Wear A Chad
So maybe you werent invited to the Inaugural Ball, but the sellers of some election themed jewelry spotted recently online by QConfidential will surely make you look like you belong there.
Online retailers Enjewel recently unveiled their collection of sterling silver jewelry based on the butterfly ballot that made Florida the center of the political universe during this year's presidential election.
Enjewels latest collection includes a hanging chad necklace ($125), pregnant chad cufflinks and dimpled chad earrings ($100).
As a bonus, Florida residents ordering from the website at enjewel.com will get a 15 percent discount if they are able to fill out the order form correctly.Elegant Elliot Pushes Trib On Stern
The Queens Tribune got a little national television exposure a couple of weeks ago and at the same time publicly earned the endorsement of Queens native "Elegant" Elliot Offen.
The Forest Hills resident, who has spent the better part of 10 years religiously running in womens lingerie, recently appeared on E! Entertainment Channels Howard Stern Show, where he received a decent ribbing at the hands of the King Of All Media.
After refusing to compete in a shirtless pose down against head writer Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling and absorbing several quips on his age he says hes 48, they say hes 48 in dog years one of Sterns lackeys came rushing into the studio.
Producing a print out of an article from a daily in Miami, where Offen used to reside, he charged that the self-proclaimed expert on physical fitness and nutrition in fact suffers from a serious germ phobia.
Offen denied the account, claiming that one of the shock jocks stooges fabricated the whole thing.
"This is not a newspaper," said Offen, as he looked at the Lexis-Nexis printout. Holding up a copy of an early September Tribune article written on him, the stocking-clad health enthusiast exclaimed, "This is a newspaper!" Looks like now weve hit the big time.
Despite the on-air row, Offen told QConfidential that he still has an amiable relationship with Sterns people and hopes to be on the show again before 2001.Simon's "The One"
Chalk up another victory for Queens-bred Paul Simon, who was recently announced as one of the inductees into the 2001 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
This marks the second time the Queens College alum will be honored by the hall. He and Kew Gardens Hills bud Art Garfunkel were inducted for their work as Simon and Garfunkel in 1990, but this time around the diminutive hometown hero is being honored for his solo projects.
Simon, who is currently finishing up the tour for his critically-acclaimed new album "Youre the One," is now one of only seven elite musicians to be put in the hall multiple times.
Sam Cooke, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Michael Jackson also a 2001 inductee are all in twice, while Eric Clapton apparently the cream of the group is in for three times.
Among the inductees joining Simon and Jackson are rock groups Aerosmith and Queenwhich should make for an interesting jam session come March 19 when ceremonies are held at Manhattans Waldorf-Astoria. Do Simon and the King of Pop know the words to Bohemian Rhapsody?
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