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THE WEBLOG ARCHIVES: July 2004
July 31, 2004
At the bank | 12:38 PM
"Goin' out tonight?" the teller grins at me as she counts out the sixty dollars in singles I am getting to make change at the door for Cold War Burlesque, "Have fun."
aeu comments: "She's really not that far off!"
July 30, 2004
Your Weekend Plans | 09:05 AM
COLD WAR BURLESQUE
MAN OF INFINITE DESIRE
July 27, 2004
Andrew Snail Updated | 11:56 AM
The lewdness continues with this week's exciting episode: Andrew Snail: Hot Under the Collar
July 24, 2004
Shell Game | 08:20 PM
July 22, 2004
JVG: The Comic Strip: The Brief Hiatus | 11:18 PM
Nothing says "we're gearing up for the upcoming 100th episode of JVG: the comic strip" like taking a few days off! The strip will return on
In the meantime, a quick look at the evolution of my nose over the course of the past 98 episodes, from episodes 4, 14, 46, 72, and 95, respectively.
neilfred comments: "the debut of everyone who has complained about not being put in the strip! ooh ooh! Am I too late to complain?"
JVG comments: "Ooooh, I'm sorry, yes. Plus, I wouldn't know how to draw you."
Lock comments: "First Palmermix goes dark, and now this? Who's got my sweet, sweet hemlock? "
JVG comments: "Remember, you can always generate new strips from the carcasses of old ones using the patented JVG: the comic strip randomizer (click the "JVG" below)! Now with 2 exciting panel sizes!"
aeu comments: "Whatever. We want new stuff!"
neilfred comments: "Ah, you know what this website is missing? The random Andrew Snail generator!"
neilfred comments: "I may be mistaken, but it seems to me that Monday has come and gone without this mythical 99th strip appearing."
JVG comments: "I clearly said "Wednesday.""
neilfred comments: "Ah, my mistake."
July 21, 2004
Ce-web-rity. | 10:38 PM
It's rare that a blog comes out of the gate with insight, intelligence, verve, and... dare I say it? Downright brilliance. I can think of one such example in recent history, but it has been a dog's age since I been so impressed by a blog as I am by "Cewebrity."
At least, the one post I read.
Lock comments: "I'm with you. Though I would think a little more coverage of me might have been in order. "
ben comments: "I'd love to do a full interview or expose or fucking picture diary with either/both of you. Coverage is a hard thing to come by when you're just bored and don't really have anything to go on but a funny blog entry on some dude's site. let me know, you both know how to find me. "
July 19, 2004
Observations Made by Commercials
Are Often Inaccurate | 03:19 PM
With the coming of the third full week in July comes a brand new site feature; Observations Made by Commercials Are Often Innaccurate. The feature will focus not on the grandiose claims of the taglines (i.e. "Since the dawn of time, mankind has always known: it's just not a mix without the Chex"), but rather on the more subtle statements — often casually thrown in at the beginning of an ad — which one is expected to accept without question. (And without which the internal logic of the commercial — if such a phrase can be said without snickering — will collapse.)
This week's entry was, if I remember correctly, in support of a fast food franchise:
"Nearly every week you hear about a new salad."
July 18, 2004
Blossom | 12:31 AM
Finally, a reason to go to Restaurant Row: Blossom Dearie in Danny's Skylight Room. Tonight's show reminded me (among other things) of why it's so easy to love Cole Porter. If you haven't heard Blossom's version of "Give Him the Ooh-La-La" recently, then your music collection is sadly lacking; if you haven't heard a song called "Bruce," then you're just like me, earlier in the evening. I've since rectified my mistake.
aeu comments: "That is EXTREMELY cool."
July 12, 2004
July 10, 2004
Poster Designs for Election 2004 | 12:32 PM
I'm starting to feel like I should have turned down this design job. In fact, I should probably turn down all design jobs offered to me in a dark alley by a trenchcoated man who looks suspiciously like Dick Cheny in a false moustache.
But the money was so good...
Addendum (Sunday, July 11 @ 1:35pm): 1 day later, Yahoo News picks up the story.
aeu comments: "Oh, you shouldn't have told. Now they're going to kill you."
WVG comments: "Be afraid, be very afraid."
deanna comments: "dude. it's all over the freakin' news now. see what you've done?!"
July 07, 2004
Worst of Both Worlds Department | 06:52 PM
Discount airline Song should perhaps look into hiring local talent to produce their site-specific advertising; this tagline, splayed across 50 feet of Houston Street, was clearly the handiwork an out-of-towner who delved no further into the research library than a 1991 Zagat.
"UPPER EAST SIDE STYLE AT LOWER EAST SIDE PRICES!"
Krista comments: "I rememebr this kind of wildly gernerlized "I'm a new yorker" humor popping into other add campains. Rencently Ringling brothers had some slogan to the effect of "crazy, even by NY standards." Seems advertising pegged us an entirly different market. "
Rory comments: "Hey--where's the photo? ... or at least the cross-street. I'd like to see this for myself."
JVG comments: "If I remember correctly, it was across from the Angelica."
July 06, 2004
Andrew Snail: Being and Nothingness | 10:40 AM
Given Mr. Veegee's tenuous grasp on the concept of "Monday," jvg.com has decided to offer to our readers a new service; we shall post to the blog each time a new Andrew Snail strip is published below.
This week's exciting episode: Andrew Snail: Being and Nothingness
July 02, 2004
Summer Fun! | 11:40 PM
As the brand new "Summer Fun!" bar on the right-hand side of your screen indicates, I shall once again be incessantly hawking theatrical projects in the coming summer months. Some of said projects are as follows:
The newly-revamped for 2004 MAN of INFINITE DESIRE at the Brick's Hell Festival. Yes, once again my hot and talented wife will perform her mind-blowing one-woman version of Faust. If you saw the 2002 production in NYC (scroll down for review), this version is quite different. If you saw the Summer 2003 production at the Woodstock Fringe, this version is not as different as it is different from the 2002 production, but still quite different. Those of you who saw the Fall 2003 production are imagining things. (Also appearing at that festival is Cagey Productions' Blue Puppies in Hell.)
Pinchbottom, the brand spanking new Burlesque division of 4Panel Productions has put together its first show, and it's a hum-doozy. When it was determined that it would take place the legendary Siberia, what else could Pinchbottom do but COLD WAR BURLESQUE? From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs to Sputnik to Star Wars to the fall of the USSR, is there any better inspiration for beautiful women to remove their clothing?
So far, the lineup includes the sultry Vegas-style shimmyings of Veronika Sweet, the red hot red hotness of Scooter Pie and Dottie Lux of the Red Hots and, of course, the nasty-style nastiness of jvg.com's official Burlesque artist, Nasty Canasta.
So check out of your bomb shelter and into Cold War Burlesque; we guarantee that this will be the hottest Cold War you've ever seen! (Other possible taglines include: "Of all the burlesque you've ever seen, this is the Glasnost!")
mattv.dishvak comments: "I found your site while searching on Yahoo for examples of blogs. I am trying to start my own and I'm trying to learn how this works."
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