lifesavers have got to be the hardest part…

March 8, 2007 at 8:37 pm | Posted in new york | 1 Comment

 

LVHRD EVNT VMC II:

livehard – vending machine challenge II
2007-03-20 – Tuesday – $22

Teams of brave competitors will go head-to-head in the world’s only competitive eating vending machine event. This contest unites gastronomical expertise, speed eating, physical dexterity, athletic skill, and sheer consumption strategy. Each team must rise to the following task: to consume the entire contents (minus packaging) of a standard vending machine. Upon the referee’s signal the competitors will be given a stockpile of dollar bills and change, and begin feeding currency into their machines while carefully selecting their eating approach.

The first team to successfully eat the the entire contents of the vending machine will be declared the winner.

My dad once told me of a challenge some of his co-workers put upon one of their denser peers. Could he eat $100 worth of food in a 7-11? Three hours, no booze, no cigarettes. If he succeeded, he gets $100 of food from 7-11 and $100 from each of the challengers If he failed, he pays for what he eats and owes them $100. Alas, he did not succeed, because as usurious as convenience stores are, there isn’t much that costs over $5. Not much you could eat 20 of in three hours.

Tickets are $22, a little steep, but I suppose that’s to keep he riff-raff out. Rumor has it The Onion and the staff of MOMA have taken the challenge tho, so could be worthwhile.

mixed feelings?

February 26, 2007 at 11:10 am | Posted in new york | Leave a comment

This was a disclaimer appended to a show on the nonsensenyc mailing list. I feel this way sometimes about events, products or performers, and I just like the passion and thought I would share the quote with you.

NOTE: We weren’t going to list this show or the one tomorrow because we have all these rules on this list about sponsored events and whatnot, and BAM and the Brooklyn Museum, as much as we love them and appreciate their existence, are, to soft-pedal a little, obnoxious branding machines drunk on the fatty overspill of corporations slavering over young, rich, and pre-rich Brooklynites. But, hell,
then we just felt like a fussy, know-it-all Nader and decided that these are our friends, and the friends of our friends, and they are being booked by people we like and respect, and hey, purity is boring. Enjoy a free night — and check out the stylish, comfortable furniture while you’re at it. Just remember, someone is paying for all of it, and they’re not expecting nothing.

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Park Avenue Suicide On “No Parking” Sign

February 19, 2007 at 2:29 pm | Posted in new york | Leave a comment

Gothamist : Park Avenue Suicide On “No Parking” Sign

A man jumped to his death from the 15th floor of 1133 Park Avenue yesterday afternoon. The man was impaled on a “No Parking” sign on the street, and by the time emergency services arrived, “the body had slid down the pole and was draped over a bicycle leaning against the pole,” according to the Post.

The authorities kept the body on the sign’s pole for more than five hours. The victim was not identified pending notification of relatives.

Sorry, no picture at this time.  check back later.

“bargain books b” is probably mostly garfield collections

January 28, 2007 at 11:04 pm | Posted in new york, Uncategorized, where my pakis at? | Leave a comment

Nicely fitting a niche of people who aren’t interesting but want to appear interesting, the Strand Book Store offers “custom libraries” by the foot. Intended for set decoration, retail stores or getting laid, one can choose from collections such as antique leather, new leather classics, subject specific b, cookbooks, law and bargain books, among many others. Prices range from $400 to $30 per foot. They offer 24-hour turnaround and apparently count Steven Spielberg and Polo Ralph Lauren among their satisfied customers. The Adam Sandler comedy setpiece practically writes itself.

Strand Bookstore: Books By The Foot

he’s pretty, but can he act?

January 22, 2007 at 6:00 pm | Posted in new york | Leave a comment

A google search for “ character actor trapped in a leading man’s body” turns up a variety of names.

  • Joseph Fiennes
  • Johnny Depp
  • Kevin Bacon
  • John Barrymore
  • Alec Baldwin
  • George Clooney
  • Brad Pitt
  • Hayden Christensen
  • Errol Flynn
  • Jude Law
  • William Hurt
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • Forest Whitaker

Thanks kottke!

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    December 18, 2006 at 4:04 pm | Posted in new york | Leave a comment

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