Monday, October 09, 2006

Travels with Fluff: Vacation Photos Starring a Tub of Fluff (Part III: New York City)

Fluff Times Square

Welcome Back to Travels with Fluff!

New to Travels with Fluff? Check out the previous posts.
Introduction
London and the Opal Coast of France (for one day, to get some wine)
Dispatch from the What the Fluff? Festival in Union Square, Somerville

Don’t forget to take the Fluff Quiz at the bottom of this post. Answers to the previous Fluff Quiz posted too!

Fluff has taken a few bites out of the Big Apple in the last year and a half or so, as I’ve gone to see a few plays and went to an art opening. Before this, I hadn’t really checked out New York before, claiming that it held no charm for me. I’m not really sure what caused this, but I’m glad I got over my weirdo self, because New York rocks. Here are a few pictures of our travels there thatFluff wanted to share with you.

Fluff Spamalot

Fluff Spamalot

Fluff at Spamalot, March 16, 2005 (last dress rehersal). Scored autographs from David Hyde Pierce and Hank Azaria. Missed Tim Curry by that much (Damn!)


Fluff in Line for tickets

Fluff at the Booth Theater. Waiting in line for half-priced tickets to Faith Healer. Incredible Play


Fluff at Radio City

Fluff at Radio City Music Hall (the day it poured)


Fluff at the NYT

Fluff at the New York Times


Fluff NY public library

Fluff at the New York Public Library

Fluff Empire State

Fluff at the Empire State Building


Fluff and the Chrysler Building

Fluff at the Chrysler Building


Fluff View from Central Park

Fluff Enjoying the View from Central Park


Fluff Little Italy

Fluff in Little Italy


Fluff Brunch II

Fluff at Great Brunch Spot in Union Square


Fluff Brunch

Fluff at Amazing Brunch Spot in Tribeca


Fluff at Carnegie Deli

Fluff at the Carnegie Deli


Fluff at Fluffy's

Fluff at Fluffy's

Fluff at CBGB

Fluff at CBGB's (soon to be RIP)

Fluff Quiz the Second!
It’s that time again. Remember, if you cheat, you are only cheating yourself. Answers to the first quiz appear below.

1. Is Fluff kosher?
2. Is Fluff a Boston Red Sox fan or a New York Yankees fan? Why?
3. Which Monty Python member is responsible for Spamalot?

4. Ian McDiarmid played Teddy in the Broadway revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. Who did he play in Return of the Jedi?
5. Alas, it appears as though the legendary rock club CBGB’s really is headed for memory lane this time. What does CBGB stand for?
Extra Credit: What does OMFUG stand for? Hint: It ain’t dirty.

Answers to the Fluff Quiz the First!

James wins this round with the most correct answers. Here are the answers to the quiz.

1. Name one common recipe calling for Fluff.
Fudge and the Fluffernutter were the ones I came up with. It kicks ass in hot chocolate (c’mon, you know that you’ve had it). If you really want to go nuts, there’s a whole Fluff cookbook available.


2. Name two ingredients in Fluff.
Fluff contains corn syrup, sugar, dried egg whites, vanillin. You know it’s bad when you are relieved that there’s at least one “natural” ingredient in there, and that ingredient is sugar.


3. To what does “Take Courage” refer?
“Take Courage” was an add encouraging people to drink Courage beer. Now that’s inspiration.

4. How old is the existing London Bridge?
The existing London Bridge was completed in 1972, making it about thirty-four. The last London Bridge was purchased in 1968 by Robert P. McCulloch and reconstructed in Arizona. Rumor has it that McCulloch thought he was buying Tower Bridge.

5. Would you go see the Rod Stewart musical? Why or why not.
This is my answer. Your answer is your own. For the sick curiosity of it, and if I was given a free ticket and ample boozy treats, I would go. Serenading friends with “Tonight’s the Night” when they have new people in their lives is a cherished tradition. Also, in an oddly Fluff appropriate coincidence, my friends and I did Rockette kicks in the backyard to two things: Rod Stewart’s “Hot Legs” (it was the late-seventies), and to a little chant, “Peanut Butter ‘N Marshen-mellow!” (when we wanted Fluffernutters—don’t ask; I have no idea where it came from, but I know I was the first one to do it). So yes, I would go see it, but only for cheap thrills and slightly twisted nostalgia.

In the next installment, we’ll catch up with Fluffy in Memphis.

Previous Posts
Introduction
London and the Opal Coast of France (for one day, to get some wine)
Dispatch from the What the Fluff? Festival in Union Square, Somerville

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Great to see a tub of Fluff as big as the Chrysler Building!
Loved James' answers to the quiz. I'll have a go myself this time:

1. This one's a guess. I'll say yup, it's kosher.

2. The Red Sox and The Yankees play rounders, which is a game only played by junior schoolgirls back here in the mother country, so a big, manly tub like Fluff couldn't possibly be associated with either of them.

3. The lovely Eric Idle.

4. The splendidly slimy Palpatine (Emperor in Jedi, mere senator in the new ones).

5. RIP Country, BlueGrass and Blues. You will be sadly missed. Oh, and OMFUG stands for "Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers" (sic) I think they meant gourmandisers...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. I'm much to ignorant at this stage of the game to take the Fluff quiz. Maybe next time I'll be up on the facts enough to play.

But, yes, New York rocks. I don't think I've actually said the word "rocks" before in that context, but it does. Your Fluff must have been completely worn out after that trip. Oh, but you missed Little Brazil, which is really only three restaurants somewhere near 46th or 47th.

Sassy Sundry said...

Well done, Dive! And Robyn, thank you for your honesty.

A word about taking the quiz is in order. I had thought about having the answers e-mailed to me (my e-mail is anonymous). However, on second thought, I decided that people could just post the answers. This isn’t school, and if you don’t know the answer to a question about Fluff, it’s not like you are going to be a failure in life (in fact, you are probably a healthy individual). There’s no real point in cheating by looking at other people’s answers (you could find out all of the answers via web search anyway). So, I propose this. Just take the quiz (honesty is up to you), and post your answers. I’ll let you know how you did in the next post.
Enjoy!

Super C said...

1. Is Fluff kosher?
Yes

2. Is Fluff a Boston Red Sox fan or a New York Yankees fan? Why?
Boston because Fluff sports their colors (red and blue). Plus no true Massachusetts citizen could ever be a Yankee's fan.

3. Which Monty Python member is responsible for Spamalot?
Monty

4. Ian McDiarmid played Teddy in the Broadway revival of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. Who did he play in Return of the Jedi?
Wedge

5. Alas, it appears as though the legendary rock club CBGB’s really is headed for memory lane this time. What does CBGB stand for?
Carissa Bonham's Gone Bonkers


Extra Credit: What does OMFUG stand for? Hint: It ain’t dirty.
"Oh My Flying Under Garments!"

Anonymous said...

OMFUG: Hee hee hee, Super C.
Say, Sassy; I've just noticed my site in your links.
I am prostrate with copious and deeply unworthy genefluctions of thanks.

Oh, and Wedge was played by Ewan Mc.Gregor's uncle.

Sassy Sundry said...

Super C gets an extra credit point for originality. That's hysterical.

Dive, you are most welcome.

james said...

1. yes

2. Red Sox because it originated/was invented in Boston?

3. Eeek...um, Michael Palin

4. Emperor/Senator Palpatine

5. no idea....

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