Thursday, December 18, 2008

Radio Meatsauce - Live on Stage - Sat. 12/20

Join the cast members of Radio Meatsauce for their first live on stage appearance - performing
Part 1 of "Mystery Frequency"

Sci Fi Thriller at:

"PINSTRIPES AND PLAID"
A VAUDEVILLE-ISH VARIETY COMEDY SHOW!!!
Saturday 12/20 @ 8:30pm
@ GOTHAM CITY IMPROV
48 W. 21st St. #8 (between 5th & 6th Ave) - NYC


Admission $10


wear your favorite pinstripe or plaid attire if you like!
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Remember - Listen to 'THE RADIO MEATSAUCE HOUR' online:
www.talkradiox.com
on Saturdays @ 2pm and Sundays @ 10pm (EST)
and listen to archived episodes at www.radiomeatsauce.com

miracle


DINNING ROOM OPEN!

...in Greenpoint, BK
must be noisy....
Din \Din\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
Dinning.] [AS. dynian. See
Din, n.]
1. To strike with confused or clanging sound; to stun with
loud and continued noise; to harass with clamor; as, to
din the ears with cries.
2. To utter with a din; to repeat noisily; to ding.
This hath been often dinned in my ears. --Swift.
To din into, to fix in the mind of another by frequent and
noisy repetitions. --Sir W. Scott.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Whatever happened to RAMBLIN' ROOT BEER???

it was more......mellow....
(something more)....
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Ramblin' Root Beer Commercial W/ Sarah Jessica Parker Cameo

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! and RADIO MEATSAUCE NEWS


**Breaking News**

RADIO MEATSAUCE - The Internet Variety Show
will be back on the air starting Saturday 11/29.

Listen weekly on www.talkradiox.com
SATURDAYS @ 2:00pm (EST)
SUNDAYS @ 10:00pm (EST)
and listen to archived episodes on our website:
www.radiomeatsauce.com

Monday, November 24, 2008

Admonition - National Film Challenge 2008

We made a film in 72 Hours!
Check out our short film!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Finalist!

I was selected as a Finalist in the
Broadway Comedy Club's "Florida Comedy Contest".
8 Finalists will perform on a show
(date TBD in December)
and the winner will get an all expense paid weekend
as the Feature Act at the NY Comedy Club
in Boca Raton, FL in April!!!

Stay tuned for details on the show in December.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

On November 13th....

"On November 13th...
Felix Unger was asked to remove himself from his place of residence.
That request came from his wife. Deep down he knew she was right. But he also knew that someday he would return to her.

With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the home of his childhood friend, Oscar Madison. Some time earlier, Madison's wife had thrown him out, requesting that he never return.

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"



I HEART THE ODD COUPLE!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE SCREENING 11/21

I did the National Film Challenge
in OCTOBER 2008 w/Backwash Productions.
We made a short film in 72 hours....
"Admonition"
The screening will be:
Friday 11/21 @8pm @ Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street (Downstairs) - between 2nd/3rd Aves.
No cover charge - 1 drink minimum encouraged - Food Available


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wrong Number....or Love Connection???

This morning I was calling the Travel Agency -
the phone rang about 3 times and then someone answered:

MAN w/Mexican Accent: Hello?

Me: Oh - I'm sorry, I dialed the wrong number

MAN w/Mexican Accent: Ok...no problem....I love you

Me: Ok....bye.

I LOVE YOU???????!!!!!


Hello, you fool, I love you, C'mon join the Joyride

Thursday, October 30, 2008

HALLOWEEN.....

HERE ARE SOME VIDEOS TO GET YOU IN THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT....
Halloween Horror Classics Megamix



"THE MUD ROOM"
WATCH IT ALONE....IF... YOU....DARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NO CLEARANCE IN NICHE

This seems like kind of a fancy word to use in the subway...

niche
1 a: a recess in a wall especially for a statue

but how do YOU pronounce it: 'nitch , 'neesh or 'nish????



Thursday, October 23, 2008

INSPIRED BY LOL CATZ

Here are some of my own LOLCATS - starring LUCY







Monday, October 20, 2008

Obscure Movie Round Up...

Some movies you might want to check out....????
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OY VEI!!!!
I came across this bizarre Israeli musical film on Jewish Life TV (I didn't even know that channel existed!) The description below says "high budget feature musical" - not sure I would describe it like that but...it was rather obscure and kind of funny......
"Shnei Kuni Leml"
OR "Kuni Lemel in The Flying Matchmaker"

1966
Directed by Israel Becker


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138101/
From Israel-Media.com:Mike Burnstien, The acclaimed world-wide famous Broadway star, starring in this high budget feature musical film that was a Box Office smash hit in the U.S. and Israel, in the dual role of 2 Kuni Lemel: Max the handsome clever student, and his limp and stuttering cousin, Kuni Lemel. Both want to marry the same girl, the daughter of a wealthy person: one from love, and one by Matchmaking since he is the son of a wellknown Rabbi.A marvelous Jewish musical comedy!
http://israel-media.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=828

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Saw a very good Italian Film on CUNY tv:
"Pizzicata"
1996
Directed by: Edoardo Winspeare
Cinematography is awesome -
it is truly an escape to Southern Italy in 1943.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126612/
from imdb:1943, Italy's Salentino peninsula. Tony, an American fighter pilot, raised speaking Italian in New York, parachutes to safety and is hidden at the olive farm of Carmine, a man with three daughters. One is being courted by Pasquale, the son of the area's largest landowner. It is she, Cosima, whom Tony falls for. He gets to know her through the rhythms of the farm and a traditional way of life, expressed in spontaneous song and in pizzicatas (a courtship dance; a dance that enacts a knife fight between men; and, the frenzied tarantata - a woman's dance exorcising passion).
As Carmine protects Tony and as Cosima begins to love him, Pasquale does not go gently.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

YOUR MOMMA READS GRAFFITI

Graffiti on 7th Ave & 57th Street NYC - "Your Momma Eats BACON!" yikes!


CHILLIN' HOT DOG CART

HMMMM do you want a "Chilly Sausage"???? OR "CHILLY DOG"???
Hot dog cart at 54th & 5th - NYC



Friday, October 10, 2008

Apple Wars

Written and shot in 4 hours, cut in 2 years!

Monday, September 29, 2008

IN THE HEIGHTS!!! 9.28.08


WALK TO NEXT SIGN - or stand in the middle of the street baffled...


Dear Times Square (46th St) NYC,

What does this sign mean???!!!
Do all the drivers have to get out of their cars and walk???
Walk to the next sign and do what???

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Aire Master Refresher Course???????? ooh la la


This was in a ladies room in Northport - L.I.

A SKUNK IN A DIAPER????!!!!!

How refreshing????

Friday, September 19, 2008

ASTROLOGY was never more entertaining?....

two words: THE CHOREOGRAPHY!!!!

I'm a LEO:


Look for your sign here:
All 12 Astrology songs...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Radio Meatsauce Preview...


Check out Radio Meatsauce videos:
Sneak preview of Rehearsal

and Rehearsal of the
Theme Song


Radio MEATSAUCE!
Radio MEATSAUCE!
Friday, September 5th, 2008 @ 11pm
on www.talkradiox.com
will be the debut broadcast of Radio Meatsauce!!
This is a new internet radio adventure concocted by our multi talented producer Arnold Rodriguez. In this new variety-show format the Meatsauce talent are featured in a number of sketches, commercials, jingles & songs, monologues, interviews and RADIO IMPROV!
We take suggestions for the improv portion of the show as the show runs
so call in and give some ideas!
Broadcast: Friday 9/5, 11pm: http://www.talkradiox.com/
Rebroadcast: Saturday 9/6, noon: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Radio-Meatsauce

Friday, August 8, 2008

I CAN'T STAND LOSING YOU tour

THE LAST POLICE CONCERT....EVER!!!!????
My friend Leigh and I attended the FINAL CONCERT of THE POLICE at Madison Square Garden in NYC on August 7, 2008. Here are some pics:
Blurry pic of our fave: Stewart Copeland:
the devastation sets in..."I guess this is our last goodbye - and you don't care, so I won't cry...."
or maybe we will...
apparently my hair was the most devastated...

See you next year at the reunion show????(wink wink nudge nudge)

Here's good summary of the show.

A New play about my Drama Teacher from SWR - Jeff Bennett!

August 3, 2008
Education
In a New Play, Capturing the Drama of High School Theater
By
MARCELLE S. FISCHLER
Northport
YEARS ago, Claude Solnik, a journalist and playwright, heard Jeff Bennett, a drama teacher, talk about his textbook “Secondary Stages: Revitalizing High School Theater” (Heinemann, 2001), and was intrigued by what wasn’t in it.
A chapter about an acting exercise in which a student creates “a situation that is make-believe” but that “everyone around them thinks is real” had been cut by an editor, Mr. Solnik recalled.
Mr. Bennett referred to the exercise as “a Beldy,” named after Andy Beldy, one of his students at Shoreham-Wading River High School, where he was a theater and drama teacher from 1978 to 1997. In 1980, the student convinced his classmates that the raging argument he was having with the drama teacher in the classroom was genuine.
It wasn’t, and when the students discovered that, they were “aghast,” Mr. Bennett, 67, recalled. He had not told onlookers that they were watching a performance, he said, and “in that sense I was duping them.”
Mr. Solnik, of Plainview, heard about the missing textbook chapter at a Barnes & Noble reading by Mr. Bennett shortly after the book’s publication and was inspired to write a play, “Theater Games,” loosely based on Mr. Bennett’s 30-year teaching career. While working on the play he attended showcases at the Bare Bones Theater Company, a drama school here that Mr. Bennett founded in 1998. “Theater Games” went through multiple drafts, with Mr. Bennett offering suggestions.
The plot deals with how playacting can degenerate into rumor with devastating repercussions.
“Acting and lying can be the same; the difference is context. When you can’t tell one from the other, you get chaos,” the playwright said. The two-act comedic drama will premiere on Aug. 21, running through Aug. 23 at the Posey School of Dance in Northport, then Sept. 18 to 20 at the Islip Pavilion.
When the manuscript for his book, a manual for high school teachers, was at the publisher, his editor, Lisa Barnett, who died in 2006, cut the section about the Beldy, Mr. Bennett recalled.
“Playing with the trust kids have in their teacher is trickier than Mr. Bennett implies,” an unnamed outside reviewer wrote to Ms. Barnett at the time, taking exception to the Beldy. “I wouldn’t trust kids to be responsible for the emotional lives of their classmates.”
Mr. Bennett had been using the technique with his students. One student “spilled her emotions,” he said, as she talked about her younger brother’s leukemia diagnosis. When the other students empathized, she said: “ ‘Ha, ha. That’s my Beldy.’ They were upset.”
Mr. Bennett admitted that “through the lens of looking back,” the editor “was right.”
At Shoreham-Wading River High School, he was, by his own description, “a controversial figure” who “really pushed the envelope with the kind of material” he did. Previously he worked as an after-school drama coach at Wantagh High School for 12 years.
Parents “would call and complain” about works like “Talk Radio” by
Eric Bogosian and pieces by David Mamet “that had real integrity as literature but that might also have been what some would call salacious,” Mr. Bennett said.
Bernard Scherer, a film criticism and journalism teacher at Shoreham-Wading River during Mr. Bennett’s tenure, said that he ran the acting program professionally but “always kind of pushed the limit.”
However, Michael Stegman, an English teacher who worked with Mr. Bennett, added that “because of the way Mr. Bennett trusted kids and the way they trusted him,” students “flocked to the theater program.”
In “Theater Games,” the drama teacher is castigated by the principal for rehearsing a Mamet play full of profanity. But the real drama erupts after a student who is assigned to create a Beldy implies to a friend that she had an affair with the teacher. The rumor eventually costs the teacher his job.
Mr. Bennett noted that the play veers from his own career track. While in “Theater Games” the teacher gets fired, when he retired, the auditorium at Shoreham-Wading River was renamed in his honor.
In the second part of the play, the teacher and the student kiss while rehearsing a scene.
“That never happened,” Mr. Bennett said. “I never did get involved with any of my students.”

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Coming Soon: RADIO MEATSAUCE


Stay tuned for more information about a new internet radio show:
THE RADIO MEATSAUCE HOUR
a combination talk show/pre-written sketches/improv comedy!!!!
Information on when and where to tune in online is coming soon.....
here are some "meatsaucers" in action at rehearsal:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Radio-Meatsauce

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Bateman & Cross - Junior Mints!

Check out this interview with Jason Bateman :
Jason Bateman was a guest on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and in the middle of a chat about Will Smith and Hancock, David Cross showed up and joined the fun. Hilarity and Arrested Development movie discussing ensued.




Also - I want to win the Junior Mints contest - ha ha!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

A TOUR OF YANKEE STADIUM- The House that Ruth Built

On Thursday, June 26th -
I got to go on a tour of YANKEE STADIUM w/ESPN -

check out the pix!

in the dugout



Monument Park






View from the Press Box:

From the clubhouse to the field...

centerfielder's POV
Yankee Stadium clay on my new kicks! Awesome!
Irhymes w/chevy.....with the Derek Jeter giant bobblehead...
Across the street....THE NEW STADIUM (to open April 2009)
old and new in the same shot... Subway sign for Yankee Stadium