without fake people calling me up while I’m out. Besides, answering your cell phone in a restaurant is completely awful, even if you’re talking to a pre-recorded “wacky personality.” I hope the Rescue Ring does not catch on, or Friday nights at 8pm in Williamsburg could become one unbearable mob chorus of “‘Not again! Why does that always happen to you? … All right, I’ll be right there.”
Not to be seen on TV: A new series that focuses on the lives of four black, gay men will “premiere” this fall on DVD. I think it’s kind of weird to have a whole TV series go straight to video, so I’m hoping that Noah’s Arc is just crappy and this is not a sign of cable network racism. Optimistic, no?