks being a Rubinvillian.)

I'm heading out now to tape a new episode of Six Pack. The response continues to be tremendous and it's really incredible knowing we are affecting people the way we are. I guess our solid-color shirts and brick wall really resonate with people.

The Major League Baseball All-Star game is tonight. What? You couldn't care less? But I hear they are giving away free steroids during the 7th inning stretch.

A steroid joke? How 2006 of me...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

1,111 Plus 300

I just noticed that this very post is the 1,111th here on Rubinville. According to a quick Google search, 1,111 or 1111 or 11:11 or any other incarnation of this number has many significant meanings. Most have something to do with the end-of-time, which frankly, on a day as nice as today, I just can't really waste anytime thinking about. So, instead of posting a weird YouTube video about the Mayan calender, enjoy this unaltered screen shot of Ben and I from the movie 300. Unfortunately, our scene got cut because according to the director, our bodies were "too fit" for the picture.

And speaking of "too fit", the new Six Pack is up. Click here and get "too fit" along with us...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ben And Dave Go To The Movies


Ben and I are off to the midnight premiere of Bruno in Chelsea. That means that we are seeing by far the gayest movie of the year in by far the gayest place on Earth. Wish us luck. Lots and lots of gay luck.

Expect a few Tweets on location...

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Best Worst News Ever

In perhaps the worst reporting misspeak in the history of media, NBC's Michael Okwu reported this morning that Betty White was dead and buried in The Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery. Thankfully, at the end of the report Meredith Vieira stepped in to correct Okwu, informing him that everyone's favorite St. Olafian is in fact, alive and well. My sources tell me that he was actually referring to Bette Davis, not Betty White.

And a collective sigh of relief goes through Rubinville.

In a somewhat related story, NBC, ABC, CBS, FoxNews, MSNBC and CNN have all announced that they are becoming one giant channel, from hither forth known as YMJDWJCSTAI. Though it is obvious, I'll tell you anyway that the call letters stand for, "Yes, Michael Jackson is Dead, We Just Can't Stop Talking About It."

Did I use the phrase "hither forth" correctly, there? I think so, but I'd say there is a 40 percent chance it is not totally on the money.

A British University (I assume in Britain) has just announced that they have created artificial human sperm by using stem cells. The scientists say that in about 10 years the artificial sperm could help couples have a baby to then be aborted to harvest more stem cells.

Rim-shot, please!

Whoa, a semi-right wing joke. How about that? And you thought I was a left-wing commie.

Actually, that joke is pretty funny and clever, if I do say so myself. I'd fax it to Letterman or Conan, but what would they do with a clever joke?

Oh snap.

Damn, I'm on a roll today. This Betty White almost-death thing really got to me.

I think that's it for now. Taping a new Six Pack tomorrow. Gotta do some sit-ups...

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Space Is Cool

I've had a hectic day today but wanted to put something up since you do loyally come here 5 to 7 times a day to see when I've updated. As I always feel a little existential this time of year (maybe it's the fireworks), enjoy this panorama of the universe, from the first few minutes of the movie Contact, one of my all time faves...

Yes, if you were stoned, you particularly enjoyed that. Good for you...

Monday, July 06, 2009

America The Blurry


Hope you all had a great July 4th weekend. This was one of many pictures I took from Manhattan's West Side Highway, where we went to watch the fireworks. It was a great evening with thousands of descendants of the tired, the poor and the huddled masses all screaming for colorful explosions in the sky. Unfortunately, Apple's super high-tech iPhone camera coudn't quite capture that joy without blurring it all up. I'm guessing a descendant of it will do better one day. You know, one generation picking up where the last one left off. A true American story.

As for my American story, well, it is Monday, which means it involves fajita's...

Friday, July 03, 2009

One For The Price Of Ten


Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I've had a girl in this position. But, before we get to that, now that there are ten comments on the previous post I can comment on it myself.

First off, all your comments were pretty on the money and hit every angle that the clip warranted. Since you guys took most of the words out of my mouth, I will just say that it seems to me that Robert Gibbs is a smug, entitled prick who thinks he can laugh off legitimate questions, and the media is just catching on to the fact that just because you smile doesn't mean you are nice. Obama better hope they never fully pick up on this cuz he is 90 percent teeth in his interviews.

I respect Chip Reid and Helen Thomas for calling the White House out on this pre-selected nonsense, not that it is anything new. And shame on Gibbs for blowing off Helen Thomas as if she is some old loon who doesn't know what she is saying. She has more experience and wisdom in her little toe than he has in his whole body.

And to think I was once a young Political Science major who wanted to be part of that lunacy. I think it's much better from this side of the isle.

So, as for the picture above, in case you don't know, that is Meghan Fox, from the new Transformers movie. In an interview about the movie she talks about how she didn't really get a chance to act, because the movie is all about the robots and the explosions and special effects. Well, thank you for that insight, Meghan. Maybe that's why the movie is called TRANSFORMERS, and not "Shia And Girl Run Around Screaming A Lot." And frankly, you should consider yourself lucky that the movie wasn't really about acting, something you can't seem to do. Oh, and while I'm at it, enough with the botoxed-lips, soon enough you're gonna be more fake than the robots themselves.

Look at me today, attacking the White House Press Secretary and an actress we'll all forget about in a year in the same post. Controversy people!

Speaking of the TF movie, it actually really sucked, and was the offical signal that I am no longer 15 years old. Of course, I probably should've realized that about 18 years ago, but I've always been a slow learner.

I think that's it for today. Have a good 4th of July weekend, everyone. And remember not to hold the firecrackers for too long once you light them. Trust me, I know that the hard way. One of those "slow learner" things...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Washington Both Blows And Sucks (And Not In The Good Way)

I don't think I've ever done this before, in over 1,100 posts, but I'd like to offer up this video clip and then lets you guys make some comments on what you think about it. Then I'll comment on it afterwards. For those not really up on politics, the man at the podium is White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, and the two people questioning him are NBC's Chief White House Correspondent, Chip Reid, and columnist and Washington legend, Helen Thomas. The debate here is mainly whether the White House is being as open, forthcoming and transparent as it had promised to be during the campaign. Take a look...

So what did you think of that? Were the questions fair? Were Gibbs' answers enough? I will post my thoughts on this once there are 10 coherent comments, even if left anonymously, which I normally don't like, but will accept because of the paranoid nature Internetians...

We taped a new Six Pack today, will let you know when it's up...