Darren on the Train

Since we are on the subject of lookalikes, a couple of weeks ago I thought that I saw Darren Aronofsky on the train. It was on the BMT Brighton Line which is featured so prominently in Pi, and he got off at 7th avenue, which would make sense as well.

If I were to talk to Darren Aronofsky, I’d try to persuade him to film The Lady Who Sailed The Soul or Scanners Live in Vain. Rachel Weisz could totally be Helen America. That would have been awesome.


New York City is literally overrun with B and C-list celebrities. It seems they are the only ones who can still afford apartments in Manhattan.

I was having drinks with my co-workers across from Roundabout Theater. There was a bunch of D-list celebs in front of it, nobody I could recognize. And then my former co-worker and the owner of planetofthegeeks.com points and says – hey, I already bumped into one of Sex and the City actresses earlier this week, and there’s Sarah Jessica Parker. Now I need two more to finish the set. I snapped this photo right from our table, without getting up.

Having learned from the time when I missed Tara Reid’s boob escape, I was ready for a repeat, but no matter how much pressure Sarah Jessica put on her mammaries, they stayed in place. That fold looks painfull though. Also it looks like Matthew Broderick is growing one from his head, but I only had about 10 seconds before they entered the theater to take this picture.

Oh Yeah, That’s a Mystery

Reuters reports:
Japanese police have been scratching their heads in bewilderment over the country’s latest counterfeiting trend — fake bills that cost more to make than their face value.

“Police suspect a techno-maniac is involved,” the Asahi said.

The fake bills are made by replacing the middle strip of genuine notes with a color photocopy, and securing them with tape.

A Soviet detective would figure this out in a second – those people are using color copiers at work which cost them nothing. “Techno-maniac”. Hah. In Soviet times there were cases where people would pour out wine and soft drinks out of bottles stolen at work to get the deposit.