Before I get to the meat of this post, I just wanted to encourage everyone in the New York area to head on down to my favorite eatery, Restaurant Florent in the meatpacking district. I previously wrote about the joys of this 24 hour French bistro, and am sad to report that they are now being forced to close. Yes, it is all about rising rents, a real slap in the face to this lively diner which was responsible for making the area a destination point in the first place. However, owner Florent Morellet is still keeping the atmosphere fun by celebrating the stages of loss: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. By all means, hurry down and try the haricots verts before the end of June, when this revered institution will be gone for good.
First up, thanks to Austin comic artist Ethan Persoff for sending me this ultra rare 1934 Tijuana Bible that just so happens to have repercussions today. Like most antiquities, it is decidedly NOT SAFE FOR WORK, and it may inspire you to have some very dirty thoughts during the upcoming Republican Convention.
For some equally disturbing videos featuring Andy Rooney and Spanish children's programming, join me after the jump.
The fine folks at URLesque compiled a rather exciting list of Traumatizingly Odd Kids TV Shows. This collection is nice because it eschews the obvious American memory trips (like Sid & Marty Krofft), and instead heads for international waters. Extra points for skipping Gimmie Gimmie Octopus (cause we've all seen that one by now), and instead digging into the deep to uncover, well, the likes of this (stay tuned until the 5 min mark for a not-to-be-missed musical number):
And finally, what do you get if you take only the first and last line from Andy Rooney's 60 Minutes monologues? Why, The Andy Rooney Game, which is kind of like listening to his usual octogenarian babble, only much funnier. Below is a sample, and you can see more on YouTube, or catch new clips live in NYC at Rififi's Totally JK comedy night.