Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Please Stand By

I've got a lot going on right now hence the lack of a new post since Monday. As soon as I have a minute (hopefully sometime today) I'll do a proper post and fill you in on all the doings around here.

Until then, enjoy this lovely photo:

It's our old friend, Couch Potato. Here CP is doing a shot at Turkey & T-Bone's wedding. I think this picture was taken shortly before CP took off all his clothes and streaked across the dance floor. Rumor has it that CP and Cousin Katie hooked up that night. Can anyone confirm that?

Monday, September 24, 2007

Mean Spirited Monday

Every Monday morning I post a picture of some random celebrity, or non-celebrity for you to comment on. Remember to have fun and be mean spirited with your comments.

This week, smug asshole and law-breaking citizen, O.J. Simpson. Let the meanness begin!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Now I Know How Dick Clark Feels

Last Friday I posted a link to Seth's latest podcast, which is a mash-up of Britney Spears and that crazy You Tube fan, Chris Crocker. It looks like Seth is now climbing the charts because he was just featured on PopBytes' Mashup Of The Week! Check it out now at Popbytes

Thursday, September 20, 2007

What Do They Know That They Aren't telling Us?

Yesterday I flipped over to NY1 to check the weather and saw some bit about a contest awarding people fully stocked Go Bags. In case you don't know what a Go Bag is, it's the emergency kit that we are all supposed to have, which we can grab and go and be prepared for anything. Your Go Bag should contain batteries, a flashlight, bottled water, emergency poncho, case of wine, bandages, bottle of whiskey, a couple 40s of Bud, and whatever else you might need in the event of an emergency.

After spotting the NY1 contest, I was perusing the Real Estate section of the Times and happened upon another article about Go Bags. Now this morning on the train, I was standing directly in front of a bright yellow poster asking NY if we are ready for an emergency.

So what's with all the emergency prep this week? Is this a new tactic between the city officials and the media to passive aggressively alert us to an upcoming attack? Has the PR agency hired to pimp Go Bags been working overtime or calling in favors lately? Or has someone simply alerted the media that Jenni B is returning to NY for two weeks?

In any event, I'll be making sure the bar at home is fully stocked and maybe I'll even buy a battery or two.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Don't Talk to Me, I Haven't Had My Coffee Today

I had a wisdom tooth yanked yesterday and boy am I feeling it this morning. The surgery itself wasn't that bad thanks to the laughing gas. I don't think I've had that much nitrous since my old raving days. Then last night I was slightly out of it from the various meds plus still numb from all the Novocain. Today however, I woke up feeling like I had a hangover in my jaw and the worst part about it, I'm not supposed to drink anything hot. That means NO coffee! All pain and no coffee makes Jeff something something! On the bright side, I haven't had too much of an appetite and haven't eaten anything since Sunday but a serving of mac and cheese last night so maybe I'll drop a few pounds before the end of the week.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Mean Spirited Monday

Every Monday morning I post a picture of some random celebrity, or non-celebrity for you to comment on. Remember to have fun and be mean spirited with your comments.

I can't imagine anyone having anything mean to say about this week's subject. To be honest, while this isn't my favorite character, I don't really harbor any ill will toward him. The fact is, I'm seeing an oral surgeon this afternoon and unless something unforeseen happens, I'll be having a wisdom tooth extracted. From what people tell me, I can expect a lot of pain, discomfort, swelling and bleeding over the next few days. So I had to find a scapegoat to direct my anger at, which brings us to this week's Mean Spirited Monday.

It's Dr. Teeth, lead singer of the Electric Mayhem! Let the meanness begin!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Getting Ready to Whet My Whistle!

I began the week with a post about Britney and now I'm ending it with one about her also.
Check out Seth's latest podcast It's Britney Bitch! (you bastards!)

Attention Brooklyn Bargain Hunters! **UPDATE**

**UPDATE** I've just been informed by Kitty that we will only be holding the stoop sale tomorrow (Saturday). Looks like I'm free to get loaded tomorrow night then!

This weekend Kitty, myself and our prospective others, are throwing a stoop sale! This is no run of the mill, casserole dish and half-used candle sale either. Between our two households we will be gathering oodles of quality goodies, which we will then offer to you at rock bottom prices.

Our stoop sale will have literally hundreds of DVDs and CDs plus video games, toys, furniture, household items, clothing and much much more. Lots of the toys and discs have never even been open (they fell of a truck).

Weather permitting, you'll find the stoop, us and the goods on 5th street between 7th and 8th avenues (just off 8th) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. The sale begins tomorrow at 11am and ends when we get bored, tired or run out of booze. We are probably going to make this a two day event with new items introduced on Sunday.*

Limited time offer - mention pop-o-matic and receive a cup of our secret stoop sale liquid concoction. The secret ingredient is whiskey and it's the only way to deal with the wack jobs who ask too many questions at stoop sales.

*I may bail on Sunday if I have too much tot drink Saturday night and can't make it off the couch.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jeffrah's Book Club

Some of the best books that I have ever read have been the ones that friends have recommended to me. So I decided to launch a new section that would allow me to check in with everyone to see what they are reading or would like to recommend to others.

So use the comments section and tell me what you are currently reading (if you like it) or have read and would highly recommend. You can write as much (mini reviews) or as little as you want but make sure to include the book's title and author.

I'll get things started:

I just began reading Memoirs of a Buccaneer, Dampier's New Voyage Round The World by William Dampier. This book, originally published in 1697, is a compilation of Dampier's journals written during his time spent with and as a pirate and/or buccaneer.

So far, so good - I'll let you know when I finish it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Super Happy Terrific Products

I don't wear jewelry. Yes, I've gone through fazes that have included puka bead necklaces, silver rings, and even piercing my tongue (not all at once these were various fazes throughout my life). But I don't remember the last time I accessorized with anything other than a belt and pair of sunglasses unless it was part of a Halloween costume.

I just might have to end my jewelry ban after seeing this ring.

It's a stack of pancakes with a melted pat of butter on top and the whole thing is actually scented to smell just like real maple syrup covered buttermilk pancakes.
Sure its probably intended for Japanese teenage girls but who wouldn't want to smell like pancakes?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11

You know that I rarely talk about anything serious here on the blog, or anywhere else for that matter. So feel free to skip this post if you aren't interested in anything other than goofball Jeff, I won't be offended.

It occurred to me this morning that over the past six years too many politicians have degraded "9/11" to nothing more than a campaign slogan. In fact, the words "Never forget" have just become another T-shirt seller or bumper sticker. I know that I'll always remember watching the twin towers burn and collapse from my apartment rooftop on this day six years ago and the eerie days that followed here in the city. I just hope that everyone else keeps in mind what actually happened on September 11, 2001.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Mean Spirited Monday

Every Monday morning I'll post a picture of some random celebrity, or non-celebrity for you to comment on. Remember to have fun and be mean spirited with your comments.

This week, every one's favorite mess, Britney Spears. Let the meanness begin!

What the hell was that last night!? Come on Britney! Its bad enough that you are lip syncing but at least try to look like you know the words to your own song.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Worth Your Time

You are going to need sound to get the whole picture here but trust me, its worth it.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Another Fashion Week?

My office is two blocks away from Bryant Park so I pass by and loiter there fairly often. Unfortunately, I won't be spending much time in the park for the next week or so because its time for Fashion Week! I know New York is a very fashionable city but it seems like there is a Fashion Week once a month.

Anyway, as I was passing by this morning the park and tents were overflowing with the fashionistas, fashion-mavens, fashionists or whatever the hell the fashionable term for those in the fashion industry is today. Out of all the people I spotted posing around the entrance to the tents, buzzing around the park and smoking on the sidewalk, 99% were dressed in all black. To me, this doesn't seem like a very difficult look to come up with. Anyone can dress in black from head to toe without putting any thought at all into the outfit. Morticia Adams favored this look as did Johnny Cash. Even fat girls have long donned the darkest shade.

I don't know about you but I wouldn't buy a car from a person who only owns a bike. So shouldn't the people who dictate what is style be forced to dress with a little more creativity?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Super Happy Terrific Products

Apple just unveiled the new iPod - the iPod Touch, and I want one!

It basically does everything the iPhone does without the phone part. Also, it accesses the interwebs via a WiFi connection rather than cellular service like the iPhone or crackberry. There is an 8gb and 16 gb model with prices starting at 299, which considering all it does, doesn't sound that bad.

Another Day, Another Recall

With another big toy recall announced this morning, its going to be a busy and hectic day for those of us associated with the toy industry. For those that don't know, I work for a toy industry analyst and do a lot of writing for various toy and video game pubs. In case you are worried about the toys you are buying, all the damage seems to be linked to one factory in China and a yellow paint that they used on certain products. You probably won't here that mentioned on TV because they just want to scare us all into believing that the Chinese are trying to kill us by poisoning our toys. I'll let you know if I hear anything more about this.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Mean Spirited Monday (Yes, I know what day it is)

Ok, ok. I know that today is Tuesday but after four days or drinking, partying, and house hunting up in the country, I'm as tired and lazy as I would be on any Monday. In case you missed last week's first edition of Mean Spirited Monday, here is how it works - Every Monday morning I'll post a picture of some random celebrity, or non-celebrity for you to comment on. Remember to have fun and be mean spirited with your comments.

This week could go either way as the person I've selected is someone I really can't stand but he apparently has a lot of fans.

It's film and television's Robbin Williams. Let the meanness begin!