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  • @EricHBernstein

    A rare blend of intellectual and meathead; a Jew who can fix a carburetor; a man who listens to Jim Rome while eating salad. There is enough Murray's Pomade in my hair to suspend an anvil from the underside of a bridge and I take off my boots only immediately before bed.
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The Praying Mantis

First, let me say that I have submitted this post to the Colorado Patent Authority because, after I define it, the phrase “Praying Mantis” will be the title line of at least three top 50 rap songs, and will be used in no fewer than four Judd Apatow comedies, and I intend to get rich. … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate 2: Lost in Debate

Hello friends, Here I am with the second installment of my earth-shattering, wildly popular, critically acclaimed live blog of the 2012 Presidential debates. Before we begin, though, I want to share  one thought and one prediction for tonight’s debate. Updates are in italics. Disclaimer: In judging the merits of the points made in this debate, … Continue reading

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Live Blogging the Presidential Debate

It is 6:46 PM. I am set up in the kitchen at work with my laptop, my trusty research assistant, Beau, and the debate on the flat screen. I am going to keep this as live as possible by hitting the “Update” button on my draft screen as I go. Here’s an example of what … Continue reading

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Breaking News: ‘Round Midnight Closed; Re-opening ‘Round Never.

NOTE:  Subsequent to posting, Real Boys Don’t Blog was able to recover corroborating evidence of the closure described below, in this post from ‘Round Midnight’s Facebook page.  We assume that 55 people do not “like” this, so much as they “liked” ‘Round Midnight, or appreciated the tender goodbye post.  Also, note the guy who commented … Continue reading

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Serving Man

A few months ago I was having breakfast with some friends and we stumbled on the topic of eating other people.  I got pretty interested in the topic of cannibalism – not so much the cultural or criminal aspects, but more the culinary side of it – and decided I would do some research and … Continue reading

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Classism and Bloomberg’s Beverage Ban

Last week, the media picked up NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to ban eateries from selling sugary soft drinks in single quantities larger than 16 ounces.  The soft drink ban is the Mayor’s latest battle in a war on unhealthiness that has included public smoking bans and compulsory calorie content postings on fast food menus. I … Continue reading

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What To Watch (Instantly)

How can I put this delicately?  Netflix sucks balls. Sophie, Jash, and I don’t have cable, (not because we are making some sort of statement, being frugal, or because we like to read, but because all of us are too lazy to walk one block to the Comcast store and pick up a free remote) … Continue reading

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State of the State of the Union

As per the directions of Article 2, Section 3, of the Constitution of the United States of America, tonight President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of Congress with regard to the state of the union.   For a solid summary of what truths the President may have exaggerated, I refer you to ABC. The … Continue reading

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Lessons from SOPA

Comments from the White House and several members of Congress suggest that SOPA and PIPA have lost steam and, if the vote scheduled for Thursday occurs at all, it will be watered-down, more precisely worded, legislation that is voted on.  So everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because free speech and democracy won out over … Continue reading

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Cast of the Jersey Shore

Hello, #JerseyShore, I’ve Missed You

I’ve been plotting a Jersey Shore post for a long time, but I haven’t had cable since moving in to The House of the Rising Sun in mid-August, so without my data samples, research was halted.  When I got word about the fifth season kicking off, I could no longer stand on the sidelines and … Continue reading

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