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December  12

An Award You Can't Refuse

Acting Gov. Richard Codey is making good use of his last days in office, including possibly setting himself up for, at the very least, a walk-on roll in The Sopranos. From the Daily Record:

Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey picked "The Sopranos" creator David Chase to receive the first-ever Governor's Award for Filmmaking. Codey presented the award to Chase during a reception Friday night for 150 guests at Drumthwacket, the governor's mansion.

"David's creative writing and rich character illustration have produced a show unlike anything else on television," Codey said. "It is an honor to present this award to a New Jersey native who never forgot his roots."

Born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Chase was raised in New Jersey, the only child in an Italian-American family. As a boy, he lived in Boonton, Clifton and Caldwell, and grew up watching gangster movies and inventing stories.

Kudos to Chase. Meanwhile, if you could cast Cody in a guest role, what character would he play?

December 12, 2005 in Bada Bing | Permalink


He could play the Invisible Honest Politician. Tony keeps trying to bribe this guy, but he can't get to see him.

(FLASHBACK to the Dr. Melfi's office)

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Dec 12, 2005 3:41:05 PM

Undertaker. Duh.
But if it's a ``roll'' he's getting, maybe they're just going to let him eat off the craft services truck?

Posted by: Reporter in Stitches | Dec 12, 2005 6:04:28 PM

kill tookie

Posted by: heaven | Dec 12, 2005 6:18:08 PM

very cute -- i don't think Codey looks like a "walk on roll" I think he looks like a "walk on bagel"

Posted by: badd_patti | Dec 12, 2005 6:26:25 PM

Looks like no more nookie for tookie...

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 12, 2005 7:23:58 PM

I dunno. Lots of folks who were on The Sopranos came to unauspicious ends. Don't want to read about Codey one day in the NY Post that he shot a cop, assaulted his wife or robbed someone at gunpoint.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 12, 2005 7:27:24 PM

where can we get together for a drink to bitch about the liberals in baristaville...republicans rock!

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 12, 2005 7:30:03 PM

I think all the Barista-ites should meet, as per Daniella's suggestion in another thread. Thursday nights work best for me.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 12, 2005 8:51:13 PM

Yeah, Thursday night Dec 22 at the Cloverleaf for winter libations...they have an excellent jazz pianist and bassist. The bassist (stand up bass) tours all around the world with jazz and blues bands.

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 12, 2005 9:57:05 PM

Is there a night when we can go and *not* drink with Republicans. Just kidding, you guys are the hardest-drinking party, hands down. Hard core. A few g+t's and you're picking up a uke and crooning those old racist songs tom leher did so well. boola.

Posted by: lehigh | Dec 12, 2005 10:50:33 PM

Uh, Lehigh, ever hear of Ted Kennedy, a.k.a, The Swimmer?

Anyhoo, the 22nd sounds good and that's one of my fave places...any other interested parties, Dems, Republicans or otherwise?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 12, 2005 10:56:14 PM

I could walk there on the 22nd and meet you for a cocktail. I'll be done with exams and happily ready to celebrate the holidays!

Posted by: Dana | Dec 12, 2005 11:42:31 PM

I'll be there wearing a white shirt and one of my favorite Christmas ties...Dems, Reps, Commies, et al are welcome.

Pabst all around.

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 12, 2005 11:59:35 PM

I have no idea what I'll be wearing on the 22nd but I should arrive around 7-ish.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 13, 2005 9:09:59 AM

Who told you guys that I'm gonna be out of town on the 22nd?

Have a wonderful time, I'll look forward to reading about it.

Posted by: crank | Dec 13, 2005 9:18:55 AM

Could I maybe show up, if I maybe don't have anything else on? I'd maybe even wear either my KGB t-shirt or my Breed MC one. Gee, I even think it might be fun (which I didn't think the Barista's anniversary bash was at all, more like a self-congratulatory sort of ritual in the dark, even to the enforced heartiness, meaning I was told by at least two twits to "Smile, it's a party!").

Posted by: cathar | Dec 13, 2005 10:00:39 AM

Cathar, I hope you will. As I will try to be there 7ish, as well if all goes well. I will be the "well-scrubbed, hustling rube, with a little taste".

Posted by: cstarling | Dec 13, 2005 10:21:42 AM

I never know who I'm going to be on any given day. I may show up as a selfish heathen, a medieval pub wench, or a preppy. But never a social climber...:-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Dec 13, 2005 10:41:04 AM

Miss M,
"a medieval pub wench..." yeah, that's the ticket.

Posted by: The Iceman | Dec 13, 2005 7:08:59 PM

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