Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Long Time Ago, in Mississippi

In a story that seems too-perfect even for Rubinville, the students of the University of Mississippi have voted for Admiral Ackbar to be their new on-field mascot. For those of you unfamiliar with the Admiral (and shame on you), he was the Supreme Commander of the Rebel Alliance Fleet, most famously during the second attack on the Death Star.

While he had an impressive military career, his most tenuous moment came here, during a very precarious moment for the Rebels....

Seeing as the Rebels ending up winning that battle it seems to be that Admiral Ackbar would be the perfect mascot.

Oh, if only I could go back to college...

A Dick Joke

Bill Maher was the guest on Joy's show last night and Dick Cheney's bad heart came up. This clip is proof that not all "dick jokes" are hack...

Now that we got Joy for The Six Pack, hopefully Bill Maher won't be too far down the road. It's coming together, I can feel it.

Or is that just the feeling of a burnt tongue from the too-hot green tea I just drank?

Either way, good stuff!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Joyful Moment

Perseverance pays off.

Ben and I finally landed our interview with Joy Behar earlier today, for next week's Six Pack. She joined us right after taping today's View so had plenty to say about the Jersey Shore gang (who were on the show), her beginnings in comedy and why the gay community has rallied around her.

We also posted the most recent Six Pack just a moment ago, with guest Joy's HLN colleague Jane Velez-Mitchell. You've probably got it waiting for you in iTunes, but I like to offer up little treats for ya right here...

Latest Episode. Click it. You Know You Want To.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hello, Dave


The universe is talking, people. Something a long time in the works is coming tomorrow.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger or Dog?

I'm as excited as the next guy that Tiger is one step closer to playing golf again, but why did he have to end the speech with this rather uncomfortable kiss with his mother?*

I think we're finally getting to the route of all the sexual dysfunction...

*I don't really care that he's back, the sentiment was purely for the joke.

Thursday, February 18, 2010



There never a reason not to post a picture of Bea, but just wait til you see this.

Click and wonder.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Live to Tape

Ben and I are recording the show this afternoon so I thought I'd give you guys an opportunity to throw some comments/questions/thoughts/angry rants at us before we tape.

You know what to do. The choice is yours.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Rubinville Retraction

My tweeps (that's Twitter friends for you old-timers) and those of you who have commented on my last post have cause me to write a correction. While writing my list of top-five NES games, I completely forgot about the second installment of the Zelda series: The Adventure of Link. It was one of my favorites for sure, and my brother and I took turns in different spots until we finally beat it. (We then took a picture of the screen with us on each side of the TV and sent it to Nintendo Power magazine. Yea, we were cool.)

Here is a YouTube video of a very monotone man talking about the game...

So, that being said, here is my adjusted list...

  1. Super Mario Bros.
  2. Contra
  3. Adventure of Link
  4. Bases Loaded
  5. Metroid
Yes, yes, I know it doesn't quite make sense that I removed number 4 from the previous list (Punchout) while leaving number 5 (Metroid). But, I carefully thought this all through as to not make another error, and that is how I feel. Plus, Tyson's sordid personal history didn't help him in the final selection process.

Tomorrow, Genesis games!

Old School, New Money

An old-school 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System just sold on Ebay for $13,105. Why would someone pay so much for an old video game system, you ask? Good question. Ill answer that by quoting from the Yahoo! article about the story...

"Why? Not the console itself, but one of the games bundled with it -- a deeply obscure 1987 release called Stadium Events, a highly sought-after collectors' item. But it wasn't even the game itself that was worth the bulk of the money -- it was the original cardboard box, which collectors value at a breathtaking $10,000. Fewer than 10 complete copies of the game are thought to exist, and retro gaming aficionados consider it one of the hardest-to-find NES games ever made."

I actually have no recollection of game they're talking about, but this does give me a good time to give me top five NES games ever. I know this is gonna be highly controversial, and I look forward to reading your lists...

  1. Super Mario Bros.
  2. Contra
  3. Bases Loaded
  4. Mike Tyson's Punchout
  5. Metroid
Let the controversy begin!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Six Pack #32


Latest Episode. Click it. You Know You Want To.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mike Tyson Punched Out

It was 20 years ago today that Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in the best boxing match I've ever seen. (I've probably watched about five fights total, but still.) I remember the night very clearly because it was the same evening as the NBA Dunk Contest, and my brother and I angled two TV's, one in the living room one in the basement, so that we could sit on the stairs and watch both events. I think it still stands as the only time I watched TV on the while stairs. And that includes The Stair Master, which I have never tried.

Since I know you all care, Buster Douglas lost his only title defense to Evander Holyfield. And Dominique Wilkins won that dunk contest.

I sense this post might cause a gay revolt here at Rubinville. Hmm, lemme think of something gay. Oh yea, did you guys watch The View this morning? Apparently, Whoopi has a leaky vagina.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Straight Marraige. Ewwww.

Today is George Stepha...George Stephona...Stehpan...Umm, that George guy, on Good Morning America's birthday. His wife "surprised" him with this little routine. If it's possible, I think it actually made me gayer...

"I shaved my legs and made you a steak."

Thank God I'm gay.

A Snowy Treat

Yea, I even blog when it's snowing outside.

People are freaking out all over the east-coast and weathermen are frothing out the mouth cuz of some snow. As you can see, I managed to get outside today and be my usual, productive, chipper self.

Not only did I get out, I even took a little video of an adventure I had with Emma. Click here and enjoy...

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Rubinville: A New Hope


I know, I can't believe there was never a Jedi cartoon of me here, either.

The pic above, like much of our Six Pack artwork was done by Andy Deihl, who not only does great work but somehow makes me feel silly be even saying "thanks." You can check out plenty more of Andy's stuff here.

And you know what? This is my site, so I'm thanking you publicly and you can't stop me.

Thanks dude.

I also wanna give a major thanks to my trusty webslinger, err, I mean webmaster, Steve, who has done all the redesigns on the many versions of Rubinville. We started this thing before anyone was blogging, just as some scribble on a napkin at a pizza place here in NYC, and it's come pretty damn far. So, a public thanks goes to you too, Steve. And you guys should all check out Steve's band Bluish.

We're still tinkering and fiddling with some of the redesign, and your comments, thoughts and advice are welcome. Unless they are negative, we just can't deal with that kind of stuff.

Also, you might have noticed I stuck a donation button up there. I did this once for a few weeks a couple years ago but then decided to take it down because somehow getting any money for all this seemed like selling-out. Frankly, I can't even remember how or why I thought that, but your donations are welcome and I promise they will all be used pretty much to feed and/or clothe me.

Oh, and maybe the occasional margarita. If you'd like your donation to be specifically used for margaritas please note that on the donation page...

Monday, February 08, 2010

Super Bowl = Super Betty

Why even discuss the game at all, when clearly the best part of the day was this commercial starring the fantastic Betty White. Pretty spry for 88...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

A Remake of a Remake of a Remake of a...

Everyone is in a tizzy over this new Alice in Wonderland Movie starring Johnny Depp. (Doesn't it seem like he's already made this movie ten times?). I'll probably see the new one, though I doubt it'll compare to the 1985 made-for-TV movie that was chock full of stars, including this rather odd scene with Carol Channing...

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wow, Just Wow

This bumbling, stammering, fumbling man is the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.


The Three Ch's: China, Child and Chain

Why is this 2 year old boy chained to a pole? I'd explain, but you should probably just click here for the full explanation.

I'm pretty sure this kid will run a bondage club in Shanghai in about 20 years...

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

"The Only Thing We Have to Fear..."

...Is Fear Itself."

FDR said that in his inauguration speech while talking about the depression and how we could turn the economy around almost 80 years ago.

Today, though, I use it to describe another amazing change that is about to happen. Over the next few days there are gonna be changes here in Rubinville, culminated in a big change in about a week or so. Those of you who have been with me since the beginning have seen many makeovers over the years, and it is once again time for a little urban renewal. Some of the changes will happen piece by piece so may or may not notice them, and then suddenly, without warning, this place will have the full-makeover. Think of it as like when Oprah brings out an ugly woman and changes her into a slightly less-ugly woman.

Wait, wait, that's not to say that Rubinville is or ever was ugly, that was more a comment on the Oprah makeover shows.

The point is, don't fear the changes, and especially don't fear that all the comments seem to be down at the moment, they are coming back, I promise.

Plus, why fear things that go on around here? Rubinville is a designated "no fear zone."

The Mask and The Jedi: A Love Story

Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor are going gay in their next movie. Not sure what to make of it from the trailer, but take a look for yourself...

Monday, February 01, 2010

Sandra Burnhard's the Crowd

We interviewed the fabulous Sandra Bernhard for The Six Pack this week. It should be up in a day or two, but in the meantime, check out this fantastic clip of Sandra telling a crowd what she thinks of their lack of energy...