The Difference Between White And Black People →
Chris Kelly Gets Caught Shop-Lifting →
Newcomers Adjust, Eventually, to New York →
I’ve never done the “move to New York as a 20-something from somewhere else” thing before (I grew up here for the most part), but it’s still interesting to read about people’s experiences. Check out the accompanying interactive feature here as well.
A History of the Democratic National Convention →
Superb interactive feature from the NY Times.
Making 'The Wire' Panel at The Museum of the... →
Think Outside It
Here’s an excerpt of a breakdown I got from my commercial agent today: YOU WILL BE INSIDE A BOX THE WHOLE TIME. IT’S ALL IMPROV, AND YOU WOULD BE PAID AS PRINCIPLE RATE, BUT YOU WOULD INDEED BE LOCATED IN A BOX. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH THAT/CLAUSTROPHOBIA!! Sounds fun!!!
Michael Phelps Returns To His Tank At Sea World →
Phelps, the 6’4”, 200-pound aquatic mammal, and the first ever SeaWorld swimmer to be raised in captivity by foster swimmers (Mark Spitz and Dara Torres), was recaptured by trainer Bob Bowman in a hoop net baited with an entire Dutch apple pie following Phelps’ final Olympic event last Sunday. Phelps was then tethered to the rudder of a container ship bound for St. Petersburg,...
There’s something sad about this story from Neatorama’s Five Hoaxes That Fooled The World: A Professor at the University of Wurzburg in Germany was fooled by his colleagues in the 18th century. They carved limestone into animal shapes and carved the name of God on them in various characters and hid them on a nearby mountain where Professor Beringer liked to hunt for fossils. Beringer...
Mother: The Finale
Mother is having it’s final show on September 27th, 2008. For the uninitiated, Mother is the longest running New York improv team and one of the best improv teams ever, period. With Mother moving on, that means the “Big 4” house teams — The Swarm, Respecto Montalban, and Monkeydick are the other 3 — will have retired from the UCB stage. This post a few years ago by...
Had my birthday on Friday. I spent it the same way I probably spent it when I was 14: going to the Central Park Zoo and getting a bunch of comic books. I haven’t collected comics for a good 10 years, but after seeing The Dark Knight and The Watchmen trailer, I got in a comic book kick and asked for a whole bunch of trade paperbacks for my b-day. Now, I have a giant stack of (comic)books...
Even More on Michael Phelps' Crazy Diet →
A follow up on one of my posts from yesterday.
Big Foot Found →
It’s gotta be fake. The press release just makes the charade sound official.
Michael Phelps and Calories
While watching The Olympics last night, I found out that Michael Phelps’ trainers make him take in at least 8,000 to 10,000 calories A DAY. To put that in perspective, the nutritional values on every item of food you buy from the grocery store is based on a 2,000 calorie-a-day diet. I realize that Phelps is an Olympic athlete in prime physical condition who trains daily, but that number is...
Daily News has a Incredibly Inaccurate Report of... →
paulscheer: I’d love to see the same show that their “Rush and Molloy Spy” saw…this story is pure bunk and makes the show sound incredibly offensive and mean spirited, when in fact, it was an insane fun goof around. The article in question is best summed up by a commenter named “Chumgrinder” “You had a “spy” at a show that was open to the public, with press invited and photographers everywhere? I...
Olympic Balladeer's Voice Was Dubbed →
Yet another story of something phoney happening at this year’s Opening Ceremonies.
Del Close Marathon
Some highlights from this year’s Del Close Marathon: Shows I Watched: The best show I saw this year was Improv Shakespeare. I saw them on Wednesday night at the Hudson Guild and then again on Saturday at UCB. When you see shows like that, you remember why you started doing improv in the first place. For me, seeing Improv Shakespeare gave me the same feeling I had when I watched ASSSSCAT,...
azizisbored: Pretty much no way I wasn’t posting this. Well done kids. Love it!
bullshit: I don’t think this person has ever read a book. Is this real?? This person is RETARDED.
G.O.P. Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States →