Saturday, December 13, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Read "Daughter of Romance Pt. 2" right here right now.
Image: Me & my pal Mary in the middle o' nowhere in the 80's
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This weekend our beloved Stan will be filming a little something for Comedy Central. Surely he will then move on to bigger rolls leading to great fame and fortune. At least, he better, what with the $600 vet bill he racked up yesterday at a routine checkup.
Basically, if he doesn't soon become America's sweetheart we're going to need to go to Congress and beg a pooch bail-out or put a stamp on his fuzzy ass and send him to Obama's daughters. "Hey, here's your new puppy -- wait, why are you crying? "
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
I like the above image I snapped this weekend because it leads one to believe my life is terribly calm, folksy and meditative. So go ahead and believe that, whydoncha?
Anywho, tomorrow -- Thursday -- I'm a guest on DeVore and Diana, Maxim Radio, Sirius channel 108 @ 9pm e/p. So catch that if you can.
And if you miss me here, it's a snap to find me blogging over here.
Oh and next week I'll be doing a guest post over here at Word Wenches about what it's like to be a Romance author's daughter. That will be more fun than a barrel of fun things, won't it?
Speaking of it, that's about it.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Add my old college friend Lara to the growing list of amazingly talented friends and family who are published. Her blog, "Cooking Up a Storm" lead to a book deal and the title is coming out very soon. She and her co-author even got a fabulous write up in the Daily Mail. Lara and her husband (another fab friend) are both Americans who now live outside London. Spending time with their family was a huge highlight of our last trip.
So buy the book Fresh Eggs Don't Float! There it is! Buy buy buy! One for each eye!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I'm on a new episode of "Not Just Another Cable News Show" this weekend and they are replaying it a LOT.
The episode airs this Saturday and Sunday at 7 PM, 9 PM, Midnight and 5 AM. Here's a clip from the last "NJACNS" I was on if you're interested.
Note: It airs on CNN Headline News (CNNHNN) which is different than plain CNN
Thursday 10/30 (not tomorrow) I'm psyched to be premiering as a comedy talking head on: "The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest" which airs @ 9P e/p on truTV (formerly Court TV).
Then many Thursday's at that time you'll see me on more premiere episodes, and I'll keep you, dear TV viewers, apprised.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Benji & Jake's: The world's most awesome pizza joint.
And that there is their lakefront vista. Wow, right?
Click here for the scene I spied directly opposite this sunset, an incredibly satisfied customer scarfing a slice with a tofu crunchie chaser.
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Gotta run. Cue: Showering, walking dog, getting a bunch of stuff together for Salvation Army, heading to the cabin for 24 hours of nature.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Last week my pic was in the Daily News here as part of a story on "Heebsters" in New York City. I've been too busy to brag about this out of the blue event to anyone other than my family and 400+ of my closest online friends.
But really, it's amazing how much one does, and how little relation what you do has to the press you get. But still, it's press, and you just learn to take the sun when it shines on ya.
Speaking of more sun to come, Friday I think I'm doing a spot on an excellent morning radio program. Stay tuned for the 411.
And soon, very soon, a barrage of dates will fly at ya about two fabulous shows on the TV contraption that will feature me. Stay tuned!
Got to run. And by "run" I mean have a sip of wine, walk a ratty little dog named Stan and go to bed.
Happy New Year to all my mishpucha. Here's to a sweet, healthy and downright sexy 5769, why not? Ya, Sexy New Year to you.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
So I'm performing again, after a self and then life-imposed slow down. But now I'm back on TV, soon to be on two shows on different nets and there's a small possibility I might be doing some amazingly exciting comedy event on the road. Details to come, if they come.
However, I sometimes feel rusty. Work is awesome but I simply don't have the time to do those excellent but grimy unpaid shows you should do to keep oneself sharp.
Anywho, just as I was thinking I'm a rusty ol' sow, I found this by accident. It's an interview with Chris Hampton, amazingly talented creator and curator of the long-running, amazingly awesome (yet dearly departed) WYSIWYG talent show. Here's the part that made my ego sing:
BH: Now that WYSIWYG is entering its fourth year, I imagine you’ve seen a lot of talented people perform. Do you have any particular favorites?Yes, this made me very happy. Thanks Chris, Google and even mom who, in the 70's, thought "special" meant "gifted."
CH: Hmm. Maybe Susie Felber’s story from a show about summer camp experiences. Her mother was one of those touchy-feely moms who think ALL children are special — so she innocently and cluelessly signed Susie up for a camp for “special” children. But it’s REALLY hard to pick just one!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Dinosaur vs. Bedtime from bob shea on Vimeo.
Isn't that awesome? Fer sure.
Buy a copy or five of Dinosaur vs. Bedtime right here.
Friday, August 29, 2008
Subject: Not a holy face...
But this russet potato is meant for someone you love!
Wisht you wuz here.
Thanks for the mash note, mom. (bad pun very much intended)
I hope you all in Internet land share it with someone you love, too.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Been hard at work doing fun stuff. That sounds vague, but more info once I'm on a roll and have clips to share.
You can see some of my work blogging here, I'm taping for that TV thingy mahoob again in September and also, if you're interested in my sprog, we're just wrapping up this little blog here.
I've a lot going on in my life but nothing I can talk about that isn't plain too personal for the WWW. So I guess I'll just get sharey with my dog. He's cool with it.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Perhaps you might enjoy my entertaining and informative listicle, "Viva La Stupide: Seven Stupid Things France Has Done This Summer."
Apologies in advance to La belle France. I kid because I love.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
If you Digg, please consider giving one to this listicle I just pubished on the dumb blog.
The piece is called, "10 Things The New York Times Can Do to Prevent People Climbing Their Building."
Here's the link to it on Digg.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm over here.
And here too.
A lot of other exciting writing and performing going on in Susieland, but what's above is fresh and accessible. If I'd time to tell you the other stuff, no doubt I would.
Instead, you'll hafta settle for this stunning pic I took of a Scarlet Ibis at the Central Park Zoo.
And really, I do take an amazing Scarlet Ibis photo.
My Rufous-vented Chachalaca snaps aren't half bad neither.
OK, I made that up. I don't have any Rufous-vented Chachalaca photos. I just wanted to find a way to insert an obscure bird of Trinidad into my blog. My apologies.
Gotta run. Ciao for now.
Or as the Rufous-vented Chachalaca says, "ka-ka-rooki-rooki-ka"!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Me and Ted on the same screen. My daddy (a huge Nightline fan) woulda gotten a huge kick out of this.
Thanks to my brother, I own a whimsical ashtray with the above Nixon/Elvis image on it.
"Are you making a pass at me Mr. President?"
Look at me, I look awesome. Huge foreheads are hot!
And although I was suffering from pink eye and looked a tad freakish at times, as you can see, Tom Cruise thought I was hilarious...
Friday, June 06, 2008
I will be on TV this weekend, being very funny.
My episode of "Not Just Another Cable News Show" is called "Dumb Ideas" and it airs this weekend on CNN-Headline News. Here's when to catch it:
Wait, comedy on a news channel? Indeed it is a delightful melange... here's what the show is about...
NOT JUST ANOTHER CABLE NEWS SHOW: This new series takes a lighthearted look back at famous – and infamous – stories that made the news, including some of the most unforgettable political blunders of our time.
Note: I am told that some cable outlets cut off the last block of the show for a local news cut-in. That does not happen at midnight or 5am. Got DVR? Awesome.
Note 2: I got this opportunity via a brilliant writer/comedian/producer who is an old comedy crony of mine. He didn't know about my dayjob, but since CNN-HNN is a sister company and I could help promo my job's site, I went for it. The "Dumb" theme tie-in with the cool new dumb dayjob blog was just a lucky coincidence.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I have two older brothers. This weekend...
- My L.A. brother asked if I had email access where I was at that moment (I was in the Catskills on a lake beach) as he wanted me to email him to remind him of the conversation we were having at that moment concerning a question I had for his TV agent as he was, in his words, "...on Bluetooth and heading to the edit bay for the entire weekend."
- My NYC brother asked me, for the second year in a row, to please get him spoons for his upcoming birthday (on 6/3 he'll be 42) as, in his words, "I dropped my last readily accesible [sic] spoon behind the oven-so 2 of 'em 1, tea, 1 table, ordinary, NOT a set or anything but plain...since metal is better than plastic."
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The inactivity on this blog is merely a symptom of my massive activity elsewheres. Sorry to anyone who was worried, sent flowers, etc.
You can find me here on this brand new super exciting blog called, Dumb As A Blog.
I'm not loving my bizarre-smooshy face icon (you'll see) but I'm particularly proud of my recent coverage of a guy who allegedly ripped the head off a giant ant and my amusing as heck followup interview today with an author who is also a real NH legislator. And if you only wanted to read posts by me, you could be sneaky and use this link. But you'd miss a lot.
As for my personal life, I hardly have time for one, but some of it can be seen here on my Toddler Tube vlog/blog on the excellent site, babble.com.
Also, I am going to be on TV again soon being funny. Yay! Details when I know them.
What else? Lots, but it's after 10:30P and I've miles to go before I sleep. I've sat so long today my rump has turned to jelly, mind too.
Friday, April 18, 2008
And across the ocean...
There was --
Here's Nicole & Hugo c. 1973 singing Baby, Baby
Now, if you want to see modern day Hugo baby, baby -- check out my blogging right here on Toddler Tube.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Click to view Dumb Spring Break '08: Catskills. You'll be glad you did.
I wrote, conceived and took all the pics for this photo gallery less than a week ago. It was a blast for this comedy history groupie to be "forced" to visit famous Catskills landmarks. Those people you see above were strangers I ran into while exploring who kindly posed for me. They drove a Mercedes with MD plates and the guy said his father had worked at Grossinger's Resorts in the 50's. There was a pack of other guys there taking pictures with fancy cameras too. On a freezing cold day, tons of youngish upscale people flocking to these ruined resorts is pretty impressive -- and perhaps an underexploited phenomena. Suddenly I have the urge to blow up my house and then sell hot chocolates to the masses that will surely show up for a peek.
Ya so -- check it out!
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
My brother Adam and his wife Jeanne just had a baby! Huzzah and hooray oh happy day!
Want to know more?
OK, but you gotta go to Toddler Tube on Babble.com but only because I am too tired to tell ya Internet people twice and so am applying the Occam's razor theory of blogging.
Go now! Go, git!
:) <-- sincere emoticon of sincere emotion as babies make my head go soft.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I'm here freezing my patootie off
Also here on Toddler Tube with mah baby on Babble.com and spending the weekend taking tons of crazy, cool & creepy pix in the Catskills for an awesome photo gallery soon to appear on trutv.com -- link and explanation when it's live.
And a very merry Easter to those of you who worship bunnies and such.
Photo credit: ME! I are an excellent photographer, no? Yes!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Shall I rock you like a hurricane?
I needed to take a pic of myself for work, and as I work from home, and the dog can't work the camera, hello bathroom mirror. The silent scream motif? More apropos than y'all know.
Please go now and visit me at my awesome blog/vlog on Babble.com called TODDLER TUBE, then download or subscribe in iTunes to LIAR NEWS at comedy365.co.uk to hear ME doing many different characters in this brand new funny funny Brit podcast by talented scamp Richard Cray and Brian Luff. And then remember that most every waking hour of the day I am doing massive amounts of writing and such for truTV.com. Stay tuned for new blog there too.
I would tell you more, but frankly, I've no time. Big kisses and not only am I not dead, I am feeling hopeful that I may get to leave the house someday.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sign of Recession: Gourmet and Bon Appetit both feature grilled cheese sandwiches on their cover...
Sign of the Apocalypse: Cooking Light features chocolate mint brownies on cover...
Because when the four horsemen show up, you sure as hell aint makin' tofu scamble.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
My friend Eris, all the way in LA, and yet I found this hilarious video of her called "911 Kid" via the magic of the internets.
I'm super busy. Still doing Toddler Tube on Babble and doing my thang at truTV.com (which will son have a blog too -- stay tuned). AND please subscribe to comedy365.co.uk podcasts, because I'm in many upcoming episodes of "Liar News" doing many ridiculous parts. More explanation about this tomorrow, when I'm awake...
nighty nighty internets
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Babble is the world's coolest parenting magazine ever. It just happens to be online. So much the better. Print magazines? Not so good with the moving pictures and new content daily, people.
My baby and I will have itty bitty videos up M-F on Babble.com's newly-hatched vlog blog Toddler Tube.
Why should you visit Toddler Tube now and everyday 1000X/day? Here, let me answer some of your imaginary questions:
Q: I have a baby and I think my baby is cuter than your baby, so why should I watch your baby?
A: Well, I know the hormones are powerful, but I'm sorry to say you are incorrect. My baby is cuter than your baby. Really. It's been proven in a lab. You can't argue with science.
Q: I don't have a baby and I don't like babies and I've no interest in babies and my eyes glaze over when I hear about babies.
A: Well, my videos and commentary will not be dull nor will they be serious. They will be mercifully short and quite entertaining. Also, I was once you, so although I'm now babycrazy, I feel you, people who are not crazy about babies. If you find you are still not entertained, return the unused portion for a full refund.
Q: Refund??? I have to pay to view this?
A: Of course not. That was a joke. The site is 100% free.
Q: OK, so I just viewed Toddler Tube and it's so amazing I want to pay you lots and lots of money. Maybe I should take out a second mortgage on my home to do so?
A: Actually, if you are a private citizen, please refrain from sending us all your money. I have a great job writing and stuff for truTV.com, which features totally insane real-life videos that are so far from babydom you'll get whiplash. Anywho, if you are a huge corporation who would like to pay us a truckload of money to endorse something, have your people call my baby -- here's a blog post that contains a handy list of things Hugo baby will and will not endorse.
Q: Your profile pic on Babble is so cool. Who took it?
A: Actually, I took it, via the bathroom mirror last year when Hugo was infantastic. Life was really hard back then. But this picture might fool you into thinking I was and am ultra cool.
Q: Wow, you're just so amazing. Everything you do is awesome. Can I lick you?
A: Thank you imaginary questioner, you're OK in my book. Wait, lick me? What the--
In conclusion, bite-sized baby video and joy awaits you on Toddler Tube!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Monday, February 04, 2008
I made the pic you see here for my Facebook group, Wish Obama Had a Vagina! (but I still might vote for him...).
Are you a woman (or a menimist) who'd be ultra psyched to have a woman President but you aren't sure Clinton is the best candidate? Do you worry that if you vote for Obama you might be selling your sisters down the road? Do you feel like none of the candidates are talking about women's issues so you're screwed any which way? Then this group is for you!
My Position Now:
Barring any pictures of Obama throttling a peck of puppies coming out before now and Super Tomorrow, I am voting for Obama.
My reasoning is very different from my esteemed brother's:
1. I think we need someone other than a Bush or a Clinton.
2. I don't think Hillary can win against McCain. To be honest, in that race, I might go McCain.*
3. While I would love a woman president, she's said nothing that speaks to me as a woman, mother, sister, wife. Maybe she can't, for fear of being -- gasp! -- a woman. But with no proof, I've no reason to think she'd improve our lot. In fact, just like in the Primaries, she might need to put her female agenda on ice. American women are so screwed. We've no paid maternity leave, no flex work options/incentives for business to give us them, or equal pay -- an issue I am passionate about and one I wrote about here.
At the very least, an Obama/McCain race would elevate the dialogue.
SO LET'S GET IT ON! OBAMA - OBAMA -OBAMA! Hey ho -- let's GO!
*My secret: Until this election, I was a life-long Independent. Or, more like, a Democrat-loathing liberal. So I've never voted in a primary. I changed my affiliation to vote in this one. But, I didn't know that unlike my old voting grounds (NY), in New Jersey, unaffiliateds can vote. And why didn't I know this? Because I'm an idiot.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
On Scrabble's offical website, there is an image that perplexes me:
I would think babies and Scrabble don't mix.
...prone to choking on/flinging letters.
...don't appreciate you concentrating on anything but them.
It says TIPS, but sadly, there are no tips on how to get your baby to enjoy Scrabble!
But the baby is slightly see-through, so perhaps it is a ghost baby. A ghost baby from another dimension. A ghost baby from another dimension who simply docks its knowledge portal to your forehead, wet-wiring the Scrabble dictionary to your cerebellum as seen here:
Data transfer in progress.
Then, the ghost baby smiles and claps its hands as you slay your opponents with words like KA, ES and XU.
OK, that makes sense.
1..31.08 UPDATE: I think I've found the babies & Scrabble connection. It's like the Rainbow Connection, but sexier. It's writer/Comedian Jen Dzuria looking Scrabblicious in these stunning photos by Bill Waldman.
I think it's pretty clear, playing Scrabble in this manner, would make Scrabble babies.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Gawker linked to me (here) and, not surprisingly, I got a lotta new visitors. They even made this pretty little ad thingy:
Anywho, if you're new here, welcome. What you should know is that I'm awesome (obviously) and you should check out every site in my sidebar as they are awesome too. And here I will throw a bone to my dayjob as the newly-hatched site still has a video on it I made that stars my dog and baby. And that's worth the price of admission alone. No blog anymore/yet but stay tuned Felber fans -- lots of cool stuff TK.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Struck by their eerily prophetic nature, I bought these in downtown Manhattan the week after 9.11.2001.
Friday, January 11, 2008
My pal Todd was one of a few writers for RADAR who recently found their stuff was blatantly plagiarised by the Sunday Times of London. Here's an article about the apology TK in today's Guardian. And Todd tells you the whole story here in a blog post called "Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery."
My fave part is how they took lines and UK'd them up -- like merely changing cell phone to mobile-phone. And somehow they are less funny after having been put through the Britalizer. The whole business is morally wrong, sure, but it's also thrillingly stupid!
If those tea-drinking rapscallions think they can steal our amusing listicles, they've got another thing coming! And that other thing? Well, as I happen to live with a tea-drinking rapscallion, I'd best keep mum, er, I mean, mah trap shut.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I can't hear about New Hampshire without thinking of my favorite NH author who is also my favorite NH Representative who also writes my very favorite NH blog.
WARNING: Her blog will make you want to move to NH. But don't be fooled by the pretty picture of her you see here -- it was actually -40 below when that was taken. And by actually, I mean not actually.