Gynomite’s Reading Room

October 15, 2010 at 10:08 am (cuteness, food, Los Angeles, music, my life, pop culture, research, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

This was an interesting post about how movie stars may be internalizing movie scripts more than the rest of us.  Movie scripts in this post are not actual scripts, but rather the prescribed ways of behaving that we get from every romcom on earth.  You know, like how if you hate a guy, it means you’ll end up with him (every Katherine Hiegl movie), or how every woman needs to be “rescued” from their asshole boyfriend by the nice guy waiting in the wings (Wedding Crashers, Leap Year).  But I digress.  This is about Ms. Jolie.

Russian Love Videos- when can we get them here in America?  (For Lemondrop)

UFOs over Manhattan?  Don’t worry folks, we can still be cynical about it!

Big Top Cookie, for when baby cookies will not do. (for Lemondrop)

And you thought American TV was exploitative?  Here’s a Japanese game show where the object is apparently to convince small children that zombies are attacking and they are the only ones who can stop it.  What they didn’t count on in this clip is one little boy going to town on the zombie’s head, terrified and doing his best to protect his brother and sister.

I caught McRib Fever for Lemondrop.  Note: I did not actually eat a McRib.

Because I am tired of all these blog top ten lists but unable to fight anymore, here’s the 7 most awesome numbers between 1 and 10!

I couldn’t stop freaking out over Abed’s background storyline, so let me write about it.  Thanks!

Scientists are suggesting that cancer is essentially manmade.  It’s not that it didn’t exist before, but it was incredibly rare.  We did this, with pollution and shitty diets.  Ouch.

I wrote about a Twilight-themed class they’re teaching at California State University.

This blonde haired, blue eyed girl was runner up for Miss India New Zealand.  People are furious. Also, there’s a Miss India New Zealand competition.


On the left, silly.


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Ask Gynomite!

May 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm (ask gynomite, New York, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

In her former life, Emily “Gynomite” Gordon was a couples and family therapist licensed in 2 1/2 states.  In this life, she’s a freelance fighter of your emotional woes.  Write her at all emails stay confidential.  You can also check her out on her weekly column over at Lemondrop.  Today, Gynomite takes on safety in the big city.

This is not really a crazy person or relationship question, but I just moved to New York about a month ago, and this place terrifies me.  I live in an ok neighborhood, but do you have any tips on how a girl can keep herself safe in a big city?

I went through the same feelings when I moved here too, and it’s more of a mental health question than you might think!

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Impromptu gallerying

April 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm (art) (, )

I was walking on W 13th St today and right around 10th Ave I happened to see this enormous warehouse space with its doors chucked open.  Inside this nameless place was… art.  An awesome two floors of somebody’s work, busting at the seams with pop cultureness.  I wandered around for a while, took a few pics, and vowed to return with everyone I know.

Today, I love New York.

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Got a video camera? Want $500?

March 16, 2010 at 7:28 am (Comedy) (, , , )

My pal David Angelo is a comedian with some of the most one linery one liners in history.

MS Word accidentally formatted my suicide note into a resume layout. On the upside, I got a job at Best Buy!

Chastity Bono is transitioning from female to male. This will make her almost as gay as Cher.

My personal trainer says it’s always wise to triceps before I biceps.

Today he’s launching a contest challenging YOU (yes, you) to tell his jokes better than he does, and if you record yourself doing one of his bits and send it to him, you could win $500 and the admiration of all your friends.  Here, I’ll let David tell you more about it:

Go to CodeName: Joke today to get all the info, pick your favorites, and then go for it!  You have until May 31st!

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This is where I live.

March 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm (video games) (, )

Brett Kemper made an amazing Zelda-style map of NYC over here, and I encourage you all to go and find your own neighborhood on it.

Definitely some Octorock monsters in Bushwick he forgot to fill in…

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Comix is the best comedy club on earth

February 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm (Comedy) (, , , , )

I work here part time, so sure, I might be a bit biased, but not much.  This past week, we hosted Aziz Ansari for four days of complete celebrity-soaked madness.  Here’s my favorite picture of it all, taken by Kirill.

That's Kanye West on the right.

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Pop Quiz Time!

January 28, 2010 at 7:44 am (movies, my life, New York) (, , )

What’s the difference between these two posters, which are up in essentially every train station in my life?

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Two Pictures That Make Me Proud of the Life I Am Leading

January 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm (Comedy) (, , , , , , , )

The Holy Trinity: Rich Sommer from Mad Men, Eugene Mirman, and John Hodgman at Union Hall, where they got along famously. Picture by Olivia

The signed "I'm with Coco" poster for Comix's big Haiti benefit tomorrow night. So cool.

The show itself is sold out (wah wahhh), but Comix is selling other awesome stuff for charity, go here to bid on it!

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Concrete jungle where dreams are made of…

January 24, 2010 at 5:26 pm (my life) (, , , , , )

Today Kumail and I realized a dream/masochistic compulsion by visiting all five boroughs in one day.  We have a car, which made the trip somewhat easier, so we left at about 12:30 today and got started.  I didn’t always remember I had a camera, and we didn’t always get to do what we set out to do, but if anyone is thinking of doing this, here are some fun random things to do in the fun random boroughs.

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Do not provoke the homeless

January 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm (Comedy) (, , , , , , , )

Here’s a funny ad for 92 Y Tribeca about advice for tourists from New Yorkers.  It’s got David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, and Kumail!

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