Magic Jewball

all signs point to no


Do I know how to say thank you or what?

Filed under : Famous People,Meta/Blognews
On May 9, 2006
At 3:18 pm
Comments : 30

Shocking, isn’t it? But I post this in tribute to my anonymous designer who put together the logo you now see in the header. This excruciating gesture on my part, I hope, will adequately show my gratitude. It was my design but the execution was all his. This is not to say he isn’t good at design, however. Witness the below, which cracked me up completely every time I thought of it for several days.



Rock on, anonymous designer, rock on.


To follow up, I assume everyone knows that David Blaine did not break the world’s record for underwater breath-holding, a humanity changing feat of strength. Oh, my schadenfreude knows no bounds. I shut off my Law & Order Season 2 DVD long enough to watch the last 20 minutes of the show and I think the thing that amazed me the most was this. The camera panned to a boyish-looking dude in the crowd who the announcer informed us was the brother of David Blaine. He had graduated NYU the previous day, just steps away in, I presume, Alice Tully Hall. He looked concerned and chagrined. I naturally assumed his thoughts were these:

I can’t believe you do one stunt a year and you couldn’t even arrange it around my college graduation. I mean, it was right here, putz. Couldn’t you have rolled over, hamster-ball style, and seen me enter the real world?

But, such is the life of a world class pseudo-magician’s brother.

In other news, should you share my love of New Order, or if my Confusion video and incessant blather have piqued your interest, please do check out the article about them on It was such a pleasant surprise; it seemed apropos of absolutely nothing. They even highlighted my favorite moment of any New Order song, Bernard Sumner cracking up at his own ridiculous lyrics. If their snippet isn’t enough for you, check out the entire song below.


New Order – Every Little Counts


30 Comments for this post

  1. Sox lovah says:

    That is the best-looking-est, most well-behaved, fun-loving puppy I have ever seen …

  2. Jan says:

    Where did my comment go? It was funny. At least, I thought it was funny. Perhaps blogspot disagreed.

    Bailey says thanks for making him famous.

    I don’t know what Anonymous Cat says.

  3. Becca says:

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  4. Jan says:

    If he’s like this about our dog, can you imagine how braggity he’s going to be about the kid?

  5. Becca says:

    Oh, I messed up mine too. What I meant to say was:

    I should really introduce you two to each other.

  6. Becca says:

    Are you kidding? I’m looking forward to the dog & kid on a boat picture!

  7. Jan says:

    We’ll have to go back to Venice to get the pic right. You buying?

  8. Becca says:

    Well, sure, but only for the dog and the baby.

  9. Jane says:


    (The new Jewball logo, not the Red Sox logo.)

    Bailey and Wrecks need to have a playdate.

  10. Becca says:

    Finally, a Yankee fan. I was beginning to feel so lonely, like Johnny Damon’s shorn hair lying on the floor of an exclusive salon.

    And thanks!

  11. penguindeb says:

    Bec- i thought the same thing re: his brother’s graduation (ahem- not that I watched or anything). And I must say, while i hardly comment here as I am neither as eloquent or witty as those who post here, I read your blog with pleasure quite often. You are a great writer!
    Go Yankees!

  12. Becca says:

    Come on, anyone who uses a word like “eloquent”, or even “the,” is good enough for my blog.

    Thanks a ton, Deb, and may my logo-posting not jinx this week’s series!

  13. penguindeb says:

    Well. Now i will know who to blame if they lose! :p
    I found the “Yankee fan” sports bar i htink around here so I am dying to go for one of these games but they are so early here! Doh!

  14. Becca says:

    I remember when I was out in LA and the hockey game started at 4:30 in the afternoon. WTF? How am I supposed to watch that?

    But hey, good excuse to start drinking early.

  15. Jane says:

    I see a lot of hockey, and my general rule of thumb is to start drinking about 6 hours before the game. Noon games are tough, but those weeknight ones are going to get me fired.

  16. Becca says:

    Why stop at six? I say, start a full 24 hours beforehand.

    On another tip: 14-3, I’m thinking that logo wasn’t a good idea after all.

  17. Kay says:

    I thought I was in the wrong place. What a game last night, eh?

  18. Becca says:

    Game? There was a game last night? No, see, I fell asleep early and had a really horrible three hour nightmare.

  19. steph says:

    That logo is truly fantabulous!

    And I think the Yankees are spending way too much time with the Orioles.

  20. Jan says:

    Could you leave the Sox logo up all summer, Bec?

    Seemed to work wonders last night :>

  21. Becca says:

    Steph, I think the Yanks are spending too much time with their paychecks.

    Dear Jan-


  22. Alex526 says:

    No, no, Bec. I think I’m with Jan on the Red Sox logo question. And so is Terry Francona. Randy Johnson, not so much.

  23. Becca says:

    You take that back! Randy Johnson almost cried yesterday! He had to dry his tears with hundred dollar bills.

  24. penguindeb says:

    that was barely a game! and poor Melky Cabrera getting reamed for his error. Like 14 runs are his fault!


  25. Becca says:

    No, just two of them.

    Don’t worry, my newest post will replace this, prolly tonight.

    People who still want to rub it for luck can always look in the archive.

  26. Soxy says:

    A real Sox fan would never put a Yankees logo on her blog. No matter how cool her new blog logo is.

    But, that’s why Sox fans are far superior to Yankees fans. Just like the Sox are far better than the Yankees.

    Boy, how I wish we had signed ARod {snortle}.

  27. Becca says:

    I guess so because A-Rod just homered against Schilling.

    Anyhoo, yes, Yankee fans value friendship over games. But I suppose we’re just different like that.

  28. Soxy says:

    I guess I’d better shut my mouth. Especially if I even want to be reader of the month…

  29. Becca says:

    Oh, you know I love you, Soxy. But if the Sox win the World Series you will NOT be Reader of the Month for October.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Go Yanks!! Woohoo!

    Hugs and Kisses, Mrs. Giambi

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