The world, she is tiny.

March 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm (music, my life) (, , , )

The gym we go to in our Brooklyn neighborhood is stuffed with all sorts of interesting types.  One woman Kumail and I see all the time is this woman with incredibly long long long hair and very scant outfits, and she is noteworthy because she is there every single time we are there, no matter the hour.  We see her constantly.

So, as I mentioned in the post before, Kumail was one of Paper Magazine’s “Beautiful People Class of 2010″, which is awesome.  We were looking through the other people they picked, and holy shit, we saw this woman from our gym!  Turns out her name is Susanne, she’s a German musical genius that fronts a band called No Bra, and she recently moved from London to Brooklyn!  Also she goes to our gym.

Kumail and I freaked out for about an hour, but I’ll understand if you don’t.  I merely wanted to remind you how small the world was, and really, this was an excuse to show you one of No Bra’s videos.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen or heard.

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Kumail in Paper Magazine!

March 30, 2010 at 11:45 am (Comedy, my life) (, )

Go read all about it here!

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Things You Didn’t Know About Mr. Brady

March 29, 2010 at 7:23 am (television) (, , , )

Sure sure, we all know he was gay, but did you know that Robert “Mr. Brady” Reed was a Shakespearean actor that used to fight for the integrity of The Brady Bunch tooth and nail?

It’s true.  Jump to read a few choice selections from one of many memos he wrote Sherwood Schwartz about the show, and then go to the link to read the entire memo, which is hilarious.  This one is about Episode 116, “The Hair-Brained Scheme”, whose plot is described thusly:

In “The Hair-Brained Scheme,” Bobby decides he can become rich quick by selling a hair tonic, for which he has sent away. But as it turns out, Greg is the only customer. Unfortunately for Greg, that’s one customer too many — the tonic turns his hair a shaggy strawberry blond just prior to graduation ceremonies.

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Grocery store protocol

March 29, 2010 at 6:54 am (Comedy) (, , , , )

Here’s a new video from your pals over at Front Page Films!

If you want to see Pete live, come on down to the show I book and he hosts each week, Punch Up Your Life!  Tuesday at 8:30!

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On feminine hygiene and advertising.

March 28, 2010 at 7:11 pm (commercials) (, , )

A few years ago, fuddy-duddy feminine hygiene company Tampax released a hip new product called Tampax Pearl.  Tampax Pearl tampons had plastic applicators (rather than phooey old cardboard) and plastic wrappers, rather than paper.  They were literally the exact same product.

Why am I telling you this?

Two nights ago I bought this package of regular old Tampax.

It’s regular Tampax, but hey, why does it say “Tampax Pearl” on the top of the package?

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I need this for my home.

March 28, 2010 at 8:45 am (cool things i've found) (, )

From Skymall (only $98.95!)

With alleged Bigfoot sightings the world over, from the Himalayas to the Americas, this elusive, mythical legend has been captured for Toscano in a quality designer resin statue and hand-painted for startling realism.
With his characteristically big feet, our more than two-foot-tall Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Statue will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative decor style! Available exclusively through Toscano, our Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti sculpture commands a unique presence in home or garden.

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These Predators can DANCE!

March 27, 2010 at 11:25 am (dance) ()

Or is the plural of Predator still Predator, like deer or moose?

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Mystery of the Day: the Taman Shud case

March 27, 2010 at 10:01 am (cool things i've found) (, , )

On December 1st, 1948, a man was found dead on Somerton Beach in Australia.

He seems to have come from nowhere.

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This is not what a Liz Lemonist looks like.

March 27, 2010 at 8:51 am (television) (, , )

This is a really well-done series of observations about Liz Lemon from 30 Rock that start with this one:

The popular television sitcom 30 Rock premiered in the year 2006. Since that time, each man that I have dated has made a point of saying how much I remind him of the main character on that show, Liz Lemon.

They said this, in each case, while we were breaking up.

But instead of just being a “just because I’m smart and funny don’t call me Liz!” piece, Sady over at Tiger Beatdown hits on some of the things that have always annoyed me about 30 Rock.  She calls 30 Rock’s brand of feminism “Liz Lemonism”.  Come in and get another taste!

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My mom knows Kumail pretty well.

March 27, 2010 at 8:08 am (video games)

A recent present from my parents, to wear on the days he’s not wearing his Halo shorts.

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