The Food That Will Not Die!!!!

If you’re an adult, at one time or another you’ve had food go bad. It’s part of the natural order of things. That, and you were never really going to make that kiwi/asparagus lasagna anyway, you were just trying to impress the hot chick in aisle four at the supermarket one day. Trust me, I’ve been there. George Carlin once posited that blue food bestowed immortality. He reasoned that since there is no blue food it must have been withheld from mankind by the gods since it would give it…

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Quit Clowning Around

You get up in the morning, get dressed for work, maybe scarf down something resembling breakfast and head out to your busy day. When you get to your office, you’re greeted by people who like and respect you. People who admire your work ethic and recommend your work to others. In other words, all is good in your world. But, to outsiders, you are perceived differently. Imagine having to hear “Jeez, what a freaking TV Producer that guy is!” or “Can you believe that TV Producer?” or “Who does that…

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Ugly is in the Eye of the Beholder

There used to be this show called Seinfeld. Some people liked it. I was not one of them, but they nevertheless existed. There was one episode of the show where a character named Elaine danced as though she was being tased and flogged simultaneously. I know about this episode because people kept pointing it out whenever it showed up in reruns. Later, in case I’d missed it, the advent of You Tube allowed these same folks to send it to me daily. My sincerest hope is that each and everyone…

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Sleigh Bells

Winter Came Early with an Assault of Sleigh Bells

Just over 12 hours after the fact, I think I’m still a bit buzzed in a completely non-alcoholic sense from the events of early this morning at Metro.  The venue was the site of a very special (and very late) engagement with Brooklyn buzz group Sleigh Bells.  This duo has had a hell of a year highlighted by a much-talked about appearance at South By Southwest and locally at Pitchfork 2010.  It was at the latter where they headlined one of the two main stages, playing 2nd bill only to…

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Is She Out of This World or Just Her Mind?

Thanks to her work as a camera person on Baywatch, Kim Carlsberg has probably seen Pam Anderson topless more often than Tommy Lee. But according to her 1995 book, Beyond My Wildest Dreams: Diary of an Alien Abductee, that isn’t the only heavenly body she’s seen. To help us skeptics see what she saw when she and others got to visit those wacky interstellar tourists who seem hell bent on kidnapping cows and playing doctor (not in the fun way), she is now releasing a coffee table book that features…

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Looking for a SPOOKTACULAR Thursday night?

‘Tis the season  for ghosts and gobblins!  Which makes me think of two important Halloween traditions….PUMPKIN CARVING and PUMPKIN BEER.  There is no better place to celebrate other than; Sheffield’s, in Lakeview.  Each year they have a pumpkin carving party and provide both the pumpkins as well as the tools.  Therefore, have no fear if you didn’t have time to head to the pumpkin patch or if you aren’t into cleaning up messy pumpkin guts.  The only catch is that you can’t take your perfect pumpkin with you.  Although, you can certainly take tons of…

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Paul is Dead?

I love a good conspiracy theory as much as the next guy. Well, as long as the next guy is wearing a tinfoil hat and screaming “What’s the frequency Kenneth?” If it wasn’t for unfounded rumors and unwarranted speculation, the SyFi and History channels would be off the air. And we couldn’t have that could we? Where would I go for my fix of Sharktopus and UFO Hunters? Nevertheless, as many soccer fans know, the winner of the World Cup has been accurately predicted the last few times by Paul…

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