Monday, August 31, 2009

A Link To THE Link

We posted episode 14 of The Six Pack this morning. I'm sure many of you have heard it already, but if not, here's a clip in memory of my friend, Josh Link....

If you enjoyed the that, it's actually is a full 38 minute track which you can find at by clicking here.

More tomorrow, including info on the Royal Caribbean cruise that Ben and I will be taping the show live aboard in November...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

DJ, Comic and Palin

First off, thanks for those who commented and e-mailed their condolences about Josh. His funeral is today, though I'm sure he would rather have you know that there are several parties being thrown in his memory out in Long Island and in NYC over the next couple days. E-mail me for more info if you are interested.

Since I also know that Josh wouldn't want me to leave that post as the first one for too long, here is an unaltered photo of the Palin family. The press didn't want you to know that Ben and I were distant cousins of theirs (for obvious reasons), but now that she isn't even governor anymore, we can finally share the truth.

You'll note that the picture is actually a screen capture from an iPhone. We are fiddling around with adding chapters to The Six Pack so that you'll be able to get right to your favorite segment more easily. This once again proves our slogan, "Ben and Dave: Working Hard For You."

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friend And DJ

I lost a long-time and really good friend last night, Josh Link. He was better known in this town as DJ Josh Link, though I will always remember him as perhaps the only person who loved playing with Transformers more than me. Josh had an incredible spirit and love of life, and I literally can only picture him smiling. He was one of those people who lived how he wanted to live, followed his dreams everyday and made everyone's life better for having known him. Sometimes those things can sound cliche, but I assure you not so with Josh.

When Josh and I would talk on AIM, our conversations always began with one of two phrases, either "Hey DJ" or "Hey Comic." Then our philosophic debates, which one way or another got back to Megatron's relationship with Starscream, would begin. Nothing would ever be resolved, and we'd do it again a week or two later.

Our families have been like real family for over 20 years and Josh will be missed in a way I can't describe. The reminiscing about the vacations to Sanibel and Disney Land has already begun.

We played a mash-up of Josh's on episode 5 of The Six Pack. You can check it out here.

Josh, I will continue to follow the dream that we always talked about it, but now I'll do it for both of us. And yes, I do expect you to pull some strings when you are taking a break from spinning the beats for all the cool people up there.

Goodbye, friend...

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Triple Play Down Memory Lane

The Phillies turned an unassisted triple-play to end yesterday's game against the Mets, only the second time in baseball history that's happened, and the first since 1927 . You'd think Major League Baseball would want people to see that, but they have been deleting all the clips of it on YouTube. I finally found this clip of the play on Yahoo! Sports, which is "powered by" Dunkin' Donuts. You all know that I find their coffee overrated, so we'll just pretend this clip is sponsored by the place I get my iced-hazelnut on 86th and Broadway.

For those of you who don't care about baseball, or sports for that matter, let me set this clip up a little differently for you. Pretend it's Liza Minelli pitching, Judy Garland hitting, Madonna catching and Cher being tagged out at second.

Now that I have all bases covered (pun intended), here's the clip...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

3D Now In 2D!

Below is the trailer for James Cameron's "Avatar", which supposedly is going to revolutionize the way we watch movies. (Though not the way we eat popcorn, which will remain drenched in butter and from a giant bucket.) You kinda lose something while watching revolutionary 3D in our stale, boring 2D, but I just can't afford to turn this site into 3D yet. With that in mind, enjoy the James Cameron's future, sans Leonardo DiCaprio on a sinking boat...

Thursday, August 20, 2009



The picture above is of Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed, the man responsible for the bombing of Pan-Am flight 103, in December of 1988. Despite being sentenced to life in prison, the Scottish government has decided to free him because he has only a few months to live after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

I obviously don't have to explain the ridiculousness of a man who killed 270 innocent people by blowing up a plane walking up the stairs to board a plane with that slogan on it.

The very definition of irony. You just can't make this stuff up.

Gender Confusion


This woman, or man, or perhaps little of both, South African track star Caster Semenya, is being investigated for being a man pretending to be a woman. Seems to me you would try a little harder than this picture indicates if you were really trying.

Right, right? Am I right, people? Is this thing on?

The best quote about this story from the piece I just read comes from South African team manager, Phiwe Mlangeni-Tsholetsane (pronounced just as it's spelled), who said, "We entered Caster as a woman and we want to keep it that way."

Well, that sounds convincing, doesn't it?

More in one minute (literally), as I just saw the most ironic picture ever but can't figure out how to put two pictures in one post. Hey, I'm a comedian not a computer programmer...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NBC = No Bold Comedy

We saw District 9 over the weekend which was absolutely freakin' awesome. Whether you like sci-fi or not you will appreciate this movie for it's innovative film-making, great story and deeply philosophical plot. It made me wanna be a better alien. I mean comedian. Uhh, right, right, comedian.

Before the movie, as has become custom these days, they show you commercials, mini-TV episodes, tell you to that you should pee, that you shoudn't talk, that you should eat popcorn, and should shut off your cell phone/silence your baby. Then, just as you are comfortably numb, you get the eighteen previews. Amongst all that was this horrific, partly disturbing commercial for Jay Leno's new show on NBC. The only thing funny about it was the silence that it caused while people were watching and then the man behind me muttering "What the fuck?", at the end of it.*

Now enjoy this over-produced, group-think, hackneyed comedic short that I'm sure cost more money than I've made in 11 years of the biz...

Steve Allen, Jack Parr, Johnny Carson must be rolling in their graves right now. And not the rolling with laughter kinda rolling.

*There might have been one sorta funny line in there but I can't remember it and really couldn't force myself to watch it again...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Craigslist Isn't Just For Murderers

We've gotten a huge response to our new segment, "Missed Connections Set to Love Songs", on this week's Six Pack. Just in case you haven't heard it (I don't wanna hear your excuses), click play below it'll take you right to the segment...

Oh, and yea, I figured out how to center the audio player. Miracles can happen...

Click 'N Play


The innovations and high-end technology never end here in Rubinville. (Even thought I can't figure out how to center said innovations and high-end technology.)

Just click the play button on the little gizmo above and you can listen to the new episode of the Six Pack right here. Lotsa good stuff in there, but I think you all will particularly enjoy our new segment, "Missed Connections Set to Love Songs."

Now click 'n play and I'll return later...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dumbo Ain't Just A Flying Elephant

I don't often announce where I will be here on Rubinville, since as we all know the internet is filled with stalkers, murderers, abortionists and politicians. However, today is a special day as Ben is co-presenting a new party in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Sure, when we all think back to the movie Dumbo we generally think of the racist, singing crows, but that has nothing to do with this particular event. At least as far as I know. Drop the "D" and add a "G" for gay, and you've got some fantastic times, for sure.

So, if you live in the NYC-area, and you wanna see me live, in a v-neck t-shirt, get moving. 2-for-1 drinks 'til 9 pm...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Say What Now?

Hillary Clinton made some interesting remarks today while in Nigeria. Take a looksie...

Now, I can accept that Hillary believes that George W. Bush stole the election in 2000 and even that it had something to do with his brother Jeb, who was at the time the Governor of Florida. And, I can even accept her venting about while in a foreign nation. What I can't understand however, is why she was feeling herself up the whole time she was talking about it. Does it sexually turn her on to think that elections can be stolen? Did she secretly sleep with GWB to get back at Bill? Do her breasts get itchy when she is telling the truth?

I report, you decide...

That's What I Call Talent

I've had a busy couple days here, hence the disappearance from my own website. I'm sure you've all been kept amused by Six Pack #11, though. You have listened already, right, right?

I don't have much time today actually, but I wanted to at least give you something, so enjoy the picture of Emma licking her own nose. Believe it or not, I got that unblurry picture on the first try, which is actually mathematically impossible.

Now excuse me, I am off to do more mathematically impossible things, like find a salad in NYC for under 10 bucks...

Sunday, August 09, 2009

...And Knowing Is Half The Battle

In the stunner of the summer, I saw the GI Joe movie today and have to say I loved it. It was action-packed, silly, fun and actually had a cool, cohesive plot. They set it up to be a real series of films and didn't dumb it down like the train-wreck that was Transformers 2. Either that, or I temporarily reverted to my 1986 self.

They did change the origin of Cobra Commander, which I was fine with cuz although I like this scene from the original GI Joe movie, many people thought it changed too much of the back-story. Here is a clip of that.

Oh, can you guess who the voice of the guy talking at the beginning of this clip is? No Googling, please...

Friday, August 07, 2009

A Real (Un)American Hero

The new GI Joe movie comes out today. You know, the non-cartoon one where GI Joe isn't even an American anymore but instead an "international" fighting force. Allow me to remind Hollywood of this sacred phrase...

"GI Joe is the codename for America's daring, highly-trained, special-mission force. It's purpose, to defend human freedom from Cobra, a ruthless, terrorist organization."

In case that isn't enough of an explanation of GI Joe's American origins, check out this clip from the beginning of the original GI Joe movie, where the Joe's stop Cobra from blowing up the Statue of Liberty and then Duke flies an American flag to the top of her crown.

Damn self-hating Hollywood Commies.

For those of you interested in some good, old-fashioned, all-American fun, the new Six Pack will be up later today...

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Six Pack Press


The Six Pack got a nice mention in today's NY Post regarding our interview with Bethenny Frankel. Pick up a copy and flip to the TV section to check it out. Or, for those of you who don't want to get your hands dirty, just click here.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Margarita Of The Future

The new Six Pack just went up and in it we interview NYC Housewife star, Bethenny Frankel. I won't give away anything here except to say that she has invented a new margarita that is less calories than a glass of wine. Clearly, the best idea ever.

Take a listen at the Six Pack site, or subscribe already by clicking here.

That is all...