Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Eric's new favorite show (see below) is being produced by Buzznation, the reality TV company run by none other than 2006 WSOP Main Event champion Jamie Gold. In other Gold-related news, I now believe it to be very likely that I actually played poker with Gold at the Borgata last summer. I remember him as an obnoxious guy who looked like an unkempt Stephen Colbert. Dan can back me up on this. I just found it of interest.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Reality TV

Local moms compete for 'Hot' title

A gaggle of gorgeous moms from across South Florida lined up in Miami Beach for a chance at cash prizes, a modeling agency interview and the title of 'Hottest Mom in America.'

from The Miami Herald: Link to Article

Jacqueline Atwood, 17, from Hobe Sound, keeps her mother, Danielle, 47, company as she waits to audition for 'The Hottest Mom in America', a new reality TV show.

The auditions were held at The Byron Carlyle Theater in Miami Beach. Auditions are scheduled through October in Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, New York City and Los Angeles.

They all shared one sultry goal, to become the Hottest Mom in America.

The winner will get $25,000, plus a $25,000 scholarship for her child or split among her children, an interview with a modeling agency and treatments with Restylane, an injectable antiwrinkle gel, for a year.

Women flaunt themselves for TV cameras as they wait in line to audition for The Hottest Mom in America, a new reality TV show.

To audition, the moms tell a camera why they think they should win and briefly display any showbiz talents, like singing or dancing.

Scores of foxy South Florida moms flocked to the Byron Carlyle Theater on 71st Street, happy to spend up to two or three hours waiting in line for their turn to audition for the hot mom contest.

Women flaunt themselves for TV cameras as they wait in line to audition for The Hottest Mom in America, a new reality TV show.

Monday, September 18, 2006


So, here are some interesting things I found on Google Image search.

Also, here is a picture of the wagon Borat was carried in to the Toronto Film Festival for the opening of his movie. Dragged by eight gypsy women.
Jonas tells me he has some pictures he's going to send me with him and Borat.

Make me a Borat Thong (Union Square)

Reply to:
Date: 2006-09-14, 6:46PM EDT


I would like someone to make me a number of Borat thongs like the one he wears in these pictures
I think it would require a cup, some spandex type material and a bit of stitching.
I will need four. And prices are negotiable. One important thing is that they should not fall apart for obvious reasons.
Needed to be completed within two weeks.

* no -- it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: How much do you want?

Here are some much better pictures of the thong:


Official Homepage:

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Meeting of the Minds: Tom and Eric on the new iPod nano's

On 9/12/06, Eric Brandon wrote:
I think im going to get the *NEW* black 8 gb one, thoughts?

On 9/12/06, Tom Lehman wrote:
personally i would find it annoying to have a player not big enough to
store my whole library (or at least all the songs i could ever want to
listen to). i think it'd be a huge pain in the ass to have to swap songs on
and off of the thing. but if you only like 8gb of music, then there are no
disadvantages to getting it.
i am, of course, going to get the 80gb guy.

- tom

On 9/12/06, Eric Brandon wrote:
heh, well, I only have 4 gigs of "music" so, theres really no reason to
get a bigger one.
Comment: is it really that big a deal to have to change music? you make
it seem like doing that interfere's with your incredibly interesting life
and fun-packed days. don't let such little things bother you!
i mean, i dont know whether youre being serious or not, does really
upset you that much to have to change music? or are you just being
sarcastic, or pseudo-sarcastic?
take it easy man.

also, ipod nano is ideal for when I want to listen to music and exercise.
just a thought...

On 9/12/06, Tom Lehman wrote:
actually, now that i think about it, you're completely right--it shouldn't
upset me too much to have to change songs. in fact, i think i'm going to get
the 3 megabyte ipod mini, which is just enough for one song. i figure, i'll
just throw my favorite song on there, and then, when i want to listen to
something else, i'll just change the music! it's no big deal!

On 9/12/06, Eric Brandon wrote:

whatever, little things stress you out too much. theres nothing wrong
with wanting to get the 80 gb pod for the reasons you described
previously, but there is something very wrong with saying something is
a " huge pain in my ass" because you have to take 60 seconds out of
your day. would you be able to be happy if you had to live in the year

- Eric

On 9/12/06, Tom Lehman wrote:

what would happen if I lived in the year 1960? hmmm, let me think.


new iPod Nanos

They're here! I hope I get one from my parents for Ramadan!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Delino Remembers The Day Everything Changed...

When I read in the news yesterday that President Bush was going to have breakfast at a fire station that was roughly on my way to work this morning I decided that I just HAD to go see The Decider in person.

So I hopped on the train, got off at the closest stop, and walked toward the fire station. Now you need to know, this was really a working-class neighborhood; the blocks surrounding the fire station are full of housing projects, elderly homes, and car body shops. As I got closer, I realized that the entire neighborhood surrounding the fire station was barricaded off, trapping myself and maybe a thousand other people in a small area for about an hour. While Bush was in the fire station, no one was allowed to cross any streets in the neighborhood.

Literally (this is completely true, not a Delino embellishment), as The Decider was having his staged photo-op to show how much he "cares about the common men" who do the dirty work to help the country, I saw underprivileged children who tried to get to school but couldn't because of the blocked streets and instead said "screw this, I'm not going to school today." I saw poor immigrants who couldn't get to their minimum-wage jobs in Chinatown so they got yelled at on the phone by their bosses. I saw two employees for Meals on Wheels, the charity that donates unused food to the homeless, who gave up on today's breakfast for the homeless because they couldn't get there in time. And I saw a home-health aid trying to get to her chronically ill patient who lives off welfare and requires 24-hour supervision, but she couldn't get to her for an hour. THE KICKER, of course, which just made the whole thing for me, was when George and Laura's motorcade finally passed by and they waved and smiled at the crowd, none of whom were cheering, some of whom were booing.

As a post-script, I'd like to describe a few of the people I was standing with as I waited for POTUS to drive by. First of all, there was a group of four women from California who all had video cameras and said to each other "Even if he drives the other way and we don't get to see him, boy we still have a story to tell'em back home. I mean, Jesus H. Christ, we were a block away from the President of the United States!" "A block away from the man!" "He's right there!" "I wonder what he's eating?" "I bet it's bacon, I hear he loves bacon!"
But my favorite gawker was a shlubby-looking man who said to me, "Gosh, can you believe it's been five years already." I awkwardly nodded and slowly walked away. A few minutes later, I saw him go up to another unsuspecting chap and say again, "Gosh, can you believe it's been five years already?" Five minutes after that, he, having forgotten our earlier exchange, again said, "Gosh, can you believe it's been five years already?"


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Oubliette's Go Most Gentrified Parts of Manhattan 2006

A response to Dan/Tom:

First of all, this is the first fatal sting-ray attack recorded in Australia since 1945. I don't think he was taking such an extraordinary risk filming a sting-ray based on what we know about their ethology. Yes, it's true, the show he was filming was called "Ocean's Deadliest" but I don't think he was out there trying to get himself killed.

That having been said, picking out any random day from his life is probably a million times more exciting than all of the years of our lives combined. The man was a risk taker, and he died doing what he loved. Tom, I know you hate it when I tell you this, but go out and rent "Defending Your Life" again. This is exactly what I'm talking about. I think the chances of you getting mugged or getting run over by a bus while you listen to your iPod, or your heart failing you on the Squash court at The Yale Club are probably much greater than the odds of The Croc Hunter dying on his average day. But atleast he died after pulling a toxic sting-ray barb out his aortic valve. This will not be soon forgotten.

I'm not afraid to admit that I am really quite sad about his death. I love writing for this blog, but mocking Steve is off limits. Consider making a contribution to in his memory if you care to.


Update: Crikey! (Thanks Rich).

Facebook News Feed...

Is sick. I love it. I realize this is probably a very unpopular opinion, but please consider how amazing it is:

1) I don't have to check everyone's profile constantly as all updated information and pictures are made aware to me.
2) I know who is friends with who, or what groups people have joined or left.

On another note, the people who are against the change are most likely people unwilling to try new things. It hasn't even been 2 days and people want "Old Facebook" back. I say bah-humbug. Keep Newsfeed.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Chess Babe of the Month: Sanja Dedijer

Sanja Dedijer - Miss September 2006

Nationality: Bosnia Herzegovina
Birthday: 1986

ELO: 2068

I am sorry to report that there is very little biographical information for this month's chess babe. However, I have been able to come up with some indirect cyber banter about Sanja D.

From :

Gandalf the White (Minas Tirith) writes:

Ha ha, LOL!

I did not know about the current Match between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Sanja Dedijer for the most beautiful chess women title.

Sanja Dedijer born at 1986, exactly 20 years ago.

Her federation is Bosnia & Herzegovina
Her ELO 2068
Her FIDE titles: none yet, well maybe The most photogenic.

Download Sanja Dedijer games at Torino here:

Will Alexandra get hurt if any of her fans vote for Dedijer?

I admit I’m Alexandra’s fan because she is a great player, no because she is hot, on that way my girl friend would kill me that is for sure.