Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
I'm auctioning two drawings this weekend as part of the Greenpoint 100 benefit for the Greenpoint public library.
The Greenpoint 100
Saturday, May 1, 11 AM – 2:30 PM
107 Norman Avenue
Thursday, April 22, 2010
My parents separated the summer I was thirteen years old. I knew that something wasn't right on the home front, but I didn't really see it coming. I don't imagine kids ever do.
Anyway, backslash familial drama - I was about to start high school. Leaving the apartment we shared as a family, my dad and I moved everything we owned about 200 feet to a modest split level house on the back of the property, which we rented from the same people. We settled into a new life there, two guys with the same name and a dog who had taken to chronically pissing the carpet in protest of my mom's absence (ancillary to this story but worth mentioning). It used to be that during every waking moment of my time at home, a parent was there to influence my behavior. Mornings before school, I'd get ready and leave with my dad. Arriving home later, my mom would be there crocheting or getting ready for dinner. I was kind of good by default - what kind of shit can you get into with your mom in the other room?
That all kind of went out the window, and quickly. My dad had to travel for business fairly often in the late 90s, and there were more than a few nights when I had nothing to do but hang out with my friends and facilitate buttloads of underage drinking. I wasn't throwing balls-to-the-wall parties or anything, just a rotating cast of characters from the same core group who knew my situation.
Well one night I just wasn't into it. I'd had a shitty day, I wasn't feeling well and didn't care that I had no parental supervision - all I wanted was my bed. I took a mega-dose of NyQuil, got into my birthday suit (as a man who sleeps alone is apt to do) and hit the lights. This was probably sometime around 9:30PM.
Time passes. I'm dead to the world...but something is trying to wake me up. It's a sound, a knocking. There's someone knocking. Someone is knocking on the door (this is the perfect stream of consciousness description of my thought process, you're welcome).
I'm half awake, naked as a jaybird. I spring out of bed because what if there's a fire? Or maybe I've won the Ed McMahon lottery finally, right? These are all possibilities. I'm in the foyer, about to answer the door. Shit - still naked. What's available...?
My dad has left a blazer hanging from a dining room chair, after deciding against taking it on his trip. Perfect. I'm going to put this blazer on and answer the door for people to see me. This is a great idea.
If you can conjure up how much of a person a blazer is designed to conceal, you can quickly calculate how much of my chubby body remained unaccounted for in the scheme. NyQuil doesn't like being toyed with. It expects you to stay the fuck asleep when you take it, and if you rebel against this arrangement, NyQuil will make you pay.
The price I paid was this: I open the door. My friends Pam and Lewis are standing there, a little drunk. I am in love with Pam at this point in my life. I am also very nearly naked at this point in my life.
Pam: ...what are you doing?
Me: (something awesome)
Pam: ...Are you naked?
I waited half a second and closed the door without saying another word. In the morning, I laid in bed, convincing myself it was a dream. Because of course it was a dream! Nobody really ends up naked and disheveled in front of the girl they have a crush on, right? That's some stupid nightmare shit that never really happens to anyone! Haha!
WELP - time to walk the dog (tying it all together here, see?). Get my stuff, grab the leash, open the door. Affixed to the door with chewing gum was a handwritten note:
We came by to see if you wanted to hang out, but I guess you were already fucked up. Nice suit!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
I picked up the new book from Dash Shaw at the MoCCA thing this weekend and it reminded me how much I enjoyed his book Bodyworld, which I read last year for free online (a printed version comes out this month). Shaw is one of the artists changing the medium right now contributing to new visual language in cartoons. This is worth your time.
BODYWORLD free online
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
We're launching our very own Vertigo tour this Spring, like U2 but with comedy. No joking for a second: you can bet it's going to be a wild and far-out experience! We'll be performing some new sketches and some old favorites. Oh yeah, especially come to our show Friday April 9th, where scouts from the Montreal comedy festival will be in attendance. Bring your loudest friends and fill our souls with laughter. We could all use some, ya know?
2010 Serious Lunch Vertigo Tour show dates:
Saturday, April 3rd NEW YORK CITY-
11:00pm at The P.I.T. (tickets here)
Monday, April 5th NEW YORK CITY-
7:30pm at Comix (tickets here)
Friday, April 9th NEW YORK CITY-
11:00pm at The P.I.T. (tickets here)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Watching the final episodes of a show you've devoted so much time to is a tough thing. On the one hand, I'm glad the producers were wise enough to set an end date, rather than drag the series on with wacky adventures for years to come. On the other hand, having the mysteries of the Island explained takes away from what got legions of fans (myself included) into LOST in the first place. On the third hand (I have four, but only three have points to make) I do enjoy how they are not explaining EVERYTHING flat out. Call me a nerd, but visiting Lostpedia has been a part of my morning after routine for the duration of the show.
In any case, old friend of Serious Lunch, Branden Otto, is selling this kick-ass print. Fanboy/girl delights!
Monday, March 22, 2010
Despite producing one of the most critically acclaimed debut works of all time, featuring hugely popular singles like "Time to Pretend" and "Electric Feel", Brooklyn-based musicians MGMT have encountered unilateral opposition to their follow-up album Congratulations from Republican members of the United States House and Senate. "I'm tired of looking at them, all that glammed out artsy crap." remarked House Minority Leader John Bohner (R-OH) "I heard that they're what, 25 or 26 years old? Where's all that world weariness in their lyrics come from? That's some bullshit." Reminded that the group released an unusually unique and fully realized first album, garnering praise from musicians across nearly every genre and era, Bohner replied "But they're so goddamn cocky about it. Oh, Paul McCartney wants to work with you, does he? Hipster fuckwads."
Most Democrats are approaching the new material with a level head. When asked about the album at a news conference Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said "Since jealousy is what is it, haters are going to hate. But come on: tell me you didn't flip your shit over "Kids" in the summer of 2008. You did. We all did. Every one of you played that bitch on repeat for like, three weeks."
Thursday, March 18, 2010
R. Kelly is the world's greatest singer. Who knew Bob and John were the world's greatest hold-your-nose-against-your-friend's-for-a-long-time champions? This morning they bound their heads together with a belt from 1994 and took the subway over to Fallon's studio. At the ten hour mark they'll break the world record for touching your nose to your friend's nose. Jimmy is going to interview them and ask why anyone would ever spend a day doing this.
Here's a clip from the live video stream of them sitting nose to nose in the green room
Check out the Jimmy Fallon show tonight at 12:35 EST for the coverage!
Monday, March 1, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Friday February 19th at 11pm - $5
Serious Lunch appears with Ninja Sex Party
at The People's Improv Theater - Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/92980
Saturday February 27th at 7pm - $8
Serious Lunch appears with our good friends The Dan Ryan
at The People's Improv Theater - Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/88844
Monday March 1st at 8pm - $5
Serious Lunch will do a set following John Milshier's one-man laugher
at The People's Improv Theater - Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/98828
That Guy Billy at 12:07 PM
We're back! Like Ma$e!
It's the wildest bachelorette party on the internet.
and Hope Davis
Camera and Graphics Assistance - Edmond Hawkins
Elevator Music - John MacDonald
Hair and Make-up - Emily Askin
Special thanks to
East River Tattoo
Friday, February 12, 2010
I saw this in The Apiary's sidebar today and really enjoyed it. Ethan Frome was one of my favorite novels from school and I briefly considered doing a weekly cartoon strip about the lead character. There's a lot of humor in all that yearning.
Apparently NY Magazine already wrote about this on their site so it might be posted all over the blogs already. But if you haven't seen it it's worth your time.
By these guys called PERIODS.
The Pigrims video is pretty funny too.