Friday, August 28, 2009

MIchael Jackson Tribute Concert

Click on the link above for details.

Anyone interested in going to the MJ Tribute in Prospect Park tomorrow?

FSJ: You hear the bass and you say "whoa"

This shit sounds like Decepticons having a rave, and I can't get enough of it.

And a nice palate cleanser:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Best Websites???

Sharing this with the group...

It is a listing of the best ("popular") websites rated by Time Magazine.

Some of them you know...some of them you don't. Check it out...I think all of you will be pleasantly surprised.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Secrets revealed.

We all remember the controversy that brewed at Sol and Ashley's over the "secret" referred to in this trailer:

Well, at least I know Gabi and Christy remember. Anyway, now the secret is out. As per Wikipedia [Spoiler alert!!]:

As Kate is coming out of sedation, she gets a call from the Saarne Institute's director, Dr. Värava (Karel Roden), who reveals that Esther isn't a 9-year-old girl at all, but a 33-year-old woman named Leena Klammer. She has hypopituitarism, a disorder that stunted her physical growth, and has spent most of her life posing as a little girl.

I mean, this is great and all, but I still think the random poster on some Web site Gabi and I found in trying to uncover the secret said it best: "Her secret is she's a crazy bitch."

Truer words...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Burnin' it up

Only 2.5 years after I moved into my apartment (OK, Mel has only been here 2 months.), we're having our first party.

Noam and Mel's Summer Heat Housewarming
Saturday, August 22
8pm 'till heat exhaustion sets in
88 Livingston St, Apt 10, Brooklyn, NY

Bring something cold and wet.

Great job, Christy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Come See Me Try Not to Die

Because all of you are amazing and generous, I um, "won" a place in an extra half-marathon - the New York City Half-Marathon happening TOMORROW, August 16th. If you're up, come see me at mile 10 at around 9am - Sol and Ash will be at W. 12th Street and the West Side Highway on my left side as I'm heading downtown to Battery Park City.

I will be red, sweaty, breathing heavy, possibly limping, most likely shoving bitches out of my way - it should be fun!


So I got the boot from my apartment and I need to find a place to live. I could get my own place or have a roommate and I'm still feeling it out.

Soooooooo... if anyone has any leads or gets any leads on any places in Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Slope, Bed stuy, Clinton Hill, BoCoCa, and the usual Brooklyn Spots, holla at ya boy.

Anytime between Sept and Oct 1.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why I love architecture. And New Yorkers.

[click the title]:
My condo project in Greenpoint.
(For any of you who don't read Curbed, this is actually pretty much a raving review.)

One Night Only: Bootleg

Tomorrow (Friday) evening, the lovely Miss Geddes is making a guest appearance in Brooklyn -- before her jump across the pond. Anyone in for dinner?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mexican Wedding Tradition

Relatives take turns dancing up to the bride and groom and pinning money on their clothes, which allows the couple to spend a few moments with each of their guests. After the money dance, the groom is ridiculed by his friends, tossed in the air while being covered with the veil, and given an apron and broom. Sometimes he is taken to the bathroom and stripped down to his bare skin. His clothes are then given to the bride, who returns them to her husband... Definitely incorporating!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Some random shit.

*Recently I saw someone measuring precisely 6 inches (or whatever) off a giant sub to cut each person the same size sandwich. This kind of thing is "very Swiss."

*Lebowski quote of the moment: "As if we would ever DREAM of taking your bullshit money!!" -- Walter. So good.

*I was just thinking: What was the most likely murder to have occurred on JJ8 the year we all lived there? I nailed the answer, too: Alejandro killing Claudia. At the time it was, like, even odds to happen.

*As Josh S.'s manager, here is what I suggest: He pitch a show called Hipster Chef. Every week, Josh (dressed as a hipster) prepares some ironic, consumerist, but also organic and gourmet-level recipe. (The first week could be "Free Range Green Eggs and Corn Fed Hickory Smoked Ham.") The best part: In-studio band White Rabbits.

*Clinton met personally with those American journalists in North Korea. Can you imagine being stuck in a North Korean prison, facing 15 years of hard labor, and Bill Fucking Clinton walks in the door? How earth-shatteringly intense is that moment? They might as well have sent Jack Bauer! There is absolutely no one I would rather have walk through the door in that situation, no one.

My Wedding Gift For Sol

I think I found the perfect wedding gift for Sol.

Kind of amazing that the face of the Knicks franchise is an Italian teenager who has played about 20 minutes in the NBA.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

sunday night post #3

last year during a lecture, one of my (italian) professors made passing mention of "the flying spaghetti monster." at the time i chalked it up to his wackyness and italian-ness, but not too long ago i once again heard someone make reference to this mythical pasta being.

an image:

it turns out that a group of people have organized themselves into the "church of the flying spaghetti monster," in order to unite in worshiping this deity and his noodly appendage. a church of "pastafarians," as they occasionally refer to themselves. a church with a facebook group.

here's the wiki page. the book (on google). and evidence of the flying spaghetti monster.

sunday night post #2

a new take on an old story:

sunday night post #1

the rear wheel of my bike got jacked last night...
anyone know a good place to get bicycle wheels that aren't too expensive?
(anyone know where the black market of bicycle wheels is?)