While Tina & Helen were out in Ohio for Rock on the Range, I took the weekend off and went up home to New Jersey to bum around the tri state area (NJ, NY & CT), see some friends, and visit my family (including my little brother). So enjoy pretty pictures of the Northeast and other random crap from along the way!
This is my little brother Garrett, he's 8, loves cartoons, and is wired like all kids to get up at 6AM. So he woke Brother up to hang before school
1st stop on the Shore trip on Friday was Wawa - a convience store that has everything you could want, open 24/7, and most important...COFFEE. Or "cawfee" - glorious isn't it??
Started the shore tour on LBI (Long Beach Island) at Barnegat Light (Ol' Barney as it's known to locals). This was a functioning lighthouse up to the 1940's - it's now a state park with some nice beaches and views.
Moving up the coast, we then came to Seaside Heights, with only about half of the boardwalk open for business. This is what's left of FunTown Pier
Now, the best part of the boardwalk for me is the amazing food - disco fries (fries with cheese and gravy), pizza, cheesesteaks, Italian saussage & peppers, etc. This is called a "Newark Hot Dog," avaiable from Bubba's on the boardwalk - fried Nathans hot dog, chunks of potato, peppers & onions, all inside a piece of pizza bread. Heart attack on a plate...all made by Bubba himself. Looks great, don't it?
After that, we stopped at the infamouse Shore Store (I had two females in tow with me, one of whom had never been to NJ and loved "Jersey Shore"). Being a local, I took no pictures wanting to get the hell out of there before Snooki or Jwoww showed up. But I did buy a shirt...gotta support local businesses!
After Seaside, we made our way up the Parkway to Asbury Park, home of the Stone Pony where Bruce & Southside Johnny got their start, and the Paramount theater on the boardwalk. The Paramount is being rehabbed - had alot of shows back in the day, and the building itself is goregous.
That ended Friday....Saturday was CT/NYC. Me & my travel companion met up with my friend Josh and headed to our favorite hole in the wall pizza joint in New Haven Conn - Sally's Apizza. Sally's has been open since 1938, and the decor (and jukebox) stopped sometime around the Nixon Administration. I love it - pictures of Sinatra, Dean Martin & JFK all hanging on the wood paneled walls. Cash only, only open a few days a week, and you better not piss off the waiter or you will be waiting a LOOOONG time for your pizza (think of the "Soup Nazi" in Seinfeld, but with black socks & shorts)
We waited outside, but it was so worth it for the 3 pies we had - pepperoni, eggplant parm, and CLAM. Yes...real clams on the pie (one on the right).
After making our way down the Conn Turnpike, we parked the car and took the subway up to Times Square. This is what you see on TV when the ball drops and Ryan Seacrest looks like a tool.
Thus endeth the trip...the rest of it was spent seeing friends and running around and doing muh not else of interest. Bonus shot of me in a wig (and not on a pole)
Now I'm thirsty....
Having been dumped a time or two, and done it myslef on occasion, I wish I had thought of a more creative way to do it rather than...y'know...face to face. But hey, live and learn! Here's the artice and some of my faves:
And one that speaks to me as a nerd....
It's a worst nightmare for anyone in radio or TV....the mic you thought was off is ON and you are swearing like a drunken sailor. To make things worse...it's your first day! Watch the awkward for this now suspended North Dakota TV anchor:
I have been fortunate to never have gotten caught at leaving the mic open...and that I've learned to always throw the mic off when I'm done. Oh...and for the 8 second delay!
Most of you know I live with 3 other people in a 5 bedroom house - it's pretty much "Animal House" without the kick ass jukebox playing "Louie Louie" and a Vette in the driveway. My one roommate has gotten better, and I've never left him a note - mostly due to lack of paper and writing utensils. But these people chose the passive agressive route, and left some great ones. Here are my faves...you can see the entire list here
Baseball is back, and today is a national holiday for members of Red Sox Nation like myslef - opening day at Fenway! And there is a bit of poetry that goes with it, written and recorded by Boston broadcaster Nick Mills.
Listen, enjoy, and Go Sox!
Stories like this seem to be popping up more and more...guy cheats on gf (or vice versa), scorned lover gets revenge by going off the deep end. And we get some cool pics of vandallisim! She spray painted the car, slashed the tires, and busted out the back window.
Story, if you want to read more: is here. Lesson? If you're gonna cheat, park your car in a secure garage...
Baseball is back...and so is Bob Costas! Never knew he had these skills....
I need to step up my game....
It's been two months since football season ended...and since hockey and basketball aren't my sports of choice (no offence, just not my thing), my TV has not been getting the usual amount of usage out of it.
That all ends today, as The Almighty Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees (aka..."The Evil Empire") in the Bronx. It's not opening day at Fenway yet, but I'm just happy to see the Sox playing again. One of best places on Earth for me is Fenway Park, and singing "Sweet Caroline" at the top of my lungs....so if you feel like annoying anyone around you, click play on the video below and scream "SO GOOD, SO GOOD!" at the top for your lungs.
Spring is here...with summer not far off. And the perfect soundrtack for rolling down the windows and hitting the beach is The Beach Boys....
.....but not this cut. "I Get Around" gets shredded....the leg slapping had me losing my s#it in the studio.
Here I thought my job was freakin awesome....
Baseball and football are my sports of choice....and I'm going thru withdrawls not having Brady & Co. on my TV set every week (plus...I don't hold out much hope for the Red Sox this year - just not feeling it). So anything that comes out in the offseason is a Godsend to me....even if it just a quick clip of Brady hitting the Easter bunny with a football on the head. Like this...
Ever wonder what some women look like underneath all that makeup they apply in the morning? I do...doubly so if they're in porn. Lucky for me, Melissa 'Makeup' Murphy , an award-winning make-up artist has revealed what porn stars really look like under all that war paint. Some look better than others - hell, a few I like WITHOUT all that crap on their face.
Here's an exaple and the full story - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2291621/The-face-porn--make-Adult-movie-stars-brave-camera-shiny-skin-pimples--incredible-transformations.html
I love the Internet - it allows me to see pure crazy and stupidity on demand 24/7 - no more waiting for "Americas Funniest Home Videos" when I have YouTube!
Friends of mine in high school loved to play this game with pocket knives whenever we were bored - still don't know how nobody got hurt.
Watch this and have a cheap laugh on me....
Not gonna lie...I'd do the same thing if I was out plowing for 22 hours. Hell, I think snow covered cars look cool - so long as it isn't mine. Lesson - if you are gonna be a dick, make sure to not film it and put it on YouTube.
I think I've found my next job if Tina ever fires my dumb ass...
The only Harlem Shake video you'll ever need to watch....
All I sent out was lame cards - but I still had a kick ass party!
If that's the case, we're all screwed. Case in point, this dumbass....
I love bacon....but not $235 worth of it. Pictured is the worlds most expensive bacon sandwich:
"The new sandwich, called "Bacon Bling", is made in England and costs $235!
The owner of Tangberrys café invented the sandwich. It includes eggs, watercress and a rare breed bacon. It also has black truffle spread, sliced truffles, edible gold dust, and saffron. The sandwich is also cooked in truffle oil."
I'll stick to Hickory Farms...
I hope my weekend turns out like hers.....
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Tubby is the class clown of Rock 105 – always looking to get a laugh with his irreverent style, and he doesn’t mind poking fun at himself to get it. He also loves to be out at concerts and station events – especially ones that involve FOOD! Quick witted with a sarcastic streak, Tubby is never at a loss for words….unless he’s eating something.