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Bored to Death: Seed Money

Jonathan's attempts to produce more than one line of text for his next novel have proven fruitless; Ray's sperm has failed to prove viable.

By Courtney Reimer

Sir Ridley Scott Sick of Not Winning Oscars

Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio reteam for another project, Ricky Gervais adds more comedy superstars to his new movie, and Broadway casts its big green ogre.

John Hodgman Unlikely Star of Mixologist Calendar

Mixology Calendar
In what will surely become mixology’s version of Yankees Stadium's Monument Park, Jill DeGroff, wife of “King of Cocktails” Dale, has sketched caricatures of a dozen “cocktailians” and included them in a calendar that’s going for $17.95 (about the price of an overpriced drink!). Some of the local drink-slingers whose recipes and rosy-cheeked mugs are featured: Audrey Saunders from Pegu Club, Julie Rainer from Flatiron Lounge, and Sasha Petraske from Milk and Honey. Our favorite part, though, is the page on which a pants-less John Hodgman gives his preferred synonyms for booze.

Comedy Nerds, Meet Indie-Rock Nerds

"There's a lot of sexy geeks here tonight," said Clem Snide front man Eef Barzelay from the stage. The crowd at Irving Plaza last night for The Daily Show's "Ten Fucking Years" anniversary concert cheered in agreement. From the program guide that is sure to be on eBay within 24 hours (introduction by Thomas Pynchon — for serious!) to the bouncing thrum of Superchunk, the event was a social mixer few would dare to host. (Consider: Sarah Vowell was one of night's biggest star sightings.) Proceeds went to the cool kids' favorite charity, Dave Eggers's 826NYC.