Friday, March 10, 2006

The President Needs Some Ribs

This is from a while ago, but I think it remains relevant today.
Remarks by the President to the Press Pool
Nothin' Fancy Cafe
Roswell, New Mexico

11:25 A.M. MST

THE PRESIDENT: I need some ribs.

Q: Mr. President, how are you?

THE PRESIDENT: I'm hungry and I'm going to order some ribs.
continued on the official White House website

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Stay Free!

The Pranks issue of Stay Free! is out. One of the people on the cover is me.

I should point out that this was not an actual prank, but rather a photo shoot which was cleverly staged to simulate the appearance of a prank having just taken place. The effects technicians rented one of those expensive Hollywood pneumatic pie launching devices for the shot (no CGI here!) It uses a charge of highly compressed CO2 gas to propel the pie shell into the face at about 100 feet per second. Unfortunately, David's protective face mask slipped a little and he got a nasty little laceration across his forehead (ouch!) He was a trooper about it, though, and insisted we finish shooting before we put him into a cab down to St. Vincent's to get it closed up. Everyone on the set felt the authenticity was worth the bit of trouble. We think you'll agree.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


I've been finding myself lately using the word "absolutely" as a response to questions.
someone: You want to get some falafel?
me: Absolutely.
It's a sign that I'm not qualifying, restricting, or limiting my response in any way whatsoever. Especially when it's about falafel.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Human resources

Here's something you can do in your office in the wintertime:

If someone in a nearby cubicle keeps coughing,
picture them having just taken a really massive bong hit.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Doody calls

New York's Governor Pataki underwent an emergency appendectomy last week. He's still in the hospital, apparently suffering some complications of the digestive system.

Good news, though — according to this story on WNYC,
Pataki's getting his groove back.