Chefs And Shoes And Angels
Andy Cohen decides the fate of the Boone shoe.
It was a "Top Chef" shocker last night when Otto fell on his sword at the judge's table. Otto is such a great guy and I thought that was a damn noble thing to do, whether he took those lychees on purpose or by mistake.
Otto auditioned for season 1 as well and came very close to being cast. This year he brought us all brownies shaped like puzzle pieces that denoted that he hoped he fit in our puzzle. Delish and kinda nutrish. And he got cast. I hated to see him go out that way but I'm glad he was there.
I got a bunch of posts and emails about the size 18 shoe signed by Jason Boone of the NJ Nets that I won at the Palm the other night. May said her son would put it in a trophy case somewhere, but that he is a Cavs fan. (The Cavs are not the Nets, I know that much.) Jo posted and said she goes to Boone's alma mater, UConn, and needs decoration for her dorm room. Jananice suggested auctioning them off on eBay, which was a good idea, and then suggested giving the money to an adoption group that she got her retired racing greyhounds from. I don't know that that particular cause is one that I would be so active in, but it sounds intriguing and I am glad that Jananice is involved on behalf of Andy's Blog!
Katie from Murfreesboro, Tennessee is a first grade teacher who has a classroom full of kids who don't know how to tie their flipping shoes. Even though this Boone shoe must be worth thousands of pesos to diehard fans of the New Jersey Nets, none of whom seem to read this particular blog, I am going out on a limb with my controversial credo that children are our future. I can't rest at night thinking of a bunch of kids in Murfreesboro, Tennessee tripping over their shoelaces on account of me not sending Katie the shoe. So Katie, this shoe is heading to you today! Thanks for playing. Man, it feels good to give back. This is Andy's Angel Network at work, people!! This shoe is on it's way to Tennessee!
Speaking of my very successful and charitible Angel Network, last night I watched another do-gooder, Madonna, with semi-British accent, on Oprah yesterday. I like it when Madonna sings and dances better than when she talks. And I don't like watching Oprah with celebrities anymore. I like her with the real people. Or Gayle.
The clips that should be number one on YouTube right now are from Amy Sedaris' appearance Monday on "Martha." They made a cake and crafts and Amy gave Martha shit the entire time without Martha having a hint of a clue what was going on. It was like she wanted to get Amy, but is so humorless that it was impossible to let go for a second. Amy was asking her age and saying "You live alone, right?" and throwing other random dodgeballs Martha's way that were like flares in the dark. They just disappeared. Oh man, it was amazing. Working for that lady has simply gotta be a misery like no other. It just has to be hell on wheels.
Speaking of humorless ladies who must be miserable to work for, has everyone heard the dance remix that samples Barbra Streisand telling a Madison Square Garden heckler to "F*** Off" and "Go get your money back!"?? It is genuis at work. It will be to the 2000s what "If Madonna Calls" was to the 90s. I was at a brunch for a Broadway superstar on Sunday and the composer of said Barbra remix was there and we all 40 or 50 of us had a spontaneous Sunday at 1:30p dance to this mash up for the millenium. Find it online!!!
I can't focus on Martha or Barbra right now because my Angel Network just taught a roomfull of homeless and starving Malawian children in Tennessee how to tie their shoes! I need to do press to tell the world about the good that Andy's Angel Network is doing, so I think I will accept the generous offer to appear on RingMyBell next Thursday.
If you are not in the know, go to The WOW Report and check out this online show, and call in next Thursday to ask me about Top Chef or Malawi or Shoes or anything you want to know.