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(Vulture)   Jon Stewart looks back on his '80s days as a bartender at the greatest punk club in New Jersey: "And there, post-stage-vomit, is Martha Quinn on Stiv Bators' lap, basically Zamboni-ing the inside of his mouth" (Not safe for work pic in link)   (vulture.com ) divider line
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2014-02-20 10:25:04 AM  
Cool interview.
 
2014-02-20 10:40:27 AM  
Holy sh*t. That was amazing.

I can't even imagine what City Gardens must have been like.

Excellent find,  subby!
 
2014-02-20 10:41:51 AM  
I like the idea of Jon Stewart crouched behind the bar with a gun.
 
2014-02-20 10:47:14 AM  
I needed to GIS both of them to remind myself if the image of "Martha Quinn on Stiv Bators' lap, basically Zamboni-ing the inside of his mouth" would have been hot at the time.

I'm pretty sure the answer is "no."
 
2014-02-20 10:59:29 AM  
Rev.K:

I can't even imagine what City Gardens must have been like.

It was a farking zoo. Getting in and out of there was an odyssey for a small-town kid.

Oh, Calhoun Street in Trenton, how I really don't miss you.
 
2014-02-20 11:45:23 AM  
Martha Quinn was an angel sent to us by God to show us Heaven in the form of New Wave music videos.
 
2014-02-20 11:45:29 AM  
Jay Leno baked pizzas at a punk club in Jersey?

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-20 11:46:27 AM  
So, Riot on the Dance Floor is finally getting released this year?
 
2014-02-20 11:47:01 AM  
He was soon to be...

STUFFIN' MARTHA'S MUFFIN!
 
2014-02-20 11:48:55 AM  
Wow. It's like the Action Park of nightclubs. You're guaranteed to get injured there.

Is there any recreational area in New Jersey that's not totally unsafe?
 
2014-02-20 11:49:06 AM  
<CSB>

Martha Quinn lived up the street from my mother and apparently held me once when I was a baby.

</CSB>
 
2014-02-20 11:50:04 AM  
Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.
 
2014-02-20 11:51:36 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


Okay.
 
2014-02-20 11:51:58 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


So?
 
2014-02-20 11:52:50 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


*fizzle*
 
2014-02-20 11:52:51 AM  
Saw Bad Brains there in 86 (?). Got punched in the back of the head and dropped like a rock...by someone who'd missed the guy he was aiming for.

/great time, great show
 
2014-02-20 11:52:52 AM  
Gilman Street Warehouse was exactly like this for the San Francisco scene.
Just like Jon Stewart, a lot of people were inspired by the environment. Its amazing how hard it is to find someone that survived those years as street punks that isn't extremely far advanced in whatever career field they chose to take in life afterward, be it art, science, business, medicine, whatever.
 
2014-02-20 11:53:07 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


I thought it was a tie between him and Dane Cook?
 
2014-02-20 11:53:08 AM  
Yes I am the Muffin Man
 
2014-02-20 11:53:18 AM  

Vodka Zombie: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

Okay.


I think you mean.

www.vh1.com
 
2014-02-20 11:53:48 AM  
FTFA: And Gibby just started, like, lighting shiat on fire. If you remember that place, it was basically, like, a box filled with wall insulation. Like, that's what its inside was: wall insulation painted black. Probably painted black with Napalm. It was the most flammable place you could possibly light.

2nd most flammable
Happy Anniversary, Station Nightclub Fire
 
2014-02-20 11:54:20 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


...Still waiting for the punchline.
 
2014-02-20 11:55:27 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-20 11:58:01 AM  
Wow, flood of memories coming back with that one...great venue...and the WoD!  That was hilarious...it was like getting caught in a goddam tidal wave of jerks...needed eyes in the back of your head
 
2014-02-20 11:58:34 AM  

DivorceWar Veteran: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

...Still waiting for the punchline.


You may be waiting awhile, I believe that was posted by the actual unfunniest comedian in the world.
 
2014-02-20 11:58:34 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


I was going to give you a 2/10 for such obviousness but you got 8 hits in 5 minutes which places you at a solid 7/10.  Well done sir.  Shame on the rest of you however.
 
2014-02-20 11:58:55 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


splitsider.com

[high pitched internal monologue]  "Now why would someone just say that?"
 
2014-02-20 11:59:04 AM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


And Scooby Doo, can DOO DOO! But Jimmy Carter, is SMARTER!!!
 
2014-02-20 12:00:12 PM  

Mztlplx: Saw Bad Brains there in 86 (?). Got punched in the back of the head and dropped like a rock...by someone who'd missed the guy he was aiming for.

/great time, great show


bad brains brought out some really rough crowds...closest i came to getting my neck broken was at one of their shows...had a bruise ring around my neck and probably had a concussion...but fortunately it didn't seem affect me bad much...me grow up good.

oog
 
2014-02-20 12:01:27 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


Look at the cool on you. Can I be your friend?
 
2014-02-20 12:02:37 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


His standup i am not familiar with, and he may very well have been a very bad comedian as a stand up, but his work on TDS is brilliant, insightful and full of dead on comedic timing...you on the other hand, sound like a failed comedian with an axe to grind.
 
2014-02-20 12:05:15 PM  
Well punk was dead in 1984 so the joke's on you funnyman!

/got nuthin'
 
2014-02-20 12:05:46 PM  

mjohnson71: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

Look at the cool on you. Can I be your friend?


Hey!  Back off!  I was here first.   I just want to hear who the unfunniest is.
Please let him say Leno Please let him say Leno  Please let him say Leno  Please let him say Leno  Please let him say Leno
 
2014-02-20 12:06:00 PM  
ah, the good ol' days
my home-town punk-rock haunt:

blogs.ocweekly.com
 
2014-02-20 12:06:32 PM  
The Stiv/Martha Quinn thing was the cause of much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as I recall. But a part of me recognized that I had clearly underestimated the man.
 
2014-02-20 12:07:07 PM  
gfid is the second best "troll" in the world.
 
2014-02-20 12:07:20 PM  

asmodeus224: Mztlplx: Saw Bad Brains there in 86 (?). Got punched in the back of the head and dropped like a rock...by someone who'd missed the guy he was aiming for.

/great time, great show

bad brains brought out some really rough crowds...closest i came to getting my neck broken was at one of their shows...had a bruise ring around my neck and probably had a concussion...but fortunately it didn't seem affect me bad much...me grow up good.

oog


I would of paid good money to see an early 80's bad Brains show.   I was too young when that scene was happening.

I would attend those type of shows in Baltimore or the old 9:30 club in DC, but I was more of a stand on the side of the crowd guys.  I could never beleive the guys that would go out into the pit with no shoes on.
 
2014-02-20 12:07:22 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama
 
2014-02-20 12:07:32 PM  
The thing is, I think every city in the 80s and 90s had a bar or club like this, and I'm sure the stories are pretty much the same (and worse).
 
2014-02-20 12:08:01 PM  

asmodeus224: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

His standup i am not familiar with, and he may very well have been a very bad comedian as a stand up, but his work on TDS is brilliant, insightful and full of dead on comedic timing...you on the other hand, sound like a failed comedian with an axe to grind.


You left off the Larry Sanders show. Adolf Hankler was brilliant and JS was pretty good in it.
 
2014-02-20 12:11:07 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


What erectile dysfunction looks like in text format.
 
2014-02-20 12:11:09 PM  
I'm quite unfamiliar with punk bands. But oh yes, I crushed hard on Martha Quinn. Last I saw, she hasn't gotten any less cute.
 
2014-02-20 12:11:36 PM  
It would be hilarious if  gfidwas actually Jon Stewart.
 
2014-02-20 12:11:41 PM  
We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.
 
2014-02-20 12:12:24 PM  

Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama


No shiat right, Jon Stewart aint gonna blow ya.
 
2014-02-20 12:12:57 PM  
Jon Stewart was bartending Ween's first gig. That is very interesting. I wonder what up-and-comer will be behind the bar at the Cabooze for Moistboyz & The Meat Puppets in April.
 
2014-02-20 12:13:18 PM  

Rev.K: It would be hilarious if  gfidwas actually Jon Stewart.


No, it wouldn't. It would be the second most unfunny thing ever.
 
2014-02-20 12:13:30 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: He was soon to be...

STUFFIN' MARTHA'S MUFFIN!



Very nice. A Mojo Nixon reference is always welcome.
 
2014-02-20 12:14:16 PM  

Far Cough: Jay Leno baked pizzas at a punk club in Jersey?

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Leno isn't that short, Jon Stewart  is 5'7 that guy must be 5'6.
 
2014-02-20 12:14:26 PM  
RIP the Bottom Half!!!!

/lotta good memories from that place
 
2014-02-20 12:15:56 PM  

borg: Far Cough: Jay Leno baked pizzas at a punk club in Jersey?

[img.fark.net image 540x334]

Leno isn't that short, Jon Stewart  is 5'7 that guy must be 5'6.


Plus, he's not holding a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and looking appropriately desperate.
 
2014-02-20 12:19:56 PM  

Free Radical: Well punk was dead in 1984 so the joke's on you funnyman!

/got nuthin'


Well it's true, Lords of the New Church was a Goth band that Stiv Bators started with a couple of his punk buddies, so some of it wasn't punk that they were dancing to in Trenton. The Lords of the New Church sounded alot different than the punk bands they came from. During that time, Bryan James changed the style of his punk band The Damned and did the album Phantasmagoria. So it was pretty much the undead trappings of Goth that was the style sometimes at that club in New Jersey.
 
2014-02-20 12:20:52 PM  

Vodka Zombie: borg: Far Cough: Jay Leno baked pizzas at a punk club in Jersey?

[img.fark.net image 540x334]

Leno isn't that short, Jon Stewart  is 5'7 that guy must be 5'6.

Plus, he's not holding a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos and looking appropriately desperate.


Thank you.  And it was, of course, only a (weak) joke.
 
2014-02-20 12:21:08 PM  

Vodka Zombie: The thing is, I think every city in the 80s and 90s had a bar or club like this, and I'm sure the stories are pretty much the same (and worse).


I spent like 6 months working at a club like this in 1990. Same shiathole type place. Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nail were just some of the bands getting started that played there. I'm pretty sure Richard Patrick from NIN and Filter chewed me out for some reason because another bartender cut him off.
 
2014-02-20 12:21:30 PM  
This made LOL.

pixel.nymag.com
 
2014-02-20 12:22:33 PM  

WoolyDoug: We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.


I think you're right.

/The Electric Banana in Pgh
 
2014-02-20 12:23:00 PM  
 
2014-02-20 12:25:59 PM  

WoolyDoug: We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.


I think the best setup I saw was a place that had a chain link fence down the middle of the main crowd area. All the shirtless, stomping, arm swinging, elbow jamming jackbooted meatheads to stage right and the "normal" people to the left.
 
2014-02-20 12:26:57 PM  

Mztlplx: Saw Bad Brains there in 86 (?). Got punched in the back of the head and dropped like a rock...by someone who'd missed the guy he was aiming for.

/great time, great show


Opened for them in New Orleans around that time. Nothing bad happened. Well, except that they weren't inclined to share their ginormous spliffs upstairs...
 
2014-02-20 12:31:26 PM  
www.corbisimages.com
 
2014-02-20 12:31:51 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


Well what with that marine core training and being black and all, i'd expect him to be pretty serious.
 
2014-02-20 12:34:06 PM  
I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.
 
2014-02-20 12:34:14 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Free Radical: Well punk was dead in 1984 so the joke's on you funnyman!

/got nuthin'

Well it's true, Lords of the New Church was a Goth band that Stiv Bators started with a couple of his punk buddies, so some of it wasn't punk that they were dancing to in Trenton. The Lords of the New Church sounded alot different than the punk bands they came from. During that time, Bryan James changed the style of his punk band The Damned and did the album Phantasmagoria. So it was pretty much the undead trappings of Goth that was the style sometimes at that club in New Jersey.


Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then.
In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).
 
2014-02-20 12:37:24 PM  
Yes it was a total zoo.  Just a gymnasium of farkheadedness, of which we gladly partook.  Parking sucked.  Break ins were common.  Typical.

At one show I recall some little wannabe rasta punk doing these sideways dive-flips into the lines of people staying out of the pit.  He was intentionally kicking people in the face like that, trying to instigate fights for his buddies we soon found out.  And this was at a friggin Fugazi show, with Ian on stage telling people not to slam.  Haha right.
 
2014-02-20 12:37:55 PM  

trappedspirit: I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.


You know, usually these wrong-thread posts kind of work anyway.

This is not one of those times.

:)
 
2014-02-20 12:38:25 PM  
Free Radical:Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then. In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).

www.sondrakistan.com
 
2014-02-20 12:42:43 PM  

mjohnson71: Free Radical:Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then. In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).

[www.sondrakistan.com image 500x317]


Wow I must have missed those early episodes of "Friends".  Still, Monica's always hot.
 
2014-02-20 12:42:47 PM  

Alphax: I'm quite unfamiliar with punk bands. But oh yes, I crushed hard on Martha Quinn. Last I saw, she hasn't gotten any less cute.


This. So much this. I love her.
 
2014-02-20 12:45:18 PM  

Ishkur: Wow. It's like the Action Park of nightclubs. You're guaranteed to get injured there.

Is there any recreational area in New Jersey that's not totally unsafe?


Drawing a blank. Maybe the Viet Nam memorial in Holmdel.
 
2014-02-20 12:49:00 PM  
Not a big fan of John's but I bet the book is an intense read.
 
2014-02-20 12:53:30 PM  

mistrmind: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

I thought it was a tie between him and Dane Cook?


Nah, Tosh has both of them beat.
 
2014-02-20 12:53:56 PM  

DrBenway: The Stiv/Martha Quinn thing was the cause of much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as I recall. But a part of me recognized that I had clearly underestimated the man.


IIRC...Stiv - being the picture of health he was - was quite the ladies man.
 
2014-02-20 12:57:48 PM  
Satyricon.
 
2014-02-20 12:59:49 PM  

WoolyDoug: We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.


When I lived in DC in the late 80s I knew this dude that told a story how he decided to join in on the stage diving at the 9:30 Club (pretty sure that was the place...but I could be wrong).  He said he had jeans, t-shirt & sneakers...and apparently the audience didn't approve of his attire.

He said he dove off the stage and the crowd just parted and let him crash into the floor.  He fractured his wrist in the fall.

/punks have a code
 
2014-02-20 01:41:45 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


1) Busting on an entertainer loved by Farkers in a thread about that entertainer
2) Calling a comedian unfunny: removing his primary purpose in life
3) Comedian in quotes
4) Adding "2nd most" to leave the audience hanging and wondering who #1 is.

You, sir, are a god amongst trolls.
 
2014-02-20 01:43:29 PM  
Leibowitz? Jon Stewart is Jewish?
 
2014-02-20 01:44:07 PM  

mjohnson71: Free Radical:Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then. In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).

[www.sondrakistan.com image 500x317]


I was about to put a whole argument against Free Radical, but you put it poignantly in with one photo! (I miss Goth Talk, was one of Saturday Night Live's best sketches) Goth isn't even dead now, it's just doing some infighting over it's identity (mainly by having a majority of promoters have "Goth" on it's flyer, but the DJs only playing Industrial and/or music that sounds close to techno for the "Cybergoth" crowd or us having to fight off a group of Hipsters who decide to come crawling into an "alternative" club, as they don't dance or enjoy the night, instead they just stand around and critique [primarily in the best dancing spots, those assholes] the club and the band to each other).
 
2014-02-20 02:20:23 PM  
Bookmark
 
2014-02-20 02:25:29 PM  

orclover: I was going to give you a 2/10 for such obviousness but you got 8 hits in 5 minutes which places you at a solid 7/10. Well done sir. Shame on the rest of you however.


What is the f#cking takeaway from typing retarded things and counting how many people point out that you're retarded?
 
2014-02-20 02:29:12 PM  
Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.


/so old
//off my lawn
 
2014-02-20 02:38:59 PM  

Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama


No shiat! Wow.

Still, in interested in who #1 is.
 
2014-02-20 02:44:59 PM  
My former spot

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2014-02-20 02:50:16 PM  

trappedspirit: I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.


Well, that's very interesting.  I took a physics class once as well, my professor was pretty much your typical physics professor and we were all thoroughly bored.  One day the eraser on my pencil popped off and I couldn't erase anymore with it and then nobody laughed or helped me out, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead of erasing them.  Luckily I only made a couple of mistakes and didn't have to do much erasing after all.
 
2014-02-20 03:01:19 PM  
SLC had the Indian Center in the early 80's

scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net

There was a lot of plaid in the scene back then.
 
2014-02-20 03:05:06 PM  

blatz514: [www.corbisimages.com image 321x480]


That picture is just about the most 80s picture possible without Ronald Regan being in it.
 
2014-02-20 03:06:14 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: SLC had the Indian Center in the early 80's

[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x381]

There was a lot of plaid in the scene back then.


That dude in the sleeveless brown....thing looks like he sh*t himself.
 
2014-02-20 03:07:09 PM  

Rev.K: purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: SLC had the Indian Center in the early 80's

[scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 604x381]

There was a lot of plaid in the scene back then.

That dude in the sleeveless brown....thing looks like he sh*t himself.


Wouldn't surprise me.
 
2014-02-20 03:09:33 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


Right behind you, I take it?
 
2014-02-20 03:12:05 PM  

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: https://www.facebook.com/ike.murphy.5/me dia_set?set=a.107348625946445. 14095.100000139258091&type=3

Whatever. I guess not. 3rd try   Flyers  if that doesn't work then fark it.


https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107348625946445.14095.1000 00 139258091&type=1&l=3619b6ccb5 

I bet it doesn't work again and the mods can just delete this shiat. farkin stupid fark
 
2014-02-20 03:12:38 PM  

Ishkur: Wow. It's like the Action Park of nightclubs. You're guaranteed to get injured there.

Is there any recreational area in New Jersey that's not totally unsafe?


As soon as I read this, I thought of this pic from TFA:

pixel.nymag.com

And THIS pic from Action Park:

i.kinja-img.com

For some reason, they seem to go together... Maybe all of these punks are rushing the line for the water slide?
 
2014-02-20 03:17:05 PM  
Free Radical:
Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then.
In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).


Not sure I agree.  Unless you don't consider the Sister's of Mercy a relevant Goth band.  First and Last and Always came out in 1985, Floodland in 1987.
 
2014-02-20 03:22:15 PM  
I was a bit of a snob when the punk thing was really rolling, so I missed out on what looks to have been a lot of fun.

/not a snob anymore.
//mostly.
 
2014-02-20 03:22:48 PM  

Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama


You're the REAL victims here...
 
2014-02-20 03:54:16 PM  
Thank you, Subby! :D

Great interview!  I look forward to seeing the documentary.
 
2014-02-20 03:54:54 PM  

Debeo Summa Credo: Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama

No shiat! Wow.

Still, in interested in who #1 is.


Gotta be Schneider.
 
2014-02-20 03:58:56 PM  

groppet: Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.


/so old
//off my lawn


I remember the Bayou. And 9:30. And Hammerjack's. And even the Wax Museum.

Damn, I'm old too.

/at least I got to see the Ramones play at CBGB.
 
2014-02-20 04:02:28 PM  
 It's redundant to call someone an "unfunny 'comedian'". You're either an "unfunny comedian" or you're a "comedian." Learn to deploy your scare quotes properly.
 
2014-02-20 04:04:55 PM  

Mztlplx: groppet: Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.


/so old
//off my lawn

I remember the Bayou. And 9:30. And Hammerjack's. And even the Wax Museum.

Damn, I'm old too.

/at least I got to see the Ramones play at CBGB.


I tried to reply to grobbet and totally screwed up the link. The mods deleted all the messed up posts, but my post above that actually got the link to work wasn't a reply so you wouldn't know that it was... lets try again. Here a bunch of flyers from Baltimore 84ish

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107348625946445.14095.1000 00 139258091&type=1&l=3619b6ccb5
 
2014-02-20 04:09:52 PM  

Rev.K: Vodka Zombie: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

Okay.

I think you mean.

[www.vh1.com image 150x174]


I never get enough of the gif
 
2014-02-20 04:15:02 PM  

groppet: Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.


/so old
//off my lawn


Let's not forget Jaxx, down here in VA. More hair than punk, but up there with the original 930, dc space and Bayou for the shows of my youth.
I'm actually drinking a Port City Maniacal right now, looking out at Jaxx.

/DC ftw
 
2014-02-20 04:16:58 PM  
pbs.twimg.com

the Phoenix Theater,  Petaluma CA.

still going strong.
 
2014-02-20 04:19:33 PM  
http://www.theymightbegiants.com/news/city-gardens/
 
2014-02-20 04:28:15 PM  

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.


Well done!
9.6/10


Debeo Summa Credo: Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama

No shiat! Wow.

Still, in interested in who #1 is.


David Letterman?

Hey! Who threw that shoe?!?
 
2014-02-20 04:30:02 PM  
so many great shows, and so many memories of City Gardens. I went to Rider College (before it became Rider University), and later lived not too far from City Gardens in Trenton from 85-92. It may have been a shiathole, but it was our shiathole. Pretty much any punk/new wave/ska/whatever band that was anything played there.

one of my favorite memories is seeing Bootsie Collins play with Dee Light. It was a funky, sweaty, grinding kind of night and it was a blast. Going with my gf and 4 of her friends helped :)

off the top of my head:

Jello Biafra (I blow minds for a living)
Fishbone X3
Dread Zepplin X2
Dee Light w/Bootsie Collins
Blur
Ride
Lush
Charlatans Uk
Ramones X2
Bad Brains
Devo
Murphys Law
Lets Go Bowling
Toasters x2
Ice T w/Body Count
Krs One

i know i am missing so many.

That place was a major influence on the music fan I am today. I didn't know John back then, but I am sure he served me a beer at one point.
 
2014-02-20 04:32:35 PM  
duh Dee Lite

They Might Be Giants, Violent Femms, Husker Du, i know there is more!!!
 
2014-02-20 04:32:40 PM  

Rev.K: It would be hilarious if  gfidwas actually Jon Stewart.


Apparently not.
 
2014-02-20 04:33:58 PM  
I'll always try to remember the Unicorn in Milwaukee...
onmilwaukee.com
 
2014-02-20 04:42:49 PM  

Rev.K: It would be hilarious if  gfidwas actually Jon Stewart.


He's clearly Dane Cook. It wasn't funny, it wasn't popular, yet people can't stop talking about him and how bad he was.
 
2014-02-20 04:44:09 PM  

Vodka Zombie: I'll always try to remember the Unicorn in Milwaukee...
[onmilwaukee.com image 800x600]


www.southernfm.com.au
 
2014-02-20 04:45:55 PM  

DubyaHater: Leibowitz? Jon Stewart is Jewish?


Shirley you jest.
 
2014-02-20 05:00:27 PM  
I would Zamboni Martha Quinns funhole back in the 80s
 
2014-02-20 05:09:54 PM  

MadMonk: trappedspirit: I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.

Well, that's very interesting.  I took a physics class once as well, my professor was pretty much your typical physics professor and we were all thoroughly bored.  One day the eraser on my pencil popped off and I couldn't erase anymore with it and then nobody laughed or helped me out, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead of erasing them.  Luckily I only made a couple of mistakes and didn't have to do much erasing after all.


What does this have to do with Jon Stewart's memoirs?
 
2014-02-20 05:12:26 PM  

trappedspirit: MadMonk: trappedspirit: I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.

Well, that's very interesting.  I took a physics class once as well, my professor was pretty much your typical physics professor and we were all thoroughly bored.  One day the eraser on my pencil popped off and I couldn't erase anymore with it and then nobody laughed or helped me out, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead of erasing them.  Luckily I only made a couple of mistakes and didn't have to do much erasing after all.

What does this have to do with Jon Stewart's memoirs?


That's quite an effort for the incredibly few of us who are following both threads, so thanks?
 
2014-02-20 05:13:17 PM  

WoolyDoug: We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.


Nickel Creek is playing the 9:30 in a couple months...so not entirely a punk club, nosir.
 
2014-02-20 05:16:36 PM  

FloridaFarkTag: I would Zamboni Martha Quinns funhole back in the 80s


1) Back in the 80s, you would have Zambonied her funhole; or 2) you would Zamboni her funhole all the way back to the 80s?

Or 3) Yes.
 
2014-02-20 05:17:20 PM  

cold_weather_tex: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

Well done!
9.6/10


Debeo Summa Credo: Onkel Buck: gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama

No shiat! Wow.

Still, in interested in who #1 is.

David Letterman?

Hey! Who threw that shoe?!?


LOL good one. Everybody knows it's THIS GUY


leadershipinc.com
 
2014-02-20 05:44:12 PM  
What's all this about Martha Stewart?
 
2014-02-20 05:47:44 PM  
31.media.tumblr.com

He's got some cool friends.
 
2014-02-20 05:51:52 PM  

WhyteRaven74: [31.media.tumblr.com image 500x331]

He's got some cool friends.


Really?  Where are they?
 
2014-02-20 06:26:07 PM  

sevenbucks: groppet: Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.


/so old
//off my lawn

Let's not forget Jaxx, down here in VA. More hair than punk, but up there with the original 930, dc space and Bayou for the shows of my youth.
I'm actually drinking a Port City Maniacal right now, looking out at Jaxx.

/DC ftw


Oh crap how could I forget that place! Lets chalk that up to lotsa drinking in my semi wild youth.
 
2014-02-20 06:29:03 PM  

Geoff Peterson: WoolyDoug: We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.

Nickel Creek is playing the 9:30 in a couple months...so not entirely a punk club, nosir.


Well ever since they moved to the new spot years ago they have been doing away with their old image.
 
2014-02-20 06:41:47 PM  

DrBenway: The Stiv/Martha Quinn thing was the cause of much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as I recall. But a part of me recognized that I had clearly underestimated the man.


I'm a little more relieved this evening to know that Duff and not Martha was my go-to MTV girl.
 
2014-02-20 07:07:43 PM  

McDougal: DubyaHater: Leibowitz? Jon Stewart is Jewish?

Shirley you jest.


blogs.babble.com
 
2014-02-20 07:12:27 PM  

Gulper Eel: DrBenway: The Stiv/Martha Quinn thing was the cause of much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as I recall. But a part of me recognized that I had clearly underestimated the man.

I'm a little more relieved this evening to know that Duff and not Martha was my go-to MTV girl.


Duff wasn't one of the original Mercury astronauts, though. Martha seemed a lot more user-friendly than the other woman, what's-her-blonde.
 
2014-02-20 07:57:35 PM  

Rev.K: It would be hilarious if  gfidwas actually Jon Stewart.


More likely to be Craig Kilborn.
 
2014-02-20 09:23:20 PM  

DrBenway: Duff wasn't one of the original Mercury astronauts, though.


It don't matter to me. She FINE. I met her 20 years ago and I'm pretty sure I made a Tex Avery face and drooled on her shoes. Still looks damn good nowadays, too.
 
2014-02-20 09:35:01 PM  

Gulper Eel: I'm a little more relieved this evening to know that Duff and not Martha was my go-to MTV girl.


Hey, buddy, back off. Duff answers to only one man.

/Call me, Duff!
 
2014-02-20 09:46:46 PM  

DrBenway: Gulper Eel: DrBenway: The Stiv/Martha Quinn thing was the cause of much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments as I recall. But a part of me recognized that I had clearly underestimated the man.

I'm a little more relieved this evening to know that Duff and not Martha was my go-to MTV girl.

Duff wasn't one of the original Mercury astronauts, though. Martha seemed a lot more user-friendly than the other woman, what's-her-blonde.


Nina Blackwood and her raspy smoker's voice.
 
2014-02-20 10:05:06 PM  
Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.
 
2014-02-20 10:08:19 PM  
FIREFIGHTERS IN ICE!!!
 
2014-02-20 10:09:03 PM  
Wow, that was the wrong thread.
 
2014-02-20 10:10:47 PM  
ftfa: I'd go up to the Jamaican and Honduran guys that used to play soccer in that little field behind it, if you could call it a field. We'd play a pick-up game and go inside and sort of shower up and get down for a good hardcore show. Bad Brains or whatever. It was amazing.

Ok

/??
//I guess I'm sheltered
 
2014-02-20 10:14:20 PM  
ITT: Waves of nostalgia, followed by realizations of mortality
 
2014-02-20 10:42:14 PM  

A guy in New Jeresy: Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.


Another great Jersey club, Maxwell's (in Hoboken), it just closed didn't it? That's the one I was more familiar with. Always wanted to go there but never made it.
 
2014-02-20 11:09:27 PM  

MadMonk: trappedspirit: I had a physics professor who thought he was going to regale us with stories like the next Richard Feynman but all of his "adventures" were luke warm at best and it was real uncomfortable sitting in his class and him getting to a part of the story where someone might have a laugh but it wasn't enough to become 'out loud' and he's there scanning the room making eye contact and laughing wanting you to join him because you've never heard such a world wise travelling playboy physicist's story like his before.  And you actually start thinking, could we do some physics problems please.

Well, that's very interesting.  I took a physics class once as well, my professor was pretty much your typical physics professor and we were all thoroughly bored.  One day the eraser on my pencil popped off and I couldn't erase anymore with it and then nobody laughed or helped me out, so I had to cross out my mistakes instead of erasing them.  Luckily I only made a couple of mistakes and didn't have to do much erasing after all.


That brings back some wiiiiillllddd memories except mine were from chem class. Whew! You wouldn't believe it if I told you.
 
2014-02-21 09:19:05 AM  

DrBenway: A guy in New Jeresy: Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.

Another great Jersey club, Maxwell's (in Hoboken), it just closed didn't it? That's the one I was more familiar with. Always wanted to go there but never made it.



Our last tour landed us in a place called Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse in NuDellen (sp?).  It was all kinds of fun.  They seem to cater to more of a gas fumes / rockabilly crowd thank punk, but it's still a great venue for bands.
 
2014-02-21 11:30:35 AM  
CSB

I got to see GWAR on their Scumdogs of the Universe tour at City Gardens. Mucky Pup (aka Billy and the Boingers) was the opening band. Obviously it was a hell of a show.
Afterwards, we're hanging out outside waiting for the guys to come out, maybe say hi or get a handshake or something. GWAR starts walking out and we're giving them their props for a good show when Jizmak Da Gusha (drummer) walks out. I say "Awesome show, man!". Still in full costume he looks at me, takes a big swig of water, spits it right in my face then walks away without a word.

It was awesome!

That's the kind of place City Gardens was. It was a dump where you could go and get abused by the band. I miss it.

/CSB
 
2014-02-21 12:08:03 PM  

uknowzit: [pbs.twimg.com image 500x392]

the Phoenix Theater,  Petaluma CA.

still going strong.


wow...the phoenix looks a lot nicer than it did back in the day.  it's not brown anymore.
 
2014-02-21 12:53:16 PM  

Prairie: DrBenway: A guy in New Jeresy: Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.

Another great Jersey club, Maxwell's (in Hoboken), it just closed didn't it? That's the one I was more familiar with. Always wanted to go there but never made it.


Our last tour landed us in a place called Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse in NuDellen (sp?).  It was all kinds of fun.  They seem to cater to more of a gas fumes / rockabilly crowd thank punk, but it's still a great venue for bands.


I'm thinking you mean Dunellen, it is a few towns from here - I'll have to check it out some night.
 
2014-02-21 01:03:48 PM  
Everything in the article is cooler than Jon Stuart
 
2014-02-21 01:04:16 PM  

dweigert: Prairie: DrBenway: A guy in New Jeresy: Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.

Another great Jersey club, Maxwell's (in Hoboken), it just closed didn't it? That's the one I was more familiar with. Always wanted to go there but never made it.


Our last tour landed us in a place called Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse in NuDellen (sp?).  It was all kinds of fun.  They seem to cater to more of a gas fumes / rockabilly crowd thank punk, but it's still a great venue for bands.

I'm thinking you mean Dunellen, it is a few towns from here - I'll have to check it out some night.


Yup, that's the town.  I was going from memory and the tour was from last spring.  It's a very cool place though.
http://www.roxyanddukes.com/
 
2014-02-21 01:51:46 PM  

RoxnSox: Free Radical:
Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then.
In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).

Not sure I agree.  Unless you don't consider the Sister's of Mercy a relevant Goth band.  First and Last and Always came out in 1985, Floodland in 1987.


I'm pretty sure you're responding to a troll, because only a troll or a complete idiot would say goth was dead in 1984.  Goth isn't even dead in 2014, there's still new music, there are still clubs.  I'm just too old to go out much any more.
 
2014-02-21 07:44:55 PM  

DrBenway: A guy in New Jeresy: Went there to see the Ramones back in 1986, was the first time I actually saw a live band play. Still in high school at the time, man that totally opened my virgin suburban eyes to a whole lot of new things.

Sadly there really isn't anyplace like this left in NJ, now have to hull my butt out to Brooklyn or Manhattan to catch anything good.

Another great Jersey club, Maxwell's (in Hoboken), it just closed didn't it? That's the one I was more familiar with. Always wanted to go there but never made it.


Yep, Maxwell's closed last July. (although I believe it's now just a bar, no longer a venue until they sell the place).  36 years, not a bad run.
 
2014-02-21 10:50:08 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Free Radical: Well punk was dead in 1984 so the joke's on you funnyman!

/got nuthin'

Well it's true, Lords of the New Church was a Goth band that Stiv Bators started with a couple of his punk buddies, so some of it wasn't punk that they were dancing to in Trenton. The Lords of the New Church sounded alot different than the punk bands they came from.


We called them "Death Rockers", the term goth came way after my time, though the affectations and dress was essentially the same.

I remember how I found out that Stiv Bator was dead.  I was watching one of those MTV weird quiz shows and the question was "This Lords of the New Church lead singer was killed by being hit by a car."  My face fell as I said to my friends around me "Stiv Bator's dead?"  Which just brought about all kinds of nostalgia, kind of like this thread is giving me.

/was Oi, rocking a 5" mohawk
//Punk's not dead!
///yeah, it kinda is now... at least for me
 
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