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J. Chiles







PostPosted: April 27, 2005 12:20 PM 

Oh, the book is damn funny. And, why not? Smile
Of interest to some, below:


"The Seinfelds' Power Dinner
When Jerry Seinfeld likes a book, he really knows how to throw a book party.
Last night at Cafe Gray in the Time Warner Center, Jerry and his wife Jessica — glowingly five months pregnant with their third child — entertained about 70 people for Ed Broth's mind-bendingly funny book, "Stories From a Moron."
Of course, there is no Ed Broth. He is as real as Ted L. Nancy, author of the "Letters From a Nut" series.
As with that series, Seinfeld wrote the intro to Broth's book. He spoke glowingly of him, but Broth never appeared.
"I can't compare him to Hemingway or Steinbeck, because I've never read them," Seinfeld said.
This may have been confusing to the incredibly tony crowd of diners who got to sample Gray Kunz's short ribs, salad and white chocolate marquise. Those who ordered fish were heard to grumble that the portions were so small they would stop later at a Cafe Gray of another sort, Gray's Papaya, on the way home.
And so the guests: News Corp's Rupert Murdoch and his lovely wife Wendy; the vivacious Regis and Joy Philbin; New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer; newscasters Paula Zahn, Anderson Cooper and Elizabeth Vargas with husband singer/songwriter Marc Cohn; Jann Wenner (who chatted up Cooper) and boyfriend Matt Nye; Tom and Alice Tisch; Steven Tisch; PR man Howard Rubenstein and wife Amy; Miramax's Bob Weinstein and wife Annie; Nancy and Andrew Jarecki; and New York magazine's new owner Bruce Wasserstein.
The Philbins and the Rubensteins reminisced about their favorite "Seinfeld" episodes.
Regis, just back from speaking at a luncheon in Dallas, inquired whether he could get Ed Broth to write a four-minute monologue about Kelly Ripa for his nightclub show. The answer was yes.
"Nothing mean," he said, "Just something funny."
Yet, it was a book party, with the editor, Elizabeth Beier, and the agent, Dan Strone in attendance, but no author.
There was entertainment, however, from a hilarious President Bush imitator named Steve Bridges whom Jerry found on Comedy Central.
He admitted that his "radical conservative appointees" were "oxygenated morons" and that "life begins at contraception." He also thanked the Electoral College for helping him win the election.
"The faculty and the students especially," he said. You get the idea.
Seinfeld did entertain his guests with a little skit involving a fake assistant and a cop who attested to author Broth's absence. So Jerry read from the book, which drew a lot of laughs, including a story about a mute who has Tourette's Syndrome and makes involuntary obscene gestures.
Jerry also did a little stand-up comedy, commenting on the recent scandal at Wendy's involving a finger found in the chili, which drew even more laughs and applause.
"Today they found an entire human being in the chili and it was missing a finger. But it was not a match," he said.
He also observed that there are far too many videotapes of terrorist training camps.
"Why don't they just follow the guy who drops off the film?" he said.
A great night. Too bad the author didn't show, but what the heck: The Seinfelds were the hosts with the most, as they used to say."
Source: Roger Freidman, FoxNews

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: April 27, 2005 12:42 PM 

So, what do you suppose was the favorite Seinfeld episode of Regis?

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 27, 2005 12:50 PM 

I never had a really good pickle.

J. Chiles


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PostPosted: April 27, 2005 12:52 PM 

Been drinking out of the toilet again?

HateTheDrake
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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 10:16 AM 

Regis couldn't watch a Kelly Ripa if he had a hot...I...I...I lost my train of thought.

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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 3:10 PM 

Kelly Ripa--I can't stand that obnoxious little twerp. But she's got, like, this psycosexual hold on me. I just want her. I can't breathe. It's like a drug.

Bookman
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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 3:11 PM 

(Looks like that psychosexual hold upset me so much I got the h outta there.)

HateTheDrake
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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 4:07 PM 

She's got great calves, you know how much I like calves Bookman."Ydtttttattattt"(Kramer noise)

Jimmy


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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 4:40 PM 

Calves? Why would you like calves? You don't need calves. You have calves.

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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 5:01 PM 

Look at her, temptress, brainless, thinks she's a virgin. She got hurt once long ago,
there was a boy, she was a schoolgirl, he threw a brick at her head...now she just needs a little therapy, needs a little attention, needs a little Drake.

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PostPosted: April 28, 2005 9:41 PM 

Jimmy told you the Drake was bad.



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