Monday, January 26, 2009

Oscar nominees at the Avon

Everybody's favorite local independent movie house is screening a whole mess of Oscar-nominated movies starting January 31st. The movies range from little-known documentaries like The Betrayal to blockbuster hits like Wall-E.

Check out the schedule at the Avon's website.

Bonus: They're also playing Rosemary's Baby on Wednesday, February 4th!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pour out some spicy chili on the curb

Some sad news to report: local icon Pasquale "Patsy" Carta, the founder of Pat's Hubba Hubba, died Wednesday at the age of 71.

Here's the Advocate article, complete with obnoxious, insulting comments (not about Pat, but among the posters).

Pat's chili is great, although it's more of a topping than a thick, hearty chili in the traditional sense. I might just stop there on the way home from work for a chili-and-onion dog.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

WWE lays off 10% of its staff

First they lose the use of the WWF name and logo, and now everybody's favorite local wrasslin' company has laid off 10% of its workforce. Here's the Advocate article.

Will this year's Royal Rumble - a 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal - have only 27 participants? Will the Figure-Four Leg-Lock become the Figure-3.6 Leg-Lock? And what will perpetual champion Triple H (a Greenwich resident) do with ten percent fewer opponents to defeat?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hourly rates, no questions asked and, oh yeah, $70K of cocaine

Everybody's favorite local sleazebag roach motel, the Stamford Motor Inn next to WWE near exit 9, was the site of a big cocaine bust by Stamford's Finest. Here's the Advocate article.

Is it too passé to make a joke about Tatum O'Neal staying there? If so, why am I blanking on any other famous coke/crackheads?