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THE WEBLOG ARCHIVES: October 2003
October 31, 2003
We're So Popular | 11:30 PM
The amount of famous friends that showed up at the Book of Ages release party was, to say the least, unsurprising. A full report on the night's activities over at Blog of Ages.
October 30, 2003
Election 2004 | 02:56 PM
Should a presidential candidate be automatically stricken from the ballot if their official campaign email address is @aol.com?
My current pick for 2004: 74-year-old recent college graduate Ms. Evelyn Louise Vitullo (pictured right, also a candidate in 2000).
October 28, 2003
Gratuitous Nudity | 12:44 PM
October 27, 2003
Important Announcement | 02:10 AM
Today is our third wedding anniversary.
This news is unrelated to the motto below.
Today's Motto | 01:59 AM
"If it doesn't look completely unlike Albertson, that's good enough for me!"
October 24, 2003
It's that personal touch that counts | 12:07 PM
I assure you I will give the issue my full consideration. It is important to hear the concerns of my constituents from the 11th Congressional District.
Again, thank you for taking time to express your views. Please continue to contact my office in the future regarding any issue.
October 22, 2003
Advice to live by | 06:07 PM
From an 8-year-old to a 5-year-old, walking down the subway steps;
"If you want to be a person, you have to walk like a person."
October 21, 2003
ITEM: Book of Ages hits bookstores, internet | 01:01 PM
We've been putting in countless hours over the past few hours to make sure that the Book of Ages website is just right for publication day.
Exciting BOA.com features include:
October 20, 2003
Radio Free Iowa | 12:33 AM
"Fred and Seven are just what you need in the morning. A handful of humor (not the hard laughing kind that starts a phlegm storm). A little dash of local info. And a pitch (sic) of naughty-but-nice. Plus a short celebrity/author interview."Previous radio appearances:
• Focus Rhode Island, WNRI
Sample quote: "I... uh... in order to spare your listeners my singing ablilities, I don't think I should [hum a few bars]."
• The Resurrection of Buddy Cianci, Day to Day, NPR
Sample quote: "It's more interesting than, even, I think, you could possibly fit into a musical, or book."
• Marketplace, NPR
Sample quote: "If they knock one of the fugitives down, they are not eligible to win the money."
Post-Show Update: [9:45am] Full roundup over at Book of Ages.com
October 17, 2003
Finally: The Recognition I Deserve | 01:18 PM
After all these years in the Shadow of Weinstein, it takes the Dublin Evening Herald to finally recogize the true brains behind Tiny Ninja Theater.
Also heartwarming: her assumption that I can hear a phone ringing from almost 3,500 miles away.
October 15, 2003
Performance this weekend cancelled | 11:49 AM
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Man of Infinite Desire performance this weekend has been cancelled. Don't worry, you won't miss the opportunity to see the sexiest devil this side of hell — we promise to reschedule.
October 11, 2003
New Money | 12:13 PM
The bank machine has started spitting out toy money. Delightful! A close inspection of the just-released twenty dollar bills reveals some clever new anti-counterfeiting features, including:
FRONT OF BILL
BACK OF BILL
• Explore the Interactive Bill [moneyfactory.com]
October 10, 2003
Promising New Bloggery | 05:09 PM
The most prolific and hilarious "Buddy" blogger rolls out with a solo blog called Certain Disaster ("The Ending is Obvious"). He's only got one post up so far, but you can catch his past journey — of set building, self discovery, airbourne poisons, and bitter, bitter resentment — over at the production blog set design archives.
Against everyone's better judgment, including his own, my father has started blogging His Official Position. My stepmother's reaction: horrified disbelief. For the first few posts, it was focused on invective against Dubya ("The C Student") and the Red Sox, but recently he's branched out into reviews of movies he hasn't seen.
Spiers is back in full force with The Kicker, otherwise known as "Elizabeth does exactly what she did on Gawker, but gets in to better parties." Hey, we're not complaining.
Just between you and me, I don't think BluBox has quite hit its stride yet. It's got verve, but the blogspot domain, infrequent posting, and incessant misspelling of my name are large points against it. Still, tasty morsels like the return of the "Good Call, Bad Form" feature from our college days make it worth a look. We'll keep reading until new episodes of Bardsley & Bridger appear.
October 09, 2003
MOID Production Blog | 11:55 AM
With only 10 days to go until the new version of Man of Infinite Desire premieres at The Bowery Poetry Club, Xina and I headed over to Bindlestiff's LuckyStiff @ The Pussycat Lounge to do some burlesque research.
The Pussycat building's unique combo of sleaze and art raises an interesting question: Why does Xina find the genuine strip club downstairs objectionable, but the burlesque show upstairs exciting? Same basic premise: women take off their clothes for money. A flight of steps (and a hefty cover charge for the burlesque) spell the difference between disturbing and intriguing. Why?
Anne comments: "I don't know. One is a little more ironic. Better music?"
October 08, 2003
I'm thinking of running for office | 01:32 PM
So in the next few years, I plan to grab as much ass as I possibly can. Ladies, line 'em up.
Later, I'll apologize. Vote JVG!
October 06, 2003
Atonment in Aisle 6 | 12:17 PM
Xina, on her way out to the grocery store:
"I forgot, it's Yom Kippur. Only the Goya section is open today."
October 03, 2003
Digital Underground | 09:22 PM
How effective is the web address in a subway ad? I'm guessing: not very. To the best of my knowledge, I've only gone to one web address I've seen in transit, mta.info.
Somehow, that just doesn't seem fair to the companies that spend their hard-won advertising dollars on a subway spot. So, in the interests of good sportsmanship, here are all of the ads I saw on my trip home today. Click now, and if you ever ride in MTA car no. 3725 in the future, you need not feel guilty about ignoring the ads. And, for those outside the NY area, it's a tantalizing taste of Life in the Big City:
October 02, 2003
PhotoBlog Alert! | 12:59 PM
It's long past the time that I should have linked to JCN's fotoblog over at JesseChanNorris.com, but here it is nonetheless.
Why now? Alexis wrote in:
Oh, Alexis. You'll soon get over that feeling.
And heck, since I still feel bad that Slower.net couldn't get into Buddy, here's a link to him, too:
October 01, 2003
6 Months of Stripping | 01:26 PM
JVG: The Comic Strip celebrates its six-month anniversary today. Some vital statistics:
Total number of "official" strips: 38.5
4 Panel Strips: 33.5
Characters Appearing (No. of Strips): JVG (39), Xina (28), The Cat (4), JJ the Barkeep (3), Dov (3), Bathroom Ducks (3), The Kitten (2), Grandma (1), Joey (1), Arthur Hedgehog (1), Token Booth Employee (1), Eyeglasses Salesman (1), Subway Rider [insane] (1), Background Diner (1), Large Bald Black Man (1), Lock (0)
Locations (No. of Strips): Undefined (6), The Bedroom (5), The Study (5), The Bathroom (3), The Kitchen (3), The Living Room (3), The Kitchen Table (3), Grace Bar/Restaurant/Ritual (2), F Train (2), In Front of The House (2), Eyeglasses Store (1), Joey's Uncles' (1), Subway Station (1), The Street (1), Grandma's House (1), A Restaurant (1), The Lower East Side (0)
FOOD & ALCOHOL STATS
Anthony comments: "You forgot one vital statistic... Total number of constructive things you could have been doing instead of wasting time compiling all of these statistics: 367."
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