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Ricky Loved Madonna

Today is August 16th. It’s Madonna’s 48th birthday. That’s not something of which I’d ordinarily make note. Twenty years ago today, August 16th 1986, I was a few months into a new job with AMC Theatres, a job that I would hold for seven years, after having spent a few years after college drifting around bartending, waitering, and DJ’ing. After …

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1:1

This morning’s thunderstorm reconfirmed one of the most durable and immutable laws of the universe, namely that the ratio of rainstorms to uses I get from an umbrella before I lose it, will always be 1:1.

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The Dugout Can’t Handle The Truth.com

The Dugout, Sunday 7pmAnnouncement: “Gentlemen, I’m So & So from TheTruth.com and we are here at the Dugout today looking for men with very hairy backs to cast in a national anti-smoking commerical. This is a paid casting and if you are cast you will also get residuals from future showings of the commercial. You must have a very hairy …

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Bet They Found The Gig On Craigslist

Casting Call: Eight athletic men needed for DVD promotion. You must be fit, dark, sullen and willing to wear a pleather Roman Centurion outfit (including helmet!) outside Grand Central Terminal (in the rain, during rush hour) while carrying a litter of Rome: The Complete First Season box sets, as hundreds of thousands of commuters mock you. If passing homosexual bloggers …

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Hersh Story Grows

Lots of attention is being paid to Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s claim in The New Yorker that the United States engineered the Israeli attack of Lebanon in order to ensure that Hezbollah forces would not be able to attack Israel once the U.S. bombing of Iran begins. Hersh has a track record of exposing U.S. misdeeds, going back …

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Hat Trick!

George Bush on the Lebanon ceasefire: “We can only imagine how much more dangerous this conflict would be if Iran had the nuclear weapon it seeks.” Hey kids, why fail at two simultaneous wars when you can fail at THREE? Buy two disasters, get one free! Every third body bag is on the house! Hey, got any spare teenage males …

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Dead Man’s Chest

I love Johnny Depp, I really do. Edward Scissorhands? Brilliant. But I’m just having trouble wrapping my head around the phenomenal success that Pirates Of The Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest is having. To date, the film has grossed $855 million worldwide, and the thing is still going strong. Next week it will pass Finding Nemo to become the highest …

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Kitchenbeard Does The Pier

My buddy Stephen, the former NY’er also known as blogger Kitchenbeard, was in town this weekend to officiate at his brother’s wedding, as Stephen is a bona-fide internet authorized minister. It appears that San Francisco is treating him well. That’s Stephen on the right of the three men standing in the middle of the picture, on the Christopher Street Pier …

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