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Friday, September 28, 2007

The Man In White

We've all seen him. The man in white. Underneath the bright lights of times square he stands, strumming his guitar, posing with women, and shaking in his white underwear. While he's not quite naked, he calls himself the Naked Cowboy. When I worked at Letterman during my college years I would always see him out there constantly surrounded by tourists. Why didn't I come up with this idea? Well, according to this article , the naked cowboy pulls in just under $400,000 a year. Yes, you read that correctly, $400,000 a year. Which makes me think to myself, gee NYC could use another naked cowboy. Or better yet, a naked cowgirl.

Happy Friday! The Obama rally is over and Washington Square Park is empty. Great Adventure tomorrow and apple picking on Friday. Looking forward to my visit with the infamous Boaz Frankel who is in town. Yee-ha.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Go to Rally, pickup singles.

Apparently the Obama rally that is taking place in Washington Square Park tonight is going to attract a lot of single people. So if you are looking for that special someone, head on over.

On my way home yesterday I saw people actually building more sand figures in Port Authority which confirms that the palace is in fact real. There was quite a crowd gathered to watch but I couldn't stop as I was rushing to make my bus. I had to have some cavities filled yesterday and it's always so much fun. Especially since I have it done without Novocaine. Judy is so good though that it's never too painful. One of the cavities was in one wisdom tooth. Now everyone I know had to have their wisdom teeth taken out. They got to take a day off from school to recover. Not me. My wisdom teeth grew in and fit in my big mouth. I should start a club for people who still have their wisdom teeth. I'd be the only member.

I've never been a good flosser but I'm going to have to start being better. I went out and bought a new electric toothbrush. I'm all set to fight cavities. Watch out decay.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Good Morning, New York

Last night we had an event at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU's own. The current show, The Geometry of Hope has garnered rave reviews from the press and many people showed up last night to take a look at the exhibit. I encourage you to check it out if you are in the area.

I was rushing to catch a bus home last night and snapped a photo of the sand palace in Port Authority. It's an advertisement for an airline I believe and I think it was real although you can never really tell.

It's awful to hear when a stuntman dies on the set of a film. This is what happend on the set of Batman:The Dark Knight, a movie which I am very much looking forward to.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sand palace

Port authority palace made of sand. More to come on tomorrow's post as i am posting this from my phone.

Evan being goofy

Here's a video that Ben posted on YouTube of me pretending to be Kenny G minus the flowing blond curly hair.

Knocked Up is out on DVD today so if you missed it in the theaters, you can now watch it in the comfort of your own home.

I'm a bit tired this morning as we had an event last night and there's another tonight.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekends are Fun!

Let me start off by giving you another reason why NYU is better than Columbia. Way to go Dean Coatsworth! How much is your coatsworth?

Yom Kippur was this past weekend and I spent it with Elissa and her family. After fasting on Saturday we broke the fast with a delicious spread and on Sunday went to the infamous Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Now I must say that I enjoy shopping and I even bought a suit at Ralph Lauren. Take a look at this:

Ahh, it looks like a nice little fake New England town with a few shoppers. I always think it's a great idea to make a trip to Woodbury until I get there and there are busloads of people arriving at this destination. It's chaos. Thousands of people running around throwing clothes here and there as they look for their sizes. The food court is packed, the bathrooms are packed, the stores are so crowded you can barely look at the clothes. The parking lot is swarming with cars just waiting for a spot. I suggest you go early so that you can finish your shopping before the buses of people start arriving. We did have fun though, and that's really what matters.

Is it lunchtime yet? I could go for some dessert.

And now, some Swedish television:

sick on air
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Friday, September 21, 2007

Dr. Jones, Dr. Jones

That's right, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull! Who's excited about seeing Harrison Ford back in his Indy costume? Gee, I hope this movie doesn't disappoint.

While we wait in anticipation to see Harry running after trains and attempting to capture the Crystal Skull, we can turn to the French, who always seem to come up with the best dances. This new one, the Tecktonik will really give you quite a workout.

Thursday, September 20, 2007


One of my favorite books as a kid was Hatchet by Gary Paulson, so you can imagine my face when I saw a poster for a movie called Hatchet. I thought someone was finally going to turn this great book into a great movie. But alas, this is not the case. This is a horror movie and is not based on the book. While I am on the topic of books, here are some great reads. I've mentioned them before but I really encourage you to pick these up:

Early Bird by Rodney Rothman

Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey

Alva and Irva: The Twins Who Saved A City by Edward Carey

You can purchase these three titles very cheaply and you'll be thanking me for recommending them. If you don't like them, I'll buy them back from you. How's that for a deal?

I hope you enjoyed Talk Like a Pirate Day yesterday. I didn't see anyone dressed up but I did hear some arrrghs going around the office. Even though this day is over I encourage you to speak some Pirate at the office. Here's an instructional video that may help you matie.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Paris, Get down from there!

I always wonder why so many people feel the need to own an SUV. Well now I guess I sort of understand.

Tonight's the premiere of Kid Nation, the much talked about controversial show on CBS. Elissa has set the DVR to record it and I can't wait to watch.

Have you seen the new Dark Night Trailer? Well, I thought I found a new one when I watched this.

Looks good huh?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I don't know how I missed this

Check this out!

Cute Couple Alert!

Who's the cute couple?

Sally Se*** Sea****** B* The S**shore

If you were watching the Emmys the other night you probably saw Sally Field's speech edited by the censors. Perhaps you didn't care. But for those who did, here is her speech in its entirety.

Then there's this video of a student being tasered at a John Kerry forum. Listen to John Kerry trying to speak to the officers.

In other Evan news, I am launching a website. It's not going to have my photo, bio, or any written entries. It's something completely different and sort of crude. I'm carefully planning the launch and need to design the site first. We'll see how long it takes for this to happen but I'm hoping to do it soon.

Monday, September 17, 2007


This weekend was a lot of fun. I went with Elissa and her family to a wedding in Binghamton, NY. I got to meet a lot of the family and a good time was had by all. I learned a lot about Binghamton and here is some history for you courtesy of Wikipedia.

The city was named after William Bingham, a wealthy Philadelphian who bought the surrounding land in 1792. Before that, the first known people of European descent to come to the area were the troops of Gen. John Sullivan in 1779, during the American Revolutionary War.

Binghamton was nicknamed the “Parlor City” for its neat streets and attractive homes, including many stately mansions. Ironically, many of those stately mansions are now funeral parlors. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, many immigrants moved to the area, finding an abundance of jobs, leading them to call it the “Valley of Opportunity.”

From 1923 to 1927 Binghamton was the Northeast headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan.[1]

Greater Binghamton is noted as being the birthplace of the Link flight simulator as well as IBM. Until the Cold War ended, the area never experienced an economic downfall, due in part to the generosity of employers (IBM and Endicott-Johnson) and also because of its defense-heavy industries. This concentration of the defense industry made the area the seventh most likely area in the nation for a nuclear attack during the Cold War [citation needed], and the population peaked at around 85,000 in 1950.

Binghamton refers to itself as the “carousel capital of the world,” with six antique Herschell carousels in the region - one of the world's largest functional collections of old-style carousels. The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is the fifth-oldest zoo in the nation. The Binghamton area is the home of the regional dish known as the spiedie, celebrated at the annual Spiedie Fest and Balloon Rally, held at Otsiningo Park. The area’s Kopernik Space Center observatory is the largest public observatory in the northeast, and Binghamton was named in 2007 as the 9th greenest city in the U.S. by Country Home magazine.

We got back last night and I was able to catch some of the Emmys. I noticed that the censors were having a little too much fun with their sensor button. They pushed it while Ray Romano was doing his stand up and during many other points in the evening.

Fall is in the air. Hope you have a great week!

Mario Batali

This is a photo I snapped this morning in Washington Square Park of Mario Batali. I should have asked him for some recipes to make for Yom Kippur.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Sis!

I want to wish my sister a very Happy Birthday!!!! If you send someone a special birthday greeting check this site out. That's right, for $19.95 you can have an ehhh..celebrity???!! call someone and wish them a happy birthday. According to the site this is a real call and isn't pre-recorded. I want someone to try this and let me know what happens.

A Monkey and A Pigeon

A Monkey and A Pigeon

A monkey and a pigeon can be cute together
A monkey and a pigeon can be cute together
The monkey will climb while the pigeon will fly
The monkey eats banana and the pigeon bits of rye
But if monkey bites pigeon, pigeon will die.
A monkey and a pigeon can be cute together.

By Evan

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Food In The News

I've been noticing a current trend of food related stories in the news recently. First, there was this McDonald's employee who was jailed for over-salting a burger. After eating this over-salted burger, an officer felt sick and charged the employee with "assalt". Bud dum dum.

Eaten at the Great China Buffet in Nanuet, NY lately? Well, apparently an employee was caught in a photo stomping a bowl of garlic with his boots.

"The health department does not consider a person's shoe or boot a proper instrument to use in food preparation, senior public health sanitarian John Stoughton said Tuesday."

Oh really? What if the shoe or boot has never been worn? Sometimes it's difficult to locate the garlic press... I can totally understand.

And lastly... Good 'ole Starbucks is at it again. It looks as though they may start targeting children. Let's get kids hooked on mocha frappa lappa chinos at an early age. In fact, who needs breast milk. Why don't they start making baby food?

"Analyst John Owens of Morningstar said it is pretty clear that teens have become part of Starbucks’ regular customer base. He also admits that even his 3-year-old recognizes the company’s logo from frequent trips there with adults. At his local Starbucks, he said, the baristas refer to steamed milk as a “babyccino.”

Okay, now that's scary. Did you know that Starbucks is named after the first mate in Herman Melville's Moby Dick??

Monday, September 10, 2007

Iron Man

I hope you had a great weekend! Elissa and I managed to fit in some garage sales and a delicious dinner at The River Palm last night (Thanks Jon!). As you know, Rosh Hashanah and Ramadan begin this week and that means fall is here to stay. I don't know if you've seen the new Iron Man movie trailer, but here's the link if you haven't. Sorry for the short post, but I hope you have a great day! Don't forget to eat your daily serving of fruits and vegetables.

Friday, September 7, 2007


After angering thousands of iphone users, Steve Jobs has announced that anyone who bought an iphone at the $599 or $499 price will get a $100 in store credit. Smart man. Don't give money back, give store credit!

This Fred Thompson thing is getting way out of hand. This guy should stick to acting. My dad always used to point him out on tv and I figured I'd give you a taste of his acting in case you haven't seen him in anything. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Farewell Pav

Pavarotti will surely be missed. I used to listen to his interpretation of Caro Mio Ben while I learned it in high school. He was an incredible tenor and he would light up a room when he walked in. We used to have a tenant in Vermont who told us that "Pav" would call him on his birthday and sing to him. This tenant passed away many years ago and I would like to think that they are having cocktails now and singing duets.

Cardboard cops are the new rage. Everyone is getting one to put in their neighborhoods to get people to slow down. It seems to be working but residents say that they can't leave the cardboard cop out all of the time otherwise people will catch on. Hey, I want a cardboard cop!

Did you buy an iphone? If so, you're a sucker.

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend. I haven't blogged since then so I'm going to try to make up for it. School is back in session and the days are getting shorter. I am already looking forward to New Orleans in Oct and Florida in December. I'm looking forward to Kid Nation and Lost on DVD. Apple picking and Halloween. I'm looking forward to many many things.