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Friday, February 10, 2006
I'M IN A NY POST STATE OF MIND
I love the NY Post, the only paper I buy in hard copy 7 days a week. I bought it for the first time in April of '92 when Rush referenced a column by Debra Orin, and I've been buying it ever since at Faulisi's Newsstand.
However, before I even touch the paper, I log onto it first thing each morning. Imagine my surprise when I logged on today and it was yellow! It's an ad promo for whatever-I-forget, but there's a neat game you can play called Stalk Car Race. (I plowed the entire field, but I finished!)
8 Speaking of cars, Chris has posted a NASCAR crash video.
Cindy Adams is the Post's gossip columnist, but she seems to get the goods on political shananigans as well, and she's almost always right. Here's today's goody:
BOOK PRESUMES SEEDY AFFAIR
February 10, 2006 -- KIDDIES, mother wants you to pay attention. Verso, radical publisher of political satire, is poised to publish "George & Martha." Written by Karen Finley, it is positioned as a "satire about a love affair between George W. Bush and Martha Stewart." OK?
The scenario: George and Martha meet in a seedy hotel room the eve of the Republican National Convention. Their togetherness goes back way before George's election, way before Martha's jail time. Drugs, sex, humiliation, whatever, everything's thrown into what's billed as "a nasty, hysterical, weirdly plausible bitch-slap of a book."
Out April 13, this thing will set you back $15.
Yesterday, the Post published their very first Page Six Magazine, and it's fabulous and online, too. Here are two articles:
Paging Mr. Satan!
It’s a time-honored tradition for celebrities to sign hotel registers under fake names. However, it would seem that most stars choose their aliases with such random abandon that it’s as much a game for them as it is a genuine diversion for the paparazzi trying to pinpoint their hideouts. For instance, Elton John is all over the Yellow Brick Road with "Sir Galahad," "Bobo Latrine" and "Brian Bigbun." Brad Pitt? "Carl Con Carne" and "Bryce Pilaf." And our favorite prankster, Johnny Depp, checks in as "Mr. Satan" and "Mr. Donkey Penis." Here’s a collection of faux-moniker-ing celebs. See if you can pick the accurate alias for each one in our multiple-choice quiz.
The Post scored a gem when they hired Sean Delonas as their cartoonist. Here's today's cartoon about those other cartoons in the news.
MONSTER IN A BOX
He does not aim to please. [Sean] Delonas' cartoons - incisive, perverse, gleefully vicious - are never boring. And no one is safe from his arrows. Repeat offenders he has skewered include Michael Jackson, the Clintons, Al Sharpton, the French, Donald Trump and Ted Kennedy.
Recalls Delonas: "This enraged woman once said to me, 'You are the biggest sleazebag,' and I just started laughing, and the more I laughed, the madder she got. I can't believe anybody gets upset at what I do."
It's doubtful, though, that anyone would find his Italian-Renaissance-style mural - which encompasses a wall of Midtown's St. Agnes Church - sleazy.