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One of my favorite channels on digital cable is Palladia, which I believe is a VH1/MTV collaboration where they show live music 24/7. I can only hope that MTV collapses under the weight of its own excess and that somehow Palladia and more channels like it flourish in the future.
Can we call her Brown Betty instead of Fat Betty now?
Rye, not Rhine (though there is a Rhinebeck, NY further up the Hudson).
Stannis. Yes. The man is pure power politics and fanaticism incarnate, and for some reason I’ve really started to like his role, which is to show how twisted the world of power politics really is when you take honor, law and combine it with insatiable lust to rule. Jamie Lannister and The Hound are similar characters who could care less about the rules of honor and bend them to their advantage, but they pale in comparison to Stannis Baratheon’s chilling awesomeness.
Also, Ser Davos is becoming a lot like Frank Lapidus, an unexpected favorite from someone who hasn’t read the books.
Harold and Maude.
But really, I wanted to comment because this movie was shot in Schenectady, NY, the town right next to me, last summer, and I had a bunch of friends who essentially stalked Ryan Gosling while it was being filmed. Plus plenty of cool Capital District (NY) shots in the trailer. 518 represent!
Is that where he literally says “I drink your milkshake, I drink it up?” Good lord, I hope so.
John Hodgman. Or, failing that, Patton Oswalt.
Jane’s Addiction is Crystal Meth
My girlfriend broke up with me for the second time in two weeks. Huzzah.
“You see in this world there are two kinds of people: those who love trampoline accident videos, and those who don’t.”
Is this, um, is this MTV’s updating of “The Hipster Handbook” or something? Please tell me it’s ironic, because if it isn’t… gah.
Um yes, JEM and the Misfits FTW, LBTales.
It’s Always Sunny was amazing last night!
- Sean Combs as “Dr. Jinx” with Dennis saying “That’s the name of a cat, not a man.”
- Charlie’s mom faking cancer, copying Charlie from season 1?
- Frank enticing his kids to dig up their mother’s grave!
- Dennis: “I feel too much!”
- “Beef, Beer, and Jesus”
Oh the humanity of being rich. I don’t think he’d lose his fan base if he changed hairstyles or shaved the goatee. Look at how man celebs “shock” people” by doing just that.
Additionally, there are plenty of chefs who have taken the idea of comfort food done in a high-quality way that have excellent restaurants open in NYC: David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar and also his Ssam Bar, Andrew Carmellini’s The Dutch, the Torrisi Brothers’ restaurant Parm, Motorino Pizza, & etc.
Guy Fieri is a joke, and though this will likely put nary a dent in his profits, it’s nice to see him taken down a peg or two.
I’m a huge foodie and regularly read the NY Times reviews + travel to NYC from upstate to eat at new locations on a regular basis. This is hardly the first sarcastic review from a NY Times critic to demolish an eatery. I point you to Sam Sifton’s review of Lavo (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/10/dining/reviews/10rest.html?ref=samsifton&_r=0) and Frank Bruni’s dismantling of Ninja (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/26/dining/26rest.html?pagewanted=all).
Jeb is correct in saying this is the dismantling of Fieri’s faux-populist image. He makes money traveling the country visiting real independent eateries that spend decades making decent, sometimes great food for loyal patrons, and develop their own special dishes through hard work and a little luck. Guy slaps his name on a low-quality TGI-Friday’s ripoff and half-steals regional dishes to sell at inflated prices and low quality. It’s disgusting but par for the course from a phony like him.
“The well-meaning staff seems to realize that this is not a real restaurant.”
Laura Roslin, duh.
Albany Steamed Hams! For everyone (including Principal Skinner)!
I’m running for State Senate in the Albany/Troy area of upstate NY so if you’re around here, vote for me! Otherwise just get out and VOTE!
All clear in sunny Albany, NY. Very little of the storm seems to have hit us, despite massive amounts of panicking and preparation by the population.
For the adventurous Denny’s eater:
Orc’s Blood Sausage
Goblin Liver Pate
Radagast’s Tripe and Oliphant Stew
Kelly, be still my Green Party heart. Jill Stein! S&TC! Whoo!
Mindy Gets Porked By Mork
Starring Anne Hathaway and Robin Williams