Friday, March 27, 2009

Yes that's right, Paris Hilton in Clifton, NJ tonight

I don't really know what to say.

Tesla Rolls Out 'WhiteStar' aka Model S aka My New Crush

That's right, I said 'my new crush'. For this car, I've turned into a 12 year old girl. Their business model at Tesla Motors was basically to start by making a high end all electric sports car, the Roadster. The profits from that would help finance the development of a 'mid-range' car priced around $50k. The profit from that would fund a $30k model. And so they would have a small fleet of electric plug-ins for a fairly wide range of customers.

The second car, code-named WhiteStar, was finally unveiled yesterday as Tesla's Model S. I have to say it's quite attractive and now is in a price range that many more people can afford. That's not to say everyone can afford it, it's just far more affordable than the Roadster.

Some Specs from Tesla:

BASE PRICE $49,900 (that includes a $7500 tax credit)

• Seating for 7 people
• Unique hatch for oversized items
• 60/40 flat-folding rear seat
• 2nd trunk under hood

• 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
• PURE electric
• 2X as efficient as hybrids
• Proven powertrain from leading EV manufacturer
• 17 inch infotainment touchscreen

• Up to 300 mile range
• 45 minute QuickCharge
• Charges from 120V, 240V or 480V
• 5 minute battery swap

Okay, now that I've listed the specs, I'm kind of over the initial pure sex appeal, but still smitten. I'm definitely interested to see how well this car does. Frankly, everyone (including John McCain) is shitting their pants over the Chevy Volt and the WhiteStar seems a far nicer (and moderately more expensive) electric plug-in with a big brother who has done the hard work of proving the technology. We'll see if the two vehicles end up competitive.

Quote of the Day

"Duke is prone to double penetration."

—Doug Gottlieb, SportsCenter

It's a sexy world, readers. We're just reporting it.


I keep abreast of sales on top designer fashions via email promotions like "Shop it To Me." I'm a Marc Jacobs fan, and I'm usually thrilled to scan his discounted items, which I still cannot afford. A girl can dream can't she? Well today, I got an email blast. I give you...

The Wavelength Print Jacket:

It is only $243.60 (originally $348.00) and from what I can tell, it is the ugliest garment I have ever seen. A zebra striped, tuxedo jacket, 80's cut and sized.

Editor's note: "Email blast" is a decidedly filthy term. As in "I'm gonna email blast all over your inbox."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The GOOD (Dirty) Versions of your favorite scenes.

Yes, we missed World Water Day (it was the 22nd) but we're sharing now anyway. There's more to see at GOOD.

Get a Load of Me!

I've picked underdogs for tonight's games, so I had to show off my tentative domination while I still have the chance.

Though I expect my reign to be short lived, I am ruling my bracket like Henry viii. I've made bitches out of my competitors and, with each win, I further dissolve the Catholic church. I'm a heretical sports fan. Kiss my ring.

[Conversely, note our loyal reader, The Dootz, couldn't be doing worse.]

Monday, March 23, 2009

How can I not share Scanwiches

Not much description neccessary. Sandwiches cut and scanned. This one from Cafe Habana, an old fav (the restaurant, not the sandwich, it's all meaty and you know we aren't down with that). Scanwiches.

The shivers at the end of a really long and satisfying pee

Do women get this too or is it just a guy thing?

Friday, March 20, 2009

Javert and Valjean

Right now, our loyal reader, The Dootz, is waiting behind a velvet rope to see "I Love You Man" on opening night in Manhattan. And though I do admit that I made fun of her for being first in line (a good hour early for this movie), I admit the error of my ways. May I present Paul Rudd and Jason Segel singing "The Confrontation" from Les Miserables.


I lost a good hour this morning in a special on called, "One in 8 Million; New York Characters in Sounds and Images."

Mini profiles that utilize recordings from each subject, and b&w photographs of their metropolitan lives, this N.Y./Region feature is stunning. The first one I found was "Marc Tremitiere: The Baby Deliverer" and it blew my socks off.

But spend some time with them all. I know I will.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Missoula, you've no Zeppoles!

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Stewart and Takei on Galaxy Quest

As a person, my defining characteristic might be this: I love the '99 sci-fi spoof, Galaxy Quest. If you've wondered why I haven't posted in a while, it's because GQ has been on TBS.

Galaxy Quest is a Star Trek takeoff. It's about a sci-fi television series that, despite a die hard fan base, was eventually canceled, leaving the stars to drink, bitterly costumed, at conventions for the next 2o years. But then, when they'd just about given up hope of successful acting careers, real aliens arrive, whisk the six has-beens to what they think is an acting gig, only its not. It's real space bananas!

More Synopsis

The aliens had intercepted old episodes of the show, mistook them for "historical documents" and fashioned their ship and social order on the absurdity they'd seen. Now, under very real threat of the villainous Sarris, they need "Commander Peter Quincy Taggart" and crew to save the day.

"With no script, no director, and no clue about real interstellar travel, the make-believe crew of the Protector has to turn in the performances of their lives to become the heroes the aliens believe them to be." (from Rotten Tomatoes, which gave GQ a 90% btw!)
Well i just love it. And when I came across responses from two Star Trek alums,
Patrick Steward and George Takei, I about flipped my nerd lid.

See, the two things that I really enjoy in GQ are

1) the cast (Allen, Rickman, Weaver, Shaloub, Mitchell, Rockwell...all actors I would put in my hypothetical movie)

2) the way the movie mocks Trek's absurd logic.

So Kirk, did it bite?
"...I found it was brilliant. Brilliant. No one laughed louder or longer in the cinema than I did, but the idea that the ship was saved and all of our heroes in that movie were saved simply by the fact that there were fans who did understand the scientific principles on which the ship worked was absolutely wonderful." —Patrick Stewart [link]
Cap't Sulu?
I think it's a chillingly realistic documentary [laughs]. The details in it, I recognized every one of them...And I do believe that when we get kidnapped by aliens, it's going to be the genuine, true Star Trek fans who will save the day....I was rolling in the aisles. And Tim Allen had that Shatner-esque swagger down pat. And I roared when the shirt came off, and Sigourney [Weaver] rolls her eyes and says, 'There goes that shirt again.' ... How often did we hear that on the set? [Laughs.] —G.T. [link]
Oh, George Takei, you saucy minx. You make me [laugh].

Monday, March 16, 2009

TMT March Madness

TooMuchTeeth is setting up a bracket via NYTimes for the Men's NCAA basketball tournament and we want you to join. To be honest, we really don't know much about college basketball, but that's kind of the fun part. In our experience, the person who knows the least about the sport often wins the bracket. There are always unpredictable upsets, and not so surprising wins. Trying to actually figure this out is futile. So if you don't know who anyone is, pick randomly, or by your favorite colors, you'll probably do really well. Leave your email in the comments, or just email one of us and we'll add you to our list. Winner gets a special prize, plus bragging rights.
Some details posted in the comments.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


How does everybody feel about Twitter? Is it overkill, or fun, or what? Should TMT Twitter? Do any of you? I'm thinking about it more lately. I feel I can't really avoid it much longer. And maybe I shouldn't. Let us know what you think (please).

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Do you ever have to go to the bathroom right after going to the bathroom

I've noticed this happening more often lately.


I'm really diggin this online photozine and thought I would share. It's done by Ryan Heywood. Check it out here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Should I be worried?

For the most part, Big Green and I stick to different computers, her on her laptop and me on our desktop. Every once in a while though I'll pick hers up to check my email or some random TV related fact. The other day when I picked it up, I saw this in the upper right hand corner of the browser:

Should I be worried?

Saturday, March 7, 2009


You know I like football. Well, now I've turned my burly, mannish attention to Basketball and I thought I'd give you a rundown of my teams.

But first, a caveat: Someone once said AP and I look alike. I was disturbed to hear that, according to this person, my husband and I were the gender opposites of each other. I don't agree, but if you do, if you've always thought AP and I are bizarrely twinned, that our genitals are the only things that set us apart, and you've not seen our genitals, so to you we are unilook, and then there's our likes and dislikes which are pretty much the same, well this should be of consolation. This is what sets my husband and I apart. AP can only like one sports team. Every other team: his team's competition and so he hates them. It's like with football. We're for the Giants. So when I say I like Donovan McNabb and AP says "you can't."

Today's Team: The Cleveland Cavaliers

One of my students wrote a paper about watching Lebron play high school ball. Now, when I see him with the Cav's, I know I'm kind of in love, despite the fact that I try to avoid superstars. They only break your heart. He's got power, drive, and maybe not as much finesse as Kobe, but hell, he's only just turned 25. I also like Mo Williams and mothereffing Ben Wallace, who kept playing with a Broken Leg. I know they lost to the Celtics last night, but they'll hopefully beat them in the playoffs. Sorry Dad.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Conan O'Brien Leftovers on Ebay

I don't think I'm breaking news or anything by mentioning that a company from Queens is selling a bunch of stuff from Late Night with Conan O'Brien on ebay. I'm really just curious is anyone going to get anything? Let us know if you're going to bid on anything. I also have been looking for an excuse to post this video of Conan and Hunter S. Thompson.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Old School Green Roof

It's surely not the first green roof but this hotel is over a hundred years old. This was the eco-vacation destination of Norway before eco-vacation destinations existed. Now green roofs are a hot new trend. Well they are a hot trend, obviously they aren't new.

On a side not, I've seen weeds and saplings growing out of the gutters of old houses in NJ (and the engines of rusted out cars in their driveway). Were those people just enviromentalists ahead of their time? I always thought they were just trashy.