Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The last MAN standing...

... Succumbs to the 30's!

Please come celebrate Sol's 30th Birthday on Tuesday, April 6th, 8pm, for a reprise evening at Tacos Matamoros - 4508 5th Avenue, btwn 45th & 46th Street, Sunset Park. Please note: that this place is BYOB. Oh yea!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I'm looking at you, Ben

¡Ay, Papi! Someone broke into Los Pollitos II

The Brooklyn Paper

Mas cervezas!

A thief broke into Los Pollitos II on Fifth Avenue on March 21, apparently hoping to steal some cash, but settled for some beer.

The owner of the eatery, which is at Douglass Street, told cops that he left the joint at 1 am. When he returned seven hours later, he saw that steel gate had been hoisted and that the doors had been forced open. But the thieves found nothing in the register, so they settled for the next best thing: an assortment of booze worth $88.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Details for: Art leads the masses

In his ever-constant quest to prove that he actually is Mexican (see image above for example), Artie-party/Tuti/Tutu/Tutes McGutes is leading an expedition to Sunset park, this FRIDAY, for tacos and margaritas. Will post more details, but would be awesome to see you guys. It's been forever.

UPDATE: Raju wrote: "Art says 8PM @ Tacos Matamaros - 5th Avenue and like 40s (google it). Invite cool people. Yep. Word."

I googled it: 5th Ave and 45th St.

IT'S BYOB so bring it!

Right now its me, Art, Raju, Mike, Muna and Sol/Ash(?). Come if you can. Tacos await...

Contributing some Martha Stewart to the Blog.

A couple of you have asked about my new refrigerator-magnetic spice rack... So here are the DIY instructions.

Jars& Lids - quantity depending on how many spices you'd like to store. I bought 60 for $50 incl. shipping
Magnets 2 per jar: I ordered the 1/2" x 1/8" but I ended up needing 2 per jar [perhaps you could upsize and get away with 1 per]. Paid $25 for 100 w free shipping.
Sharpie marker
Refrigerator or stainless steel plate: check out this guy's spice rack for a metal link
Pug (optional)


1. Label the underside of the jars with Sharpie corresponding the spice you'd like to fill with. The beauty of the Sharpie is that - on glass - it's erasable with water, so when that '10's craze for smoked paprika is over, you can change the jar.

2. Put 2 magnets on the underside (spice side) of each lid. These suckers are strong and hard to pry from their stacks.

3. Fill up your jars.

4. Make sure each one passes pug inspection.

5. Stick them to the fridge.

Bizarre Comic Genius NSFW

worth watching top to bottom.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Sorry to post on top of Tze's exciting news, but I thought I'd give an update on another friend of the Family. My friend/former roommate Clayton understudies two roles in "Next Fall," a new Broadway play, produced by Elton John, that just opened on Wednesday. The New York Times gave it one of the best reviews I've read in a long time (HERE).

Having seen it twice now, I can say it is definitely great.
Funny, sad, and thought provoking.
See it if you can.

Children of Invention

Some of you may have already gotten like 100 facebook notifications of this, but Tze's movie is making its official premiere tonight, and the reviews are strong.

I'm going to go see it tonight at 8:15pm in case anyone else is interested.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Jay Jay Eight,

I was recently at my favorite coffee shop in NC and ran into none other than . . . Peter!! He is doing well; finishing some crazy 15th or some-odd year in is residency at UNC Chapel Hill. I asked if I could mention that I saw him. He said, "sure."

That's all for now.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Bash on Livingston

Join us for a last bash in NYC on Saturday, March 27, at 8pm


We're both leaving the city (for at least 5 months, maybe indefinitely)
Mel quit her job
Noam's birthday is near
Mel finished her mandolin lessons
Noam got into graduate school
There's a LOT of homebrew to drink

A surprise twist will be revealed by Peter Dinklage!

88 Livingston St., Apt. 10, Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

One More

Have you seen Peep Show? Watch it on Hulu. It's the best show on TV.

Who says the Post is a burnt-out paper?

Thank god I picked this out of the ashes.

And by the way, Bowie's Hunky Dory is a superb rock album. Quicksand and Queen Bitch are two of my all-time favorites. Fucking amazing album.

Monday, March 1, 2010

I just found a much less cool, but still kind of interesting piece

Have any of you been seeing the commercials for this movie that's coming out that includes most of the famous black actors in Hollywood plus Luke Wilson?

Did it seem strange to anyone, not that Hollywood would use black actors for this, but that Hollywood could have conceived of a movie like this as a vehicle for black actors? Well it didn't.

In the down time that one has while unemployed, I was flipping channels and came across this British movie on TV.

Obviously it's not surprising that Hollywood would remake a movie, but isn't it a bit hackish that they would remake a movie that is already in spoken english, that was only made 3 years ago, and remake it almost word-for-word and gag-for-gag? I mean, just watch those two trailers. EVEN THE MIDGET THEY USE IS THE SAME GUY!

All that said, I have a feeling that the new movie might be a bit funnier than the British one. The British one had problems. Maybe this is a case where Hollywood actually figured out the right kind of movie to remake....though it still doesn't look like a great movie.

Another Piece of the Puzzle

So, remember those Miller High Life ads that Raju loved? That's just flavor to a High Life man?

Apparently they were one and all directed by Errol Morris, the award winning beast of a documentarian who made The Thin Blue Line, The Fog of War, and Mr. Death.

Raju, if you didn't already know this, consider it my repayment for that time I told you that Franklin W. Dixon wasn't a real dude.