Friday, September 29, 2006

One is real, one is fake...

...just like Steve's balls. He's got one that he tells everyone came from the 2004 World Series, signed by Trot Nixon, and one signed by legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver.

I Went To A Yankee Game

It was the Yankees vs. the Orioles. Sitting in front of me, legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver.

Thursday, September 28, 2006


I hear their tiny voices...

They cry out for digital image manipulation...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006

"The Hawaiian Tropic Zone!"

If you're like me, every now and again you'll be walking through the drugstore, buying some lotion, and you'll think "Wow! These guys make such a fine sunscreen (spf 3000 for me, I'm a pale rider on a pale horse) such a fine sunscreen that they ought to open a restaurant/bar/lounge!"

Well, at last, at last, welcome to "The Hottest Place on Earth!"

Deadly Red Vermont Chickens

Hey. No one thought stingrays were deadly either. These beasties will pluck your eyes clean out.

I'm a One Man Electrical Band

A tree in front of a store in the fancy "SoHo" district of New York City:

From the restroom in a rest stop on Interstate 95 in Connecticut:

(For those of you who are not good spellers, "Aut" should be spelled "Out")

Today's Trivia: What does it mean, the title of this post?

Hijinks and a Chart

Some of my close good work friend associates are moving, or have moved downstairs. Some of them work in an actual labyrinth. Here is a photo montage retrospective tribute:

From now on when I can't think of the right word phrase bon mot I'm going to just string several together.

Friday, September 22, 2006

View from the Sidewalk on Sixth Avenue

A wedding in a church that used to be a bank.

*Sixth Avenue is also called "Avenue of the Americas." It's like in Austin, TX, they renamed 1st Street "Cesar Chavez St." I visited there a few months ago, my friend who grew up there kept giving me directions saying "1st Street," but all the signs say "Cesar Chavez St."

Bag o' Sack

It's kind of like a puppet.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

TV Shows with Numbers in the Title

Returning Shows:
One Tree Hill
Two and a Half Men
7th Heaven
60 Minutes
Nanny 911

New Shows:
Six Degrees
The Nine
Twenty Good Years
30 Rock
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

MI-5 (BBC/A&E)
30 Days (FX)
Million-Dollar Listing (Bravo)
Two-a-Days (MTV)
Operation Z.E.R.O. (Cartoon Network)

Bruce Willis Movies:
16 Blocks
Lucky Number Slevin
Alpha Dog
That '70s Show (guest star)
The Whole Ten Yards
The Whole Nine Yards
The Sixth Sense
The Fifth Element
Twelve Monkeys
Four Rooms
The First Deadly Sin (uncredited)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

"I'll Save You, Miss Penelope!"

Today's Fake Trivia

One of the stars of the tv show "NewsRadio" also did the sound effects.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Read the one under this one first

See, the astronauts fixing the space shuttle dropped on of their bolts. (It's true!) And I thought this might be what actually happened:

The stingray is just a patsy!

NASA! You bastards!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Heads up...

Waiting so long for blast-off has given shuttle astronauts the butterfingers.

Here's the story.

inside joke...

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Johnny One-Note

I like reading notes. The kinds of notes you find around the city, like one posted on the outside of a restaurant that happens to be closed for the weekend:

"Jerry. Meet us at the other diner."

Or left under a windshield:

"We use 1 space, not 2 on this block!"

Or this one here:

My brother-in-law Larry loves to leave notes. I guess that's why we get along.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Ain't No Hay Today

VERMONT -- There used to be haystacks, but now there are hay bales, shaped like big old cinnamon rolls. The pitchfork is probably anachronistic.

I am in Vermont now.

It is the green mountain state.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Lego Buckingham Palace

Years ago, I worked for a company that developed grade school textbooks. We were working on a series of social studies textbooks. There was a chapter on British government. To illustrate the chapter we used a picture of a Lego Buckingham Palace. That is, a scale model of Buckingham Palace made out of Legos. Apparently, we were not able to find a picture of the actual Buckingham Palace.

Here is a link to a picture of the Queen admiring a Lego Buckingham Palace.

If only there were more pictures available of British government buildings.

Streets of Gold

Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

In fairness, this photo was taken over a year ago.

Hey Look!

I have located a photo of the Lego Eggos.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Red Sunglasses

If they mated...

They've combined Hershey's candy bar with Almond Joy:

They've also combined Eggo frozen waffles and Lego toy building toys.

What will come next, I say?

Bad Politician / Good Magician

Senator Lieberman, of Connecticut, kind of looks like Teller, of Penn & Teller

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

A few years from now...

Steve Irwin's daughter takes up his mantle. Sort of...

I'm very sorry. I was obviously not raised properly...

All-New Photo Gallery!

Here's some spooky graphitti:

Here's a partly-eaten chicken wing. I'm not naming names, but there's a reason a certain person claims to be able to eat 20 wings at a sitting. (One bite out of each.) (See also this post.)

Here's a mother and daughter that you'd be surprised to know were at the movie "Crank", according to "Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality, nudity and drug use." I mean, for god's sake, the name of the movie is "Crank."

And finally, here's a photo of some bottles of "Rose's Cocktail Infusions." These are "drink mixers" available at the local Key Foods. According to the label, the main ingredient is high-fructose corn syrup. Now I've got nothing against girly-drinks. I'm more likely to enjoy a "Mike's Hard Lemonade" than a beer, and when we came back from Italy last winter, my friends all brought fancy wine, and I brought what was basically alcoholic chocolate syrup (tasty!). But Kool-Aid has the same ingredients (including the food coloring) as "Rose's Cocktail Infusions" for less than 1/4 the cost. The bottles are cool though...

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Katie, Day 1: Worst Case Scenario

During a heart-felt tribute to the Crocodile Hunter, an assistant producer trips over the wire connected to the microphone clipped to Katie's blouse. She probably wishes she had one of those big Edward R. Murrow microphones bolted to the desk.

Please Note: This is a dramatization for educational purposes only.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Outdoor safety tip

Apparently, stingrays are a lot more dangerous than crocodiles...


Sunday, September 03, 2006

McDougal and Quacky

One's a retired cop, one's a duck. Together they solve crimes.

Tribute to Dia Beacon

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Blog of the Week


No relation, as far as I know, to the Pasty Wrench.

via Titivil

Obscure Character Bin

Frosted Flakes

Random Panel

This is taken from a recent comic-book wedding issue.

No reason.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Non-Existent Museums

Anthony Alexis is a candidate for the New York State Senate, from District 20. According to his campaign website:

"In 2004, Mr. Alexis founded a museum called the “Caribbean American Museum of Cultural Arts”. The museum, which is the first Caribbean Museum in the Country, was formed to own and hold collections of appropriate artifacts and promote public expression of Caribbean Culture."

A Google search for “Caribbean American Museum of Cultural Arts” shows that Mr. Alexis got some friends together, got a charter from the University of the State of New York, filed some paperwork, put up a very amateurish website, and got a P.O. box, but that there currently is no actual museum. I understand that these are the first steps for any museum, but it doesn't look like they've made nearly enough progress for him to include it on his very short list of campaign credentials.

And also:

"Pointy birds,
oh pointy pointy.
Anoint my head
anointy 'nointy... "

-Steve Martin