Joe Mande: R.I.P. The Andy Rooney Game →
This is one of my favorite things ever. joemande: As you may have heard by now, Andy Rooney officially retired from his post as confused crank commentator of 60 Minutes. If you know anything about me, then you’ll know that I’ve obviously taken this news very hard. Since 2007, I have obsessively curated a YouTube meme (SORRY TO BRAG!!!)…
The idea of Walker’s Wheelhouse came about when I wrote for the website Best Week Ever, and my editor/friend Michelle Collins suggested that instead of just writing about shit that I liked, I should maybe do my job and report on the news (cute animals, Gaga), and I could write about shit that I liked in a separate post called Walker’s Wheelhouse. I agreed, though I still gave Brendan...
My Embarrassing Nick Jonas Story
I was a writer on the MTV show, It’s On With Alexa Chung. It was a daytime talk show with celebrity and music guests, and we used to think up fun bits to do with the celebrities. Nick Jonas was coming on the show and he revealed in his pre interview that he could throw a baseball really fast. So we thought it would be fun if we used a speed gun to see if he could break his own personal...
My Embarrassing Mr. Wizard Story
When I was in third grade, Mr. Wizard came to our school. This wasn’t the famous Mr. Wizard, Don Herbert, as seen on his hit Nickelodeon television show, Mr. Wizard’s World. This was one of his subsidiary Mr. Wizards, which basically meant that this guy was a local science enthusiast with a flair for showmanship that schools paid to come and give a science demonstration. “Mr. Wizard” is a...
My Embarrassing John Walsh Story
The Page Program is very much about high highs and low lows. You can be hanging out at 4am at the after after party for Saturday Night Live at Jay Z’s 40/40 club, watching Elijah Wood (circa The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) play pool (OK, maybe that’s not the best example of a high high, it’s more of a solid medium, but you get it), or, you can be on the corner of 6th avenue and 49th...