Friday, March 30, 2007

The Namesake

This trailer does not do justice to this beautiful and moving film based on fantastic book. If it's in your town, go see it this weekend. This is the best movie I've seen in a very long time but I confess I'm a sucker for Mira Nair.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Who wore it better? At least I wore it first.

nycbabylon on New Year's Eve?

Or Paris Hilton last weekend at Teddy's?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Madonna for H&M

As most of my good friends know, I'm a sucker for both Madonna and for H&M. So, when I found out that Madonna was launching her own line for the Swedish department store, I was sure to get my ass over there to check it out. So, despite tepid reviews, I found some good solid pieces. I bought three dresses and a cashmere wrap sweater. With my new shoes from te casan, I'm ready for spring!

My Bentley

As I was on my way home from Gourmet Garage where I purchased some tulips and produce, I noticed a huge-ass Bentley parked in front of my house. I had grocery bags so I paused to get my house keys out when I was stopped by a group of tourists and vagrants asking me if it was my car. Then one man from the midwest said, "It sure looks like it could be your car." And I said, "No, that's not my car," and someone else said, "You sure look like a celebrity and you're getting your keys out. I know that's your car." I had to convince them that I was not a celeb and also that I was not the owner of the Bentley but that I was flattered that I look so rich. I don't know who they thought I was but if you want to look like someone who could roll in a Bentley, adopt the following look. I am wearing Levi's, a white cotton dotted swiss H&M blouse, hand knit sweater from Anthropologie, bronze Unisa flats and my down fur-collar vest. My hair was back in a half-assed bun and I was wearing my prescription Ray Ban aviators. I was also carrying my red beat up Marc Jacobs purse. I'm also very blonde and tan from my Aruba trip so I was not wearing any makeup. I need to go on vacation more often.

Back from Paradise

I'm back from a fabulous vacation in Aruba. I don't care what you hipsters say, Aruba is fun, relaxing and full of lizards and birds. I spent 7 nights with the Patrick sisters at the Mill Resorts and Suites located on Palm Beach. During our vacation, we celebrated both St. Patrick's Day and Aruba Day! Other highlights included snorkeling, tubing, dancing, and frying ourselves on the beach. I'm so relaxed, I am not even mad at MJ Cat for taking up with Pilobolus.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

why i miss my Rachel
by Max, the cat...

* She buys me stuff even when it's not founder's day.

* She makes me laugh, even though cats don't really laugh.

* She lets me sleep on the Time-Warner Cable box.

* She smells nice and she also hates mayo.

* She isn't the cat sitter.

* She has good taste in cats.

Hurry back!


- Max, the Cat
Guest Blogger

Monday, March 19, 2007

total recall

New Yorkers got the shock of their lives a few weeks ago with rat infested Kentaco Bells.

Now my fellow cats and dogs get the shock that several brands of canned food have been recalled due to some corporate rats known as Menu Foods.

Please click on the cats and dogs above for more information on the recall and have your pets checked just in case.

On another note, I would like to call for a recall of Greenies Cat Treats. They taste like ass.


- Max, the Cat
Guest Blogger

Sunday, March 18, 2007

all you have to do is dream

Dear Rachel:

Do not be alarmed if my availability in the apartment changes in the upcoming months.

I have joined the Pilobolus Dance Theatre, and my new schedule is very demanding.

I know how much this may come as a disappointment to you, but I hope that you will please be understanding of my inner desires.

It was joining this or the Hollywood Film Chorale Sound Effects Choir, and all I can do is meow.

All the best,

Max, the cat

PS - My official publicity photo...

Saturday, March 17, 2007

lone pussy

I've been calling my old friends Thor and Heather all weekend in an effort to hit the town, especially last night with St. Patty's Day giving me a good excuse to drink green beer, yet my calls went unreturned.

Wouldn't you know, their "platonic" relationship has progressed.

I called this years ago. Please, you could have cut that sexual tension with a cat toe nail clipper.

I hate these so-called married poser cats trying to assimilate into human status quo. I am proud to be a bachelor cat, and Rachel's the only woman for me.

Still I can't help feeling like I'm stuck in some bad sitcom where I'm the single cat.


- Max, the Cat
Guest Blogger

Friday, March 16, 2007

what's warm about global warming?

Today, this cat's stayin' indoors.

While my owner gallivants all over the tropics, I get stuck in Category 6: Day of Destruction.

Lucky for me Lifetime Television for Women, gay men, and cats is showing hour long blocks of Golden Girls, Reba, and Still Standing. I'm not quite sure what that last show is, but I'm a sucker for fat guy/skinny wife shows.


Max, the cat
Guest Blogger

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm gonna fix that rat
that's what I'm gonna do

With my owner out of the house, it's the purrfect time for this cat to hit the town.

I am spending most of the day watching my soaps, but I did manage to wake up early for a delicious rat-snack at the Kentaco Bell recently closed on West 4th Street.

Okay, I lie. The doors were closed, and thanks to the board of health, not a rat could be found.

Off to Marc Jacobs later this afternoon for a new collar. More to blog tomorrow.


- Max, the Cat
Guest Blogger

Catblogging by MJ Cat

I'm off to Aruba so MJ Cat will be catblogging again while I'm away. Last year, he was out of control when I was on my vacation. He stole cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, tried on clothes at Marc Jacobs, went to a Tribeca Foam Party and made the cover of Cat Fancy. I'm curious what adventures he'll have this year. Will he break into the Waverly Inn with Ms. Chat? Will he go to Bungalow 8 with Lohan? Will he shave off all his fur like Britney? I can't wait to see what he's up to this year!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

West Village Celebfest!

The celebs are out in full force this week. Tonight, I passed by Rhea Perlman and her daughter walking down Cornelia Street. In other news, I'm headed on vacation in 24 hours! MJ Cat will be catblogging while I'm away.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cumming: The Fragrance

Yes, Alan Cumming also has his own fragrance and here is the commercial.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Miss Chat Celebrity Dog

Miss Chat was walking down Waverly smoking a Virginia Slim when she stopped by Graydon Carter and Fran Lebowitz in front of hip Waverly Inn. She sniffed her way right up to the door and her person WLS said, "Chat, you don't have the proper credentials to get in," but Graydon replied, "Yes she does." So, Chat entered the exclusive Waverly Inn for a dirty martini and was immediately accosted and petted by Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Chat has become our ticket to the celebrity inner circle. And to think, she was picked up from a trailer park in Havre de Grace.

Celebrity Stalking

This is a photo of Sarah Jessica Parker's ass along with her son James. I encountered them on Saturday in the West Village. Later James got on his bike and almost ran me over and SJP told him to say "Excuse me." Some tourist then tried to accost SJP as she was crossing 6th Avenue but SJP was trying to keep her son from getting run over. And then I noticed that SJP was wearing the scent "Skin" by Bonnie Bell so I asked her, "Are you wearing Skin?" And then she replied, "You have a good nose. I either wear that or my own scent," which I thought was funny because she just assumed I knew who she was or perhaps I just thought that every woman has her own line of perfume. Then, we parted ways.
This is a crappy celeb photo but I was trying to be discreet.

Where are you From?

Someone was making fun of the way I pronounce the word "box office" so I decided to take this quiz.

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Free to Be?

Beware of the Blog reminded me today that It's Alright to Cry courtesy of Rosie Grier from the 1974 classic Free To Be You and Me. As I watched this on You Tube, I realized that Free to Be You and Me can perhaps be the root of many of my current psychological conflicts. Free to Be was big in the Babylon house in the 70s. We had the book, sang the songs and often watched the TV show as film while at camp or even at Sunday School and I took it all to heart. I really believed that when I grew up, I might be pretty or tall, but I wouldn't have to change at all. I believed that ladies don't always have to their feminine ways to come out ahead and that I could have success in any career I dreamed. I learned it's OK for William to have a doll and I made many gay male friends. I learned that parents are basically just totally fucked up people with children.

I've always felt free to be just me. Now, however, as I'm a woman working in the corporate world, I'm not sure that all of Marlo's lessons hold true. In today's age, crying at work gets you classified as "depressed" or "emotional," using the same aggressive tactics as a man gets you classified as a "bitch," hanging out with your gay boyfriends gets you classified as a "hag" and don't even get me started on what happened to poor Michael Jackson when he grew up acting freely. I'm just not so sure we are all so free to be you and me anymore. I'm just not sure who in the hell we are supposed to be? Marlo?

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


I want to confess. I'm addicted to my Tweezermans. I am obsessed with any stray hair anywhere on my body. So, as you can imagine, growing out my eyebrows is going to be a difficult challenge. I was told last week that my eyebrows are "too thin" so I am now undergoing a project where I WILL NOT TWEEZE my brows for one month. My brows, however, are not that thin and without proper care, I'll be Brooke Shields in a few days. BUT I AM NOT GOING TO TOUCH MY BROWS WITH TWEEZERS! if you see me, don't look through my bangs at my hair brows. I will be seen my an A-list eyebrow expert who will shape my brows in movie star style. Wish me luck.


It's fucking below zero and I can't wait until next week when I'm in the Caribbean away from all the pressure of the United States! Things I won't miss while I'm with the real fish:
1. Small fish struggling in big ponds.
2. Confused men from the Pacific side.
3. The Druskin initiative.
4. Fake tans.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Big Black Hole Tuesday

It's been a while since I've been in the Big Black Hole, but with Mercury in retrograde, I again have many unanswered questions?
1. What does he want from me?
2. Whose idea was it to have Pilobolus on the Oscars?
3. What is going on with the Druskin plan?
4. Where were Britney's handlers?
5. Why does MJ Cat want to bite me in the middle of the night?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Save the Date!

Todd and I aka Beware of the Babylon aka DJ Babylon and DJ BWare
are DJing on March 31st! Be there!
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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Widgets are the New Podcasts!

To replace my flickr widget, I will be posting my new widget. This is one fucking cool widget! I was actually in a meeting today where some financial type was talking about widgets although I think he was just throwing around a buzzword.