Tag Archives: NYC

Brock praises Mayor Bloomberg on large soda bans in NYC… *two thumbs up*

So Mayor Bloomberg made the surprising announcement that he is planning to put a ban on soft drinks that are more than 16 ounces, just in NYC only. They’re putting a ban on that in restaurants, fast food joints, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. Do I think it’s a good move? Absafuckinglutely!

Soda is evil. It’s not good for ya, and whether you like it or not, it is part of why obesity is a huge problem in America. Before I got into fitness & bodybuilding, I was pretty addicted to soda. Drank so much of it, and it does indeed make you fat. I had to give up soda completely. I haven’t touched any soda at all ever since I started bodybuilding.

Then of course, people on the internet are mad about this. They’re in facebook right now going, “Oh no, the gov’t is taking away our freedoms and rights. We should be able to drink all the soda we want to”. Boo Hoo… you know what? Mayor Bloomberg probably already knew that this move was going to upset a lot of people. Maybe that’s the whole point? It’ll teach people a lesson. Get them thinking first before drinking bad beverages or eating bad food, that they shouldn’t consume. Soda made me fat before I started bodybuilding.

Now that I gave up soda and most junk food, look at the change it got me. I am now more fit than ever before. I have muscle and decent visible abs. This is the goal that Mayor Bloomberg wants for everyone. He wants everyone to get healthy. Stop the junk food addiction and get fit, just like I did. Soda should be banned everywhere, not just NYC. Soda is poison.

Kev

 

Cool Video: Bono makes surprise appearance at “The Living Room” in NYC to perform with Glen Hansard…

Bono, the lead singer of U2, makes a rare and surprise public appearance at “The Living Room” music venue in NYC to perform, a song with Irish singer/songwriter, Glen Hansard. I believe Glen and Bono are pretty close friends, as they are both from, Ireland. Glen was in NYC last night to play an intimate acoustic show, and Bono just happened to be in town, so Glen invited Bono to sing a song with him.

Pretty cool performance, and this proves that Bono can really sing too.

Kev

BREAKING NEWS: Gavin Degraw attacked in streets of NYC…

Singer/songwriter Gavin Degraw was rushed to a hospital after he was brutally beaten in the streets of NYC late on a Sunday night. Gavin lives in NYC and he’s currently on tour with Maroon 5 with his next show scheduled to be at SPAC in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this coming Tuesday. Nobody knows how badly he was beaten or why they attacked him.

TMZ, reports.

No matter what you all think of the guy or his music, he’s still a human being. He’s an innocent man who didn’t deserve this. My bet that he was mugged. Maybe the attackers were trying to take his money or whatever valuables he has on him.

Never walk the streets of major cities alone, folks. Especially late at night where there’s a good chance, you’re gonna get mugged.

It’s sad what’s happening with celebrities lately. A lot of celebrities are getting beatings, they even get stalkers by obsessed fans, etc. I’ve been saying for a long time now in this blog, that fame is a dangerous world. It’s true if you think about it.

Kev

 

Thought: About “Spiderman” in Broadway, accidents and injuries controversy…

Yes, I’ve been following it. How the Spiderman shows in NYC are having too many accidents and injuries. The shows sets and stunts have gone wrong, that actors are getting injured. Want to know what my thoughts on this? I know y’all don’t wanna hear this, but it needs to be said. Here’s the deal…

When I heard that Julie Taymour is going to do a “Spiderman” Broadway show in NYC, I said to myself, “Is she kidding me? How the hell is she going to pull this off?” The thing is, bringing comic book super heroes to the theater stage would be very difficult to do. It’ll take a lot of professional stunts and crazy effects that would be impossible to bring to the live stage. If anything, I think the crew behind this broadway show hired the shittiest stunt men for the show.

Bringing Super hero movies to the big screen in the movies is appropriate because that’s much easier to do, but doing it for Broadway theatre would be very dangerous. If they were serious about this, “Spiderman” musical, they would take their time to rehearse their stunts, so it can be for their own safety. It seems to me that the actors doing their own stunts weren’t professionally trained.

They should just cancel the whole thing for good. They would never successfully have a good Spiderman show, ’cause they will keep getting more injuries if they keep at it.

Kev

Report: HBO to air Pee Wee Herman Broadway show live on Jan. 2nd!!!

Are you just dying to see Pee Wee Herman, live in Broadway, but you aren’t able to get tickets and can’t go? Not too worry! HBO just scored a deal to air the Pee Wee’s Playhouse Broadway show live on Jan. 2nd. Be sure to mark your calendars and get your DVR’s ready. I’m definitely watching this!

Deadline, reports.

As the article said, it was HBO that helped make the debut of Pee Wee Herman, 30 years ago. That was long before Paul Reubens fame and fortune. He was an unknown back then. Then Tim Burton got him for “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”.

Kev

 

Report: Kevin Bacon mugged in a NYC Subway station…

Actor and musician, Kevin Bacon, was in a NY city subway station, while waiting for his train to show up, he was fooling around with his Blackberry. A thief walked by and snatched the Blackberry out of his hand, and ran off. Bacon tried to chase after him to get his Blackberry back, turns out the thief is a faster runner than Bacon is.

TMZ reports:

http://www.tmz.com/2009/05/24/bacon-stripped-actor-robbed-on-ny-subway/

In Hollywood movies, Bacon is able to hunt down criminals, but he isn’t able to do that in real life.

The comments in TMZ are wondering, why he used a Subway train to get where he needed to go in NYC when he has tons of money to go around in a limo or a taxi?

My guess is that Kevin doesn’t see himself as a celebrity. He sees himself as a guy doing work for film which he makes a living off of, but he doesn’t see himself as a famous person.

He’s not that type of guy where he has bodygaurds, hides in limos with dark windows, etc. He wants to be part of the normal, every day world type, if you know what I mean. That’s probably why he is easy to notice out in public in NYC.

In other words, he wants to be a real person. He’s not that ego celebrity type where they can’t be seen by the public.

Kev

Thought: The pilot is no hero of the Flight 1549 Hudson River crash in NYC, the survivors on the plane are…

While I find the Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River in NYC and everyone survived to be an amazing story, I find it laughable that they made the pilot a hero of this whole thing.

The way I look at it, the 155 people that survived are the real heros, they had chosen to survive and to go through with this thing in the freezing cold, they are the brave ones.

I would think Captain Sullenberger himself would agree on that one. All pilots job is to keep passengers safe and alive, that’s what they are payed to do when flying a plane. His only goal was to land safely so he had no choice but to land in the river, it’s the passengers that did their best to survive the whole thing, not the Captain’s. Shame on the media for calling the pilot a hero, and not the survivors, just a sick ploy to get more ratings for their TV news shows.

Kev