Thursday, June 25, 2009

Where We Were..

....when we learned that Michael Jackson died.

Me? In a Starbucks on Beverly Boulevard in LA.

So sad. My first crush. For real.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bad idea



If you're great with computers, get a vanity plate that says "PC WIZ." If you're great with Math, get "MATHWIZ." But if you're great with dogs, maybe "WOOF" is your best bet.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Noon Madness

When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was Midnight Madness. It was a about a crazy scavenger hunt. Since then, I have loved scavenger hunts and large scale games.

My senior year of college, my friend and I competed in a scavenger hunt that took place throughout the campus of Georgetown. The way to acquire the highest amount of points was to get a near-impossible photo taken with Westy Bird (a local politician who - for some reason or another - had some bad blood with Georgetown students). We did one better. We actually BROUGHT Westy Bird with us to the finish line. It was awesome. (Two notes about this - 1. Westy turned out to be a nice lady. And 2. Geiger, if you're reading this, you still owe me one of those round trip airline tickets that we won. You son of a bitch.)

In any case, I'm a sucker for a good game.

This past New Year's, I went to Miami with a group of friends for a fun party. The following day, we were hungover and had no plans, so I suggested throwing together a scavenger hunt. Next thing we knew, boys were walking through the hotel lobby in bikinis, penthouses occupied by strangers were being visited, and pies were being thrown in people's faces, all for the sake of Victory.

This weekend, I asked some friends to participate in LARF, a large scale competitive game that takes you through the city of Los Angeles - on foot - in a fast-paced race of speed and smarts. It was SO FUN. We cracked codes, got clues from strangers, and had such an amazing time. If you are visiting LA, or if you live here, I highly recommend trying this out!

And yes, we won. We also set a new record. NBD.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Zicam't?

Noooooo!

The FDA announced that consumers should stop using one of my favorite products, the over-the-counter cold remedy Zicam, because it can cause a loss of smell in some people.

Guess who's a little skeptical?

Me.

I've used Zicam every time I've started to notice a cold coming on. And every time, it has made the cold go away within a day or two. As for this chick, she doesn't seem to be too informed on how to even use the product. You're not supposed to swab "a few times." With homeopathic remedies, you must treat early and regularly. You're also not supposed to shove it up your nasal cavity. You're supposed to just touch it to the slightest inner part of your nose. Read the directions.

While we must be VERY wary of herbal remedies (because they are not regulated), this particular "scare" reeks of interference from some big pharmaceutical companies who were probably losing money on the chemical-rich "remedies" they are manufacturing.

Of course, maybe they can't smell the rat. But I could. And I use Zicam!

Have you guys used it? Have you had any bad side effects? Let's discuss.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mayne Street, Behind the Scenes



Yep, they let us keep the flip cameras.

HD.

No biggie.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Incorrect



This sign makes no sense. The word "notorious" means that something (or someone) is famous or well known. Therefore, you cannot "introduce" something to the public when it is already "notorious."

Mayne Street Season Two Premieres Today!

Unlike comedy websites that show funny videos, ESPN is like the 80th most visited website in the entire world (pretty impressive), and Mayne Street is on the HOME PAGE. So thanks to all the frat boys for the traffic. We love you!



(And yes, that is Alex at 1:51).

Monday, June 8, 2009

I Took This Quote Directly From CNN.com Today

Cut and pasted:

"Nutritionists say a set of awesome abs takes more than just doing sit-ups. "New research shows that what you are eating may be just as important as your workout," says Katherine Tallmadge, author of "Diet Simple" and a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association."

REALLY??? NEW research shows that you need to eat healthy to be in shape? NEW RESEARCH? What the fuck did the old research say?

ROOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE!

Big Day

The second season of the Emmy-nominated webseries Mayne Street premieres tomorrow, June 9th!



That's also the day that Kenny gets his ankle surgery, so make sure you Twitter him - or whatever you kids do - and wish him luck.

Was I supposed to tell everyone that he's getting surgery? Maybe that's a bad idea. But I'll only suffer the consequences if Kenny has a Google alert set up for himself.