Thursday, August 17, 2006

A taste of luxury...

I knew there was another world, a world of fancy hotels, first class flights and little paper umbrellas in a glass of Tequilla sunrise. But I did not imagine what I'm experiencing now in my wildest dreams (ok, maybe in the wildest).

I'm today leaving NY for TLV (that's Tel Aviv for you non-flyer people), and flying Continental, of course, the airline I'm a frequent flyer of. Thanks to the guys at I heard about a promotion where you could get a pass to enter the President's Club.

I'm sure you've heard of this, it's the kind of lounge where business and other kind of elite passengers can relax while waiting for their flights. Well, believe me, if this is not relaxation, I don't know what is. Leather chairs, TV room with stadium seating, showers and lockers, etc, etc.

I'm seating there now, and I can barely believe my eyes. But they say a picture is better than a thousand words, so here are 3 pictures, which are better than 3 thousand words (duh!).

By the way, pics taken with my new, awesome, Nikon D70s: a pro camera that's also, I gotta say, kinda luxurious :-)

Oops, did I mention the open bar? Vodka, Wine, Schnapps, Diet coke, whatever you want. A dollar tip is appreciated, but not required.

That would be where I'm seated right now. I finished my diet coke, I might try a screwdriver next (that's a Vodka-Orange for you frenchies).

The pompom, the showers. I know, crazy.
Next on the luxury list, I'm flying first class on my way back, the 27th (free upgrade, thanks continental!).

Wish me happy vacations!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Harry, Carrie & Garp

I'm coming back from a reading by Stephen King, JK Rowling and John Irving, at Radio City Music Hall, which was absolutely fantastic. I actually did it twice: yesterday and today. Where also present, as guest stars, Whoopy Goldberg, Kathy Bates, Tim Robbins & John Stewart.
A few pics for now, and a video of Stephen King reading.
Maybe more later...

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Instructions: Bold all of the following TV shows which you've ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime. Bold and Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode of it. If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

To make it easier, I just left those bold and italicized... and I organized it, therefore transforming this game, from "compare with others" to "all about me":

I watched them all:

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (I'm sorry, my sister didn't leave me a choice!)
Mysterious Cities of Gold
Quantum Leap
Veronica Mars

I own them all, and I am in the process of watching them all:

24 (Last season in watching)
Cowboy Bebop (bought the integral DVD)
The Sopranos (2 seasons to go)
The West Wing (2 seasons to go)
Grey's Anatomy (watching Season 2)

I saw at least 3 of them (I plan to watch the stared shows in whole sooner or later):
3rd Rock from the Sun
American Idol /Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian Idol
Buffy the Vampire Slayer*
Chappelle's Show
Charlie's Angels
CSI: Miami
Dawson's Creek (I'm not proud)
Desperate Housewives*
Different Strokes
Everybody Loves Raymond
Family Guy*
Gilmore Girls*
Happy Days
Hell's Kitchen
Joey* (I only miss 5 episodes, might as well get it over with)
Little House on the Prairie (Sorry, boring afternoons when school is out)
MacGyver (It's possible I've seenthem all)
Magnum P.I.
Malcolm in the Middle
Mission: Impossible
Murder, she wrote
My So-Called Life*

Power Rangers
Saved by the Bell
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Sex and the City
Six Feet Under*
South Park*
Spongebob Squarepants
Stargate SG-1 -- New season
That 70's Show
The Addams Family
The A-Team
The Avengers
The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
The Dead Zone
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Love Boat
The Practice
The Shield*
The Simpsons (Probably very close to all of them)
The Six Million Dollar Man
The X-Files (Probably very close to all of them)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Will and Grace

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Gnarls Barkley is Crazy

Once in a while someone crazy appears in the world of pop-culture, who is also a genius (Think Freddy Mercury, Michael Jackson, Quentin Tarantino).

I discovered recently Gnarls Barkley, the alternative band with the best name ever, but also the best music and absolute, total crazyness. If you're doubting me, why, just check out their video for "Smiley Faces" their new single. It features, not only David Bowie and Dennis Hopper, but also Benzona fav, best-series-of-all-time "Quantum Leap" star: Dean Stockwell.

And of course, Gnarls two frontmen, Danger Mouse, and Cee-Lo. Don't forget to buy (yes, I said buy) their last album, St Elsewhere.

(c), the new best friend of pop-culture (or is it enemy? More on that if I have time, one of these days).