Ben Stiller not coming Friday for Elliot Auerbach's fundraiser starring Ben Stiller
So I'm on Facebook, (working, seriously!) and I run into this:
BEN STILLER AND ELLIOTT AUERBACH AT THE ROSENDALE THEATER ON FRIDAY (emphasis mine)
So immediately I go into berzerker mode trying to figure out how this happened and how Stiller was booked and all that.
So I clicked on "see more" ...and what I see is that the event is a screening of the movie "Greenberg" starring Ben Stiller.
For this event's headline, I declare an EPIC FAIL!
Those who attend the event thinking Stiller will be there will have to console themselves with cheese and wine and Auerbach.
I really hope his jokes are good.
Anyway, here are the details from the post:
BEN STILLER AND ELLIOTT AUERBACH AT THE ROSENDALE THEATER ON FRIDAY Friends of Elliott Auerbach, The Rosendale Theater in conjunction with the Rosendale Democratic Committee is having a fundraiser for Elliott Auerbach, candidate for re-election to the post of Ulster County Comptroller. Time is 7pm ...with a complimentary wine and cheese party,immediately following the movie. The reception will be held right next to the theater at Canaltown Alley. Suggested donation is $20.00. The movie is GREENBERG, starring Ben Stiller. Come on out, see a movie, and meet and talk to Elliott at thereception. For questions, please call Judy Hakam at 255-4166 or e-mailJudy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University's Jen McCreight's mini (or mega) cause, "Boobquake" took off on Monday and the results are in.
McCreight tested Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's claim that “Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity, and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes" (emphasis mine, as if it needs it).
So McCreight tested the hyphotesis, if you can even call it that.
The event on Facebook gathered more than 200,000 confirmed guests, many of whom were men (with manboobs?).
At the end, it turns out boobs do not cause earthquakes. Here's a sexy image with proof.
So I contacted Facebook to find out what had happened with Martha Frankel's link. (See the twoposts past naked Obama). After getting an automatic reply. I received this other automatic reply the following day:
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At 1/6th the scale, the figure has over 38 points of articulation that allows you to pose Obama as you wish. Suitable for fabric costumes at the 1/6th scale and comes with 2 pairs of hands, 2 heads and fantastic details on his facial expression. Measures 30 cm (11.8 inches) in height.
I spoke to 'Brazilian Sexy' author and West Shokan resident Martha Frankelon a thing called "the telephone" tonight, to talk about her "abusive" Facebook link. (see post below)
Here's her take:
At around 5:30 p.m. today, Frankel re-posted a link to her story on her Facebook account:
When she clicked on it, she said she was taken "to a page I've never seen before."
Instead of going to the Freeman story, Frankel said she received a message that said that Facebook users had reported the posting as "abusive."
For the three of you who don't quite understand Facebook yet, it is important to note that only her Facebook "friends" can see her posts (full disclosure: I became her "friend" today) and only they could have reported her (full disclosure: I wasn't me).
But she said she has more than 3,000 friends (which means I'm not special) because she uses Facebook for publicity. She said the social network is "a great tool" and that because of the abuse report, she was "angry, crazy and scared."
Frankel said that there are really some offensive groups and posts on Facebook, but that, "Me kidding that I'm naked on my home newspaper gets me banned?
"I sort-of push the limits sometimes. But it's only language," Frankel said.
She called her husband and car-collector of the year/sculptor/Artists Soapbox Derby judge/person Steve Heller to access her Facebook account at around 7:30 p.m., after I told her that the link worked in my profile.
On hers, she said the message about abusive content remained.
And then, all of a sudden - on the third try - the link worked.
I've contacted Facebook (I'll buy you a beer if you can find their tech support e-mail in less than 30 minutes) and it says it will get back to me soon.
The fact that we put "video" with the story? (video of the interview, you perv!)
The very fact that Facebook is censoring items without checking them is troublesome, because it could potentially mean that if I don't like you, I could complain and ban your ugly face from posting Mob Wars accomplishments on my News Feed.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. So, Martha, link to this post, and people will get your story.
And Facebook, ST(expletive)U.
UPDATE:Frankel, "Figured a way around the uptight facebook censors." She added. "Buck them." But she didn't say "buck."
UPDATE 2: Frankel reports (on Facebook): "Phew. Facebook took me off the banned list. They now don't care that I was naked on the cover of my local paper."
Here's some reaction of the episode, via Facebook:
Poughkeepsie hip-hop and R&B artist Theory will debut his new music video for his song "We'll Be Alright" next week.
Directed by director Jarek Zabczynski, the video will be the first film project shot on the Walkway Over the Hudson Railroad Bridge between Poughkeepsie and Highland. Other locations include New Paltz and Kingston.
The premiere celebration will take place at Shadows on the Hudson, 176 Rinaldi Boulevard in Poughkeepsie, on April 30 at 10 p.m. Casual attire with a futuristic theme is encouraged. Admission is free.
“The Hitler Meme” or “Hitler finds out” is a video meme involving the addition of new subititles (sic) to the dramatic scene of Hitler’s final meltdown from the German movie Downfall directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. The subtitles are often anachronistically altered with humerous (sic, geez!) English subtitles surrounding current events.
From the NYTimes: “Fire up YouTube. There you can see the Hitler figure erupt in frustration over his Xbox. He flips out because his friends aren’t going to Burning Man. And, recently, he loses it because Sarah Palin isn’t working out as a running mate. Something in the spectacle of an autocrat falling to pieces evidently has widespread appeal.”
That very Xbox parody got the ax already.
The most popular ones as of April 13, according to BBC News:
* Hitler gets banned from Xbox Live: 4,260,975 * Hitler finds out Kanye West Disses Taylor Swift: 1,067,024 * Usain Bolt Breaks 100m World Record: 1,096,241 * Ronaldo leaves Utd: 1,439,671 * Hitler Finds Out Sarah Palin Resigns: 497,903