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Donald Sterling Just Got His Harshest Punishment Yet – He’s Banned From the Bunny Ranch in Vegas

PuppiesDonald Sterling is not only banned for life from the Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA, a Nevada brothel owner also wants nothing to do with him.

Dennis Hof has banned Sterling for life from ever entering the doors of the Bunny Ranch near Carson City, Nevada, and any of his six other brothels in the state.

“A lot of NBA players come here to party,” Hof told The Huffington Post. “Out of respect to them, we have banned Sterling from coming here.”

Hof says his sense of confidentiality prohibits him from confirming or denying if Sterling has ever visited his brothels.

“I can tell you this: Johnny Buss, one of the owners of the Los Angeles Lakers, and I have had a dual birthday party at the Bunny Ranch for the last 18 years, so a lot of NBA people have been here,” he said.

Hof’s stand against Sterling isn’t only in support of the basketball players who’ve had to deal with the billionaire’s alleged racism over the years.

“At any given time, 20 to 23 percent of the prostitutes here are African-American,” Hof said. “And they’re smoking hot. Some of them were crying this morning so we’re doing this for them as well. We don’t need racists or bigots at the Bunny Ranch.”

Sterling isn’t the first high-profile person forbidden to partake in Hof’s garden of earthly delights.

“We banned the ‘Duck Dynasty’ guys. Those guys are the biggest homophobic assholes and they make their living killing animals,” Hof said. “We’ve also banned Michael Vick. We don’t want him here. I couldn’t guarantee his safety from the girls. They love animals.”

Sterling may be persona non grata at Hof’s brothel, but his estranged girlfriend, V. Staviano, now has a free lifetime pass.

“She needs to meet some women who can satisfy her more than any man could,” Hof said.

F Me

Now it’s getting real. Banned from the NBA, $2.5 million fine blah blah blah. Banned from the Bunny Ranch, home of the Cat House TV show, the best TV show ever? That’s some ice cold shit. How is a man supposed to live without the Bunny Ranch? I’ve never been there but what’s not to like. Hot girls walking around half naked willing to do whatever the hell it is you want to do, and it’s all legal because you’re in Vegas. This is almost a fate worse than death. Just knowing for the rest of your natural born days that you can’t go to the Bunny Ranch. Pack it up, Don. It’s over.

– Ryan

Bad Ass(es) of the Week: Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson

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The day after their hysterical season one finale, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, creators of Broad City, are my bad asses of the week. It’s not every day that two women in their mid 20’s get to premiere a show on a major network, but that’s exactly what Abbi and Ilana have done. The coolest part of this whole process, for me anyway, is how similar the SHOW Broad City is to the WEB SERIES Broad City. I started watching the web series a few years ago, and it blew me away. Abbi and Ilana weren’t creaking the door open to see if someone was home, they were kicking it in and shoving their perverse brand of comedy right in your face.

Abbi and Ilana are members of the Chicago sketch comedy group The Upright Citizens Brigade, the same UCB that has produced stars Amy Poehler, Rob Riggle, Bobby Moynihan and Kate McKinnon. They used their experiences at UCB to create the web series Broad City, a 2-4 minute per episode series about two best friends growing up stoned and broke in New York City. The relationship between Abbi and Ilana drives the show, but their individual sexual, professional and culinary conquests are just as great. They made 24 episodes in all, and each one was weirdly unique in its own way. Now, with the help of some lady named Amy Poehler (she is the executive producer of the Comedy Central version, and directed and guest starred in last nights season finale) they have a hit show that was recently renewed for a second season. I can’t wait to see what crazy, funny stuff they come up with. Cheers to Ilana and Abbi, and cheers to Broad City. Four and three and two and one…

– Ryan

Mexico City Clowns Outraged That Man Dressed as a Clown Killed a Guy

(Source) “Leaders of clowns gathered for a convention  in Mexico City said Wednesday they are saddened that a killer disguised himself  as a clown to kill a drug lord last week, and insisted no true member of their  profession would have committed the crime.

Convicted drug trafficker Francisco Rafael  Arellano Felix was shot to death Friday in the Baja beach resort of Los Cabos by  a gunman wearing a clown costume, including a wig and a rubber nose.

The dead man was the eldest brother of  Mexico’s once-feared Arellano Felix clan.

Clown leader Tomas Morales, a 21-year veteran of  the trade who goes by the stage name ‘Payaso Llantom,’ said he was certain the  killer was not a professional clown. He said clowns in Mexico, especially in  outlying states, know each other and their costumes and makeup are  individualized and recognizable.

The people who do that, they’re not  clowns. I can swear on my mother’s grave it  wasn’t a clown,’ said  Morales, whose costume includes frizzy blue hair and a  tiny top hat. ‘We are not like that … we are nonviolent.”

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The nerve of some people. If you’re going to murder a guy, at least show some respect for the hard working clowns out there and dress as something else. Clowns are a nonviolent people. The only harm they do is creep people out. This criminal.is setting back clowns hundreds of years. All the work they’ve done to convince kids they’re not killers has been destroyed by one selfish guy. It seems like the killer put a lot of work into this murder. He couldn’t just walk up to a guy and shoot him. He had to go through hours of makeup. Probably took clown classss too. He may be a cold blooded killer, but you have to respect his dedication to the craft of murder.

– Ryan

Welcome to the Most Awkward Restaurant in the World

(Source) “That’s the message being sent to customers at a New York City restaurant that prohibits any talking during an occasionally put-on $40 prix fixe, four-course meal.

Nicholas Nauman, head chef at Eat in Brooklyn’s trendy Greenpoint neighborhood, said he was inspired to pitch the tight-lipped consumption sessions after spending time in India, where Buddhist monks take their breakfast without exchanging words.

“It’s just an opportunity to enjoy food in a way you might not have otherwise,” said the chef, noting that the sounds of forks on dishes and cooks in the kitchen provide some background noise to the experience. “There’s such a strong energy in the room.”

The silent-dining experience, experts said, seems to fit with other attention-getting shticks that many restaurant owners and chefs often resort to in the notoriously competitive restaurant business.

At Moto, in Chicago, diners can eat the menu. In Paris, London, Barcelona and Moscow, restaurant-goers at Dans le Noir? — French for “In the Dark?” — are served in the pitch-dark. And pop-up restaurants — where one chef takes over another’s restaurant for the night — have long been the rage.

“As a mother of two 15-year-old boys it is kind of a fantasy to go do that,” Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com, said of the silent-dining experience at Eat. “But as someone who pays money to go out, I would feel like I’m in some kind of silent film; it would be incredibly difficult.”

At a recent evening at Eat, restaurant-goers didn’t seem to mind the silent treatment as they noshed on salads and sipped their soups.

One polite customer walked out the door to sneeze in order to avoid breaking the silence. Another could barely hold back a strong case of the giggles. And one couple found ways to communicate with facial expressions, instead of words.

“It’s kind of like a meditation,” Eat owner Jordon Colon said. “The silence speaks for itself.”

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There are million dollar ideas and then there’s this. I don’t go to a restaurant to sit in silence. I go to eat food, have a few beers and argue with my friends. That’s what restaurants are for. It’s a public forum for people watching and starting arguments. It’s not a place where people have to run outside to sneeze or force themselves not to laugh. Eat honestly sounds like a horrible place to go out for a meal. Real creative name too. Let me be at peace when I eat, and when I say be at peace, I really mean talking louder than the person next to me so my opinion is heard.

– Ryan

P.S. The only situation in which this restaurant would be ideal is on a first date. Not being able to speak adds so much awkwardness that it almost eliminates the awkwardness altogether.

Pam Anderson is Running in the NYC Marathon This Year. In Unrelated News I’ll Be Watching the NYC Marathon This Year

It looks like all of her vigorous workouts for Dancing With The Stars are about to come in handy for Pamela Anderson. The actress who competed on the show twice recently announced that she will be running in the upcoming New York City Marathon! Details inside…

Ok, so she may not have really done much working out during her most recent stint on Dancing With The Stars, as she was eliminated in week one, but that is not stopping Pamela Anderson from taking a shot at the NYC Marathon! “I’m running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization,” the Baywatch beauty tweeted recently. The 46-year-old is hoping to raise at least $500,000 for Haiti relief, claiming she will be running contests as well.

On her fundraising page, Anderson gushes about her love for Haiti, and she has an extensive list of reasons that she wants to help. “Poorest Country in the Western Hemisphere. Just a one-hour flight from Miami. How are we not more involved? Desperate need for things we take for granted – clean water, safe school structures, medical facilities, emergency rooms, reforestation possibilities – conservation, education. Organic products allowed into Free trade market (mangoes, coffee, vanilla, vegetables). The opportunities are endless,” Pamela wrote.”

The marathon takes place on November 3, and will span five boroughs. The J/P Haitian Relief Organization’s goal is to save lives and bring sustainable programs to Haiti, following the earthquake in 2010.

She’s still got it. Talk about going big or going home. Some people just donate the money. Some people run 5K’s. Pamela Anderson runs a goddamn marathon. Brisk 26.2 mile jog. I wouldn’t want to drive 26 miles in my car, never mind run it around New York City. I guess that makes Pam a bigger person than I am. All for the good people of Haiti, too. Honestly all I care about is if the marathon is televised, because if theres one person I wouldn’t mind watching compete in a marathon, it’s Pamela Anderson.

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– Ryan

My Favorite Penguin Says It’s Weekend Time

I’m off to Atlantic City, a.k.a. the city of dreams. Have a great weekend everybody.

 

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Music Monday : Nirvana

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Nothing soothes my brain like a Nirvana playlist on a Monday morning. My album pick for today is ‘Nirvana Unplugged in New York’.  This is an incredible live album that features most of the bands top hits and a few you’ve never heard before.  It can be streamed for free on the desktop version of spotify, enjoy!

-MattyV

PS- The above song is a cover that Nirvana does incredibly well.  Another version of the song is done by Kid Cudi.  Check it out on his album “WZRD’. It is worth a listen.

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