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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Yet Another Reason to Smear Yourself With Sour Cream

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 3:46 PM

Break out the aluminum foil. In honor of Halloween, area Chipotle restaurants are handing out free burritos between 5 p.m and 10 p.m. to anyone who comes dressed as a burrito. True, it may be cheaper to simply buy a burrito yourself than to cover one self in beans and rice, but what fun would that be? -- Rebecca Meiser

Watch Ron Jeremy Crack Some Eggs

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 3:24 PM

Two classy ladies try to coax Ron Jeremy in spilling his recipe for Char Siu Duck.
Nope, that headline's not slang for some unspeakable act Ron pulled off in Hung Wankenstein; this is an honest-to-God video of adult-filmdom’s favorite roly-poly cheeseball making a swiss and mushroom omelet. And it's just one of hundreds of cooking demonstrations now posted at Launched this past May as a recipe-sharing site, Imcooked has become a tasty blend of You Tube and Epicurious, as famous, infamous, and anonymous cooks come together in a virtual video community to show off their favorite chops. Among the uploads, catch actor Christopher Walken roasting a chicken, Sir Paul McCartney mashing spuds, and hundreds of folks just like you and me -- only, in Jeremy's case, rich and hung like a grey whale -- demonstrating skills as diverse as sushi making, knife sharpening, and pie baking. For founder Joseph Leibovic, the free site is a great leveler, bridging the divide between gourmets and everyday eaters. "Most people who don't know the first thing about cooking have one dish they know how to make and love making it,” he says. “This is for them.” It could also be a chance for ambitious unknowns to try a little viral marketing; with thousands of hits a day, it seems like only a matter of time before the site serves up its own online food star. --- Elaine T. Cicora

Sports Guy: Cavs to Play Like It's 1999

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 12:34 PM scribe Bill "The Sports Guy" Simmons pumped out a list-y NBA season preview this week, from which you can draw only one conclusion: Bill Simmons hates the Cavs. His predictions: The Cavs will finish under .500 and miss the playoffs altogether. He ranks them among his best picks for betting the win-total over/under; Vegas has the Cavs at 48.5, and Simmons, of course, is laying the under. He also predicts that Anderson Varejao will sign a one-year deal to play in Europe, an interesting prediction, and that LeBron James will make and then recant a trade request -- also interesting, in that in reveals that Simmons smokes far more crack than previously thought. -- Joe P. Tone

R.I.P. Robert Goulet

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 11:36 AM

Lounge singing lothario Robert Goulet died yesterday. With all due respect to Burt Reynolds and Tom Selleck, this guy was the greatest moustachioed lothario of our time. And anybody who inspires the above SNL skit deserves a C-Notes tribute. -- Gus Garcia-Roberts

Ravenna Native Found Dead at Cambodian Hostel

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 11:27 AM

A self-described wandering writer, 26-year-old Todd Wunderle's life Kerouac-esque travels came to a tragic end on October 20 in Cambodia. Wunderle, a graduate of Kent State University and Ravenna native, more than a year teaching English in Korea with his girlfriend before the pair heading out on a Southeast Asian adventure this fall. But the two weren't in Cambodia for more than a day or two when Wunderle's girlfriend woke up next to his lifeless body at the Okay Guesthouse -- a popular backpacker joint in the country's capital city Phnom Penh. It probably won't make the Frommer's guide, so keep this in mind if you head to Cambodia: It was at the same hostel that a British tourist died just a week earlier under the same mysterious conditions. A tuk tuk carried Wunderle to an international clinic, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Concerned that it may have been a drug-related incident, Wunderle's girlfriend was quickly escorted to the U.S. Embassy before heading back to her parent's home in Akron. Cambodian investigators later said that there was no proof of a drug overdose. No autopsy was conducted, and Wunderle's death certificate simply states that he died of a heart attack. Wunderle's parents, meanwhile, had to scrounge up $15,000 to bring his body back to his Ohio. In order to help the family with the cost, the Ravenna Elks Lodge (160 E Main St, Ravenna, OH 44266) is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Donations can also be made to the Todd Wunderle Memorial Fund at any Huntington Bank location. -- Denise Grollmus

Diversion of the Day: Costumes, slutty costumes, and plain-old sluts

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Today's diversion comes courtesy of local comedian Mike Polk, who stars in the video series Man in the Box. This week, "Greg" -- that's Mike's character's name; apparently they thought "Mike" was too wacky -- wishes everyone a very Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tonight in Sports: College Football Fans Are Weirdos

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 11:43 AM

"Polly wants to kill himself."
Since a Buckeye is really not as cute as a cock-a-poo, the Big Ten website has just started posting pictures of Big Ten graduates’ pets strutting around in apparel from their owners' alma maters. What we’ve learned from the site: Apparently, graduates of Northwestern (my alma mater) don’t like animals too much, or perhaps have something against putting football helmets on small animals. Also: football fans are weird. -- Rebecca Meiser


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