Last summer I frequented a comedy show called Tinkle down in the lower east side. It was a great time compounded by the fact that you just couldn’t help feeling Very New York with twist of hipster. I signed up for their mailing list where they send out info about comedy shows that might appeal to the Tinkle crowd.

They just sent one featuring Nick Swardson and Greg Behrendt. This is Nick Swardson, some of you may have seen his mucho funny Comedy Central special.


Show is $5, Tuesday, April 27th at the Marquee (212-664-5892)
356 bowery (between great jones and e. 4th)
8pm , doors at 730pm – although it might behoove you to be early

I’m going. Who’s in?


Gender Genie confirms masculinity

Reading about the hot abercrombie chick hoax I find that they use the Gender Genie to speculate that the author is male. Of course the next thing I do is check my own writing.

Female Score: 273
Male Score: 360

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!


For the record, HollieG is a woman:

Female Score: 399
Male Score: 253

The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!

double whew!


freshish direct

Since my fantastic yet controversial local Organic market (Healthy Pleasures) left my neighborhood apparently due to a lease dispute I’ve been forced to explore other grocery outlets. Hollie recommended Freshdirect and I broke down and tried it.

Here is the text of my feedback to customer service:

1) The mixed fruit salad is not very fresh. This is Manhattan, I can get fresh fruit seven different ways on every street corner so the standard is high. I would prefer to get higher quality, ideally organic mixed fruit selections. Throw some surprises too. Some papaya, kiwis perhaps, mangos maybe, more berries please.

2) I ordered a pre-made salmon w/ cajon spices. It was tasty and fresh except the middle was completely uncooked. I managed to finish cooking it, but that’s basically cooking which is what I didn’t want to do and why I bought pre-cooked dinners.

3) I find the boxes you pack everything in to be extraordinarily wasteful. One piece of cheese in a box big enough to hold three VCRs can’t be efficient. Why not adopt reusable, heavy-duty plastic containers like Homeruns used to use?


laser-light show that might not suck?

SonicVision is a groundbreaking digitally animated alternative music show. SonicVision takes audiences in the Adler Planetarium’s StarRider Theater on a mind-warping musical roller-coaster ride through a fantastical dreamspace. With a mix by Moby … the music ignites this one-of-a-kind computer-generated musical and visual experience, which uses next-generation digital technology to illuminate the Planetarium’s dome with a dazzling morphing of colorful visions.

Radiohead – Everything in its right place Audioslave – Cochise U2 – Elevation Moby – Into the Blue Stereolab – Metronomic Underground White Zombie – Blood, Milk & Sky Goldfrapp – Utopia Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentleman We are Floating in Space Brian Eno & David Byrne – Mea Culpa David Bowie – Heroes Coldplay – Clocks Fischerspooner – Emerge
Prodigy – Firestarter Queens of the Stone Age – First it Giveth Moby – We are All Made of Stars The Flaming Lips – Do you Realize? Zwan – Honestly Moby – God Moving Over the Face of the Waters

Seen on MTV2, the network that I thought was supposed to feature music but has already started the slide into “programming” which sucks hard.

Maybe, could it possilbly be ok?



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Captainhoof / Rance

There is rampant speculation as to who is the person behind this blog penned by the pseudonyms Rance and/or Captainhoof. Best guesses include Jim Carrey and Owen Wilson.


Choice excerpt:

I Can Do No Wrong, And That’s Not Right
Take this Meeting:
Me: I’ve got this idea for a movie. You’ve got this guy, a robber. He and the First Lady fall in love at first sight when he’s holding up the branch in DC where she banks, and they go on the lam together, like “The Fugitive.” Nathan Lane is the guy. JEssica Simpson plays the First Lady.
Associate #1: It’s great!
Associate #2: Just like all of your ideas!
Associate #3: You’re like God, except you have better ideas!


What’s your guess?