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March 11, 2007

Sweet again and Nasty redux -- tonight! | 11:50 AM

My favorite weekly Sunday burlesque show returns tonight after a three week exile! Join me in welcoming them back to the new RiFiFi!

Sweet & Nasty Burlesque
10pm Sundays @ RiFiFi
332 E. 11th St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.)


January 29, 2007

Y2K is coming... again. | 11:21 AM

When I'm a-relaxin', I like to settle down with a historical novel. One that takes me back to a bygone era and immerses me in the sights and sounds of the sepia-tinted past. For instance, this one (by famous friend Kevin Shay), which is set in the waning days of the 20th Century, amongst all that Y2K hoo-hah. Its title is "The End As I Know It" (or TEAIKI, as Kevin seems to be calling it on his blog), and it concerns a puppeteer's mad trek across the country to save his family from the "bug". (Sadly, Kevin's choice of career for his protagonist seems to have pigeonholed him with the Library of Congress.)

Concurrently with the novel, Kevin is releasing a daily journal of nervousness entitled "On This Day Pre-Y2K," which charts the sheer, unadulterated panic with which humanity faced the new millennium. (And then, as Xina would point out, nothing happened.)

Kevin Shay
The End As I Know It
A Novel of Millennial Anxiety
Available now in hardcover format


September 08, 2006

Fourth Estate Compares Rebecca Hart to Everyone | 12:39 PM

Just finished MTing a press page for famous friend Rebecca Hart, who releases her latest album, "Crash & Strum", at the end of the month. (Come to the party!)

The clippings include some nice reviews for the album, which, between them, compare Rebecca to every female vocalist who ever recorded. Plus Steely Dan.


May 31, 2006

Just flew in from Las Vegas... | 12:39 PM

...and boy, am I tired. So tired I can't even manage the oldest joke in the book.

From left to right: Delirium Tremens, Clams Casino, Peekaboo Pointe, Nasty Canasta, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Mama Lou, GiGi LaFemme, Scarlet Sinclair

And underneath all those beautiful ladies: Mr. Jonny Porkpie, burlesque mayor of NYC

More from Nasty's Vegas Flickr Set


May 16, 2006

Famous Friends Publish Again | 12:09 PM

I have been rather remiss in mentioning the latest novel by famous author Anne Ursu. This story visits in the underworld, and features a vicious demon who, in his quest to steal the shadows of children, leaving them sick and dying, tortures a high school history teacher by strapping him to a rock and allowing harpies to eat out his guts. It's for kids!

The Shadow Thieves is the first book in the Chronus Chronicles, and is (in fact) wonderful for kids of all ages. I liked it so much, I personally designed the website. Buy it now!


Marina loves pictures comments: "I agree with you Anne has a very exquisite writing style. Her books are a pleasant way to spend time."

February 05, 2006

Happy Birthday to L'il Xina | 12:29 PM

Here is a hedgehog to make you happy.

lilnasty2withpig.png

And a little movie, too.


November 22, 2005

Goings On About Town | 12:40 PM

As he moves upstairs, Lex's Folly gets a redesign. His Red Hook shots continue to be damn, damn pretty.

Certain Disaster seems to be back in stride, blogwise if not boywise.

JCN's photos are now "lovingly presented." Well, it's about time.

Nasty has some performers-eye views of last Sunday's Red Hots Show... now, you too can see what it's like to be a burlesque star! This, this, and this, I say.

Lock's November output is, to say the least, uninspiring.

BatGirl persists in talking about the Minnesota Twins, for some reason.

Hey, you guys all knew that JLY is now a bonafide Broadway star, right?

Rebecca's got a new album on the way. It will be released as soon as I finish designing the cover.

Dov and Tiny Ninja Theater are going back to North Carolina, why not?

Erik, who many of you know as Joey's roommate, has a blog. An angry, angry blog.

Wow, it's a busy internet out there!


November 08, 2005

The world, apparently, is coming to an end. | 12:48 AM

The hot naked wife has a blog.

And, for the love of god, a photoblog.

And, let's face it, an incredible ass.


July 17, 2005

Shilling for Others: A Warm Feeling Grows | 01:30 PM

Of late, the blatant, unrepentant shilling on this web presence has been weighted heavily, if not exclusively, in the direction of events or publications involving the author or his naked wife. In an attempt to somewhat mitigate this incessant blatherskite, we offer the publication of a shill regarding our Famous Friends, to wit:

Our friends Bryn & Rich have a comedy group. The name of this comedy group is, unfortunately, "Hooray for Everything!" — but don't let that fool you, they're actually quite good. They do short form improv games, and they do them damn well.

Because of this, the kids got booked at Caroline's, which — according to the headers on their website — is "America's premier comedy club". The bad news is, they need 100 people in the audience, or Caroline herself will personally beat them down.

I decree: you should go. My naked wife agrees. We'll be there. Cover is surprisingly low, and — let's face it — we were all going to have two drinks anyway.

PERTINENT INFO:

Hooray for Everything!: Broadway Debut
@ Caroline's on Broadway
1626 B'way btw. 49th and 50th
Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm
$5.00 cover, 2 drink min.

Advance Reservations Required: 212-757-4100 for tickets


June 14, 2005

Relaunching Today... | 12:00 PM

NastyCanasta.com


December 09, 2004

Update: LS v. JVG Smackdown IX | 06:32 PM

Lockhart takes my mockery of his new design with rage and — an unexpected bonus! — a timely Regan gag.

Well, played, Steele. I think you have a future in the "comedy" business. Or, perhaps, a past.


November 11, 2004

Sneaking into a log cabin | 01:29 PM

Leftish gay blogger CertainDisaster infiltrated the RNC way back in August, but didn't get around to finishing his account of it until just before the election. His adventures among gay men who fight for their own oppression are well worth a read. Hey, better to be rich than free, right, boys?

Prologue: Personal protest
PART ONE: RNC: In the beginning
PART TWO
PART THREE

What, if anything, did CertainDisaster learn from his foray into log cabin politics? He says it best:

The main thing that I learned is that Republican gay men want the same thing other gay men want: Sex. These are some of the pick-up lines that were used on me that night (and I kid you not):
1. Want to see my NRA card? (He showed it to me anyway)
2. I'm a tobacco lobbyist. (He showed me his fake cigarette that the company had given him to 'smoke' in public - he couldn't smoke the real ones anymore cause he had lung cancer)
3. I'm all for the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage 'cause my pastor thinks it's a good idea.


October 04, 2004

For your viewing enjoyment | 06:24 PM

A yum-licious shot of Nasty Canasta.

More Nasty photos here.


Time to admire: JCN | 04:58 PM

For those who haven't seen JCN's photos, yet, today's snap of the Williamsburg Bridge at sunset is a pretty damn breathtaking starting point.


neilfred comments: "That is a nice one. But my favorite is still ketchup receding into the distance."

June 11, 2004

BGLVTV | 02:05 AM

How did I miss the TV debut [RealPlayer] of BatGirl's LegoVision Twins Baseball re-enactments?


mike comments: "try here: http://tpt.org/almanac/archive/ and scroll to the bottom of the page."

May 28, 2004

Update | 12:44 PM

Julie Goldman = Funny.

And engaged to friend Nikola.

And funny.


aeu comments: "and funny"

May 25, 2004

Now Appearing in a Mag Near You: Kate Lee | 06:01 PM

A woman who appeared with me in one of the ugliest photos ever taken of both of us is profiled in the New Yorker this week. Why, you ask, have I not linked to said photo? Because, dear readers, I respect you too much to subject you to such horror.


aeu comments: "But I want to SEE it!"

avr comments: "Me too!"

neilfred comments: "such a tease, that jvg..."

wvg comments: "We are unanimous in our demands. Show us the picture, now. This is an order."

Lock comments: "Because someone had to."

aeu comments: "Wow, that's a really crappy picture. Thanks, Lock!"

JVG comments: "What goes around..."

aeu comments: "Nope. JVG's is much worse."

May 24, 2004

Lockhart burdens himself with another Blog | 08:25 PM

Curbed. It's like LS.com, only more so. And, at the same time, less so.


May 21, 2004

Photography Advice from Slower | 12:42 PM

People all over the world have admired the fine photography from Slower.net. But how does proprietor Eliot take such fine photos, other than his amazing spoon trick? Perhaps this advice, submitted over IM, will shed some light:

"anything at a urinal is good"
The Proof


neilfred comments: "well, no disagreement here..."

April 21, 2004

Thanks for the home run, Emil. | 04:21 PM

One of my favorite famous author friends has moved back to Minnesota and started a blog about the "Twins," which is apparently a base-ball team. Today's update includes a lego-based reenactment of last night's game... (Spacemen=Twins, Knights=Tigers)

"The pitcher scrambles for the ball, while Punto runs to first and Ryan dashes for home!"

Bat-Girl.com ("Less stats, more sass.")


April 16, 2004

Bucket of Blood | 12:15 AM

Certain Disaster weighs in with a story that encapsulates every critique I got while earning my Art Degree in college. My most enthusiastic crit ever came with a sculpture that I threw together a few hours earlier at Ann & Hope. At least, it was enthusiastic until I started giggling because people were taking it seriously. Then it got ugly.

Certain Disaster's Critique Story:
...The project was an installation that included some photography, sculpture, and a bucket filled with 'blood'. The crit focused, of course, on the bucket.

Teacher: (dipping her fingers into the bucket and then holding them up to the class) This project would be OK if he actually got the color right. You really should know by now that blood is actually more of a brown color. This is way too red. You need to study your color wheel a bit more closely. You should have mixed some more green paint in there ...
Me: Um ... Actually ...

And it just gets better from there...


February 11, 2004

Talentless Assclown | 04:19 PM

Cheers to Danielle, who just introduced me to my new favorite phrase of all time:

"talentless assclown"


January 31, 2004

Re-Apparation in Paperback | 01:00 PM | TB (0)

For those of you looking for some February reading, Anne Ursu's fantastic second novel, The Disapparation of James is now available in paperback. As Anne says:

THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES is now available in paperback for all your President's Day gift-giving needs. Nothing says "I honor Lincoln and Washington" like a copy of the THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES.

I, of course, being famous, am reading Anne's third novel, which is even better than the first two. You can't read it, though, because it's not in stores yet. In fact, the publisher hasn't even seen it. No, I — being famous — have been granted a pre-pre-pre-release glimpse. Ah, the joys of being famous.

Buy The Disapparation of James From Amazon
• I am famous


January 16, 2004

The Elf Wraps It Up | 11:00 PM

It is fully a week since the few lingering pine needles of the last Xmas tree corpses have disappeared from the streets. The final chunks of New Year's puke have long since been washed from the gutters of Times Square. The livid hues of Valentine's Day have begun creeping pinkly onto store shelves, adding a heart-shaped drop to the deepening pool of loneliness for the lovelorn and alone, and February looms coldly on the horizon.

But it is now, to the shock of her friends, loved ones, and "editor," that The Discontented Elf has shied clear of complete incompetence and — a month later — wrapped it all up with the story of her transition from Seasonal Elf to Full Time Department Store Employee. Well, almost.

Due to my resounding success as Assistant Head Elf, I was offered a full-time, non-holiday-related sales job in the Department Store, pushing three-hundred-dollar D&G t-shirts to thirty-two year-old women with too much time, money and hair, all for 8 dollars an hour plus commission. The 3-day training began in earnest at 9:30 Tuesday morning...

Discontented Elf: Three Hours [unpalatableball.com]


December 31, 2003

Oh, for pity's sake | 11:40 AM

"Hipsters" rejoice! Lockhart rolls out his second annual Lower East Side Awards. Lock claims the neighborhood "seized the spotlight and refused to leave the stage in 2003." More accurately, it "took one more dainty little step in its slow but inevitable crawl towards becoming a downtown version of the Upper East Side."


December 13, 2003

Please Welcome Our Next Guest: the Discontented Elf | 02:34 AM

Yesterday, the Discontented Elf's SantaLand was invaded by the film crew of "A Certain Late-Night Talk Show Humorist." The upshot: a sneak preview of a holiday-based "Main Ten List" [name changed oh-so-slightly but ah-how-obviously to maintain plausible deniability] which, if the "highly officious PA’s" are to be believed, will be broadcast early next week.

A List of the Main Ten Things
Santa Doesn’t Want to Hear

6: “Mommy says you’re my real daddy.” (Santa’s unscripted response: “Well, Mrs. Claus is up in the North Pole. I’ll have to ask her about that.”)

5: “While I’m sitting here with you, Mommy is shoplifting blouses.” (Ultimately unsuccessful, as little Vin didn’t know the word blouses and consequently couldn’t say it clearly in any of his ten takes.)

4: “I love you, Kenny Rogers.” (See above.)

Now is the Winter of Our Discontented Elf [unpalatableball.com]


December 03, 2003

A Winter's Tale | 01:34 PM

Forget Elf and Bad Santa. This holiday season, the real action is over at brand-new web presence UnpalatableBall.com, which will deliver "a near-daily update from the trenches of SantaLand, as reported by an actual 'seasonal employee' of a major New York department store."

elflogo.gif

In her two days on the job so far, our intrepid Elf — despite being under the watchful video surveillance of store security — has created intricate dramas involving the oversized plaster dolls, attempted to annoy the neighboring furniture department, and taken a surprisingly small amount of pictures of children on Santa's lap. With only 22 Shopping Days Until Christmas, things can only get worse.

Discontented Elf [UnpalatableBall.com]

(Eagle-eyed readers will notice that I've taken a "Published by" credit on this blog. This has no real meaning, but it makes me feel important.)


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 28, 2003

Gratuitous Nudity | 12:44 PM

peterleventhal.jpg
A selection from the website of Peter Leventhal, my high school art teacher, who I ran into outside the Barnes & Noble on 79th Street. (Yes, I was checking to see if they had the book.)

PeterLeventhal.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.

• EKG's Certain Disaster
• BVG's That's My Official Position
• Liz Spiers' The Kicker
• Shepatucci's BluBox


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.

JesseChanNorris.com

Why now? Alexis wrote in:
"I wanted to let you know about my fotolog. I have been adding photos over the last month and feel like it is ready to be seen. Been trying to constantly update it every day or so, but then I forgot that I have it. This is why I don't blog, too much stress to always be producing!"

Oh, Alexis. You'll soon get over that feeling.

AVRobie's fotolog

And heck, since I still feel bad that Slower.net couldn't get into Buddy, here's a link to him, too:


Slower.net


September 23, 2003

Famous Friends Update | 01:11 PM

Famous Author Anne Ursu appears on the shelves again in a compilation of politically inspired fiction for our time, the aptly titled Politically Inspired: Fiction for our time.. Kikus reviews says:

"Using the familiar gimmick of the body-switch, Ursu has Dubya waking up in the body of a Minnesotan kid. What follows is sunny, upbeat and lethal, the perfect fable for an empty-suit presidency."

Me, I'm waiting with baited breath for Anne's next book, but in the meantime, I'll have to content myself with re-reading the first two.

AnneUrsu.com
PoliticallyInspired.org


September 07, 2003

Drink Me | 02:59 PM

MDN has a shiny new design and is updating quite frequently over at drinkme.net. Past topics include: the number 196, epileptic comix, double yolked eggs. Today, she notes that it's the 3rd annual International Pickle Day over in Lock's neck of the woods.

From the International Pickle Day Website:
"International Pickle Day is a free multi-cultural celebration of pickling from around the world featuring exhibits, stories and pickle facts, and of course, a tasty sampling of pickled goods - and not just cucumbers. Anything that gets preserved in brine - radishes, tomatoes, okra, cabbage, fish, meat, carrots, beans, onions, eggs, limes, mangos, peaches, and beets will illustrate a host of pickling traditions from the immigrant communities of India, Germany, Poland, China, Japan, Scandinavia, Korea, Vietnam, the Middle East, Africa, among others."

June 24, 2003

Baghdad Concert Review | 03:13 PM

RouletteGirl's back from the concert in Baghdad, reporting that Kid Rock stole the show. And how could he not? "Kid" has built a career using a mix of vintage JVG c. 1993 style with a snarky JVG c. 1987 attitude, a surefire recipe for success.

I await — with a mix of trepidation and desire — the day when some savvy marketer melds JVG c. 1975 style with a JVG c. 1999 attitude. Ladies, start your engines.


May 29, 2003

Plan of Attack | 09:51 AM


Lock has clearly outlined his continuing plans to defy my directives:

"War or no war, let's let the good times roll...
SCALING THE SURFACE HOTEL
Tuesday: Views from the Top
Wednesday: Building the Hotel: A Retrospective
Thursday: An Architectural Review
Friday: Questions and Answers"

In the interests of fair play, I have agreed to make available to the public the detailed plan of attack for the War on Lock:

Wednesday: Begin campaign with angry post on website.
Thursday: Snarky phone calls, passive aggressive email attack.
Friday: Balled-up paper napkin initiative, coupled with gentle kicking.
Saturday: Total nuclear annihilation.

UPDATE: [5/30/03] War on hold, as Steele is clearly running scared.


May 28, 2003

Confidential to Lockhart | 11:53 AM

Of course you realize, this means war. Defy me if you will, Steele. The price you pay for your arrogance will be great.


May 07, 2003

Famous Friends Update | 10:43 AM

Anne racks up another rave review, this time from The Washington Post. Meanwhile, Dov will be on the radio tonight, talking about, of all things, Tiny Ninjas. In NYC, tune in to 89.1 FM at 7:30, or listen online.


April 29, 2003

Rah! | 11:24 AM

Lockhart got a brand new blog.


April 24, 2003

Famous Friends Update | 11:47 AM

In the news: Rebecca is cross-examined by the Princeton Packet. This weekend, the "folk-jazz-rocker" performs at The New Jersey Folk Festival, and then on May 1 at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, which is, according to our resident Hamptons expert, "an exceptionally cool venue."

Meanwhile, Anne continues to get good ink for The Disapparation of James, available wherever books are sold. The Orlando Sentinel just reviewed James, calling it "a compulsively readable and an elegantly written novel."

Joey looks exceptionally hot in the tight leather outfits she's required to wear for the New York Auto Show, which runs through Sunday right here in NYC.

And Susannah, recovering nicely, heads North to Lenox, MA, where she begins rehearsals this weekend with Shakespeare & Company for her ingénue turn as Hero in Much Ado About Nothing.


April 21, 2003

Meet Bobby Banana®! | 12:38 PM



Bobby® came to our house with our last bag of bananas®, and shows no signs of leaving anytime soon!


April 09, 2003

Ninjas in the News | 05:19 PM

TheaterMania takes in Tiny Ninja Theater, and approves. As well, Xina's photo of Romeo & Juliet graces the cover of Dramatics Magazine, which features an article that describes me as a "businessman" and quotes Dov quoting Yoda. Both note the clumsiness of Melanie Hipchikz, who plays Juliet.

"At the performance I attended, Juliet took a suicide leap during the balcony scene..." TheaterMania.com
• "Juliet suddenly plummeted from the stage, hitting the floor with the same force as if she’d leapt from atop the Empire State Building." [pdf] Dramatics, April 2003


March 26, 2003

Famous Friends Update | 12:48 PM

Alexis heads out to Coney Island to file a radio report on Topsy, a 100-year-old electrocuted elephant. Listen (real audio). Jesse, back in the saddle after a long period of silence, grumps around the East Village. Dov grants an exclusive interview to About.com. Meanwhile, on the war front, Steele has remained conspicuously quiet after an initial show of defiance. Can Showdown: Lock be averted? Probably not.

• "A Topsy Tribute," Alexis
• "I nevertheless am filled with an intense hatred every time my already stressful environment is filled with the sound of a passing dipshit," JCN
• "The audiences have to be small because the actors are so small," Dov
• "Neighbor Margit reports: We found a rooster outside our door last night!" Lock


March 20, 2003

Lock: Denial and Deception | 11:55 AM


The atrocities continue: Lockhart Steele, in a desperate bid for power, has seized sole credit for Book of Ages at Amazon.com.

Rest assured, Steele, your evil deeds will not go unpunished. JVG.com enters this conflict reluctantly – yet, our purpose is sure. To show you how serious we are, we've created a war header graphic (above) modeled on the inspirational efforts of our nation's executive branch web designers.


March 19, 2003

jvg.com resolution | 10:39 AM

The JVG Security Council has unanimously voted to approve Resolution 1454 as regards the situation on the Lower East Side.

THE RESOLUTION IS PUT FORWARD:

WHEREAS Lockhart Steele, author of the eponymous weblog lockhartsteele.com, has for months on end been incessantly and with utter disregard for the welfare of his readers posting disinformation about the hotel under construction across the street from his house,

WHEREAS that same author, regularly and with intent to deceive, posts photographs of boarded-up local businesses, including a bar named after a lubricant,

and WHEREAS he shows no signs of letting up until the goddamn things are built,

IT IS CLEAR TO THIS COUNCIL that said author of said website is in the process of developing a blog of mass annoyance. THEREFORE, we make the following demands:

1. Steele must immediately remove any and all references to The Lower East Side from his Blog.

2. All links to other sites require prior approval from jvg.com.

3. Steele must father sons and move to Iraq. Then, Steele and his sons have 48 hours to leave Iraq.

If Steele fails to immediately prove compliance with all of the relevant council resolutions in order to secure international peace and security, he will face serious consequences, commenced at a time of my choosing. All the decades of deceit and cruelty have now reached an end.


UPDATE (1:43pm): Now that the Resolution 1454 has been seconded by one other blogger, I can confidently announce that jvg.com has widespread global support for the war against Steele. Holed up in his Rivington Street bunker, a defiant Steele shows no signs of backing down.


March 04, 2003

Ninjas In the News | 02:45 PM

Looks like FlavorPill likes the Ninjas, whatever that happens to mean. In the very same issue, they plug Gawker. Co-incidence? Or does everyone in the world read jvg.com? The answer, if stats are to be believed, is no.


February 06, 2003

Bthuthdth Greetings, Mark 2 | 02:10 PM

Happy goddamn birthday to Dad, too.


February 05, 2003

Bthuthdth Greetings | 12:00 AM

Happy goddamn birthday to The Unhappiest Girl in New York City.


January 30, 2003

LOWER! EAST! SIDE! | 12:09 PM

Rah!


Do you know how stylish I am? | 11:39 AM

I live on The Lower East Side.


That hotel across the street from me update | 11:38 AM

Still under construction!


The Lower East Side Sure is Great! | 11:14 AM

Boy howdy!


Lockhart Steele Update | 11:08 AM

Downtown blogisto Lockhart Steele is off to Florida on business, and he's asked me to cover his blog. For some strange reason, though, he neglected to give me his login info, so I'll be posting some Lock-type blogs right here in this space.


January 13, 2003

European Beauty Update | 12:02 PM

In other exciting news: As of this moment, Jesse and Karen, though currently residing in NYC, are the best-looking people in Finland/Helsinki.


January 12, 2003

Celebrity Gossip | 01:42 AM

Well, I promised gossip about my famous friends, and here it is: The Puzzler (pseudonym changed from Club Soda in Pigtails) is going out "for coffee" today with a cute girl from the running store. Is it just a friendly cuppa, or is TP in for a marathon evening? As previous posts have chronicled, TP's gaydar is on the fritz - can we be sure running store girl even plays for her team? Further updates as events warrant.

UPDATE: It was, in fact, a date. RSG asked TP to join her in some two-step dancing Monday evening, but TP was unavailable. Another date is in the works.


January 11, 2003

Press Roundup | 10:50 PM

Not surprisingly, Tiny Ninja Theater presents Romeo & Juliet dominates the front page of The Washington Post Style section today, and Anne Ursu's The Disapparation of James garners high praise in the Star Tribune.

Some might theorize that such prominent coverage is due in both cases to long association with such a distinguished personage as myself; why else would both articles oh-so-coyly avoid any mention of my name? For the record, I believe that Anne and Dov have received these accolades on their own merits. To infer that such close friends are merely riding my coattails to fame would be ridiculous.

Relevant Documents:
• "Once you've seen Romeo & Juliet, you'll want to come to back for figurine versions of Hamlet or Othello or whatever else." -The Washington Post
• "Fiendishly clever... a wry, haunting meditation on love, loss and family ties." -Star Tribune


January 10, 2003

The Perty Girls Who Are Unmarriage | 11:53 AM

Congrats to Unmarried to Each Other co-author Marshall Miller (subject of a Salon.com interview yesterday) who recently launched his new blog. If I know anything about Marshall - and I think I do - it's bound to be the sexiest blog around.

In fact, in honor of Mr. Miller, I choose today to launch my own deeply personal, highly intimate sexblog, entitled In Bed With Fame, which will cover with brutal honesty and in excruciating moment-by-moment detail my myriad of passionate interludes. Avanti:

In Bed With Fame
Sex today: None.


December 31, 2002

Love in the time of Flash MX | 12:06 PM

Proposal of the year award goes to Doctor Juice*, who lured his bride-to-be to a local movie theater and popped the question onscreen after the end credits rolled. The stunt bought the couple some local ink, and word is newsman Tom Brokaw visited the site and was enchanted. The question on everyone's lips: "Where do I find a guy like DJ?" DJ's take: "I never have to do anything romantic ever again." Nuptials to follow in Summer '04.

*new pseudonym


December 19, 2002

Pseudonym Update | 10:24 AM

In an informal barside poll, both NoAss O'Barkeep and RouletteGirl felt that Ninja McFatty's pseudonym should be Fatty McNinja. And so it will be, herewith.


December 12, 2002

Now That I'm Famous | 03:22 PM

It would be irresponsible of me to publicize on this website the deep, dark secrets of my famous friends. It would be even more irresponsible, however – perhaps criminally so – not to share all of the hilarious details of our exciting lives. In order to tread the delicate line between simple, harmless betrayal of trust and nasty, actionable libel, I have decided to create clever pseudonyms for my nearest and/or dearest, so I can report accurately while maintaining a certain level of decorum and deniability.

A short list, to begin: Smelly BigHead, Shanky Locust, TubbySlutty, Ninja McFatty, RouletteGirl, Buffy's Little Helper, NoAss O'Barkeep, Pretentious Folky Bitch, Not S'Dumb, and Vaughn Filmy, you know who you are. Or do you? Maybe it's someone else. Think about that before calling your lawyer. Also, think about the fact that I know where you live. If it really is you, which it may not be.

For those not listed here, I'll get to you eventually, probably when you do something embarrassing.


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Pinchbottom
Fine Burlesque Entertainments
Nasty Canasta
Official Burlesque Artist of JVG.com, cheese queen of Coney Island
Jonny Porkpie
Nasty puppeteer and Burlesque Mayor of New York City.

COMICS

Tales from the Established Norm
The post-college episodes of the strip from college.
Hypernorm
One strip. One thousand endings.

Fred, The Obnoxious Goldfish
An angry slice of piscine fury from the mind of Jay Veegee
Drool
One-shot from the files.
Faust: a Primer
Created for the program of Man of Infinite Desire


Produces Interesting Theater. Such as...
Tiny Ninja Theater
No Small Parts. Only Small Actors.
TheaterSounds
Hudson Valley Playreading Series
"Buddy" Cianci: The Musical
Rhode Island's most popular politician, six times elected, twice convicted

Illiterate
Book of Ages
"Exploring life's landmark ages in hilariously obsessive detail."
buy 30 | buy 40
buy Japanese 40
German 40 (unavailable)

Minor & Incomplete

Funct?
Antagozine
The ANTAGONISTIC magazine.
Survivor Deadpool
Deadpool Dead.
LiveBio
A great idea!
Unpalatable Ball
Featuring the Discontented Elf.

I Know Them All
Two Snail or Not Two Snail?
by Jay Veegee

Two

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