I’ve occasionally wondered what the American equivalent to the fortune cookie is*. I may have found the answer, written on the back of a Gushers packet. “To avoid choking, give Fruit Flavored Snacks only to children who can easily swallow chewy foods. Children should be seated and supervised while eating.” Not just good advice for [...]
Entries from July 2008
July 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment
July 28th, 2008 · No Comments
Once again we dive into the archives from the incredibly prolific career of travel author/journalist Felix Runwald. Runwald’s work, unfortunately, has been uncollected, due to the fact that it would be impossible to do so (it spans from the early twenties to today). In this installment, I have selected Runwald’s coverage of the Exxon Valdez [...]
July 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments
When I was in the third grade, my teacher gave me a copy of the cassette tape Multiplication Rap. So you can experience it yourself, I have tracked down a clip (however, it is not from my favorite track, “Everybody Dance and Multiply, Too (2x)”). Everybody Multiply (6x) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Pretty woefully [...]
July 23rd, 2008 · 3 Comments
Earlier this evening I called in to my favorite radio show, The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling, and spoke with the host and special guest Paul F. Tompkins. It is a fantastic show and I can’t recommend it enough. Anyway, under the topic “best and worst celebrity sightings,” the following exchange occurred, and I [...]
July 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment
This is a mural I recently found in the garden area of Chimu in Brooklyn: Maybe now you’ll listen to my theory of the Peruvian robot named “Chimu” emigrating to Brooklyn to trample it’s fish population?
July 19th, 2008 · No Comments
Welcome to the third maiden edition of Famous Hamsters in History (still proudly brought to you by State Farm Insurance):
July 18th, 2008 · 4 Comments
Earlier this evening I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Ted Leo and the Pharmacists perform a free show at Battery Park in Manhattan. Odds are that you couldn’t make it. Don’t worry! I’ll fill you in:
July 14th, 2008 · 5 Comments
I recently rediscovered my first grade journal and sent it off to Hollywood. Here’s what came back… Same with the last video, to see it bigger double click it, or follow this link. I would expect more of these if I were you.
July 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments
Welcome to Facial Hair Talk at RamseyEss.com. Today we’ll be examining the “how to” behind growing facial hair:
July 8th, 2008 · 3 Comments
Remember when Ramsviews used to be in text format? Thank god those days are over: The good ole’ ramseyess.com layout doesn’t allow for the full width of this gorgeous (HD!) video, so I would recommend clicking the video twice or clicking here to see it as it was meant to be seen.