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  • Soup company that inspired Seinfeld's 'Soup Nazi' files for bankruptcy protection

    06/15/2017 3:27:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 15, 2017 | Mary Kekatos
    The New York soup company which inspired the Soup Nazi character on the hit comedy Seinfeld has filed for bankruptcy. Soupman Inc is based in Staten Island and sells soups made from the recipes of Al Yeganeh, who opened his store in Manhattan in 1984. He and his New York soup stand were the inspiration for the Seinfeld character, played by actor Larry Thomas, who would make his would-be customers follow strict rules to order or otherwise refuse to serve them, barking his repeated catchphrase: 'No soup for you!'
  • Jerry Seinfeld turns down three hugs from Kesha

    06/07/2017 1:40:55 PM PDT · by pfflier · 54 replies
    Fox News Reuters ^ | June 7 2017 | Fox News
    Reuters "Jerry Seinfeld turned down a hug from his fan, singer Kesha...three times." "A video shows Kesha interrupting an interview Seinfeld was doing with a local news reporter ahead of the "Night of Laughter & Song" event at the Kennedy Center on Monday." "The singer wanted a hug from the comedian, but Seinfeld repeatedly declined, backing off and telling her, "no thanks" during the awkward exchange. "
  • ‘Soup Nazi’ exec arrested for tax evasion [Seinfeld]

    05/24/2017 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    nypost.com ^ | By Lia Eustachewich and Georgett Roberts
    No tax for you! The chief financial officer for the Staten Island-based Soupman Inc. — made famous by the iconic “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld” — was busted Tuesday for not paying half a million dollars in taxes over the course of four years, authorities announced. Robert Bertrand, 62, allegedly avoided paying Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes to the tune of more than $593,000 by not reporting cash earnings or the fact that Soupman employees were compensated on the side with stock awards, the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn said. The saucy scheme lasted from 2010 to 2014...
  • Officials ponder how to remove dead whale from surf spot

    04/26/2016 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2016 | AP
    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Authorities are trying to decide what to do with the massive, rotting carcass of a dead whale that washed ashore at a popular California surfing spot. Rich Haydon, superintendent at San Onofre State Beach, said Tuesday that officials are deciding whether to attempt towing the carcass by boat out to sea or chop it up and load the pieces onto trucks for removal
  • Earl Schuman, Actor on a Memorable 'Seinfeld' Episode, Dies at 100

    04/08/2016 12:54:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/29/2015 | Mike Barnes
    He received his first credit, at age 81, for playing Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., the father of Lloyd Bridges' character, on the sitcom. Earl Schuman, who got his first acting credit at age 81 when he portrayed the father of Lloyd Bridges' character on an episode of Seinfeld, has died. He was 100. Schuman died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Santa Clarita, Calif., his son, Micky, said. In the Seinfeld episode "The English Patient," which first aired on NBC in March 1997, Schuman plays Izzy Mandelbaum Sr., whose son is an ultra-competitive 80-year-old (Bridges) who throws out his back...
  • Cruz campaign aide: Trump running 'the Seinfeld candidacy'

    02/10/2016 10:45:46 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 189 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jason Squitieri
    (CNN)The national spokesman for Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is calling the Donald Trump campaign "the Seinfeld candidacy," because as he puts it, "The whole campaign is about nothing." Rick Tyler told CNN's Erin Burnett that Trump says "nothing about immigration, nothing about job creation, nothing about what's going on in North Korea, nothing about ISIS. I mean this is amazing." Tyler said Cruz is running a campaign about conservative issues and that Trump fails to discuss the issues because he isn't a true conservative. Both Trump and Cruz are eying key primaries in southern states starting with South Carolina, which...
  • [JULY 6, 2014] Festivus Poles. Close-Talker Mascot. Yada, Yada, Yada.

    12/23/2015 6:45:06 PM PST · by goodwithagun · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2014 | Hunter Atkins
    Players took batting practice in puffy pirate shirts. A fan reeled in a slice of marble rye bread with a fishing rod from the suite level. George Costanza announced the third inning. And the first 3,000 attendees at the temporarily renamed Vandelay Industries Park received a Keith Hernandez “Magic Loogie” bobblehead.
  • Barack Obama to appear on Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee'

    The president can be heard — but not seen — supposedly answering a White House phone in a YouTube trailer posted Monday, but a Crackle press release photo appears to show Obama sharing a laugh with Seinfeld. Astute fans of Seinfeld's conversational series will note that, unlike previous "Coffee" installments that feature the host doubling as a chauffeur, the photo relating to the Obama episode shows both the host and guest as passengers in a vehicle emblazoned with a presidential seal. However, they took turns taking the wheel of a different vehicle at another point of their conversation. "The episode...
  • FESTIVUS FRIDAY

    12/11/2015 6:22:38 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 74 replies
    today | ME
    In light of the approaching and also current Jewish holiday season..for those you that need an Airing of Grievances today..please post away..
  • How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine....

    06/12/2015 12:28:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Salon ^ | June 11, 2015 | Arthur Chu
    How Seinfeld became a bad joke: The threat of a hyper-vigilant left-wing outrage machine has been greatly exaggerated Jerry Seinfeld is the latest brave middle-aged white man to weigh in on the “creepy” ascendance of humorless p.c. SJW anti-free-speech scolds. We know the drill now–we’ve heard it from comedians like Seinfeld and Patton Oswalt and, to a lesser degree, Louis C.K. and Chris Rock. We’ve heard it packaged in a different format from Very Serious media commentators like Jonathan Chait, Laura Kipnis and, most recently, an anonymous white male adjunct professor whose left-wing students “terrify” him. It’s a familiar, tired...
  • Open Letter from Politically Correct College Student Proves Jerry Seinfeld’s Point about PC

    06/11/2015 8:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/11/2015 | Walter Hudson
    The culture of political correctness has gotten so bad at college campuses that even bleeding heart liberal comics like Jerry Seinfeld feel out of place. The venerable comedian told ESPN’s Colin Cowherd last week that he avoids performing on college campuses, and has been advised by those who have to stay away. From Entertainment Tonight: Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’” he said. “They don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.” Tuesday, the Huffington Post published...
  • Jerry Seinfeld: Politically correct college students 'don't know WTF they're talking about'

    06/08/2015 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 6/8/2015 | DANA ROSE FALCONE
    Like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy, Jerry Seinfeld avoids doing shows on college campuses. And while talking with ESPN’s Colin Cowherd on Thursday, the comedian revealed why: College kids today are too politically correct. “I hear that all the time,” Seinfeld said on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges. They’re so PC.’” Seinfeld says teens and college-aged kids don’t understand what it means to throw around certain politically-correct terms. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,’”...
  • Calif. Says Alleged Recycling Scam Trucked In Bottles & Cans From Ariz. For $14M In Illegal Refunds

    05/11/2015 2:29:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Consumerist ^ | May 8, 2015
    It might just be a bunch of bottles and cans, but when you get enough recyclables together it can mean a hefty wad of cash. California authorities say a group involved in an alleged illegal recycling scheme was flush with $14 million in refunds after trucking roughly 250 million cans and bottles from out of state and redeeming them. A grand jury indicted five California residents on charges including grand theft and recycling fraud in March, reports the Associated Press, but the details of the case were just announced Thursday by California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle.
  • Hulu strikes ‘Seinfeld’ streaming deal — at $700K per episode

    04/29/2015 10:09:20 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 29, 2013 | Joe Tacopino
    The popular online streaming site Hulu has struck a $700,000-per-episode deal to offer reruns of “Seinfeld,” according to a report. Hulu will make available all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld,” which ran on NBC for nine seasons. Despite the Hulu deal, “Seinfeld” reruns will still air on cable network TBS.
  • 'Seinfeld' actor Daniel Von Bargen dies

    03/04/2015 7:08:42 AM PST · by Gamecock · 40 replies
    winnipegsun.com ^ | March 04, 2015
    The Seinfeld regular, who played Jason Alexander’s clueless boss Mr. Kruger on the hit sitcom, passed away over the weekend after suffering an undisclosed illness, according to news affiliate WLWT in his native Cincinnati, Ohio. Von Bargen also appeared in multiple episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order and NYPD Blue, and his movie credits included The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Amistad, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and Super Troopers, among others. He made headlines in 2012 for a failed suicide attempt, which resulted in a gunshot wound to the head.
  • At NJ med school, 'Seinfeld' about more than nothing

    01/02/2015 6:21:47 PM PST · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    NoerthJersey.com ^ | January 2, 2015
    NJ.com reports that medical students at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital are learning about psychiatric disorders through Dr. Anthony Tobia's "Psy-feld" teaching tool. Tobia diagnoses Jerry Seinfeld's character as obsessive compulsive, George Costanza as being egocentric and Kramer as schizoid. He says Elaine is unable to forge meaningful relationships and Newman was "very sick."
  • Stephen Lee, ‘Seinfeld’ actor, dies at 58 in his LA home of sudden heart attack

    08/29/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 29, 2014 | Tina Burgess
    Stephen Lee, a beloved “Seinfeld” actor, died in his Los Angeles apartment of a sudden heart attack. “Seinfeld” actor Lee died two weeks ago, according to his friend actress Lisa Pescia. Lee’s sudden and unexpected death is touching the hearts of many fans who remember him as the inquisitive contractor who installed new kitchen cabinets in Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment...
  • Obama Has Become A Seinfeld Character

    07/18/2014 4:53:32 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 17 replies
    Seinfeld ushered post-modernism into mainstream culture. Life was treated as a meaningless collection of trivial acts. Bad things would happen and Jerry would say “that’s a shame” before moving on with whatever trivial thing he was doing. George’s fiancee died and he paused for a moment before shrugging his shoulders and declaring his intent to get a cup of coffee. President Obama is our first post-modern President and his Seinfeldian outlook was on full display yesterday.Yesterday saw the take down of a Malaysian Airlines flight at the Ukraine-Russia border. It killed 295 people and 23 Americans.
  • Mets’ Minor League Team Is Hosting ‘Seinfeld’ Night, Complete With Puffy Shirts and Cereal

    04/17/2014 6:23:01 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 26 replies
    The Wrap ^ | April 16, 2014 | Jordan Zakarin
    Cereal eaters, terrible dancers, and latex salesmen will be especially welcome in Brooklyn in early July. Jerry Seinfeld wore his Mets fandom on his sleeve during the long run of his eponymous sitcom, and now, one of the team's minor league affiliates is returning the favor. Quite literally, in fact. The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets’ short season single A team based in Coney Island, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the original airing of the “Seinfeld” pilot with a night filled with festivities about nothing, so to speak. On July 5, the team is transforming MCU Park into an arena...
  • NewsReal – The News Not Reported (Week Ending 2/8/2014)

    02/10/2014 7:28:25 AM PST · by mononymous
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 2/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    The following is mostly satire. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was criticized this week for not including minority comedians in his web comedy series. In response, the comedian said, “I have a dream that we live in a nation where comedians are not judged by the color of their skin but by the humorous content of their schtick. This skin color obsession has got to go! It has even given us a mediocre dictator, instead of a Stalin we got a Mugabe!” As noted last week, Sandra Fluke was considering running for Congress in the district currently represented by Henry Waxman who...