Two Naked Cowboys, one Spanish-speaking SpongeBob, a headless Hello Kitty, and an ersatz version of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" all vie for attention on a teeming, muggy, late-summer Times Square afternoon. Unbeknownst to the masses, though, the coolest cartoon character of all is dining on s ... More >>
Introduced to New York by 19th century Eastern European immigrants (the same folks who gave us pierogies, knishes, and kishka), pastrami is an easy contender for GMOAT (Greatest Meat Of All Time), and also one of the foodstuffs most synonymous with our fair city. Brined and coated in strong spices i ... More >>
Jeff Koons' monuments to vapidity are now on display at the Whitney.
Michael Quattlebaum Jr. takes rap beyond pronouns
Can marketing counterfeit versions of Sponge Bob Square Pants (actual cartoon at right) and Dora the Explorer filled with lead, other dangerous chemicals and choking hazards to children make you rich? Yes, boys and girls, it sure can. The feds reported today they seized a Porsche and a Lexus, alon ... More >>
This is from Page Six: Which prominent TV personality is about to come out with the help of public relations guru Howard Bragman, who has helped dozens of celebs announce their sexuality? The media blitz will begin next week. So, is it ...
Drawn and nickled and dimed
It's pretty much official, even if officials are still speaking "on condition of anonymity": Homeland Security will rid the nation of that coat of many colors we at Runnin' Scared like to call the Terror Alert Layered Quadrilateral Almost-Rainbow. All those pretty reds, oranges, yellows, blu ... More >>
Its the 106th annual New York Boat Show
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Pauladeen.comJust in time for Halloween, something scary.You may not have realized that carrots and apples were in desperate need of a spokesperson, but oh, they are. And not just any shill, but one who's given the world and its waistlines Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole and Deep-Fried Mac an ... More >>
Best Coast TumblrBobb, Bethany, and Snacks It's become increasingly impossible to mention Best Coast, the three-person vehicle for noise-pop Cali-queen Bethany Cosentino, without referencing her pet Snacks. That darn cat is on the cover of her debut full-length Crazy For You, nonchalantly poised am ... More >>
Die Antwoord Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday, July 25 Yo-landi Visser, one-half of the notorious internet phenom South African rap project Die Antwoord, has a thing for spanking her own gold, spandex-plated butt. Naturally, this is a distracting spectacle to see onstage at the Music Hall of Wil ... More >>
Remember a few months ago when a girl successfully delivered the Heimlich to a friend who was choking on gum in music class, and then said she'd learned it from watching SpongeBob? Well, it's happened again, people. An 8-year-old New Jersey boy helped save a 5-year-old neighbor from drowning ... More >>
Our sea sponge of the hourKids, tell your parents that cartoons do save lives, and they should stop pressuring you to use the Wii Fit and just let you sit and watch your G.D. shows, okay? We are so happy when what might have been a tragic tale ends with hugs all around and a life-affirming l ... More >>
Everyone worries about Halloween costumes that will make your little girl into a slut, but not enough people worry about costumes that will make children and adults look like fools. Herewith are the worst examples we have found so far, cautiously adding that there is no offense to taste and sense th ... More >>
President Obama came down on the credit card companies. They're still trying to hang the socialist and elitist raps on him, but they don't seem to be sticking. Mayor Bloomberg got mad as hell about the MTA fare hike -- but didn't bother to tell his friends in Albany. His "Puppets for Educational ... More >>
There's more to Earth Day than anti-Communist ravings and deposits on water bottles. Nick Cannon, actor-DJ-Mr. Mariah Carey, and Spongebob Squarepants, fresh from his Earth Day appearance on the Daily Show, are here to tell you that the Empire State Building will power down for 60 seconds tonight in ... More >>
The picture via our brethren at Runnin' Scared, who are pretty much the TMZ of photos like this one Today is Earth Day, and in her honor, we are apparently powering down the Empire State Building for an elegiac 60 seconds, a spectacle that cannot hope to compete with this photo--taken this morning, ... More >>
The way we see it, you can never have enough Nick Cannon and Spongebob Squarepants at the Empire State Building. Yeesh, that Craigslist Killer suspect is getting his laundry aired out: now they tell us he kept his victims' underwear, along with his gun (!), in a hollowed-out Gray's Anatomy. Also, ... More >>
Whee! Cotton Candy and Torture!
The Blair Horse Project
CREDIT Super Furry Animals Music Hall of Williamsburg Friday, January 25 From their preschoolish name to their goofy aesthetic (“pet sounds” in every possible meaning/iteration of the phrase) to the giant-ass Mighty Morphin Power Rangers helmet frontman Gruff Rhys dons during particularly poig ... More >>
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