Friday, May 28, 2010

A Smoking Baby for Memorial Day

I know it's been a little slow around here this week, so as a gift before you head off for your Memorial Day weekend, enjoy this video of a two year old in Indonesia smoking a cigarette....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Farenheit 91


Meteorologists here at the Rubinville Weather Center are telling me it's gonna be a scorching 91 degrees out there today. I've already begun the day with an iced coffee, and will shortly put an ice pack in my underwear before I head outside. Flip flops will also be heavily involved in today's operations.

Taping episode #42 of The Six Pack later this afternoon. I hope the heat doesn't melt all our fancy podcasting equipment...

Friday, May 21, 2010

30 Years Young

Today is a day that goes down in video game history as it is the 30th birthday of the original Pac-Man arcade game. The version pictured above is far fancier than the first one I remember playing in the back of Mario's Pizzeria back in the early 80's. And no, as far as I know the Mario who owned that pizza joint had no relation to another famous video game Mario.

Luigi's Pizzeria across the street from Mario's though, was in fact owned by the video game Luigi. A very colorful fella, by the way. Really loved mushrooms, if I remember correctly.

I can only imagine how many quarters I pumped into Pac-Man back then, though it was probably less than the amount of quarters I've pumped into NYC parking meters, which is ironic because I don't even have a car.

Now excuse me, I have to go make a few strangers' day by filling up their meters.

Call me Meter-Man!

Hmm, maybe they can make that into a video-game...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

So This is What Moses Felt Like

Sadly, I had left my staff up near the pool and nothing happened.

OK, that's all for Turks pics, back to regular posting tomorrow...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Back from Turks. Waaaaaa!

We're back from our week in a tropical paradise and I must say it was everything it was hyped to be. But don't take my word for it, listen in to The Six Pack and find out about it for yourself.

Oh, wait, that's my word, too. Whatever, you know what I mean..

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Well, I Never!


I have three thoughts about this picture, taken at the Time Magazine 100 Gala:

1. Betty is mining for material for Saturday Night Live.

2. Rue McClanahan got a really great facelift.

3. Sarah Palin has a gun behind Betty's back.

If it ain't one of those I really just don't know what to say.

Monday, May 03, 2010

I'm in a New York State of Mind


By now you've all heard of the attempted car bombing in New York's Time Square. In a great testament to New York City, life went on as usual over the weekend, I was in the Time Square subway station yesterday and you would never have known that anything out of the ordinary had happened. The tourists were wandering around cluelessly, the homeless people were walking around smellily and the hipsters were moseying around hipsterly. We just go on here like nothing went down, and though sometimes we forget to see that, it's pretty great when you realize how this truly is the city that never sleeps, or stops.

The car in question was found on the corner of 45th and Broadway (pictured above), a corner that I know quite well. It's actually the exact corner that I spent several years on, six nights a week, handing out tickets to one of our many comedy shows. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow (nor sanity), could stop us and we put on many great shows and some not-so great ones. Anyway, maybe I'm off on this one, but do you think there is a chance that this guy was just trying to ruin one of my shows and didn't realize we closed shops at that club a couple years ago? I know it's a long shot, but generally speaking terrorists don't like us liberal, homo, free-speech, comedy types.

Either that, or it also is the same corner of the MTV offices, and maybe the guy just didn't want another season of Jersey Shore. And really, who could blame him?

Ya, I turned a terrorism story into a Jersey Shore joke. A true professional, I am. Must've been all those years spent on the corner of 45th and Broadway.