1. When the Nabob and his father typically gather together, the conversation sails into wildly bizarre and featherbrained areas. But our little talk yesterday means I know the answer to the Wonkette’s trivia question! It also yielded:
- Albert Brooks was born Albert Einstien
- Albert Brooks’ father was born Harry Einstien
- Albert Brooks’ father went by the name Parkyakarkus, was a famous comedic radio performer in the 30’s-40’s and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- Parkyakarkus died at the Friar Roast of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez moments after giving his speech. He collapsed on Milton Berle who, in all seriousness, asked if the there was a doctor in the house. The audience thought this part of the hilarious act.
LONDON (AP) - British police say tests show that a coat belonging to a pop singer was made from the skin of monkeys that may have been illegally imported.Yikes. Yikes.
The coat was seized this week from Pete Burns, a member of the group Dead or Alive and currently a contestant on the British reality T-V show "Celebrity Big Brother." They acted after complaints from the public, after Burns boasted that the coat was made from gorilla fur.
3. If you’re about, Galileo’s is doing their lunchtime grill next week.
The Galileo Grill will be open next Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th from 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pre-orders will be taken by phone only until 11:30 a.m. each day the grill is open and are to be picked up at the bar.Their email notification is touting their homemade ketchup, which is just about the grossest thing I can imagine, as any kind of ketchup is disgusting. But everything else I’ve ever eaten there was great.
They used to have the grill out front on the sidewalk but all the smoke caused the guy who runs the restaurant across the street to call the fire department. When the dispatcher asked the reason for the call he answered “spite.” So now you have to go get your chow inside, standing in line by the bar and staring at the fancy people as the try to eat. It’s just like eating at the Palm, only you get to be the real life poorly drawn caricature of Warner Wolfe or Fawn Hall.
And speaking of Galileo’s… One Friday night, I yelled at some bald headed guy to “move your fucking car!” when it was blocking traffic on 21st outside the restaurant.* As I glared and slowly drove by, Ari Fleischer casually handed his keys over to the valet. Turns out it was the day he told the President he was stepping down and he and his wife were out to dinner in celebration. His biography [BARGAIN PRICE!] makes no mention of it, but let’s hope it didn’t ruin his special night.