Monday, February 27, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Source: Cheney was Drunk

Our Friend, Doug Thompson over at Capitol Hill Blue reports today that Vice President Dick Cheney was infact drunk when he shot Texas lawyer Harry Whittington.

"...Cheney exhibited "visible signs" of impairment, including slurred speech and erratic actions, the report said.

According to those who have read the report and talked with others present at the outing, Cheney was drunk when he gunned down his friend and the day-and-a-half delay in allowing Texas law enforcement officials on the ranch where the shooting occurred gave all members of the hunting party time to sober up.

"This was a South Texas hunt," says one White House aide. "Of course there was drinking. There's always drinking. Lots of it."'


Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Sasha Cohen of the U.S. edged past figure skating world champion Irina SLUTSKAYA to top the women's short program at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.



Friday, February 17, 2006

Apparently, Old News...

This morning on Q104, DJ Jim Kerr announced that recent research found that Beer bellies are in fact not caused by beer! Great news, yes? But late-breaking? no. After a little Urbana research time, I found the original article on which the radio broadcast was based. The Beer Belly Myth was published in late September of 2003! News is just traveling a bit to fast these days. But thanks to some bright researchers in the Czech Republic (go go pilser urquell) we can blame our spare tires on other enemies, like bagels.

Here's a clip from the article...

The researchers found that when corrected for factors such as smoking, there was no significant link between beer drinking and a beer belly — and women who drank beer tended to weigh less, rather than more, than those who did not.

"It is unlikely that beer intake is associated with a largely increased waist-hip ratio or body mass index," the researches wrote in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. "The association between beer and obesity, if it exists, is probably weak."

No worries little kitty, that gut is probably due to your poor life style choices such as diet and excersise and probably has nothing to do with that cold, crisp tecate. Cheers.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wishbone movie

We've gotta keep up with the new technology and trends. Here's our first video link.

Dick Cheney v. "Wedding Crashers" - Life Imitating Art

This past Wednesday (February 15), Vice President Dick Cheney finally admitted that he shot a friend while hunting over the weekend. The media's got its panties all up in a bunch over the fact that he waited over 72 hours to go public with this announcement. But what REALLY interests me about this whole debacle is how the same exact thing happened to Vince Vaughn's character in the hysterical summer blockbuster, "Wedding Crashers."

Vaughn's character was even hit with the same type of bullet! You know, the kind that you hunt birds with - it's basically just a little packet of gunpowder that explodes into hundreds of bits when you fire it in order to more easily target a flying bird. In "Wedding Crashers," this type of bullet hit Vaughn in the rear ...with hilarious results! With Cheney, however, the hilarity is not so great - his friend was said to be hit with anywhere from 5 but less than 200 bits of gun powder, one which lodged into his heart but thankfully was not fatal.

Methinks Cheney has watched this movie too many times. I always suspected the Bush administration was a Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson fan, but come ON boys... What's next, an "Old School" imitation?! Taco Belle certainly hopes so.

For more info on this late-breaking news, click here

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

KISSING TIGERS - Part One Of "Bands T. Belle Has Funny Stories About"

Where have the music reviews gone? Welllll... Taco Belle has been busy getting married, entertaining her visiting boyfriend and propositioning Orudis KT and Urbana into being her lesbian lovas. BUT NOW SHE'S ALL BUSINESS.

To get back into the spirit of music blogging, I (yes it's first person narrative time) thought it would be amusing to write about bands that are a) talented, and b) good friends of mine. First up - KISSING TIGERS!

Hailing from Santa Barbara, San Diego and Los Angeles (respectively), Kissing Tigers is a most excellent indie electro rock band comprised of 5 babes - Jim, Dave, Mark, Eugene and Dan. They've played with the likes of Goblin Cock and they party like no other band I've ever known. Here are some amusing anecdotes/facts about each member:

JIM - The first time I ever met this sassy red head he was so drunk that he did a stage dive right on top of me a bar.

DAVE -This stud's got a lady in every city.

MARK - Believe it or not, this foxy filipino just recently cut off his fro... Unfortunate, yes, but he's still the sweetest guy I know. He likes to hug a lot and he's got really adorable pj's.

EUGENE - This tall drink of water just so happens to reside with my boyfriend. He also just so happens to be a gigantic stoner and (according to my bf) he never cleans the apartment. SIGH! A man after T. Belle's own heart...

DAN - And last but not least, this adorable chap is my own personal partner in crime. Dan enjoys shotgunning beers, taking shots and helping me take kegstands (although he also enjoys them himself). His favorite joke is as follows: Q-How many mexicans does it take to screw in a light bulb, A-only Juan (said in horrible mexican accent).

So. If you're not in love with these boys from their short descriptions alone, then let their music convince you!

Wood Burning Scent: the latest in Spring fashion

On January 26th, a fire ripped through the building on Prince and Broadway that housed American Eagle, Interview magazine, and the infamous Rem Koolhaas designed Prada store. The building faced smoke and water damge leaving millions of dollars of Prada clothes, shoes, and bags unsalvageable. Now, 3 weeks later all hope is NOT lost, a sale appears on Wouldn't you know it, Prada handbags, 55% off. I wonder if that fine Italian leather or croco rare animal du jour is gonna smell like a wet dog when it arrives at your door. Hurry! only 4 left.

Scenes from the Fire Escape of Dreams


What sexy doctor drama star turned hollywood royal turned hottest over the hill man alive is currently less than 100 yards away from Urbana? Granted, these are vertical yards, this said actor is filming a movie in the alleyway outside my office. I spent the morning dangling outside the window on the fire escape looking down over said actor holding a giant loaf of french bread doing a scene with another man holding about 10 loaves of french bread.

More about the movie here:
IMDB, Michael Clayton

If you need me, I'll be hanging by Craft Services.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

What I want for Valentines day. by Urbana

So I know all of you have been staying up all night sweating about what to get me for St. Valentine's Day. Since that day is here and you have about 5 more hours to present me my gift, I thought I'd give any last minute shoppers a nice hint.

Here's the hint:

OH GOD OH GOD! Are you buckling over in pain? Are you overwhelmed with the need to HUG? Are you trying not to cry at your desk in front of your boss? Get me one of these and after I'm done hugging this incredible creature, I will hug you, and maybe even slip you the tongue.

See it all (and more) at my new favorite slacksite.

It's a crime fighting themed day.

Happy Valentines Day! May you someday find that special person who will pose super hero style and wear matching fleece pull-overs with you. Here's to growing old and being fucking awesome.

Love Love Love,

We abhor terrorism in all forms, but....


Law and Order: Special Valentine's Unit

Happy Valenstein's day from your favorite freight-train-franchise series!!


Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snotcicles and Rosa Parks

Black History Month can't get much whiter.

This post is dedicated to the Food Network's resident racial enigma, Bobby Rivers.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Happy Friday!

Take a little time to enjoy The View.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

We're back LIVE!

The grammys are still going, its 11pm and I just remembered I missed Beauty and the Geek Makeover episode when the geeks turn hot. Anyway, back to the music...


Jay-Z is the luckiest ugly guy on the planet.

As promised earlier, Mr. Jamie (can i get a OOOHHHhhhhh) Foxx. We said it first, lets not see any more of jamie foxx singing songs. We don't care. Our advice, always keep the memory of Eddie Murphy's "my girl wants to party all the time" close at hand in case of lapses of sanity.

On another note, Hurrah for marching bands being the It accessory to any great performance, Jeff Koon's Birthday Party at Deitch, Marc Jacobs Spring Collection, and now, Kanye West's Golddigger grammy performance. I'll soon dig out the old NMRHS band photos of Urbana.

and finally, Lauren says "Cheryl Crow just has pecs not boobs" BUT, earlier she also said "who the hell is this" during Paul McCartney's performance.
We make this pic a little larger for you to decide for yourself.

Thanks for tuning in during our first ever live blog! Not that any of you, besides me, actually did. BUT really THANKS.
Good nite.

LIVE from the 48th annual Grammy awards!

Welcome to our first live blog from tonight's 48th annual Grammy award! We at Urbanatime would like to share our favorite grammy moments so far. It is currently 9:53

Orudis thinks Paul McCartney is boring. I say, he's much better live, when you're actually there.

Mariah had a full choir and a pastor to share the word. Lookin good Mimi!

Kelly Kelly Kelly, our girl, pulled in 2 grammys so far tonight. Your mamas are so proud!

Stay tuned for live Jamie FOXXXXX.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Urbana's reasons why not...

1. Do not hang out in Murray Hill because....

2. DO hang out in either Fort Greene or Williamsburg because....

3. Do use hand rails for body parts other than hands because....

Thank you.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Urbana Says....


Wednesday, February 01, 2006

"How Rude" star does Meth!

Stephanie Tanner a.k.a. Jodie Sweetin appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk about her recent drug of choice, Meth. This appearance is part of a series on GMA called "The Price of being a Child Star."

As you may know, meth takes a brutal toll on one's physical appearance. Here's Jodie right before her interview on GMA...

Here's a briefing on what happened:

When the show ended in 1995, she said she wanted to be a normal kid. She went to high school and college and by age 20 was married to a Los Angeles police officer — TV older sister Candice Cameron was in the wedding party.

But two years ago, she found herself dangerously addicted to one of the most debilitating drugs, methamphetamine. She said she was unemployed and bored and began simply by experimenting. Soon, she was using meth everyday.

The tabloid press reported a three-day bender as well as an intervention staged by her "Full House" castmates — including the Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos and Bob Saget.

Sweetin, 24, never went as far as to blame her life as a child star for her addiction, but said that it was difficult to discover who she truly was after the show ended.

See the full story here: Good Morning America on

Please stay tuned on more details on the recently diagnosed "Full House Curse" with bios on every cast memeber and the bumps and obstacles in their respective roads of life.