Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween!


I'm off to Miami for the weekend for my cousin's bachelor party. So, since I won't be here to scare you on the actual day itself, here is a pre-Halloween fright for you, courtesy of our fantastic graphics guy, Andy Diehl.

I'd write more but I gotta pack for the trip. And I'm also having a strange craving for brains...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pretty Effin' Brilliant

The above is a letter from (I still can't believe it) California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to the members of the California State Assembly. This normally would be rather innocuous, but upon closer inspection if you take the first letter of each line starting with the word "For" and go down, it appears that he is saying, "Fuck You" to the assembly. I'm not sure what the chances are that it could be unintentional, but it's more fun to think it was intentional regardless, in which case, good work, Arnold.

Hmm, that reminds me, I need to write a letter or two myself. Ah, but where to start?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

300,000 More Reasons to Love Bea


It was announced earlier today that Bea Arthur has left $300,000 from her estate to The Ali Forney Center, an organization that offers housing, food, clothing and much more to LGBT homeless youth here in NYC. Bea didn't just believe in this cause in posthumously though, she actually did a free performance of her Broadway show for the center about four years ago, which I went to, even though I had seen the show already. She was brilliant, of course, and clearly it was a worth cause, too.

She isn't the only giver in these hard times, however. It should be noted that earlier today I gave 30 cents to the guy who holds the door open at the bodega...

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Yorkidelphia


The Yankees are in the World Series for the first time since 2004. Interestingly, it also the first time in five years that I didn't attend even a single game, though I guess that could just be a coincidence. In any event, it's New York v. Philadelphia. Hot dogs v. cheesesteaks. Spider-Man (from Queens) v. Rocky Balboa. Something else from NY v. something else from Philly. It's all very exciting. I'll say Yanks in seven games.

Six Pack #21 up this morning. Click here, you lazy bum, you...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

First Row View

Being big-time podcasts does have its benefits, such as yesterday, when Ben and I were seated in the first row of the audience at The View. Special thanks to my friend Tom Kelly, the warmup comedian, who gave us a shout-out and had the whole crowd give us a round of applause.

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to say hi to Joy and tell her about the new segment in honor of her that we debuted on episode 20 of the Six Pack, but Sherri came over and said hi which was really nice. I was gonna ask her to borrow a wig, but Ben said that'd be in poor taste.

We also were given juice and cookies before the show, which I thought was just for VIP's like us, but then I noticed even people in the upper-tier got them, too. Good for them though, they must've been hungry after climbing those stairs to get to their seats.

So, that's it for my last time at The View before being a guest. Next time I'll be on the couch and with a fruit-basket, like all the guests get. (According to my inside sources.)

Perhaps more later, there's only one way to find out...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Enjoy The View

As the big stars we are, Ben and I are headed to The View tomorrow. Sure, maybe we're just sitting in the crowd, but remember, it's small steps people, small steps.

Last time we were there we sat literally in the first two seats of the first row, so it will be hard to top that this time. Hmm, I wonder if Whoopi wants to sit on my lap.

This will be my last time going to The View as an audience member and not a guest. C'mon Secret, don't fail me now.

Full update tomorrow afternoon..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Blame Disney

How'd we all not see this coming?

Shake, Shake, Shake

I really can't even write funny comments for this one, it just kinda does it for itself...

Taping Six Pack tonight. There's so much going on this week that we've got more stories than you can shake a barbell at...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

There's An App For That


Apple has tightwads up in arms over a new Pepsi-sponsored app called, "Amp Up Before You Score." The app, which was designed to promote "Amp" energy-drink, helps men (I assume) pick up 24 different types of women, including "Rebound Girl", "Sorority Girl", and "Cougar."

Of course, Pepsi has already issued an apology for creating the app, though as of yet have not taken it down from the App Store. Over-caffeinated, tech-dorks rejoice!

And I thought the iFart app was the most useless app in existence...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Go Ahead, Knock Yourself Out (Literally)

The bloody footballer pictured above is Seattle Seahawk fullback, Owen Schmitt. While blood is no strange surprise in football, it should be noted that this picture it actually from before the game started, as he decided to smash himself in the head with his own helmet while running out to the field.

I mean, sure, I punch myself in the balls before I go perform stand-up, but that's just to stay humble.

Speaking of pain, I'm getting a lot of conflicting information as to whether you want to take Alleve or Advil for my leg situation. Thoughts, comments, prescriptions?

Monday, October 12, 2009


So, this charley-horse has had me basically stuck in bed all day, alternating between an ice-pack and a Ben Gay Patch.

Ironic, spending almost a full-day with a Ben Gay in my bed when I spend most of my other time with a Gay Ben in a studio...

Better Than Comic Book Guy

For the first time in its illustrious history, Playboy magazine is putting a cartoon character on its cover. No, that that's not Wilma Flintstone pictured above, it is the sublime Ms. Marge Simpson.

Interestingly, Playgirl Magazine will also be doing a cartoon character cover, and my sources say it is down to two finalists, Fat Albert and Skeletor. Will keep you posted.

Unrelated to cartoon nudity, I got by far the worst charley-horse in my leg ever yesterday while playing basketball. First I tried heat, then cold, and now I'm back to heat. I'll gladly take advice from you guys for any other remedy as I'm still in pretty bad pain and for some bizarre reason I trust you guys more than WebMD...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

SiriusXM Today

In an effort to make up for the lack of posting all week around here, Ben and I are guest hosting "The Frank DeCaro Show" today for the full three hours staring at 11 am eastern. Listen in on Sirius channel 109, XM channel 98.

Back to terrestrial stuff next week...

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Just saw a headline on that says, "Ticker: 2016 race 'close as hell,' sources say."

After freaking out that CNN was dumbing us all down by polling us about a presidential race seven years away, I was relieved to find out after clicking that it actually about the host city for the 2016 Olympics.

Why that's better, I'm not sure, but it just is.

According to the article, it's down to Chicago v. Rio. One city is noted for gang murders and an intense drug trade, and the other one is in South America, so we'll have to just have to wait and see what happens.

*Oh, and the picture above is of a stripper pole, since everyone likes those kind more than a boring CNN-style poll...

Only in NYC

My morning started in a bizarre fashion, with a trip down to Wall Street. Generally comedians aren't allowed on Wall Street, especially early weekday mornings, but I was able to navigate through the suited bankers quite well. Why was I going to Wall street, you ask? Well, I don't want to get too deep into the specifics, but let's just say I don't think that people in suits are the only one's who deserve a bailout.

Anyway, I was on my way back uptown and I snapped this image while on the subway. In case you can't tell, it is of two banker-types standing behind a Mexican guy singing and playing the guitar. I gave the Mexican guy 50 cents and the bankers a nickel each.

Ben and I are interviewing Jenni from Bravo's Flipping-Out in a few minutes and then I'll be back with more later. Don't worry, I know I owe ya one for yesterday...