Tonight at S.O.B.'s, one of Harlem's favorite sons, Cam'ron, takes the stage to remind us all why, for almost two decades, he's been one of hip-hop's most endearing personalities. But along with all of his quotable verses and unforgettable Cam-isms on record, he's given us some moments in front of t ... More >>
Best known as the balls behind Brooklyn's infamous after hours party The Shank, Lou Galluch (a.k.a. Bury Me In Brooklyn) may have flown a tad too close to the sun with his New Year's Eve plans this year. Rather than throw one of his usual $10 dirty warehouse after hours jams, he thought big: who wou ... More >>
Very few things have remained the same since 1984. The highest grossing movie that year was Beverly Hills Cop; now, we have The Hunger Games. Michael Jackson's Thriller ruled the airwaves; 28 years later, Adele's 21 hasn't budged from Billboard's top spot. And who had heard of the Internet yet ... More >>
2012 MATA Festival Roulette Friday, April 20 Better than: Figuring out how to play the Koyaanisqatsi German Blu-ray on an American TV. Between Charles de Gaulle interpreted by a coloratura soprano, a Deliverance-style duel pitting a player piano against a live pianist, and a 13-piece chamber suite ... More >>
Darrell Hammond can impersonate you
Watch out, Mr. Mayor! The United Federation of Teachers is launching an ad campaign today that attacks Mike Bloomberg -- who has loudly criticized the union at a handful of public appearances this year. At his State of the City speech earlier this month, the mayor went after the UFT for insisting on ... More >>
Warner Brothers has purchased an alternate history screenplay written by a two-time Jeopardy! champion, which came to their attention when it went viral on the social news site Reddit. (That was the nerdiest lede of all time.) The script, Rome, Sweet Rome, is a product of this thread, which p ... More >>
Thanks to Voice pal Mr. Eddie Huang , we came across the above clip of some Jeopardy! contestants who have apparently never seen the video for "Killa Cam." When supplied with the answer "Rapper Cam'ron had a pink one of these alliterative super-SUV's, but sold it as it got too much attention," the ... More >>
While the coming new sports site, The Classical, feels to us an awful lot like what people hoped Grantland would be, the writers involved tell the Voice they see it as more like a sports version of the Awl. Either way, sports are one of the topics that eat up a lot of time but remain immune t ... More >>
To mark the 1st anniversary of President Barack Obama's health care reform, Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York's 9th congressional district is taking questions on the popular social news site Reddit. The "IAmA" section, which has been home to people dying (but actually lying) and Jeopardy! champ ... More >>
Its only a matter of time . . .
"I am a 74-time Jeopardy! champion, Ken Jennings. I will not be answering in the form of a question," someone wrote in the IAmA section of social news website and discussion board Reddit yesterday afternoon under the username WatsonsBitch. It turns out, via proof on his blog, that it was inde ... More >>
via NY PostIf you thought Watson (the Jeopardy computer) was going to rule our puny human asses alone, now Watson has his minions. The Pentagon has just developed a robotic hummingbird designed for spying called the Nano Hummingbird. The New York Post has the specifics on the spybots: "the Na ... More >>
So Watson, the ubersmart computer, beat the competition by a long shot last night on Jeopardy! and now ZDNet brings news of a technology that is set to revolutionize the home kitchen. Intel is working to create kitchen counters with built-in touch screens that essentially instruct how to cook and o ... More >>
Now's Your Chance -- Kill It, Trebek!Last night, a computer beat two Jeopardy champions at their own game. Watson, the computer, is an IBM project designed to understand the nuances of human language, from playful puns to double entendres. Here's some nuanced language for it to understand: We ... More >>
Everybody's favorite New York reader-of-the-papers, NY1's Pat Kiernan, has a new gig. Not to worry, he'll still be reading the papers for you in the morning, but he'll be moonlighting in the trivia business. If you follow Pat, you know he has a fondness for pop culture: He features a daily tr ... More >>
"Vanna White came into the green room in sweats, without any make-up, eating a piece of cake, and asked if anyone thought it was fair Brandy was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars while Bristol Palin remained." Phil and the Osophers' Kevin Estrada on Wheel! Of! Fortoooouuuune! Around these par ... More >>
The marathon debating team of five Democratic candidates for Attorney General met again last night and if they are maybe running out of steam somewhat after seven straight matches who can blame them? Kathleen Rice, the Nassau County D.A. who is leading both polls and fundraising, gave the ev ... More >>
One of Obama's aides has apparently come down with a SSF (suspected swine flu). After accompanying the President on his recent Mexican trip, the unnamed aide exhibited flu-like symptoms -- though he has recovered since -- and passed the illness on to his family members, who are being tested for the ... More >>
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