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CASUAL PIMPIN': TWELVE TIGHT TUNES

Thursday
Sep082011

Adventures in Casual Dining

If you don’t know what a “casual dining” restaurant is, it’s basically the same as a fast-food restaurant, except they have table service and a full bar. To my mind (at least one part of it), that’s like a dream come true. I don’t seek them out, but I sometimes end up at these places while traveling. Like the time I ate at Chili’s two nights in a row, because it was the closest option to my upstate motel (a.k.a. “the lost weekend”).

Or another time when, for complicated reasons, my wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary at Ruby Tuesday's. (The reasons don’t involve me being cheap, unromantic, or disorganized, by the way.) I thoroughly enjoyed it: they have an impressive salad bar, the steak I ordered tasted good to me, and I threw back a couple of 22-oz. Sam Adams. What’s not to like? I suggested making it an annual affair. We could honor our union in a casual setting with lowbrow charm, proving that love doesn’t have to be expensive or extravagant, I argued. Plus we'd get "uncompromising freshness & quality" and $2 off apps at the bar! I don’t know why she wouldn’t go for it.

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Monday
Aug292011

Tweeting in the Wind: My Hurricane Diary  

You might be wondering, “What was Tim’s hurricane experience like?” If you live in NYC, it was probably a lot like yours, only different. Here, for the benefit of posterity and historical documentation, is my firsthand account of Irene, told in reverse chronological order through tweets and Facebook updates (apparently that's how we do things now):

iamtimellis Tim Ellis

We now know: hurricanes cannot be stopped by sending an extraordinary amount of tweets about them. #irene

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Thursday
Aug252011

My NYC Hurricane Preparedness Kit

 

Friday
Aug122011

Kardashian Names of the U.S. Presidents

 

While trying to keep up with the Kardashians (it’s not easy), I noticed an interactive feature on their web page that will tell you your Kardashian name. Apparently, everyone has one; you just have to look it up. In order to get a little ahead of the Kardashians, and as a public service, I decided to research the names of the 44 U.S. presidents. I publish them here as a matter of public record:

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Thursday
Aug042011

Casual Pimpin': Liner Notes

A lot of people have asked me how the song “Casual Pimpin’” came about. (Actually, only one person has, but I assume others were too shy.) It’s always difficult to explain the mystery of the creative process, but let me try…

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Thursday
Jul282011

SONG: Casual Pimpin'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casual Pimpin' by timelliscomedy (PLAY SONG)

Written & performed by Tim Ellis (a.k.a. Timmy E.)
Produced by DJ Ben Radar, in association with Vanity Project Records

Lead vocal stylings: Timmy E.
Beats: DJ Ben Radar & Jam Pack 3 (in collaboration with Timmy E.)
Out-of-tune guitar: some guy
Almost-in-rhythm Synth Bass: Yamaha PSR-270 (turned on by Timmy E.)
Pimp chorus: Tim Ellis, Timmy Ellis, Timothy Ellis, Tim J. Ellis, & Timothy John Ellis
Extraneous shouting: Timmy E. & DJ Ben Radar
Photos: Meeshmonster
Wardrobe: Gap, Old Navy, & JCP