Friday, February 29, 2008

Seen on first avenue

What was once the international bar is now...

Thursday, February 28, 2008

At astor center

Taking the elements of wine class at the astor wine center.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Centered moment

6 Ways To Make Every Workday Feel Like Saturday

Any work environment, (save for maybe the military), can benefit from a little softening of the hard edges that we’ve grown accustomed to in the business world. More realistic expectations and a more casual approach to work can actually help us become more productive.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

5/5 funny with Jimmy Kimmel & Ben Affleck

If you recall the Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon video from earlier this month (if you don't, then see our previous post here).

Well, Jimmy Kimmel's response video to Sarah Silverman/Matt Damon kicks it up a notch!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

WTF or Brilliant?

We live on a block with two Indian-owned convenience stores, so when we buy groceries or supplies, they are always blasting cool Indian dance music...

Saw this on Youtube and couldn't resist posting...the video is bizarre, the beat infectious...and I don't understand a word of the lyrics!

Daler Mehndi - Tunak Tunak Tun

Friday, February 22, 2008

Celebrating Tom Mahon's 32nd Birthday!

Originally uploaded by .edward

We're hanging in Alphabet City with the old "Creatures From The Futon" gang--celebrating Tom's Birthday with pizza (from Pizza Gruppo) and lots of vino & Stella Artois!

And watching old episodes of Creatures From The Futon....

Check out the photo set here.

Why women workout in Germany

Gotta love European commercials -- this one for Leo's Sports Club in Deutschland!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

For Nip/Tuck Fans: Best Scene of Season 5 (so far!)

Can you believe tonight is the season finale of Nip/Tuck?

One of our favorite scenes this season was from episode 12: Lulu Grandiron. Forward the video below to time marker 11:45 and watch on.....Dr. Christian Troy at his finest!

Quantum of Solace - November 2008

         James Bond returns.....November 2008!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Funny: Davey Dance Blog

I came across Davey Dance Blog a few months ago - and was amused at the simple concept of this guy dancing around, listening to his iPod and filming it. INGENIOUS!

Davey Dance-BLOG. A project started while traveling Europe during Spring 2007. Armed only with an ipod and a Canon PowerShot, Davey picks a location and a pop song. Then Davey records an improvised dance.

Here are some highlights:

Davey Dancing In Paris

Davey Dance Blog -6- PARIS - Katerine - "Apres Moi" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

Davey Dancing In Rome

Davey Dance Blog -5- ROMA - Peter Bjorn and John - from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

Davey In Barcelona

Davey Dance Blog -12- BARCELONA - I'm From Barcelona - "Treehouse" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

Davey In Amsterdam

Davey Dance Blog -16- AMSTERDAM - Jackie Wilson - "Your Love Is Lifting Me (Higher)" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

Davey in Mainz, Germany

Davey Dance Blog -21- MAINZ - Simian - "Never Be Alone" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.
Like this song from Justice vs. Simian "we are your friends"

And of course, Davey dancing in New York, on the Brooklyn Bridge

Davey Dance Blog -26- BROOKLYN BRIDGE - Ace Frehley - "NY Groove" from Pheasant Plucker on Vimeo.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Menu @ atlas

Having dinner at Cafe Atlas on Second Avenue:
-Vegan Chicken & Couscous
- mediterranean platter

This TINY place has the biggest menue board! It's dinner on the cheap!

Tags: dinner

Indiana Jones Teaser Trailer!

Found out through Mahalo that the teaser trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is out!

All I can say is WOW! I can't wait until May 22, 2008!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

From Old Skool to Old Spice....

Love this May 2007 commercial for Old Spice featuring sci-fi/B-movie man-god Bruce Campbell!!

Old Skool Kung Fu - Levi's Style

This Levi's commercial for the European market features Dustin Nguyen (remember 21 Jump Street?!):

Dustin's little known martial arts expertise was showcased when he starred in the Levi Jean's European “Hero” campaign, which expanded upon his ever-growing international profile. The campaign was uniquely ground-breaking in that it was the first time Levi's used an Asian lead in their popular role of the “Levi's Hero.” For Dustin, it offered the first opportunity to combine his love for martial arts along with his dramatic training, when he collaborated with the director on the fight choreography. (from hahahollywood)

Sunday, February 10, 2008's snowing!

I think this is only the third time it snowed this season!

Neither wonderful nor delicious: another NYU dorm


Came across this on

"Uh, definitively cancel all those rumors and reports that the legendary Gramercy Green on E. 23rd Street and Third Avenue is going to Irish buyers and investors, which was already seriously in doubt. The shock is actually in the outcome: it turns out that the building is going to NYU freshmen. The Villager drops the bomb that Irish eyes will not be smiling in the 21-story building, but that NYU is picking up the entire building for dorm space. The word comes via the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's Andrew Berman, who says, "I am glad they chose this route, rather than what they did at the St. Ann’s/12th St. site, which was to try to shoehorn another megadorm into the neighborhood." An early version of the plan had the building being one-third condos and two-thirds dorm, but maybe it was a little hard to sell even overseas money on a condo with NYU dorms. Is it God's hand at work in the background or just part of the overall master plan?"

Read the original article from The Villager.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Remedy for a night out

Remedy for a night out
Originally uploaded by .edward

A big bottle of Smart Water!

First taste: Singas Famous Pizza

First taste: Singas Famous Pizza
Originally uploaded by .edward

My first experience at Singas Famous Pizza on Second Avenue in the East Village....tried the personal 10" pie with anchovies - in a nutshell: tasty sauce, quality mozzerella cheese, decent crust....but reminiscent of a pizza hut pie back when pizza hut was good (like in the 80s). 7/10

Friday, February 8, 2008

Gotta love European commercials

Unfortunately, something like this would never air in the United States.

Tony Soprano lives on!

Although the Sopranos is over as a television series -- James Gandolfini in this TV ad for American Airlines is so Tony Soprano-esque.


Thursday, February 7, 2008

5/5 Funny: Saw on Firebrand

This commercial for Smirnoff from 2006 is just too funny!

Enjoy "Tea Partay"

Firebrand on TV

My newest addiction is watching Firebrand TV on ION Networks (11PM / Channel 31 on Time Warner Cable Manhattan).

What is Firebrand about?

Well, if you love good commercials, then this is the show for's to commercials like the way early MTV was to music videos....but Firebrand shows only the best commercials from the US and international in a cool web 2.0 kind of way on the Firebrand website you can search and program playlists of only the brands, directors, and advertising agencies you want! So cool!!

(From Firebrand's Facebook group)

Firebrand. Your favorite spot on TV, web and mobile.
If you love a good commercial, you're going to love Firebrand.

Firebrand is all the best commercials, all the best movie trailers, all in one place.

Watch an hour of Firebrand’s Hot Spots every weeknight on ION Television. Or enjoy 24/7 access to all your favorites online. Watch them. Sort them. Download and share them.

Firebrand's in your total control, and totally free.
Tune in 11pm ET/PT weeknights. Or go to today.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

First taste: Shoolbred's

First taste: Shoolbred's
Originally uploaded by .edward

Walking back home I came across the open doors leading into the less than two weeks old pub Shoolbred's. Named after a department store in Scotland, Shoolbred's offers warm pub atmosphere, multiple taps (10 on initial count, including my current fave draft Smithwicks) and features over 36 whiskeys!

I enjoyed a great 2-for-1 (rare on a Wednesday night in bar land) and they will be offering British pub fare soon!

So Shoolbred's, welcome to the East Village!

For adoption: Bella

For adoption: Bella
Originally uploaded by .edward

We found Bella on First Avenue late last night. She is a mixed pit/shephard puppy probably less than 6 months old.

We are working with local canine rescue groups to find her a home, if you anyone who is looking to adopt, please visit the DevillDawgs website.


Props to T-Mobile customer service

Giving credit when credit is due, I just want to give a big thank you to T-Mobile's customer service: on the phone and with their servuce reps in-store!

I was experiencing problems with my six month old T-Mobile Dash (HTC Excalibur S620). When I thought it was a battery issue, I went to the T-Mobile store in Greenwich Village and got a replacement battery - FREE!

When it proved to be more than a battery issue, I called T-Mobile customer service and after explaining the issue, they are sending me a replacement Dash! So thank you T-Mobile!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Chappelle's Show classic!

We really miss Chappelle's Show -- one of the funniest comedy skit shows during its short 3 year run.

One of our favorite bits was the night out with Dave Chappelle and Wayne Brady:

You can still see Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central and in syndication!

5/5 funny with Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon

"I'm F***** Matt Damon" by Sarah Silverman

Words cannot describe how funny this clip is....just watch!

(thanks to richard212 for the clip!)

Super Tuesday: VOTE!

Vote for Hillary


Vote for Barak

What I'm reading

Thanks to watching today's Oprah, I ordered from B& the latest book from Eckhart Tolle, "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose"

On Oprah Today: Dr. Oz Ultimate Checklist

Today on Oprah featured Dr. Oz and an ultimate checklist review for healthy aging -- among the topics covered:

  • food favorites
  • cardiovascular and muscle building exersizes (strengthen your core and practice yoga!)
  • daily meditation
  • sleep and sex
  • vitamins
Go to the Oprah website for more information.

You can get the ultimate checklist in printed form here.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Favorite Superbowl Ads

We have to admit, Superbowl 42 was a thrilling game! Congrats to the NY Giants for a great upset of the New England Patriots, 17-14.

Of all the commercials they played during the Superbowl (yep, advertisers paid $2.7 million dollars to air 30-second commercials this year) - a few memorable ones stood out:

Gatorade commercial featuring man's best friend

It wouldn't be a superbowl without Bud Light!

Planter's Peanuts ad

Another Bud Light ad

You can watch all of the Superbowl commercials here.

Friday, February 1, 2008

How to Use Reading to Become a Better Writer

“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.” - Woody Allen

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