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  • 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...

    12/11/2015 6:22:38 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 74 replies
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    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 ^ | 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 ^ | January 2, 2015 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...
  • Black Comic Blasts Jerry Seinfeld's Assault on 'PC Nonsense'

    02/05/2014 12:36:26 PM PST · by This Just In · 75 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5 Feb 2014 | Breitbart News
    Jerry Seinfeld's attack on politically correct comedy quotas drew a scathing response from a black comedienne who confesses she's never watched an entire episode of the comic's landmark sitcom. Nicole Byer, whose credits include work on MTV and with the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade, took offense at Seinfeld's response to a question asking why more people of color don't appear on his online series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. People think it’s the census or something,” he said. “This has gotta represent the actual pie chart of America? Who cares? Funny is the world that I live in. You’re...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's Blunt Take on Diversity in Comedy: 'Who Cares?'

    02/05/2014 12:14:13 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies ^ | February 4, 2014 | Dave Nemetz
    According to Jerry Seinfeld, comedy and political correctness don't mix. The "Seinfeld" star had some surprisingly blunt things to say about the perceived lack of diversity on his shows in a chat with BuzzFeed and CBS News. In the clip above, the host brings up the fact that most of the guests Seinfeld has had on his Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," have been white males. Seinfeld is clearly uncomfortable with the line of questioning, muttering, "Oh, this really pisses me off." He continues, "People think it's the census or something? Does this [have to] represent the actual...
  • Perfect Storm Of Pointless: MSNBC’s Finney Interviews MSNBC’s Perry About Fox News’ Kelly ...

    12/14/2013 7:50:48 PM PST · by absentee · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/14/2013 | Caleb Howe
    Today on Disrupt with Karen Finney on MSNBC, MSNBC's Finney brings on special guest MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the story of Megyn Kelly's Fox News story about whether the story of Santa Claus is a story about some old white guy or rather, instead, should be a story about a penguin in a hat. [Non-embeddable video was here] The point of this pointless conversation is that everyone should be willing to "have that conversation" because it's "worth having a conversation about" due to the fact that there are a lot of "interesting Santa conversations to be had." It's a...
  • Seinfeld actor stumps for his 'man-crush' as early voting begins in Iowa (Jason Alexander)

    09/29/2012 8:51:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jamie Novogrod
    ADEL, Iowa -- A pizzeria in this small city west of Des Moines was the setting for a celebrity visit Thursday from an actor once famous for talking about nothing... Alexander told the crowd he has a "man-crush" on Obama, who he said he has met several times...
  • Mass. driver rescued after crashing car into pool

    09/05/2012 10:49:13 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    NECN.COM ^ | September 4, 2012
    They say as of Tuesday evening, he is still in the hospital but that he's expected to be okay. There's no question he is lucky. He backed over a fence, and his car was completely submerged in his neighbor's pool. What's supposed to be in a backyard pool? A kick board, maybe, but certainly not fence posts. And definitely not a Chevy Impala. "I heard a big bang and I decided to come out on my steps and look in my yard and there's a hole in my fence and a car in my pool," said Tom Cheffro, of Malden,...
  • Obama's EEOC Goes After Coffee Chain For Hiring Too Many Attractive Women

    05/25/2012 5:52:53 AM PDT · by suspects · 56 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 25, 2012 | Michael Graham
    Some advice to the folks at Marylou’s coffee chain, now under investigation by the EEOC, on how to fight back: Start laughing. Back during the Clinton years the EEOC went after Hooters for its alleged hiring bias (we all remember how hard Bill Clinton was on women... uh, let me re-phrase that). Hooters refused to hire men to wear the infamous “orange short-shorts and white tank-top” ensemble. The EEOC spent four years pressuring them to hire male waiters, which would have ruined the Hooters concept. Hooters tried reasoning and logic. As one would expect when dealing with bureaucrats, they failed...
  • Butler 'injected wealthy former employer with poison before demanding millions for antidote'

    03/14/2012 5:00:37 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 March 2012
    A butler injected his wealthy former employer Anne Bass with what he claimed was poison during an armed raid on her mansion, before demanding millions of dollars to disclose the antidote, prosecutors have claimed. Romanian Emmanuel Nicolscu, 32, is accused of breaking into the estate of multimillionaire Anne Bass in South Kent, Connecticut, in 2007 along with two other men. Nicolscu is accused of taking part in the terrifying home invasion in an attempt to extort $8.5 million (Ł5.4 million) from Mrs Bass, a well-known philanthropist and former wife of Texan oil billionaire Sir Sid Bass. She and Mr Lethridge...
  • "George Costanza" Slams Romney, Announces Presidential Run (Humor)

    02/23/2012 2:01:36 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Nina Mandell
    Mitt Romney’s sharpest jab didn’t come from one of his Republican challengers Wednesday night. It came from a former “Seinfeld” character.
  • Former 'Seinfeld' actor shoots himself in the head, survives

    02/22/2012 4:14:15 PM PST · by Gamecock · 79 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 22 Feb 12 | Kurt Schlosser
    Daniel von Bargen, a character actor who played Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld," is in critical condition after shooting himself in the head, according to a report on TMZ. Von Bargen's film credits include "Super Troopers," "Basic Instinct," and "O Brother, Where Art Thou" among others.
  • Teen Grabs Wheel, Saves School Bus as Driver Has Heart Attack

    01/26/2012 9:43:26 AM PST · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Graceann Rumer just started driving two weeks ago. She used the few driving skills she had to save a school bus full of students by grabbing the steering wheel as the driver collapsed from a heart attack Tuesday afternoon. The bus driver died soon after. "I just realized that there's no one driving this bus... I need to do something," Rumer said. The 17-year-old senior at Calvary Christian Academy in Northeast Philadelphia had been driving to school for practice a lot lately, but, luckily for all, on Tuesday she happened to take the bus. Rumer and about three dozen other...
  • “I Just Can’t Make It Alone!” Tom Leopold’s Conversion Story

    04/27/2011 1:14:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    USCCB ^ | April 21, 2011
    My name is Tom Leopold and I’m a comedy writer (Seinfeld, Cheers, Will and Grace...). I am a Jewish comedy writer, although I always felt saying that was kind of redundant. So much of my humor — practically all of it I suppose— comes from who my people are, what they’ve been through and how they were able to turn it all on its head and find the funny side, even and especially if there was none to find. I know it sounds odd, but I always liked Jesus. I was never “deep” enough to wrestle with the concept...
  • Jerry Seinfeld embroiled in row with Trump [ Seinfeld finally discovers issue he's passionate about]

    04/24/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 114 replies ^ | 4-23-11 | By Toby Harnden
    Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian, has cancelled a charity appearance in protest at the property mogul Donald Trump's campaign questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship. Seinfeld pulled out of a September event to raise money for the St Jude Children's Research Hospital, hosted by the tycoon's son Eric, because, his spokesman said, "Jerry has grown increasingly uncomfortable" with the way Mr Trump is casting doubt on Mr Obama's birthplace and " feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse". The move by Seinfeld is the first sign of a celebrity backlash against Mr Trump's improbable but high-profile flirtation with...
  • 'Seinfeld' actor Len Lesser dies at 88 ('Uncle Leo')

    02/16/2011 5:56:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies ^ | 2/16/11 | AP
    Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known for his scene-stealing role as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 88. Lesser's family said in a statement that he died Wednesday in Burbank, Calif., from cancer-related pneumonia. .. list of television credits included parts on "Get Smart,""That Girl,""The Munsters,""The Monkees,""The Rockford Files,""thirtysomething,""ER," and "Everybody Loves Raymond," .. film credits included "Outlaw Josey Wales,""Kelly's Heroes,""Birdman of Alcatraz" and "Death Hunt." .. most recently .. TV drama "Castle."
  • Top 10 TV Shows of All Time

    10/15/2010 9:08:27 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 337 replies · 5+ views
    catalogs ^ | July 6, 2010
    "Any top ten list is bound to be subjective, but this one has criteria: to make this list, a show must have longevity (Sports Night was great, but didn’t last), staying power (Three’s Company was funny, but hopelessly dated), strong writing (hopefully self-explanatory) and memorable moments (there’s a good reason that the final episode of M.A.S.H. was until very recently the most watched show in television history). Here are my choices, and let the debate begin."
  • Professor booted from Starbucks

    08/16/2010 11:52:40 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 186 replies
    upi. ^ | Aug. 16, 2010
    NEW YORK, - A New York English professor said she was kicked out of a Starbucks by three police officers because she refused to follow the cafe's ordering rules. Lynne Rosenthal, who gave her age as early 60s, said she got into an argument with a barista Sunday morning because she refused to specify whether she wanted butter or cheese on her multigrain bagel, the New York Post reported Monday. "I just wanted a multigrain bagel," Rosenthal said. "I refused to say 'without butter or cheese.' When you go to Burger King, you don't have to list the six things...
  • Ancient 'mansio' unearthed in Tuscany: Pliny mentioned the once bustling trading post...

    07/16/2010 6:38:02 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    ANSA ^ | Thursday, July 15, 2010 | unattributed
    Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a complex in Tuscany they believe was once a bustling staging post on a major trade route mentioned by the ancient Roman writer Pliny. The building, which runs parallel to the River Ombrone in the Maremma Natural Park, was probably built in around 200 AD and functioned for at least a couple of centuries. The size and layout of the building, as well as its location next to a river and a major Roman road, has led archaeologists to conclude they have probably discovered a well-known 'mansio', or staging post. Pliny and another Roman...
  • What’s your favorite Steinbrenner ‘Seinfeld’ moment?

    07/13/2010 12:47:13 PM PDT · by earlJam · 24 replies
    What’s your favorite Steinbrenner ‘Seinfeld’ moment? By Anonymous GateHouse News Service Posted Jul 13, 2010 @ 11:51 AM George Steinbrenner, who died Tuesday at age 80, “starred” on “Seinfeld” for several seasons. Steinbrenner never actually appeared on the show (though he did shoot a scene that was cut), as he was portrayed by Lee Bear and voiced by Larry David. The fictional Steinbrenner was a loquacious man who served as George Costanza’s boss at the New York Yankees. Do you have a favorite Steinbrenner “Seinfeld” moment? Let us know. Here’s a quick rundown of some memorable “Big Stein” moments. “THE...
  • Jerry Seinfeld Really Hates That Jerky Lady Gaga

    06/22/2010 2:50:23 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 32 replies · 3+ views
    eonline ^ | 6/22 | Gina Serpe
    Katy Perry, take note. This is how you feud with Lady Gaga. By now we're all familiar with the backstory: half-naked exhibitionist goes to Mets game, flips off photographers and takes up residence in Jerry Seinfeld's VIP box, all unbeknownst to the comic. Well, consider him, uh, beknownst. And from the sounds of it, less than impressed. Of course, it all started off nice enough. "I wish her the best," he said in an interview with New York's WFAN radio of the Gaga brouhaha. "You know, you take one 'a' off of that, you've got gag." And a comedian on...
  • 'Seinfeld' has earned $2.7B since 1998

    06/07/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 82+ views
    upi ^ | June 7
    NEW YORK, - U.S. sitcom "Seinfeld" has earned $2.7 billion since it ended its 9-season run in 1998, said Time Warner, the show's owner. The New York Post called the series -- starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards and Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a group of neurotic friends living in Manhattan -- the most profitable 30-minute program in TV history. The show's earnings since it ended have come from syndication rights and DVD sales, with the sitcom's co-creators Seinfeld and Larry David alone having made hundreds of millions of dollars from the airing of "Seinfeld" reruns, the newspaper noted.
  • Boy Develops Fish Scales At 14 Months Old [Warning: Wrenching Pic in URL]

    03/02/2010 8:22:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 1,889+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | March 02, 2010
    Boy Develops Fish Scales At 14 Months Old This 14-month-old boy born without pores in his skin has baffled medics by developing fish scales. 01 Mar 2010 Baby Song suffers from the rare and severe condition Lamellar ichthyosis, where the whole body is peeling off like fish skin Doctors believe Song Sheng, of Jinhu, eastern China, may be suffering from a rare genetic condition that means his body cannot cool itself. Song Sheng - called fish boy by locals - began developing scales within days of his birth caused by his lack of pores. Doctors say because he cannot sweat...
  • Worm hunters, Nazi spoons vie for odd-book prize

    03/01/2010 11:54:02 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies · 418+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 22, 2010, 7:40AM | no byline
    Worm hunters, lethal robots and Nazi spoons are in the running for Britain's quirkiest literary award, the Diagram Prize for year's oddest book title. The six finalists are "Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter;" ''Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich," ''Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots," ''The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease" and "What Kind of Bean is This Chihuahua?" The shortlist, announced Friday, was narrowed down from 90 entries, including "The Origin of Feces" and "Bacon: A Love Story"...
  • For Jason Alexander, it’s all about shrinkage

    01/07/2010 5:36:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 17 replies · 1,176+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 7, 2010
    It’s the Winter of George! Chubby “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander plans to drop some pounds this year, so he’s signed on as a spokesguy for Jenny Craig. “It’s like someone’s clubbing me over the head it’s so obvious I should be doing this,” the funnyguy told People. “It was a deadly combination of ‘I’m fat’ and they work,” he said of the program and why he’s committed to it. The former KFC spokesperson says he was drawn to the weight loss program after watching footage of his recent appearances in film and television. “I just got to a point where...
  • Jerry Seinfeld to Replace Conan O'Brien on "The Tonight Show"?

    12/18/2009 2:36:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 70 replies · 2,465+ views
    Worst Previews ^ | 12.19.09
    It seemed like a good idea to hire Conan O'Brien to host "The Tonight Show" as Jay Leno's replacement. But O'Brien's huge ratings didn't follow him to his new home, and now, PopEater is reporting that NBC executives are already having conversations about replacing him.
  • 'Seinfeld' joke gets man canned for harassment

    08/23/2009 12:35:47 PM PDT · by llevrok · 43 replies · 4,649+ views
    Des Moines Register | August 23, 2009 | CLARK KAUFFMAN
    story at link (due to copyright limitations)
  • `Seinfeld' star pushes comedy cure for Mideast

    06/24/2009 1:40:09 PM PDT · by slumber1 · 38 replies · 2,752+ views
    Tha Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 6-24-09 | JOSEPH MARKS
    JERUSALEM — "Seinfeld" star Jason Alexander told a crowd in Jerusalem Wednesday that the search for an Israeli-Palestinian solution and the "show about nothing" that launched him to fame have one thing in common — neither seemed destined to succeed. But just as the show managed to bounce back with comedy, Alexander said, a solution might be found for Mideast troubles if people write and laugh with one another. "We were canceled, we were gone, we were a distant memory and somehow we came back and eventually everybody caught on and started paying attention," he said. "Other than that, we...
  • NBC orders Jerry Seinfeld reality series

    02/27/2009 2:58:55 AM PST · by Proverbs 3-5 · 12 replies · 1,639+ views
    Jerry Seinfeld is reteaming with NBC to launch his first reality series. The comedian's project is tentatively called "The Marriage Ref" and features celebrities, comedians and athletes who will judge couples in the midst of marital disputes while recommending various strategies to resolve their problems... ...NBC co-chair Ben Silverman said Seinfeld pitched the show as a companion piece of sorts to his classic sitcom. The comedian increasingly has used married life for material in his stand-up act. So while being a bachelor inspired "Seinfeld," the comedian's married years will inspire his unscripted program...NBC co-chair Ben Silverman said Seinfeld pitched the...
  • Man Tried To Get Fired From Job

    02/14/2009 9:58:09 AM PST · by TheConservativeComeback · 9 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | 2/14/09 | TheConservativeComeback
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A restaurant worker was accused of trashing the place in an attempt to get fired and collect unemployment compensation. A criminal complaint filed Thursday said a 35-year-old man showed up at a Qdoba restaurant and started throwing brownies and cookies on the floor.
  • Meet the Palestinian Seinfeld. Who knew?

    11/13/2008 7:36:52 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 1,333+ views
    SF Gate ^ | November 13, 2008 | Jonathan Curiel
    "I'm totally secular, but I'm scared like hell of God." Sayed Kashua says this with the kind of neurotic, biting humor that has led many people - critics, fans and others - to compare him to Woody Allen. A Palestinian Woody Allen? Kashua says it's Jerry Seinfeld (not Allen) whose humor he relishes - a connection that's more apt anyway since, like Seinfeld, Kashua has a wildly popular TV series on his hands. "Arab Labor," which Kashua created and wrote, takes a humorous look at a Kashua-like journalist and his Palestinian family as they navigate modern life in Israel. The...
  • Seinfeld star Jason Alexander stumps for Barack Obama

    10/26/2008 8:22:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies · 3,461+ views ^ | October 26, 2008 | Macollvie Jean-Francois
    TAMARAC - Tamarac Actor Jason Alexander, the son of a Coconut Creek Democrat, came here this morning to tell a crowd of mostly elderly Democrats what they should say to persuade undecided voters to choose Barack Obama. Alexander, better known as George Costanza from TV's Seinfeld sitcom, spoke to more than 100 residents of the Kings Point community. He said he does not like the role of celebrity spokesman, but he felt compelled to actively support Obama. "I would kick myself if this election went the wrong way, and I didn't do everything in my power to make sure it...
  • Caption "The Biden"

    10/10/2008 6:46:22 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 19 replies · 1,816+ views
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  • Microsoft adverts with Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates scrapped

    09/22/2008 6:38:59 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 42 replies · 1,674+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/21/2008
    A baffling Microsoft advert featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates discussing shoes before the software billionaire shakes his behind as he walks across a car park has disappeared from the air after critics described it as "awful" and a "train wreck". BIll Gates and Jerry Seinfeld. Viewers struggled to fathom what the two men's oblique and unfunny discussion had to do with computers The 90-second spot, one of three adverts for which Seinfeld was paid a reported $10 million, was designed to kick off an ambitious $300 million campaign to relaunch the software company and its troubled Windows Vista operating...
  • Microsoft Enlists Jerry Seinfeld In Its Ad Battle Against Apple

    08/21/2008 12:33:28 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 41 replies · 1,782+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt) (subscription required) ^ | August 21, 2008 | SUZANNE VRANICA and ROBERT A. GUTH
    Excerpt - Microsoft Corp., weary of being cast as a stodgy oldster by Apple Inc.'s advertising, is turning for help to Jerry Seinfeld. The software giant's new $300 million advertising campaign, devised by a newly hired ad agency, has been closely guarded. But Mr. Seinfeld will be one of the key celebrity pitchmen, say people close to the situation. He will appear with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates in ads and receive about $10 million for the work, they say. ~ snip ~
  • Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck

    04/03/2008 5:28:24 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 28 replies · 1,487+ views
    AP ^ | 4/3/08
    Seinfeld unhurt after Hamptons car wreck 1 hour, 31 minutes ago EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. - Jerry Seinfeld was in a harrowing rollover wreck but was unhurt after the brakes on one of his vintage cars failed. Seinfeld was driving alone when the brakes on his 1967 Fiat BTM stopped working Saturday evening, East Hampton Town Police Chief Todd Sarris told the New York Post. Seinfeld tried the emergency brake, to no avail, and then swerved to keep the car from careering into an intersection, Sarris said. The two-door sedan flipped over and came to a stop just yards from the...