Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Paid by the Boob

I'm convinced that's why Marisa Tomei was naked so early and often in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, a pretty good, but not great movie. There were plenty of funny moments in such a depressing story, and I liked seeing the story pieced together and re-told from different perspectives, but the second half of the movie dragged a lot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Great new Blogger feature

Noticed while reading this great new blog post. You can now get follow up comments to your comment on someone else's post e-mailed to you!

Friday, October 26, 2007

What about twins with quirky senses of humor?

They recruited me and Dan for that...

Nut quote:

Not only are the twins complements to each other on the field during a game or in practice, Siedlecki said they are also “teammates for life.”

How quickly things can change

Last night I couldn't get enough drinks, they were just feeding them to me. This morning I sit at my desk thinking about how much I would pay right now to not have to drink something alcoholic...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

World Series

I predict Red Sox win in 6 games and the Series is closer than people expect.

There, I said it

Thoses cheap-ass thin Papermate pens are underrated and actually write pretty well.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Me and Big Papi

As the World Series is about to start, I thought I would share this picture with all of you. This was taken in the summer of 2004, when Papi and I chatted about the best ever episode of Mr. Show. We had the classic debate and I ended up coming down on the side of "The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop," while he chose "Bush is a Pussy." He just adored Kedzie. I'm still not sure who won. Man did we have a rollicking good time talking about the finer points of comedy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Required reading for fans of The Wire

From the latest issue of The New Yorker. Way to go Bubs:

Once [on set], a man pressed a package of heroin into the hands of Andre Royo, the actor who plays the sympathetic junkie and police informant Bubbles, saying, “Man, you need a fix more than I do.” Royo refers to that moment as his “street Oscar.”
Thanks Dan.

Special Baseball Playoffs Separated at Birth

Ryan Garko of the Cleveland Indians and actor Mark Ruffalo.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another weird thing about me

Or maybe this is normal? Oftentimes when I see someone from far away and wave to him/her, I will still say "Hey [person]" even though I know that he/she cannot hear me.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Pinker on Fucking

He's talking about the curse word and many more of its ilk, not the having sex thing. Try this fun psychological test he discusses:

Now try naming the color of the ink in each of these words:

cunt shit fuck tits piss asshole

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mmm, Bacon

Wanted to give a shout-out to 'wichcraft today for providing me with some excellent bacon as part of my turkey sandwich. The key was that it was still moist and flavorful, as opposed to most bacon I come across, which is burnt to a crisp and disgusting.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Apparently, this is an "exclusive word" not allowed on websites on par with "fuck" or "shit":

lincoln's\ mistake

Error in the "Error Message"

This is the only way that I can get off at work:


Geocode failed. Check configuation settings

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Congratulations Cleveland

The Indians did a wonderful job of stifling the Yankees for the better part of four games and taking full advantage of the Yankees' mediocre starting pitching for a well-deserved series victory. However, it's still pretty obvious to me that manager Eric Wedge should not have started Paul Byrd, who was very fortunate to give up only two runs in five innings of mediocre work. I actually said before the game that Byrd should have refused to pitch and forced Wedge to start C.C. Sabathia instead, but I guess that never could have happened.

Later in the game, Wedge made another mistake by inserting Joe Borowski to pitch the ninth inning. Rafael Betancourt had just pitched a brilliant eighth inning using only twelve pitches. He is a far superior pitcher to Borowski and should have at minimum started the ninth. Borowski flirted with disaster, but survived, so Wedge still looks "smart." Unfortunately his general strategy is indicative of a conventional/conservative managing style that may or may not come back to bite him in the ass against Boston. It truly amazes me that managers still make so many basic mistakes, but I guess if the market is choosing people like this to manage baseball teams then maybe I am the fool.

Finally, this looks like the end for Joe Torre in New York. He seems like a nice guy, but he has also been a corpse in the dugout for the past five or six years.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Topics of Discussion

1. Why do girls ALWAYS think they look bad or will look bad in candid photos? Do they think that they look bad walking around all the time? If yes, don't worry girls, only some of you look bad, and I'm not gonna be taking pictures of you.

2. Why is it that when your cell phone gets stolen, people always make $600 worth of calls to Africa? Is it because these people really wanna call home and would prefer stealing your cell phone, with all the associated risks, over buying a $10 phone card? Do they think, "Oh, I haven't called Mom in awhile, better jack a phone."? Or do phone thieves just get off on dialing random numbers and spending your money? Better yet, maybe most phone thieves secretly work for call centers in India, showing the phone companies how important they are because of how they deal with these mini-crises all the time?

Never mind all this. Perhaps, as Mulatto Jesus says, the answer is simpler: "Africa probably has the best phone sex."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Is it weird that...

...part of me wants to read either Metro or AMNY on the subway every morning, but another part of me doesn't want to because I don't want to get newsprint on my hands? Thus I often spend mornings reading over peoples' shoulders until they get creeped out.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Being a kid again

Try eating an ice cream sandwich. That should do the trick.