Sunday, September 30, 2007

Eating out in NYC

Special thanks goes out to the frisky sushi chef at Imperial Garden for this "Sunday Giggle" contribution.

I don’t even want to know what is in the Volcano Roll.

Even though Imperial Garden is a Chinese restaurant, they have a sushi bar in their small dining room. I don’t think there is enough difference between Japanese and Chinese to call it fusion cuisine. I think they are just trying to hedge their bets.

Now I have to try to talk them into offering nyotaimori.

Bon appetite you cheeky monkeys!

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

Miss the Gipper


"A moment I've been dreading. George [Bush] brought his ne're-do-well

son around this morning and asked me to find the kid a job. Not the

political one who lives in Florida. The one who hangs around here all

the time looking shiftless. This so-called kid is already almost 40 and

HAS NEVER HAD A REAL JOB. Maybe I'll call Kinsley over at The New

Republic and see if they'll hire him as a contributing editor or

something. That looks like easy work"

~ Ronald Reagan in his recently published diaries, May 17, 1986.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Loonie Tunes

The America dollar continues to weaken at an alarming rate.

The Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. dollar this morning for the first time since November 1976. The euro also soared to its highest-ever level against the dollar, trading above $1.40 for the first time since the currency was introduced in 1999.

For those of you who don't already know, the Canadian dollar is often referred to as the "loonie".

The loonie has been gaining on its American counterpart since bottoming out below 62 cents in early 2002. It has recently been on a spectacular run, up from 95 cents at the start of September and from under 90 cents last spring.

The weakening dollar will make your trip abroad cost more than you ever thought possible.

It will make two-way overseas trade with other countries very difficult for the American businessman.

And who can we thank for this?

I would look to this looney.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Equal Opportunity?

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger-but recognize the opportunity.

John F. Kennedy

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Fashion Week ends ... Thank God

I spent most of last week at one fashion show after another.

We were filming several of the shows for a French film company.

You can easily tell the sexuality of every man at a fashion show.

If he is looking at the clothes ... Gay
If he is looking at the girls ... Straight

On Saturday it was Lacoste and Y3 by Yamamoto.

On Monday it was Alberta Ferretti
(Beautiful models and excellent music*)
*Check out "Someone Great" by LCD Soundsystem
-available at itunes-

In my humble opinion*, I would have gone for "North American Scum" (Kris Menace Remix) by LCD Soundsystem instead.
-also available at itunes on the North American Scum EP-
It has a much better beat for the thumping heeled hooves of teenage girls.
*Disclaimer ... This is coming from someone who calls fashion rocking a pair of Levis 501s and a white button down Ralph Lauren shirt.

And to round out the good times ... on the night of September 11th, for my birthday, I had unpleasant honor of sitting through the Just Sweet show.

For those of you who are fortunate enough not to know, Just Sweet is Jennifer Lopez's new line of "clothing".

This show was so tacky, that I had trouble even concentrating on the beautiful women. You really had to feel sorry for the young girls that had to wear this stuff.

The one exception was most likely this model (Pictured below)

I think the photographer standing next to me must have taken this shot.

Jennifer showed her ass once again with this line of garbage.

Then again ... with a stud muffin like Marc Anthony as a husband ... how can you go wrong?

I love these two youtube clips from the 2006 and 2007 fashion weeks done by local comedian Dave Hill.

Funny stuff.

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Halloween's right around the corner

Speaking of haute couture ...

This costume is called "Cat from Hell"

I really love my cat Manhattan.

So much so, that I would never make her wear this type of outfit for Halloween.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mistaken Identity

My friend just called me in a panic.

Apparently he placed a Sixty three thousand dollar bid for an item on ebay and then found out that the auction was for something other than he was expecting.

He is a major Black Eyed Peas fan, who has an undying attraction to Fergie (Something that I do not share), and he must have misunderstood the item description.

Like myself, he lives in New York City and has no need for a car.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Good, The SuperBad and the Ugly

So far, this has been a slow week of work for me, so I decided to see a couple movies in the theater.

Last weekend I went to see "SuperBad".

I thought the actors and filmmakers combined to make a very funny movie. I think they did a great job of showing the many facets of the true High School experience. I certainly felt homesick for homeroom. It is the perfect movie to see if you need some really good laughs.

Be warned that this film contains one of the best jokes involving Tiananmen Square in the history of cinema.

To balance out the excellent but sophomoric humor of "SuperBad", this afternoon I went to "No End in Sight".

This film was intelligent and powerful. I urge everyone to take the time to see this film on DVD or in the theater.

It contains interviews with many of the people closest to President Bush in the days leading up to, and throughout the Iraq War.

Some of the most credible interviewees: former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; former Iraq ambassador Barbara Bodine; retired Gen. Jay Garner; Marine Lt. Seth Moulton; and Colin Powell's chief of staff, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.

Left wingers will find themselves shaking their heads throughout the film. At other times you might find yourself in tears, like I did.

Right wingers MIGHT be impressed by the honest interviews with Richard Armitage, and several career soldiers (Army and Marines). Their insightful comments clearly demonstrate the stupidity of the high level decisions made throughout the invasion and occupation.

Frankly, I would hope at this point that you don't need your own catastrophic loss to see the writing on the wall.

In fact, if you can sit through this whole movie and still blindly support the Iraq War ... I strongly suggest you go fight and die for it.

Frankly I am sick to death of the uninformed morons who sit in the safety of this country, on their inactive fat asses, and stubbornly support this war. If it is that important to you, go fight and die for it. God knows it would raise the collective intelligence level of this country if you did.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Conspiracy Theory Rock

This was aired only once, and was never seen again.

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