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Star Wars vs. Star Trek Burlesque Showdown
August 22, 2011, 2:20 pm
Filed under: Go, Laugh, Watch

That’s right. I am totally nerding it up this Friday. I am sure this is going to be absolutely hilarious. Are C3P0 and Spock really going to make out? I’m going to the Friday show, but there are shows Thursday through Saturday. Dates and times of the shows can be found here. Just FYI, if you buy online it’s $15 plus service charge, which comes to about $18 so you’re better off just buying tickets at the door unless you’re afraid this is going to sell out. Which is very possible given its feature as Time Out New York’s Critic’s Pick.

The Star Debate: Trek vs. Wars


The geeks of EW! will clash against one another in civil war to settle one of the most impassioned nerd arguments of our time: Which science fiction franchise is superior, Star Trek or Star Wars? Leading the arguments for Team Trek will be vaudevillian Nelson Lugo, with “evidence” provided by Trekkie hotties Bonnie Voy’age, Lefty Lucy, Miss Mary Cyn and special guest Fem Appeal. Arguing on behalf of Star Wars will be nerd rapper Schaffer the Darklord and his team of sultry Siths BB Heart, Victoria Privates, Magdalena Fox and special guest Rosey La Rouge. Since our hosts will be playing the parts of opposing counsel, our audience will play the part of jury. Indeed, the “winner” will be determined by your vote.

EPIC WIN Burlesque presents “The Star Debate: Trek vs. Wars.” This sexy symposium will settle the great nerd argument once and for all. Phasers will clash with lightsabers. Klingons will battle Stormtroopers. Tribbles will wrestle Ewoks. And although there can be only one victor, all of the nerds in attendance will unite and rejoice in the majestic spectacle of space boobs. The battle has begun.

Two costumed nerds passionately argue the superiority of their favorite science fiction franchises, with sexy “evidence” provided by superstars of the NYC burlesque scene.

TREKvsWARSEPIC WIN Burlesque has been accepted into the 2011 NYC Fringe Festival. The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.

May the force live long and prosper.

Epic Win Burlesque presents The Star Debate: Trek vs. Wars – 9:15PM

66-68 East 4th St.
New York New York
Price: $15 in Advance – $18 @ the Door

Reason #653 why I love my mom
March 12, 2011, 11:25 am
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She comes back from her trip to Japan with jeggings for me because she knows I don’t like wearing real pants with real waistbands – they get in the way of my appetite.

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Uh-Oh, I feel fat
March 4, 2011, 6:21 pm
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From David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim’s Ugly Guide #4 Eating Out and Keeping it Down. AKA How I Am Feeling This Week After Eating Course Meals Daily.

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Chicken drop and other stories
February 4, 2011, 3:47 pm
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Since I began traveling in January, a lot has transpired. Here’s a brief overview:

I got swindled by a super-friendly taxi man in Mexico and now I don’t trust anyone who is too nice to me. I had a delicious chicken tostada in Tulum. I saw the most breathtaking ruin site in Tulum – sweeping Mayan ruins overlooking the Carribbean sea. In San Pedro, I had my first cherry bomb (maraschino cherries soaked for a week in 151). I went to a reggae bar and made friends w/Belizean rastafari in Caye Caulker. I got certified in scuba diving after hardcore panicking the first time I went underwater in six feet of water (I thought I was going to die). I have to sing “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid to calm myself down before every descent. I swam with a whole bunch of brightly colored fish, a sea hare (sea slug – it squirted purple ink at me!), an electric green moray eel, a barracuda, a reef shark, and a nurse shark. I went line fishing and used sardines as bait and caught the snapper we later ate for dinner. I got an official job offer from the company I interviewed with before I left. I got stranded really far from our hotel in San Pedro and hitched a ride on the back of a golf cart. They only have golf carts and ATVs here. What did the hurricane say to the coconut? -Hold onto your nuts; this ain’t gonna be no ordinary blow job. I’ve gone to sleep every night but three (including tonight) by 11 so I could wake up by 7 or earlier to dive. My first post-cert dive was to 130 feet at the Blue Hole, which is kind of a big deal. I’m still in Belize on San Pedro. I meant to leave earlier this week, but then I started diving and the locals have been so nice… It’s just been hard to say goodbye. Yesterday I dove for conch, broke open the shells, cut the adductor muscle, and made fresh conch ceviche. The conch tasted sweet like Maine lobster with the texture of surf clam. So delicious. Also, went spearfishing and fed nurse sharks with my hands from a boat (after petting them and swimming with 7 of them and a giant spotted eagle ray and a sea turtle with only 3 flippers). We also participated in a Chicken Drop last night. It’s this spectacle where there’s a giant Bingo board with numbers all over it from 1 to 100. You buy tickets to draw a number, and once every number is sold, they drop a chicken on the board and wait for it to poop on a number. (They have backup chickens in case the chickens are constipated.) You have to prep the chicken by shaking it and swirling it around so its bowels get agitated. I blew on a rooster’s anus. (Never thought I’d say that in my lifetime.) I was planning to leave San Pedro today, but couldn’t do it. It’s just too perfect here. No wonder Madonna wrote a song about La Isla Bonita. Spent today relaxing and heading to some tiny island with some locals and a new diving friend. Then tomorrow, it’s off to Guatemala by bus (20 hours of bus travel ahead – yay! NOT.)

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Best latke post ever
December 7, 2010, 11:59 am
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I was cruising Twitter when I came across this @spork_ethan‘s tweet about a blog post instructing you how to make homemade latkes from The Awl. I love latkes. What’s not to love about crispy fried potato pancakes?

So I read it, and it was hilarious. I’m especially a fan of the cost comparison between buying your latkes from Russ & Daughters vs. making them yourself at home. “And you’re still going to order them from Russ & Daughters? You must not be Jewish.”

The Awl: How to Cook a Latke

I may not be Jewish, but boy, do I love an excuse to eat season- and holiday-specific foods. Happy Hanukkah.

World Cup Hotties (and Notties)
June 25, 2010, 10:00 am
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You may have seen the Interview spread on the American World Cup team, but theirs is certainly not the first to feature the hottest men in soccer. This is for you, Meggo. Sorry I didn’t curate a list for you like I did in 2004, but I’ve been busy at work. For your viewing pleasure:

  1. Vanity Fair: Playing for the World. My personal favorite is Carlton Cole of England here, if only for the Burberry skivvies. I am, however, perplexed by their decision to include Buffon. The photograph is great, but that’s all Annie Liebowitz. Although I suppose since they don’t call this a World Cup Hotties list, it’s supposed to be more artistic. But the guys are still in their unds.
  2. Cosmo: The Hottest World Cup Players. This is the worst hotlist I’ve seen so far. You can’t include David Beckham as number 1 when he’s not actually playing in this year’s World Cup AT ALL. Also, they could have selected a better shot of Ronaldo. And Lampard? Seriously?! What are these editors smoking? (I do like the slide on Raul Gonzalez, though.) I have a feeling they just recycled their list from 2004 and added a South African and North Korean to make it diverse. Also, any list of hot soccer players should definitely include Carlos Bocanegra aka Captain America. USA! USA!
  3. The Daily Beast: World Cup Hotties. A decent list, and it does include Bocanegra. And has the world forgotten Fabio Cannavaro so soon? Just because Italy sucked this year doesn’t mean he lost his sizzle. Although he did shave his head since those steamy pics were taken circa 2003/2004.
  4. The Daily Beast: Soccer Stars in their Skivvies. Maybe we should enforce a no-shirt policy for pro soccer players. I present to you Exhibit A on behalf of the defense.
  5. Global Post: The 10 Least Sexy Soccer Players. I am fairly certain there are unsexier players out there, but no list is perfect.

If you can think of any particularly sexy – or particularly hideous – soccer players, please leave names and links to photos in the comments!

Naked vs. Nude
June 24, 2010, 12:21 pm
Filed under: Laugh, Love

Almost naked #USA #worldcup men or a nude Grecian Mario Batali – your choice. Or both.