UPDATE by Twin C: I’ve put this behind the “more” as it’s not really work safe. Please find somewhere suitable to watch this, as it’s pretty freaking funny, then click away.
June 30, 2008
June 28, 2008
June 26, 2008
Join the Moth on Governors Island this Saturday…
Heat: Stories of Summer in the City
Hear favorite Moth stories from:
Hosted by Andy Borowitz
Saturday, June 28
Stories start at 2pm on the Colonel’s Row Stage
Admission is FREE!
FIGMENT is an annual celebration of creative culture on Governors Island in New York Harbor. It provides an open forum for artists, helps build a creative community and fosters participatory and public art. A broad spectrum of arts are represented, including sculpture, performance, music, installation, dance, costuming and activities. It is free and open to the public.
The Governors Island waterfront offers some of the most dramatic and impressive vistas of the New York skyline and New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We are also told there will be spectacular views of the Waterfalls exhibition, which opens tomorrow!
Come see The Moth and enjoy this park, which opened to the public just a few years ago, after being closed for centuries.
The ferry to Governors Island leaves every half hour from The Battery Maritime Building. Check the schedule at http://figmentnyc.org/2008/travelinfo.html
The Moth has a free storytelling event at Figment on Saturday at 2 p.m. It’s a very busy weekend, but you should go if you can.
June 23, 2008
Sneezy McYakkityYak is going on a three week vacation, starting this weekend, so I’ll have two weeks of not having to listen to her horrible annoying voice, or her loud sighing and chewing and fingernail clacking and throat clearing. I’ll be on vacation myself during one of those three weeks, so it’s not a total escape, but it’s still pretty good.
They’re so roly poly.
They’re also kind of roly poly.
June 17, 2008
Did you know that lemmings don’t actually commit mass suicide???
June 16, 2008
While the skank on the other side of my cube babbles for another hour in Spanish on the phone, I’m watching the US Open 18 hole playoff with Rocco and Tiger on the internet.
Go Rocco!!!! I think Tiger is awesome, but he’s won a shitload, and this would be an amazing way for a long time pro to collect a big win. He almost had a hole in one on the 3rd. And he’s a poker player!
I have to make sure not to react out loud to amazing shots.
UPDATE: Congrats Tiger. But I’m kind of heartbroken. I’m not even a huge golf fan. Weird.
June 12, 2008
I have always been fascinated by Rube Goldberg machines - I used to draw really intricate ones that would end with lazers zapping flies. I’m pretty sure they were featured in some episodes of Vision On, which I used to enjoy as a kid. They’d pop up every now and again in Mad magazine, and any time anyone would go for a world record breaking domino toppling on That’s Incredible, I was always riveted. I used to set up my own domino topplings at home, and they would have some Rube Goldberg-esque qualities - dominos knocking marbles down ramps, into other dominos, and it usually ended with a G.I. Joe character being knocked into a tank of water (AKA a Parkay tub). I loved Mousetrap and another much less known game called Flying Finnegan, which I bought on eBay for entirely too much money a number of years ago. And my senior year of high school, for extra credit I worked with my friend Sue and built a Rube Goldberg machine, which actually worked one of the two times we had to run it during class. . .